Department of Zoology

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Zoology is one of the oldest departments of the college established in the year 1957. The department is well equipped with state of art infrastructural facility to cater to the requirements of students. The department is bestowed with highly qualified and trained teaching faculty actively involved in teaching and research activities besides experienced and well trained non teaching staff.  Considering the impressive human resource and sufficient infrastructure facility of the department, University of Kashmir has granted temporary affiliation to the department to run PG programme in Zoology from the session 2020-21.

The Department of Zoology is located in the main heritage building with PG Department in the Ground Floor and UG Department in the First Floor. The department is bestowed with state of art infrastructural facilities in the form of two UG laboratories, one PG laboratory, a museum, two smart class rooms, a seminar library, teaching staff room, non teaching staff room, two washrooms and store.

VISION

To inculcate amongst the students the highest values of life, sense of sustainable development, respect for nature and sound knowledge of animals through quality educational practices.

MISSION

  • To prepare trained and responsible human resource in animal studies
  • To create curiosity and interest among students for carrying out research on local animal fauna
  • To sensitize human society for animal welfare, conservation and protection of biodiversity
  • To develop infrastructural facility and introduce tools and techniques in relevant fields
  • To develop entrepreneurship skill among students through various skill courses like apiculture, sericulture, fisheries, poultry and animal husbandry

FACULTY

  • Kowser Jan
Qualification M.Sc, M.Phill, B.Ed
Designation Associate Professor
Thrust Area Icthyology, Limnology
Email kowser.pirzada@gmail.com
  •  Dr Sheikh Tanveer Salam
Qualification PhD, NET, PDF
Designation Assistant Professor
Thrust Area Poultry Parasitology, Experimental Medicine,  Biotechnology
Mobile 9596221779
Email sheikhtanveersalam@gmail.com
  •  Farooq Ahmad Ganai
Qualification M.Sc, NET, M.Phill
Designation Assistant Professor
Thrust Area Ichthyology, Cytogenetics
Mobile 7006098007
Email farooqmd84@gmail.com
  •  Farooq Ahmad Mir
Qualification M.Sc, M.Ed, M.Phill, SET
Designation Assistant Professor
Thrust Area Ichthyology, Toxicology
Mobile 9906606826
Email aabidfarooq54@gmail.com

 NON TEACHING STAFF

  1. Mr Farooq Ahmad (Laboratory Assistant)
  2. Mr Nazir Ahmad (Laboratory Bearer)
  3. Mr Faisal Ahamad (Local Fund Employee)
  4. Mr Javaid Ahmad (Local Fund Employee)