DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
The Department of Zoology of Hindu College was established in the year 1972 and since then has become a leading Department for undergraduate studies in the field of Animal Sciences. The Department, every year attracts best of the students from all over India. The Department of Zoology has an accomplished faculty with specialization in diverse research disciplines namely, Cell Biology, Entomology, Fish Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology etc. The Department has also been active in research with ‘UGC Major Research Project’ and ‘DST Young Scientist Start-up Project’ awarded to its faculty member, Dr. Soma M. Ghorai. Three faculty members were awarded Innovation projects by the University of Delhi in 2015 for promotion of Undergraduate Research. Under the aegis of Hindu Innovation Council, three faculty members are working with undergraduate students on interdisciplinary minor research projects. Some of the faculty members are also engaged in guiding and supervising the research work of Ph.D. students.
The informal attitude of the faculty and laboratory staff of the Department provides an easy and interactive atmosphere conducive for learning and personality development. The curriculum studies are supplanted with hands-on research, workshops, symposiums, seminars and lectures. The students visit reputed research labs and are also regularly taken to field trips, excursion tours for practical learning outside the four walls of their labs and classroom. The faculty motivates students to undergo summer training in laboratories conducting research in Biological sciences in some of the renowned research institutes namely IISc and JNCASR, Bangalore; TIFR, Mumbai; NBRC Gurgaon; NII, Delhi, etc. With the rigorous training they receive, students consistently outshine their peers and bring laurels to the College in the form of top ranks in the University. The strong foundation in academics helps the students to clear various entrance examinations and gain entry to prestigious institutions for their Masters and Phd.
The department has three well equipped labs for carrying out experiments related to curriculum and Research projects. A very well organized Museum is the hallmark of the precincts of the Department. The Department provides, for the use of students, computers with internet facility, a digital library with a collection of the latest editions of over 1400 books, a rich collection of research/ review papers from scientific journals, around 300 Nature/Science documentaries and films and a dedicated LCD projection facility.
The holistic development of students is ensured by engaging them in various curricular and extra-curricular activities planned and conducted throughout the year by ‘GENESIS’, the Departmental society. ’Genesis’ offers the students a chance for self-expression and self-assertion and helps to develop their social skills. The students are responsible for planning and execution of the activities of the society and this inculcates in them a sense of responsibility and brings to the fore dormant leadership qualities
This emphasis on all round development has enabled the students to carve out a niche in fields as varied as Research, Academics, Civil services, Armed Forces, Management etc. The Department aims to train students not only for achieving excellence in their field of work but also to become individuals who will be frontrunners in solving the various scientific and societal challenges faced by the World.
GE papers offered by the Department:
I Sem: Insect Vector and Diseases
II Sem: Human Physiology
III Sem: Food Nutrition and Health
IV Sem: Aquatic Biology
Add on course offered by the Department:
Application of Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Effective, Economical and Eco-friendly ways to keep insect pests at bay (September 2020-Nov. 2020; Coordinated by Dr. Anupam V. Sharma)
1. Dr. SOMA M. GHORAI
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
2. Dr. ANUPAM VARSHNEY SHARMA
M.Sc., PGDSM, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
3. Dr. NEETU
M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
4. Dr. VARUNENDRA SINGH RAWAT
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
5. Dr. DIVYA BAJAJ
MSc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
6. MR.. KIRAN KUMAR SALAM
M.Sc., M.Phil. pursuing Ph.D.
7. Ms. VARSHA YADAV
M.Sc., NET-JRF., Assistant Professor
8. Dr. MOHIT KUMAR