The Department of Biology had its origin in 1935 and the department of Zoology was bifurcated from the parent department and started functioning with B.Sc. Degree course under Madras University in 1960. The P.G course was started in 1973. From its inception, the results were brilliant; majority of students securing First class with many high university ranks and merit scholarships. In 1982, the Department was upgraded to research level and affiliation was granted for M.Phil. and Ph.D. The department has undertaken many research activities under UGC, DST-FIST and DBT Star College Scheme and is funded by DST-FIST. The department mainly aims to empower its students who belong to the rural background through education, research and skill and personality development. The salient credentials of the department are  

  • The Department has come under the DBT-FIST funded category since 2008 and the DBT-STAR college scheme since 2010.

  • Since 2014, 2 major projects and 2 minor projects funded by UGC and 1 NPDF funded by DST-SERB were completed

  • More than 20 Doctorates have been awarded from the department since 2006

  • Around 140 Publications in well reputed National and International Journals by faculty and the present cumulative Citation-Index is more than 700.

  • Paper presentations in conferences and publications by UG and PG students in well reputed National and International Journals.

  • Revision of Syllabus to the current advancements and to keep at par with NET and SET Syllabi and other Universities.

  • The students have secured about 12 university I & II ranks since 2012 at UG and PG levels.

  • ICT mode of teaching, e- lessons, and Webinar lectures, National Conferences, Workshops and International Conferences are regular activities.

  • Participation of students in many State and National level intercollegiate competitions - won overall trophies.

  • Individual and group projects for all UG final year and individual projects for all PG final year students, presentation of their research work and publications in reputed journals, internship and industrial visit for all UG and PG Students

  • Hands on Practical Skills, Virtual lab and Advanced Laboratory equipments and techniques.

  • The notable alumni of the department hold high positions in India and abroad, in countries like USA, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, Malaysia and Australia.

  • The department has a well equipped Animal Cell Culture facility and Animal House for the conduct of cell culture, animal studies research

  • A good number of students have passed NET, SLET and other competitive examinations.


To build a strong foundation for the holistic development of students. To create an enhanced learning environment to develop young professionals and entrepreneurs in Zoology with a profound knowledge and skill in all aspects of Life Sciences for the benefit of humanity


To inculcate the highest values of life, provide a strong foundation in the basics of Zoology and promote critical thinking and analytical skills to comprehend multidisciplinary interactions in Life sciences.

To instill a scientific temper among students for research and higher studies and empower them for multidimensional career options.