University of Delhi

Alipur, Delhi - 110036

About Department

Department of Biology was established in 1967 to serve the students of B.Sc. Life Sciences with the appointment of Dr. LN Johri for Zoology. The Zoology Department separated from the parent Department of Biological Science in 1969 and a new course of B.Sc. Agrochemical and Pest Management was introduced. Later B.Sc. (Honours) Zoology course was sanctioned in 1993 laying the foundation of the present Department, which is the “crowning glory ” of this college.

Since then, this department strives for excellence in all the areas of teaching and developing a holistic personality of the students. We can proudly boast that the Zoology department is not only one of the best departments of the college but also of Delhi University.

It maintains a conducive climate and provides a platform where every student is encouraged to realize his or her full potential. As Oscar Wilde once said, “ Success is a science, if you have the conditions, you get the results”. So, here, in this Department, a fertile ground is laid down where the students can bloom.

This feat is achieved with the help of well-accomplished faculty and support staff. It is a happy blend of experience and youth with freshness and enthusiasm. The faculty consists of six permanent and eight ad-hoc members who are not only highly qualified but very co-operative and eager to teach and guide the students with their expertise in their respective fields. We also have a very co-operative, helpful, and well-trained support staff with 8 permanent 4 contractual laboratory staff. Our labs are modern and fully equipped for smooth conduct of practical exercises. We also have facilities for carrying out small research projects by the teachers as well as the students. This Department offers courses in Honours, Programme and Applied Life Sciences streams.

Faculty

Dr. Rajni Arora
Associate Professor
: Ph.D, NET, M.Sc, B.Sc (Hon)
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Dr. Tanushri Saxena
Associate Professor
: Ph.D, M.Phil, M.Sc., B.Sc
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Dr. (Ms.) Neera Mehra
: M.Sc, Ph.D
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Dr. Surendra Kr. Sagar
Assistant Professor
: Ph.D., M.Sc, B.Sc, CSIR(NET-JRF)
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Dr. Surender Kumar
: M.Sc, Ph.D
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Dr. Gauri Mishra
Assistant Professor
: Ph.D, M.Phil
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Dr. Manas Kumar Dhal
: Ph.D, M.Phil, M.Sc
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Dr. Pushpa Singh
: Ph.D, M.Sc
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Dr. Smita Shukla
: Ph.D., M.Phil, M.Sc, B.Sc
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Dr. Bipin Kumar Aggarwal
Assistant Professor
: Ph.D., M.Sc
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Mr. Bhagat Singh
Assistant Professor
: Ph.D pursuing (DTU), M.Phil, M.Sc. (Zoology), CSIR/UGC-NET, B.Ed
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Dr. Mukesh Kumar
Assistant Professor
: M.Sc. Ph.D.
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Dr. Akanksha Singh
Assistant Professor
: CSIR/UGC(NET-JRF), M.Sc, B.Sc.(Hons.) Zoology
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Mr. Preetam Singh
Assistant Professor
: JRF, GATE, M.Sc, B.Sc
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Alumni

