About the Department
With the permission of the Madras University pre-University classes were started in 1964. During 1966-67, the colege was affiliated to the Madurai University. The commission appointed by the Madurai University granted permission to start B.Sc Degree course in Zoology with an intake of 24 students. The department was housed in the New Main Block. Later it was shifted to the first floor of the same block. Prof.J.S. Chandra sen who had been teaching Zoology at scott christian college, nagercoil was appointed the first professor and head of the department. Under his able guidance a museum with more than 300 specimens was set up. Some of them were rare ones. The Department LIbrary with 150 boks also was established. A team of experienced teachers namely Mr. P. jai singh, Mr. J. Johnson, Mr. M. Kesary, Mr. Jacob Raj and Mr. Saroj Kumar Davis worked under him with much zeal and all of them acquired M.Phil Degrees in due course. Mr. P. Jai singh was awarded Ph.D by the M.K. University in the year 1984. Ak=ll the staff of the department attended COSIP (College Science Improvement Programme) offered by the UGC to boost their teaching skill and scientific kniwledge. A spacios and well-furnished laboratory, with the required scientific equipments, is the pride of the Department. The department has rolled out 32 batches of degree holders hitherto with many university rank holders since 1990.