Department of Zoology

The department of zoology deals with the study and practical aspects of ANIMAL BIOLOGY. It is the branch of life science that studies the animal kingdom including the structure, function, evolution, classification, habit and habitats and complete specific distribution of animals of both living and extinct. It covers areas of their interactions and behaviour towards each other and with their ecosystem. 

        The department of zoology was established in 2005, since then it has emerged as one of the most persistent and consistent growing department of the college. The department helps and supports the aspirants in every possible form and covers a wide range of academic, practical and co-curricular activities

            The department is gradually expanding and challenging its limits. It covers various fields of zoology like zoography, comparative anatomy, animal physiology, behavioural aetiology, invertebrate’s zoology, vertebrate’s zoology, soil zoology, evolutionary zoology, molecular biology, palaeontology, taxonomy etc.

            The department is devoted to comparative and experimental animal science. It presents a common forum for all fields related to animals and takes an explicitly oriented and integrative approach to study animal form, function, and development. The diversified dedication of department plays an important role in shaping carriers of aspirants.





Courses Offered

S.No. Courses offered Year of Establishment
1. B.Sc 2005



A bachelor of science (B.Sc.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for complete courses that gradually last three to five years. The key focus of the Bachelor of Science is understanding, reasoning, and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modeling and calculations. A quality education in science will equip you with attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe. The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to global challenges faced by humanity. Acquiring the communication and research skills embedded throughout each major, you will be well prepared for many diverse and exciting carriers.  

S.No. Name Qualification Designation Statute 28 Experience Mob. No. Email Id Resume
1. Dr. Sonia Bajaj Ph.D. Assistant Professor Statute 28 15 years 9907414243 Download
S.No. Name of Faculty Awards Session
1. Dr.Sonia Bajaj Member of Editorial Board –.Institutional Animal Ethics Committee in Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (Junwani) - 2010
2. Dr.Sonia Bajaj Associate Editor in the Multi-disciplinary National Refereed Research Journal Latur (MS) 2011
3. Dr.Sonia Bajaj Member of Editorial Board- Inter Disciplinary Journal of engineering science vol-4 “Society for ecological & environmental development (SSED) – BIT,Bhilai, India 2012
4. Dr.Sonia Bajaj • Co. Editor of a Peer-reviewed interdisciplinary international research journal (Social Science Reporter) Vol-3, Issue 1 2013
5. Dr. sonia Bajaj Global eminent Educator Award 2020
6. Dr. Sonia Bajaj Ph.D Supervisor , Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya 2020-21
S.No. Name of the Student Branch Total Marks Obtained Percentage Division Position Year
S.No. Name of Student Awards Session
S.No. Name of Student Award Session
22 Mayank Divedi participated in Inter college speech competition organized by Kanya gubj Samagik chetana Munch sector-2 and got consolation prize. 2018-19
23 Arpika singh Inter college power point presentation competition organized by SSSSM Amdi nagar hudco, Bhilai and won second price. 2018-19
24 Arpika singh participated in startup India Chhattisgarh yatra 2018 and was the finalized among 50,000 students. 2018-19
25. Chandra Prakash, Payal sahu, Manshi, Tanuja verma,Arpika singh successfully completed Certificate in Management and Soft Skills 2018-19
26. Pragya Awasthi she had elected as a vice president of student Union. 2018-19
27 Tanuja verma Participated in NSS Republic Day Parade camp from 29Dec.2019-29 Jan.2020 at New Delhi 2019-20
28 Payal Sahu An actress in Chhattisgarhi album and Chhattisgarhi Movies. 2019-20
29 Vikrant Shukla Inter college quiz competition occasion of science Day organized by Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya ,Durg (C.G.) and got First prize. • 2021-22

Technical Staff Profile

Name Designation Qualification Statute 28 Experience Mob. No. Email Id
Mr. Ashok Kumar Choudhury - ITI (Electrical) Yes - -


