School of Basic Sciences

Department of Zoology


Zoology is a gateway to the diverse areas of modern biology. Through our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, we envision to prepare students for the future by imparting quality education of the basic, applied and advanced aspects in life sciences with an emphasis on animal systems to achieve the goal to enrich the human, animal and environmental life.


The mission of our programs is threefold as stated below:

  • Solid foundation of basic principles and processes in biology to understand biological complexity including the interrelationships among humans, animal systems and environment. Broad-based yet integrated teaching of basic, specialized and emerging subject areas of biology with ample choice.
  • To emphasize critical thinking and conceptual skills that come from an understanding of how scientific information is obtained and evaluated, and of how this information can be applied to societal issues. A strong practical knowledge and a hands-on in all the basic advanced and applied techniques in the subject/niche area and also impart knowledge of principle, validation, calibration, and function of all the laboratory and central instrumentation.
  • To develop an aptitude for research and imparting necessary skills and character to to bring out professionally capable, well-trained and creative individuals in the field of animal biology who would undertake diverse and challenging career opportunities in academia and industry in the niche area and be the preferred choice for the graduate and post graduate students across the nation.

Academic Programmes Offered

  • 2020-22
    • M.Sc Zoology
    • Ph. D Zoology
  • 2019-21
    • M.Sc. Life Sciences (Specialization in Animal Sciences)
    • Ph.D. Animal Sciences



Our department has vibrant and young faculty with national and international experience and expertise in frontier areas of basic and advanced research in animal biology.

  1. Dr. Anil K. Mantha, Professor
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  2. Dr. Aklank Jain, Associate Professor & HoD
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  3. Dr. Jyoti Parkash, Assistant Professor
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  4. Dr. R.K. Chaitanya , Assistant Professor
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  5. Dr. Sunil Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor
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  6. Dr. Shahnaz Lone, Ramanujan Fellow
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  7. Dr. Debarshi Sarkar, Assistant Professor
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Current Research Thrust Areas of the Department:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA damage and repair mechanisms
  • Insect Molecular Biology and Physiology
  • Thrombus Biology & Nanomedicine
  • Circadian Biology

Laboratory equipment & infrastructure

  • Advanced gel documentation system
  • High speed refrigerated centrifuge
  • 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis
  • Inverted microscopes
  • Western blotting (wet and semi-dry) system
  • CO2 incubators
  • Ice flaking machine
  • -60 C ultra-low & -20 C low freezers and 4 C refrigerators
  • Animal cell culture facility
  • Drosophila breeding and maintenance facility

 Central instrumentation facility

  • DNA Sequencer
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope (CLSM)
  • Fluorescence Microscope
  • Flow Cytometer
  • Clinical Chemistry Analyzer
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)
  • Ultrahigh Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS)
  • Gas Chromatography (FID/TCD)
  • Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy