History of the Department
Started in the year 1909 at Central College, then affiliated to Madras UniversityAffiliated to University of Mysore in 1952, Affiliated to Bangalore University in 1964. During 2009, Dept. celebrated ‘Centenary Year’ Well recognized centre for teaching, research and extension activities Well known for original research in Cytogenetics, Animal Physiology, Developmental Biology & Fishery Biology and Ecotechnology. As an offshoot of DOZ, Center for Applied Genetics & Sericulture Dept. came into existence in the year 1980

Chairperson, Zoology : Dr.D.Usha Anandhi -  (14.12.2018 to 13.12.2020)

Co-ordinator:Applied Genetics: Dr.M.G. Venkatesh (14.12.2018 to 13.12.2020)

Contact Us
Tel: 080 22961551

A. Courses Offered :

a) M.Sc. in Zoology

b) M. Sc. in Applied Genetics

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration -4 Semesters (2 years)

D. Intake :

a) 60 + Payment Seats-10

b) 10 + Payment Seats -05

E. Eligibility:

a) M.Sc. in Zoology : The candidate with B.Sc degree with Zoology as one of the optional subject of this University or any other University recognised as equivalent thereto, and with a minimum of 50% marks in the optional subject and a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate.

b) M.Sc. in Applied Genetics: Graduate in Science with minimum of 50% in the aggregate of all the optional subjects, with any three of the following subjects: Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Botany, Applied Botany, Zoology, Applied Zoology, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Applied Genetics and Sericulture.

Sl. NoNameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. M. Ramachandra  MohanM.Sc., Ph.D.ProfessorCytogenetics & EcotechnologyProfile
2Dr. Bela ZutshiM.Sc., Ph.D.ProfessorFishery BiologyProfile
3Dr. D. Usha AnandhiM.Sc., Ph.D.ProfessorReproductive BiologyProfile
4Dr. M.G. VenkateshaM.Sc., Ph.D.ProfessorInsect Biodiversity/ Biocontrol & IPMProfile
5Dr. P. Mahaboob BashaM.Sc., Ph.D.ProfessorReproductive PhysiologyProfile
6Dr. S. RamakrishnaM.Sc., Ph.D.ProfessorSilkworm CytogeneticsProfile
7Dr. B. P. HariniM.Sc., Ph.D.ProfessorCytogeneticsProfile