• Provide students with the opportunity to study animal life in all its diversity
• Provide them with a suitable foundation for careers in for example research, teaching etc.
• Understand  the basic concepts of modern zoological science
• Learn the methodology of research and scholarship.


Semester - I
ZOOMT: 101 Non-Chordate Diversity And Systematics And Evolution 
• Introduction of non chordates and its evolutionary significance.
• Explain the importance of classification and systematic.
• Introduce the classification of non chordates giving focus on different phylum and a deep look into the type specimen.
• Illustrates the general characters of different non chordate phylum.
• Describe the rules of zoological nomenclature and discussion on modern concepts of taxonomy.

ZOOMP: 102 Practical based on 101
• Identification of different non vertebrate animals with reasons.
• Dissection of urinogenital system, nervous system and digestive system of earth worm, pila and cockroach respectively.
• Preparation of permanent slides and process of mounting.
• Study of morpho-taxonomy of locally available animals.

Semester: II
• Introduce the laws of thermodynamics and application in biochemistry. Concept of redox system and principles of biological chemistry.
• Explain the structure and classification of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, and lipids. Level of organization of proteins.
• Describe the concept of metabolism-glycolysis, krebs cycle, electron transport chain and atp synthesis ,oxidation of fatty acids.
• Introduction to enzymes-nomenclature and iub classification, kinetics and mechanism of action, enzyme inhibition; vitamins and co-enzymes.
• Illustrate the structure and forms of dna and rna;dna as genetic material,dna replication ,genetic code and transcription.
ZOOMP-202: Practical based on ZOOMP-201
• Preparation of molar, normal and buffer solution.
• Test for carbohydrate to identify the common monosaccharides and disaccharides.
• Essay of enzyme urease/peroxides by titrimatric method.
• Test for the presence of ascorbic acid in lemon/milk.
• Demonstrate the process of separation of amino acid using paper chromatography.

Semester: III
ZOOMT: 301 Chordate Diversity And Anatomy
• Introduces different chordate characters and types
• Explains the characters and classification   of different vertebrate class
• Summarizes the important anatomical peculiarities of vertebrates
• Compares the anatomy of fish, reptiles, birds and mammals

ZOOMP: 302 Practical based on 301
• Identify  different vertebrate  animals with reasons
• Identify the different nerves of fish  through dissection
• Identify  the parts of  vertebral  columns  of mammals
• Compares the pectoral and pelvic girdles of reptiles, birds and amphibia

ZOOMT: 303 bioinstrumentation and biostatistics
• Introduces different instruments used in biological analysis
• learns the  working principle  of  different instruments
• Make  use of  statistical  methods  in biological research
ZOOMP: 304 Practical based on 303
• Learn different separation teechniques of biological components
• Make use of different biological instruments
• Apply  statistical  methods  in biological  research analysis

Semester: IV
ZOOMT: 401 Cell Biology, Histology And Histochemistry
• Explain the detail structural composition of a cell
• Summarize  cell  to  cell  signalling
• Explain  the  structure  of various  types of tissues  in mammals
• Make use of various  histological  methods  for  sloie preparation

ZOOMP: 402 Practical based on 401
• Prepare histological slides of various tissues of vertebrate animals.
• Identify  various  stages  of  mitotic and meiotic stages  of animal  cell division
• Identify  different  organelles  of cell  by  diferent localization methods
ZOOMT: 403 Developmental Biology
• Introduce   various stages of development of an animal
• How sense organs like eyes and ears are formed?
• Learn how birds and animals reproduce
• Summarizes  the  various methods of fertilization in animals

ZOOMP: 404 Practical based on 403
• Identify  various  stages  of  embryonic  developmentof frog / toad
• Identify  various  stages  of development  in  chick
• Distinguish the different embryonic developmental stages of different types of animals

Semester: V
ZOOMT-501: Genetics And Evolution
• Introduce the basic concepts of genetics
• Recognise the role of genes and their significance
• Understand the theories of evolution and origination of life
• Illustrate the concept of population
• Describe the various factors contributing to evolution.
ZOOMP-502: Practical
• Observe the structure of chromosome
• Calculate  mendel’s monohybrid and dihybrid cross
• Differentiate between the various types of chromosomes

ZOOMT-503: Animal Physiology
• Explain the physiological basis of life processes
• Evaluate the necessity of proper functioning of all the organ systems of human body
• Describe the physiological effects of organ failure and various health issues
• To become aware of drug addiction and abuse and its social implication

ZOOMP-504: Practical
• Determine the respiratory quotient of an animal
• Demonstrate the mechanism of certain reflexes by neuro-muscular system
• Perform qualitative analysis of specific enzymes of digestive system
• Record and analyse the heart beat of animal specimen

ZOOMT-505: Environmental Biology And Wildlife
• Understand the concepts pertaining to ecosystem
• Analyse the population structure and dynamics
• Describe the various biogeochemical cycles
• Identify and evaluate the importance of topical issues, problems and questions in wildlife and conservation biology

