Department of Zoology, started functioning with the inception of the college in the year 1964 as Dept. of Biology with pre-degree course. Late Prof. Raju Kurian was the first Head of the Department of Biology. The pioneer faculty included Prof. Kurian Thomas and Prof. Kurien Babu. The student strength was 160 in two batches. Later in 1967 the Department of Biology bifurcated into Dept. of Zoology and Botany. It may be mentioned that this was the first Degree Course in the history of the college. With the arrival of the B.Sc. degree with student strength of 32, the strength of teaching faculty also increased from 2 to 7.Late Prof. M.I. Thomas was the first Head of the Department, Dr. P. V George, Mrs. P.K. Rahellamma , Prof. T.J. James , Dr. M.I. Georgekutty, Prof. Saramma George , Dr. Leenamma Joseph served as Heads in succeeding years.Prof. Nisha Thomas was transferred from Mar Ivanios College Thiruvanthapuram in June 2013 as the Head of the Department who is continuing now. Dr. Anupriya Samuel joined the department on September 2015. Two of our faculties Prof. Josin C. Tharian &Prof. Jensy Roshan F availed FDP from July 2016 .The subsequent FIP vacancies were filled by Dr. Mini V.S and Prof. Manomi P who are continuing now.
In 2016 the Department identified as Star Department under Star College Scheme of DBT. The scheme has improved teaching by providing access to modern infrastructure in classroom as well as in laboratories, seminars in various topics and study trips to pursue higher studies and research.
Events of zoology department 2017
STAR COLLEGE TOUR
30/01/2017 Visit to fish farm in Pannivelichira , Kozhencherry for hands on training in fish breeding techniques by 2014-2017 6th semester students.
21/02/2017 Institution visit to RGCB Trivandrum by 2015-2018 4th semester students.
STAR COLLEGE INVITED TALK
13/03/2017 –Biodiversity –Consume consume and let conserve by Dr. E Kunhikrihnan (Retd.Prof. & HoD ,Univesity College, TVM)
24/03/2017-Fresh water fishes in kerala-Resources and its conservation by Dr. C P Shaji.
Farewell arranged for Mr. G Raju ( Lab Assistant) and 2014-17 batch students on 29/03/2017.
Departmental Onam Celebrations held on 30/08/2017.
Inauguration of Golden jubilee Celebrations of Department on 29/08/2017
by Dr. P K Abdul Azis ( Former V C of Aligarh Muslim University )
Talk on innovative technique in Animal Husbandry by Dr. Shahul Hameed ,Veterinary Doctor ,Anchal Veterinary Hospital 0n 29/08/2017.
Hands on training in bee Keeping by Mr.Thomas Bee keeper fron Ayoor, Kollam on 29/08/2017.
All Students and staff of Department participated in “ Swachhtha Hi Seva” under Swachh Bharath mission organized by St John’s College on 6th October 2017 and they cleaned area from Dhanya Super Market to R.O Junction of Anchal Town.