Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar

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Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar


Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences

The department of Zoology was established in 1961 with undergraduate level teaching. Postgraduate course in Microbiology was started along with department of Botany in 1984 with the recommendation of U.G.C. visiting committee during five –year plan. In 1995 UGC granted M.Sc. Environmental Science course to the Department (now called Department of Zoology and Environmental Science).

Courses Offered

- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Environmental Science)
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Zoology)
- Master of Science (M.Sc Environmental Science)
- Master of Science (M.Sc Zoology)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Environmental Science)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Zoology)

Research Activities of The Department

The department is actively engaged in research in the following areas: Environmental Microbiology, Avian Diversity and Bioacoustics, Insect Biodiversity and Air pollution, Aquatic biodiversity, Ecological Modeling and Limnological Research, Aquatic Ecobiology, Wildlife and Himalayan Ecology, Bioenergetics, Bioecology & Forest Ecology, Aquatic Biodiversity. Currently 31 students are registered for Ph.D. programme. Twenty Research students have been awarded fellowships by different funding agencies such as: UGC, DST, UCOST. A number of research projects have been granted by DST (Govt. of India), UCOST (Govt. of Uttarakhand) and UGC to the faculty of the department. On account of excellent contribution in academics/ research the department has been awarded DST-FIST & UGC-SAP grants/ status.


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