Department Of Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology - Shift 1

History

Zoology is the division of Biological Science that deals with the study of animal kingdom. It encompasses a fascinating and important body of knowledge that enables us to understand animals, their environment and ourselves. In Guru Nanak College, the department is one of the earliest departments. It was upgraded as a research institute in August 1990. The M.Sc. Course in Zoology was started during 2015-16.

Mission

  • To impart to the students the contemporary advancements in Zoology
  • To impart a global perspective and such skills among students that benefit humanity

Vision

To inculcate the highest values of life, science education, respect for nature and concern for ethical values among students through good and scientific educational practices.

Objective

The course endeavors to:

  1. Provide holistic approach to the study of animals
  2. Appreciate diversity of animals by analysing anatomy in relation to habitat and behavior.
  3. Expose students to Recent Advances in Cell and Molecular Biology, DNA Technology
  4. Create interest in study of Nanotechnology, Immunology and Computer Application
  5. Equip students for employment opportunities in 
  • Industry
  • Research and Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Bioethics
  • Patenting
  • Environmental Protection
  • Conservation
  • Technical and Medical Profession.

Program Outcomes

The course in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology has a strong focus on the study of animals typically from Southern part of India and its unique importance in the global environment. The Indian peninsular region having the largest coast land and the Western Ghats being one of the hot spots of diversity provide opportunity to learn about the diversity of animals in relation to ecosystem.  The course will explore the potential effects of environmental change on evolution, disease and physiology of animals and how they adapt to different environments. As a graduate, career opportunities range in areas including wildlife biology, Government quarantine, museums and zoological research, environmental monitoring and management. The general outcome of the program is to :

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of biology at the level of molecules, cells, systems, organisms and ecosystems
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in evolutionary biology, ecology, neurobiology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, developmental biology and physiology
  3. Demonstrate scientific quantitative skills, such as the ability to evaluate experimental design, read graphs, and understand and use information from scientific papers
  4. Demonstrate skill in communication of scientific data in standard format

Programme Specific Outcomes

Students with a B.Sc. degree in Zoology may be employed as Research assistants, Environmental Managers, Quarantine Officers, Pest Management Officers, Collection Managers of Aquaria and Zoological Gardens, Primary and Secondary Teachers (with suitable teaching qualifications), Museum Curators (with suitable Postgraduate Degrees), Research Scientists (with suitable Postgraduate Degrees), University Academics (with suitable Postgraduate degrees). Students with the Zoology Degree Plus suitable Postgraduate qualifications may then be employed as Research Scientists, University Academics, Museum Curators.
 

Staff Achievement

S.No.

Name of the Awardee

Award/Recognition

Name of the awarding agency with contact details

Year of Award

  1.  

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

Dr. Dutta Munshi Gold medal for the contributions in Crustacean Biology

Zoological Society of India, Bodh Gaya

2017

 

  1.  

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

Best Senior Scientist in Zoology

PEARL- A foundation for educational excellence, Madurai

2016

  1.  

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

K. K. Tyagi gold Medal for contributions in Zoology in particular to the cause of environment at the National Conference on Environmental Protection and sustainability  held on 31st December2016 & 1st January  2017.

Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, Haridwar

2016

  1.  

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

Loyola award for social concern

Loyola College

2016

  1.  

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

Fellow, Indian Association for Science and Nature, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Association for Science and Nature, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

 

2013

  1.  

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

Dr.G.K.Kulkarni Gold medal for the contribution in the field of Crustacean Biology

Zoological Society of India

 

2012

  1.  

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

SECNARM Environmental Award

SECNARM, Loyola College

2014

  1.  

Dr. J.Jayanthi

Inceptionary Prof. Ms. Shashikala Belsare gold medal for contribution in crustacean biochemistry held on 31st December 2016 & 1st January 2017.

Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, Haridwar

2016

  1.  

Dr. J.Jayanthi

Smt. Amrita Devi Bishnoi Medal for Environmental Studies

Zoological Society of India

 

2012

  1.  

Dr. J.Jayanthi

Young Scientist Fellow

Title of work undertaken:  Toxicity of nanosized Tio2 on crustaceans Institution where fellowship was undertaken:     Department of Material Sciences,         Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology  

 

2007

  1.  

