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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 Faculty Designation Academic Achievements
1 Prof. M.S. Johal Professor of Eminence & Dean-Academics M.Sc. (Hons. School), Ph.D., PDF (Czech)
2 Dr. NPK Bhatia Associate Professor & Head M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.
3 Dr. Vikram Singh Rathor Assistant Professor M.Sc., ICAR-NET, Ph.D.
4 Dr. Dharmender Sharma Assistant Professor M.Sc, CSIR-NET, Ph.D.
5 Dr. Abhinav Saxena Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
6 Dr. Manjeet Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
7 Dr. Rajinder Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
8 Dr. Ramandeep Kaur Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.
Course B.Sc. (Hons. School) Zoology
Duration 3 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 18,150/- per semester
Course M.Sc. Zoology
Duration 2 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 24,200/- per semester
Course Ph.D.
Duration 3-5 years
Seats Subject to availability
Fees Rs. 30,000/- per semester
  • Any candidate who has passed the Master’s examination in Zoology with a score of not less than 60% or CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale or equivalent (55% or 5.5 CGPA for SC/ST/BC Category) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year examination of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Akal University, Talwandi Sabo or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of A.U.), shall be eligible to appear for the Ph.D. Entrance Test.
  • The students who have qualified UGC-CSIR NET/GATE or any similar examination/test conducted by a notified authority of the Government of India for the purpose, will be exempted from Ph.D. entrance test, subject to approval of the Vice-Chancellor.
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
Dr. M.S. Johal
HOD, Department of Zoology
Akal University, Talwandi Sabo
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Contact: +91-9815827390