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)