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Department of Zoology - About the Department

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Vision

To make students understand the diversity, Habitat and functioning of animals in order to conserve the environment and promoting the new biology and its cutting – edge - Technology.

Mission

Broadcasting knowledge in Animal Sciences through innovative teaching and learning and also to make awareness about problems affecting Animal and Human health and world challenging environmental issues.

Genesis

In 1973, the Department of Zoology was established as one of the premier Department in our college by our Distingushed President Dr. M. Aruchami. In the Academic year 1974-75, B.Sc., in Zoology and in the year 1981-82 M.Sc., Zoology was started as Government Aided course. M.Phil and Ph.D was established in the Academic year 1982-1983. In the year 2018-19, Diploma in Apiculture and in the year 2019-2020, Diploma in Ornamental Fish Production and Trade was started. In the academic year 2020-2021, Diploma in Wildlife Biology, Diploma in Immunotechnology, Certificate course in Vermitechnology were started.  Zoology is one of the promising and thrust area in Science and Technology.

Salient Features
  • The Department of Zoology is a basic Science Academic and Research Department in the Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore.  This Department is devoted to make students understand the diversity, habit and functioning of animals inorder to conserve the ecosystem and promoting the new biology and its cutting-edge-technology. At present, the Department has a dedicated team of highly experiences 13 faculty members with diversified research expertise. In addition to the regular academic programmes, our students are also offered Job oriented courses namely, Commercial fish culture, Nutrition and Dietetics, Ecotourism, Economic Zoology, Animal husbandry. The students are equipped with theoritical and practical knowledge through entrepreurship skill development courses such as Ornamental Fish Production and trade, sericulture, aquaculture, beekeeping, vermicomposting and to develop their own industrial units and to become an extrepreneurs. Skills gained through this programme will be highly helpful to deisgn the different health strategies for the social welfare. 
  • At the National level, the Government of India opulently supports the department through various schemes like DST-FIST, DBT STAR college, College of Potential of Excellence and College of Excellence with the total funding of Rs. 37,38,662. Apart from these, our faculty members have also obtained extramural funding from DST, DBT, UGC, TNSCST with the total amount of Rs.96,93,770. 
  • Five of our faculty members have international training by availing  of post-doctoral fellowships. Two of our faculty members have received UGC Research awardee and one faculty have received DST Women scientiest award. our faculty members have recieved various awards on recognition of their achivements in research. Two of our faculty member qualified CSIR-NET and SET.
  • Around 15 students have got qualified CSIR – JRF - NET,  SLET and SET Examinations. Our Department is also offering special coaching class for the CSIR-JRF-NET-Life Sciences. 
  • Many of our students had been to the various national and state University and colleges for their higher studies and also placed in the Academic Institution, Industry and few students became an entrepreneurs. 
Thrust Areas

The Faculty members of the Department carry out research in many frontier areas in Biological Sciences which is approved by the Bharathir University, Coimbatore.