ZOOMP-506: Practical
• Estimate the size of population by specific method
• Determine abundance and density of invertebrates by quadrate method
• Determine dissolved oxygen/carbon dioxide in various water samples
• Study the types of habitat of animals

ZOOMT-507: Endocrinology
• Compare the anatomy of endocrine glands in vetebrates
• Understand the mechanism of hormone action and their functions
• Describe the regulation of hormone action and negative feedback inhibition
• Identify and decribe the role of hormones in pregnancy, parturition and lactation
• Understand the neuroendocrine system in insects

ZOOMP-508: Practical
• Prepare histological sildes of different endocrine glands
• Dissect and display endocrine glands in fishes/birds
• Prepare charts and models of glands

Semester: VI
ZOOMT-601: Parasitology And Ethology
• Knowledge and understanding of the basic biology and life cycles of human parasites, human parasitic infections, epidemiology
• Analyse the clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures
• Describe the life cycles,parasitic adaptations and pathogenicity of certain organisms
• Understand the evolutionary importance of animal behavior.
• Understand the integration of genetics and neurology with ethology.
• Differentiate among instincts, non-associative learned and associative learned behaviors
• Understand the genetic basis for behavior among eusocial insect societies.
• Define behavioral ecology. Understand its association with adaptive significance and fitness

ZOOMP-602: Practical
• Identify the species of mosquito causing various diseases
• Study the parasitic protozoans
• Study the different kinds of behaviour exhibited by specific organisms
• Study habituation in mosquito larvae

ZOOMT-603: Molecular Biology And Immunology
• Illustrate the structure and function of dna & rna
• Describe the process of replication, transcription and translation
• Understand recombination in prokaryotes
• Explain immunity and the cells and organs involved
• Compare the types of immunoglobulins
• Learn the concept of immunodiagnostic techniques

ZOOMT-604: Biotechnology And Bioinformatics
• Knowledge of genetic engineering and basic techniques of biotechnology
• Understand the concept of genomics and proteomics
• knowledge and understanding of related norms and ethical issues in bioengineered product
• Knowledge of social, health, safety and legal issues related to biotechnology
• Learn the fundamentals of bioinformatics

ZOOMP-605: Practical
• Determine blood group and rh factor
• Prepare and demonstrate nucleotide models
• Estimate rna in a sample
• Study blood cell types in smear preparation
• Learn to create databases
• Use blast/fasta to search sequence similarity

ZOOMT-606: Economic Zoology
• Study the major insect pests of paddy,tea and stored grains
• Explain integrated pest management
• Understand the life histories of economically important organisms
• Learn the culture/rearing techniques
• Illustrate the management and practices of piggery, poultry etc.
ZOOMP-607: Practical
• Identify silkworms and their stages
• Identify economically important fish and prawn
• Identify common aquatic weeds,plankton and insects
• Analyse the nutrients of honey
• Learn apiculture
• Demonstrate induced breeding in fish

ZOOGT: 101 Non Chordate Diversity, Systematics And Evolution.
• Introduce the characters non chordates and its evolutionary significance.
• Classification of non chordates giving focus on different phylum and a deep look into the type specimen.
• Explain the characters and salient features of different non chordate phylum and their classes.
• Illustrate the concept of systematics and classification.
• Describe concept of species, evolution  and different   theories.

  ZOOGP: 102 Practical based on 101
• Identify different non vertebrate animals with reasons.
• Dissection of urinogenital system of leech, nervous    system and digestive system of cockroach and pila respectively. 
• Develop the knowledge of preparation of permanent slides and    process of mounting. 

ZOOGT-201: Cell Biology And Biochemistry
• Explain the structure and function of prokaryotic cell and their organelles.
• Illustration of membrane transport-osmosis, diffusion and active transport.
• Summarize about the cell cycle and cell division.
• Interpretation of the basic principles of biochemistry.
• Outline of metabolism of cell.

ZOOGP-202: Practical based on ZOOGT-201
• Identify mitotic and meiotic cell division.
• Show the method of preparation of mitotic and meiotic slides.
• Compare the normal and molar solution.
• Test for the presence of carbohydrate, protein, fat and salivary amylase.

ZOOGT-301 Chordate Diversity And Developmental Biology
• Introduces different chordate characters and types
• Explains the characters and classification   of different vertebrate class
• Describe the process of fertilisation of animals
• Summarize the cell cleavage pattern of animals

ZOOGP-302 Practical based on 301

• Dissect the branchial system of scoliodon and carp fish
• Identify different vertebrates with reasons
• Learn to prepare permanent slides of vertebrate animal material
• Study the chick embryo development stages

ZOOGT-401 Animal Physiology And Endocrinology
• Learn the basic physiological system of animals
• Describe various hormones and their functions
• Outline the neuroendocrine system in insects

ZOOGP-402 Practical based on 401

• Learn the internal organisation of endocrine glands
• Learn to count the number of wbc and rbc
• Determine blood group
• Identify the pituitary gland of fishes

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