Department of Zoology

Brief History

Department of Zoology, of the Institute of Science, Nagpur, is a renowned teaching and research centre with well equipped laboratories. It is one of the oldest departments of this Institute with 85 years of existence. The Department offers, both, under-graduate and post-graduate courses. For post-graduation, this department has 20 seats. Students can opt for Mammalian Reproductive Physiology, Fresh Water Zoology or Cell Biology as a specialization. Many students from the Department have topped in the University and brought laurels to the Institute.

Number of students and faculty members are actively engaged in research. More than 100 students have received Ph.D and many of them are engaged as Educators,Administrators in various parts of the country and abroad. Major thrust areas in research include Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, Embryology, Limnology, Plankton Ecology, Fishery Biology, Chronobiology, Neurobiology and Toxicology.

The contribution of renowned Zoologists, like Dr M A Moghe, Dr. Bhalerao, Dr. Karam Singh, Dr. S.M.H.Khatib, Dr. K. V. R. Murthy, Dr. H. V. Kashyab, Dr.A.Gopalkrishnan, Dr. V.B.Marathe, Dr. P.V.Rangnekar, Dr.K.B.Karim, Dr. V.M.Sapkal, Dr.Mrs.S.A.Bhide, Dr.M.M.Gadigone, Dr.N.V.Huilgol, Dr.M.R.Thosaretc, from this Institute has been recognized at National and International level. Government of Maharashtra has honoured Dr.Gopalkrishnan with a Best Teacher award. Dr. Miss K.B.Karim has received D.Sc. degree from Nagpur University. The Department has organized many symposia and Conferences. So also, the Department has been organizing Expert Lectures on various topics for the benefit of the students.

Having started with only two faculty members, the Department, today, has 9 faculty members on its staff of which seven are recognized Guides .They are carrying out major and minor research projects.

For post-graduation, this department has 20 seats. Students can opt for Mammalian Reproductive Physiology, Fresh Water Zoology or Cell Biology as a specialization. Many students from the Department have topped in the University and brought laurels to the Institute. Four recognized research laboratories which carry out research in areas like Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, Embryology, Limnology, Plankton Ecology, Fishery Biology, Chronobiology, Neurobiology and Toxicology.

Department started with only two faculty members, today has 9 faculty members on its staff of which seven are recognized Guides, 04 faculty members have cleared NET/SET.Three nonteaching staff assist in various activities carried out by department.

Aims of department

Departmental work is focused on Teaching through upgraded AV aids, increase the research output, upgradation of PG & research Laboratories and Upgradation, modernization of museum of department, organization of conferences& set up of computer lab for students.

Special achievement

  • Ph.D Degree awardees in last five years 15 (2010 to 2015) & 05 students submitted the thesis till date.
  • Department has organized 01 National and 01 State level conference. So also, the Department has been organizing Expert Lectures on various topics for the benefit of the students.

Any others

  • The contribution of renowned Zoologists, like Dr M A Moghe, Dr. Bhalerao, Dr. Karam Singh, Dr. S.M.H.Khatib, Dr.K.V.R.Murthy, Dr.H.V.Kashyab, Dr.A.Gopalkrishnan, Dr. V.B.Marathe, Dr. P.V.Rangnekar, Dr.K.B.Karim, Dr. V.M.Sapkal, Dr.Mrs.S.A.Bhide, Dr.M.M.Gadigone, Dr.N.V.Huilgol, Dr.M.R.Thosar,Dr. S. A. Suryavanshi, Dr. S.S. Patwardhan,etc, from this Institute has been recognized at National and International level.
  • Government of Maharashtra hashonouredDr.Gopalkrishnan with a Best Teacher award. Dr. Miss K.B.Karim has received D.Sc. degree from Nagpur University.