The Department of Zoology is well equipped with two laboratories for performing Zoology and Aquaculture practical and research activities. Laboratory facilities include space for teacher demonstrations, student laboratory activities, student discussion, and safe storage space. The labs have charts and models which enhance and enrich the learning process.
The department has a well maintained museum with a collection of about 2000 diverse animals that belong to various phyla. A good number of fin fishes, shell fishes and sea weeds beautify the museum.
The department has to its credit a well equipped Instrumentation Lab. The available facilities include sophisticated laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometer , Centrifuge, Laminar Airflow chamber, Autoclave, Hot air Oven, Incubator, Binocular stereo microscopes , Trinocular research microscope with Micro photographic facility, dissection microscopes, Electronic balance, pH meter, Refrigerator etc..
ORNAMENTAL FISH HATCHERY
The department has an ornamental fish hatchery with 11 concrete tanks for rearing and breeding of fishes.
The department has a library with journals, textbooks and question banks.
The Department of Zoology always shows long standing commitment to provide real, hands-on, learning opportunities for its students.
Students visit Biodiversity hotspots, fishing harbours, National and state level research institutes, Wildlife sanctuaries, Fish feed manufacturing units, shrimp hatcheries, fish hatcheries, fish farms, wetlands, mangrove forests, aquarium complex, fish processing units etc..during their three year graduate studies.
On Job Training
As per the MG University syllabus, students have to undergo 14 days intensive training programme in national or state level fisheries institutes. Subject experts from various fields of fisheries and aquaculture conduct classes. Practical sessions and study visits are also arranged along with theory sessions.
The Zoology Association stands to encourage research, education and extension activities in Zoology. The association provides space for development of both students and faculty. It particularly tries to inspire students to reach the frontiers of Biological Sciences. The association conducts various activities, arrange seminars, publishes newsletters and promote cultural activities of students.
- To develop research aptitude and scientific advancement among students and faculty
- To develop an aptitude for understanding nature and its rich biodiversity
- To develop awareness on lifestyle and health
- To facilitate the holistic development of the individual
- To enable our students to play a vital role in the nation-building process and contribute to the progress of humanity
- To disseminate knowledge even beyond the academia
- To enable the students to get involved in extension activities
- To encourage the curricular and extracurricular activities of the students