Ethiraj

Department Of Advanced Zoology And Biotechnology

A unit of biological sciences, Zoology which once was offered at the intermediate and Pre university levels as a passport to the Medical profession, was later elevated to the status of an allied paper for students wanting to become teachers. When the department upgraded itself as a major department and subsequently as a post-graduate department, it faced an enormous pressure under the competition extended by the professional courses. In an effort to transform itself to fit into the changing scenario, one batch of the graduate programme was reclassified and renamed as Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology.

A fairly large department with the faculty specializing in a variety of fields ranging from Genetics, Arachnology, Entomology, Toxicology, Endocrinology, Aquaculture, and Parasitology, the research programmes offered by the department are towards M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees. As an energetic department, it has to its credit many minor and major projects granted by the UGC. Equipped with an excellent laboratory, latest technology and well planned field trips; the Department is on par with professional courses.

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