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Post Graduate Department of Zoology


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The PG Department of Zoology had its humble beginning as a joint Dept’ of Biology in the year 1966, the year of establishment of the College. It was formally seperated as Department of Zoology by bifurcation in 1972-73 to cater to Pre-Medical and B Sc (Medical). Later in 2014-15 it was elevated to Post Graduate Level with initiation of M Sc Zoology. The Department has been contributing good academic results right from inception. Many students have brought laurels to the department by bagging positions in top ten places of Panjab University Examinations. Last five batches of MSc Zoology have produced many top-rank achievers in various competitive examinations viz., UGC-CSIR, GATE and ICMR.

COURSES OFFERED

Courses Offered

Duration

Seats

Eligibility

B Sc Medical

(Multi-Faculty)

3

160

+2 or Equivalent (40 %)

M Sc Zoology

2

40

B Sc Medical or Equivalent

 

FACULTY

Head of Department : Dr. Inderpal Singh Sindhu

TEACHING STAFF

S No

Name & Email

Qualification

No. of Public
ations

No. of Books

Oral/
poster presen
tation

Conferences/
seminar /
Workshop Attended

Webinars Attended

Refresher/
Orientation courses attended/

FDP/

STTP

Area of Specialization

1

 

Dr IPS Sidhu

inderpalsidhu76@yahoo.co.in

MSc, PhD Zoology 27 01 33 20 06 3/1/7 (11)

 

Entomology,

Toxicology, Vertebrate Zoology, Ecology

Dr Ruchira Sen

ruchira05@gmail.com

MSc, PhD Zoology

+ NET, SLET

20 00 11 9/2/5 (16) 09

0/1/5/0 (06)

Animal Behaviour

Ecology, Evolution

Entomology

3

Dr Saranjeet Kaur

saranjeet25@gmail.com

MSc (Hons), PhD Zoology

+ NET

06 02 05 9/8/8 (25) 10

0/1/3/1 (05)

Cytogenetics, Instrumentation, Invertebrate Zoology, Cell Biology
4

Dr Reshu Mandal

rmandal28@gmail.com

MSc, PhD Zoology + NET

19 00 05 22/6/4 (32) 00 00 Animal Physiology, Biochemistry

 

TECHNICAL/NON-TEACHING STAFF

S No

Name

Qualification

Designation

1

Prabhjot Singh B Tech Senior Lecturer Assistant

 

RETIRED FACULTY

S No Name Qualification Retired in year
1 Mr BC Mani MSc Zoology 2003
2 Mr Gurtej Singh Sidhu MSc Zoology 2004
3 Dr Satwant Kaur MSc Zoology, PhD 2004
4 Mr Parampal Singh MSc Zoology 2007
5 Dr Birendra Kaur MSc Zoology, PhD 2009
6 Ms Kuldip Kaur MSc Zoology, MPhil 2016
7 Dr KK Mahal MSc Zoology, PhD 2019
8 Dr AP Singh MSc Zoology, PhD 2020

 

RETIRED TECHNICAL/NON-TEACHING STAFF

S No

Name

Qualification

Designation

1

Ramesh Chand

Matric

Junior Lab Attendant

2

Jaspal Singh

Higher Secondary + Giani

Junior Lecturer Assistant

 

OFFICES HELD BY ZOOLOGY FACULTY

Dr IPS Sidhu

  1.        Senate Member, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  2.        Syndicate Member, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  3.        Dean, Faculty of Design & Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  4.        Coordinator, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional Centre, SGGS College, Sec 26, Chandigarh
  5.        Dean, Faculty Development, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sec 26, Chandigarh
  6.        Nodal Officer, College – Panjab University affairs

 

Dr Ruchira Sen

  1.        Nodal Officer, Control of Mosquitogenic Diseases, SGGS College, Sec 26, Chandigarh

 

LIST OF ONGOING/COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS BY THE FACULTY

