The Department of Zoology came into existence in 1959. Prof. Marykutty George was the first head of the department. Prof. Lilly Koshy (1961-1993) took over the reins followed by Dr. Cardoza Mildred Diana, Prof. Katherine Philip and Dr. Annie Thomas. Rev. Sr. Leelamma Joseph of the department served as the eighth Principal of the College. Sr. Leelamma Joseph also served as the Provincial Superior of the Canossian congregation for the South Province. The services of Prof. Lilykutty Mathew, Prof. Tresa Anthraper and Rev Mother Teresina Prevedello during their tenure in the Department were commendable. Mettilda M. (Late), Smt. Mariamma, Shri. Joy P. M., Smt. Helen Fernandez and Smt. Mary Metilda retired as lab assistants from the Department.
The present Head of the Department is Asso. Prof. Rose Michael. Asso. Prof. Oriel D'coutho, Asst. Prof. Remya James and Asst. Prof.Febby Payya are the other members of the Zoology faculty. Smt. Mary Teresa Assuntha serves as the Lab Assistant.
The Department of Zoology promotes discovery and learning at all levels of biological organization (molecular, cellular, organismal, population, community, and ecosystem) and is a DST-FIST sponsored department. Our integrative focus reflects the importance of strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in teaching. We strive for excellence and synergy in our coordinated programs of teaching and service. Recognizing the essential roles of science and biology in the lives of citizens today and tomorrow, we emphasize biological literacy in our teaching and outreach programs. Along with the subject knowledge we aim at inculcating spiritual and cultural values in the students.
The extension activities of the department of Zoology during the academic years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 detailed in the pdf attached
- Extension activities 2012-17 - Department of Zoology Download
Extension Activities during the Year 2015-16
- Extension Activities during the Year 2015-16 Download
The fifth semester students filled the questionnaires for the project of Prince Paul, a student from St. Berchman’s College, Changanassery on the topic ‘Use of Internet by Students’.
Participation in Career counselling programme
All the Fifth Semester students attended the Career Counselling Programme organized in the college
The I DC students were actively participated in the Campus Cleaning programme.
Mission Sunday Collection
Students of the department actively collected money for mission purpose and remitted it to the college office.
Onam was celebrated with all its bliss in the department. Students arranged ‘Sadya’ for themselves and for the teachers & non-teaching staff in the department.
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION
In connection with teacher’s day, along with the common celebrations in the college, the students in the department celebrated teacher’s day and honored the teachers by distributing flowers and sweets.
Participation in Poster Designing
First semester students participated in the poster designing competition held in the Department of History’ on topic ‘War – a crime to mankind’.
Participation in Women’s Day Celebration organized by AICUF
As part of Women’s Day celebration AICUF organized an awareness talk on the topic “Laws related to Woman Empowerment”. The following students from the department participated in the programme.
Leena Ouseph, Mary Geethu, Anjali P.A II DC
Anju Viswappan and Tintu Simon I DC
Participation in Women’s Day Celebration organized by Woman’s Cell
As part of Women’s Day celebration the Women’s Cell organized a programme to honor the Mothers of disabled students in our college. The I DC and II DC students from the department participated in the programme.
Participation in Cancer Awareness Programme
Third year students of the department attended the Cancer Awareness Programme organized in the college.
Students of the department actively participated in the Christmas Celebration organized by the College Union. Students also celebrated Christmas in the department by exchanging gifts and cutting cake
Participation in Orientation Class
Third year students of the department attended the Orientation programme organized by PASSPORT SEVA
Participation in College Union
The following students were selected as members in College Union
Sivasankari G – College Union GENERAL SECRETARY
Varsha A – College Union ARTS CLUB SECRETARY
9/9/2016 – Students from the department participated in various competition organized by the College Union
LOGO DESIGNING and NAMING of College Union
P. Ashit Sebastian of III DC Zoology designed the New Logo of the College Union for the year 2016-17 and the name ‘ALOKI’ was coined by Siva Sankari G. of II DC Zoology.
NAME for Arts Club 2016-17
P. Ashit Sebastian of III DC Zoology coined the name ‘AGNEYA’ for the Arts Club of the college for the academic year 2016-17.
Cover Page LAYOUT and DESIGNING
P. Ashit Sebastian of III DC Zoology designed the layout for the cover page of College Magazine
Participation in Union Inauguration Programmes
Ameena Nizar, Bincy John and Rahna Rahim were in the Reception Committee of College Union Inauguration. Sreelakshmi S. of II DC Zoology, Nayana, Vijayalakshmi and Sithara of I DC Zoology took part in the Welcome Dance of Union Inauguration
Participation in ‘RENEWAL PROGRAMME’
The students of the departments participated in the renewal programme organized by the college in the following dates.
1/3/2017 I DC Students
2/3/2017 II DC Students
3/3/2017 III DC Students
Students of the department conducted assembly for the month of March in the following schedule
1/3/2017 to 10/3/2017 III DC Zoology
13/3/2017 to 20/3/2017 II DC Zoology
21/3/2017 to 31/3/2017 I DC Zoology
CLIP BOARD COLLECTIONS
Students are involved in clipping of mini posters on various topics related to Life Science onto to the Clip Board of the department. The clippings were done on topics such as
Environmental conservation programmes
These clippings were compiled by the students and was donated to the department.
Various important news and articles from news papers and magazines were collected by the students and compiled at the year ending. This is kept in the department as a reference.
Manuscript Magazine – ‘REFLECTIONS’
Manuscript magazine ‘Reflections 2016-17’ was compiled by the students of the department.
