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Department of Zoology

Department of Zoology

Department of Zoology


The Department of Zoology was first constituted in 1963. It is one of the oldest and largest departments in the University of Gauhati , Assam , India . It has contributed immensely for the development of Zoological studies in the North Eastern Region of India. This Department is recognized by the NAAC peer team as one of the best science departments of the University. This Department has been selected as FIST sponsored Department under DST (Govt. of India), Ministry of Science & Technology for building up the infrastructure for postgraduate teaching and research. The UGC has supported the department with the SAP programme since 2002.

The in-position faculty of the Department has earned acclaim at the National and International level. The department has been publishing an annual journal "Tropical Zoology" regularly for the last several years. This department has dynamic association with some leading National & International organizations like WWF, WTI etc. The Faculty members of the Department has been actively engaged in promoting research in diverse fields of Fish & Fishery Science, Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Cell and Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology & Biochemistry, Animal Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Biology since the time of its inception.

A new Aquaculture Campus was established in 2002 for advancement of studies of wet land ecosystem, its technical evaluation and management and socioeconomic development under WEP Project. That has resulted in identification and evaluation of 54 wetlands in Assam for making sustainable development plan. The department has also established a Regional Live Gene Bank of fish species of endemic and endangered status in collaboration with NBFGR (ICAR) Lucknow .


The Department of Zoology, Gauhati University is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. This department has became a centre of research most closely in touch and sympathetic with the rich biodiversity, culture and tradition of this region. This department has been among the top university department in terms of Teaching & Research. The department has a clear vision, excellent staffs, researchers and good relations with the sister department of its affiliated colleges.


The Department of Zoology, Gauhati University , established in 1963. The Department of Zoology of the University of Gauhati is one of the leading Department and acclaimed both at national and international level. The Department has earned distinction in many areas of academic excellence. The Department has been a recipient of UGC SAP- Phase-I as well as DST, FIST programme. The department has produced both NET and SET qualified candidates in addition to other distinctive work, which has been submitted to various academic bodies.


Academic Development
Besides normal P.G. teaching in the department, faculty members are seriously engaged in research programmes. On going projects and Ph. D. activities of the department are in very good shape. Lectures and seminars on various fields of the subject were been conducted very often round the year.
The P.G. syllabus has been revised and is implemented in the academic session.

Department of Zoology
Gauhati University
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar,
Guwahati- 781 014,
Assam, India.


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