Department of Zoology (Aided)

  • To cater the students to be competent in the field of life science and responsible for the betterment of society.
  • To impart the quality education to meet out the needs of rural women folk.
  • To motivate them to apply the academic skills for the improvement of society.
  • To mould the students to be responsible and successful citizens.
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.

Highlights of the Department
  • Wildlife Week is celebrated every year in the first week of October to create awareness about the importance of animals and their conservation.
  • Field trips to Rameshwaram, Mandapam, Thondi, Dhanushkodi, Marthandam and Kerala.
  • Paper presentation in National Seminars/Conferences.
  • Participation in Workshops.
  • Group projects/ Internship training in research institutions for UG students in the III semester.
  • Individual projects for PG students during final semester.
  • Financial assistance received from various funding agencies (TNSCST) for doing student projects.
  • More than 1766 books and 4 journals (Current Science, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, Indian Journal of Fisheries and Scientific American).
  • Financial assistance received from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology,New Delhi for strengthening UG Zoology Department.

Programmes offered

S.No. Name of the Programme Sanctioned Strength Syllabus
B.Sc. Zoology

Faculty Members

Dr. J. Rani
Associate Professor & Head
Dr. M. Tamilselvi
Associate Professor
Dr. R. Radhalakshmi
Assocaite Professor
Dr. P. Veeramuthumari
Assistant Professor
Dr. P. Vijaya

Assistant Professor

Succession List of Head of the Department

S.No. Name of the Faculty Year
1Mrs.Damayanthi Rajadurai1966 - 1987
2Mrs.Manohara Daniel1987 - 1999
3Mrs.K.Subbulakshmi1999 - 2003
4Mrs.R.Amaravathy2003 - 2005
5Mrs.K.Nagamani2005 - 2008
Students Achievements
  • 122 students have received Proficiency prizes. More than 500 students participated in the Inter Collegiate and Intra Collegiate competitions and they have won many prizes.
  • Nearly 155 students eagerly participated and presented their research and review papers in International, National and State level seminars/Conferences organized by various Colleges.
  • Apart from the academics, students are also interested in Athletic activities and Yoga.
  • 38 PG students of our department successfully submitted their project reports and 6 students are doing their project work in this academic year.
  • Our department motivates the students to participate in placement training programmes and 35 students from our department are placed in various companies.
  • 123 UG students have completed their Internship training programme in different research centres as a part of their Curriculum.
  • Students of UG Zoology visited the Jeypee Bio Farm, Kulloor Sandai, Virudhunagar, Alpha Research Foundation, Madurai and Regional Centre of CMFRI, Mandapam under DBT Star College Scheme from 2020-2023.
  • UG students have participated in the Hands-on training programme on Beekeeeping, Orgnamental fish culture, DNA Isolation, Southern Blotting techniques, SDS- PAGE, Poultry Farming, Rabbit Farming and Synthesis of Nanoparticles under DBT Star College Scheme from 2020-2023.
  • B.Sc. Zoology results revealed that the pass percentage of the 2014 – 2017 batch was 93%, for the 2015 – 2018 batch was 89%, 2016-2019 batch was 94%, and 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 batch were 96% and 99% and 2019-2022 & 2020-2023 batch was 94% and 100% respectively.
  • M.Sc. Zoology results revealed that the pass percentage of the 2015 – 2017 batch was 92%, 2016 – 2018 batch showed 94%, for the year 2017-2019 the pass percentage was 95% and 100% pass percentage was achieved in the year 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 respectively.


Details of Consultancy

  • MoU signed with the Department of Zoology, Sri S. Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu.
Our prominent alumni are:
  • Mrs.K.Subbulakshmi, Selection Grade Professor (Rtd), Department of Zoology, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar
  • Mrs.R.Amaravathy, Selection Grade Professor (Rtd), Department of Zoology, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar
  • Mrs.K.Nagamani, Selection Grade Professor (Rtd), Department of Zoology, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar
  • Dr.C.Stella, Professor & Head, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies, Alagappa University, Thondi Campus, Thondi
  • Dr.R.Renuka, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar
  • Dr. R.V. Kalaimathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, A.P.A. College of Arts and Culture, Palani
  • Dr.R.Radhalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar
  • Dr.V.Amsha Devi, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar
  • Dr.M.Selvarani, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai-3
  • Dr.C.K.Chitra Prabha, Research Associate, Department of Zoology, Lady Doak College, Madurai
  • Ms.N.Subashini, Research Scholar, Department of Zoology, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar
  • Ms.T.Subashree, Teacher, I.I.L.M., Chennai
  • Ms.G.Danalakshmi, TET, SET Passed, 2016
  • Ms.K.Mohana, TRB passed, 2017
  • Ms.Usha, IAS Preliminary, 2016


Address : Dr.J.Rani,
Associate Professor & Head,
Department of Zoology(Aided),
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar - 626 001.

Mail Id

Contact Number: 94890 88713