The Department of Zoology has been a part of the noble tradition of St. Berchmans College since 1927. Over the years, it has progressed by leaps and bounds under the able leadership of prominent teachers. Today it is one of the premier biological sciences departments in Kerala, distinguished for its quality of teaching, cutting-edge curriculum, research and extension. The Department has accomplished faculty having specialized in diverse research disciplines namely Wild life biology, Entomology, Wetland biology, Toxicology, Environmental biology, Cell biology, Neurobiology etc. Department has good infrastructural facilities with well equipped labs and IT enabled class rooms. Zoological museum established in the department provide a unique study and reference experience not only for students of this college but other colleges and schools. It is known as the best college museum in Kerala, displaying over a thousand of animals including some of the world's rarest and most valuable fauna. To foster the talents and competencies of students the Department organises various programme under the broad umbrella of Zoology Association. Some of the activities include Bird watching, bird and insect survey, forest visit, intercollegiate quiz, animal fest, observation of important science days, celebration of festivals etc. Department organises various seminars, conferences, quiz competitions, memorial lectures etc. Department also provides financial support to needy students through scholarships. Department is continuing its journey through moulding young minds passionately. The mission of the department is to be a nationally recognized premier centre in Zoological studies promoting integral human development through value based teaching, learning, research and innovation.
|1927||Established Zoology Department and started B.Sc Zoology Programme|
|1965||M.Sc Zoology Programme started|
|1979||M. M. Sebastian Memorial Lecture and Scholarships started|
|1986||Approved Research Centre in Zoology of M.G.University|
|1999||Prof. K. A. Thomas Memorial Intercollegiate Quiz competition in Life Sciences started|
|2002||B.Sc Industrial Microbiology and Zoology Programme started as UGC sponsored programme|
|2005||M.Sc Biochemistry Programme started as SF programme|
|2013||M.Sc Microbiology Programme started as SF Programme|
|2015||First Board of Studies in Zoology formed for Autonomous PG & UG programmes|
|2017||Self-Financing programmes detached as independent department|
|Prof. C. John 1927 – 1943 (Expired)|
|Prof. K. J. Joseph 1928 – 1962 (Expired)|
|Prof. M. M. Sebastian 1954 – 1979 (Expired)|
|Prof. T. Joseph 1962 – 1990 (Expired)|
|Prof. Joy Joseph 1961 – 1992 (Expired)|
|Prof. C. P. Francis 1965 – 1992 (Expired)|
|Prof. N. M. Joseph 1965 – 1993; Mob– 9447384454|
|Prof. V. C. John 1962 – 1995; Mob – 9895360105|
|Prof. M. V. Jose 1967 – 1997; Mob - 8547522753|
|Prof. A. V. Thomas 1967 – 1997; Mob- 9446124211|
|Prof. Baby Sebastian 1967 – 1999; Mob– 9447170785|
|Prof. E. J. Jose 1967 – 1999; Mob- 9447972169|
|Prof. K. A. Thomas 1968 – 1999 (Expired)|
|Dr. Babukutty Mathew 1968 – 2001; Mob- 9947725160|
|Dr. V. C. Thomas 1979 – 2003 (Expired)|
|Dr. Thomas T Valamparampil 1979 – 2010; Mob- 9447136755|
|Dr. Issac Thomas 1992 – 2011; Mob- 9447592512|
|Dr. Jose P Jacob 1990 – 2014; Mob- 9495064187|
|Dr. Jose D Kaippallil 1993 – 2018; Mob- 9447076176|
|2019||Meera Liza Jose||NET- JRF|
|Sr. Leena Jose||NET- JRF|
|Praveen Prabha||NET- JRF|
|Rakhi T V||NET- JRF|
|2018||Chinnu Shaji||NET- JRF|
|Meenu Maniradhan||NET- JRF|
|Aneesh Mathew Vergis||GATE|
|Rinu A R||NET|
|2017||Jerin George||NET- JRF|
|Minu Merin Sabu||NET- JRF|
|Anjaly Jose||NET- JRF|
|Sudhi Mary Thomas||NET|
|2016||Joseph Tom||NET- JRF|
|Toji Thomas||NET- JRF|
|Mijo V Abraham||NET- JRF|
|Neenu Raj||NET- JRF|
|Nisha K Krishnan||NET- JRF|
|2015||Hima Tom||NET- JRF|
|Mahima Ann Abraham||NET- JRF|
|Shaloo Ann Thomas||NET- JRF|
|Meera V||NET- JRF|
|Sumayya Rahuman||NET- JRF|
Museum of Zoology, of St Berchmans College, was established in 1928. The Museum aims to impart awareness on animal fauna, generate curiosity on life forms and evoke interest in animal conservation among the students and public. Museum@SB is a rich repository exemplifying animal diversity in its wide spectrum. Over thousands of animals of the world’s rare fauna in its bewildering size and shapes decorate the Museum. Fossils of the marine arthropods-trilobites which lived in the Cambrian era, Kangaroo, duck-billed platypus, echidna, flamingo, lemur, the whole human skeleton, and body parts are some of the attractions of the museum. The rich collection of indigenous and local fauna including fishes and snakes adds richness to the museum. Well-curated specimens displayed in the best way add to the stimulating ambience of the museum. It serves as an erudite learning resource for students and research scholars and enthrals the public as well. The museum is arguably one of the best of its kind housed in any of the colleges in Kerala. A feeling of awe and a cherishing memory will linger forever in every visitor’s mind
A Regional Wetland Research Centre has been established in the Dept. of Zoology, St. Berchmans College in collaboration with the Dept. of Global Environment, Sophia University, Tokyo.
Prof. MM Sebastian memorial lecture was initiated in 1980, this annual lecture brings doyens in various fields of Biology to the college campus.
During 2019-20, Prof. M M Sebastian memorial lecture was delivered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar G. on 12th February 2019
Prof KA Thomas memorial All Kerala Inter-Collegiate Life Science Quiz competition is a prestigious quiz program among the students of Life sciences initiated in the year 2000.
During 2019-20, Prof. K A Thomas memorial intercollegiate life science quiz competition was held on 1st February 2019.
To foster extracurricular and curricular talents in student the association under the stewardship of faculty acts as a platform. It coordinates different activities such as:
The intercollegiate fest that showcases the talents of Zoology students is a sought-after event with participation from colleges far and near. Various competitions ranging from quiz and poster designing to scientific drawing and photography make the event vibrant. Altogether, Zrishti is a day for the ‘Zoologians’ to cheer and chill out.
ZRISHTI 2019 was conducted during 28 January 2019. Three hundred students from various colleges participated in the fest.
Wildlife Week (2nd– 8th Oct) is observed every year with Inter-collegiate Wildlife Quiz, Expert talks, Street play, Wildlife awareness exhibition and various competitions including Wildlife Photography
Zoology department runs an Eco-friendly waste management unit producing vermicompost and promoting organic farming.
A forum for presentations and discussions on the latest discoveries in Science and Technology with implications in Life sciences.