Department of Zoology is one of the oldest departments in the Faculty of Science. It was established in 1975 with the vision to improve the science education in the region. We are focused to develop the zoological science through variety of activities including teaching and learning and out reach activities. Our department carries out more out reach programmes and disseminate the knowledge to the society. We attract good number of students and our special degree students get 100% job opportunities after their graduation.
The department has four spacious labs designated for the use of undergraduates and postgraduate students. The elementary lab is designed to cater the need for basic undergraduate courses. The animal physiology lab in the NSB II building cater the experiments in animal physiology. The molecular biology lab and microscopy lab with modern facilities are latest addition to the department facility. The department also have an indoor and outdoor insectray and an animal house for rearing animals. Currently the department has 11 teaching staff members with Dr.Mrs.R.Gnaneswaran as the head of the department.