M.Sc Zoology

  • The Department of Zoology was established in 1976. Subsequently, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes were started in 1979, 1984 and 2001 respectively.
  • The faculty members of the Department have been the Chairpersons and members of the Board of Studies in Periyar University and Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem.
  • The Faculty members have also acted as members of the Inspection Committee for various Colleges.
  • The faculty members have published around 65 papers in various Journals, Book chapters and Magazines and 10 books.
  • Few faculty members are members of the Editorial board of various Journals.
  • The Department has produced around 100 M.Phil scholars and 3 Ph.D scholars.
  • To enhance the research activity, our Department has organised a National Level Conference.
  • Many of our students have participated in Seminars and Conferences and received awards for best paper presentations.
  • Our students have brought credit to the Department and College by producing 39 University Ranks.


Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • Understood the nature and basic concepts of cell biology, genetics, taxonomy, physiology, ecology and applied Zoology.
  • Subjects such as invasive or endangered species, embryonic development in mammals and ageing in social insects, lead to advances in medicine to prevent disease amongst both animals and human beings.
  • Developed knowledge on living organisms at several levels of Zoological and Biological organization from the molecular, through cells to whole organisms and ecosystems of evolutionary perspectives.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • Students gain knowledge and skill in the fundamentals of animal sciences, understand the complex interactions among various living organisms.
  • Analyze complex interactions among the various animals of different phyla, their distribution and their relationship with the environment.
  • Apply the knowledge of internal structure of cell and its functions in control of various metabolic functions of organisms.
  • Understands the complex evolutionary processes and behaviour of animals.
  • Correlates the physiological processes of animals and relationship of organ systems.