The Department of Zoology came into existence in the month of July 2005. The department strives to provide academic leadership to the subject of Zoology and continuously taking efforts to inculcate research culture among students.
The Department caters the need for the students from rural and backward area of Murbad and also for others; making them a very good asset for society. It serves to inculcate social responsibilities and serve the society by not only becoming Teachers, Scientists, Zoologists but also as responsible citizens who bridge the gap between science and common man.
Future plans of the department:
- Establishment of additional laboratory .
- Enrichment of Departmental library.
- Sorting out the needs of our region and designing the research projects and submission of research proposals to different funding agencies.
- Undertaking of the need based courses and innovative programmes.
- Promotion to provide consultancy and laboratory services on hire basis and generation of funds.
- Organize refresher course.
- Preparation of data base of research carried out in different disciplines.
Facilities Provided –
- Guest lectures
- Personal Counseling
- Use of ICT
- Field trips.
- Well-equipped laboratory
Program- B.Sc. Course: F.Y. ZOOLOGY Semester I and II
To nurture interest in the students for the subject of Zoology
To create awareness of the basic and modern concepts of Zoology
To orient students about the importance of abiotic and biotic factors of environment and their conservation.
To provide an insight to the basic nutritional and health aspects of human life.
To inculcate good laboratory practices in students and to train them about scientific handling of important instruments.
USZO101 (Course 1)
Wonders of Animal World, Biodiversity and its Conservation
Unit 1: Wonders of Animal World
Objective: To take learners through a captivating journey of hoarded wealth of marvellous animal world.
Desired Outcome: Curiosity will be ignited in the mind of learners, to know more about the fascinating world of animals which would enhance their interest and love for the subject of Zoology.
|Unit 2: Biodiversity and its Conservation|
Objective: To orient learners about rich heritage of Biodiversity of India and make them understand significance of its conservation.
Desired Outcome: Learners would appreciate treasure of Biodiversity, its importance and hence would contribute their best for its conservation.
Unit 3: Footsteps to follow
Objective: To teach learners about innovative and novel work of scientists/philosopher/entrepreneurs in the field of biological sciences.
Desired Outcome: Minds of learners would be impulsed to think differently and would be encouraged ipso facto to their original crude ideas from the field of biological sciences.
USZO102 (Course 2):-
INSTRUMENTATION and ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Unit 1: Laboratory safety, Units and Measurement
Objective: To make learners aware of risks involved in handling of different hazardous chemicals, sensitive (electrical/electronic) instruments and infectious biological specimens especially during practical sessions in the laboratory and to train them to avoid mishap.
Desired Outcome: Learners would work safely in the laboratory and avoid occurrence of accidents (mishaps) which will boost their scholastic performance and economy in use of materials/chemicals during practical sessions.
Unit 2: Animal Biotechnology
Objective: To acquaint learners to the modern developments and concepts of Zoology highlighting their applications aiming for the benefit of human being.
Desired Outcome: Learners would understand recent advances in the subject and their applications for the betterment of mankind; and that the young minds would be tuned to think out of the box.
Unit 3: Instrumentation
Objective: To provide all learners a complete insight about the structure and train them with operational skills of different instruments required in Zoology.
Desired Outcome: Students will be skilled to select and operate suitable Instruments for the studies of different components of Zoology of this course and also of higher classes including research.
USZO201 (Course: 3)
Ecology and Wildlife Management
Unit 1: Population ecology:
Objective: To facilitate the learning of population ecology, its dynamics and regulatory factors important for its sustenance.
Desired Outcome: This unit would allow learners to study about nature of animal population, specific factors affecting its growth and its impact on the population of other life form.
Unit 2: Ecosystem:
Objective: To impart knowledge of different components of ecosystem and educate about essentials of coexistence of human beings with all other living organisms.
Desired Outcome: Learners will grasp the concept of interdependence and interaction of physical, chemical and biological factors in the environment and will lead to better understanding about implications of loss of fauna specifically on human being, erupting spur of desire for conservation of all flora and fauna.
Unit 3: National parks and Sanctuaries of India
Objective: To enlighten learners about the current status of wild life conservation in India in the light of guidelines from different relevant governing agencies vis-à-vis with adversity of poaching and biopiracy.
Desired Outcome: Learners would be inspired to choose career options in the field of wild life conservation, research, photography and ecotourism.
Course: 4 [USZO 202]
NUTRITION, PUBLIC HEALTH AND HYGIENE
Unit 1: Nutrition and Health
Objective: To make learners understand the importance of balanced diet and essential nutrients of food at different stages of life.
Desired Outcome: Healthy dietary habits would be inculcated in the life style of learners in order to prevent risk of developing health hazards in younger
generation due to faulty eating habits.
Unit 2: Public Health and Hygiene
Objective: To impart knowledge about source, quantum and need for conservation of fast depleting water resource and essentials of maintaining proper sanitation, hygiene and optimizing use of electronic gadgets.
Desired Outcome: Promoting optimum conservation of water, encouragement for maintaining adequate personal hygiene, optimum use of electronic gadgets, avoiding addiction, thus facilitating achievement of the goal of healthy young
India in true sense.
UNIT 3: Common Human Diseases and Disorders
Objective: To educate learners about causes, symptoms and impact of stress related disorders and infectious diseases.
Desired Outcome: Learners will be able to promptly recognize stress related problems at initial stages and would be able to adopt relevant solutions which would lead to psychologically strong mind set promoting positive attitude important for academics and would be able to acquire knowledge of cause,
symptoms and precautions of infectious diseases.
|2016-2017||E through O – Bird Watching||Shahid Shaikh,Pravin Vishe,Avinash Bhagat||Photo|
|One group One pot.||Pravin vishe,Vinod Gorle||Photo|
|2017-2018||E through E–Lab on wheels||Vikas Jha(Ph.D Scholar)||Photo|
|Field Trip||Vishal Bhange,Shahid shaikh,Pravin Vishe,Vinod Gorle|
|Green audit Visit||Paralakar sir,Chunade Madam||Photo|