Participation in MOTIVATIONAL VISITS – WWS (Walk With the Scholar)
Motivational visit to Bangalore
Susmitha S Shenoy, Sivasankari G and Meghana Roy took part in the motivational visit to Bangalore from 2/3/2017 to 5/3/2017. They visited the following palces
3/3/2017 Vishweshwaraiah Museum, K. Venkatappa Art Gallary, Iskcon temple, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain, Vidhan Soudha
4/3/2017 Indira Gandhi Institute of Science, Aquarium, Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake
5/3/2017 Dharmaram Vidya Kshetra, Christ University, St. John’s Medical College, Shivaji Nagar, Miraculous Infant Jesus Shrine
Motivational Visit to Trivandrum
Liz Maria Soni, Vijayalakshmi M, Amala KS visited the following places as part of the motivational visit arranged by WWS of the college on 27/2/2017 & 28/2/2017
CTCRI (Centre Tuber Crops Research Institute)
NIIST (National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology)
Participation in ENVIRONMENTAL VISIT
Wetland club members of the department participated in the environmental visit at Mohamma conducted by the Wetland Club
Participation in NSS
10/3/2017 - Gayathri Pradeep, Sreelekshmi Devaraj and Anjitha S of I DC Zoology participated in the Survey on ‘Road Sand Issues’ conducted by the NSS unit of the college in collaboration with L & T Company, Hydrabad from Kalarcode to Vadakal
Participation in NCC
Following students are members in NCC
Sreelakshmi S – II DC Zoology
Sithara Ahammed – I DC Zoology
Anju Viswappan – I DC Zoology
Archana R – I DC Zoology
Sreelakshmi S of II DC Zoology attended Ten days ATC Camp at SD College, Alappuzha
Sreelakshmi S of II DC Zoology appeared for the B certificate examination
Ø P. Ashit Sebastian of III DC won the Third prize for Drawing Competition in connection with the ‘Breast Feeding Week’ conducted by the department of Home Science
Ø Mary Ritty Citus of II DC won First prize in Pencil Drawing Competition on topic ’Nature’ conducted by the Department of Zoology in connection with Wild Life week Celebration
Ø Ninitha Benny of III DC won First prize in Painting Competition on topic ‘Nature’ conducted by the Department of Zoology in connection with Wildlife week celebration.
Ø Amala K.S of I DC won First prize in power point Presentation competition conducted by the Department of Zoology in connection with Wildlife week celebration.
Ø Liz Maria Soni of I DC won Second prize in power point Presentation competition conducted by the Department of Zoology in connection with Wildlife week celebration.
Ø INTERCOLLEGIATE PAPER PRESENTATION
o 10/12/2016 Siva Sankari G. of II DC Zoology participated and Won SECOND PRIZE in the intercollegiate paper presentation competition ‘Voyage 2015’ held at Assumption College, Changanassery
Ø INTERCOLLEGIATE QUIZ COMPETIITON
o 1/3/2017 Siva Sankari G. and Susmitha S. Shenoy participated in the All-Kerala Intercollegiate Life Science Quiz Competition held at St. Berchmans College, Changanassery.
Ø Participation in ‘ZOOM 2K17’ 6/3/2017 & 7/3/2017
ESSAY WRITING 6/3/2017
Varsha A, Reneesa Kabeer of II DC Zoology and Abhirami S Sivadas, Vijayalakshmi M, Aardra, Anju Viswappan, Nayana of I DC Zoology took part in the essay writing competition conducted as part of ZOOM 2K17 at SD College, Alappuzha.
Topic – Cyber Addiction and Human Health
IInd Prize – Vijayalakshmi M
IIIrd Prize – Reneesa Kabeer
QUIZ COMPETITION 7/3/2017
Following students from the department took part in the intercollegiate Quiz competition on ‘Human Body’ conducted as part of the programme ‘ZOOM 2K17’ organized at Department of Zoology, SD College Alappuzha.
The team won Second Prize
Ameena Nizar II DC Zoology
Liz Maria Soni I DC Zoology
29/9/2016 First Semester results of Third Semester students were published
B Grade – 7
C Grade – 5
D Grade – 3
Failed – 11
Pass Percentage – 60%
University Pass Percentage – 45.84%
16/2/2017 Fourth Semester results of Sixth Semester students were published
A Grade – 6
B Grade – 11
C Grade – 2
Failed – 1
Pass Percentage – 95 %
University Pass Percentage – 55.95%
Mary Geethu of II DC Zoology was selected for the Dharmedeepti Scholarship
University result 2015
Results of the 2nd sem. was published with 2 ‘A’, 1 ‘B’, 6’C’ and 5 ‘D’.
v A (8.79)- Meera Liza Jose
v A(8.02)-Lakshmi Rajan
3rd year university results were published with ‘A+’grade-1, ‘A’ grade -3, ‘B+’ grade -9, ‘B’grade-7 and ‘C’ grade.
1st RANK: Annie Thomas (A+: 3.82)
The 1st sem Zoology results, 2014 were published with 1 ‘A’, 5 ‘B’ and 12 ‘C’
The 4th sem University Results were published: A+-1, A- 3, B-6, C-1
v Lakshmi Rajan of 3rd DC Zoology, won the 1st prize in the Ra- Smriti All kerala Painting Competition held in the year 2015 at Kuttupuzha Marthoma Residential School, Thiruvalla organized by YMCA Thiruvala-Balabhumi.
Ø Cash Prize-Rs 1000 and Trophy.
Siva Shankary G (1st DC) secured 2nd prize in the power point presentation competition on the topic “ Human Right vs Animal rights” under the venture Voyage at S. B. College, Changanasherry. Won a cash prize of Rs.750/-
The students of the department won the overall Championship in the sports under the house name “REAL MADRID HOUSE”.
The 1st DC students won the 1st and 2nd prize for the card making competition organized by the college union in connection with Christmas celebration.
Meera Liza Jose and Lakshmi Rajan of 3rd DC, participated and qualified the preliminary and were selected for the finals in the District level SUCHITWA MISSION QUIZ COMPITION organized by the SUCHITWA MISSION in collaboration with Quiz Kerala (the only registered quiz society in Kerala) conducted at Govt. Girls HSS, Alappuzha.
Ø Won a consolation prize of Rs. 1000
ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES FOR THE STUDENTS
The 3rd DC students attended the orientation programme organized by the college.