Dr. S.S.Jayaraj

Young Scientist Fellow

DST- New Delhi 

2012

Student Achievement

  • No.  of Candidates who cleared SET exams – 3
  • No. of Candidate receiving Fellowship -  1 (Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, UGC) 2017

UNIVERSITY RANK HOLDERS

S.No.

Name of the student

Rank

Year

  1.  

Vinolya. K

3

2005-06

  1.  

Premalatha. M

5

2005-06

  1.  

Geethapriya. M

6

2006-07

  1.  

Saranya Nagendran

4

2007-08

  1.  

Avinash. S

1

2008-09

  1.  

Shalini.R

2

2008-09

  1.  

Vigneswaran.A

3

2008-09

  1.  

Veena.P

4

2008-09

  1.  

Kalaiyarasi.R

5

2008-09

  1.  

Sairam. S

6

2008-09

  1.  

Arulmozhi. S

7

2008-09

  1.  

Archana. R

8

2008-09

  1.  

Soniya. V

9

2008-09

  1.  

Anandbabu

10

2008-09

  1.  

Manjupriya. L

1

2009-10

  1.  

M.Mohanapriya

2

2009-10

  1.  

G.Praveen Kumar

3

2009-10

  1.  

K.Balachander

4

2009-10

  1.  

V.Balapoorani

5

2009-10

  1.  

K.Anitha

6

2009-10

  1.  

P.Gayathri

7

2009-10

  1.  

R.Tamizlarasi

8

2009-10

  1.  

K.Mani

9

2009-10

  1.  

S.Sharmila

10

2009-10

  1.  

Rathish

1

2010-11

  1.  

Dhanapriya

2

2010-11

  1.  

Ramya. G

3

2010-11

  1.  

Baskaran. R

5

2010-11

  1.  

Esther

6

2010-11

  1.  

Rajeshwari

8

2010-11

  1.  

Seetha. R

1

2011-12

  1.  

Rajalakshmi. J

2

2011-12

  1.  

Geetha. S

3

2011-12

  1.  

Divya.M

4

2011-12

  1.  

Preethi.S

5

2011-12

  1.  

Dhanalakshmi.S

6

2011-12

  1.  

Kalaivani.S

7

2011-12

  1.  

Angel. K

8

2011-12

  1.  

Amulu. A

7

2012-13

  1.  

Subhashini. D

10

2012-13

  1.  

Lavanya. M

3

2013-14

  1.  

Shanmuga Priya. G

4

2013-14

  1.  

Lakshmi. B

5

2013-14

  1.  

Yashfeen Siddique

1

2014-15

  1.  

Sowmiya

4

2014-15

  1.  

Preethi

5

2014-15

Department Association Activities

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

S.No.

Name of the Student

Class

Event Name

Name of the college

Month and year

Prize

EXTRA -CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT OTHER COLLEGES

  1.  

Madeeswaran R

Manish Kumar Jha

Pooja M

II B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

Myriad(Can u see me)

Loyola College,Chennai

Nov 2017

1

  1.  

Madeeswaran R

II B.Sc.

War of Words ((Debate)

Loyola College, Chennai

Nov 2017

1

  1.  

Manish Kumar Jha

II B.Sc.

Die another day (Shipwreck)

Loyola College, Chennai

Nov 2017

1

  1.  

Mohan Kumar G

Dheeraj Babu

II B.Sc.

I B.Sc.

All Eyes  (Observation Room)

Loyola College, Chennai

Nov 2017

2

  1.  

Akshay S

Madeeswaran R

II B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

Brain Rumble (Quiz)

Loyola College, Chennai

Nov 2017

3

  1.  

Ayushi Shukla

II B.Sc.

Seena Thana 001 (Crime Scene)

Loyola College, Chennai

Nov 2017

2

  1.  

Ganeshmani E

Vigneshwaran J

II B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

Handsome (Hand Painting)

Loyola College, Chennai

Nov 2017

3

  1.  

Akshay. S

Arun Anand

Madeeswaarn. R

II B.Sc.

Quiz

Vivekananda College for Men, Chennai

Sep 2017

2

  1.  

Madeeswaran. R

 

II B.Sc.

Specimen identification

Vivekananda College for Men, Chennai

Sep 2017

2

  1.  

Dhayanand Prabhu.B

Vikneshwaran.D

Vigneshwaran.J

Anbu

Sivaram

III B.Sc.

III B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

Adzap

Mar Gregorios Arts & Science College, Chennai

 

Sep 2017

2

  1.  

