Zoology & Botany
The birth of Department of Zoology took place along with the inception of the St. Stephen’s college, Uzhavoor in 1964 and became a full-fledged department in 1968 when the college was upgraded. Over the years 772 students have completed the B.Sc. degree course in Zoology with an aggregate pass percentage of 84.4. 72% of our Alumni are employed which include MBBS doctors (10), Ph.D. holders (6), Post Graduates (87), B.Ed. degree holders (153), Paramedical degree & Diploma holders (268), Government Servants (84) and Self employed (133) persons. Seventeen faculty members have served this department during this period. Competent and committed teachers with a social outlook are the boon of this department. Infrastructure facilities available in this department are good and the training the students get within and outside the class is above in par when compared with other similar departments. Both academic and co-curricular activities are given due importance and by the end of the course the students are intellectually enlightened, morally upright, socially committed with a secular mind and rational thinking.
The Department of Botany was also originated in the year 1964 along with the college. The department was enriched with active and skilled lectures. Over the years 6 teachers worked in this department. As there was no degree course in Botany in the college, the teachers were engaged to teach for Pre- degree course and supplementary paper for B.Sc Zoology course. In 2005 this department merged with the department of Zoology.
At present there are 3 faculty members and one laboratory assistant in the department of Zoology and one faculty member and one laboratory assistant in the Department of Botany. About 70 students study the course now.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
In addition to the general vision and mission of the institution, the Department of Zoology has its own aims and objectives. The primary aim is to provide biological information clearly and concisely. The student of our undergraduate program is expected to:
- Comprehend basic knowledge of various branches of Zoology and General Biology meant both for a graduate terminal course and for higher studies.
- Understand and appreciate the vast diversity of living things, their special adaptations to their environment and their evolutionary and ecologic relationship.
- Acquire basic skills in the observation and study of nature, biological techniques, experimental skills and scientific investigation.
- Acquire basic knowledge and skills in certain applied branches to enable them for self-employment.
- Be aware of the need for the conservation of the biosphere
- Be naturalist with a human touch.