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Department of Zoology Bharathiar University
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Department of Zoology


The Department of Zoology was started in 1973 as one of the departments of Madras University Post Graduate center at Coimbatore under the headship of (Late) Prof. G. Sundararajulu. When Bharathiar University was formed in 1982, the Department of Zoology became a part of it. Ever since its inception it has been promoting teaching, research and extension activities in the field of Zoology in this part of the state. This Department has a good history with the mentorship of eminent professors such as Dr. David Livingstone, Dr. R. Manavalan Ramanujam, Dr. G. Vanithakumari, and Dr. K. Sasikala. Currently, this Department has for Professor, three Assistant Professors, in addition to two technical officers and three administrative staff. The Department has the following specialization Entomology, Toxicology, Aquatic Biotechnology, Crustacean Biology, Conservation Biology, Disease Proteomics and Marine Ecology. The Department offers M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. programs in Zoology. 

Salient Features

The Department of Zoology was supported by DST-FIST first time during 2010 with a total project cost of Rs. 36 lakh for five years (2010-2015). The funds were efficiently utilized by the Department for improving the adequate infrastructure facilities which include major and minor equipment, library, networking facility, etc. As an outcome of this project, more than 50 research papers have been published by the faculty members in the broad field of vector biology, aquatic toxicology, aquaculture, animal diversity, etc., in highly reputed journals. Further, the Zoology Department again funded by the DST-FIST program during 2019 for five years (2019-2024) with a total cost of Rs. 54 lakh for upgrading the infrastructure facilities. The major objectives of this program including the prevalence of diseases and parasites in cultivable aquatic and terrestrial organisms using GIS, nutritional evaluation for cultivable aquatic and terrestrial organisms to improve immunity, assessment of molecular and immunological responses of various diseases and parasitic infestation, assessment of xenobiotics by using in-vivo and in-vitro models and DNA barcoding of selected cultivable aquatic and terrestrial organisms. This Department has well infrastructure facility in terms of equipment like Rear Time PCR, Gel Documentation system and UV-Visible spectrophotometer, and updated library books and networking facilities.

Thrust Areas
  • Toxicology
  • Crustacean Biology
  • Live Feed Culture and Aquatic Biotechnology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Disease Proteomics
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Bionano Theraupteics

Department of Zoology Mile Stones

Roll of Honour

Prof. G. Sundararajuly, Period of Service:
Dr. David Livingstone
Dr. R. Manavala Ramanujam
Dr. G. Vanithakumari
Dr. K. Sasikala
Dr. K. Murugan