Manish Kumar Jha

Arun Anand

II B.Sc.

Debate (English)

Vivekananda College for Men, Chennai

Sep 2017

3

  1.  

Arun Anand

II B.Sc.

Creative Writing

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

1

  1.  

Neelanajana Gayen

III B.Sc.

Doodling

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

3

  1.  

Abhisubeesh.V

Arun Anand

Madeeswaran.R

III B.Sc.

II B.Sc.

Quiz

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

3

  1.  

Nirmala

Merlin Freeda. A

III B.Sc.

Face painting

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

2

  1.  

Lawrence. W

III B.Sc.

60s to fame

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

1

  1.  

Vikneswaran. D

III B.Sc.

60s to fame

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

3

  1.  

Karthick. S

II B.Sc.

Origami

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

2

  1.  

Yeshwanth

I B.Sc.

Origami

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

3

  1.  

Dhayanand Prabhu. B

Vigneshwaran. D

Ramkumar. R

Revanth.S

Praveen Kumar. V

Purushothaman S.G

III B.Sc.

Adzap

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Sep 2017

1

  1.  

Madeeswaran. R

Arun Anand

I B.Sc.

English Debate

Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

3

  1.  

Manish Kumar Jha

I B.Sc.

Shipwreck

 Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

2

  1.  

Vikneshwaran. D

Dhayanad Prabhu. B

Revanth. S

Praveen Kumar. V

Abhisubeesh. V

Ramkumar. R

II B.Sc.

Adzap

Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

1

  1.  

Vishali. K

Divyalakshmi. P

II B.Sc.

Paper presentation

Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

3

  1.  

Neelanjan Gayen

II B.Sc.

Poster making

Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

2

  1.  

Vikneshwaran. D

II B.Sc.

Poster making

Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

3

  1.  

Akshay. S

I B.Sc.

Creative writing

Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

1

  1.  

Madeeswaran. R

Arun Anand

I B.Sc.

Crime Scene

Loyola College, Chennai

Feb 2017

1

  1.  

Dhayanand Prabhu. B

Vigneshwaran. D

Ramkumar. R

Revanth.S

Praveen Kumar. V

Purushothaman S.G.

II B.Sc.

Adzap

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Feb 2017

2

  1.  

Parthasarathy. S

Surya. R

Lawrence. W

Venkatesan

Janakiraman.I

Manish Kumar Jha

II B.Sc.

 

 

 

 

I B.Sc.

Channel surfing

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Feb 2017

3

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

Ayushi Shukla

II B.Sc.

I B.Sc.

Poster making

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Feb 2017

1

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

Ayushi Shukla

II B.Sc.

I B.Sc.

T-Shirt designing

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Feb 2017

2

  1.  

Vishali. K

II B.Sc.

Paper presentation

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Feb 2017

1

  1.  

Umaiyial. D

Shaheen. S

II B.Sc.

Cooking without fire

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Feb 2017

2

  1.  

Manish Kumar Jha

I B.Sc.

Shipwreck

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Feb 2017

2

  1.  

Aishwarya.R

Kirthika.S

Krithika. R.S.

Divya. R

II B.Sc.

I B.Sc.

Adzap

SIET College, Chennai

Feb 2017

1

  1.  

Vishali. K

Priyanka.S

Kalaivani.T

Neelanjana Gayen

Ayushi Shukla

II B.Sc.

Channel surfing

SIET College, Chennai

Feb 2017

2

  1.  

Abhisubeesh. V

Gopinath. K

II B.Sc.

Quiz

Ethiraj College, Chennai

Aug 2016

2

  1.  

Revanth. S

RamKumar. R

Purushothaman SG

Dhayanandh Prabhu. B

Vikneshwaran. D

Praveen Kumar.V

II B.Sc.

Adzap

Ethiraj College, Chennai

Aug  2016

1

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

II B.Sc.

Poster Making

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Aug 2016

2

  1.  

Afsana parveen

I B.Sc.

Skit

Anna Adharsh College for Women, Chennai

Aug 2016

1

  1.  

Ramkumar. R

Dhayanand Prabhu.B

Vikneshwaran. D

II B.Sc.

Dumbcharads

Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

Sep 2016

3

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

II B.Sc.

T-Shirt painting

Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

Sep 2016

2

  1.  

Dhayanandh Prabhu . B

II B.Sc.