  • 1. Mr. Manish Kumar Sachdeva is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Zoology Department of Shivaji College, University of Delhi. After completing his graduation in Zoology Hons. from Swami Shraddhanand College in 2001, he accomplished his master’s in Zoology with Entomology as specialization from Delhi University in the year 2003. He was felicitated by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Honourable Former President of India) as Distinguished Teacher, in the year 2009, and in the year 2010 he acted as a jury member for evaluating the scientific projects under DST (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) New Delhi. Currently, he is a lifetime member of Vijnana Bharti (Vibha), a Government of India initiative for nation-building in terms of Scientific knowledge.
  • 2. Mr. Kiran Kataria presently working in Indian Revenue Services, Government of India, he completed his graduation in Zoology Hons. from Swami Shraddhanand
  • 3. Dr. Sunil Kumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Zoology Department of Zakir Hussain Delhi College, University of Delhi. After completing his graduation in Zoology Hons. from Swami Shraddhanand College in 2001, he completed his master’s in Zoology from Delhi University in the year 2003. He cleared Nation Eligiblity Test for lectureship (UGC NET-JRF) in 2003. After that, he accomplished his M.Phil and Ph.D. in Immuno-Endocrinology from Delhi University in the years 2005 & 2011 respectively.. He has published six research papers (five international and one national) and also written two chapters in books. He has also been given the "Dr. Shamim Haider Gold Medal" for best oral presentation. Currently he is also working under DST-funded SERB-EMR Research project.
  • 4. Ms. Preeti Khatri is presently working as an Assistant Professor, English in SCERT, Delhi. After completing her graduation in Zoology Hons. from Swami Shraddhanand College in 2004. She has accomplished her master’s in English and Education. She has also done B.Ed., L.L.B, and cleared exams like DIETE, UGC NET both in English and Education.
  • 5. Ms. Sakshi Gupta presently working as a senior consultant in DXC technologies (Sydney), has done her graduation in B.Sc Life Science, from Swami shraddhanand college, University of Delhi.
  • 6. Mr. Abhishek Gupta presently working as a Principal consultant in DXC Enable professional services (Sydney). He has done his graduation from Swami shraddhanand college, University of Delhi, in B.Sc Life Science.

Many of our students are persuing research in Indian & Forigen Universities and serving at prestigious positions at different institutions.

Technical Staff

 

Mr. Ashok Kumar Sharma
Laboratory Assistant (Permanent)
Matric

 

Mr. Rajesh Khatri
Laboratory Assistant (Permanent)
10+2

 

Mr. Satish Kumar
Laboratory Assistant (Permanent)
10+2

 

Mr. Kulbir Singh Negi
Laboratory Assistant (Permanent)
10+2

 

Mr. Aman Kumar
Laboratory Assistant (Permanent)
B.Sc, B.Ed

Mr. Pankaj Saxena
Laboratory Attendant (Permanent)
Graduate

 

Mr. Jitender Singh Rawat
Laboratory Attendant (Permanent)
10+2

 

Mr. Deepak Goswami
Laboratory Attendant (Permanent)
Graduate

 

Mr. Asif Iqbal
Laboratory Attendant (Contractual)
10+2

 

Ms. Baby
Laboratory Attendant (Contractual)
M.A., B.Ed, B.Lib

 

 

Mr. Pankaj Giri
Laboratory Attendant (Out Source)
M.A., B.Ed

 

 

Mr. Samir Khan
Laboratory Attendant (Out Source)
10+2

 

Programs / Courses

  • The flagship course offered by the Department is B.Sc (Honours) Zoology, which is one of the most well known undergraduate programmes of the University of Delhi.
  • In addition, the Department offers Advanced Zoology for B.Sc Programme and B.Sc Applied Life Sciences students. The Department also offers a variety of Generic Elective (GE) and Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) for the students of other honours and programme courses.

