Morning Star Home Science College

Angamaly ESTD.1963

Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and Accredited with
A Grade in NAAC (Re-accreditation Third Cycle)

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Department Of Zoology

The Department of Zoology was established in 1968 as a subsidiary subject of B.Sc. Home Science. B. Sc. Degree in Zoology was started in 1993 with Chemistry and Botany as subsidiary subjects. M.Sc. Zoology with specialization in Entomology (Self financing) was started in 2004. The department has a well-equipped and well-maintained laboratory and a Physiology Lab for UG and two well-equipped laboratories for PG course. The department library has a good stock of books. The department serves the society and public in a multidimensional manner by undertaking a number of activities of interdisciplinary approach.SCAWEP (Society for Conservation of Animal World and Environmental Protection) is an unregistered society functioning under the department. 'Biomirror', a departmental manuscript magazine, is released every year from the year 2000 onwards . A vermiculture unit was started as a self-employment programme for students and public in 1998 which gives training to the students of Zoology, SCAWEP and Biomirror members. The department offers the club Neeharam Nature Club.

Ms. Leena Joseph M.Sc., B.Ed., NET

Dr. Teji K.T. M.Sc., M.Phil., P.hD.

Ms. Dilsha Davis MSc, NET

Ms. Jerry Thomas M.Sc., B.Ed

Sr. Marymol Joe MSc.

Ms. Chandini PK M.Sc

Ms Riji Joseph MSc, BEd

Dr. Sr. Philo T. J. M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.

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Training Programme

Hands on training on Robotics were organized on August 21, 2019. Faculty from DCS Robotics provided the training.

Medical Camp

In connection with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the college, the Department of Zoology in association with Chalaka Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, organized a one day Medical Camp for the neighboring community on 4 March 2018

Green Practices in the Campus

The department of M.Sc Zoology started green practice in the campus. The aim of the initiative is to fill the campus with indoor plants and make even the indoors ecofriendly. Plants will be brought by the students and supplied all over the campus eventually. To begin with the M.Sc Zoology lab, classrooms and department has been decorated with indoor plants. Following this, plants will be supplied to other department staff rooms and classrooms. The benefit is that, these green plants provide continuous fresh oxygen supply and the lush green environment provides stress relief for the staff and students. Also it provides a soothing view to the eyes.

Entomology Advocacy Week (August 18-24)

M.Sc Zoology students, in an attempt to promote interest in diverse insect species, displayed a butterfly created from varied insects obtained from the college premises.

Poster Designing Competition

Poster designing competition was conducted on 7th June 2018 based on the focal theme BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION

Specimen Collection

Students of II M.Sc Zoology collected specimens and preserved them for arranging in an Entomology museum to be set up in the department on 20th and 21st August 2019.

Field trip to Cherai beach and Iringole kavu.

A one day field trip to Cherai beach and Iringole kavu was conducted for final year B.Sc Zoology students on 14th October 2019. The students studied about the marine ecosystem and collected molluscan shells from the beach. They also gain knowledge about the flora and fauna of sacred groves at Iringole kavu. Dr. Sr. Philo T. J and Dr.Teji.K. T accompanied the students.

Field trip to Thirumullavaram, Kollam

A field trip to Thirumullavaram beach, Kollam was arranged for first year B.Sc Zoology students on 1st and 2nd Octoberber 2019. Students collected different types of algae from the rocky shore. They also studied about wetland mangrove forests and ecosystem of that area. Dr. Sr. Philo T. J and Ms. K. Leena Joseph accompanied the students.

Biodiversity Assessment Survey

Ms.Usha K.R. ,Ms.Leena Joseph and eight M.Sc. students conducted five days biodiversity assessment survey at Parakkadavuand Kunnukara Gramapanchayath and handed over sample study reports to Mr. Sreerag, Senior Research Fellow, Kerala State Biodiversity Board on 27th October.

Field Study Programme

A one day field trip to College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara was conducted for open course and final year B.Sc Zoology students on 17th August 2019. A training session on Honey Bee culture techniques was also given to the students. Dr. Sr. Philo T. J and Ms. K. Leena Joseph accompanied the students. Students visited Vermiculture unit and learnt culture techniques of Earthworm. Students also visited Aquapet hatchery, Chulli to study about various species of ornamental fishes and their breeding and marketing techniques

Fresher's day

Fresher's day for first year degree students was organized on 2ndAugust 2019 by the Department of Zoology. The celebrations included ice breaking session followed by games, cultural programmes and distribution of sweets.

Punarnavam-Exhibition Of Medicinal Plants

Punarnavam -Exhibition of medicinal plants was organized by Bhoomithrasena club and Dept. of Zoology on 26th July 2019. The programme was inaugurated by Principal Rev. Dr. Sr.Rosily A V. students exhibited 150 different types of medicinal plants with notes on scientific name, common name, part of the plant used, medicinal uses and charts on related topics. students also exhibited books on medicinal plants and ayurveda. A light refreshment of 'chukkukappi' is also served

World Environment Day- 2019

A one-day state level programme organized be the Department of Zoology, sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science and Technology and Environment [KSCSTE], was inaugurated by Dr. V Manju N.J, Department of Geology & Environmental studies, Christ College, Irinjalakuda on 13th June 2019 in connection with World Environmental Day. The focal theme was 'Beat Air pollution'. The programme comprised of an inaugural session, seminar, documentary film show on Air pollution and an intercollegiate poster competition.

World Ocean Day

World ocean day was observed by the Department of zoology on 8th June 2019 by a power point presentation on World Oceans – its origin and threats by the Alumni Miss Niveditha James [2018-19] for the students of the zoology department.

Inauguration of BHOOMITHRASENA Club

Bhoomithrasena club was inaugurated by planting a Jack fruit tree in the botanical garden of the college. Chief guest was Sri. K Binu, Kerala forest and wild life board member, famous environmentalist and vriksha vaidyan on 10th october 2019. A seminar on Importance of Organic farming was presented. The programme started with an environmental song. Ms. K. Leena Joseph, Coordinator, Bhoomithrasena club welcomed the gathering and Principal Rev. Dr. Sr. Rosily A V presided the function. Sri. K. Binu inaugurated the function and presented a seminar on environmental issues and disaster management The programme is followed by prize distribution and an interactive session. A documentary film Vriksha vaidyan about treatment of trees was presented. Ms. Arya K R, Secretary of BMC proposed vote of thanks.

Teacher's Day Celebration

Teacher's Day was celebrated by the students of Department of Zoology by wishing teachers. III B.Sc. Zoology students composed a song and dedicated to that all teachers.

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