Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Zoology


The department of Zoology is one of the oldest and well-established departments in North India, which has completed more than 100 years of teaching and research. It was shifted from Hoshiarpur to present campus at Chandigarh in July 1960. During these hundred years, it has many landmarks as its teaching and research activities changed from classical to the most recent ones in Zoology, and remained at the forefront both nationally and internationally. It has a strong faculty of 3 Professors, 1 Associate Professor and 7 Assistant Professors. Based on the performance of teaching and research potentials of the staff members, UGC had recognized the Department for Special Assistance Programme (SAP) in 1985 and extended it for two terms.

Courses Offered :

=> B.SC Zoology - 3 years (Semester system)
=> M.SC Zoology - 2 years (Semester system)
=> M.Phil Zoology - 1 years
=> Ph.D Zoology - 3 years

Seats :

=> B.SC Zoology - 29
=> M.SC Zoology - 14
=> M.Phil Zoology - 10
=> Ph.D Zoology - Subject to availability

Eligibility :

B.SC Zoology :
=> 10+2 with PCB & PU-CET (U.G)

M.SC Zoology :
=> B.Sc (Zoology) & PU CET(PG)

M.Phil Zoology :
=> M.Sc (Zoology) & PU Entrance

Ph.D Zoology :
=> PU Ph.D. entrance test/Fellowship - UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DST - INSPIRE/Foreign Student.

Infrastructural Facilities :

Laboratory Details :
The Department is well equipped with teaching and research laboratories. There are three laboratories for under-graduate students and two for post-graduate students where course practicals are conducted. There are six specialized laboratories for research students (M.Sc.,M.Phil & Ph.D.) which are maintained as per the specific needs of the research areas including Cell and Animal Physiology, Aquatic Biology, Cytogenetics, Entomology & Parasitology.

Library :
The department library is well stocked with highly informative 10,000 textbooks and reference books having general information related to the subject of Zoology. The library also receives good scientific research journals of national and international repute for the benefit of research scholars and the faculty. New publications are regularly added and updated.

Museum :
The department has two state of art museums with a wealth of 3000 specimens belonging to different animal phyla.

Department of Zoology
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2541942, 2534201

E-mail: [email protected]


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