About Department


       The Department came into existence with the establishment of the Facultyof Science in this University in 1958 under the academic leadership of Prof.H.S. Chaudhry, as first Professorand Head. It mainly provides opportunities for Bachelors, Master and Doctoraldegrees for students who not only live in Eastern Uttar Pradesh but also,attract students from all over the country as well. There has been an increasein the number of research students also, their strength during 1958-1963 was17, but now it has increased two fold. Majority ( more then 80%) of theresearch students are getting CSIR, UGC, ICAR, UPCST, DBT, DST and DOE Researchfellowships directly or under various research schemes sanctioned to the academicstaff.

      Atthe under graduate level, the Department has modified the courses in the lightof UGC instructions from classical to modern Zoology by introducing papers suchas Cell Biology, Environmental Biology, Embryology, Mammalian Physiology,Biochemistry, Toxicology, Parasitology, Economic Zoology. Similarly the M.Sc.Course was thoroughly overhauled and more emphasis has been laid on theteaching of advanced instructions in the disciplines of Biological Chemistry,Comparative Animal Behaviour, Modern Concept of Animal Development andMorphogenesis, Economic Zoology, Wildlife, Conservation etc. In addition, theDepartment facilities for specialization in three subjects at the post-graduatelevels these are Cell Biology, Fishery Biology and Entomology.

The Department maintains a high level ofresearch in a wide variety of fields, while reaching excellence in selectedareas as developmental biology, biological control of insect pests,reproductive biology of aphid parasitoids, ecotoxicology, endocrine regulationof calcium in vertebrates, sericulture, control measures of harmful gastropodsby using biopesticides, animal behavior and insect biochemistry and physiologyetc.

The Department is also positively contributingby intensifying its research activities on applied programmes related to theneeds of region country’s overall welfare such as those in areas of control ofpests, fishery development and environmental biology. The Department isfortunate in having a good number of experts, many of whom have collaboratedwith eminent Biologist in laboratories abroad, viz. Prof. Kaushal Kumar visitedHolland, hungry work on Imaginal Discs and Developmental genetics. Prof. C.P.M.Tripathi obtained Fullbright and Royal Society Fellowship for Post Doctoralresearch work in U.S.A. and U.K. respectively on the aphid kairomonesattracting the parasitoids. Dr. A.K. Srivastav visited the Netherlands, Japan,and Germany to work on Endocrine regulation calcium in vertebrates. Prof .K.Pandey is recognized internationally for his research work on chronobiology,ecotoxicology and reproductive biology of fishes. Aphidology (Biologicalcontrol of aphids by using their natural enemies and aphid biodiversities) isanother branch of research, carried out by Prof.C.P.M.Tripathi and Prof.Rajendra Singh, which has one international laurel to the Department. Prof.A.K. Singh is known for researches on fish toxicology and vertebratereproductive endocrinology. Dr. Ajay Kumar Srivastav has obtained YoungScientist Award from the highest academic body of the country INSA, New Delhion his contribution in the field of calcium regulation in vertebrates and hasalso awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship by the Commission ofEuropean Communities. Dr V.B. Upadhayay’s silkworm laboratory is one of theleading laboratories where basic studies on the silkworm are being carried out.Dr. D.K. Singh and Dr. Ajay Singh have established themselves internationallyin the field of formulation and use of biopesticides against harmful snails andweed fishes. Dr V.B. Kushwaha is working on controlled/ sustained released ofbiologically active compounds from various polymeric matrices. Dr. R.K.Upadhaya is actively engaged in isolation and production of polyclonalantibodies against animal toxins. Endocrinology Laboratory of Prof. S. K.Srivastav is doing research on different calcium regulating hormones, theireffect on reproductive physiology of vertebrates and toxic effect ofmicrocystins on endocrine system of vertebrates. Malacology Laboratory of Prof.Vinay K. Singh is actively engaged in the study of molluscan physiology,biochemistry and snail control. The research team of this lab has reported thenucleotide sequencing of Fasciola gigantic and their larvae.Vermi-technology laboratory of Dr. Keshav Singh is working in the area ofvermi-technology and waste management. He has expertise in production ofvermi-compost from different waste materials. Entomology Laboratory of Dr. S.K. Tiwari investigates the effect of synthetic and natural insecticides incontrol of harmful effects of stored grains, synergistic action of insecticideand hormones for effective control of stored grain pest. Dr. R. P. Yadavfocuses on studying the mechanism of control of vector snails and fresh waterpredatory fishes using both natural and synthetic pesticides. He evaluatestoxicity of pesticides via biochemical, physiological and genotoxic experimentsagainst freshwater fishes. He was awarded young scientist award by council ofScience and technology, Uttar Pradesh Government in the year 2005-06 for hiswork. Dr. Kapinder who started his career in teaching as Assistant professor inKirorimal College in University of Delhi is trained meticulously in the insectrearing techniques (agricultural pests and parasitoids), insect behavior, andbiological control of insect pests. He has contributed more than 35 e-contentsin ePG pathshala for PG students. Dr Sushil Kumar is a passionate researcherand teacher in the field of cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cytogenetics, Gastroenterologyand Biostatistics. He has been awarded two best paper presentation awards severaladvanced research centers and highly professional institutions like NCCS, ITRC,CDRI, CIMAP, CIBC, ZSI, are associated with the Department for academic andresearch activities.

