Science Department

About the Department of Zoology

Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG)

The Department of Zoology started in 1971 along with the establishment of the College. The third year course in Zoology was started in the year 1984 while Post Graduate course started from June 2008.

The Department has 6 Faculty members .The faculties working in the Department are H.O.D. and Associate Professor Dr. R.S. Bhadane,Associate Professor Dr. Sunil D. Patil,Associate Professor Dr.Resham Bhalla, Assistant Professor Dr. Anita Patil, Assistant Professor Dr. Ajay Patil, Assistant Professor Mr. Lalit Tank, Assistant Professor Dr.SuyogKuwar. The staff of the Department is highly qualified with diverse interest in Research. Faculties of the Department have published 10 Reference Books and 80 Research papers. All Faculty members are working hard to maintain good Academic standard and contributing their maximum extent to the development of the Department. Sincere efforts are being taken by the faculty for the interest of depressed and minority communities and to create the awareness and interest among the students regarding the subject. Faculties have presented their Papers in International and National Conferences, Major and Minor Research Projects have been undertaken by faculties.

Highlights of the Department

  • 1. The T.Y. B.Sc. in Zoology was started in 1984 and the results of Department are excellent till now students are passing with distinction ranking.
  • 2. The Post Graduate course in Zoology with specialization in Physiology was started in 2008-2009. Taking into consideration the importance of subject this specialization was started to cater the needs of students as no other college in the locality is running PG course with this specialization.
  • 3. The Department has established a well-developed Library and Books are provided to the students.
  • 4. Six teachers from the Department are holding Ph.D. degree.
  • 5. The Faculty is involved in research activities and is consistently publishing books, research articles, research papers in reputed National and International research journals.
  • 6. The faculty is engaged in UGC and BCUD’s Minor and Major Research projects.
  • 7. Publication of number of books is also a credit to the faculty.
  • 8. Research center in Zoology started from year 2015-16.
  • 9. Research Guide of the department
    1) Dr. Sunil D. Patil (No. of Students register 02).
    2) Dr. Resham Bhalla (No. of Students register 04).

Department of Zoology Course Structure, Eligibility and Duration

Sr. No. Programme level Name of the programme / course Duration Entry Point Qualification Medium of instruction
1 UG B. Sc. (Zoology) 3 Years XII English
2 PG M. Sc. (Zoology) 2 Years B.Sc. with Zoology, Biotechnology & Microbiology English

Intake Capacity UG Level

Class Intake Capacity Grant Intake Capacity Non Grant
F. Y. B. Sc. 120 120
S. Y. B. Sc. 120 120
T. Y. B. Sc. 60 Nil
Total 300 240

Intake Capacity PG Level

Class Intake Capacity Grant Intake Capacity Non Grant
M. Sc. I Nil 24
M. Sc. II Nil 24
Total Nil 48

Course Structure of Under-Graduate Classes

Class: F.Y. B. Sc.

Paper Course No. Term I Course No. Term II Credits
I ZO - 111 Animal Diversity – I ZO – 121 Animal Diversity – II 2+2
II ZO - 112 Animal Ecology ZO – 122 Cell Biology 2+2
III ZO - 113 Practical course ZO - 123 Practical course 1.5+1.5

Class: S.Y. B. Sc.

Paper Course No. Term I Course No. Term II
I ZY-211 Animal Systematics and Diversity – III ZY-221 Animal Systematics and Diversity – IV
II ZY-212 Applied Zoology I ZY-222 Applied Zoology II
III ZY-223 Practical course

Class: T.Y. B. Sc.

