Zoology Department - Sri GVG Visalakshi College for Women

Departments

DEPARTMENT OF Zoology

Introduction

The Department of Zoology was established in the year 1958. It offers B.Sc Zoology with Chemistry and Botany as ancillary subjects. Being conferred the autonomy in the year 1995, the Department had designed its own curriculum to meet the local needs and social requirements of the surroundings. The special interest of the department is to impart education to rural women and to inculcate value based professionals in Bioscience. Of the five faculty members, three are doctoral degree holders. The department has a well maintained library and museum with more than 600 specimens. The well equipped laboratory has facilities such as Laminar flow chamber, Spectrophotometer, Hot air oven, BOD Incubator, Autoclave, Trinocular Research Microscopes, Electronic balance, pH meter, PCR, Homogeniser, Water quality analysis kit, Electrophoresis Unit, Microbial colony counter etc. The Department arrange guest lectures, workshops and National level seminars to promote scientific attitude among the students and young teachers which will motivate them to take up research. Students are encouraged to take up individual projects to meet their academic requirements. The department has well qualified and experienced faculty who constantly motivates, inspires and guides the students for their personal growth and to become technically competent.

Vision

To enlighten the students with highest values of life science education with the spirit of moral, ethics, life and character building for good human being and mould them as as zoological expertise and responsible citizens.

Mission

To impart knowledge in the basic and modern concepts of Zoology.
To provide excellence in undergraduate educations with innovations in curriculum and teaching learning techniques.
To create learner centric environment by providing multidisciplinary opportunities.
To provide quality education which equips students with knowledge, insight and expertise required to contribute to society as educators, scientists, administrators and entrepreneurs.
To involve the student in community-based and outreach activities.

Courses Offered

B.Sc Zoology
A certificate course in Organic Farming is offered to the students from all disciplines in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore.

Highlights of the Department

DST- FIST sponsored department (2016-2017).
DBT- STAR College scheme supported department (2017-2020)
Well equipped laboratory with sophisticated instruments and equipments.
Well-maintained museum with diverse collection of specimens.
Department offers Elective Courses to develop job skill in the field of medicine and agriculture.
i) Clinical Laboratory Techniques
ii) Sericulture
Department offers Skill Enhancement Course Apiculture, Ornamental Fishes, Poultry Farming for UG students to promote self employment opportunities.
Sericulture as Non Major Elective Course (NMEC) for interested students from all the disciplines to promote employment skills.
Special emphasis on field trips and study tours.
Celebrates National Science Day towards the Nation building activity.
Students undergo Hands on Training in Clinical Laboratories.
A certificate course in Organic Farming is offered to the students from all disciplines in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore.
Institutional training on Apiculture under Skill Enhancement Course at TNAU, Coimbatore.