Name of the PI/ Co-PI

Title of the Project

Duration

Funding Agency

Total Grant

(Rs)

PI: Dr A P Singh 

‘Inventorization of Pyraloid Diversity (Class Insecta: Order Lepidoptera: Super-family Pyraloidea) of Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh (U.T.), along with its DNA Barcoding for Rapid Species Identification’

3

UGC

12.5 Lacs

PI: Dr I P S Sidhu 

‘Modulation of Organic Phosphate Induced Oxidation Stress and DNA Damage by Various Anti-oxidants in Wistar Rats’

3

UGC

9.16 Lacs

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

The PG Dept of Zoology has upgraded its Senior Laboratory into a Smart Lab with provision of LCD and Multi-Media facility. The Junior Laboratory has LCD Projector for teaching.

1. Class Rooms: Four on sharing basis: Smart Lab with Dedicated Interactive Board (RUSA) (1), Normal Lab (1), Sharing Labs (2) (Dept of Biotechnology and Botany), Zoology Museum (1), Staff Room (1), HOD Room (1), Issue-cum-Storage Room (1).

2. Equipment: Refrigerator, Deep Freezers, Colorimeter, PCR, Electronic Single Pan Weighing Balance, Student Microscopes, Dissection Simple Microscopes, Dissection Binocular Microscope, Slide Viewers, Slide Microscopes, Binocular, Laminar Flow, Analytical Weighing Scale, pH Meter, Conductivity/TDS Meter, Hot Plate Magnetic Stirrer, Incubator, Microwave oven, Bacteriological Incubator, Egg Incubator/Hatcher, Autoclave Sterilizer, Laminar Air Flow, Student Projection Microscope, Trinocular Microscope, Graph Microscope, Digital Eye piece Camera for Zoom Binocular Microscope, Digital Photographic Camera, Rotary Microtome, Laboratory Centrifuge, Refrigerated Microcentrifuge, UV Transilluminator, UV Visible Spectrophotometer, Horizontal Gel Electrophoresis.

3. Apparatus: Micropipettes, Child & Mother Weighing Machine, Neubauer’s Haemocytometer, Sahli’s Haemoglobinometer, Slide Micrometer, Occulometer, Camera Lucida, Hot Plate, Hot Water Bath, Berlese Funnel, Glucometer, Spirometer, Spinner, Vortex, Magnetic Stirrer, Soil & Water Analysis Kit, etc.

 

FACULTY AWARDS

S No

Name

Award Details

Instituted By

1

Dr I P S Sidhu

Pride Award (2013)

Indian Association of Biology Teachers (IABT)

 

 

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

S No

Name of the Event

1

Admissions

2

Freshers’ Party to MSc Zoology I

3

Seminars/Workshops/Conferences

4

Lectures by Visiting Faculty

5

                                                                                         Educational Excursions

6

Farewell Party to M Sc Zoology II

 

 

SEMINAR AND WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT

S No

Seminar/ Workshop

Speaker(s)

Topic

1

Workshop

‘ Molecular Approaches to Taxonomy of Organisms, Human Identity & Paternity Disputes’

Dated: 18.02.2017;

Sponsored by College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh

 

Dr Dalip Kumar

(Senator & Syndic)

Molecular Approaches to Taxonomy of Organisms

Prof (Dr ) Rajat Sandhir

(Senator & Syndic)

Molecular Approaches to Identification

Prof (Dr ) Vijay Lakshmi Sharma

Molecular Tools in Taxonomy

Dr Vikas Sharma

Phylogenetic Analysis

Prof (Dr ) Om Prakash Jasuja

(Pbi Univ, PTA)

Human Identity & Tools

Dr Rajinder Singh Chandel

DNA Finger Printing

 

COMPETITIONS ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT

S No

Event

Theme

Date

1

Inter-College Poster Making Competition to celebrate Wildlife Week in India (online)

