The Department has facilities both for basic and advanced research with a number of sophisticated equipment and six dedicated laboratories. The Masters, Doctoral and faculty carryout routine practical and other research activities in various areas of animal science. Besides, the facilities of CoE-IOCB and Central Instrumentation Facility of the University are being used by us. Nurturing the students in all possible ways is the mission of the Department.
Some of the facilities are as under:
The Department has a 24 x 7 completely student managed seminar library with more than 6000 books, several magazines and periodicals. Around 1500 books have been donated by alumni and animal lovers. One of our alumnus, Dr P. C. Mishra, IFS is donating Rs. 50, 000/- annually since 2018 to enrich the library.
The Departmental Museum, established in 1973 at Vani Vihar campus with a floor space of 750 SFT, is one of its kind among the universities of the state. The bulk of the museum samples (around 2500: insects, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals) were collected through field trips by the department (both students and teachers over the years. The specimens were scientifically arranged and classified to facilitate the work of researchers and students in studying the types of animals found in the region and state. We invite students of nearby schools and colleges and public particularly during celebration of different days related to environment and biodiversity. The Master and research students of the department explain and demonstrate the visitors about the purpose of the museum, diversity and importance of animals, and our individual role in protecting an animal. Awareness generation among all concerned is the primary objective of such initiatives.
Smart Class Room
Most of the classes, invited talks and student seminars are organized in a fully- equipped 820 SFT Smart class room with all the facilities.
Zoology is a Wi-Fi-enabled Department throughout with 06 dedicated computers for the students, besides having dedicated computers for research laboratories and specific equipment.
Class rooms and Research Labs
We have one fully equipped smart class room, two ICT-enabled air-conditioned class rooms, three student laboratories and four specific research laboratories. Three of the research laboratories are air-conditioned.
The conference hall is a 968 SFT air-conditioned, ICT-enabled facility with a seating capacity for about 100 students.
CC Camera surveillance
The entire Department including class rooms, corridors, library, laboratories and outside premises has 24 x 7 CC Camera surveillance coverage for general safety and security of the students and staff.
This is one of the most prominent activity of the department since 1960 with seminar schedules every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Each student has to deliver at least two seminars during his studentship. The best seminar presentation is awarded in the Annual day celebration of the Department. In addition, several eminent persons from all walks of life are invited regularly to deliver special seminars.
Animal House facility
Established in June, 1990, the Animal House Facility of the Department caters the teaching and research needs of the Department of Zoology, Department of Biotechnology and University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. It is CPCSEA approved (Reg. No 192/GO/Re/S/2000/CPCSEA), and has an established and approved Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC). The facility has 300 SFT air conditioned space and well protected against environmental contamination. The facility is designed to supplement teaching, training, and research capabilities, through provision of quality animals like rat, mice and rabbit.
1. Multiplate Reader
2. UV-Visible Double beam spectrophotometers
3. Fluorescent Microscopes with photographic attachment
4. Stereo zoom Microscope with photographic attachment
5. Gel Documentation system
6. High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge
7. Electrophoretic system
8. RT-PCR and PCR
9. Microbial Culture facility with laminar air flow
11. Incubators, Ovens, water bath, student microscopes, normal centrifuges and a
series of smaller equipment