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Department of Zoology

The Department had a modest beginning comprising a group of five students in the year 1972. The strategic planning of two great visionaries, Dr. T.L. Shantha and Dr. M.B. Nagaveni, enabled the Department to evolve into a well-established branch of the college with state-of-the-art facilities, thus, gaining applauds and appreciations from Bangalore University. Today, the Department has a student strength of over 520. This is a result of the diverse approaches employed by dedicated faculty members towards teaching, mentoring and guiding the students to strike a path of their own.

Zoology, though alphabetically last, encompasses subdivisions ranging from A-Z, covering all aspects of extinct, extant and enigmatic forms of life. It is an exciting and vital stream of basic science having enormous scope for investigation of various mysteries of life in the Universe, thereby contributing to the expansion of knowledge in applied research by using latest scientific technologies.

Courses Offered

  1. B.Sc. - Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (CBZ)
  2. B.Sc. - Biochemistry, Zoology, Microbiology (BCZMb) 
  3. B.Sc. - Chemistry, Zoology, Biotechnology (CZBt) 
  4. B.Sc. - Psychology, Botany, Zoology (PBZ) 




Title Year Download
BSc.CZBT (2016-2019) 01 Jun, 2016 Download
BSc.BCZMB (2016-2019) 01 Jun, 2016 Download
BSc.CBZ (2016-2019) 01 Jun, 2016 Download
Bsc PBZ (2019-21) 03 Jul, 2019 Download
BSc.PBZ (2016-2019) 01 Jun, 2016 Download BCZMB (2019-2021) 03 Jul, 2019 Download CZBT (2019-2021) 03 Jul, 2019 Download CBZ (2019-2021) 03 Jul, 2019 Download

Course Outcome

Course Outcomes – Zoology

1st year

I Sem: ZOO.T1-1 [CO1.1: This unit helps to understand evolution of animals at various levels.  This knowledge finds applications in evolutionary biology, paleontology, phylogeny and so on.]

I Sem: ZOO.T1-1 [CO1.2:  Origin and evolution of single celled organism paving path to understand physiology, reproduction and other physiological functions at unicellular level.]

I Sem: ZOO.T1-1 [CO1.3:   This unit will enable students to understand the cellular grade of organization, which is crucial to understand cell-cell interactions, evolution of higher organisms.]

I Sem: ZOO.T1-1 [CO1.4:  Applications in phylogenetic studies]

I Sem: ZOO.T1-1 [CO1.5: Origin and evolution of tissue grade of animals. This unit also deals with importance of coral and coral reef which is an amazing natural phenomenon.  Coral reefs as habitat for array of other organisms creating a biodiversity in itself and a need for protection of coral reefs.]

ZOO.P1-1 [Learn how to use and handle microscopes – both simple and compound microscopes. Study of bottled specimens and permanent slides bridges the gap between the theoretical and real-time knowledge. Knowledge of parasites, their life history and their prophylaxis equip the students to quickly identify similar infections and diseases wherein timely intervention could improve the health of the individual.]

II Sem: ZOO.T2-2 [CO2.1:  This unit deals with unique characters along with general characters which signifies phylum Arthropoda as one of the most successful phyla existing from billions of years.Type study of prawn, respiratory organs, sense organs of Arthropoda will reinforce the evolution of organs which are percussor for other next level of organization among animals.]

II Sem: ZOO.T2-2 [CO2.2:  As soft bodied organism with external exoskeleton, which phylum is unique in its own way, which has enormous economical benefits employed in aquaculture.]

II Sem: ZOO.T2-2 [CO2.3:Echinoderms are unique, spectacular and exclusively marine animals.  Students understand   survival strategies of these creatures in oceans.]

II Sem: ZOO.T2-2 [CO2.4: Phylogenetic applications.]

II Sem: ZOO.T2-2 [CO2.5:  All the topics in this unit deals with imparting basic theoretical knowledge to students which shall help them to pursue their interest in future (M.Sc. sericulture, M.Sc. Fisheries so on) and also become entrepreneurs.]

II Sem: ZOO.T2-2 [CO2.6: Importance of animals from minor phyla in maintaining ecosystems, ecological balance, biodiversity]

ZOO.P2-2 [Students learn to observe and identify different animals based on the museum specimens and permanent slides provided. Knowledge on insect vectors help in the mitigation and management of insect pest. They learn the skill of doing minor dissections which later aids them in the field of research.]


2nd year

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.1- Identify and summarize the morphological and anatomical features and basis of chordate classification. Know how to examine and describe representative species for chordate subphyla; such as Cephalochordata, Urochordata, Hemichordata, and Vertebrata. The course gives a clear idea about the evolution of anatomical and organo-systems of Amphioxus features of the different classes of chordates especially vertebrate animals including fishes and tetrapods that are the matter of study in this course. Compare between specific characters of chordates classes using their representative examples.]