Theme: Wildlife in India

Sub-themes: Special Conservation Efforts in India; Migratory Birds in India; National Parks and Sanctuaries in India

2nd to 8th October, 2020

 

EXTENSION / OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

S No

Visits

Date

Students

1

Visit to Butterfly Park, Sector 26, Chandigarh

9th Oct, 2012

BSc (Med) Students

2

Visit to Science Express ‘Biodiversity Special’, Railway Station, Chandigarh

17th Nov, 2012

BSc (Med) Students

3

Visit to Honeybee Farm, Saketri

22nd Mar, 2016

BSc (Med) Students

4

Visit to Chattbir Zoo, Banur, Punjab

12th Apr, 2016

BSc (Med), MSc Zoology Students

5

Visit to Anthropology Museum, PU, Chandigarh

7th Nov, 2016

MSc Zoology Students

6

Visit to Zoology Museum, Molecular Labs, PU, Chandigarh

7th Nov, 2016

MSc Zoology Students

7

Visit to Central Instrumentation Facility, PU, Chandigarh

8th Nov, 2016

MSc Zoology Students

8

Demonstrative Molecular Experiments, Dept’ of Zoology, PU, Chandigarh

10th Nov, 2016

MSc Zoology Students

9

Visit to SGGS College of Pharmacy for Practical Sessions on Haematology

14th Nov,2017

MSc Zoology Students

10

Govt Fish Farm at Fagan Majra, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab)

13th Apr, 2018

MSc Zoology Students

11

Visit to SGGS College of Pharmacy for Practical Sessions on Haematology

29th Oct, 2018

MSc Zoology Students

12

Chattbir Zoo, Village Chatt, Banur (Punjab)

16th Apr, 2019

BSc (Med) Students

13

Govt Fish Farm at Fagan Majra, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab)

16th Apr, 2019

MSc Zoology Students

14

Visit to Butterfly Park

6th Aug, 2019

MSc Zoology Students

15

DBT-CTEP Biotechnology Popularisation Programme at MCM DAV College

18th Sep, 2019

MSc Zoology Students

16

Visit to Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, Punjab

19th Oct, 2019

BSc (Med) and MSc Students

17

Visit to SGGS College of Pharmacy for Practical Sessions on Haematology

6th Nov, 2019

MSc Zoology Students

18

Visit to Bhai Kanhaiya Health Centre for Physiology Practical

13th Nov, 2019

MSc Zoology Students

 

GUEST LECTURES ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT

S.No

Name of Resource Person

Subject/Lecture

Date

Placed at

2017-18

1

Mr. Yogesh

Animal Physiology: Demonstrative Practical Training on Haematology

14-11-2017

SGGS College of Pharmacy, Chd

2

Dr. Ravneet Kaur

Fisheries: Induced Breeding in Fishes

10-02-2018

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

3

Dr. Ravneet Kaur

Fisheries: Diseases of Fish

17-02-2018

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

4

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Rawal

Fisheries: Age, Growth and Mortality of Fishes

19-02-2018

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

5

Dr. Rajinder Jindal

Fisheries: Workshop on Limnological Parameters

21-04-2018

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

2018-19

1

Mr. Yogesh

Animal Physiology: Demonstrative Practical Training on Haematology

29-10-2018

SGGS College of Pharmacy, Chd

2

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Rawal

Fisheries: General Introduction of Fish and Fisheries and Fish Taxonomy

01-02-2019

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

3

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Rawal

Fisheries: Age, Growth and Mortality in Fishes

04-02-2019

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

4

Dr. Ravneet Kaur

Fisheries: Induced Breeding in Fishes

11-04-2019

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

5

Dr. Rajinder Jindal

Fisheries: Practical on Hydrobiological Parameters

22-04-2019

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

2019-20

1

Dr. Mahua Ghara

Fig Wasp Community in Ficus racemosa: a part of Plant-Insect Interaction

25-09-2019

IISER-Mohali

2

Mr. Yogesh

Practical Session on Haematology

06-11-2019

SGGS College of Pharmacy, Chd

3

Dr. Rajinder Jindal

Fisheries: Practical on Hydrobiological Parameters

28-02-2020

Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

4

Ms. Anjali Rana

Fisheries: Morphotaxonomy of Fishes (online – Cisco Webex)

