The Department of Zoology came into existence in 1961 under the leadership of the former Principal, Late Mother Digna and headed by the ever-enthusiastic Rev. Sr. Carmelita CSST. Zoology comprises the study of animals and their behaviours. The subject helps in acquiring a great insight into animal behaviour, the way they live, their needs, and many more things. Zoology deals with the environment of the animals, how they adapt to the changing environment and their needs like nutrition, genetics, characteristics, evolution, physiology, reproduction, development etc. The subjects also include the study of modern techniques like biotechnology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology etc. for an in-depth understanding of the zoological world. With the imbalance in the ecosystem today, the acute need has been felt to preserve nature and even animals that are on the brink of extinction.
The Department offers M.Sc. Zoology with Molecular Biology as special paper. The Department also offers B.Sc. Zoology Main course, as well as Zoology as a subsidiary subject for B.Sc. Botany and Home Science courses. The year 2010-11 was celebrated as the Golden Jubilee Year of the department.