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Zoology

Introduction

Zoology is branch of Biology concerned with the study of animal life. From prehistoric times, animals have been extremely important to man; cave art demonstrates the practical and mystical significance animals held for primitive man. Early efforts to classify animals were based on physical resemblance, habitat, or economic use. The invention of the microscope and the use of experimental techniques expanded Zoology as a field and established many of its branches, e.g., Cytology, Histology, Endocrinology etc.

Studies in Embryology and Morphology revealed about the nature of growth and the biological relationships of animals. The system of Binomial Nomenclature was devised to indicate these relationships. Modern Zoology has not only concentrated on the cell, its parts and functions but has expanded the knowledge of Cytology, Physiology, and Biochemistry. It has also explored such areas as Psychology, Anthropology and Ecology etc.

    Zoology Department was established in July 1998 in this Department UG as well as PG courses are running. So many types of facilities available in our Department

  • Microtomy
  • Museum Specimens keeping
  • ICT
  • Internet facility
  • Internship for UG as well as PG students
  • Organize training programme for students in government and Non Government organization.
  • Departmental Library
  • Educational Tours/Field Visit/Industrial Visit

Main Features of Zoology Dept.

Main Features of Zoology Department

Major Instruments of Zoology Department



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Cancer Awareness: The Role of Diet in Cancer Prevention
The Dept. organized a Guest Lecture by Dr. N. Ganesh on the topic “Cancer Awareness: the role of diet in cancer prevention” on 29th Feb. 2016. Dr. Ganesh is Head and Senior Scientist of the Research centre in Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital. The aim of lecture was to spread awareness about the dreadful disease ‘Cancer’. He strongly recommended the intake of carrot, papaya, ginger, honey, avocado in our daily diet to prevent cancer. He also suggested healthy ways and means of cooking to sustain the nutrients in food items that are consumed in our daily diet. The lecture enlightened the students as well as faculty members of the college with vast knowledge on Cancer prevention diet techniques.

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Forensic Science
The Dept. organized a Guest Lecture on 28th Sept. 2015 on Forensic Science. Resource person was Dr. D.K. Satpathi, Former Director, Medico Legal Institute, Govt. of M.P. (Police) GMC building Bhopal. (Presently, working as Professor in Dept. of Forensic Medicine at L.N. Medical College, Bhopal). He explained that living beings may lie, but corpse will always reveal the truth. He meant, on the basis of the injuries found on the dead body, we can recognize the real causes and the circumstances under which the murder took place.

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Real Time PCR
A Guest Lecture was organized by Department of Zoology, Biotechnology and Biochemistry on “Real Time PCR” by Dr Apin Mani, Scientist, CSRD Peoples University, Bhopal on 6th Oct 2017. Dr Manjula Saini introduced the guest followed by welcoming of guest by presenting a sapling by Dr Suparna Ghosh, HOD Dept of Chemistry. He explained how Real Time PCR are essential for Research and its Real Time Result are helping scientist to carry out their work in more efficient and accurate manner. Students thoroughly enjoyed the session and showed their interest by interacting with the scientist and cleared their queries and participated in learning the technique with great enthusiasm. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Rajni Gautam

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Wild Life and Biodiversity Conservation
Dept. of Zoology organized a Guest Lecture by Mr. Ajay Mishra, Officer WWF India on the topic ‘Wild Life and Biodiversity Conservation’ on 1st March 2019. The aim of lecture was to spread awareness about wild life. He strongly suggested on the survival of animals along with plantation i.e. flourish the forest. He also suggested healthy ways and means of conserve the Biodiversity in India and worldwide. The lecture enlightened the students as well as faculty members of life Science Dept. on wild life and its conservation.

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Remote sensing and GIS for Natural Resource Survey
Dept. of Zoology organized a Guest Lecture on the topic ‘Remote sensing and GIS for Natural Resource Survey, Mapping and Management’on 24th Sept. 2019. Resource person was Dr. Rajesh Saxena, Senior Principal Scientist, MPCST, Bhopal. Dr. Saxena explained the content in depth in a very interesting manner. Students got knowledge about remote sensing and its application, enthusiastically.