Library orientation was arranged for the 1st sem students of the department in the library by the librarian Ms. Chithra
v Digital Poster Presentation Competition
Jennie Elizabath Martin of 2nd DC, participated in the digital poster presentation competition in the national seminar sponsored by the UGC “Bioscience in the Genomic Era” organized by S N college, Cherthala.
v Quiz Competition
Meera Liza Jose and Lakshmi Rajan of 3rd DC , participated in the KSCSTE sponsored quiz competition organized by SD college in connection with the Ozone Day celebration. They secured the 4th position.
v Power Point Presentation
Meera Liza Jose (3rd DC) and Siva Shankary G (1st DC) attended and participated in the power point presentation competition on the topic “ Human Right vs Animal rights” under the venture Voyage at S B College, Changanasherry.
v Quiz Competition
Meera Liza Jose and Lakshmi Rajan (3rd DC) and Noufila Noorudhin and Sreelakshmi (2nd DC) attended the Prof. K A Thomas Memorial All Kerala intercollegiate Quiz Competition on “Life Sciences” organized by the dept. of Zoology, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry.
v Environmental Essay Competition
Meera Liza Jose of 3rd DC participated in the T. Shahul Hameed Environmental Essay Competition 2016 organized by the PG and Research Department of Zoology, Fatima Matha College (Autonomous) Kollam, Kerala on the topic “Climate Change:The new paris Agreement and its likely impact”.
v Lakshmi Rajan of 3rd DC, won 2nd prize for the painting competition organized by the department of Literature on “Shakespeare”.
COLLEGE LEVEL ACTIVITIES
FRESHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS: 10/8/2015
The 1st DC students actively participated in all the competitions organized by the union.
o ‘Miss fresher’ Competition-Meghana Roy and Shivshankari
o Group Dance-Sreelekshmi, Sneha Abraham, Mary Ritty Cleetus
o Poem Recitation –Renisa Kabeer
ONAM CELEBRATION: 21/8/2015
The students of the department participated in all the competitions organized by the College Union in connection with onam.
v The department secured 3rd position in the Onam Procession Competition.
CRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 18/12/2015
Students of the department actively participated in the competitions organized by the college union in connection with Christmas celebration 2015.
-1st DC students won the 1st and 2nd prize for the card making competition
-1st and 3rd DC students participated in the live crib and Skit competition
ARTS FEST COMPETITIONS
1/3/2015 to 2/3/2015
Students of the department actively participated in all the competition organized by the college union in connection with “Arts Fest 2016-MUDHRA”
Participants from the department:-
Face Painting- Lekshmi Rajan and Harithe mol K A (3rd DC) 1st Prize
Pencil drawing- Mary Ritty, Aleesha John, Sneha Abraham (1st DC)
Malayalam Essay Writing- Cincymol Varghese (1st DC)
English Recitation- Noufila (2nd DC)- 2nd Prize, Sushmitha S Shenoy(1st DC)
Malayalam Recitation-Reneesa Kabir-3rd Prize
Hindi Recitation- Susmitha S Shenoy(1st DC)- 2nd Prize
Malayalam Short story Writing- Sneha Abraham, Mary Ritty, Cincy mol (1st DC)
Rengoli- Susmitha S Shenoy(1st DC)- 2nd Prize
Light Music- Bincy John (1st DC) - 2nd Prize, Aleesha Kuttan (2nd DC)
Mehandi designing- Jayisa and Ninitha (2nd DC)
JOB ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES ATTENDED BY THE STUDENTS
v 3 students of the 3rd DC, Anju mol K, Nimisha and Anu Varghese took part in the Job Fair organized by the JCI, Alleppy.
III rd DC students of the department attended the group discussion and interview preparation camp organized by the Geerideepam College for MBA.
The walk with scholar students of the department and the 3rd DC students attended the career guidance class organized under the programme Walk with Scholar, a kerala government venture.
3rd DC students of the department attended the skill orientation programme” Train the trainers” organized by the ASAP, Kerala Government and the IQAC of the college.
CLUB ACTIVITIES AND EXTENSION
v Independence day parade competition
Sreelakshmi,Teresa Raju, Sneha Abraham and Leena Ouseph attended the NCC Parade competition in connection with the Independence Day.
v Medical camp
Health Club members of the department organized a medical camp for the whole college in association with NHRM, Alappuzha, NSS and Home science dept.
v Poster Making
Nature Club students organized a poster exhibition in the college campus.
v Cleaning Programme
The NCC Cadets (Teresa Raju,Sreelakshmi S, Varsha a and sneha Abraham)of the department participated in the Beach cleaning programme as part of Gandhi Jayanthi Celebration.
v Seminar on Cancer
The health club members of the department organized a seminar on CANCER in collaboration with HDFC.
v Union Election
Reneesa Kabeer of 1st DC was elected as the Arts Club Secretary
· Meera Liza Jose of 3rd DC as the Student Editor in the year 2014-15 compiled the College Magazine.
3/12/2015: Sports Day
The students of the department actively participated in the sports day competition organized by the college under the house name “ REAL MADRID HOUSE” and won the overall Championship.
Walking Race – Reshma, Bincy, Leena, Sandra, Susmitha, Soumya, Sreelekshmi, Shahida.
100m race- Gayathri, Sneha, Bincy, Leena(Semifinals)
Shot put- Aswathy
Three Legged Race- Sivashankary and Leena 1st Prize)
Student Activities of the Year 2014-2015
University result 2014
3rd year university results were published with “ALL PASS” in the 6th sem exam with 2 ‘A’ grade, 23 ‘B’ grade and 3 ‘C’ grade.
