Right from the inception in the year 1976, the Department of Zoology is recognized for its outstanding contributions in various disciplines like Cell Physiology, Parasitology, Environmental Biology, Cytogenetics, etc. Though the department was started only 35 years ago, it has strong base in teaching and research. Most of the members in the past and some of the members in the present faculty have received advanced Indian and overseas training in their respective research areas and established active research collaborations in Australia, USA, Singapore, Canada, Germany, China and also with industries and other research institutes in India. In due recognition of the research potential of the faculty, the Department is being constantly supported with grants by various funding agencies namely UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT etc. The students of this department have good placement record across the globe. The grants that have been sanctioned in the past have been utilized effectively for strengthening of infrastructure such as computer facility, Conference room, P.G. and research labs and also for improving teaching aids.