Zoology

 

The Department was originally established as Department of Biology in 1905, with an initial grant of Rs.10,000. The Department of Zoology separated from Biology department in 1916, with a donation of Rs.20,000 from H.H. Maharaja of Indore Sawai Tukojirao  Holkar. The department has completed 107 years of establishment. First batch of B.Sc. Zoology degree passed out in 1945. It is recognized as research Center by University of Pune on June 15th 1979. The department houses Museum which is one of richest museum across the country. The department was also recognized for DST-FIST support in the year 2007. At present, it has spacious and well equipped laboratories with advance instrumentation for biological studies. The department has major and minor research projects funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, University Grants Commission, and University of Pune. As a recognized research center by University of Pune, the department has  research students working for their M.Phil and Ph.D Degrees.

Programmes/ Courses Offered

  • B.Sc. Zoology

      Information of the Students (for last three years): T.Y.B.Sc. Zoology Graduation (in numbers)

      Year No. of Students
      2010-2011 50
      2011-12 32
      2012-13 34
      2013-14 36
      2014-2015 41

OTHER ACTIVITIES

The Department has established an Association for students and christened it as “Zooassociation”. Under the Association activities, Eminent Scientists and Academicians are invited as Resource person where they interact with students on various research areas. Apart from this, every year an exhibition is organized where students do small projects, display them and interact with each other. This activity is been continued for past several years.

Event Calendar 2015-16

Month

Academic Activity

Co-Curricular  Activity

Extra -Curricular  Activity

June

Process of Admission for First and Second Year B.Sc.

 

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Commencement of Lectures and practicals of Second Year B.Sc.

 

July

 

 

 

 

 

Commencement of Lectures and practicals of First  Year B.Sc.

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Admissions for Third Year B.Sc.

Commencement of Lectures of Third Year B.Sc.

August

Commencement of practicals for Third Year B.Sc.

DBT Star Hands-on practicals for S. Y. B. Sc. and T. Y. B. Sc. students.

Inaugural Session of “Zoology Association” and a beginning of Guest Lecture Series.

 

 

Lectures and Practicals of First and Second Year B.Sc.

One day excursion for Third Year B.Sc. students.

September

Lectures and practicals of First , Second and Third Year B.Sc.

Excursion and Field Visits for First year B.Sc. Students.   

 

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DBT Star Hands-on practicals for S. Y. B. Sc. students.

 

October

Lectures and Practicals and Sem. Examination.

Field Visits for Second Year B.Sc. Students.                    

Teachers’ Training   Program for School teachers under DBT Star Scheme.

November

Lectures and Practicals of First, Second and Third Year B.Sc.

 

Institute Visits for Second         Year B.Sc. Students.

 

Guest Lecture of Zoology Association.

December

Lectures and practicals of First, Second and Third Year B.Sc.

 

 

 

 

Departmental Fest

January

DBT Star Hands-on practicals for F. Y. B. Sc. students.

Long Excursion for T. Y. B Sc.  students. 

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February

DBT Star Hands-on practicals for F. Y. B. Sc. students.

Institute visit   third year B.Sc. Practical Revision Display.

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March

Practical examinations.

 

 

 

April

Central Assessment Programme (CAP).

 

 

Please Note

UPCOMING EVENT

Zoon

 

Dr. Kishor D. Pendharkar

(M.Sc.Ph.D)

Associate Professor & Head

Teaching Faculty

Dr.Navnath E. Chandanshive

(M.Sc.Ph.D)

Associate Professor

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Mrs. Anukriti Nigam

(M.Sc.Ph.D)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Sanjay N. Kumbhar

(M.Sc., Ph.D)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Sameer S. Terdalkar

(M.Sc., Ph.D)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Pramod P. Phirke

(M.Sc.,B. Ed. Ph.D)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Mr. Ravindra V. Shinde

(M.Sc. NET)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Note: Biodata of any of the above mentioned faculty member can be downloaded by clicking on their name.

Dr. Sameer S. Terdalkar,Assistant Professor , M.Sc., Ph.D

    Recipient of Best Teacher award for the year 2015, conferred by Department of Education, Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune. (Received on 5th September, 2015)

Research Title: Research

Researchers :

Research PDF : View Research PDF

Details:

ResearchActivity : A) Completed Research Projects

Sr. No.

Principal Investigator

Title of Project

Major/

Minor

Funding Agency

1

Dr. Kishor. D. Pendharkar

Survey of Cestode parasites of goat from Pune District

Minor

UGC

2

Dr. Vishakha. S. Korad

Ecological study and faunastic survey of bats in Pune corporation limits.

Minor

UGC

3

Dr. Vishakha. S. Korad

Ecological study and faunastic survey of bats from Pune District.

Major

UGC

4

Dr. Vishakha. S. Korad

Phylogeny of Horseshoe and Leaf-nosed bats from Pune District inferred from morphometrics and mitochondrial DNA sequences.

Minor

BCUD

5

Dr. Vishakha. S. Korad

Assessment of bat diversity from Central Western Ghats of Maharashtra.

Major

UGC

6

Dr. Anukriti N. Nigam

Study of Limnological Parameters of Khadakwasala reservoir as conservation site for threatened fish Mahseer.

Minor

UGC

7

Dr. Samir. T. Terdalkar

Isolation and Identification of Microorganisms from mangrove Species of Rhizophora mucronata from Bhatye Estuary, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Minor

UGC

8

Dr. Pramod P. Phirke

Impact of chelating agents on certain metabolic activities of an experimental model, Parreysia

Minor

UGC

 

B) Ongoing Research Projects

Sr. No.

Principal Investigator

Title of Project

Major/

Minor

Funding Agency

1

Dr. Kishor. D. Pendharkar

Study of Co-administration of Pentoxifylline with the plant extract Tridax procumbens on the early development of Chick Embryo

Minor

UGC

2

Dr. Vishakha. S. Korad

Study on diversity and distribution of Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Western Ghats of Pune district.

Minor

UGC