Course Structure B.SC (HONOURS) ZOOLOGY

SEMESTER

PAPER

PAPER NAME

Paper Code

Semester 1

I

CORE 1

Non-chordates I: Protista to Pseudocoelomates

32231101

CORE 2

Principles of Ecology

32231102

GE 1

Animal Diversity

 32235902

Semester 2

II

CORE 1

Non-chordates II: Coelomates

32231201

CORE 2

Cell Biology

32231202

GE 2

Human Physiology

 32235907

Semester 3

III

CORE 1

 Diversity of Chordates

32231301

CORE 2

Physiology: Controlling and Coordinating Systems

32231302

CORE 3

 Fundamentals of Biochemistry

32231303

GE 3

Food, Nutrition & Health

32235906

SEC

Medical Diagnostics

32233903

Semester 4

IV

CORE 1

Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

32231401

CORE 2

Physiology: Life Sustaining Systems

32231402

CORE 3

Biochemistry of Metabolic Processes

32231403

GE 4

Animal Cell Biotechnology

32235901

SEC

Sericulture

32233905

Semester 5

V

CORE 1

Molecular Biology

32231501

CORE 2

Principles of Genetics

32231502

DSE 1

Immunology

 32237909

DSE 2

Computational Biology

 32237905

Semester 6

VI

CORE 1

Developmental Biology

32231601

CORE 2

Evolutionary Biology

32231602

DSE 3

Animal Biotechnology

 32237903

DSE 4

Parasitology

 32237906

 Course Structure B.SC LIFE SCIENCES

SEMESTER

PAPER

PAPER NAME

Paper Code

Semester 1

I

CORE 1

Animal Diversity

42231102

Semester 2

II

CORE 1

Comparative Anatomy and Developmental Biology

42231202

Semester 3

III

CORE 1

Physiology and Biochemistry

42234301

SEC

Medical Diagnostics

42233903

Semester 4

IV

CORE 1

Genetics and Evolutionary Biology

42234406

SEC

Aquarium Fish Keeping

32233902

Semester 5

V

DSE

Animal Biotechnology

42237903

SEC

Apiculture

32233902

Semester 6

VI

DSE

Immunology

42237904

SEC

Public, Health and Hygiene

42233904

Course Structure B.SC APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

SEMESTER

PAPER

PAPER NAME

Paper Code

Semester 1

I

CORE 1

Animal: Form, Structure and Function

42171102

Semester 2

CORE 1

Cell and Cellular Processes

42171202

Semester 3

III

CORE 1

Biochemistry and Immunology

42174307

SEC

Insect Toxicology

42173911

Semester 4

IV

CORE 1

Molecular Biology and Development Biology

42174407

SEC

Biotechnological Control of Pest

42173907

Semester 5

V

DSE

General Entomology

42237907

SEC

Biological Control of Pest

42173909

Semester 6

VI

DSE

Applied Entomology

42237908

SEC

Use of Nuclear Technology for Agro-pest Management

42173915

Research

To be updated..

Projects

Projects

DR. TANUSHRI SAXENA

Innovative Project on" Where Chemistry meets Culture: Estimation of the nutrient content of food cooked by different methods and its impact on the health of people of various regions of India." (SSNC- 204)  (2013-14).

DR. GAURI MISHRA

Innovation Project on “The study of conflict in the selected verses of Mahabharata and its Contemporary Relevance” (SSN-304), (2015-2016).

Seminars/ Talks/ Workshops

DR. GAURI MISHRA

Convenor, of Ad-on course entitled “Culture Techniques in Biology” held from 23rd March to 2nd April 2015 at Swami Shraddhanand College, Delhi

DR. S.K. SAGAR (Convenor)
DR. RAJNI ARORA (Coordinator)

Department of Zoology in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, DST Organized a workshop headed by Nimish Kapoor (Scientist ‘E’) and Dr. Jagdeep Saxena (Chief Scientist, ICAR, PUSA) on “Communicating Science to the masses through different media”, on 4th Oct 2016.

DR. SURENDRA KUMAR

Convened, a Symposium on “Biotechnology and Human Health” headed by Dr. M. Husain (Professor, JMI University), held on 17th January 2018.

DR. GAURI MISHRA

Convened a seminar, headed by Dr. Anil Kumar Mishra on the topic “Targeted Imaging and Therapy to Emperor of all Maladies” at Swami Shraddhanand College, on 7th March 2019.

DR. GAURI MISHRA

Convened a UGC-sponsored 10-day Add-on course entitled “Facets of Research in Biology”, from 5th – 18th February 2020.

DR. RAJNI ARORA (Convenor)
DR. TANUSHRI SAXENA (Coordinator)

Organized a Webinar, headed by Prof. Rita Singh (Dept. of Zoology, DU) on the topic “COVID-19 Pandemic: Susceptibility and Prevention” on 21st May 2020.

Awards



Dr. Gauri Mishra

She has been awarded the “Best Award for College Teachers” by Delhi State for the year 2018-19.