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M.P. Silk Federation, Malakhedi, Hoshangabad, Bhopal
The students of Zoology Dept. visited M.P. Silk Federation, Malakhedi Hoshangabad, Bhopal on 12th March 2019. Mr. Navneet Gaur (M.P. Silk Federation Officer) and Mr. AGK Daniel Sc. (Ministry of textiles Central Govt. New Delhi) gave a lecture about Sericulture and the economic value of silk. India has the unique distinction of producing four types of silk viz., Mulberry, Muga, Tussar and Eri which were shown to the students during the visit. The aim of the visit was to make the students know more about sericulture process and also develop entrepreneural skills. Which were shown to the students during the visit.

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Educational Visit- Sanchi Sericulture Center
Dept. of Zoology organized an Educational Visit to ‘Sanchi Sericulture Center’ on 25th Jan. 2020. Mr. Yogesh Parmar, Deputy Director, explained the content of Mulberry Sericulture in-depth in a very interesting manner. Sericulture is an agro-based industry. It involves rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk. It provides livelihood opportunity for millions owing to high employment opportunities, low capital intensive and remunerative nature of its production. Students got in-depth knowledge about sericulture and its application. It was a very informative trip.

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A Visit to Vigyan Mela
The Dept. organised a visit to "Vigyan Mela" at Dushehara Maidan BHEL on 19th Feb. 2016 for the students of B.Sc Zoology. The aim of visit was to develop creative and innovative ideas in minds of students which will help them to inculcate scientific temper and scientific attitude.

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Visit to Aarushi
A visit to ‘Aarushi’, (a NGO for physically challenged children) was organized on 15th Sept. 2015 for B.Sc. I Sem. students to develop a sense of social responsibility among them. The students spent a day with physically challenged children of Aarushi & got to know about the limitations and abilities of these special children and also got an insight that they are no less than normal children in any way. It awakened the student’s sensitivity towards other streams of society. It was a commendable effort on part of our students towards ‘Divyang’.

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Balanced Diet: Today’s Necessity
Dept. of Zoology and NSS jointly arranged Awareness Drive titled "Balanced Diet: Today’s Necessity "on 12th Sept. 2016. Our teachers and students visited Ekta Nagar BHEL to make the residents aware about the importance of balanced diet for physical and mental health. Students prepared charts to show the importance of balanced diet and discussed about personal hygiene and cleanliness too. Fruits were distributed to the children of the slum area.

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ARUSHI NGO
Dept. of Zoology organised a visit to Arushi NGO, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal (non profit organization) on 26th March 2019 for B.Sc. students. This organization is working for upliftment of disabled persons. This visit gave an opportunity to the students to know about latest tools and techniques used by Arushi for disabled children and to develop a sense of responsibility in the minds of students towards disabled persons.

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Matrachhaya, Sewa Bharti
Dept. of Zoology organized a Social visit to Matrachhaya, Sewa Bharti, Hosangabad Road Bhopal on 1st Oct. 2018 for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students. We distributed study material along with refreshment (Biscuits, Toffes, Seasonal fruits) among these children. We also played games and discussed about their daily routine. The aim of this visit was to awaken the student’s sensitivity towards society.

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Social Visit to Old Age Home “Sewa Bharti, Anand Dham” , Bhopal
PG and UG students of Zoology Dept. visited an Old Age Home “Sewa Bharti, Anand Dham” on 4th Jan. 2020 as a part of their social responsibility. They spent quality time with senior citizens and heard stories of their life experiences, problems and challenges etc. The students shared light moments with them and got useful tips from Golden Ager’s versatile life. They also had a discussion on current issues and shared fruits with them.

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Social Visit to SOS Balgram, Khajurikala, Bhopal
A social activity was organized on 21st Dec. 2019 by the Zoology Dept., Career College, Bhopal at SOS Balgram, Khajurikala, Bhopal. Approx. 25 PG and UG students participated in this activity. They distributed sports items and toffees among children, played games and talked about their daily routine, their studies and also gave suggestions for a better and bright future to the children.

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Swachhata Abiyan with N.C.C. & N.S.S and Green Cluster Cell
Dept. of Zoology in collaboration with Green Cluster, N.C.C and N.S.S organized a ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’ in the college campus on 21st Sept. 2019. It started with ‘Oath Taking Ceremony’ on Swachhata and thereafter, students of both UG & PG classes of all streams cleaned the campus of Career College.

