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Post Graduate Department of Zoology


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The PG Department of Zoology had its humble beginning as a joint Dept’ of Biology in the year 1966, the year of establishment of the College. It was formally seperated as Department of Zoology by bifurcation in 1972-73 to cater to Pre-Medical and B Sc (Medical). Later in 2014-15 it was elevated to Post Graduate Level with initiation of M Sc Zoology. The Department has been contributing good academic results right from inception. Recently Mr Sandeep Negi and Sonam of M Sc Zoology (Batch 2016-17) secured 6/7th Positions in the Panjab University.

COURSES OFFERED

Courses Offered

Duration

Seats

Eligibility

Mode of admission

B Sc Medical

(Multi-Faculty)

3

150

+2 or Equivalent (40 %)

Centralised; Merit based

M Sc Zoology

2

40

B Sc Medical or Equivalent

Based on Score in CET (PG) PU (50 %) and Score in B Sc (50 %)

 

FACULTY

Teaching Staff

S No

Name & Email

Qualification

No. of Public
ations

No. of Books

Oral/
poster presen
tation

Conferences/
seminar /
Workshop Attended

Refresher/
Orientation courses attended/

FDP/

STTP

Area of Specialization

1

Dr A P Singh

apsingh_60@yahoo.co.in

M Sc, PhD (Zoology),

M Sc Biotech,

M Sc Environment & Ecology,

PG Diploma in Bioinformatics

10

3

10

10/4/6 (20)

4/0/2/0 (06)

-Entomology

-Morpho-Taxonomy

-DNA Barcoding

-Biotechnology & Bioinformatics

-Environment & Ecology

2

Dr K Mahal

M Sc, PhD Zoology

00

00

00

02

0/0/0/0 (00)

Parasitology

3

Dr IPS Sidhu

M Sc, PhD Zoology

10

1

10

20

3/1/0/0 (04)

Entomology

Toxicology

4

Dr Ruchira Sen

M Sc, PhD Zoology

+ NET, SLET

20

00

07

6/2/4 (12)

0/0/1/0 (01)

Animal Behavior

Ecology, Evolution

Entomology

5

Dr Rashmi Gupta

M Sc, PhD Zoology

19

00

07

08

0/0/0/0 (00)

Entomology

6

Dr Saranjit Kaur

M Sc, PhD Zoology

+ NET

06

00

04

14/0/04 (18)

0/0/1/0 (01)

Cytogenetics

7

Dr Neha Walter

M Sc, PhD Zoology

10

00

10

17

0/0/0/0

Parasitology

8

Dr Seema Sood

M Sc, PhD Zoology

07

00

05

07

0/1/0/0 (01)

Entomology

 

Technical /Non Teaching Staff

S No

Name

Qualification

Designation

1

Jaspal Singh

Higher Secondary

+ Giani

Junior Lecturer Assistant

2

Ramesh Kumar

Matric

Lab Attendant

 

LIST OF ONGOING/COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS BY THE FACULTY

Name of the PI/ Co-PI

Title of the Project

Duration

Funding Agency

Total Grant

(Rs)

PI: Dr A P Singh 

‘Inventorization of Pyraloid Diversity (Class Insecta: Order Lepidoptera: Super-family Pyraloidea) of Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh (U.T.), along with its DNA Barcoding for Rapid Species Identification’

3

UGC

12.5 Lacs

PI: Dr I P S Sidhu 

‘Modulation of Organic Phosphate Induced Oxidation Stress and DNA Damage by Various Anti-oxidants in Wistar Rats’

3

UGC

9.16 Lacs

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

  1. Class Rooms Sharing (4) ,Smart Lab with Dedicated Interactive Board (RUSA) (1), Normal Lab (1), Sharing Labs (2; Dept. of Biotech, Botany), Zoology Museum (1), Staff Room (1), HOD Room (1), Issue Room (1),
  2. Equipments: Laboratory Centrifuge (1), Spinner (1), Vortex (1), Magnetic Stirrer (2), Deep Freezers (2), Zoom Binocular Microscope (1), Camera for Zoom Binocular Microscope(1), Colorimeter (1), UV – Spectrophotometer (1), PCR (1), Hot Air Oven (1), Incubator (1), Microtome (1), pH Meter (1), Electronic Single Pan Weighing Balance (1), Inverter (1), Student Microscopes (), Dissection Simple Microscopes (), Dissection Binocular Microscope (1), Slide Viewers (), Slide Microscopes (), Binocular (1), Soil & Water Analysis Kit (1), Autoclave, Laminar Flow, Trinacular Microscope, Graph Microscope, etc.
  3. Apparatuses: Micropipettes (5), Spirometer (1), Electrophoretic Apparatus (1), Refrigerators (2), Child & Mother Weighing  Machine (1),  etc

 

FACULTY AWARDS

S No

Name

Award Details

Instituted By

1

Dr A P Singh

Pride Award (2013)

Indian Association of Biology Teachers (IABT)

2

Dr I P S Sidhu

Pride Award (2013)

Indian Association of Biology Teachers (IABT)

 

 

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

S No

Name of the Event

1

Admissions

2

Freshers’ Party to MSc Zoology I

3

Seminars/Workshops/Conferences

4

Lectures by Visiting Faculty

5

Farewell Party to M Sc Zoology II

 

 

SEMINAR AND WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT

S No

Seminar/ Workshop

Speaker(s)

Topic

1

Workshop

‘ Molecular Approaches to Taxonomy of Organisms, Human Identity & Paternity Disputes’

Dated: 18.02.2017;

Sponsored by College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh

 

Dr Dalip Kumar

(Senator & Syndic)

Molecular Approaches to Taxonomy of Organisms

Prof (Dr ) Rajat Sandhir

(Senator & Syndic)

Molecular Approaches to Identification

Prof (Dr ) Vijay Lakshmi Sharma

Molecular Tools in Taxonomy

Dr Vikas Sharma

Phylogenetic Analysis

Prof (Dr ) Om Prakash Jasuja

(Pbi Univ, PTA)

Human Identity & Tools

Dr Rajinder Singh Chandel

DNA Finger Printing

 

EXTENSION / OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

1

Visit to Butterfly Park, Sector 26, Chandigarh

9th October, 2012

B Sc Students

2

Visit to Science Express ‘ Biodiversity Special’, Railway Station, Chandigarh

17th November, 2012

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3

Visit to Honeybee Farm, Saketri

22nd March, 2016

B Sc Students

4

Visit to Chhatbir Zoo, Banur, Punjab

12th April, 2016

B Sc (Med), M Sc Zoology Students

5

Visit to Anthropology Museum, PU, Chandigarh

7th Nov 2016

MSc  Zoology Students

6

Visit to Zoology Museum, Molecular Labs PU, Chandigarh

7th Nov 2016

MSc  Zoology Students

7

Demonstrative Molecular Experiments , Dept’ of Zoology, PU, Chandigarh

10th Nov, 2016

MSc  Zoology Students

8

Visit to Central Instrumentation Facility, PU, Chandigarh

10th Nov, 2016

MSc  Zoology Students