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Departments - Zoology

Departments Zoology


 The Department of Zoology, established in 1957, was affiliated to the University of Kerala. M.Sc. course was introduced in 1969 with specialisation in Entomology. The department was approved as a recognised research centre in 1974 under the University of Calicut. Presently, the department is enriched with a full - fledged Research Laboratory, and members of the faculty are actively involved in research pursuits and the results are published in national & international journals. The following faculty served as the Head of the Department: Late Prof. T.C. Narayana Menon, Late Prof. Viswanthan, Dr. Thobias P. Maliekal, Prof. C. Ravindranatha Menon, Prof. M.T. Joy, Prof. K.T. George and Dr. Joseph Louis Olakkengil. Among the staff members of the Department, Dr. C.C. John & Dr. Joseph Louis  Olakkengil had also served as Vice principals of College. Dr. C.D. Antony, Late Dr. P.C. Chandy, Dr. A.D. Antony, Late Fr. George Elamkunnapuzha, Prof. Anto Akkara, Prof. T.G. Jose and Dr. P.T.C. Ponnachan and Late Prof. P.L. Yesudasan were members of the Faculty. The former head of the Department; Dr. Joseph Louis Olakkengil was recipient of Prof. M.M. Ghani Award in 2004 for the ‘Best Teacher’ instituted by the University of Calicut for the college teachers. The  department offers Certificate course in Freshwater Ornamental Fish Culture for UG students.


Year of Establishment


Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated   Masters;   Integrated Ph.D., etc.)

UG, PG, Ph.D and B.Voc.(MLT)

Names  of  Interdisciplinary   courses and the departments/ units  involved


Annual/ semester/choice  based credit system (programme wise)

Choice based credit system

Participation   of  the  department  in the courses offered by other departments

Students are enrolled in different open courses offered by other Departments.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.

Department conduct B.Voc.MLT  course in association with Jubilee Mission hospital,Aster Medicity and PolyClinic

Major/Minor Projects

Shaun Paul Adambukulam UGC minor   Studies on diversity and population of Odonates(Dragonflies and Damselflies) in the Kol lands of Thrissur District,Kerala   4,10.000.00   2015-17   ongoing
Dr. Britto Joseph.K UGC minor   Develoment of Mass Culture Techniques of Selected Species of Freshwater Cladocera from Thrissur District, Kerala   1,50.000.00   2014-16   ongoing
Dr. Binoy CF UGC minor   Biosystematic studies on the Hymenopteran Parasitoids Associated With Some Important Stored Product Pests In Kerala, India.   1,70.000.00   2011-13   completed
Dr. Francy K Kakkassery UGC minor   Studies on the Diversity of Freshwater Zooplankton of Kerala and developing Mass Culture of selected species as live feed in Aquaculture   1,60,000.00   2009-11   completed

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (See word file here)


Dr Britto K Joseph, Teacher Fellowship for completing Ph.D, University Grants Commission, New Delhi-2004.
Dr Francy K Kakkassery, Teacher Fellowship for completing Ph.D, University Grants Commission, New Delhi-2004
Dr Vimala K John, Best Ph. D. Thesis Award in the last 60 years from St. Thomas’ College Kozhencherry (2012-2013)
Dr Joyce Jose, DR. C. CHANDRASEKARAN MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL AND ENDOWMENT AWARD 2010  For Excellent Research In Forest Management And Conservation In Kerala by KFRI &KSCSTE
Dr. Roby T J, Dr. K.M. Bhat Memorial Gold Medal for best upcoming researcher  who has done PhD at KFRI


Dr. Britto Joseph K.


M.Sc. DHE, Ph.D.

Asso. Prof

Fishery Biology, Aquatic Biology, Cladoceran Embryology, Toxicology, Fishery Biology.

Dr. Francy K. Kakkassery

M.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D. Research Guide

Asso. Prof. and HOD


Entomology, Aquatic Biology & Taxonomy.

Dr. C. V. David


 Ph. D.

Asso. Prof

Endocrinology, Embryology, Toxicology and fisheries (Aquaculture)

Dr. C.F. Binoy

M.Sc., Ph.D. Research Guide

Asst. Prof.



Dr. Vimala K. John

M.Sc. B.Ed., Ph.D.,

Diploma in Nutrition and Wellness


Asst. Prof.


General Zoology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Physiology

Dr. Joyce Jose

M.Sc. B..Ed., Ph.D., PGDCA

Research Guide

Asst. Prof.


Environmental Biology, Animal diversity in wetlands, forests and urban spaces, Applications of biostatistics in ecology.

Mr. Shaun Paul Adambukulam


Asst. Prof.






Source of funding

Workshop on Insect Taxonomy

15th & 16th March 2013


Prof .P LYesudasan Day

18th Feb 2014

Contribution by Staff and family Members of  Prof .P L. Yesudasan

National Science Day Celebrations

“ Science & Society”

On 28th February 2014


One Day Awareness Programme for Women

Clean Water , health Care and Sanitation Technologies 


Anti-Malarial Month-July

Vector Borne Diseases

On 30th July -2014


District Medical Office-health

Ozone Day Celebrations -2014


Refresher programme for Higher secondary School Teachers

Zoology Higher Secondary Teachers Association

World Wetland celebrations

On 2nd February 2015


Prof. P.L Yesudasan Memorial Lecture Series-2

“An Introduction to Forensic Science”

Contribution by Staff and family Members of  Prof .P L. Yesudasan

Seminar on NanoScience and Molecular Medicine

Contribution by Staff

National Science Day Celebrations on 28th February 2015


Butterfly Workshop for School Students


National Seminar on Modern Trends in Molecular Systematics


One Day Awareness Programme on Hepatitis

 UGC – B Voc, Fund

Ozone Day Celebrations -2015




  1. Prof. T.C. Narayana Menon Prize instituted by Zoology Association to the best student in B.Sc. Zoology Final Examination.
  2. Oriental Electrical Stores Scholarship for the poor deserving student of III year B.Sc. Zoology as judged from II year University Examinations.
  3. Prof. Viswanathan and Prof. A.V. Ittyera Endowment to the best student in II M.Sc. Zoology.
  4. Prof. P.L. Yesudasn endowment Prize sponsored by PTA St. Thomas College for Final B.Sc. Zoology Main student who secures highest marks in aggregate in the Second year B.Sc. University Examinations.
  5. P.L. Yesudasan  Memorial Endowment  instituted by his family members to the top scorer in M.Sc. Final Zoology.
  6. P.L. Yesudasan Memorial Endowment instituted by his family members to the top scorer in II B.Sc. Zoology Main
Updated on: 14 May 2015

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