गुरु घासीदास विश्‍वविद्यालय, बिलासपुर

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

A Central University established by the Central University Act 2009 No. 25 of 2009

About Department of Zoology

The Department of Zoology aims to promote discovery and learning at all levels of biological organization that includes molecular, cellular, organismal, population, ecosystem and economics of the subject. Our course curriculum reflects the importance of strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching. We strive for excellence and synergy in our coordinated programs of teaching, research, and service and produce students who are well versed with the subject and are able to contribute to society and international community. We clearly emphasize on biological literacy in our teaching and outreach programs.

Our Mission

Main focus of the Department is to promote the academic and research activities as well as improve our understanding about living organisms, including their evolution, and their environments.

Major Research Areas

Major Research Focus of the Department is in the field of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Endocrinology, Reproduction Biology, Fish Biology, Toxicology & Neuroscience.

Our Teaching Strategy

We thrive to maintain a rigorous and comprehensive teaching curriculum to inculcate problem solving and analytical abilities in our students. Our focus is that the course curriculum should have broad applicability and foster the ability to adapt to the changing world of animal sciences. We have introduced field learning component in our teaching program that has helped our students to learn biological science skills in compelling ways. A series of lectures, workshops and service activities are promoted at all the levels by the department. The Department of Zoology was one of the first departments to be established by Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya after its up gradation to the status of central university in the year 2009. Presently, the department has grown into a full-fledged center of teaching and research excellence in field of animal biology.

   The Department of Zoology offers 3 years undergraduate (UG), 2 years postgraduate (PG) and Ph. D. programs. Selections are made on the basis of all India Vishwavidyalaya Entrance Test (VET). Department has adapted 100% CBCS system of evaluation for graduation study and course syllabus has been upgraded for the same. The course structure and content delivery methods provide substantial opportunities for interactive learning and exposure to research. Many innovative teaching practices are the highlights of this program.

   Student's performance is assessed throughout the semester by a continuous system of internal assessments, seminars, assignments, project reports and end-semester examinations. The Department's main focus is in developing experimental skills through live experimental designs, both by UG and PG students. The Department has teaching programs which focuses on the uniformity principles of molecular and cellular mechanisms which amalgamates very nicely with the classical aspects of the subject. We are fostering a new research program that will facilitate the translational research, bringing clinicians and basic researchers together and providing a new dimension to the ongoing research activities of the department.

   The departmental library contains a large number of books in all the major areas of the subject. Books and journals especially in the thrust areas are purchased and cataloged separately for use by the faculty and students. Apart from this, students and faculty members also use the resources available at the university central library. We have an onsite museum of the department that is very rich and contains specimens belonging to all the major animal phyla. Museum also holds several models that are used for teaching and demonstration purposes.

   The Department research laboratories contain most of the instruments that are required for smooth conduction theory and practical classes. Instrument room is well equipped with several sophisticated instruments that are needed to carry out basic and applied research work.At present the department has 08 full time teaching faculty members who are actively engaged in research and teaching in their respective field of specializations. Teaching faculties of the department regularly present and shared their research work at various national and international conferences and publishes their research findings in peer reviewed international and national journals of repute. Collections of important findings are also submitted for patenting.

   Bringing laurels to the department and the university many research as well as post graduate students of the department received prestigious awards from various national and international scientific bodies.

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