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The Department of Zoology is a constituent entity of the Faculty of Science, Akal University, Talwandi Sabo. Since its inception in 2015, the Department is well equipped with teaching and research laboratories. At present, the department offers two years M.Sc. & three year B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Zoology. The Department of Zoology also offers Ph.D. programmes in various research areas of Applied Zoology. There are separate laboratories for under-graduate students and post-graduate students. A specialized laboratories for research students as per the specific needs of the various thrust areas of research including Cell and Animal Physiology, Fish Taxonomy and Aquatic Biology, Fish Ecology, Fish Toxicology, Fish Population Dynamics, Cytogenetics, Entomology & Parasitology is also available. The Zoological Society, is actively involved in promoting academic and co-curricular activities for students like Poster and Model Making, Quiz Competition, Rangoli Competition, Debate Competition etc.

Department has highly competent and efficient faculty members with diversity of research interests. The motto of the Department is to promote the quality education and establishment of high standards in the field of education and research. In addition to teaching through modern proficiencies, the seminars, workshops and invited lectures are also an integral part of academic programme of the department.

Sr. No. Name of the Teacher Designation Qualification Specialization Distinction/ Award Publications/ Projects
(Number Only)
Contact Information E-mail
1 Prof. M.S. Johal Professor of Eminence M.Sc. (Hons. School), Ph.D., PDF (Czech) Fish & fesherie Fellow Zoological Society London, Electron Microscope Society Books :4
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 22
2 Dr. NPK Bhatia Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Entronology & Fish and Fisheries 1st rank in M.Sc, M.Phil awarded to 5 students, Ph.D awarded to 2 students Books :
Conferences/Seminars Attended :13
3 Dr. Vikram Singh Rathor Assistant Professor M.Sc., ICAR-NET, Ph.D. Entronology   Books :
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 5
4 Dr. Dharmender Sharma Assistant Professor M.Sc, CSIR-NET, Ph.D. Animal Physiology CSIR-NET, Silver Medal in M.Sc Books :
Papers: 5
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 4
5 Dr. Abhinav Saxena Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Entronology   Books :
Papers: 7
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 8
6 Dr. Manjeet Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Fish And Fishries Best Poster Award Omics 2014 Books : 
Papers: 5 
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 13
7 Dr. Rajinder Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Entronology 2nd prize in poster Presentation Books :
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 10
8 Dr. Amanpreet Singh Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Hons. School), CSIR-NET, Ph.D. Immunology & medical Microbiology Clearde CSIR-NET 2times, Cleared Gate, Done MBA in Health care Services, Done CIC Books :
Conferences/Seminars Attended : 11
9 Dr. Ramandeep Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Vertebrate Pest Management Gold Medal in Ph.D, 1st Rank in M.Sc, Inspire fellowship, Young Scientist Award, various Conference Awards Books : 
Conferences/ Seminars Attended : 12
Course B.Sc. (Hons. School) Zoology
Duration 3 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 16,500/- per semester
  • 10+2 Non-Medical with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
  • for details see

Course M.Sc. Zoology
Duration 2 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 22,000/- per semester

Course Ph.D.
Duration 3-5 years
Seats Subject to availability
Fees Rs. 30,000/- per semester
Department has well equipped Laboratories for UG and PG classes. The main aim of these laboratories is to expose students to experimental techniques in cell and developmental biology, ecology, fisheries, entomology and physiology.
List of Events Organized by Department of Zoology

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Activity Details



Educational Trip to various museums and laboratories 3rd April 2016; 4th November 2016; 7th April, 2017


Poster and model making competition March 30, 2017


Debate Competition Oct. 20 and Nov.19, 2016


Rangoli competition March 3, 2016


Teacher’s Day celebration Sept. 5, 2016


National Science day Feb. 26, 2016


DST Labs and Demonstration and Students Interaction Jan.21, 2017
The major research areas of Zoology Department are:
  • Fish Taxonomy and Aquatic Biology
  • Entomology
  • Cell and Animal Physiology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Parasitology
The Individual Faculty collaborations are:
National Collaborations:
  • Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Punjabi University Patiala
In this section departmental notices/circulars/other student related information such as Schedule of Monday Test, Schedule of NET Classes, Time Table etc. will be uploaded. The announcements of various events like student symposium, conferences, summer schools etc will also be uploaded here.
Dr. M.S. Johal
HOD, Department of Zoology
Akal University, Talwandi Sabo
email :
Contact: +91-9815827390