Department of Zoology
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  Introduction:

Year of Establishment: 1964

About the Department:

      The Department of Zoology as a post-graduate department came into existence in the month of July 1964.  We run classes for M.Sc. and M.Phil. The intake capacity of the students per year is 40. Syllabus of M.Sc. course is strictly based on UGC guide lines.

 SPECIALIZATION: The department has adaped a set of courses leading to two streams as  per UGC Guided Syllabus for M.Sc. Zoology

  1. Organismic Zoology.

  2. Reductionist Zoology.

      Where instructions are offered in Biosystematic, Quantitative biology, Endocrinology, Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Environmental Biology.   These are the core courses Under the stream Organismic Zoology we teach Biology of Parasites, Insect Physiology, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Wild Life Conservation Biology, Structure and Function of invertebrates, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates, Population Ecology and Animal Behavior.  Under the stream Reductionist Zoology we offer Immunology, Gene and differentiation, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Enzymology, Physiological Chemistry, Comparative Physiology and Reproductive Technology.

  Research Area:
  • Cell Biology
  • Entomology
  • Physiology
  • Environmental Biology
  Building and Laboratories: 

The Department building is situated on the southern side of the University campus and occupies 12830 Sq. feet area.  It is a two-storey building.  It has M.Sc. Part – I Laboratory, Cell-biology, Environmental and Physiology Laboratories, Animal House, Museum, Store, Chemical Preparatory Room, Frogary, two Research Laboratories, nine Staff Rooms, Photography Room, Computer Room and Instrumentation Room. The laboratories are up-to-date, fully equipped and Modern. Besides, the Department has Animal House. (Reg. No.                     ).

  Faculty :
  Professors :- 02, Readers :- 03, Lecturers :- 04.

Name of the Teacher

Designation

Highest Qualification

Specialization

Dr. G. P. Bhawane

Professor & Head

Ph.D.

Entomology

Dr. (Mrs.) A. A. Kanase

Professor

Ph.D.

Cell Biology

Dr. B. K. Pawar

Reader

Ph.D.

Physiology

Dr. T. V. Sathe

Reader

Ph.D.

Entomology

Dr. M. B. Mule

Reader

Ph.D.

Env. Biology

Dr. D. V. Muley

Lecturer

Ph.D.

Env. Biology

Dr. M. P. Bhilave Lecturer Ph.D. Physiology
Dr. S. R. Yankanchi Lecturer Ph.D. Entomology
Mrs. P. A. Shinde Lecturer M.Sc. Cell Biology
  Research Activities:
The Department has excelled in its research standards and its highly qualified faculty offers post-graduate courses like M.Sc., M.Sc. (Partly by papers and partly by research), M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes under identified thrust areas in
  1. Comparative physiology and reproductive biology of vertebrates and invertebrates.
  2. Ecophysiological studies on the role of environmental stresses due to pollution.
  3. Sports physiology.
  4. Problems related to molluscan and insect pests and their control management.
  5. Use of medicinal plants in cure of diseases.
  6. Ergonomical studies on industrial workers.
  7. Problems related to sericulture practices.
  8. Hydro-biological and productivity studies on water bodies.
  9. Waste recycling by employing invertebrate animals.
  10. Cell senescence, cancer biology and aging.

      More than 105 candidates have been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).  Besides about 55 M.Phil. and 30 M.Sc. (By research) degrees have been awarded.  Presently 37 candidates are working for their Ph.D. and 7 for their M.Phil. Degrees on the above referred specified problems.  Over 400 research papers have been published in journals of National and International repute.  About 600 papers were read at the National and International Symposia / conferences.  This commendable research out put was faciliated, through generous grants in the form of research projects from various funding agencies in India such as UGC, DST, DOE, ICMR and CSIR.

          The Department is organizing from time to time summer institutes, symposia, seminars and refresher courses to up-date the knowledge in zoology for the students, faculty and college teachers.

The Department has produced dynamic personalities who have won laurels in various fields at national and international levels. Late Prof. A.T. Varute, past head of the department chaired as Vice-chancellor of the Shivaji University, Kolhapur.  Many students of this department are working as Professor Scientists in different Universities, State, National Level Institutes.  In addition, many students are class I & II officers in state and central Government offices, occupying higher posts like Bank Managers, Sales Tax Officers, Forest Officers and Shining in their fields in India and abroad.

