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            The department of Zoology was established in the year 1931. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi has recognized the Department for its excellence in teaching and research. The department of Zoology has been awarded with UGC-SAP (DRS-I). The alumni of the department occupying highest positions in India and Abroad. The Faculty are engaged in research projects that involve fish toxicology, vermibiotechnology, vector control, biomedical research, bioinformatics, solid waste management and neuroscience. The intensive research of the department is evidenced by publications, Scopus rating and generating funds from various funding agencies such as UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT, DST and MoES.

Highlights of the Programme
  • Skill development in theory and practical
  • Syllabi helps the students to get through UGC/CSIR-NET, SET and various com-petitive exams such as UPSC, TNPSC and TRB
  • Hands on training in prawn and fish farms

Social Contribution
  • Training classes taken to fish and prawn farmers
  • Training given to Women self-help group in vermicomposting & Sericul-ture
  • Free consultancy to farmers in major Panchayat to convert solid waste into vermicompost

Research Thrust Areas
  • Entomology
  • Toxicology
  • Vector Biology
  • Vermiculture
  • Sericulture
  • Fishery Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Endocrinology

Resource Mobilised & Research Output (last 5 years)
  • Funds Generated: 2.5 crores through Development Grants & Research Projects
  • Books Published:4
  • International Research Papers Published: 550
  • Patents: 2 National, 2 International
  • Ph.Ds Awarded: 197

Programmes Offered
  • M.Sc Zoology (Five Year Integrated )
  • M.Sc Bioinformatics (Five Year Integrated )
  • M.Sc Zoology (Two Year CBCS)
  • M.Sc Environmental Biotechnology (Two Year CBCS)
  • M.Phil Zoology
  • M.Phil Environmental Biotechnology
  • M.Phil Bioinformatics
  • Ph.D Zoology
  • Ph.D Environmental Biotechnology
  • Ph.D Bioinformatics

The Professor and Head
Department of Zoology
Annamalai University
Phone : 04144-238282—Ext. 329
e-mail : auzoology@gmail.com