Paper Course No. Semester I Course No. Semester II
I ZY-331 Animal Systematics and Diversity – V ZY-341 Biological Techniques
II ZY-332 Mammalian Histology ZY-342 Mammalian Physiology and Endocrinology
III ZY-333 Biological Chemistry ZY-343 Genetics and Molecular Biology
IV ZY-334 Environmental Biology and Toxicology ZY-344 Organic Evolution
V ZY-335 Parasitology ZY-345 General Embryology
VI ZY-336 General Pathology or Cell Biology ZY-346 Public Health and Hygiene or Medical Entomology
VII ZY-347 Practical corresponding to ZY 331, ZY 332, ZY 341 & ZY 342
VIII ZY-348 Practical corresponding to ZY 333, ZY 334, ZY 343 & ZY 344
IX ZY-349 Practical corresponding to ZY 335, ZY 336, ZY 345 & ZY 346

Course Structure of Post-Graduate Classes

(To be implemented from 2019Course structure & Credits Distribution)

M. Sc. Zoology - Course structure & Distribution of Credits

M.Sc. Zoology, Part I, Semester I :

Sr. no. Core Compulsory Theory Paper (CCTP) Choice Based Optional Paper (CBOP) Theory / Practical Credit Core Compulsory Practical Paper (CCPP) Credit
1 Zout 111
Biochemistry & Biochemical Techniques
- - 4
2 Zout 112
Cell Biology & Development Biology
- - 4
3 Zout 113
Genetics & English in Scientific Communication
- - 4
4 - ZODT 114 Theory Biostatistics / Freshwater Zoology 2 - 4
ZODP 114 Practical Zoology Practical Paper - 1 2
5 - - ZOUP 115 Basic Zoology Lab 1 4
Total Credit Of Semester 1 20

M.Sc. Zoology, Part I, Semester II :

Sr. no. Core Compulsory Theory Paper (CCTP) Choice Based Optional Paper (CBOP) Theory / Practical Credit Core Compulsory Practical Paper (CCPP) Credit
1 ZOUT 121
Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics
- - 4
2 ZOUT 122
Endocrinology & Parasitology
- - 4
3 ZOUT 123
Comparative Animal Physiology & Environmental Biology
- - 4
4 - ZODT 124 Theory Metabolic Pathways / Ichthyology 2 - 4
ZODP 124 Practical Zoology Practical Paper - 2 2
5 - - ZOUP 125 Basic Zoology Lab 2 4
Total Credit Of Semester 2 20

Class: M. Sc. II (Semester III)

Course No. Title Credits Course No. Title Credits
ZY 301 T Animal Physiology I (special) 4C ZY 301 P Practicals in Animal Physiology 3C
ZY 302 T Immunology / Environmental Biology 2C ZY 302 P Practicals in Immunology / Environmental Biology 2C
ZY 303 T Genetic toxicology / Aquaculture 2C ZY 303 P Practicals in Genetic toxicology / Aquaculture 2C
ZY 304 T Insect physiology and biochemistry 2C ZY 304 P Practicals in Insect physiology and biochemistry 2C
ZY 305 T Research methodology 2C ZY 305 P Practicals in Research Methodology 2C
ZY 306 T Parasitology 2C ZY 306 P Practicals in Parasitology 2C
ZY 307 T Fundamentals of Systematics 2C ZY 307 P Practicals in Fundamentals of Systematics 2C
ZY 308 T Insect Ecology 2C ZY 308 P Research Project 2C
ZY 309 T Toxicology I 2C ZY 309 P Practicals in Toxicology I 2C
20C 19C

(T = Theory; P = Practicals)

Total credits = 39

Note:- Courses equivalent to at least 25 credits should be taken by the students.

Class: M. Sc. II (Semester IV)

Course No. Title Credits Course No. Title Credits
ZY 401 T Animal Physiology I (special) 4C ZY 401 P Practicals in Animal Physiology I (special) 3C
ZY 402 T Economic Zoology / Bacteria and phage Genetics 2C ZY 402 P Practicals in Economic Zoology / Bacteria and phage Genetics 2C
ZY 403 T Mammalian reproductive physiology / Biodiversity assessment 2C ZY 403 P Practicals in Mammalian reproductive physiology / Biodiversity assessment 2C
ZY 404 T Histology and Histochemistry 2C ZY 404 P Practicals in Histology and Histochemistry 2C
ZY 405 T Pollution biology 2C ZY 405 P Practicals in Pollution biology 2C
ZY 406 T Apiculture 2C ZY 406 P Practicals in Apiculture 2C
ZY 407 T Pest control 2C ZY 308 P Research Project 2C
ZY 408 T Toxicology II 2C ZY 406 P Practicals in Toxicology II 2C
18C 17C

