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Department of Zoology
Established in 1963
  Head of the Department :  Dr . M.Nasser

The Department was established in 1963 as a centre of Kerala University and became a Department of Calicut University in 1968. The Department currently offers M.Sc. (CCSS), M. Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. M. Sc. students specialize in various aspects of General and Applied Entomology. Research groups include Entomology,Endocrinology, Acarology, Biosphere Ecology, Biochemistry, Biopesticides, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology. The Department faculties have produced nearly 150 Ph. D.s and published more than a thousand of research papers.

 Thrust Areas
Entomology, Endocrinology, Acarology, Biosphere Ecology, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Biopesticides, Reproductive Toxicology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology





Area of research

        Dr . N . Ramani

         Professor       Acarology, Insect Biosystematics

Dr. V.M. Kannan


Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Dr. M. Nasser

Associate Professor

Insect Ecology, Pest Biocontrol


Dr. Y. Shibu Vardhanan

Associate Professor
       Environmental Toxicology, Bioremadiation

Dr. C.D. Sebastian

 Assistant Professor      Insect Physiology, Molecular Biology

Dr. K.C. Chithra

Assistant Professor

Reproductive Toxicology, Endocrinology.

Dr. E. Pushpalatha

Assistant Professor


Dr. E. M. Manogem

Assistant Professor

Insect Endocrinology,  Tissue Culture

      Dr. M Zubair

       Assistant Professor
      Avian Biology



The Department aims quality in teaching and research to promote the generation of improved human
resources in the areas of classical and modern biological sciences.

 Highlights of the Department
Calicut University Zoology Association (CUZA)
Functioning since 1999 provides an arena for students and faculty to arrange co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Seminars, workshops, field study tours, extension activities, cultural performance etc are arranged every year.
Alumni Association
Founded in 2001, tries to bring the alumni working in various institutions in and outside country together, to share their golden memories and achievements.
Parent Teacher Association
Works for the welfare of the students.
Prof. K. J. Joseph Endowment Award
Instituted in 1987, in honor of the founder Professor & Head of the Department, Professor K.J.Joseph, honors the best outgoing student of the Department every year with a cash prize and a citation. The function also includes an invited talk in the field of Entomology.

   Courses Offered

Course Name Intake Duration
M.Sc. Applied Zoology
2 Years (4 Semesters)
M.Phil.Zoology 10
1 Year (2 Semesters)
Ph.D Zoology As per Vacancy