Course result: ‘B’ grade-18, ‘C’ grade-8
v Commentary Competition: organized by Malayalam Mannorama
Mary Halen of 1st DC, took part in the district level commentary competition in connection with Nehru trophy Boat race, organized by the Malayala Mannorama in the college.
v Group Song Competition
Mijunu N Nizar of 2nd DC participated in the intercollegiate patriotic group song competition conducted by the St. Teresa’s College, Ekm and the team won the 2nd place.
v Quiz Competitions
Meera Liza Jose and Aiswarya K S. of 2nd DC got 2nd position in the preliminary round at college level conducted as a part of All Kerala Intercollegiate Quiz competition organized by “MES Aim At”, Marampally, Kochi.They got selection for the final level, which will be conducted at MES Aim At, Marampally, Kochi.
II. 12/1/2015: All Kerala D C Kizhekkemuri Memorial Quiz Competition
Meera Liza Jose, Lakshmi Rajan and Neeraja P Jith of 2nd DC class attended a competition at K C Mammen Mapilla Hall, Kottayam.
v Power point presentation competition
Annie Thomas (3rd DC) and Noufila (1st DC) participated in a digital poster presentation competition on the topic “Millstone in Life science” at SN college, Cherthala.
v Reading Week Celebration
4 students from the department participated in the reading competition organized by the department of Literature in connection with reading weak celebration.
Participants: Meera Liza Jose, Anu Bruno, Chinnu Raju and Neeraja P Jith(1st DC)
v Review Writing Competition
Meera Liza Jose participated in Review writing competition conducted by English department.
v Malayalam Elocution Competition
Gopika G (3rd DC) participated in the Malayalam elocution competition organized in connection with Independence day celebration by history department.
v Breast feeding week competition: sponsored by Inner Wheel Club, Alappuzha
Lekshmi Raj of 2nd DC got 1st pize in the drawing competition organized by the dept. of HSc in connection with breast feeding week (on 13 august 2014). She got a trophy sponsored by Inner Wheel Club, Alappuzha.
Ø Departmental Association Inauguration
Students of the department organized all the programmes for the association inauguration.
Emcee: - P. Ashit Sebastian (1st DC Zoology)
Welcome Speech: - Meera Liza Jose (2nd DC Zoology)
Ø Students actively participated in all the competitions organized by the department and got various prizes.
Ø Students of the department celebrated all the festivals in the department by cutting cakes, sadhyas and distributing sweets.
COLLEGE LEVEL ACTIVITIES
FRESHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
· P. Ashit Sebastian of 1st DC participated in the miss fresher competition organized by the college union and won the Best Smile honor
· Aleesha Kuttan (1st DC) recited a Malayalam Poem
Students actively participated in the competitions organized by the college union in connection with onam.
-3rd DC students arranged an Onam-Sadhya in the department with the homely made food.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DAY CELEBRATION
In connection with the international student day celebration, the 1st DC, 2nd DC and 3rd DC students actively participated in the discussion on the topic” Quality Education for All”.
ANNUAL RENEWAL PROGRAMME
3/2/2015 to 5/2/2015
Students of the department actively participated in the renewal programme organized by the college.
ARTS FEST COMPETITIONS
24/2/2015 to 27/2/2015
Students of the department actively participated in all the competition organized by the college union in connection with “Arts Fest 2015”
Participants from the department:-
Painting, Pencil Drawing -Lekshmi Rajan (2nd DC), Ninitha (1st DC)
Malayalam Poetry writing -Harithamol K A, Agnus K R (2nd DC), Ninitha and Helen(1st DC)
Malayalam Essay Writing- Anjumol K, Reshma V, Athira K, Saranya Raju S. R, Mary jasmine E. C, Chinnu Raju(2nd DC)
English Recitation- Noufila (1st DC)
Mehandhi Designing- Sahila, Sajila, Shifna(1st DC)
Malayalam Short story Writing- Haripriya, Srilekshmi, Helen (1st DC)
Hindi Short Story Writing- Haripriya, Srilekshmi, Sajila, Shifna, Maria (1st DC)
Rengoli- Jenie (1st DC)
CLUB ACTIVITIES AND EXTENSION
Environment Day Celebration
NCC cadets and NSS volunteers of the department actively participated in the tree plantation programme in the campus organized in connection with world environment day celebration.
Visit to Aaryad Panchayath
1st and 2nd year zoology students along with the nature club students visited Aaryad Panchayath to witness the cage culture harvest of Etroplus, a project by ADAAK.
Independence day parade competition
Anu Bruno of 2nd DC participated in the district level NCC parade competition on Independence Day and the team won the Ever Rolling Trophy for the same.
Varsha Ann R J(3rd DC) attended the NCC ATC camp at Pattanakadu, Cherthala.
Poster exhibition by Nature club students
Nature club members of the department participated in the poster exhibition in connection with ozone day organized by the nature club.
Pooja Jayan and shiji of 3rd DC and Mijinu Nizar (2nd DC) donated blood as part of blood donation camp organized by the NSS.
Seminar on Tuberculosis-Health club
Health club members of the department attended a seminar on the topic “Awareness of tuberculosis” organized by the health club and the women study unit of the college in the audio visual room.
NSS Annual camp participation
23/1/2015 to 28/1/2015
NSS volunteers of 2nd DC attended the annual NSS camp in the new hostel building, St. Joseph’s College for women, Alappuzha.
Agnus K.R, Asha K G., Chinnu Raju, Harithamol K A, Saranya Raju.
Survey on Plastic
2nd DC students as part of nature club conducted the survey on plastic.
NCC ‘B’ certificate Examination
Anu Bruno (2nd DC) and Varsha Ann R J (3rd DC) of the department attended NCC ‘B’ certificate examination and both qualified for the same.
Visit to International Coir Museum
Nature club students of the department visited the International Museum of coir, Kalavoor, Alappuzha.
· Union Election Nomination
2 class representatives from each class were elected for the purpose of union election
· Union Election
Meera Liza Jose of 2nd DC was been elected as the Student Editor.
Asit P Sebastian of 1st DC was elected as the 1st yr representative.
Varsha Ann R J (3rd DC) participated in the intercollegiate sports meet held at university stadium in November 2014. She secured an overall 2nd place in various competitions.
Saranya Raju S R(2nd DC) joined Thykondo classes.