Achievements and Awards:
Following Teaching and Non-Teaching staff members have received honours and awards :
  1. Late Dr. A.T. Varute – Ex. Head of the Department and Ex. Vice Chancellor of the University was honoured by "Nehru Chair" & "Best Teacher Award" of Maharashtra State Government.
  2. Dr. S.G. Nanaware – Professor and Head of this Department has been awarded "Best Teacher Award" of Government of Maharashtra for the year 2002-2003. He has also been awarded honorary degrees "Fellow of Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences (FIAES)" and "Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology, India (FAEB)".
  3. Dr. V.A. Sawant – has been awarded "Best Teacher Award" of the University in 2002.
  4. Dr. (Mrs.) A.A. Kanase – received Late Shri S.H. Lakshmeshwar Award (1996-97) research in Ayurved and Honorary degree "Post Doctoral Fellow of Indian Institute of Medicine (PDFIM)".
  5. Dr. T.V Sathe – has been awarded "Fellowship of Society of Environmental Sciences", Dumka in 1998.
  6. vii. Mr. D.V. Mandlik – Sr. Laboratory Assistant of the Department has been awarded "Best Employee Award" of the University in 2001.
  Project Sanctioned to the Department (1983 - 2002):

SR. NO.

NAME

AGENCY

AMOUNT

(Rs.)

NAME OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

01

Studies on the Potential And Conservation of Resources of Animal Origin from Western Ghat.

DOE. Govt. of India.

(1983-86)

3,46,000/-

Prof. J.S. Samant

02

Effect Alloxan on Salivary Lysosomal Enzymes

UGC

(1983-85)

8,000/-

Prof. Pillai M.M.

03

Study of Glands of Brunner in Experimentally Induced Duodenal Ulcers in Albino Rat.

ICMR

(1983-87)

One Junior Research Fellow Cont.

56,000/-

Prof. Pillai M.M.

04

Effect of Hepato-protective Ayurvedic Drugs on the Liver of Rats During CC14 Induced Hepatitis.

Ayurvedic Rasashala, Pune.

(1866-87)

30,000/-

Dr. A.A. Kanase

05

Effect of Hepato protective Ayurvedic Drugs on the Kidney of Rats During CC14 Induced Hepatitis.

Ayurvedic Rasashala, Pune.

(1987-88)

40,000/-

Dr. A.A. Kanase

06

Studies on Pharmacological Action of Pulsineurone on Nervous Tissue of Rat.

Ayurvedic Rasashala, Pune.

25,000/-

Dr. A.A. Kanase

07

Effect of Antioxidants on Glycoprotein synthesis of Brunner’s Glands.

CSIR 38/640/87 EMR II

(1987-90)

1,19,000/-

Prof. M.M. Pillai

08

Periodic Behaviour and Physiology of White Grubs of Western Maharashtra.

CSIR 3/8/6621/87 EMR II

(1987-90)

1,07,260/-

Dr. G.P. Bhawane

09

Development Interaction between Sorghum Stem Borer.

DST

(1988-90)

63,610/-

Dr. T.V. Sathe

10

Utilization of Scarabacoid Grubs in Waste Recycling and Soil Renewals.

CSIR

(1989-92)

2,02,000/-

Dr. G.P. Bhawane

11

Evaluation of Insect Parasitoid and Biological Control.

UGC

(1990-93)

1,05,400/-

Dr. T.V. Sathe

12

Pharmacological Studies of Asnad, Kumbhajatu, Amex Anticol and Calcipoire.

Ayurved Rasashala, Pune.

1989-92)

60,000/-

Dr. A.A. Kanase

13

Effect of FSH, LH Estrogen and Progesterone on Glucosaminoglycans and Lysosomal Enzymes in Granulose Cells in Vitro Studies

CSIR 38(749)/88 EMR II

(198992)

1,69,700/-

Dr. A.A. Kanase

14

Effect of Submandibular Secretion on Carbohydrate Metabolism.

UGC 150/90 SR II RBBI

(1990-93)

2,77,700/-

Dr. M.M. Pillai

15

Effect of Submandibular (Epidermal Growth Factor) revised as Submandibular Gland Secretion on Induced Gastroduodenal Ulcers.

ICMR

5/3-6(6)/85

BMS

8506260

1,50,000/-

Dr. M.M. Pillai

16

Integrity of Lysosomal Enzymes in Heart and Brain of Male Mice During Aging.

UGC

(1992-94)

13,000/-

Dr. (Late) B.A. Tomake

17

Lysosomal Status of Skeletal Muscles of Aging Mice.

UGC

(1994-96)

15,000/-

Dr. M.M. Pillai

18

Study of Gaur (Bos Gaurus) Changing Status of Dajipur Sanctuary.

