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Zoology

About the Department

The Department of Zoology is a constituent entity of the Faculty of Science, Akal University, Talwandi Sabo. The motto of the Department is to promote the quality education and establishment of high standards in the field of education and research. Since its inception in 2015, the Department is well equipped with teaching aids and research laboratories. At present, the department offers two years M.Sc. & three years B.Sc. (Hons.) program in Zoology. The Department also offers Ph.D. programmes in various research areas of basic and applied Zoology. There are separate laboratories for under-graduate and post-graduate students and research scholars. The Department has highly competent and efficient faculty members with research expertise in various thrust areas including Animal Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Fish and Fisheries, Aquatic Biology, Animal Toxicology, Cytogenetics, Taxonomy and Biosystematics, Entomology & Parasitology etc. The Department offers free CSIR-NET (Life Sciences) training as a mandatory exercise for M.Sc. Students.

Apart from academic activities, the Department also organizes seminars and invited lectures by eminent Zoologists and Environmentalists on a regular basis through the departmental platform “Akal Zoological Society”. The society organizes fortnightly Power Point presentations by B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. students to impart subject knowledge and cognitive skills. Other extra-curricular activities like Quiz competitions, Model & Poster making, stone painting, Debates, Declamations, educational tours etc. are also organized by the society for developing scientific temper among the students.

The Department of Zoology at AU offers three main courses that have contemporary relevance, so that our students acquire skills that are highly desirable in the workplace. We have a very high student placement and success rate and the department’s academic staff is exceptionally well qualified (all 8 staff members have doctorates, and expertise in their specialized disciplines). Our particular research strengths are in the fields of Fish Taxonomy, Aquatic biology, Insect Taxonomy and Animal Physiology.

Programmes

B. Sc. (Honours) Zoology

Course B.Sc. (Honours) Zoology
Duration 3 years (Semester System)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 19,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • 10+2 Medical with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST and persons with disability category)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
    for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/

M. Sc. (Honours) Zoology

Course M. Sc. (Honours) Zoology
Duration 2 years (Semester System)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 25,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • B.Sc. Medical & B.Sc, (Hons.) Zoology with 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST and persons with disability category)
  • Merit based plus admissible weightages
    for details see http://auts.ac.in/admission/

Ph. D

Course Ph. D
Duration 3-5 years
Seats Subject to availability
Fees Rs. 30,000/- per semester
Remarks
  • 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 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.

Research

Thrust Areas

• Cytogenetics
• Cell and Molecular Biology
• Fish Taxonomy and Aquatic Biology
• Entomology
• Stress Physiology
• Immunotoxicity and Parasitology
• Fish Nutrition probiotics

Student Research Projects

S.No Student Name and Class Title of Project/Dissertation Supervisor
1. Ms. Gurdeep Kaur
(M.Sc.) Zoology
UID: 170707004
Morphometric study of Rasbora daniconius(Hamilton-Buchanan) and Labeo gonius (Hamilton-Buchanan) collected from the ponds and low lying areas adjoining Dudhwa National Park/td>

Dr. Manjeet Kaur
2. Ms. Harsimran Kaur
M.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology
UID: 170707007
Taxonomic studies on diversity of Coleopterans insects in Talwandi Sabo region of Bathinda district, Punjab, India Dr. Vikram Singh Rathor
3. Ms. Manpreet Kaur
M.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology
UID: 170707008
Taxonomic studies on diversity of Hymenopterans insects in Talwandi Sabo region of Bathinda district, Punjab, India Dr. Vikram Singh Rathor
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