About Department

Department of Zoology comes under school Life Sciences. The Department runs a Post Graduate and Under Graduate degree, in M.Sc. Zoology, M.Sc. Life Sciences and B.Voc. with three specializations viz., Sericulture, Fisheries, Apiculture, Pearl Culture, Prawn Culture,Livestock Production and Parasitology. The main aim of the department is to impart training to students by which they can become self-employable and attain the heights of success in future. In India, Sericulture and Fisheries have been developed as agro-based industries with a vast potential to the rural economy. These areas generate employment opportunities as given below: a) Direct employment through mulberry cultivation, nursery management, silkworm rearing and cocoon production; b) Indirect employment through Silk rearing, twisting, warping, dying and weaving; and c) Generation of employment and revenue through inland fish culture. In addition, the curriculum of M.Sc. Zoology includes general papers such as Biochemistry and Development Biology and Tools and Techniques in Biology which provides an ample knowledge in the domain of Life Sciences. The Department has well equipped research laboratory as well as silkworm rearing and reeling unit and offers Ph.D. programme in the field of Sericulture, Fisheries, Parasitology, Animal Behaviour and Conservation Biology

Course Name M.Sc.(Zoology)
Intake 46

Course Name M.Sc. (Life Sciences)
Intake 40

Course Name B.Voc. (Livestock Production and Management)
Intake 50

Course Name Ph.D (Zoology)
Intake As per UGC guideline

Research Projects

Name of the PI Title of the Project Duration Funding / Collaborative Agency Amount
Dr. Kamal Jaiswal Adaptive Research on Season Specific Silkworm 3 years World Bank / UPCAR 15,50,000/-
Dr. V. Elangovan Isolation of Histoplasma capsulatum from the roosting sites of bats in Uttar Pradesh 2008-11 CSIR, New Delhi 8,00,000
Dr. Abha Mishra in collaboration with NBFGR, Lko Identification and evaluation of reproductive traits and genetic structure of Ompok bimaculatus in India 2011-14 Dept Of Biotecnology, New Delhi 55,31,000
Dr. Abha Mishra Teratogenic effects of Hilban®, an organic insecticide, on fresh water fish Channa punctatus 2012-15 Dept Of Science and Technology, New Delhi 24,00,000
Dr. V. Elangovan Chiropteran Diversity and Conservation in Uttar Pradesh 2012 – 14 UP State Biodiversity Board 22,97,800/-


Year 2008

  • Venkatesh Kumar R. and Seema Chauhan (2008) “Mulberry: Life Enhancer” Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, Vol.2, No. 10: Pp. 271-278.
  • Paramanik Rabin Chandra, Chikkaswamy B.K., Roy Debjyoti Guha, Paramanik Achinto and Venkatesh Kumar R.(2008) “Effect of biochemicals of Artemisia annua in plants”, Journal of Phytological Research, Vol.21, No.1:11-18.
  • Venkatesh Kumar R., Seema Chauhan, Ashutosh Kumar and Dhiraj Kumar, (2008) “Medicinal properties of different mulberry species”, Indian Silk, Vol.47, No.7: Pp.14-15.
  • Chikkaswamy B.K, Paramanik Rabin Chandra, Roy Debjyoti Guha Paramanik Achinto and Venkatesh Kumar R. (2008) “Ecology of Microbes present in the arthropods alimentary canals”, Journal of Phytological Research, Vol.21, No.1:41-45.

Year 2009

  • Venkatesh Kumar R., Dhiraj Kumar, Ashutosh Kumar and S.S. Dhami (2009) entitled “Effect of Blue Green Micro Algae (Spirulina) on Cocoon Quantitative Parameters of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L.”, ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences Vol.4, No.3:50-53.
  • Amit Srivastava and Venkatesh Kumar R., (2009) “Efficacy of three antibiotics on reduction of mortality rate in mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) in the monsoon season of Lucknow”, Trends in Biosciences Vol.2 No.2:pp.33-35.

