Zoology department was established in 1966 and emerged as one of the best learning centers in Pune University. At present Zoology department is a well flourished department which runs UG and P.G. courses along with COC, MLT and DMLT courses. The current research and teaching areas in the Department include General Zoology, Histology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Animal Physiology, Endocrinology, Genetics and Developmental Biology, Entomology, Parasitology, Fishery Science. The department has a well equipped instrument facility with best infrastructure and laboratories. The laboratories are well equipped with LCD projectors and consist of various instruments like Colorimeter, electrophoresis, pH meter, BOD incubator, -20 0C deep freezer, Cooling centrifuge etc. The departmental library is well maintained with more than 300 books.To further strengthen teaching and research in the Department, an extensive renovation and up-gradation of teaching and research laboratories has been undertaken in the last three years.
The overall strength of the students is increasing day by day. The departmental faculty is taking efforts to inculcate knowledge and research attitude amongst the students. The overall performance of the student has been giving 100 percent results for last 5 years at the T.Y level. Every year 2-4 students get selected in various universities for PG. courses. In 2013, one of the students stood second in T.Y.B.Sc. Zoology in the Pune university and is awarded silver medal by University of Pune.
The department consists of five faculty members including 03 Ph.D and 01 CSIR NET qualified along with P.G. and M.Phil., Ph.D. recognition of Pune University. Apart from teaching, the faculty is engaged in active interdisciplinary research and is leading the college in various research projects and COC courses, and brought about Rs. 27,04,000/- from various funding agencies like UGC and BCUD etc. There are near about 32 research papers published in the national and international journals. Faculty members are also on the editorial board and/or as adhoc reviewers for many prestigious national and international journals and are the members of various research associations or societies
The department was honored by Special Achievement award in the year 2011-12 for effective implementation of 5’S’and stood third in the competition of Student Research Scheme in the academic year 2012-13. One faculty member was honored as Best teacher award and two members have received Inspiration award from the management of the college. The department is honored by institutional membership of International society of Zoological Sciences, China. The department was hosted as a ‘Guest of honor’ on the website of ISZS for a month.
One can visit the department on departmental website www.zoo4u.co.cc