Results UG

Year Class Appeared Passed Failed
2014-15 F. Y. B. Sc. 143 111 32
S. Y. B. Sc. 60 56 04
T. Y. B. Sc. 25 23 02
2015-16 F. Y. B. Sc. 140 135 05
S. Y. B. Sc. 102 88 14
T. Y. B. Sc. 21 20 01
2016-17 F. Y. B. Sc. 156 116 40
S. Y. B. Sc. 114 97 17
T. Y. B. Sc. 35 32 03
2017-18 F. Y. B. Sc. 177 137 40
S. Y. B. Sc. 120 86 34
T. Y. B. Sc. 40 35 05
2018-19 F. Y. B. Sc. 152 133 19
S. Y. B. Sc. 151 123 28
T. Y. B. Sc. 39 35 04

Results PG

Year Class Appeared Passed Failed
2014-15 M. Sc. I 24 22 02
M. Sc. II 21 17 04
2015-16 M. Sc. I 23 22 01
M. Sc. II 24 21 03
2016-17 M. Sc. I 24 23 01
M. Sc. II 24 22 02
2017-18 M. Sc. I 24 22 02
M. Sc. II 23 23 00
2018-19 M. Sc. I 21 13 08
M. Sc. II 19 19 00

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Sunil D. Patil

Associate Professor
Specialization : Entomology
M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Dr. Rekha S. Bhadane

Head & Associate Professor
Specialization : Ichthyology
M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.

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Dr. Mrs. Resham Bhalla

Associate Professor
Specialization : Physiology
M.Sc., M.Phil, B.Ed., Ph.D.

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Dr. Anita P. Patil

Assistant Professor
Specialization : Entomology
M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.

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Dr. Ajay Patil

Assistant Professor
Specialization : Physiology
M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Mr. Lalit G. Tank

Assistant Professor
Specialization : Entomology, Genetics, Molecular Biology
M.Sc., NET.

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Dr. Suyog Kuwar

Assistant Professor
Specialization : Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Details

Sr. No. Name and Designation of Faculty Major areas of Research Number of Ph.Ds produced (In last 5 years)
01 Dr. R. S. Bhadane, Head Environmental Science Nil
02 Dr. S. D. Patil (Assoc Professor) Heminthology 02 Registered
03 Dr. Resham Bhalla (Assoc Professor) Zoology 03 Registered
Name of the Principal Investigator Title of the Project Agency Duration Amount Major / Minor
Dr. Mrs. Resham Bhalla Ascorbate effect of pesticide induced histopathological and biochemical alterations in fresh water bivalveLamellidensmaginallis UGC 3 Years 8,66,800/- Major
Dr. Mrs. R.S Bhadane ‘Study of Zooplankton Diversity as an Indicator of Pollution at Ramkund of Godavari River, Nashik’. UGC 2 Years 1,85,000/- Minor
Dr.S.D.Patil A survey and documentation of Diversity of crop pest with traditional and present controlling methods in Nashik Dist of Maharashtra UGC-WRO 2 Years 2,15,000/- Minor

Academic Awards:

Dr. Resham Bhalla

Sr. No. Fellowship/ Awards Type of Award Name of the Professional Body
1 Fellowship with Gold Medal National Awarded Fellow of Action for Sustainable, Efficacious Development and Awareness, (ASEA), India, with Certificate and Gold Medal on 3rd Nov. 2012.
2 Fellowship National Foundation of Nature, Science and Culture, Haridwar (2014).
3 Fellowship National ESSENCE - International Journal for Environmental Rehabilitation and Conservation. (2014)
4 Scientist of the Year 2016 National National Environment Science Academy, New Delhi.
5 Best Teacher Award SPPU 2016-17 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Categ : NON-PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES – URBAN AREA.