Year 2010

  • Rajesh Kumar and Elangovan, V. 2010. Rearing Performance of Eri Silkworm Philosamia ricini in Monsoon Season of Uttar Pradesh. Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Science 1(2): 303 – 310.
  • Rajesh Kumar and Elangovan, V. 2010. Assessment of the volumetric attributes of eri silkworm (Philosamia ricini) reared on different host plants. International Journal of Science and Nature 1(2): 156-160. ISSN 2229 – 6441.
  • Venkatesh Kumar R., Seema Chauhan, Dhiraj Kumar and Nandkishore More (2010) “Nutritional Composition in Leaves of Mulberry Varieties: A Comparative Study”, Int. Conf. on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Technology, China. pp. 436-440.
  • Elangovan, V., Yuvana Satya Priya and Marimuthu, G. 2010. Effect of lactation on food choice and energy balance in the short-nosed fruit bat, Cynopterus sphinx. International Journal of Science and Nature 1(2): 108-112. ISSN 2229 – 6441.
  • Venkatesh Kumar R., Seema Chauhan, Amit Srivastava and Dhiraj Kumar (2010) Women Empowerment in Sericulture: A Current Scenario in Rural India Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development Vol. XX, No. 1:175-184. (ISSN 1018-5291).
  • R. Venkatesh Kumar and Amit Srivastava (2010). “Relevance of Antibiotics with reference to Sericulture Industry”, International Journal of Science and Nature, Vol. 1 (2):97-100. (ISSN 2229-6441)
  • R. Venkatesh Kumar, Seema Chauhan, Amit Srivastava and Dhiraj Kumar,(2010)“Evaluation of nutritive value in the leaf of different mulberry varieties under sodic soil condition”, Biochem. Cell. Arch. Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 97-101. (ISSN:0972-5075)
  • R. Venkatesh Kumar, Seema Chauhan, Amit Srivastava and Dhiraj Kumar, (2010).Status of women in Sericulture: A current Scenario. Trends in Biosciences, Vol. 3(1):5-7. (ISSN-0974-8431).

Year 2011

  • Irulan, A., Nathan, P. G., Priya, Y. S., Marimuthu, G and Elangovan, V. 2011. Isolation and characterization of chitinase producing gut microflora of insectivorous bats. Trends in Biosciences 4(1): 8-11.
  • Rajesh Kumar and Elangovan, V. (2011). Rearing performance of different eco-races of eri silkworm (Philosamia ricini Donovan) during spring season of Uttar Pradesh. Trends in Biosciences 4(1): 53-55.
  • Venkatesh Kumar R. and Seema Chauhan (2011) “Biochemical Constituents of different parts of Mulberry Genotypes”, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, Vol. 3 (2):90-96. (ISSN: 0975-3710 & E-ISSN: 0975–9107) (Impact Factor: 0.387).
  • Venkatesh Kumar R., Seema Chauhan, Amit Srivastava and Krishna Singh (2011). Biotechnological Approach: A Novel Way to Sericulture, Global Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry Research, Vol. 1(1) :19-30. ISSN 2248-9894.
  • Venkatesh Kumar R. and Amit Srivastava (2011). “In vivo therapeutic effects of antibacterial and antiviral antibiotics using Bombyx mori L. as an animal model”. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5(14), pp. 3118-3121. (ISSN 1996-0875) (Impact factor- 0.879).
  • Application of Biotechnology in Sericulture edited by Venkatesh Kumar R. and V. Shyam Kumar (2011) , Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd., ISBN:978-93-80012-48-3 , 4735/22, 2nd Floor, Praksah Deep Building, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002
  • Mishra A, Kumar A, Rawat A. Effect of cadmium sulphate on protein and carbohydrate level in brain and ovary of fresh water fish Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch). Indian J. Sci. Technol. 2011, 4 (8), 253-254 (ISSN: 0974-6846).

Year 2012

  • Amit Srivastava and R. Venkatesh Kumar (2012). Effects of Antibiotic administration and seasonal interaction on economic parameters of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. J. Exp. Zool. India. Vol. 15 (1):179-183.
  • K. Dhiraj and R. Venkatesh Kumar (2012). “Application of foliar nutrients to increase productivity in sericulture”. Journal of Entomology, Vol. 9, (1), 1-12. (ISSN 1812-5670).
  • R Venkatesh Kumar, G Sunil Babu, Seema Chauhan, Amit Srivastava, Yashwant Rao and Dhiraj Kumar (2012). Total phenolics and flavonoids content in ripened and unripened fruits of different mulberry (Morus alba) varieties. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 82 (3): 277–279.
  • Singh K & Mishra A. Effect of season on helminth parasitic prevalence, dominance, means intensity and abundance in some fresh water scaly fish. Trends in Biosciences 5 (1), 2012, 25-30 (ISSN: 0976-2485).
  • Venkatesh Kumar R., Dhiraj Kumar and Satguru Prasad (2012). Efficacy of bio-foliar spray on plants nutrients of different mulberry varieties, Journal of Biopesticides, Vol. 5 (2), 113-119. (ISSN 0974-39IX).