DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
TheDepartment of Zoology is a constituent entity of the Faculty of Science, DDUGorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Sinceits inception in 1958 under the academic leadership of Prof. H. S. Chaudhary,as founder Head, who later became the Vice Chancellor of the university, it hasbeen the foremost center for learning in all aspects of animal sciences inEastern part of India. Further, Prof. G. S. Shukla, Prof. K. Swarup, Prof. R.A. Agarwal, Prof. Anil K. Srivastava, Prof. A. S. Narain, Prof. K. Pandey,Prof. K. Kumar, Prof. C. P. M. Tripathi, Prof. V. B. Upadhyaya, Prof. R. Singhand Prof. D. K. Singh as head of the department and Dr. Gopal Ji Srivastav, Dr.T. B. Sinha, Prof S. C. Saxena, Prof. S. Khera, Prof. S. S. Gauraya, Prof. A.B. Das, Prof. S. S. Krishna, Prof. M. K. Khare, Prof. R. S. Bhatt, Dr. A. K.Maity, Dr. B. P. Rai, Prof. R. P. Singh, Prof. N. Kumar, Dr. S. R. Tripathi,Prof. A. K. Singh, Prof. A. K. Srivastav, Prof. B. A. Ansari, Prof. P. H.Pathak, Prof. Sunil K Srivastav and Dr. S. K. Tiwari nurtured and strengthened the department with their wisdom andknowledge.
The vision of the department is to facilitatetransformation of students into good human beings, responsible citizens andcompetent professionals focusing on assimilation generation and disseminationof knowledge. This Department strives to create a firstclass experience for its students by providing a state-of-the-art educationaland research environment and giving an opportunity to interact with faculty members.The Department is dedicated to maintain its reputation as an outstandingDepartment on the basis of the rigorous curriculum and the quality of research.The faculty is committed to encourage students to come up with innovative ideasand fulfill their dreams by preparing themselves professionally for thecompetitive global market. The department values teaching and research on equalfooting and emphasizes research as an integral component of the overall growthof the academic environment and every possible opportunity is harnessed toinclude the research in the curriculum. The core mission of the department isto advance the Zoology and Environmental Science through the maintenance anddevelopment of the quality teaching, research programs.
Atpresent the department offers opportunities for Bachelor’s, Master’s andDoctoral degrees in Zoology and Master’s and Doctoral in Environmental Science.Cell biology, Fishery biology and Entomology at Post Graduation level inZoology are offered as specialization by the department.. Our course curriculumreflects the strong disciplinary and inter disciplinary approaches in researchand teaching. We strive for excellence and synergy in our coordinated programsof teaching and research produce students who are well versed with the subject.Hence with time the faculty members of the department have been upgrading thesyllabus to fulfill the objectives and mission of the department. During lastsession CBCS system was implemented for postgraduate program in Zoology andEnvironmental Science and this year department has rolled out CBCS system forUndergraduate and Pre Phd program.
Theoutstanding research output of the department is indicated by publication ofmore than 2540 full research papers and 115 review articles in widelycirculated international journals of good impact factors, since its inception.Active participation of the faculty members in more the 200 national andinternational conference and about a dozen books published by the facultymembers indicate the vibrant academic life of the department. Since itsestablishment about 400 students were awarded Ph.D. and two were conferredD.Sc. in Zoology. Faculty members of the department have successfully completedmany projects funded by national agencies like CSIR, UGC, UPCST, ICAR, DBT, DSTand DOE.
The departmenthas well equipped laboratories, an organized museum and Departmental librarywith good collection of books. Faculty members of the department are activelyengaged in the corporate life of the university to maintain healthy anddisciplined atmosphere in the university. The department has successfullyconducted 4 international, 6 national conferences, 7 refresher courses, 5 shortterm workshops and all faculty members have been actively delivering lecturesin different institutions, colleges and UGC HRDC. Department of Zoologybelieves in carrying research from lab to land hence, following this theme ithas been organizing farmer’s awareness programs on vermi-composting,Bio-pesticides and their uses. Celebration of world environment day, worldozone day, wild life week etc. to initiate awareness about environmental issuesis a regular feature of the department. At present, under the dynamicleadership of Prof. Veena B. Kushwaha department is striving forward towardsexcellence.
Prof. Ajay Singh(171 research publication), is internationally known for formulation and usageof bio-pesticides for the control of vector borne diseases. His team isactively involved in control of mosquitoes in eastern Uttar Pradesh incollaboration with Department of malaria, U.P. Government. At present he isalso actively extending his services as Dean Student’s Welfare, FinanceOfficer, Director, IQAC of the University.
Prof. Veena B.Kushwaha (50 research publication) is working on controlled/sustained releaseof biologically active compounds from synthetic as well as natural polymermatrices. She is also engaged in evaluation of toxicological andpharmacological activities of toxicants against mammals. She has deliveredabout a dozen on line and offline invited talks in various faculty developmentprogrammes for different University/ colleges during this session.
Prof. R. K.Upadhyay (157 research publication) is actively engaged in isolation,purification and production of monoclonal antibodies against animal toxins. Hehas done work on immuno cytochemical localization of cholesterol bindingproteins in insects, antimicrobial activity of plant extracts and termitecontrol.
Prof. Vinay K.Singh (147 research publication) is actively engaged in the study of molluscanphysiology, biochemistry and snail control. The research team of this lab hasreported the nucleotide sequencing of Fasciola gigantic and theirlarvae. He is Chief Editor of two International repute Journals. He is alsoserving as Director, Self Finance Courses, Honorary Librarian, Convener, Roversand Rangers and In-charge EDP Cell, Chief of Employment Information and AdvisoryCentre, Convener of Chief Minister’s U.P Shikshuta Protsanhan Yojna,Coordinator affiliated colleges, ADSW and Secretary Alumni Cell.
Dr. Keshav Singh(81 research publication) is working in the area of Vermi-biotechnology andwaste management. He has expertise in production of vermi-compost fromdifferent waste materials. He is also serving as Programme Co-ordinator of NSS.
Dr. R. P. Yadav(48 research publication) focuses on studying the mechanism of control ofvector snails and fresh water predatory fishes using both natural and syntheticpesticides. He evaluates toxicity of pesticides via biochemical, physiologicaland genotoxic experiments against freshwater fishes. He was awarded youngscientist award by council of Science and technology, Uttar Pradesh Governmentin the year 2005-06 for his work.
Dr Sushil Kumar(10 research publication) is a passionate researcher and teacher in the fieldof cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cytogenetics, Gastroenterology andBiostatistics. He has been awarded two best paper presentation awards.