Student Activities of the Year 2013-14
University result 2013
Anupa francis bagged Third Rank with A grade and CGPA 3.66
There was 10 B+ grade, 14 B grade and 1 C grade
Varsha Ann Raj of III Semester Zoology attended a one week NCC Camp and got selection for TSC (national) camp
Teacher’s Day Celebration
In connection with teacher’s day, along with the common celebrations in the college, the students in the department celebrated teacher’s day and honored the teachers by distributing sweets
12/9/2013 to 13/9/2013
During Onam Celebrations of the college (12/9/2013 to 13/9/2013) students actively participated in various competitions in the college like thiruvathira, Athapookalam, Onapattu etc. Anu Varghese, Jayasree, Haritha of Ist DC participated in the Uriadi competition. Haritha and Jayasree of Ist DC participated on banana eating competition. Maveli for the day was Jeny Elizabeth Martin of 1st DC. For Mozhimooth competition, Gopika (2nd DC) bagged the 2nd Prize. 3rd DC students of the department arranged Onam Sadhya in the department.
During union election Mary Baby K.(3rd DC Zoology), Gopika G. (2nd DC Zoology) and Anu Varghese(1st DC Zoology) were selected as the 3rd, 2nd and 1st DC representatives respectively
When University results of 1st Semester was announced, the department bagged –
A grade – 4
B Grade – 15
C Grade - 2
9 students of 111 semester zoology attended NSS camp conducted at market ward
Gopika of 2nd DC Zoology anchored the College Union Inauguration Function.
Aginumol of 3rd DC Zoology participated in program organized for Arts Club inauguration (solo song).
Meera Liza Jose of 1st DC participated in the intercollegiate quiz competition conducted in connection with World AIDS Day, organized by the Nature Club of the College and secured 1V th position.
Mijunu N Nizar (1st DC Zoology) delivered the Vote of Thanks on the occasion.
1st and 2nd DC students attended the Malayalam National Seminar(Neythal): organized by the department of Languages.
26/11/2013 to 30/11/2013
Annie Thomas of 2nd DC Zoology attended a 3 day Workshop at M. A college, Kothamangalam on Biotechniques.
Ashrin Martine, alumnae of the department reached the finals of the music competition conducted by the Goodness T.V. Dr. Annie Thomas gave the review of the student to the channel
Meera Liza Jose and Mijunu N Nizar (1st DC) participated in the Intercollegiate quiz competition on the topic “Life science” conducted by SB College, Kottayam
Students of the department actively participated in the competitions conducted by the union in connection with Christmas day celebration. Meera Liza Jose (1st DC Zoology) got the first prize for the Christmas message writing competition. The department got the second prize for the collage making competition conducted by Jesus Youth. Meera Liza Jose (1st DC) became first for the story writing competition conducted by Jesus Youth
10/2/2014 – 15/2/2014
Students of our department actively participated in the various competitions conducted by the college union
Ten students of our department participated in the Leadership Camp organized by AICUF
Seminars organized by the department of Zoology 2012 - pdf
Seminar on ‘Anti microbial peptides’
Venue: Audio Visual Room, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Resource Person: Sri. Vineeth Kumar T. V., Assistant Professor, The Cochin College, Kochi
Number of participants: 87
The session explained the role of anti-microbial peptides which are host defensive in function, in the field of medicine. The activity of host defense peptides in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell was briefed in the session. The use of peptides for the treatment of cancer was informative to the participants. Therapeutic potential and immunomodulation effects of host defense peptides was a new knowledge for the participants.
Seminar on ‘Evolution through the perspective of various cultures’
Venue: Audio Visual Room, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Number of Participants: 87
Resource Person: Sri. Shanavas Khan, Forest Range Officer, Chengannur
Students found the session very informative. The session started with a challenging question about Darwin’s Natural Selection and evolution which was quiet enthusiastic. A rational comparison on Science and Religion was made in the session. The seminar also focused on forestry and wild life protection. The talk pointed out the importance of conservation of nature and natural resources.
Career orientation in Life Science
Venue: Physiology Audio Visual Lab, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Resource Person: Shri Sanuj C Breezvilla, Associate Professor, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala.
Number of Participants: 87
The session focused on various aspects of Zoology and career options in the subjects. Various institutions that offer internships and integrated Ph. D. programmes were introduced to the participants. Valuable guidelines to prosper in the field of Zoology was also discussed. The difference between pure and applied science, and its application in research was also detailed in the seminar.
Seminar on ‘Dragon Flies’
Venue: Audio Visual Room, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Resource Person: Dr. Abraham Samuel, Associate Professor, CMS College, Kottayam
Number of Participants: 78
The seminar focused on explaining the ecological adaptations of Odonates. The feeding grounds, feeding habits, mating behavior, reproduction and the threats that the dragon flies faced were briefed out in the session.
Talk on ‘endocrine disrupters’
Talk on ‘endocrine disrupters’
Venue: Conference Hall, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Resource Person: Dr. Jose D. Kaipally, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, St. Berchman’s College, Changanassery
Number of participants: 78
Date: 20-10-2015 and 21-10-2015
UGC SPONSORED 2 DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ‘Recent Advances in Mariculture and its possibilities in Kerala Coast’
Collaboration - Matsyafed, Alappuzha and Allappy Diocesan Society
Chief Guest - Dr. B. Madhusoodana Kurup, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Kerala University Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad, Kochi
Nine Paper Presentations
Number of participants: 100
§ Recent Technologies in Mariculture and its applications in Kerala coast-Dr.Shoji Joseph, Principal Scientist CMFRI
§ General Aspects on Mariculture and its impact on coastal Ecological Environment-C. P. Anirudhan, Regional Executive, Deputy Director of Fisheries, ADAK
§ Marine Hatchery Management, Waste Management and Value addition-Dr. Sindhu, Principal, Vocational HSc.
§ Marine Ornamental fishes- Arun V Aloysius, Marine Biologist, Singapore
§ Small scale Cage farming of Finfishes-Dr. Sujitha Thomas, Senior Scientist, CMFRI, Mangalore.
