Department of Zoology

The Department of Zoology established in 1957 offers undergraduate, post-graduate and research programmes in Zoology. Wild Life Biology gets prime focus among other optionals for the post-graduate programme and it is the only centre in Kerala where the above specialization is offered. The Department is a recognized research centre under the University of Calicut.

Dr Abdul Hameed S V

HOD

Ph:9645681816

Shabana T P

Assistant Professor

Ph:9446800648

Dr A P Rashiba

Assistant Professor

Ph:9895285242

Dr Abdul Gafoor P

Assistant Professor

Ph:9447635613

Dr T R Sobha

Assistant Professor

Ph:9048871751

Dr Rahana Moideen Koya V K

Assistant Professor

Ph:9447459387

Dr H Habeebrehman

Assistant Professor

Ph:9495400181

Shabna V C

Assistant Professor

Ph:9745429427

1 .BSc Zoology

The object based curriculum for under graduate program for BSc zoology equip students with basic and applied knowledge on different spectrum of zoology with the advanced educational practices, the syllabus aim fundamental and modern arena of zoology with specialties and interest. The facilities available in the department provide an effective learning process among students.

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3 .PhD

1 .LABORATORIES

The Department has three fully equipped laboratories. Degree lab for Core & Complementary students and Separate Labs for PG First Year and second Year students. The labs have sophisticated instruments to cater the services to the UG, PG and Research students of the Department.

List of the Equipments

·        Maximum Minimum Thermometer

·        Portable Slide Projector

·        Centrifuge Tube

·        Oswald's Viscometer

·        Automatic Slide Projector

·        Haemoglobinometer

·        Specimen Magnifier

·        Photoelectric Calorie meter

·        Camera Lucida

·        E470 Canon Inkjet Printer

·        Camera Nikon P900

 

2 .RESEARCH LAB

The department has Research Lab exclusively for research students with advanced such as Phase contrast microscope, Labomed Trinocular Stereomicroscope with Camera Labomed Stereo Zoom microscope CZM4, Labomed Trinocular Stereomicroscope with Camera, Stereo zoom microscope with camera, Ultra centrifuge with high speed/visible Spectrophotometer, Autoclave, Soil extraction unit, Glass homogenizer, Centrifuge etc.

3 .SMART ROOM

The smart room can accommodate 70 students.  The Interactive Bord, Smart TV and other facilities in the room can provide a better and effective environment of teaching learning process. 

4 .MUSEUM

The museum has many rare and precious specimens collected from various places and presented neatly. The specimens are classified systematically and arranged in a taxonomic order. The museum serves as an aid in teaching the students of Zoology at degree and post graduate level. The Department also maintains separate museum for PG wildlife students. Museum displaying hundreds of specimens spanning the entire animal kingdom, Skeleton of Whales, Elephant reptiles, amphibians and Fishes. Embryos, stuffed animals, Various types of nests, Pug marks of different carnivores, Antlers, Horns, Skull of different vertebrates and stuffed King Cobra attract a lot of students every year to create awareness and interest in academic communities within the college and nearby institutions.

1 .FUNDED PROJECTS-DEPARTMENT

SI.

No

Title

Co- ordinator

Funded by

Status

1

“Study of the Biodiversity and Ecology of Kadalundy Estuarine Wetlands near Calicut, Kerala.”

Dr. Abdul Hameed S.V.

UGC

Completed

(2010)

2

10        "Bio geographic Survey of Tributaries of Chaliyar River in Calicut District and Socio-economic problems"

Dr. Abdul Hameed S.V.

UGC

Completed

(2014)

3

Documentary preparation on Wildlife sanctuaries Northern in Kerala.

Dr. Abdul Hameed S.V.

RUSA

Last Phase

2 .FUNDED PROJECTS-FACULTIES

Name

Title

Funded

by

Status

Shabana.T.P. P

Role of Protease in the Larval development of Spodoptera maurita (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)

 

UGC

Completed

(2012)

Dr. Abdul Hameed. S. V

"Study of the Ecology and Diversity of Butterflies and Moths (Class - Insecta; Order - Lepidoptera) in the Farook College Campus and Adjacent areas, Kozhikode, Kerala

UGC

Completed

(2010)

Dr. Sobha. T. R

Studies on Mites of Oricultural Importance

UGC

Completed

(2013)

Dr. Habeebrehman

Hydrobiological and microbenthic characteristics of Mavoor wetlands

UGC

Completed

Dr. Habeebrahman

Entomological surveillance for Aedes mosquito in the flood affected areas of Ramanattukara Municipality

RUSA

Completed

Mrs. Rahanamoideen Koya

Impact of Developmental activities of Biodiversity of Azhinijilam wetland, Kozhikode, Kerala

RUSA

Completed

1 .MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC BODIES -UNIVERSITY LEVEL

Name of the Teacher

Academic Body

Position held

T P Shabana

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

 

Member

 

Member

Dr Abdul Hameed Seere Valappil

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

FIP Selection Committee, Calicut University

Member

 

Member

 

Member

Dr Rashiba A P

PG Board of Studies, University of Calicut

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

Chairperson- Board of PG Examination, University of Calicut (April2019 & April2021)

Member

 

Member

 

Member

Dr Abdul Gafoor P

PG Board of Studies, University of Calicut

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

Member

 

Member

 

Member

Dr Sobha T R

PG Board of Studies, University of Calicut

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

Member

 

Member

 

 

Member

Mrs. Rahanamoideen Koya

UG Board of Studies, University of Calicut

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

Member

 

Member

 

Member

Dr H Habeebrehman

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut.

Board of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Calicut 

Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Kannur University

Member

 

Member

 

Member

 

 

Member

Mrs. Shabna.V.C

UG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut

PG Practical Examination Board, University of Calicut.

