DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

PROFILE

B.Sc., degree course in Zoology was introduced in the year 1979. Right from the initiation of the department the academic achievements by the Zoology students has been appreciably excellent. Some of the students seemed to be the shining beacons of our department .The department feels proud to record the names of the University rank holders at this moment of commemorating the success of 34 years of service. A total of 17 students have secured University ranks in these years.
Mrs.V.Gandhi Mathi was the first Head of the department .She served for 25 years continuously from the beginning till 2004. Dr.Mrs.N.S.Vijayalakshmi followed her and served as the second Head of the department. She headed the department for nine years.

RESEARCH

Dr. Mrs. V.K.Meenakshi is a notable and remarkable researcher and a Scientist. She is been the crown of the department . She has completed 3 Reasearch projects and two research projects are on going. Evenafter her retirement from the academic teaching service she is actively and intensively concentrating in her research activities in the research laboratory of Zoology department which was inaugurated last year. >>Completed projects: 1.Studies on few aspects of Ascidians – Taxonomy, Biofouling , Bioindicators and Economic importance – UGC Funded Project. 2.Marine Biodiversity. Taxonomy of Ascidians funded by MOEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests). 3.Screening of a few chosen Ascidians of Tuticorin coast for antimicrotial activity - UGC funded project. >>Ongoing Projects: 1.Studies on some biomedical compounds from the Ascidians of Tuticorin coast-UGC Funded project. 2. Studies on Toxicity, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Antipyretic , Analsthetic and Wound heading activities of Phallusia arabica. One Ph.D. research scholar was awarded Ph.D.degree under the meticulous guidance of Dr. V.K.Meenakshi. Two M.Phil students were awarded under her guidance. Two of her research Scholars are awaiting Viva-voce, She is Serving as Co-Guide for Ph.D. research scholars. The department has conducted Two National level seminars and Two state level seminars. Recently , a seminar on Marine Conservation was conducted in Septemper 2013, on the eve of 40th anniversary of A.P.C. Mahalakshmi college. Mrs. Muthukani .M the present Head of the department serves as the NCC officer for six years since 2007.

ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

DATE EVENT NAME RESOURCE PERSONS PARTICULARS VENUE
18.09.2013 National Seminar (One day) Dr I.Jegdis, Principal Scientist,
Central Marine Fisheries
Research Institute,
Tuticorin.
Dr M.Krishnaveni, Asst.Prof.
Centre For Marine Science
and Technology, Rajakkamangalam.
Dr M.Murugan, Asst.Prof
Noorul Islam University,
Kumarakovil.
Dr P.Padmavathy, Asst.Prof
Fisheries college Research
Institute, Tuticorin.
Students from 12 colleges Zoology Students Conference Hall

UNIVERSITY RANK

SNO NAME COMMUNITY SUBJECT RANK OBTAINED
1 M.Ponmariammal DNC Major 2
2 S.Seerlin BC Major 11

STUDENT ACHIVEMENT

SNO NAME Date Event Year Prize Organizer
1 P.Revathi 31.08.2013 Group Dance II BSc I Prize Lady Doak college Madurai

STAFF ACHIEVEMENT

Dr.S.Gomathi published papers on “Hepatoprotective activity of the ethanol extract of simple ascidian, Microcosmus exasperatus Heller,1878 “ in the European Journal of Zoological Research in 2013, “Antifertility activity of simple ascidian Microcosmus exasperatus Heller,1878 “ in International Journal of Pharmacological sciences Review and Research, in 2014 and “Pharmacognostical evaluation and Chemical Screening of Microcosmus exasperates” in the International Journal of Pharmacy Research” in 2014. Dr. M.Paripoornaselvi published papers on “Immunomodulatory activity of Phalusia nigra Savigny,1816 against S-180 “ and “CNS depressant activity of the simple ascidian Microcosmus exasperates Heller,1878” in the International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences in 2013, “Antitumour effect of ethanolicextract of phallusia nigra Svigny,1816 on S-180 tumor bearing mice” in the International Journal of Pharmacological screening methods “ , “Immuno stimulating Activities of phallusia nigra Svigny Protective effect of Microcosmus exasperates against isoproternol induced Myocardial Ischemia-A biochemical and histopathological approach 1816 on Sarcoma-180 tumor bearing mice” in the International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Analysis , “Protective effect of Microcosmus exasperates against isoproternol induced Myocardial Ischemia-A biochemical and histopathological approach” in the International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Analysis in 2014. She has also published papers on “Immunomodulatory activity of ethanol extracts of phallusia nigra Savigny 1816 against Dalton’s lymphoma ascites” in the European Journal of Applied Engineering and Scientific Research, ”In vitro and in vivo antitumor and immunomodulatiry 2014studies of Mic2014 rocosmus exasperates against DLA bearing mice, in the European Journal of Applied Engineering and Scientific Research in 2013.