Channel surfing

Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

Sep 2016

1s

  1.  

Dhayanandh Prabhu . B

II B.Sc.

Adzap

Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

Sep 2016

1

  1.  

Parthasarathy

Ajithkumar. R

Lawrence. W

Janakiraman. I

II B.Sc.

Channel surfing

D.G. Vaishnav College, Chennai

Sept 2016

3

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

II B.Sc.

Micro cartooning

D. G. Vaishnav  College, Chennai

Sep 2016

2

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

II B.Sc.

T-shirt Painting

D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai

Sep 2016

2

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

II B.Sc.

Drawing

Dr. MGR Janaki Colleg of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai

Sep 2016

1

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

II B.Sc.

Collage

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Sep 2016

3

  1.  

Madeeswaran. R

Arun Anand

Akshay. S

Manish Kumar Jha

I B.Sc.

Adzap

Stella Maris College for Women, Chennai

Oct 2016

2

  1.  

Ayushi Shukla

Pooja.M

I B.Sc.

Cooking without fire

Stella Maris College for Women, Chennai

Oct 2016

3

  1.  

Vikneshwaran.D

II B.Sc.

Myriad

Stella Maris College for Women, Chennai

Oct 2016

3

  1.  

Manish Kumar Jha

I B.Sc.

Channel surfing

Stella Maris College for Women, Chennai

Oct 2016

2

  1.  

Manish Kumar Jha

I B.Sc.

Adzap

Stella Maris College for Women, Chennai

Oct 2016

2

  1.  

Ayushi Shukla

I B.Sc.

Daawat e-Ishq

Stella Maris College for Women, Chennai

Oct 2016

2

  1.  

Divya.L

II B.Sc.

Essay writing(Tamil)

Kamaraj Foundation

July 2015

1

  1.  

Vikneshwaran. D

II B.Sc.

T-Shirt Designing

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Oct 2015

2

  1.  

Neelanjana Gayen

Manish Kumar Jha

II B.Sc.

I B.Sc.

Poster Presentation

Stella Maris College for Women, Chennai

 

1

  1.  

Lavanya. M

II B.Sc.

Creative Writing

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Feb 2013

3

  1.  

Rabitha Parveen. A

III B.Sc.

Short Film

Dwaraka DossGoverdhan, Doss Vaishnav College, Chennai

Oct 2013

2

  1.  

Shanmuga PRiya. G

III B.Sc.

Short Film

Dwaraka DossGoverdhan, Doss Vaishnav College, Chennai

Oct 2013

2

  1.  

Lavanya. M

Suganya. R

ShanmugaPriya. G

Rabitha Parveen. A

Lakshmi.R

III B.Sc.

Group Dance

Chevalier T.Thomas Elizabeth college for Women, Chennai

Sept 2013

3

  1.  

Suganya. R

Lavanya. M

Lakshmi. R

III B.Sc.

Group Singing

Chevalier T.Thomas Elizabeth college for Women, Chennai

Sept 2013

3

  1.  

Lavanya. M

II B.Sc.

Creative Writing

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Feb 2013

3

 

 

EXTRA -CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT GURU NANAK COLLEGE

 

  1.  

Vigneshwaran.J

II B.Sc.

Story Writing (Tamil)

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

 Dec 2017

1

  1.  

Ganeshmani E

II B.Sc.

Story Writing (Tamil)

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Dec  2017

2

  1.  

Vigneshwaran.J

II B.Sc.

Essay Writing

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Oct 2017

3

  1.  

Akshay. S

Arun Anand

Madeeswaarn. R

II B.Sc.

Quiz

Vivekananda College for Men, Chennai

Sep 2017

2

  1.  

Vigneshwaran.J

II B.Sc.

Poster Making

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Oct 2017

1

  1.  

Rajiv Gandhi. M

II B.Sc.

Biocolour

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2016

3

  1.  

Rajiv Gandhi. M

II B.Sc.

Poster making

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2016

2

  1.  

Vikneshwaran. D

I B.Sc.

Biozap

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2016

2

  1.  

Dhayanand Prabhu. B

I B.Sc.

Biozap

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2016

2

  1.  

Divya. L

II B.Sc.

Wild Hunt

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2016

1

  1.  

Divya. L

II B.Sc.

Bioconnections

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2016

1

  1.  

Divya. L

II B.Sc.

Biocolour

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2016

1

  1.  

