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The Madura College, Madurai  (An Autonomous Institution Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University)   Re-Accredited with 'A' grade by NAAC

Department Of Zoology

Establishment of UG, PG and Ph.D programmes

The Department of Zoology was carved out of the then existing “Natural Science Department” in the year 1966 when B.Sc., Zoology Major Course was started. In the year 1991 affiliation for M.Sc., Zoology was secured under the self-financing stream of the Madura College (Evening) from MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY. The crowning glory came in 1994 when the Department was recognized as a Centre for Research in Zoology by the MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY.

Faculty Profile

Staff Details
  • Dr. S. Dinakaran, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Ph.D., Associate Professor, Head & Research Supervisor
  • Ms. R. Punitha, M. Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed, Associate Professor
  • Dr. L.D. Devasree, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Research Supervisor
  • Dr. R. Eswaran, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Research Supervisor
  • Ms. B. Latha, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed., Assistant Professor
  • Ad-hoc: Dr. S. Bharathy, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant
  • Vacancy: 1 (one)


The departmental library has a total of 1862 books (1662 purchased under autonomous, UGC/special fee grant and 200 under self finance grant)

AV Aids

Facilities for AV Aids include slide projectors, OHP’s Public Infra Structure


The department has a well-equipped laboratory with equipments like: Research (Stereo – Binocular) Microscope, Photomicrography, Collection kits, BOD incubator; Refrigerator, Spectrophotometer, Colorimeters, pH meters, Balances (including Monopan), Centrifuges (including high speed), GelDoc, Thermal Cycler Assemblies for chromatography and Electrophoresis.
Public address system, LCD Projector, Paxiscope, Models, Charts, Specimens etc.,



The syllabus for B.Sc., Zoology Major is an ideal blend of:

Organismic Foundation subjects:

  • Life and Diversity of Invertebrates
  • Life and Diversity of Chordates
  • Animal development & Evolution


Job oriented Subjects

  • Aquaculture & Poultry Farming
  • Applied Entomology


Higher Study/Research oriented subjects

  • Cell & Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Molecular Biology & Immunology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry & Biochemical Techniques in Biology
  • Physiology & Biochemistry

Environment – Oriented Subjects

  • Environmental Biology & Biostatistics
  • Biological diversity & Conservation

Research & Extension

  • The department has successfully carried out 8 major research projects funded by agencies (UGC/CSIR/DoEn/ DST/ CES/IISc/DBT) amounting to Rs.30 lakhs
  • Evolved a user friendly key for the identification of aquatic macro invertebrates for the benefit of students and field workers
  • Nodal centre recognized by CES/IISc, Bangalore under WGBN project of Pew foundation, USA
  • Pioneered in evolving syllabus for Biodiversity and conservation, which was well appreciated by CES/IISc, Bangalore and MSSRF, Chennai.
  • Referral centre for identification of aquatic insects
  • Produced Ten PhD’s

Board of Studies

 The Board of studies is composed of:

  • 1. Head of the Department – Chairman
  • 2. All faculty – Members
  • 3. Expert nominated by MK University – University nominee
  • 4. 2 Experts nominated by Academic council of Madura College (Autonomous) - AC nominees
  • 5. An Alumnus of the Department – Alumnus nominee

  • Vision for the future

    The Department, having already been recognized as a leading centre for studies on Aquatic Entomology aims to further its expertise by continuing exhaustive investigations on aspects of inventorying and monitoring the diversity of aquatic insects of southern Tamil Nadu with a view to Prioritize the conservation of lotic and lentic habitats of Montane and non-montane areas and to contribute to the consolidation of National Biodiversity Register.
    In tune with the contemporary trend, the Department proposes to initiate under graduate courses in Entrepreneurship in Zoology. Further certificate courses in Clinical Lab Technology and Bioinformatics (in collaboration with Computer Science Department) are proposed.

Mon-Fri 9.45 AM - 3.15 PM (Aided Courses)
Mon-Fri 8.45 AM - 2.15 PM (Self-Financing Courses)
Saturday & Sunday : Holiday
(The Madura College)
Vidya Nagar,T.P.K. Road