Department of Zoology

About Department

About Department


Padmabhushan Dr.Vasantrao Dada Patil Mahavidyalaya, Tasgaon (Dist-Sangali) was established in 1962 by Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapur founded by Shikshanmaharshi Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe with a motto-Dissemination of Education for knowledge, Science and culture. The college is located in the prime area of Tasgaon tahsil.

                        Department of zoology is one of the department of the college which was established in 1984. It is a great pleasure to note that the department runs B.Sc. Zoology course. Departments laboratory is recognized by Shivaji University for M.Phil and Ph.D. There are about 15 Ph.D.students working in the laboratory of Zoology department. M.Sc. Zoology course is also run by the department which is affiliated to the Shivaji University Kolhapur.

                      B.Sc. III students of the department undertake work of research project and they have completed various research projects. The students also participate in the AVISHKAR activity conducted by Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The department is trying to prepare the students for research of global standard. Students of B.Sc. III and Ph.D. course are getting prizes in various activities. The students were also participated in workshops and seminars organized by different colleges. The department of zoology runs various add-on / skill based courses such as certificate course in Apiculture , Vermicomposting and Sericulture.

Four Permanent staffs of the department are Ph. D holders. One management appointed staff member is registered for Ph. D degree and one staff member has awarded Ph.D. degree.  All staff members are engaged in research. They have presented research paper in various National and International conferences organized by various universities and colleges. Prof. (Dr.) Khabade S.A. Head of the Department has published about 42 text books and Practical Books for B.Sc. I and B.Sc. II year students and also for std XI and XII students. He was a BOS member of Zoology, Shivaji University Kolhapur. Staff of the department has published about 23 research papers in national and international reputed indexed journals having impact factor more than 8.76 and Prof (Dr.) Ganeshwade R.M. has got a patent, related to Fishing craft.

 There are about 35 reference books and text books are present in the departmental library. Department has enough infrastructure such as 02 labs, staff room and 02 lecture halls, one is having ICT facility. Department has well maintained zoological museum.

Department follows curriculum designed by the university and conducting various programs.Department has regularly conducted field visits, study tours, research projects and industrial visits.Research Initiation Scheme Project of 1 lakh Rs is sanctioned by Shivaji University Kolhapur and it is going on. Another research project “Birds of Tasgaon tahsil of Sangli District, sanctioned by Research Promotion Scheme of the college and amount sanctioned was 5 thousand rupees. More than 60% students taking admission to PG at various reputed institutes. Remaining students taking admission to other course such as L.L.B., DMLT, MBA and few of them become employee. Department regularly organizes various programms to enhance knowledge in the students. The department has organize one international conference.In the account of students participation department organizes poster presentation competition every year on the occasion of World Wild Life Week, Science Day, World Tobacco Day, Cancer Day programms.

Department invites various eminent parsons in the field of zoology for guest lectures , talks on- Vermicomposting, Apiculture, Sericulture, AIDS Awareness, Snake Awareness, Heart Day, Vector born Diseases- Malaria, Dengue etc. Hands on training programme is also organized by the department e.g Handling of Honey bees and Manufacturing of artificial bee hive.



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