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Department Of Zoology

The Department of Zoology, Nizam College is as old as the College itself, being one of the first departments of sciences at undergraduate level. The department has been handling Zoology for B.Sc. at undergraduate level since the days of its inception. The conferment of autonomy to the college in 1988-89 provided the academic freedom to the Department to frame its own syllabus in the ratio of 80% the University/ State Government syllabus and 20% from the national curriculum. Review of the syllabi for undergraduate courses is a continuous process and the Board of Study constituted by the department is the supervising and ratifying body that meets annually/bi-annually for the purpose. The college has also adopted the semester system of teaching and evaluation at undergraduate level. The department offers post graduate (PG) courses with a specialization in Comparative Animal Physiology since its inception. In 2004, the PG course from Saifabad PG Science College (OU) merged with department following which the department the department has been offering PG course for two batches. In 2004, M.Sc (Fisheries) was offered. From 2005 the department has been offering specializations in Entomology (Agricultural Entomology and Medical Entomology) and Phytonematology. The course offered has gained tremendous importance as the enables the students to keep pace with present changing trends where whole scientific world is focusing on the sustainable agricultural development, emergence/re emergence of many dreadful disease and their control measures, The department has been handling Biology Classes and also Environmental studies for Five Year integrated M.Sc. course in Chemistry. Some of the faculty members are resource persons for Pharmacochemistry course.

Department of Zoology, Nizam College is one of the biggest departments with 19 faculty members. It constitutes a well qualified faculty (2 Professors, 4 Assistant professors, 12 Assistant professors Contract and one part-time lecturer) who constantly strive for academic excellence and dissemination of knowledge to its student community. The faculty is active in its research endeavors, and are resource persons in conducting orientation programmes, refresher courses held by Academic staff college O.U. for other affiliated college teachers. Some of them had a stint of post doctoral research experience. The faculty organizes and participates in national and international seminars on a regular basis. Guest lectures are conducted regularly with an aim to expose the students to latest trends in various research fields. This also serves as a forum to all science faculty and students and also science lovers from other departments to gain an understand of the latest happenings in the field of science. The department has a computer lab with 15 systems connected to a central server. The students drop out is almost nil, apart from the 3 -5 % of PG students who discontinue this course to join other courses like B.Ed. These students rejoin the master’s course after completing the B.Ed course. 70% of Undergraduate students opt for higher studies in various reputed institutions like Central Universities, Osmania University, and other state universities. The success rate is 95%; Dropout rate: 2- 5% in B.Sc 1st year.

Many students are qualified in national level exams like NET, SLET, GATE etc.

The Department offering Zoology as core subject at Undergraduate (B.Sc.) level with various combinations are as follows.

B.Z.C. : BOTANY, ZOOLOGY, CHEMISTRY

Bt.Z.C. : BIOTECHNOLOGY, ZOOLOGY, CHEMISTRY

M.Sc. : ZOOLOGY (PHYSIOLOGY & SERICULTURE)

M.Sc. : ZOOLOGY (ENTOMOLOGY & PHYTONEMATOLOGY)

Faculty Profiles

    NAMEDESIGNATION
    Dr.M.MADHAVI . Ph.D, FAEBView in detail

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    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & HEAD
    Dr.S.PADMAJA.Ph.D View in detail

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    Asst.Prof.
    Dr.J.VENKATESWARA RAO. Ph.D View in detail

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    Asst.Prof.
    AMANCHI NAGESWARA RAO.Ph.D View in detail

    Dr. Nageswara Rao Amanchi is an Assistant Professor of Zoology in the Osmania University, Nizam College, (Autonomous), and Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. He has Masters in Zoology and obtained his Ph.D. in Zoology in the area of Protozoology and Environmental Toxicology from Osmania University in the year 2007 and joined as a teaching faculty. His research interests lie in the area of Freshwater protozoan ecology, Ecotoxicology of pesticides, heavy metals and environmental safety. He has collaborated with researchers in other disciplines of Life sciences, particularly environmental Sciences, biotechnology for bioremediation of pollutants, and Applied Toxicology. He is the instructor for both Undergraduate and Post-graduate programmes. He has 14 years of teaching and 10 years of research experience to his credit. The topics he teaches are Biology of Invertebrates and Vertebrates, Bio molecules, Chick Embryology and Development for UG Students, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, Tools and Techniques, Principles of Toxicology, Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Research Methodology for PG Students. He has associated actively in organizing several of national and international conferences, seminars and workshop programs for upcoming researchers and students in the University. He received grants from UGC and has published his research findings in national and International repute journals. He is Life member in several academic bodies and assistant editor in International Journal of Zoology Studies. not available

