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Zoology


About the Department

Courses Offered

  • B. Sc. Hons Zoology
  • B. Sc. Life Science

Subject Society - Synapses 

2017-2018

Synapses’, society of Department of Zoology, organised following activities and lectures in the year 2017-18:

  • A lecture on “The Fundamentals of Flying with Drosophila: from Classroom to Research Laboratory” by Prof. Namita Agrawal, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi was organised on September 21, 2017.
  • One day Faculty Development Program on “Research Based Pedagogical Tools” was held on November 3, 2017.
  • A lecture on “Microbiology: Then and Now” was organised on February 15, 2017 by Prof. Rup Lal, University Of Delhi.
  • Poster making competition on “Real World Applications of Curriculum-based Experiments” was held on February 16, 2017.
  • A student presentation series was initiated in which students prepared and presented on various topics:
    • ‘Discovery of New Limbless Amphibian: Chikilidae’ by Pooja Gupta, Pooja Sharma and Sakshi of B.Sc. (H) Zoology IV Semester was presented on February 20, 2017.
    • Homo naledi: A newly discovered human ancestor’ by Kartikey and Devyani of B.Sc (H) Zoology II Semester was presented on April 10, 2017.
    • “Summer Research Fellowships” by Deepti, Pooja Gupta and Upasana of B.Sc (H) Zoology V Semester was presented on August 8, 2017 to share their experience at Department of Zoology, University of Delhi during the vacations
    • “Arboreality in Vipers” by Rohan Bahl of B.Sc (H) Zoology II Semester was presented on February 1, 2018.
  • One day lecture-cum-hands-on Workshop titled "Regulation of Lac Operon in Prokaryotes" was held on March 7, 2017 under the aegis of Science Foundation. In this a lecture on "Understanding the design of Living Systems" was delivered by Prof. Madan Mohan Chaturvedi, Head, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi.
  • Zoofestea’17, the inter-college Annual Festival of the department was organised on March 9, 2017. It had activities like Declamation, Ad-mad, Quiz, Vision-draw, Murder mystery, Salad making.
  • Student - Teacher Interaction session was held on August 29 - 30, 2017 to discuss various career prospects in zoology and achievements of alumni.
  • An inaugural subject lecture for the current academic session by Prof. Namita Agrawal (Department of Zoology, University of Delhi) on ‘The Fundamentals of Flying with Drosophila: from Classroom to Research Laboratory’ was organized on September 21, 2017.
  • A one day Faculty Development Program on “Research Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPTs)” for undergraduate life science teachers was organized under the aegis of Science Foundation on November 3, 2017 which was attended by faculty from various colleges of Delhi University and other Institutes
  • A visit to the laboratories was organized to the Drosophila Stock Centre at the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi under the supervision of Prof. Namita Agrawal on February 23, 2018 for the students of B. Sc (H) Zoology Semester VI
  • The Annual Departmental Fest, Zoofestea’18 was organized on February 26, 2018. Various activities held includes Declamation, Rangoli Making Competition, Show the best you can? And an exhibition of art and craft by the students and faculty.
  • A lecture was delivered by Dr. Sunil Wadhwa, Cardiac Surgeon at Primus Hospital on “Cardiovascular Health” on February 26, 2018.
  • An Industrial Visit to Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd., Sonepat, Haryana was organized under the aegis DBT Star College Scheme on March 10, 2018. Thirty eight students of B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology Semester IV and VI and B.Sc (P) Life Sciences Semester VI and six teaching and non-teaching faculty visited the factory.
  • Students of B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology Semester VI were taken for a one day Training Workshop on “Zebra Fish: Model System” organized by Department of Biochemistry & Zoology, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi on March 17, 2018. Twenty eight students and six teaching faculty attended the workshop.
  • A Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop entitled “Role of Epigenetics in Health and Diseases” was organized from April 5-6, 2018 under the aegis DBT Star College Scheme. Prof. Madan Mohan Chaturvedi convened the event and Dr. Sudhir Verma served as the coordinator. The event included lecture sessions by the following eminent scientists and fellows of the Science Academies:
    • Prof. Madan Mohan Chaturvedi, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
    • Prof. Pramod C. Rath, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Prof. Shantanu Chowdhury, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology
    • Dr. Beena Pillai, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology

