Name of the Department: Zoology
Year of Establishment: 1984
Programs Offered: B Sc (UG)
Pattern of Teaching Learning and Evaluation:
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About the Department
The Department of Zoology was established in 1984. The department runs the Programme in Zoology at undergraduate level. Apart from the academics, the faculty from the department constantly keeps motivating students for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The teachers from the department are very keen on developing the overall personality of the students and therefore keep them engaged in various activities run by the department. Remedial teaching classes are conducted for the weaker students to make the class homogeneous.
The department is enriched with rare collection of specimens in the museums, well equipped labs and library. The department has qualified, experienced and highly motivated teachers involving themselves in teaching and extension activities. The department strives to promote overall development of students by inculcating a spirit of inquest, discipline and adventure through various academic and co-curricular activities. Department has Computer Networking and Internet facility. Our pedagogy focuses on basic and applied fields of Zoology assisted with demos, models, videos, etc. The departmental laboratories include equipment’s such as Digital Weighing Balance, pH Meter, Compound Microscopes, Dissection Microscopes, Water Bath, Electrophoresis Units, Power Pack, Microtome, Centrifuge, and Incubator
Dr Sopan L. Erande( Head and Associate professor) has 33 year teaching experience and published seven research paper in leading National and international Journals. He also presented and participated in National and International conferences, symposia and workshops in India and abroad. He is research guide of SPPU, Pune.
Dr.Sangita A.Bhamare (Assistant Professor) has 16 years best teaching experience, published 4 research papers ,participated in National and International conferences ,seminars, workshops. In the lockdown period she has completed 4 FDPS and 1 Online Orientation course on MOOCS from Ramanujan College New Delhi. She is always ready in the active involvement of e-content development.
‘To inculcate the highest values of life, respect to nature and acquisition of knowledge of animal sciences among the student in this dynamic era’
Theme – Aspire, Hard work & achieve the goal.
- To achieve excellent teaching and research.
- To develop the student to appreciate nature.
- To promote leaders in the field of life science.
- To develop the attitude of the students to concentrate on applied science aspects.
- To make students with responsibilities towards society and achieve relevance of their studies for the betterment of mankind.
- To impart knowledge and skills in zoological science.
- To sensitize human society for animal welfare, conservation and protection of biodiversity.
- To produce leadership in science and technology.
- To prepare responsible trained manpower in animal sciences, teaching and research
- Conducting educational tour to the various places to gain the knowledge of habit and habitat of the wild life.
- Giving exposure to the students by visiting Indian institute of science, fisheries, sericulture, apiculture, poultry farms, Zoo, Research etc. from the related branches of knowledge.
- To create awareness of INSITU conservation of wild life.
- The dept. has five big windows & has a good ventilation.
- The attainder of the dept. maintain very good hygienic environment & also in lab by cleaning and washing the floor every week.
- The dept. has its own library with more than 175 books and 48 e-books pertaining to zoology
Course Outcomes of B.Sc. Zoology –Pattern 2019
|F Y B Sc||Course title||Outcome|
| Sem- I &II
|Animal Diversity I & II||· The student will be able to understand classify and identify the diversity of animals
· The student understands the importance of classification of animals and classifies them effectively using the six levels of classification
· The student knows his role in nature as a protector, preserver and promoter of life which he has achieved by learning, observing and understanding life
|· The learners will be able to Identify and critically evaluate their own beliefs, values and actions in relation to professional and societal standards of ethics and its impact on ecosystem and biosphere due to the dynamics in population
· To understand anticipate, analyse and evaluate natural resource issues and act on a lifestyle that conserves nature
· The Learner understands and appreciates the diversity of ecosystems and applies beyond the syllabi to understand the local lifestyle and problems of the community
· The learner will be able to link the intricacies of food chains, food webs and link it with human life for its betterment and for non-exploitation of the biotic and abiotic components
· The working in nature to save environment will help development of leadership skills to promote betterment of environment
|Cell biology||· The learner will understand the importance of cell as a structural and functional unit of life
· The learner understands and compares between the prokaryotic and eukaryotic system and extrapolates the life to the aspect of development
· The dynamism of bio membranes indicates the dynamism of life. Its working mechanism and precision are responsible for our performance in life
· The cellular mechanisms and its functioning depends on endo-membranes and structures. They are best studied with microscopy
|S Y B Sc||Course title||Outcome|
III & IV
|Animal Diversity III & IV||· The students will be able to understand, classify and identify the diversity of higher vertebrates
· The students will able to understand the complexity of higher vertebrates
· The students will be able to understand different life functions of higher vertebrates
· The students will be able to understand the linkage among different groups of higher vertebrates
· The student will become aware regarding his role and responsibility towards nature as a protector, to understand his role as a trustee and conservator of life which he has achieved by learning, observing and understanding life
|Paper -II||Applied Zoology
I & II
|· The learner understands the basics about beekeeping tools, equipment and managing beehives
· The learner understands the basic information about fishery, cultural and harvesting methods of fishes and fish preservation techniques
· The learner understands the biology, varieties of silkworms and the basic techniques of silk production
· The learner understands the types of agricultural pests, Major insect pests of agricultural importance and Pest control practices
Course Outcomes of B.Sc. Zoology –Pattern 2013
|Animal systematics and Diversity I and II||· Understanding of basics of Animal Classification.
· Understanding of parasitology
· Understanding of host and parasite relationship
|Fundamental of Cell Biology and Genetics||· Understanding of fundamentals of cell biology
· Understanding of types of cells
· Understanding of cell organelles
· Understanding of techniques used in cell biology study
· Understanding of Mendellian genetics.
· Understanding of fundamentals of genetics
|Animal systematics and Diversity III||· Understanding of phylum Arthropoda, Mollusca and Echinodermata with respect to habits and habitats
· Understanding of morphology and anatomy of starfish
· Understanding of larval forms of above mentioned phyla
· Economic importance of Arthropods and molluscs
|Applied zoology I||· Understanding of application of fishery science
· Understanding of science of pest control
· Understanding of different pests and their infestation
|Animal systematics and Diversity IV||· Understanding of Phylum Chordata and its classes
· Understanding of general characteristics of reptiles aves and mammals.
· Understanding of Scoliodon systems
· Understanding of adaptations according to their habitat
|Applied zoology II||· Understanding of apiculture and sericulture
Understanding of tools and techniques used in apiculture and sericulture
· Understanding of enemies of honey bees and silk moths