    Asst.Prof.
    Dr.B.JYOTHI.Ph.D View in detail

    Dr B Jyothi is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Zoology, Nizam College. She has 20 years of teaching and 15 years of research experience. Her broad area of research is environmental pollution and Toxicology, Physiology and Bio-accumulation, Bio-Remediation and Biodiversity. She participated in 40 National / International Seminars/conferences and Workshops. Presented several research articles and was awarded Young Scientist with Gold Medal for presenting a paper in a Conference organized by National Environmental Science Academy. She organized a Two Day National Conference on Emerging Challenges and Innovative Strategies in Fresh Water Ecology, Biodiversity and Applied Toxicology at Nizam College during 2014. She has been a Resource Person for workshops conducted by Jana Vigyana Vedika , Rajiv Vidya Mission(AP) during 2012 and 2015. She is pursuing a UGC-BSR Start-up Grant Research Project in the area of Environmental Toxicology. She is guiding four PG students in Research Projects as part of MSc curriculum. She published several research articles in National and International Journals. not available

    Asst.Prof.
    Dr.APKA NAGESWARA RAO View in detail

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    Asst.Prof.
    Dr.PRIYAKUMARI View in detail

    She has 20 years of teaching experience at both under graduate and post graduate level. Her areas of interest are Endocrinology, Entomology and Palliative Care. She has attended various workshops, seminars and conferences at regional, national and international level.

    She is member of IQAC steering committee, Admission committee, Energy conservation club, Environmental committee, and Student Cultural committee-120 year’s celebrations. She is also a member of various other bodies like Pallium India, Foundr member of Pain and Palliative Care Society, Hyderabad (PRPCS), Indian Society of Comparative Animal physiology( ISCAP), SVU, Tirupathi, Annual Member of Indian Education Congress, IEC, Executive member of OYSTER, Life member JVV, Community co-coordinator for outreach programmes/Community Palliative Seva Kendras, Telangana State.

    1.Member, Institutional Ethical committee, MNJIO & RCC(Mehdi Nawaz Jung Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center), Hyderabad.

    2.Contributed to a qualitative survey of “Unbearable Pain: India‟s Obligation to Ensure Palliative Care”, A Human Rights Watch India report, October 2009.

    3.BN Sastry award for best work in the community, BN Sastry foundation, 2013

    4.Certificate of recognition by "Rotract District organization- Rotary International District 3150" Rotract Club, 2014

    5.Stree Shakthi Award, Telagana Stree shakti organization, 2014

    6.Mahila Shiromani, Citizens Council, 2016

    7.Won Best PosterAward, February 2015.

    She published one book for Community Volunteers on Palliative care. She is a resource person for designing the curriculum for Andhra Pradesh Open School Society. She is Trainer of trainer (TOT)DAPCU(District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit),FHI(Family Health International),GFFATM(Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria). She is also a resource person/consultant for Training on essentials of Palliative care, communication and pain management for, Catholic Health Association of India, CHAI, Alzhmeirs Related Disorders Society of India, ARDSI, Case Managers Training for DRFHE Life At Your Door Step, Academic Staff College, Osmania University, Hyderabad (ASC, OU). Faculty member for One Month Certificate Course in Palliative Care conducted in MNJIO&RCC in collaboration with INCTR and Pallium India. Faculty member for Correspondence course offered by Indian Association of Palliative Care. Jana Vignana Vedika(JVV) and Rajiv Vidya Mission, IGNOU B.Ed programmer and Malla Reddy College of Education. She is a Soft skills trainer. She is involved in several media interviews in National dailies/TV related to Palliative Care. She has recorded Audio lessons in Zoology for Dr.B.R.A.O.U. She is also actively involved in Palliative Care Advocacy, Training, Rehabilitation, community work, Rural programs and publications related to Cancer.

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    Asst.Prof(C)
    Dr.G.SHAILAJAView in detail

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    Asst.Prof(C)
    Dr.V.R.SOLANKI View in detail

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    Asst.Prof(C)
    Dr.C.SANATKUMAR View in detail

    I, Dr. C Sanat Kumar, hail from Mahabubnagar District of Telangana State. I studied Tenth and Intermediate from Chaitanya Central School and graduated from Osmania University. I pursued M.Sc in Zoology from Nizam College (Osmania University). I have done my Ph.D under supervision of Prof. T N Raju in Ocular Biochemistry. Presently I am working as Assistant Professor in Nizam College since 2009 till date. I teach both Under Graduates and Post Graduates. Topics I handle are Biochemistry, Physiological Chemistry, Immunology, Molecular Genetics, Systems Biology. Molecular and Diagnostic Techniques and Instrumentation is my Favourite Paper. not available

    Asst.Prof(C)
    Dr.V.SRINIVAS RAO View in detail

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    Asst.Prof(C)
    Dr.L. VASUDHA View in detail

    Dr. Vasudha Lingampally received her Master’s degree and B.Ed. from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She was awarded Ph.D. in Zoology by Osmania University for her work on Triboliumconfusum. She has published research articles in International and National journals. She presented a paper at COPXI in a UNESCO Workshop on “Bioethics, Biodiversity and Making a Repository of Ethical World views of Nature”. Her core research areas are Entomology, Environmental Biology and Toxicology not available

    Asst.Prof(C)
    Mr.A.MURALI View in detail

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    Part time teacher
    DR.SHIRISHA View in detail

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    Part time teacher