School of Life Sciences

Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology

Zoology Museum : • Department Brochure  • Fr. Charles Leigh Zoology Museum   • Herpetologist Fr. Charles Leigh   •  Specimen Gallery  •  Illustrious  Alumni
The Department of Natural Sciences was started in 1948. A full-fledged Department of Zoology was started in 1957 offering B.Sc Zoology. In spite of being an Undergraduate department, it was recognized officially as a Centre for Research by the University of Madras in 1965.

In 1985 the department was upgraded into a Post-Graduate Department and started offering M.Sc Zoology with emphasis on Environmental Biology. In 1988 full-time M.Phil course and Post-Graduate Diploma course on Medical Lab Technology was started. M.Sc. in Medical Lab Technology and M.Sc in Biomedical Instrumentation Science were started in 2003 and 2004 respectively. In the academic year 2005-06, the University of Madras granted affiliation to B.Sc Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology. This curriculum replaced B.Sc Zoology.

HOD's Desk

Dr. V. Pushpa Rani

Head of the Department,
PG and Research Department of Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology,
Loyola College (Autonomous),
Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: +91 44 2817 8200 (Ext.331)