12-06-2020

12:30 pm

Research Scholar, Department of Zoology, PU, Chd

2020-21

1

Dr Indranil Banerjee

Coronvavirus Crisis: Are we seconds closer to midnight of the Doomsday Clock? (Google Meet)

16-12-2020

3:00 pm

IISER Mohali

 

PANJAB UNIVERSITY POSITION HOLDERS

Name

Class

Sem

Position in PU

2015-16

Chetna Bandral

MSc Zoology – II

IV

10th

 

Sandeep Negi

 

MSc Zoology – I

I

6th

MSc Zoology – I

II

6th

 

Sonam

 

MSc Zoology – I

I

9th

MSc Zoology – I

II

9th

2016-17

 

Sandeep Negi

MSc Zoology – II

III

7th

MSc Zoology – II

IV

7th

 

Sonam

 

MSc Zoology – II

III

10th

MSc Zoology – II

IV

11th

2017-18

 

Disha Chauhan

 

MSc Zoology – I

I

5th

MSc Zoology – I

II

10th

Shahina Raushan Saikh

MSc Zoology - I

I

9th

2018-19

 

Disha Chauhan

 

MSc Zoology – II

III

9th

MSc Zoology – II

IV

9th

 

Rajat Kumar Sabharwal

 

MSc Zoology – I

I

3rd

MSc Zoology – I

II

7th

2019-20

 

Bhawna Sharma

 

MSc Zoology – I

I

8th

MSc Zoology – I

II

11th

 

STUDENTS CLEARING COMPETITIVE EXAMS

S.No.

Name

Competitive Exam Qualified

Rank, if any

Year

2015-16

1

Abdul Ghani

CSIR-JRF + GATE

--

June 2016

2016-17

1

Deepika

CSIR-JRF

47

Dec 2017

2

Raman Devi

CSIR-JRF

65

Dec 2017

 

3

 

Shobha Upreti

CSIR-JRF

49

June 2018

GATE-2018

--

March 2018

4

Kirti Arora

LS

37

Dec 2017

 

5

 

 

Sonam Deshwani

 

LS

29

June 2018

UGC-JRF

12

Dec 2018

2017-18

1

Yash Kumar

GATE-2019

--

March 2019

 

2

 

 

Anju Kumari

 

UGC-JRF

59

Dec 2018

GATE-2019

--

March 2019

 

3

 

 

Kuldeep

 

UGC-JRF

109

June 2019

GATE-2019

--

March 2019

 

4

 

 

Harish

 

UGC-JRF

53

Dec 2018

GATE-2019

--

March 2019

 

5

 

 

Dimple Goel

 

CSIR-JRF

15

June 2019

GATE-2019

--

March 2019

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Tanshi Mehrotra

 

 

LS

39

Dec 2018

UGC-JRF

44

June 2019

ICMR-JRF

--

July 2019

2018-19

 

1

 

 

Disha Chauhan

 

CSIR-JRF

34

Dec 2019

GATE-2020

--

March 2020

2

Sofia Singh

UGC-JRF

29

Dec 2019

3

Prince Upadhyay

LS

35

Dec 2019

4

Gunjan Bareja

UGC-JRF

51

Dec 2019

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shahina Raushan Saikh

 

 

 

LS

24

June 2019

UGC-JRF

104

Dec 2019

GATE-2019

--

March 2019

Selected for INSPIRE Fellowship, 2019

--

2019

2019-20

1

Prince Upadhyay

UGC-JRF

137

June 2020

2

Kirti Arora

CSIR-JRF

105

June 2020