  • Pollution Biology ,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Biodiversity
  • Fish Toxicology,
  • Vermitechnology,
  • Molecular Diversity,
  • Nanobiotechnology,
  • Nanoenergy,
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture,
  • Immunology of Tuberculosis,
  • Reproductive Biology,
  • Host Pathogen Interaction,
  • NanoBiology,
  • Ornithology,
  • Conservation Biology,
  • Climate Change,
  • Molecular systems Metabolic Engineering,
  • Exploring secondary metabolites,
  • Immunology,
  • Molecular Cancer Biology,
  • Eco-toxicology (Heavy metal pollution, Enzyme assay)
  • Entomology and Beekeeping (Honey bee),
  • Molecular Cloning and Expression of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis,
  • Analysis of Human chromosomes and Karyotyping
  • Nanotoxicology,
  • Aquatic Toxicology and Pharmacology,
  • WildlifeBiology,
  • Ichthyology and Molecular Taxonomy.
Milestones
  • The Department of Zoology, KASC was the prime Department in the college  established in the year 1973 to meet the demands and needs of higher education in the field of Zoology and to educate the rural people in and around Coimbatore, Tamil nadu.
  • Dr. M. Aruchami was the first head of the Department who served the Department up to 1994
  • A big achievement and the landmark in the Department was the Sericulture course blue print was prepared in the year 1978 and introduced to the B.Sc., Zoology
  • In the year 1991-92, Dr. M. Aruchami established collaboration with J.Kelly, Research Physiologist, Insect Neurobiology and Hormone Laboratory, Plant Science Institute, Beltsville, USA.
  • In the same year, collaborative discussion was made by Dr. M. Aruchami with Dr. M. Sugumaran, Prof and Head, Department of Biological sciences, Massachusetts University on the Importance of Current research on the possible as of insect pest management
  • Dr. M. Aruchami made research discussion with Dr. A. B. Borkovec, Research Leader, Beltsville Agricultural Research Centre, Maryland and USA.
  • The Zoology Department was established in 1973-74 and Sericulture course blue print was prepared in 1978 in order to widen this field.
  • In the year 1978-1979 the Sericulture was added in one among the subject for UG Zoology major and Allied Course for 1st year UG Botany students in both theory and practical.
  • At Amherst campus, Massachusetts University, Our President Dr.M. Aruchami  and Chinyin exchange their thoughts regarding International Scientists Exchange Programme between Kongunadu  Arts and Science College and  Massachusetts University,  USA. (1991-1992).
  • In the early years of its inception, the Department of Zoology offered Sericultre and Entomology as the branch in which students could specialize and Dr. M. Aruchami was the initiator and promoter of this specialization. 
  • Gradually, the Department modernized its curriculum with the addition of new subjects like Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Research methodology, Vermitechnology, Aquaculture, Pest management, Bioinstrumentation, Endocrinology, Animal parasitology, Human anatomy.
Best Practices
  • Protecting animals by practicing virtual lab for dissection
  • Innovative method of teaching like Group discussion on new biology, Quiz, Aptitude training after the class, crossword practices, Exhibition,  seminars on research topics relevant to the subject.
  • Awareness about the environmental protection.
  • Working towards the Green campus.
Out Standing / Notable Alumni
S.No NAME PRESENT STATUS
1 Dr. C.A. Vasuki Secretary and Director, Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore
2 Dr. Nithya. P Assistant Professor in ZoologyMicheal Job College, SulurCoimbatore
3 Dr. Dhanalakshmi. B Assistant Professor in ZoologyNirmala CollegeCoimbatore
4 Dr. Elizabath John Assistant Professor in ZoologyS.T. Gregorios CollegeKottarakkara, Kerala
5 Dr. Remya . K. M Assistant Professor in ZoologyNGM CollegePollachi
6 Dr. Varun Prasath. K Assistant Professor in ZoologyPSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
7 Dr.Salahudeen Assistant Professor in ZoologyJmal Mohamed College, Trichy
8 M. Amal Nishanth Research Scholar,  UK
9 S. Priyadarshini. Research Scholar, Scotland, UK
10 Dr. S Umavathi. Assistant Professor in ZoologyJ.K.K. CollegeKumarapalayam
11 Dr. P. K Ramasamy PDFLoyola CollegeChennai
12 Dr. M. Rabeeth Assistant Professor in ZoologyChikkanna Govt Arts College,Tirupur
13 Dr. P. Sundararaj Assistant Professor in ZoologyBharathiyar University,Coimbatore
14 Dr. M. Ramesh Professor and Head in charge of ZoologyBharathiar University,Coimbatore
15 Dr.C.Gunasakaran Associate Professor In Zoology,Bharathiar University,Coimbatore
16 Dr.UmaMaheswari HOD of Zoology,GVG College, Udumalaipet.
17 Dr.P. Ezhili HOD of Zoology,PSGR Krishnammal College for Women,Coimbatore
18 Dr.Chitra HOD of Zoology,Erode Arts College, Erode
19 Dr.Chitra Associate Professor in ZoologyCNC College, Erode
20 Dr.Durairaju Associate Professor in ZoologyNGM College, Pollachi
21 Dr.Litty Kuria Associate Professor in ZoologyLRG College for Woman, Tiruppur
22 Dr.K.Sujatha Assistant Professor in ZoologyGovt.Arts College, Coimbatore
24 Dr. S.Subhashini Assistant Professor, Hindustan College, Chennai
Roll of Honour
Faculty Name  Designation Period of Service
Dr. M. Lekeshmanaswamy Associate Professor, Head and Principal Period of Service:2000 -2024
Dr. S. Binukumari Assistant Professor and Head i/c., Period of Service:2007-2030
Dr. P. Kathireswari Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2013-2040
Dr. S. Raja Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2013-2041
Dr. S. Manivannan Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2018-2037
Dr. R. Venkitachalam Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2018-2038
Dr. P. Bharathi Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2018-2040
Dr. V. Meiyalagan Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2018-2042
Dr. S. Rajeshkumar Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2018-2043
Dr. K. Velmurugan Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2019-2035
Dr. C. Shobana Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2019-2041
Dr. M. Samynathan Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2019- 2046
Dr. K. Kannan Assistant Professor  Period of Service:2021-2044