UGC

(1994-96)

15,000/-

Dr. M.B. Mule

19

Protective Effect of Hydrocotylasiatica Extracts on the Mouse Brain During Aging.

UGC F.3-2697 SR II

(1997-2000)

2,10,000/-

Prof. M.M. Pillai

20

Biosystematics of Braconid Parasitoids of Pests of Economically Important Plants from Maharashtra and Western Ghat.

DST

(2002)

7,50,000/-

Dr. T.V. Sathe

21

Bioassay Development for Quality Control and Standardization of an Ayurvedic Drug Abhrak Bharma DST (2004) 5,00,000/- Dr. Aruna A. Kanase
  Facility Offered:

LIST OF MAJOR INSTRUMENTS

  1. Veb-Carl Zeiss Jena Zeiss Universal research Microscope "Nu".
  2. Rotary Microtome No. 820.
  3. Lipshaw Special Rotary Microtome.
  4. Cryotome.
  5. Thermorac-Freeze Dryer.
  6. Shimadzu double Beam Spectrophotometer UR – 240.
  7. Milton Roy Spectronic – 20.
  8. PCL – Computer.
  9. C-24 Remi High Speed Cooling Centrifuge.
  10. R-24 Remi Research Centrifuge.
  11. Leica MS5 Stereomicroscope with light stand. With Microphotographic attachment.
  12. Leica Gallen III Bright field/dark field/Trinocular Microscope.
  13. Electromyograph.
  14. Animal Activity Monitor.
  15. Shimadzu Japan Analytical Single Pan Balance Ay-220.
  16. Ermascope.
  Books and Journals Prescribed by the Department:

SR. NO.

NATIONAL JOURNALS

SR. NO.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

01.

Indian Bee Journal

01.

Annual Review of Physiology

02.

Indian Journal of Experimental Biology

02.

Biological Conservation

03

Indian Journal of Environmental Protection

03.

Cell

04.

Indian Journal of physiology Pharmacology

04.

Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

05.

Indian Journal of Physiology Pharmacology

05.

Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

06.

Journal of Biosciences

06.

Endocrionology

07.

Journal of Environmental Biology

07.

Journal of Occupational Health

08.

Uttar Pradesh, journal of Zoology

08.

Environmental Health Prospective

In addition to general facility of library e-journals under UGC- INFONET project are available through Shivaji University server in the Department. From this year Departmental Library facility will be made available to the students.

  International Collaboration with University / Industry / Laboratory
MoU WITH GOA UNIVERSITY:-

      In recent years Biodiversity branch of biology is developing fast. Researchers and Scientists have taken keen interest in studying various aspects of this branch. The study of Biodiversity of marine ecesystem is front line research area. Therefore, this Department has made MoU with Goa University, Panaji, Goa and also trying to make MoU with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Marathwada University, Aurangabad for the use of their marine Research Laboratories oacated at Ratnagiri.

SERICULTURE: -

      In recent years, attempts are also made to develop a Science of Sericulture in the Department. The climatic conditions are suitable to silk worms and hence for silk production. Students response is extremely well to this new subject. The said activity will be extended to farmers so that one of the economically favourable avenue can be opened – up.

  Introduction to Curriculum: -
Syllabus of M.Sc. Zoology

      A two years (Four Semesters) M.Sc. Zoology course is constituted in view of the recent trends in Zoology. In recent years the subject Zoology has emerged due to the integration of many classical and newly developed branches of biology and its allied subjects. A cursory glance reveals that the content curricula of a dozen of departments overlap with that of department of Zoology. Hence the department of Zoology has adopted a set of courses leading to two streams of students. One leading to "Organismic Zoology" which deals with studies at the level of whole organism or populations and communities. The other one leading to "Reductionist Zoology" which deals with studies at the cellular and molecular level of organization. It is expected that the students should choose such of these courses which would lead them to acquire expertise in one of the two streams. In the curriculum the efforts have been made to remove the present conflict between M.Sc. in integrated Life Sciences and M.Sc. in Zoology.

      It is also hoped that the contents of these courses would meet the demands and needs of the country in general and zoologist in particular.

N.B.:

  1. The entire M.Sc. Course will be covered in 16 Theory papers and 8 practical courses during four semesters. For each semester there will be 4 theory papers and 2 practicals. Each paper / practical will be of 100 marks.