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Literacy Day celebration with WEC Cell
Dept. of Zoology in collaboration with WEC organized a poster competition on the occasion of International Literacy Day on 7th Sept.2019. The topic of competition was "Literacy and Empowerment" Students of Life Science participated in this competition. Winners were awarded prizes. Certificates were given to all the participants.

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Creation and Maintenance of Aquarium
Three days Entrepreneurship Development Programme on “Creation and Maintenance of Aquarium” was conducted from 30th March 2016 to 1st April 2016 for B.Sc IV Sem. students. Nearly 30 students participated. The resource person was Mr. Amit Kumar Gupta, Alumni of Career College batch 2010-13.The aim of the programme was to enhance the different skills amongst students related to become entrepreneur in the field of creation of Aquarium, its maintenance, diet of fish, disease of fish, types of aquarium and many more. On the last day of training, Aquarium was purchased by faculty members to motivate our students by developing the sense of ‘Earn while you Learn’.

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Vermiculture
Two days Skill Development Certificate Programme on ‘Vermiculture’ was organized on 24th Oct. 2016 to 25th Oct. 2016. Dr. Rajani Gautam gave the welcome address. App. 70 students attended the programme which was initiated by Mr. Ajay Patidar. He has received “Van Aushidhi Krishi Ratan” award from State Govt. of M.P. He has set up a production plant that manufactures organic fertilizers and pesticides. He provides free consultancy and his business is spread far & wide in M.P. This makes him a successful Entrepreneur. For evaluation purpose, a written test was also conducted next day. All the students participated out of which ten best students will be selected. They will further carry out this activity by going to different places around Bhopal to make the public aware of biofertilizers and its utility.

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Museum Keeping and Preservation Techniques (VET)
Dept. of Zoology organized a three days training programme (from 18th to 20th March 2019) for B.Sc. students in Zoology Lab. Students learnt methods of preservation of Invertebrate and Vertebrate animals. It is beneficial for students for identification of new species of animals and to become an entrepreneur in this field.

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Vermiculture
Dept of Zoology organized two days value-added Certificate Programme on ‘Vermiculture’ dated 13th Feb. and 14th Feb. 2019. The resource person was Mr. Ajay Patidar, owner of Sanwaria Farm House, Bhopal and also a successful entrepreneur. B.Sc. 1st year students participated in the program and gained practical as well as theoretical knowledge about Vermicompost. Vermicompost contains water-soluble nutrients and is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is very useful in agriculture as it is a sustainable bio-fertilizer used in organic farming.

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Identification of Animals Pug Marks and its Conservation
Dept. of Zoology organized a one day ‘Short Term Certificate Programme’ on ‘Identification of Animals Pug Marks and its Conservation’ on the occasion of ‘world Forest Day’ on 21st March 2018. The resource person was Mr. Sudesh Waghmare, Retd, Forest Officer, WWF, Bhopal and Ms. Vandana Bajaj, WWF. A interesting and valuable information about wild animals was given by resources person. Students learnt old and latest techniques of animal pug marks.

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ICT DAY COMPETITION
More than 200 students participated in the following competitions: * Kabad se Jugad * Poster * Battle of Brilliant Minds * Paintertainment * Smart Buddy * Movie making * Google Mania * Art Platter These competitions took place simultaneously at different places in the college. A team of eminent judges from academia as well as industry evaluated all the competitions.

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MOU
The MOU signed between Department of Life Science and Pinnacle Biomedical Research Institute Bhopal (PBRI), on 2nd March. 2020. It was initiated by Dept. of Zoology. The arrangements under this MOU will facilitate our students to fulfill their practical, training and internship requirements.

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Training - Museum Keeping and Preservation Techniques
Department of Zoology organized one week Training Programme for UG & PG Life Science students from 11th to 19th Feb. on the topic “Museum Keeping and Preservation Techniques”. A zoological specimen is an animal or part of an animal preserved for scientific purpose. Its uses include to identity a species, to allow study and increase knowledge of taxonomy. Students collected various dead animals and learnt how to preserve them in Formalin for long time.

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