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.2- This unit helps understand  the evolution of fishes at various level and   also about different system in scoliodon.]

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.3- This unit helps to know how amphibians play important role in nature both as predator and prey. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to define Parental Care, explain Parental Care in Amphibians, list the different modes of Parental Care in amphibians and elucidate how they protect their eggs and young ones]

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.4- Adaptive radiations of reptiles help to know the existence of a suite closely related species adapted to exploit different habitats or life style. Adaptive features of crocodile and turtles have special focus on how the structure has adapted in response to the functional requirements of the different habits and habitats]

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.5- Migration helps in finding the geographical location of birds in adverse condition understanding flight adaptation inspires the students to come up with new models for more sustainable and efficient air craft.]

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.6- Migration has considerable ecological significance, the findings of these study emphasizes the importance of trans –frontier areas in conservation of the greater land scape]

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.7 - This unit helps to know the process in different industries such as poultry, pisciculture and dairy. This unit helps students to understand experiential learning on the methodology of fish culture, poultry and dairy. It will also provide information about economic aspects of culturing animals. It also promotes Community and Youth Development.]

III Sem: ZOO.T3-3 [CO3.8 - It helps to improve practical knowledge about handling experimental  animals, which motivates students for research.]

ZOO.P3-3 [The students understand the biological significance of the prepared slides and bottle specimens. Study of Dissections of various systems of shark and rat are crucial in understanding the basic models of research.]

IV Sem: ZOO.T4-4 [CO4.1 - The unique features of humans helps to know why humans are different from other animals. it is a practical oriented subject and interesting in knowing about their own system. It helps in clearing the fundamental concepts as to how our bodies function. Studying different body system helps to know their vital role in physiology and it is foundation for their higher studies. Studying nervous system helps to know about the neurons and their function.]

IV Sem: ZOO.T4-4 [CO4.2 - This unit illustrate the structural and fundamental unit of living organisms, studying giant chromosomes helps to study function of genes in transcription.Cell to cell Interaction puts a foundation to understand immune system.Biology of cancer describes the fundamental mechanistic principles behind cancer diagnosis and prevention.]

IV Sem: ZOO.T4-4 [CO4.3 - This unit able to identify the cellular and molecular basis of immune responsiveness and describe the role of the immune system in both maintaining health and contributing to diseases.The antigen and antibody reaction helps to know about blood transfusion and also about drugs and vaccine]

IV Sem: ZOO.T4-4 [CO4.4- This unit helps to identify the basic structure of cells, tissues and organs and describe their contribution to normal function and also helps in identifying pathological condition of tissues. Studying histological techniques helps them to take tissue sections and slide preparations in their higher studies]

ZOO.P4-4 [Students learn the comparative structures of heart, brain, skin and integument which gives them a clear view on the function and origin of organs. They learn to prepare whole mounts, permanent slides and other laboratory preparation which increases their practical skill component in handling various cells and tissues.]


3rd year

V Sem- ZOO.T5-5 [CO5.1- The students develop a clear understanding on the working principles and fundamentals of ecology which makes them sensitive to their immediate environment in which they live. It also gives a bird's eye view on the current environmental issues like global warming, green house effect, acid rain and global ozone layer depletion wherein the cause, effects and mitigation are discussed which equips the students to solve real-time issues on an individual level. The unit also enlightens students on aquaponics which nurtures them to be entrepreneurs.]

V Sem- ZOO.T5-5 [CO5.2- The students demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of toxicology, identify different types of toxins, compare how wide spread they are and discuss perceptions of their effects including hazard identification, and an understanding of the mechanisms of action and effects of toxic chemicals at multiple levels of biological organization. It helps to demonstrate critical thinking skills including creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. The students can analyze and identify simple domestic and agricultural pest problems and formulate ethical solutions using the principles of IPM. Students understand the new and renewable source of energy available in nature and develop innovative ideas on using cost-effective, sustainable and clean energy to overcome the energy crisis and improve economic development of the country. Students learn about solid waste management, disposal, recovery and can apply the knowledge to reduce carbon footprint on an individual level. Students can identify different species of wildlife and are sensitized to the need of conserving them and are aware of human wildlife conflict and how to mitigate it. Students develop knowledge on remote sensing, different types of satellite and sensors, GIS and apply the concept to solve issues in forestry department, resource management, urban planning and many more.]

V Sem- ZOO.T5-5 [CO5.3: Students grasp knowledge on instinct and acquired behavior of animals, their social and migratory behavior which helps them to identify, interpret and resolve adaptive problems in behavioral ecology. Helps students to understand human behavior and learn better survival strategies. Understanding of biological and circadian rhythms equip students to understand and improve the efficiency of their body physiology. Knowledge of various types of animal communication can inspire the students to come up with creative ideas to develop new methods of communication. The unit sparks student's interest to pursue higher studies and research in the field of wildlife, forestry, animal studies and much more.]