  2. For each paper, there will be 4 hours of contact periods for 12 weeks.

  3. Each practical will be of six periods of 60 minutes per week. As for as possible, the practical courses will be based on respective theory papers and subject to revision / updating from time to time depending on needs.

  4. In semester IV, in lieu of one practical, the students will have to submit Project report / Review article as per the schedule given by the Department in that year.

  5. There will be two seminars per week. Each seminar will be of one period duration of 60 minutes.

  6. 50:50 per cent seats will be reserved for two streams (Organismic Zoology and Reductionist Zoology). The admission to these streams will be on the basis of choise and merit (i.e. total marks obtained at the M.Sc. Part-I) of the students.

  7. The bibliographic list will be periodically updated for all the papers as newer information flow in.

  8. There will be compulsory field visits and study tours during the course of study.

The detailed course structure is as follows:

M.Sc. Zoology
M.Sc. Part –I -(Intake capacity - 55)

Semester No.

Paper/Practical

Title of the paper/practical

Hours/wk

Marks

Total Marks

I

ZOO 101
 

ZOO 102
 

ZOO 103
 

ZOO 104
 

ZOO 001
 

 

 

 

ZOO 002

Biosystematics

Quantitative Biology

General & Comparative Endocrinology

Molecular Cell Biology

Practicals based on ZOO 101 & 102

Practical record/Journal

Submission and or/Viva-voce

Practical based on ZOO 103 & 104

Practical record / Journal

Submission and / or viva-voce

4

4

4

4

6

 

 

6

100

100

100

100

80

10

10

80

10

10

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

100

II

ZOO 201

ZOO 202

ZOO 203

ZOO 204

ZOO 003

 

 

ZOO 004

Population Genetics & Evolution

Gamete Biology

Techniques &Tools in Biology

Environmental Physiology

Practicals Based on ZOO 201 & 202

Practical record/ Journal

Submission and / or Viva-voce

Practicals Based on ZOO 203 & 204

Practical record/ Journal

Submission and / or Viva-voce

4

4

4

4

6

 

 

6

100

100

100

100

80

10

10

80

10

10

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

100

M.Sc. Part –II
Stream A : Organismic Zoology

III

ZOO 301 A

ZOO 302 A

ZOO 303 A

ZOO 304 A

ZOO 005 A

 

 

ZOO 006 A

Biology of Parasites

Insect Physiology

Aquaculture & Fisheries

Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Practicals based on ZOO 301 A & 302 A

Practical Record/ Journal

Submission and / or Viva-Voce

Practicals based on ZOO 303 A & 304 A

Practical Record/ Journal

Submission and / or Viva-Voce

4

4

4

4

6

 

 

6

100

100

100

100

80

10

10

80

10

10

100

100

100

100

100

 

 

100

OR
Stream B : Reductionist Zoology

III

ZOO 301 B

ZOO 302 B

ZOO 303 B

ZOO 304 B

ZOO 005 B

 

 

ZOO 006 B

Biology of vertebrate Immune system

Genes and differentiation

Molecular Genetics

Molecular Biology

Practical Based on ZOO 301 B & 302 B

Practical record / Journal

Submission and / or Viva-voce

Practical Based on ZOO 303 B & 304 B

Practical record / Journal

Submission and / or Viva-voce

4

4

4

4

6

 

 

6

100

100

100

100

80

10

10

80

10

10

100

100

100

100

100

 

 

100

M.Sc. Part- II -(Intake capacity - 55)
Stream A : Organismic Zoology

IV

ZOO 401 A

ZOO 402 A

ZOO 403 A

ZOO 404 A

ZOO 007 A

 

 

 

ZOO 008 A

Structure & Functions of Invertebrates

Comparative Anatomy of vertebrates

Population Ecology

Animal Behaviour

Practicals based on ZOO 401 A, 402 A, 403 A & 404 A

Practical record / Journal

Submission and / or Viva-voce

Project / Review Article

Viva-voce

4

4

4

4

6

 

 

 

6

100

100

100

100

80

 

10

10

80

20

100

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

100

OR
Stream B : Reductionist Zoology

IV

ZOO 401 B

ZOO 402 B

ZOO 403 B

ZOO 404 B

ZOO 007 B

 

 

 

ZOO 008 B

Cell metabolism & its regulation

Enzymology

Comparative Physiology

Reproductive Technology

Practicals based on ZOO 401 B, 402 B, 403 B & 404 B

Practicals record / Journal

Submission and / or Viva-voce

Project / Review Article

Viva-voce

4

4

4

4

6

 

 

 

6

100

100

100

100

80

 

10

10

80

20

100

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

100