§ Coastal Aquaculture and its possibilities-Dr. K G Padmakumar, Director, International Research and Training centre for below sea level farming, Kuttanad
The department organized a UGC sponsored 2 day National seminar on the Topic “Recent Advances in Mariculture and its possibilities in Kerala Coast” in collaboration with Matsyafed, Alappuzha and Allappy Diocesan Society. The seminar proved to be the meeting ground for students, Research Scholars, Educators and Fish farmer to exchange experiences, knowledge, queries and insights in the field of mariculture and its scope in the Kerala coast.
To create awareness among academicians, students and the fishermen folk about mariculture.
To motivate students to take up their higher education in this field.
To inculcate an interest and sensitize the young minds to carry out innovative research in the field.
The entire two day programme was scheduled with an inaugural session followed by six technical sessions which winded with a formal valedictory function at Mararikulam beach.
The inaugural session commenced with 9.30am in the Mother Fernanda Riva College auditorium which was presided by Dr.(Sr) Janat Augustine, Principal, St Joseph‘s College for Women, Alappuzha. Ms. Rose Michael, Associate Professor and Head of the Department welcomed the gathering. Inauguration of Seminar was made through the auspicious hands of the chief guest Dr. B Madhusoodana Kurup, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Kerala University Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad, Kochi by lighting the lamp. He spoke at length about the relevance of topic of the seminar by correlating it to the happenings in the coastal areas of Kerala.
Dr. Chitra N R., Associate Professor and Head, Department of languages felicitated the gathering. Mrs. Febby payva, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology proposed the vote of thanks.
Six main themes were chosen for the venture and talks were given according to each theme in separate sessions.
The themes were:
1. Recent Technologies in Mariculture and its applications in Kerala coast-Dr.Shoji Joseph, Principal Scientist CMFRI
2. General Aspects on Mariculture and its impact on coastal Ecological Environment-C. P. Anirudhan, Regional Executive, Deputy Director of Fisheries, ADAK
3. Marine Hatchery Management, Waste Management and Value addition-Dr. Sindhu, Principal, Vocational HSc.
4. Marine Ornamental fishes- Arun V Aloysius, Marine Biologist, Singapore
5. Small scale Cage farming of Finfishes-Dr. Sujitha Thomas, Senior Scientist, CMFRI, Mangalore.
6. Coastal Aquaculture and its possibilities-Dr. K G Padmakumar, Director, International Research and Training centre for below sea level farming, Kuttanad.
1. “Effect of the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos on the Fish Oreochromis mossambicus (TILAPIA)”- Ms. Stephy George of The Cochin College, Ernakulam.
2. “Comparison of Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) and microbiological parameters in thefarms of Alappuzha” -Mr.Eborlang, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam.
3. “Sea and Men: Sea as a symbolism of plenitude in Thakazhi’s Chemeen and Ernst Hemingway’s-The old man and the sea”-Ms Angel Rosmi Michael, St. Joseph’s College for women, Alappuzha.
4. “A Study on the Effect of Different Temperatures and Colours on the Aggressive Behaviour of Male Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Splendens)”-Sojomon Mathew, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram.
5. “Cage culture of fishes with special emphasis on operations in Cochin backwaters”- Architha Unnikrishnan, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam.
6. “Effect of Coronal Mass Ejections on Terrestrial Atmosphere”- Dr. Lusamma Joseph, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha.
7. “History Of Fish /Fishing : A History Of Human Civilization And Environment Pillaging With Reference To Mark Kurlansky’s Cod: A Biography Of The Fish That Changed The World” - Geethu Amar, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha.
8. “Effect of Herbicide Bispyribac Sodium on Zebra Fish” -Fathima M., St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha.
9. “Study of Response of Sacchobranchus fossilis to Herbicide Bispyribac Sodium”-Asha P. Badranof St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha .
The Valedictory was conducted in the Marrarikulam Beach. Dr. Sr. Janat Augustine, principal of the college presided over the function. Ms. Remya James, Assistant Professor, welcomed the gathering. Shri. K.C. Venugopal, M.P, delivered the valedictory address in which he spoke about the necessity of imparting technological information regarding recent trends in aquaculture to fish farmers. It was followed by felicitations by Fr. Xavier Kudiamssery, executive Director ADC and SW society, Alappuzha and Shri. P.T. Joseph, District Manager, Mastyafed, Alappuzha. Ms. Oriel D’coutho, Associate Professor delivered the vote of thanks.
Seminar on Plastic Management
Venue: Audio Visual Room, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Number of participants: 70
Resource person: Venugopal R., Block development officer, Ambalappuzha
The seminar covered various aspects of plastic pollution, how it affects the various ecosystems and the various diseases caused by using plastic items. There was a detailed explanation of reducing plastic usage using alternatives for plastic items.
Seminar on the topic “Life Style Diseases: its prevention and causes”
Venue: Mother Fernanda Riva Auditorium, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
No. of participants: 70
Resource Person: Dr. Padmakumar, Additional Professor, MHC, Alappuzha
The seminar was conducted as part of the inauguration of department associations of Zoology, Botany and Home Science. The Chief Guest of the day Dr. Padmakumar inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. Principal Sr (Dr) Janat Augustine gave the presidential talk. It was them followed by an informative talk on Life style diseases by the chief Guest.
KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on ‘Clean Water, Health Care and Sanitation Technologies’
Venue: St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Sponsorship: Kerala state Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
Target group: Women of Alappuzha
Number of participants: 100
Collaboration: Ecological Mission, KCBC
Chief Guest: Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Julios, Bishop of Muvattupuzha
The various talks included in the seminar were the following:
§ Water pollution and its impact on society, health and hygiene – by Dr. Rani George, Head of the department of Nutrition, St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad
§ Water purification techniques – Fr. Wilson Nirakandathil, Director, Bhodana, Thiruvalla
§ Water borne diseases – Dr. Sairu Philip, Associate Professor, department of Community Medicine, T D Medical College, Alappuzha
§ Water purification at Home – Smt. Shobana Kumari, Senior Chemist, Water Authority, Kottayam
The participants found the seminar very informative and many asked for further awareness programmes like this to be conducted. All of them gave valuable suggestions about the conduction of further seminars. They also congratulated the department for conducting such a seminar which was the need of the time.
