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HOD

Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Agarwal

 

Address

Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences,
Dean Faculty of life science  

 

Phone

0562-2526432

 

Email

asha.agarwal01@gmail.com

About Department

Zoology Department was established in 1981 with Ph.D. and M.Phil. programs. The M.Phil program is of 2 semesters with 5 courses and a dissertation in partial fulfillment of degree and is approved by UGC as well as state Government. Initially with the teachers of the university the program was started at Agra College, Agra with Prof. D.P.S. Bhati as Head of Department. The department was shifted to Institute of Social Science building, Agra University at Paliwal park campus in 1982. After that the Department was shifted to Institute of Basic Sciences building in 1988 at Khandari campus. Recently in 1999 the building of School of Life Sciences came in existence and the Department could find its permanent home in School of Life Sciences. The Department was Headed by Prof. P.N. Saxena after Prof. D.P.S. Bhati and presently by Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Agarwal is Head of the Department of Zoology. By rotation one of the Professors of this School is designated as Dean of Life Sciences and both above Professors have been the Deans in past. The students after having passed M.Phil. program or after completing Ph.D. have been blessed with suitable jobs either in educational institute or in Government as well as private sector .

Faculties

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01.
02.

03.
04.
05.

 

Name

Prof. P.N. Saxena
Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Agarwal
Dr. Surendra Singh
Dr. P.K. Singh
Dr. R.B. Singh

 

Designation

Professor 
Professor and Head

Assosiate Professor
Assosiate Professor
UGC Scientist C

 

Qualifications

M.Sc., Ph.D.
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

M.Sc., Ph.D.
M.Sc., Ph.D
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Courses

Courses Name


M.Phil.

 

Syllabus


5 courses

 

Duration


01 year

 

Minimum – Eligibility


Post Graduate (Zoology) with 55% marks

 

Admission Procedure

Entrance test

 

No of Seats

15

M.Sc.

 

12 courses

 

02 years

 

Graduate (ZBC) with 55% marks

 

Entrance test/Merit

 

20

Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

M.Sc. / M.Phil (zoology)

 

Entrance test

 

28

 


Research Area

M.Phil. optional papers-
  1. Environmental Pollution
  2. Toxicology
  3. Endocrinology

M.Sc Specialization-
  1. Environmental Biology
  2. Molecular Cell Biology

Achievements Regarding department

(i)  A good number (500) of Research papers published in various international and national journals
(ii)  Large number of abstracts have been published in proceedings of conferences/seminars
(iii) Faculty members delivered invited lectures at national and international platforms
(iv) Students got many awards for best research paper presentations in conferences
(v)  Department of Zoology has been the mother department of all the departments of School of Life Sciences
(vi) Number of students have cleared CSIR/UGC NET and placed in various research institutes.