Department Of Zoology

Establishment of the Department : 1945

The department runs the undergraduate course in Zoology, and also it is involved with teaching at the XI and XII Standard (Junior College).

The Zoology Department is located on the second floor of the main educational building. The staff of the department is highly qualified and with diverse interests in research. The atmosphere of the department is student centric and healthy. The department is dedicated to educate the students through various curricular, co - curricular and extra curricular activities. Zoology is highly allied to our life and natural processes. This enables the students to understand the principles of Environment, Life sciences and Health Sciences which forms the strong foundation for the various postgraduate studies.
Photo Name Qualification Experience CV
Dr. A. D. Padhye, Professor and Head M. Sc., NET, M. Phil., Ph. D. 32 years View
Mrs. Amita Naik M. Sc., SET 17 years View
Dr. Karuna Pardeshi, Associate Professor M. Sc., Ph. D., B. Ed. 17 years View
Mrs. Swati Katdare M. Sc., M. Phil., M. Ed. 17 years View
Dr. Gauri Haval M. Sc., M. Phil. Ph.D. 14 years View
Dr. Nirbhay Sudhir Pimple M. Sc.,SET, Ph.D. B. Ed. 14 years View
Zoology Association: It is the democratic activity of the students, by the students, for the students. Eminent National as well as international persons are invited to share their knowledge with the students. The students actively participate in organization of the workshops, seminars, exhibitions, Film shows etc. The photographs taken by the students are displayed in the exhibition.   Field visits: Zoology is the subject to be learnt in the field. The Field visits are organised to explain various ecosystems such as forest, aquatic and grasslands. The national Parks, Sanctuaries and Sea Shores are explored to have the first-hand experience. The students get hands on knowledge about the fauna in various ecosystems. Our Faculty as well as resource persons in the field explain various ecosystems as well as different animal types.   Corporate Connections: Faculty of the department who are doing research work have their own collaborations withother research institutions such as Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune National Chemical Laboratory, Pune IISER, Pune National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), Pune Department of Zoology, SPPU Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), WRS, Pune
There is no special admission procedure for admission with respect to 11th, 12th, F.Y., S.Y. and T.Y. classes. The admission is given by the college office. For T. Y. B. Sc. Zoology course the students seeking admissions are given the admissions. However, if number of students applying for the course exceeds the intake capacity, the admission shall be given on the merit.

Student Capacity

Class Intake
F.Y.B.Sc 240
S.Y.B.Sc 120
T.Y.B.Sc 25
Regular Course affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University: B. Sc. Zoology (As per Savitribai Phule Pune University syllabus).

Laboratory The department has three well equipped laboratories with the equipment required for various experiments in the syllabus. Students have open access to various equipment. The departmental teaching and learning process is supported with an elaborate collection of dry as well as wet preserved specimens, fossils, models, charts, permanent microscopic slides and collection of CDs. Collaborative Research Centre Department has a well established Collaborative Research Centre. There is a special research laboratory that is used to carry out research in various fields. Recently the research lab is expanded and renovated with modern amenities. Further, New equipment such as Digital pH meter, Electronic balance, -200c storage,Spin win micro centrifuge, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Autoclave, verticle as well as Horizontal Gel electrophoresis apparatus, Thermal Cycler etc. is added to this laboratory from the funding received from BCUD, UGC, DST and DBT from time to time. The undergraduate students that are interested in research are encouraged to carry out small simple projects. Departmental library The department has library of its own with text books and reference books. The books are issued to the students and students are benefited by the library resource available at the department itself. Student representatives maintain the library under the supervision of two staff members. Some of the reference books are made available for reading and students can sit in the department and read the books Use of ICT The department has 3 computers, internet connections, 2 DLPs, OHP, a C-MOS eye-piece camera for microscope and educational CDs. This facility is used from time to time as a teaching aid, for better understanding of the subject.