History of the Department
Our Department is one of the oldest Departments in our college. The Department of Zoology is one of the departments that had its genesis with the beginning of the college on 23.06.1962 by the affiliation granted by the University of Madras. To start with there were three groups of P.U.C., among which Natural Science, along with the Physical Sciences, Household arts, Advanced-Tamil/English were on the curriculum of Group III. Taught at P.U.C. level from 1962-79, Zoology became a major subject of undergraduate study when B.Sc., Zoology was started in our College in the year 1966-1967. Chemistry and Botany became the ancillary subjects for Zoology. Initially 24 students were admitted, an additional strength of 16 was sanctioned from the academic year 1967-68 and the total sanctioned strength is 40. Zoology was introduced as ancillary subject for B.Sc., Biochemistry in 1989-1990. Our College received the status of Autonomy in the year 2009 and Choice Based Credit System was introduced in our syllabus. M.Sc., Zoology was started in self finance stream in the academic year (2015-2016). The Department was celebrated the Golden Jubilee in the academic year 2017-2018. At present Student’s strength is 120 (UG) and 6 (PG). The faculty is taking strenuous efforts to enrich the syllabus, ensure the academic flexibility and also promote the knowledge of the students.