The Department imparts teaching in Zoology and Environmental Science both at +2 & Degree (UG) level. Every year students used to select Zoology (Biology- II) as one of the elective subjects in +2 levels to gain knowledge about animal life. Honors teaching facility in Zoology at UG level was first introduced in our college in the year 1996-97 with 16 seats. Since then, during the short span of its life sixteen batches of students have successfully passed the final degree Honors Examination and their achievements in the university level have put the college in an enviable position.
The Department of Zoology is comprised of four qualified lecturers, two demonstrators and one attendant. Their sincere efforts, able leadership and timely guidance have generated much impetus among the students in prosecuting their studies and building their career in the field of Life Science. The final result of the department has been unique of its category in the entire institution.
Every year in the formal Welcome meeting of fresher the pass out students are awarded for their academic achievements, which generate inspiration amongst the continuing students. The classroom teaching has been much more effective with the latest aids like LCD projector & Over head projector. Students used to enrich their practical knowledge by performing all experiments in the well equipped laboratories supported by expert hands. The Departmental seminar library & museum have been of immense help to the students of all categories.
The department has already celebrated the 100th seminar session with much enthusiasm. In addition to the regular seminar presentation of students, every year eminent scientists & academicians of the state are invited as resource persons to discuss the recent developments in the field of Bioscience. The academic deliberations of the students as well as the Guest speakers of the department are published annually in the departmental Seminar Bulletin “KASTUREE” which has been highly appreciated throughout Odisha. The seminar wall magazine “DOLPHIN” consisting of articles on recent developments in Biological Science contributed by the students & staff members is also published regularly.
As a part of sessional preparation, the honors students of the Department also regularly visit different Wild Life Sanctuaries in the state of Odisha and submit the field visit reports in their final examinations. Keeping the tradition of the department every year students organize the welcome ceremony for fresher, farewell to outgoing final year students, teacher’s day and many more. Students of the department have proved their excellence in various extra-curricular activities not only in college level but also participating in various national level competitions.
Above all the academic development of the students has been an example in the state due to the relentless efforts of the entire faculty and timely cooperation of the administration of the institution. This unique feature of the department has constantly & continuously attracted the beginners to nurture their academic status.