 

Member

 

Member

2 .MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC BODIES -COLLEGE LEVEL

Name of the Teacher

Academic Body

Position held

T P Shabana

Chairman- UG & Board of Studies, Life science, Farook College.

Research Council

Farook College Council

Farook College Academic Council

PTA Executive Cmmittee

 

 

Member

Member

Member

Member

Dr Abdul Hameed Seere Valappil

Director, Directorate of Academics, Farook College

UG & Board of Studies, Life science, Farook College

Farook College Governing Council

Farook College Academic Council

College Council

Secretary- Parent Teachers Association, Farook College

Convener-Examination Sub Committee

Planning Board Farook College.

Member, Farook College Journal Editorial Committee.

Co-ordinator- Department of Zoology

Research council, Farook College

Honorary Faculty, P.M. Institute of Civil Services Examinations, Farook College

 

 

Member

 

Member

Member

Member

 

 

 

Member

Member

 

 

 

Member

Member

Dr Rashiba A P

UG & Board of Studies, Life science, Farook College

Member

Dr Abdul Gafoor P

UG & Board of Studies, Life science, Farook College

Farook College Council

Member

 

Member

Dr Sobha T R

UG & Board of Studies, Life science, Farook College

Research Accreditation Committee

Co-ordinator- Research, Consultancy and extension activities (NAAC Steering Committee)

Member

 

Member

 

Dr H Habeebrehman

UG & Board of Studies, Life science, Farook College.

Director,Publication Division Farook College.

Planning Board Farook College.

FIST Committee Farook College

Mentor- WWS Programme, Farook College

Research Co-ordinator - Department of Zoology

Joint Coordinator - IQAC Farook College

 

 

Member

 

 

 

Member

Member

 

 

1 .STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS


1 .CONFERENCES/ WEBINAR

Sl.  No

Title & Venue

Funding agency

National/ International/Regional

Date/Year

1

Two- day seminar on “Molecular biology- an underpinning to Life Sciences”

UGC

International

 

 

8-9 January 2018

2

An interactive session with Dr. Madhav Gadgil

 

National

17th september-14

3

“Western ghats Conservation: Lessons from recent floods in Kerala”

UGC

National

12th and 13th December 2018

4

Workshop on “Biotechnology Excellence Programme”

RUSA

National

5th and 6th January 2020

5

two-day quality enhancement programme –.

RUSA

Regional

15th & 16th January 2020

6

Malaria in Kerala: Potential for future outbreaks”

Department

National Webinar

5th   June 2020

7

Advances in Diagnostics of viruses- from ELISA to next generation sequencing”

Department

National Webinar

4th    July 2020.

8

Abiding End to End Passion for Wildlife”

Department

National Webinar

8th & 9th October 2020

9

Career Guidance

Department

National

07/08/21

10

World Elephant Day- An evening with Elephants

Department

Regional

12/08/21


2 .EXTERNAL FACULTIES VISITED THE DEPARTMENT

 

·        Prof.(Dr) Gillberto Jose de Moraes, professor and technical director of University of Sau Paulo, Brazil.

·        Prof. (Dr.) Jonathan David Sweeny, research Scientist, Natural resources Canada on Forest, wildlife and protection.

·        Dr Ethiran kathiravan (Associate Professor and Senior Research associate, Department of Medicine & Paediatrics, University of Chicago, USA)

·        Dr.Madhav Gadgil

·        Dr Santhosh J Eapen, Scientist, IISR-ICAR

·        Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath –Head of Marine optics division, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.

·        Dr Nagendra Prabhu - University of Kerala

·        Muhammed Hatha, Professor, CUSAT.

·        Dr. P.S Easa, Scientist, WTI, New Delhi

·        Prof. Ellias, Dept of Biotechnology University of Calicut

·        Dr. Asma, (Community Medicine, Calicut Medical College)

·        Dr Anees K, Scientist, ICAR-IISR

·        Dr. Jaffer Palot Scientist, ZSI, Calicut

·        Dr. Rajmohana Scientist, ZSI, Calicut

·        Dr.Bzoo Bandi. University of Tehran

·        Dr.Sobheendran. Retd.  Prof in Economics, Guruvayurappan College

·        Mr.David Raju Naturalist, Kanha National Park

·        Dr,Maqbool Associate Prof. Dept of Zoology ,MES, College, Ponnani

·        C.R. Neelakandan, Naturalist

·        Pof. OommenV Oommen , Kerala Biodiversity Board

·        Dr.H.S.Yahia, Pro f& HOD of Dept of Wild life conservation ,Alligarh  University

·        Dr.Faizi, Adviser to Kerala water authority

·        Dr.Sandhyarani Asst Prof. NIT

·        Dr.Gopinathan. Reader, Dept of Biotechnology, University of Calicut.

·        Dr.Jomy Augustine, Associate Prof &HOD   of dept of Botany,

  St. Thomas College, Pala

·        Mr.Elliyas. Member of bio- farming project.

·        Dr. Rosamme Stephan, Retd. Professor, Dept of Marine Biology, Cochin University

·        Mr. C.K Vishnu Das, Ornithologist

·        Dr. Archana Varadwaraj, Research Scholar in cancer studies - Cambridge University

·        Sri. D.K.Verma, IFS, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Region North),

·        Dr.Sathya Narayana MGDC, Bharathiar University. Thiruchirappally

·        Sri. N.T.Sajan Deputy Conservator of Forests Social Forestry Extension Division,

·        Dr.P S Harikumar (Senior scientist-CWRDM).

·        Dr. Anoop Kumar, Consultant and Chief, Critical care Medicine, BMH, Calicut.