Department of Zoology

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In Gossner College, Ranchi the Department of Zoology established in the year of 1975 . With the rapid advances in the field of animal science, it was felt necessary to extend it from Intermediate to Degree Level into full-fledged Department. The Department of Zoology started in the Gossner Theological College building . Professor Dr. Vinod Kant Mishra was appointed the first Head of the department. Since then the Department has developed at a fast rate to its present state with a view to meeting the growing demand of students belonging from socio economically poor background to enrich knowledge in the fields of classical as well as applied Zoology. Many changes have taken place over the last four decades. The academic staff members who served were Late Dr. Manju Khalkho, Late Dr. Manorama Phillip Lakra, Late Prof. Rilan Sandhya Topno, Dr. N. V. Appa Rao . At Present Three Faculty members Prof. Pulin Kerketta, Prof Amos Prasant Topno and Prof. Amit Kumar are Teaching under the headship of Prof. Praween Surin.The Department gratefully acknowledges the excellent contributions of its past academic staff members. Two non-academic members, including a Store keeper Mr. Lal Bahadur Barla and one Didi Mrs. Anju Khalkho have been deployed to provide important support to the Students and Teachers. The present enrolment of students in undergraduate and postgraduate classes is over 210.

The Zoology Department has 03 laboratories located in the second floor of western block in Science Building . The Department offers good teaching facilities. At present, its major facilities including Books, Museum Specimens, Bones and Skeletons, Slides, Model, Chart, Microscope, Lab equipment and projector are available for the students.

With due aims at keeping the students abreast of advances in zoological sciences, the department offers both undergraduate (B.Sc. Honours) and postgraduate (M.Sc.) programmes. The undergraduates are enrolled for a 4-year programme under NEP-2020 curriculam. The B. Sc. Honours course covers the traditional as well as modern aspects of Zoology. These include: non-chordata and chordate structures & functions: morphology & morphometrics; comparative anatomy & evolutionary trends; cytology, histology & cytogenetics; genetics, animal breeding & developmental biology; evolution; paleontology; ecology; ethology; zoogeography; wildlife; environmental and health biology; human physiology; molecular biology; genetic engineering & biotechnology; systematics & biodiversity; economic zoology; parasitology and nematology; animal for farming and industry and animal ethics; biometry, research methodology & information technology; and microbiology & immunology.

Candidates securing B.Sc. Honours Degree with 75% and above marks in Zoology can enroll themselves for a one-year M.Sc. programme.