Department of Zoology

About Department of Zoology

Department of Zoology at St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda was established in 1964 as part of the Pre-Degree programme. The Under Graduate programme, B.Sc. Zoology started in 1967 and evolved into a Post Graduate Department in 2014. As an offshoot of the department, Communicable Disease Research Lab (CDRL) started functioning from 2013 with projects funded by UGC, KSCSTE, DBT, DST etc. and has contributed many national and international publications to date. Presently, the Department is offering a B.Voc. programme in Applied Microbiology & Forensic Science. Both the UG and PG Programmes in Zoology are offered with Human Genetics as the Elective paper. For UG students, we are offering the Open Course in Reproductive Health & Sex Education. In the past, more than twenty undergraduate students and a couple of postgraduate students have been recipients of University Ranks and we encourage the students to aspire for higher realms of knowledge. To kindle enthusiasm for the students in their journey through this subject area of life, Field Trips, Motivational Visits to Institutions and participation in Nature Camps are promoted. 



            GOALS

                    The Department aims to provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental principles in Zoology that will provide a foundation for their later advanced course work in more specific biological subjects.

        

  • To make the students understand the need of Zoology in the making and shaping of our planet.
  • Students will become familiar with animal classification schemes and associated taxonomic group diagnostic characteristics as well as in developing an understanding of and ability to apply basic zoological principles.
  • The laboratory and lecture sections of the course are highly integrated and directed towards teaching students the principles of animal evolution, classification, form and function.
  • To train students in a wide range of science-based skills that provide the learning base for future careers in disciplines such as health sciences, agriculture, environmental management, the emerging biotechnologies, publishing, teaching, research and management.
  • To empower our students with practical skills to comprehend the physiology and other functions of each and every vital system.
  • To achieve excellence in teaching, research and extension education in the field of Zoology.

    Courses

    B.Sc.                      38 per batch

    M.Sc.                     12 per batch

    B.Voc                     30 per batch

    Teaching – Learning

    Invited talks – by Scientists/Academicians/Experts from different subject areas of Zoology.

    Learning through PPT presentations, Poster presentations, Hand written magazines, Video classes, Quiz, Field trips, Nature camp etc.

    PG dissertation work carried out from leading research institutes like Amala Cancer Research Centre, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research centre etc.

    ICT enabled teaching methods.

    Visits research institutions as a part of curriculum.

    Teach one each one method (Student Centric) adopted to improve weak students ability.

    Workshops/Seminars are conducted to promote students research aptitude.

    Students participation in various competitions conducted in the college and other institutions.

    Facilities

    Zoology Museum

    Departmental Book Bank

    UG and PG Laboratories

    Genetics Lab

    B.Voc Lab

    ICT Facilities

    Student support

    Bridge Course

    Remedial Teaching

    Tutorial and Mentoring Sessions

    House Visit

    Endowments for Academic Excellence

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