Seminar on Solid Waste Management
Venue: Audio Visual Room, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Chief Guest: Shri. Venugopal, Assistant Coordinator, Suchitha Mission, Alappuzha
Presidential Address: Dr. Sr. Janat Augustin, Principal, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha
Organizers: Department of Zoology
Collaboration: Suchitha Mission, Alappuzha
Activity: Palm lets distribution on Composting Techniques
Number of participants: 80
Principal Dr. Sr. Janat Augustin delivered the presidential address for the event. The seminar was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the chief guest Shri. Venugopal, Assistant Coordinator, Suchitha Mission, Alappuzha, followed by the talk on solid waste management.
The talk aimed at delivering to students various composting techniques used to manage organic solid wastes.
Proceedings of the UGC sponsored national seminar on ‘Recent advances in mariculture and its possibilities in Kerala coast’ in collaboration with Matsyafed and Alleppy Diocesan Society, Alappuzha
Paper entitled ‘Effect of Bisphenol A on certain Hematological Parameters of Heteropneustes fossilis, Bloch’ in International journal of emerging trends in science and technology. ISSN: 2348-9480. Impact factor: 2.838 - 2016
Paper entitled ‘Survey on Plastic Usage among the Teenagers of Alappuzha Town, Kerala’ in Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences, 2016; 4(6):488-497 - 2016
Paper entitled “Effect of Herbicide Bispyribac Sodium on Zebra Fish” in the Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National seminar “Recent Advances in Mariculture and its scope in the Kerala Coast”.
Paper entitled “Study of Response of Sacchobranchus fossilis to Herbicide Bispyribac Sodium” in the Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National seminar “Recent Advances in Mariculture and its scope in the Kerala Coast”.
Paper entitled ‘A pilot study on microbial aftergrowth in the municipal water supply from Aluva to West Kochi” was published in International Journal Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences (SAJB) - Remya James 2014
Paper entitled ‘Accumulation of fluoride from Natural Water Sources on Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852)” was published in International Journal Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences (SAJB) - Remya James 2014
Paper entitled ‘Accumulation of fluoride in Etroplus suratensis, Oreochromis mossambicus and Anabas testudineus caught from the Surface fresh water sources in Alappuzha Town, Kerala, India’ in International Journal for Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology – Dr. Annie Thomas and Remya James
Paper entitled ‘Variation of Amino acids in White and Red meat of Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) caught from Arabian Sea’ published in International Journal for Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology - Remya James
Paper entitled ANALYSIS OF FLUORIDE, PHOSPHATE AND IRON IN FRESH WATER BODIES OF ALAPPUZHA DISTRICT was published in Jamshedpur Research Review - Dr. Annie Thomas, Rose Michael and Oriel D’Coutho
DST-FIST sponsored Department
There are three laboratories for the department. Zoology lab, Physiology lab and B. Sc. Lab. Zoology lab is utilized for conducting Cytology and Animal Diversity I & II practical in Zoology lab. Ecology and Physiology in Physiology lab. Animal Diversity I & II practical for the first year subsidiary students are conducted in the B. Sc. Lab. Laboratories are also used to carry out experiments in relation to project and field study. Instruments used for practical work, projects and research are maintained in the Zoology and Physiology lab.
Physiology Lab is equipped with Audio-visual facilities.
§ Newly added – flame photometer, microcentrifuge, water bath, double distillation unit, colorimeter, binocular stereo microscope, advanced oil immersion microscope, trinocular polarizing microscope, 20 student microscopes - purchased with DST-FIST funding
§ Existing – Electronic balance, blood counting chambers, Colorimeter, incubator, Autoclave, Camera Lucida, Vacuum desiccator, Micropipette, Sphygmomanometer, Rain gauge, Stethoscope, digital pH meter, Spectrophotometer, Thermometers, Lactometer, Chromatographic chambers, oven, Sampling bottle, Hemoglobinometer, Hemocytometer
· Slide cabinet - slide collection for microscopic observation – a total of 686 slides
· UGC sponsored minor research project entitled ‘Hematological changes and variation in reactive oxygen species induced by Bisphenol A in Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794)’ completed in September 2016. Sanctioned in 2013. Fund – 180000/-. Principal investigator – Remya James
· UGC sponsored minor project ‘Bioaccumulation of fluoride in the fresh water fishes of Alappuzha District’ was completed by the principal investigator Dr. Annie Thomas and was forwarded to UGC in 2013. Fund – 110000/-. The project was sanctioned in 2011
- Old age home ‘Karunalaya’ visit - 8/9/2016
- Visit to ‘SANTHWANA’ the home for mentally chellenged – 17/2/2017
- Exhibition for talented school students of Alappuzha – 4/3/2017
Department arranged an exhibition of the specimens, stuffed organisms, whale house, models, instruments and dissections for the talented students of Alappuzha.
- Survey on Ecological History (aspects such as agriculture, pollution, ecology) of Pallathuruthy and Kaithavana Ward of Kuttanad area- 24/1/2016
- Survey on Usage of Plastic in Alappuzha Town – 2015
- Survey on Health Profile of geriatric population in Rural and Urban areas of Alappuzha –2015
- Survey on prevalence of monsoon diseases in rural areas of Alappuzha district – 2014
- UGC sponsored National Seminar for Fish Farmers ‘Recent advances in mariculture and its possibilities in Kerala coast’ - 20/10/2015 & 21/10/2015
- Department faculty and students actively joined the fund raising programme for the new building of the college ‘Tasty Tuesday’ – the food fest
- Survey on Ecological diversity of AZHIKAL pre and post Tsunami
- 8/1/2014 Dr. Annie Thomas was selected as a member of ‘One stop crisis cell of Alpy District’, which is an organization of Govt. of Kerala and is meant for the welfare of exploited women
- 27/1/2014 The dept. took initiative to collect money from the teachers to buy gift (a pair of gold earing for each) for 2 inmates of Govt. Mahila Mandir for wedding. One of them was (Ashwini) the alumnae of the department.
