Department of Zoology at St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda was established in 1964 as part of the Pre-Degree programme. The Under Graduate programme, B.Sc. Zoology started in 1967 and evolved into a Post Graduate Department in 2014. As an offshoot of the department, Communicable Disease Research Lab (CDRL) started functioning from 2013 with projects funded by UGC, KSCSTE, DBT, DST etc. and has contributed many national and international publications to date. Presently, the Department is offering a B.Voc. programme in Applied Microbiology & Forensic Science. Both the UG and PG Programmes in Zoology are offered with Human Genetics as the Elective paper. For UG students, we are offering the Open Course in Reproductive Health & Sex Education. In the past, more than twenty undergraduate students and a couple of postgraduate students have been recipients of University Ranks and we encourage the students to aspire for higher realms of knowledge. To kindle enthusiasm for the students in their journey through this subject area of life, Field Trips, Motivational Visits to Institutions and participation in Nature Camps are promoted.
The Department aims to provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental principles in Zoology that will provide a foundation for their later advanced course work in more specific biological subjects.
B.Sc. 36 per batch
M.Sc. 12 per batch
B.Voc 30 per batch
Teaching – Learning
Invited talks – by Scientists/Academicians/Experts from different subject areas of Zoology.
Learning through PPT presentations, Poster presentations, Hand written magazines, Video classes, Quiz, Field trips, Nature camp etc.
PG dissertation work carried out from leading research institutes like Amala Cancer Research Centre, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research centre etc.
ICT enabled teaching methods.
Visits research institutions as a part of curriculum.
Teach one each one method (Student Centric) adopted to improve weak students ability.
Workshops/Seminars are conducted to promote students research aptitude.
Students participation in various competitions conducted in the college and other institutions.
Departmental Book Bank
UG and PG Laboratories
Tutorial and Mentoring Sessions
Endowments for Academic Excellence
Irinjalakuda - 680 121, Thrissur Dist, Kerala, India
Admission Contact Numbers -
For Aided Section :
+91 85472 54944 ,+91 94466 30042
For Self-financing section :
+91 79940 42456
+91 85472 26969
Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM
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