Student Achievers:

  • Kartikeya, B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology II year secured 1st position in Science Quiz during Rasayanotsava 2017 organized by Covalence Society of Department of Chemistry, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on February 27-18, 2017; 3rd position in Literature Quiz during Zest Society of Department of English, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on October 25, 2017; 3rd position in Quiz Competition during Audacity, the Annual Cultural Festival of Ambedkar University, Delhi (2017-18).
  • Deepti Rawat, B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology III year awarded Summer Research Fellowship 2018 by Science Academies’ (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Indian National Science Academy, Delhi & The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad) under Dr. Paban K. Agrawal, Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) Delhi.
  • Deepika Pawar, B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology II year awarded Summer Research Fellowship 2018 by Science Academies’ (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Indian National Science Academy, Delhi & The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad) under Dr. Beena Pillai, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB) Delhi.
  • Aryaditi Jena, B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology II year awarded Summer Research Fellowship 2018 by Science Academies’ (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Indian National Science Academy, Delhi & The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad) under Prof. Parimal Das, Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
  • Sneha Bisht, Abhay Verma of B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology II year and Rohan Bahl, B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology I year were selected for a project presentation (prepared under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme) on “Effects of different acoustic treatments on growth & biosynthetic capabilities of unicellular & multicellular forms” in National Science Day 2018 celebration organized by ‘Indian National Science Academy’, Delhi, ‘Indian Academy of Sciences’, Bengaluru and the University of Delhi on February 28, 2018 at INSA, Delhi.
  • Under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme, Deepika Pawar and Kavita of B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology II year participated and won 1st prize in the debate competition on “Scientific Issues for Development of a Nation” in National Science Day 2018 celebration organized by ‘Indian National Science Academy’, Delhi, ‘Indian Academy of Sciences’, Bengaluru and the University of Delhi on February 28, 2018 at INSA, Delhi.

2016-2017

The society organizes the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in the form of Lectures, Educational Excursions and Seminars to provide a platform for scientific exchanges. A National symposium titled ―Trends in Research and Innovations in Life Sciences at Undergraduate level‖ was organized on 30thMarch, 2016. The invited lectures were delivered by scientists of esteemed institutes which included Dr. K. Rajeshwari, Professor, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi lecture on  Bacterial Genomics and Trends in Medical Research‘. The second was on ‗Pharmaceutical Drug Development and Review Process‘ by Dr.Gaurav Kaithwas, Assistant Professor, Baba BhimraoAmbedkar University, Lucknow. Another in the series was  Reverse Vaccinology Approach and Vaccine Development against Group B Streptococcus‘ by Dr.Atul Kumar Johri, Professor, School of Life Sciences, JNU, Delhi and the last on The BioFactories for Future Fuels and Bioplastics‘ by Dr. V. C. Kalia, Chief Scientist, IGIB, Delhi. The symposium provided a great opportunity for students to interact with eminent scholars and scientists from various disciplines to get acquainted with latest advances and innovations in biological sciences. About 150 students and teachers from various universities and colleges participated. The poster session included 33 poster presentations by young minds who have just taken maiden steps in research from diverse fields of Life Sciences. To nurture these budding researchers, this symposium provided the needed momentum. A subject lecture by Prof. Rup Lal (University of Delhi) on ‗Microbiology: Then and Now‘ was organized on February 15, 2017.A poster-making competition on ‗Real World Applications of Curriculum-based Experiments‘ was organized on 16th February, 2017. 
 
This year a student lecture series was initiated by our students starting with its first lecture on 20thFebruary, 2017 titled Discovery of New Limbless Amphibian: Chikilidae‘ by students of B.Sc. (H) Zoology IV Semester.The second lecture was on 10thApril, 2017 on ‗Homo naledi: A newly discovered human ancestor‘ by students of B.Sc (H) Zoology II Semester. Department of Zoology under the aegis of Science Foundation organized a one day lecture-cumhands on Workshop on 7th March, 2017 on "Regulation of Lac Operon in Prokaryotes". Since the workshop was research oriented, it provided a different exposure to the students. The inter-college Annual Fest, Zoofestea‘17 wasorganized on 9thMarch, 2017. Various activities held included Declamation, Ad-mad, Quiz, and Vision-draw, Murder mystery, Creative writing, Photography, Karaoke and Salad making. Students from other colleges and different courses participated and won prizes. 