- Dr. Annie Thomas being the management committee member of Mahila Mandir associated with the organizing committee for conducting the marriage. This was one of the major extension activities of the department.
- 23/11/2013 - Exhibition for the Talented School Students of Alappuzha - Exhibited the Whale House, museum and the zoogeographical realms (class room)
- National seminar for Women of the neighboring locality - 13/1/2013 - National Seminar on ‘Clean Water, Health Care and Sanitation Technologies’
- 2/9/2013 - Visit to Anganvadies - Teachers and students Visited 2 Anganvadies of market ward, Alappuzha, distributed stationary items and sweets (Cakes and chocolates) to the students
- 5/9/2013 - Department donated a wall clock for the new building of Mahila Mandhir
- A Study on Health Profile of geriatric population in Rural and Urban areas of Alappuzha – 2014-15
- Visit to Aaryad Panchayath to witness the cage culture harvest of Etroplus, a project by ADAK – 28/6/2015
- Students visited Karunalayam – 1/10/2014
- Students visited a sick lady’s home and gifted her with a Christmas cake – 2014
- Teachers and students of the department participated in the Run Kerala Run venture, in connection with National games - 20/1/2015
- Nature club students visited International coir Museum (7/2/2015) to understand the utilization of coir as various commercial products
- Jesus youth provided needy students with monthly provision of stationary goods – 2014-15
- Mission Sunday for charity – The students of the department carried out mission Sunday programmes to collect money for charity works every year
13/3/2017. <//> As part of International Day of Forests Celebration department conducted competitions such as Logo designing competition and Pencil drawing competition on topic ‘Forests and Water’.
17/10/2016. <//> Pencil Drawing Competition on Topic - ‘Many species, One planet, One future’ was conducted in connection with Wild life week celebration. Pencil drawing winners. 1st Prize – Mary Ritty Citus – 2nd BSc Zoology. 2nd Prize – Anupama S – 1st BA Literature. 3rd Prize – Sneha Abraham – 2nd BSc Zoology.
17/10/2016. <//> A power point presentation competition was conducted as part of ‘Wild Life Week’. The topic was ‘Many species, One planet, One future’. <//> Power point presentation winners 1st Prize – Amala KS, 1st BSc Zoology. 2nd Prize – Lizmaria Soni and Aardra S Lekshmi, 1st BSc Zoology.
7/10/2016. <//> A painting competition on topic ‘Nature’ was conducted as part of ‘Wild Life Week’. Seven students participated in the competition. Painting Competition winners 1st Prize – Ninitha Benny – 3rd BSc Zoology 2nd Prize – Anupama S – 1st BA Literature 3rd Prize – Deepthi B K – 2nd BA History
6/10/2016. <//> A poetry writing competition was organized in department as part of ‘wild life week’ and the topic was ‘NATURE’. The competition was conducted both in Malayalam and English. Poetry writing winners (Malayalam) 1st Prize – Annet TS, 1st MA Literature 2nd Prize – Nafila Noufal, 1st BA Literature 3rd Prize – Mary Ritty Citus, 2nd BSc Zoology Poetry writing winners (English) 1st Prize – Jincy Jose, 1st BSc Chemistry 2nd Prize – Archana R. Manohar, 2nd BSc Physics 3rd Prize – Arathy Mukundan, 1st BSc Botany
25/6/2015 - A reading competition on the topic “Read and Know Your Environment” was conducted for the 2nd DC students of the department. 1st prize- Jennie Elizabeth Martin; 2nd Prize –Jaisa Nazeer;3rd Prize-Mary Halen
5/6/2015 - The department organized a poster making competition on the topic “NATURE’S GIFT” in connection with Environment Day Celebration 2015. ? 1st prize- Noufila Noorudheen, Jayisa Nazeer,Ashitha Ashraf, Sahila S., Archana Rajan, Ashit Sebastian
Interdepartmental painting competition on the topic “Sinking Islands” (5/3/2015). Interdepartmental power point competition on the topic “Sinking Islands”(6/3/2015). Essay writing competition on the topic “Sinking Islands” – 9/3/2015
8/10/2014: Painting Competition. <//> In connection with the wild life week celebration, department conducted a painting competition on the topic “Family farming”. 9/10/2014: Pencil drawing. <//> A pencil drawing competition was conducted on the topic “Family farming” as part of wild life week celebration.
4/9/2014 - A poster presentation competition was held in the department on the topic “Current Senario in the Life science”.
14/7/2014 - An interdepartmental essay writing competition was conducted by the department in connection with the “World Population Day”. Topic: Population Growth and Self sufficiency. Participants: 16
4/6/2014 - Poetry writing competition: Topic “BHOOMI”. <> In connection with the World Environmental Celebration the department organized a inter-departmental quiz competition on 4/6/2014 on the topic “Ecology and Environment” in collaboration with Alappuzha Municipality.
11/11/2013 - In connection with Moulana Azad Education Day Celebration, department organized an interdepartmental elocution competition. The topic was ‘Gadgil and Kasturiranga Committee – Western Ghats Conservation.
1/10/2013 – 4/10/2013 <//> Inter-departmental competitions were organized as part of Wild Life Week Celebration. 1/10/2013 - Drawing Competition - Topic RAIN (18 participants). 3/10/2013 - Painting Competition - Topic RIVER (7 participants). 4/10/2013 - Poster Making Competition - Topic WATER
Topic - ‘Environment’ On 5/6/2013, in connection with World Environment Day, Zoology department organized interdepartmental quiz competition. <//> The winners were First Prize--Hridaya-B-2nd Zoology Second Prize—Sunu.S-3rd Zoology