Kavitha

II B.Sc.

Art from Waste

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

  1.  

Kavitha. A

II B.Sc.

Hand Painting

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

  1.  

Rabitha parveen. A

Suganya. R

Shanmuga Priya. G

II B.Sc.

Group Dance

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Mar 2013

1

  1.  

Suganya. R

II B.Sc.

Art from Waste

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

  1.  

Suganya. R

II B.Sc.

Short Film

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

1

  1.  

Suganya. R

II B.Sc.

Debate

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

  1.  

Lavanya. M

Lakshmi.R

Kavitha

II B.Sc.

Group Singing

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Mar 2013

1

  1.  

Rabitha Parveen. A

II B.Sc.

Debate

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

  1.  

Devi Priya

Shanmuga Priya. G

II B.Sc.

Adzap

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

  1.  

Shanmugapriya. G

II B.Sc.

Short film

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

1

  1.  

Shanmuga Priya. G

II B.Sc.

Debate

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

  1.  

Shanmuga Priya. G

II B.Sc.

Art from Waste

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Feb 2013

2

 

Department Association Activities:

2016

  • The Zoology Association activity for the year 2016 was inaugurated by         Dr. Nagaraja Rao, Professor, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad on 12th February 2016 at 10.30 am. His inaugural address was focused on the modern techniques in Zoology and he motivated the students to develop innovative ideas on learning and application. The inaugural address was followed by intradepartmental competitions.
  • The Valedictory function of the Zoology Association was held on 13th February 2016, Dr. S. Suresh Chand, Scientist, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkatta, an alumnus of the College, a doctorate from the G.S. Gill Research Institute, Guru Nanak College gave the valedictory address on the activities and objectives of the Zoological Survey of India and on the glimpses of G.S. Gill Research Institute. Dr. P. Suresh, Associate Professor and Head, Thiagaraja College, Madurai and Dr. Albert Santhosh Kumar, manager, Avigna Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore, alumni of G.S. Gill Research Institute offered their felicitations.
  • The Department of advanced Zoology and biotechnology in association with Community Food & Nutrition extension unit, Food & Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Chennai- 90 has conducted a Workshop on Fruit & Vegetable Preservation from 8th- 12th August, 2016. About 50 students were given hands on training in preserving fruits and vegetables. During this workshop preparation of different juices, smash, jam, ketch up and different pickles were for the students. The objective of the workshop is to encourage small scale industry development so that poor and young entrepreneurs can generate money on their own by doing small business.
  • The Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology along with The Ministry of Women & Child Development, Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India conducted an inter-collegiate drawing competition on the theme of “Swachh Bharath” on 3rd March, 2017.

2017

  • The Association activity of the Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology was inaugurated on 18th August, 2017. Mr. Arvind Kannan a freelance educationist inaugurated the association and spoke on taking up “VEGANISM” as a lifestyle which is a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of food from animals. He spoke on how veganism promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment and replacing animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs and honey by other healthy and organic food alternatives.

NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM- 2017

  • “Life Style Associated Nutritional Deficiences Among Youth” - Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology in association with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India conducted a one day National Symposium on “Life style associated nutritional deficiences among youth” on 1st September, 2017.            Mr. Balbir Singh, Deputy Technical Advisor, Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India was the chief guest of the occasion. A panel of experts from nutrition department delivered talks on the importance of taking a balanced diet and gave an overview on the deficiencies due to improper diet. A Cookery competition was conducted to create  awarness among the youth on the  importance of incorporating nutritive substance in daily diet and also on life style related nutrition deficiences. Winners were handed out prizes for the same.

PLEXUS- 2017 (Zoology Association)

  • Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology conducted a two day Inter collegiate event - PLEXUS’17 on 6th and 7th of september. Around 8 city colleges and about 300 college students took part in various events organized by the department. About 22 events such as paper presentation,dissection, crime scene investigation, channel surfing etc was organised under different themes. The overall championship was bagged by Madras Christian College.

Field /Institution visit

  • Every year we organize a study tour for the I Year students to Rameswaram to learn about the biodiversity, also visited museum at CMFRI, as part of their curriculum to observe the specimens in the Museum and learn about Systematics. and III year students for Hills stations like Ooty to learn about the ecological adaptation of animals in their environment.
  •  Visit to the Ostrich and Piggery farm at Potheri.