ZOO.P5-5 [Students learn to examine and estimate various limnological parameters like BOD, Salinity, DOM, pH and total hardness. They learn about various unique ecological adaptation of animals which generate ideas on creating bio mimicking products. They also learn statistics which is helpful in understanding and interpreting data.]

V Sem: ZOO.T5-6 [CO6.1: This unit will give the knowledge about basic topics of developmental biology, like development and formation of male and female gametes, different types of eggs and egg membrane. Students also learn about different patterns of development and mechanisms of fertilization. This basic knowledge helps students in their higher studies. Students can confidently take this paper as specialization.]

V Sem: ZOO.T5-6 [CO6.2: The unit II is continuation of unit I , students will gain detailed knowledge about  early development of organisms. This unit deals with blastulation, gastrulation and neurulation, types of placenta, transplantation experiment. This gives detailed knowledge to the students  about development after fertilization.  This also tells about  how development  differs from one organism to other, this basic learning about development make students curious and may influence them to show interest towards further detailed study through research. Therefore these studies may create more research interest in students.]

V Sem: ZOO.T5-6 [CO6.3: This unit is very interesting to students because it deals with evolution of organism including man and origin of new species. Learning about Darwinism creates excitement in students to know more about evolution, origin of new species and evidences of evolution. This basic knowledge will help students while taking up competitive exams in life science. All together this makes students more fascinated towards research on evolution.]

ZOO.P5-6 [Students understand the embryological aspects of animal development which enable them for further thought synthesis of the topic. They also learn about evolution through specimen evidences and connecting links.]

VI Sem: ZOO.T6-7 [CO7.1 - Topics in this unit help students to have strong fundamental knowledge of inheritance of genes. Advanced topics namely epigenetics, role of RNA in inheritance and gene silencing helps to understand gene regulation.  Its applications are in the field of drug designing, plant and animal biotechnology.]

VI Sem: ZOO.T6-7 [CO7.2 - This unit deals with causes for various syndromes, gene mutations which is responsible for onset of diseases, cancer etc.  Knowledge about mutation is important for gene therapy. In pharmaceutical industry to develop drugs to counteract the effects of mutations and also nutria-pharmaceutical industry, Research & Development of new drug target molecules for cancer treatment,]

VI Sem: ZOO.T6-7 [CO7.3 -This unit deals with basic knowledge of genetic engineering which has enormous potential in various fields.  some of the applications of the same are - gene therapy, animal improvement,  fermentation industry/ breweries,  bio-engineering,  forensic sciences, fingerprinting technique for hybrid plant for better yield.]

ZOO.P6-7 [Students learn drosophila genetics which paves way in analyzing and corelating higher studies on genomics in research field. They also learn to perform many experiments on genetics and biotechnology which furthers their interest and expertise in the field. Students present investigatory research paper which inculcates research interest and identify new frontiers in the field of research and development. This unique initiative has helped students to hone their soft skills (presentation, analytical)]

VI Sem: ZOO.T7-8 [CO8.1-Study of Animal Physiology helps in understanding the physiological functions of the human organs and disorders, diagnosis and preventive measures associated with it.Muscle physiology is one of the important aspects in the field of physiotherapy, sports.To understand about neurotransmitter, their role in aging neurological disorders, like stress, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and their diagnosis. To enhance the knowledge in the topics in pharmaceutical fields, Diagnostic centers,  Hospitals etc]

VI Sem: ZOO.T7-8 [CO8.2- It provides basic knowledge of the endocrine system, its functions and  how homeostasis is maintained. To understand role of endocrine hormones, their role in controlling mood, growth, the way organ works, metabolism and reproduction especially in adolescence.]

VI Sem: ZOO.T7-8 [CO8.3- To provide students with a broad conceptual background of biological sciences.To demonstrate a thorough understanding of important principles and laboratory techniques, in at least two different biological sub disciplines-(a)Cellular and molecular biology (b)Organism biology and physiologyTo have a general understanding of the standard laboratory tools. Methodology and process of biological research and scientific writing.To gain the knowledge about the assays and analyzing data in different fields of biology.]

ZOO.P6-8 [By performing physiological experiments, students understand and analyse the principles which governs the system physiology of organisms. Students develop hands-on skills while performing various techniques.]





Our Faculty

Aruna H K

Head of Department

Dr. Shashikala K B

Associate Professor

Devika S

Assistant Professor

Smitha N

Assistant Professor

Bhavya B

Assistant Professor

Suja K S

Assistant Professor

Hema S

Assistant Professor

Anusha V Udupa

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