Welcome to Zoology Department

The Department of Zoology was born on 21st July 1960 with Prof. Basant Kumar Behura as the founder Professor at the historic Ravenshaw College (presently Ravenshaw University), Cuttack, Odisha. The Department was shifted to the Utkal University campus on 21st July 1973 and since then, the Department has been imparting teaching and training students and conducting research in various emerging areas of Zoology. In the meantime, the Department has grown 62 years old and has celebrated the Golden Jubilee in the year 2010. Notwithstanding the heights and lows during the last six decades, the Department has earned many laurels including two Padma Shris, and has made a name in Zoology in the national and international arena. The Department offers regular courses in M Sc, M Phil, and Ph.D. in Zoology. Our faculty and students continue to contribute towards updating and upgrading the curriculum. This has resulted in achieving the DRS (UGC), FIST (DST), and PURSE (DST status by the Department.


To achieve excellence in higher education, research, and innovation in the areas of Zoology and to remain sensitive and responsive to the changing needs of society.


  • To create, innovate and disseminate knowledge in Zoological science.
  • To provide state of art infrastructure and a conducive environment for students and faculty to produce globally competent professionals.
  • To conserve faunal diversity through a sustainable approach.
  • To inculcate morality, ethics, and humanity among young minds.

Strategic Goals

  • To maintain the standard of teaching and research to develop the next generation of human resources for academics and institutions.
  • To encourage interdisciplinary research.
  • To develop collaboration with institutions and universities at the national and international level.
  • To promote humanitarian values and service to the community.


Sl.No. Programmes Number of seats
1 MSc Zoology 32
2 MPhil Zoology
3 PhD Coursework
4 PhD (Fishery Science)

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5 M.Phil Zoology 2021
6 MSc Zoology 2021
7 PhD Course work 2021
Objectives & Outcomes
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  • Seminar Library
  • Museum
  • LCD
  • Study tour
  • Internet
  • Computer

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