Holy Cross College, Agartala :: Official website
Holy Cross College, Agartala :: Official website

Department of Zoology

About the course (Zoology)

The course is designed to give the student a comprehensive idea of protistan and non-chordate diversity (both with and without coelom), structure and functions. The type studies are intended to provide an understanding of the typical protista and invertebrate body structure, which has a lot in common in the various groups. The syllabus deals with various anatomical and physiological features of both non-chordate and chordate groups. Comparative account of the exoskeletal structure in birds and mammals also been covered.

 This course examines the anatomical similarities and disparities among major vertebrate and invertebrate classes. The type studies are intended to provide an understanding of the typical protista and invertebrate body structure, which has a lot in common in the various groups. The syllabus deals with various anatomical and physiological features of both non-chordate and chordate groups. Comparative account of the exoskeletal structure in birds and mammals also been covered. Larval evolutionary significance is one of the most important part of this course.

Cell biology is increasingly important in all life sciences. Many of the advancements in modernscience are the result of a better understanding of cellular components and their functions. Anunderstanding of cell biology is an asset in the work place and more valuable than we may think. The syllabus is well covered on histological structures of various organs. Also the present syllabus deals with the biochemical mechanism of animal body, hormonal control in various physiological processes.

This course will cover taxonomy, focusing on classical and modern means of classification and providing a broad survey of animal phyla, including some of their shared features and unique characteristics. It will also introduce to the comparative anatomy and physiology of animals. Finally, the course will address animal ecology: the interaction of animals with one another and with their environment. This course will prepare for further study in any biological field that involves animals, including ecology, wildlife management, evolution, animal physiology, animal behavior, and even human biology.  

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to have a comprehensive knowledge of zoology and its relationship with other fields of biology; The aim of the syllabus is to produce graduates that understand fundamental genetic principles and apply that understanding to analyze and manipulate traits in living organisms. From the ecological point of view, the syllabus is well covered related to the study of interactions that organisms have with each other, other organisms, and with abiotic components of their environment.

The syllabus details the aim of the study of sericulture, apiculture, vermiculture, prawn culture techniques. The course will also cover the fundamental genetic principles and how to apply that understanding to analyze and manipulate traits in living organisms.

The course aimed to stimulate and foster a sense of excitement in Parasitology as an approach tounderstanding living organisms. Fundamental microbiology is well framed. The objective of thiscourse is also to learn about the structural features of the components of the immune system as well as their functions. Principle and applications of various laboratory equipments is well covered.

This course is designed to introduce a very important applied aspect of biology, which has a direct bearing on human health and well being. At the end of the course, the student should have a clear understanding of the various causative organisms and factors and also how and what preventive measures can be adopted against these. Adaptive features achieved by helmiths for a successful parasitic life is also covered. Common disease spreading vectors are also well studied. Fundamental knowledge covering microbiology and immunology is also nicely covered in the present course.

 Eligibility: Qualified H. S. (+2) examination with more than 50% marks in Science.

Duration of the course: 3 years, which includes six semesters.

Teaching Faculty: 

  1. Dr. Reba Chakravarty - HoD & Assistant Professor
  2. Dr. Dilip Nath - Assistant Professor
  3. Dr. Kalyan De - Visiting Faulty

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