Prominent Alumni

  1. Dr .K. Dhileepan                                 - Research Scientist Univ.of  Queensland, Australia
  2. Dr. S. Sunilkumar                                - Post Doc Fellow,Dept of Infectious Disease, Los Angeles
  3. Dr. P. D.Partho                                     - CEO,Syntach LTD, Philippines
  4. Dr. G. Prasana                                      - Herpatalogist, Canada
  5. Dr. Rajiv Mallick                                 - Head Risk Management, Amundi, Alt,Inv, USA
  6. Dr. T. Samikkannu                              - Asst .Prof College of Medicine,Florida, USA
  7. Dr. V. Vishwanath                               - Scientist, Dept.of Microbiology &Mol. Gen. New Jersey Medical   School, New Jersey
  8. Dr. Shahajan Johnny                          -Canada Forestry Service,NRC,Canada        
  9. Dr. T. Ravikumar                                - Inst.of Regenerative Cures, Univ.of California, California
  10. Dr. R .Alexander Jesudasan              - Principal ,Madras Christian College,Tambaram
  11. Dr. Arul Samraj                                    - Head,Dept.of Zoology, Madras Christian College,Tambaram
  12. Dr. A. Muralidharan                            - Associate Prof,Dept.of Zoology, MCC, Tambaram
  13. Dr. D. SureshChand                            – Scientist G,ZSI,Kolkata
  14. Dr. Albert Santhosh Kumar               - EID Parry,Tamilnadu
  15. Dr. K. G. Murugavel            -  VHS YRG CARE Infectious Disease Lab. VHS Hospital Campus TIDEL Park Road, Chennai
  16. Dr.P.Suresh                                           - Associate Professor, Theargarajar College, Madurai

 

Research Projects Received

S.No

Title

Agency

Funded Amount

Year

PI

  1.  

Assessment  of the damage potential of acridids in  terms  of crop  utilization  by adults and nymphs at  different  stages  of growth  and development

UGC

Rs. 3.08 lakhs

1990-1993

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Nutrition modulated changes in the growth and reproduction of some acridids

CSIR

Rs. 3.85 lakhs

1990-1993.

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Studies on insect plant inter-relations in natural scrub jungle forest ecosystems around Madras

DoEN

Rs. 6.45 lakhs

1993-1996

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Cyto-physiological studies on the impact of natural hosts on the enzyme activity of some lygaeids

DST

Rs. 5.80 lakhs

1993-1996

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Host induced influence on the enzyme activity and haemolymph profile of some acridids

CSIR

Rs. 3.34 lakhs

1996-1998

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Gregarine as biocontrol agents- a technological approach

DBT

Rs. 19.0 lakhs

1997-1999

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Dynamics of the Orthopteran community of Tamil Nadu: a study in biodiversity

MoEF

Rs. 11.92 lakhs

2000-2003.

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Insect weed crop interactions in managed agroecosystems of cotton, groundnut, tomato and brinjal crops

ICAR

Rs. 14.54 lakhs

2002-2005

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

  1.  

Effects of Methyl Farnesoate on the gonadal development of a freshwater crab, Paratelphusa hydrodromous

UGC

Rs. 1 Lakh

2005-2006

Dr. J. Jayanthi

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

  1.  

Bioaccumulation of Heavy metals in certain crustaceans of Pulicat Lake in Tamil Nadu

UGC

Rs. 1.35 Lakhs

2011

Dr.J.Jayanthi

  1.  

Students Minor Research Project:Influence of Fenfluramine on the gonadal development and on the biochemical mobilization in a female  Chennai  fresh water crab,Paratelphusahydrodromous (Herbst).

Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology

Rs. 20,000

1999-2000

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

  1.  

Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls(Aroclor 1254) on the reproduction of a female crab, S.tranquebarica and the ameliorative effects of vitamins C and E.

UGC

Rs.1.5 Lakhs

2009-2011

Dr. M.G. Ragunathan

  1.  

Studies on isolation, purification and immunological characterization of            β-1, 3 glucan binding protein in the serum of the marine mud crab Scylla Serrata

 

DST

Rs. 10, 29,717

2012-15

Dr.S.S.Jayaraj

  1.  

Isolation, purification and antimicrobial activity of β-1,3 glucan binding protein in the serum of the marine hermit crab Diogenes affins

DST

Rs.5.50 lakhs

2016-17

Dr.S.S.Jayaraj

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