Department of Zoology
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
The Department of Zoology has earned for itself intra and inter institutional peer recognition for its teaching programs, research, consultancy and extension activities. The department also houses a Natural History Museum and the Biodiversity Research Cell (BRC), which collaborates with many regional and national research institutions with a mandate of training our students in field biology and also documenting the biodiversity of the state. Alumni of the department have been occupying academic and research positions in institutions across and outside the country. Centre for research in Zoology with facilities for doctoral research is established and affiliated to Goa University. Faculty members have funded research projects in specialized areas of Zoology. Department has procured an advanced Imaging Research Binocular Microscope of Japanese make Meiji Techno with retinoid Screen for real time visualisation and recording.
Dr. Subhadra Devi Gadi has expertise in the areas of Foraminaferan Taxonomy, Sea Food Microbiology, Hydrology and Marine Zoo-planktonology and has presented her research findings at various National and International Conferences. She is also the Head of the Department.
Dr. Manoj R Borkar is Fellow of the Indian Academy of Environmental science and a member of several statutory appellate authorities in the state. He is also the recipient of Goa state best Teacher Award in Higher Education 2015 and Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam Excellence National Award 2017. His areas of special interest include Biodiversity, Wildlife Biology, Industrial Ecology and Environment Impact Assessment. He is also visiting faculty at Several Institutes of higher learning such as PG dept of Zoology, Goa University, S.P Chowgule College, Institute Management Training and Research, Margao.
Mrs. Vinita D’Sa has special interest in the areas of Arachnology, Embryology, Anatomy and Animal Biotechnology.
Dr. Sr. Maria Lizanne A.C. her area of interest is Fish Product Technology, Animal Biotechnology and Soil Nematology