The Department of Zoology is functioning since 1984. This Department offers undergraduate courses in Zoology Honours and Program (CBCS pattern). The Department is situated in a separate building, namely, PG Building (Pran-O-Paribesh Bhawan). The Department is presently poised nicely with a perfect blend of experienced and young faculty members. Presently the Department is functioning with seven full time and two part time faculty members, with one supporting non-teaching staff and one casual staff. The Department has a rich collection of text and reference books as a seminar library (with 511 books). The seminar library is truly beneficial for the students as they can regularly issue books for their study. The Department is equipped with modern aids of teaching which includes laptop computers and Power Point Projectors. The Department is having a well decorated specimen display room with more than 100 specimens for identification purpose. Apart from this the Department offers cyber facility toward both the faculty members as well as the students and moreover this Department offers a homely atmosphere to the students. The students of this Department regularly participate in seminars and workshops in other Colleges/ Universities under the active guidance of faculty members of the Department. They spontaneously participate in college exhibition and other extracurricular activities like sports NCC and NSS. Most of the Honours Graduates of this Department get admitted in leading Universities like JNU, BHU, University of Calcutta, University of Burdwan, Presidency University, Visva-Bharati University and so on.
The department offers following two undergraduate programmes in Zoology under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol
• B.Sc. Honours in Zoology
• B.Sc. Program in Zoology
The curriculum and syllabus of these programmes is under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) implemented by the affiliating university.
The department offers generic elective course in Zoology for the students of Science Honours programmes.
Teachers use both chalk and talk method and computer aided methods of teaching. Lectures are delivered with the aid of LCD projector and overhead projector in addition to chalk and talk method. Online platforms are used to deliver lectures.
• Class tests, Viva-Voce, Home assignments
• Field study as compulsory portion of the curriculum
• Seminar on “Nooks and perils of wild life conservation” dated 10.10.2018.
• Seminar on “Documentation of Wild life through photography” dated 15.02.2017.
• Seminar on “Vulture conservation” dated 25.01.2017.
• DST-Government of West Bengal sponsored national seminar (26-27 March 2019) on “Contemporary Era of Sciences: Biological and Chemical Interface” organized by Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Conservation Biology and Zoology.