Department of Zoology


The Department of Zoology started functioning in 1964 with classes for the erstwhile pre-degree biology students. Undergraduate programme was introduced in 1967 and later evolved into a post graduate department (M.Sc. Zoology -Structure, Physiology, Development and Classification of Animals) in 2021.

The department has a state-of-the art zoological museum with specimens, bones and fossils from different taxa of the animal kingdom. Since the inception of Kannur University our students were in the focus by securing ranks in the final year examinations, and after the grading system was introduced, our students always get high grades. The alumni of the department routinely get selected for post-graduate courses in top universities and spread the tradition of this department.

Presently the department has an ongoing major research project and has already completed various research projects and programmes.

Main Highlights

  • Qualified faculty
  • Funded by DBT- STAR College Scheme
  • Well-equipped laboratory with various instruments
  • Rich collection of specimens in museum
  • Two research labs
  • Frequent visit by eminent persons in biology
  • Continuous track record of workshops and seminars
  • Bio auditing within the campus
  • Collaborations with various research organizations/institutions