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Departments of Zoology


The Department of Zoology of the College is considered to be one of the best of its kind in the University. It places a strong emphasis on under-graduate teaching and attracts some of the best talent from the +2 stream. The members of the faculty specialize in various academic areas, namely Entomology, Fisheries,Biological Diversity , Environmental science etc. The Department is also involved in active research with "UGC Major Research Project" and University granted "Innovative Research Project".

The upgradation of the infrastructure is an ongoing process in the Department. Students are also exposed to hands-on research in addition to their usual curricular activities through the "Avishkar". The Department has its own computers with internet connections, a digital library with a collection of the latest editions of over 400 books, a rich collection of research/ review papers from scientific journals, around 30 Nature/Science documentaries and films and a dedicated LCD projection facility for them.


  • Well equipped laboratory
  • Departmental library
  • Guppy fish breeding centre
  • Vermiculture Unit.
  • Both faculty members are Ph.D. degree holder.
  • Faculty recognized by University as M.Phil. guide.
  • Only department has major research grant of U.G.C.in college.
  • State level prize in Avishkar Competetion.


Dr.Rahul Sudhakar Kale (HOD & Assistant Professor)


Dr. P. B. Pardeshi (Assistant Professor)

M.Sc. Ph.D.

The Department of Zoology has been organized more than 7 seminar and workshops. The department of zoology has vermiculture unit in the botanical garden. Regular consultation and guidance is provided to students and farmers to use the vermicompost as biofertilizer as well as vermiculture. The department of zoology has been started the guppy fish breeding centre in college premises with the help of local municipal corporation. Guppy fishes are supplied to students, staff members and local people for controlling mosquito population in their residential regions.

Modern teaching aids - LCD projector is used by faculty for essential topics to be taught to students. As per recent guidelines of UGC the department has initiated the use of ICT for the dissections of rare animals. The department of zoology organizes field trips as per the curriculum of University. The department has started issue of textbooks for economically weaker students.

Ongoing/Completed Projects :


Name of Teacher

Title of the Project

Amount Sanctioned





Dr. R. S. Kale

Effect of β-estradiol hormone on vitellogenin level





Future plans

  • To introduce multidisciplinary career oriented programme .
  • To recognize as research lab by University for research.
  • To develop a apiary in college premises.
  • To develop skill to rescue snakes in nearby area.