        The outstanding research output of the department is indicated bypublication of more than 2534 full research papers and 113 review articles inwidely circulated international journals of good impact factors. Activeparticipation of the faculty members in more the 200 national and internationalconference and about a dozen books published by the faculty members indicatethe vibrant academic life of the department. Since its establishment about 400students were awarded Ph.D. and two were conferred D.Sc. in Zoology. Facultymembers of the department have successfully completed many projects funded bynational agencies like CSIR, UGC, UPCST, ICAR, DBT, DST and DOE. The departmenthas successfully conducted 3 international, 5 national conferences, 6 refreshercourses, 4 short term workshops and all faculty members have been activelydelivering lectures in different institutions, colleges and UGC HR centers.Faculty members of the department are actively engaged in the corporate life ofthe university to maintain healthy and disciplined atmosphere in theuniversity.

Department of Zoology believes in carryingresearch from lab to land. Following this theme a farmer’s awareness programmewas organized by the department on vermi-composting, Bio-pesticides and theiruses on 27 February 2018. Celebration of world environment day, world ozoneday, wild life week etc. to initiate awareness about environmental issues is aregular feature of the department.


Department Profile

Department Info Details (Under Maintenance)

Name of Department Department of Zoology
Head of Department Prof. Veena Batra Kushwaha
Address of Department DDU Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur
Contact Number
Email ID
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Scientific Equipments Details

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Class Rooms - ICT 01
Class Rooms - Non-ICT 03
Seminar Rooms 02
Common Rooms 0
Departmental Libraries 01
Gents Toilets 02
Ladies Toilets 02
Disabled Person Toilets 0
Faculty Rooms 18
Office 01
Reception Yes
Waiting Area Yes
Lobby Yes
Ramp 0
Disabled Friendly Yes
Labs 7

Electrical Appliances

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Fans 48
LED Lights/Tube lights 64
Air Conditioners 34
Coolers 0
Room Heaters 0
Refrigerators 05
Any Other 00


Type Number
Computers 03
Printers 03
Routers 0
Network Switches 01
Servers 01

Additional Information

5 Years Master Plan No Document
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Student Attendance Yes

Time Table

UG View Document
PG View Document
Slow Learners View Document
Fast Learners
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Co-curricular Activity No Document
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Innovation Practices No Document
Stock Register Yes
Internal Evaluation Records No
Special Provision made for Advanced & Slow/Fast Learners No

