Department of Zoology is one of the trailblazer departments ever since the inception of Shivaji College in 1961.The tireless effort of conversant pioneering faculty members, Dr. Nayyar, Dr. T.C. Anand, Dr. V.K. Mehta, Dr. S.P.S. Chauhan, Dr. Sudhir Vasal, Dr. Sharda Srivastava, Dr. G.K. Sapra, Dr. Balraj Gupta and Dr. Indra Chaudhary have led the department to attain its academic excellence.
Currently 11 faculty members from varied disciplines of Zoology are ushering curricular knowledge and developing all-round skills amongst the students by involving them in various research projects and field activities. The department caters to the needs of budding zoologists and offers B.Sc. [Honours] Zoology and B.Sc. [Program] Life Science courses.
The curriculum offers a vast array of subjects ranging from classical [Non-Chordates, Chordates] to contemporary like Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Food, Nutrition and Health, Medical Diagnostics, Immunology, Molecular; Cell and Evolutionary Biology.
The department possesses an exceptional classical museum with plethora of well-maintained specimens to help understand the zoological diversity aspect. Laboratories are well equipped with state- of -the -art instrumentation facilities.
Department has a vibrant society, ”Oyster” which organizes lectures and extracurricular activities for the students through out the year. The students of the department have bagged paramount positions in various institutes of national and international repute.