2015-2016

  • The society began its activities with a lecture on  “Drosophila: A Model And A Teacher of Biology” delivered by Prof. Mallikarjun N. Shakarad, Department Of Zoology, University Of Delhi, in August, 2015, Next subject lecture by Prof. Ashok Kumar Singh (Department of Zoology, University of Delhi) was organized  on “The World of Insects” in Sep, 2015. Dr. Vipin Singh (Amity University) talked about “Introduction to Genomics” in the third lecture of the society held on 9th February, 2016.
  • The society organised a number of intra departmental activities during 2015-16.The group discussions and essay writing topics were “Ban of Animals Use in Zoology”, "Is the decision of ban on animal dissection right for undergraduate students?,  “Vegetarian vs. Non Vegetarian Diet” , essay on “Biodiversity” etc.
  • An education trip was organized to National Zoological Park, Delhi on 17th October, 2015
  • The annual fest Zoofestea’16was organized on 4-5th March, 2016.
  • A National Symposium on “Trends in Research and Innovations in Life Sciences at undergraduate level” was organized by the Department of Zoology on 30th March, 2016. 

2014-2015

  • During the year 2014, the Department of Zoology, under the aegis of Synapses-the Zoological Society- organized many activities with the intent to encourage integrated development of the students by edifying them on various issues through many entertaining events. These activities not only helped in creating a sense of awareness among the students but were also instrumental in sharpening their personalities in a positive manner. The activities included the following:
    • A Debate Competition on “Nuclear Power Plants: Boon or Bane?” in March, 2014.
    • One Day Event conducted on Rangoli Making competition, Quiz, Poster Making, Slogan Writing and Just-a-Minute on 26th March, 2014.
    • Screening of a Documentary Film produced by Doordarshan depicting the Chilika Lake Ecosystem Damage because of Illegal Prawn Cultivation & its Socio-Economic Consequence on 12th August, 2014.
    • Career Counseling Session organized in association with the Central Placement Cell (CPC) of the college by Mrs. Pervin Malhotra - Director, Career Guidance, India on 27th August, 2014.
    • A Lecture on “Human Skin: Its Care, Diseases & Cures” was delivered by Dr. Kapil Chandra on 28th August, 2014.
    • A Lecture on “Personal Hygiene” under Swachh Bharat Mission Week by Dr. Pooja Raizada on 29th September, 2014.
    • Students were taken for an excursion trip to Corbett National Park and Nainital for an Ecology Study from 8th – 10th October, 2014.
    • Lemongrass Plantation was done in the college premises on 28th October, 2014. 
  • Apart from the above mentioned activities, the team of Zoology presented a model of DNA Fingerprinting, Biodiversity Poster and organized a Quiz in Antardhvani, 2014. Students also celebrated the Teacher’s Day on 5th September, 2014.
  • All the teachers and the students have been cleaning the campus and the nearby areas under Swachh Bharat Mission on a regular basis and also encouraging the local residents to maintain cleanliness and support the drive. We end our eventful year with Zoofestea- a two day Inter-college event encompassing activities like Ad Mad, Quiz, Debate and a Talent Show for the students to showcase their various skills and passions.

Permanent Faculty Members

  1. DR. KRISHANA BANSAL NEE DR. KRISHANA SAXENA, Associate Professor
  2. DR. ANITA GULATI, Associate Professor
  3. DR. LATHIKA NAIR, Associate Professor
  4. DR. RENU SOLANKI, Assistant Professor
  5. DR. SHAILLY ANAND, Assistant Professor
  6. DR. SUDHIR VERMA, Assistant Professor
  7. DR. PRIYA GOEL, Assistant Professor
 
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