Feedback from Various Stakeholders

Parents Feedback Yes Students Feedback Yes
Teachers Feedback Yes Alumnis Feedback Yes

Visiting Guest Faculty

No. of Guest Lectures Yes
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Consultancy Services No Document
Community Extension Programs No Document
Learning Resources Available in the Department No Document
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Academic Audit No Document
List of Fast Learners
List of Slow Learners No Document
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Any Other 00

Program Details

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Papers Taught View Document
Value Added Courses No Document
Students enrolled in Each Value-Added Course No Document
No. of Publications 183
No. of Books Published 4
No. of Chapters Published 29

MoUs Signed

MoUs Link No Document

Student Information

Type No. of Student
Under Graduate (UG) 459
Post Graduate (PG) 115
Ph.D. Scholars 62
From Within State 636
From Outside State ---
International slow learners (Only UG): ---
International fast learners (Only UG): ---


Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Prof. Ajay SinghProfessor9455079559View
2Dr. Veena Batra KushwahaProfessor and Head9451214195View
3Dr. Ravi Kant UpadhyayProfessor9838448495View
4Dr. Sunil Kumar SrivastavProfessor9450413232View
5PROF. VINAY KUMAR SINGHProfessor9807110100; 9415855488View
6Dr. Keshav SinghAssociate Professor9450433313View
7Dr. Shri Krishna TiwariAsst. Professor9450264779View
8Dr. Ram Pratap YadavAsst. Professor9450436049View
9Dr. KapinderAsst. Professor8750135330View
10Dr. Sushil KumarAsst. Professor9877227405View

Courses & Syllabi

 Sr. No. Course Syllabus CBCS
1Pre_PhD_course-ZoologyView/Download --
2Time Table of Online Classes of M.Sc(III Semester) ZoologyView/Download --
3Time Table of Online Classes of M.Sc(III Semester) Environmental ScienceView/Download --
4B.Sc.I,II,III -Zoology SyllabusView/Download --
5Pre_PhD_course-Environmental ScienceView/Download --

Research & Publications

Research Projects (Last 5 Years)

Project Title
Funding Agency
State/Central Govt.
Genotoxicity and metabolic anamolies induced by water pollutants in freshwater fishesDr. Ajay SinghUGC New DelhZoologyGovernment 13.4920183 Years
Effect of some organic pesticidesand heavy metals on the biomarkers of oxidative stress in different tissues of zebra fish, Danio rerioDr. B.A. AnsariCSTZoologyGovernment 920183 Years
Studies on the toxic effect of microcystin and chlorpyriphos (an organophosphate) on some vital functions of rat and to investigate protective role of plant products.Dr. S.K. SrivastavUGCZoologyGovernment 14.9720183 Years
To assess the Adsorption Efficiency and Anti-microbial potential of activated Multi-walled Carbon nanotubes for removal of Lead from water samples funded by University of Delhi.Dr. KapinderUniversity of DelhiZoologyGovernment 5.520181 Year
Assessment of humoral immune response against Ebola Virus glycoprotein peptide using Balb/C mice as model.Dr. KapinderDIPASZoologyGovernment 9.520181 Year
UPCSTDr. B.A. AnsariUPCSTZoologyState Government 3.420153 years
Animal and Forn Waste Management through Mechnical Cow Composting MachineDr. Keshav SinghUGCZoologyCentral Government 3.2520132
Effect of some heavy metals on the reproduction on some enzyme system of Zebra fish Donio rerioDr. B. A AmsariUGCZoologyCentral Government 7.2420132

Research Papers

Books/Chapters in books and conference proceedings

Retired Faculties

Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Dr. Rajendra SinghProfessor9415258520View
2Prof. Dinesh Kumar SinghProfessor9454211574View
3Dr. Badre Alam AnsariProfessor9452448942View
4Dr. Param Hans PathakProfessor8005365347View