S.No. Name of Visitors Post Address of Visitors
1 Dr. Kanti Choubey Prof. Govt.ScienceCollege,Durg
2 Miss SushmaJham Principal B.N.S. college ,Bhilai
3 Dr. Nasreen Hussain Assit.Prof. Govt.GirlsCollege,Durg
4 Dr. Seema Gupta Assit.Prof. Govt.Science College,Raipur
5 Dr. Anil Ramteke Assit.Prof. Govt. Chhattisgarh ,Raipur
6 Dr. Manisha Garg Assit.Prof. Art & Com. girls college,Devendra nagar,Raipur
7 Dr. Sudha Agrawal Assit.Prof. Bhilai Mahila Mahavidyalaya,Bhilai
8 Dr. Shikha Shrivastava Assit.Prof. Indra Gandhi Govt. Art & Commerce college,Vaishali Nagar
9 Dr. Divya Minj Assit.Prof. Govt.V.Y.T .PG Science college ,Durg
10 Dr. Usha sahu Assit.Prof. Govt. V.Y.T .PG Science college ,Durg
11 Dr. D.K. Bhardwaj Assit.Prof. Govt. College Patan ,Raipur


System Configuration No. of System System Confi. Software Details
1 Lenovo ,All in one pc (DoS),fourth generation ,4GB Ram,DVD writer,wireless keyboard mouse,19.5"wide HD screen
2 Microscope - Dissecting, Compound and Binocular.
3 Electronic Balance, Oven, pH Meter, Centrifuge, Digital colorimeter, Digital Spectrophotometer, Water bath etc.
4 DLP with Projector Screen &Internet facility is available in lab.
5 Distillation Unit for distil-water.
6 Collection of Preserved Museum specimens
7 Plastic embedded specimens
8 Charts - Dissection(Major & Minor) , Food Nutrition and Human Physiology
9 Models-Collection of Sponge,Collection of Molluscan Shell,Collection of Useful insect
10 Permanent Microscopic slides-In different Phylum ( Non chordate & chordate group)
11 collection of CDs & PPT

Completed Project

S.No. Name of Faculty Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount
1. Dr. Sonia Bajaj "Primary Production in diurnal variation in a tropical fish pond of Bhilai" UGC-CRO, Bhopal 1,30,000.00

Publication Details

S.No Title of the Article Author Name of publisher/place/Month/Year International/International ISBN/ISSN
1. B.Sc-II, Prayogik chordata Jantu Vigyan. Dr. Sonia Bajaj Pt. Sunderlal sharma (mukt) Vishvidyalaya C.G.,Bilaspur, 2018 National 978-93-88407-50-2*
2. B.Sc-I, Prayogik chordata Jantu Vigyan. Dr. Sonia Bajaj  Pt. Sunderlal sharma (mukt) Vishvidyalaya C.G.,Bilaspur, 2018 National 978-93-88407-49-6*
3. Human Anaomy &Physiology(Hindi translation) Dr.sonia Bajaj Probcell-Scientific writing Services ,2021 National 978-81-953544-3-6
4. Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Hindi translation) Dr. Sonia Bajaj Probcell-Scientific writing Services,2021 National 978-81-953544-2-9
5. Textbook of biotechnology, B.Sc. –I year Dr. Sonia Bajaj Probcell-Scientific writing Services,2021 National 9788195354498
6. Textbook of biotechnology, B.Sc. –IIyear Dr. Sonia Bajaj Probcell-Scientific writing Services,2022 National (ISBN: 9788195677054).
7. Textbook of biotechnology, B.Sc. –III year Dr. Sonia Bajaj Probcell-Scientific writing Services,2022 National ISBN: 9788195677016).

1. Effect of Environmental Factors on fish growth 2 2017
2. Screening of antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants 1 2015

C. Library Facility

No. of Titles No. of books No. of Journals Price in Rs.
97 477   1,69,714.62
    01(zoology) + 02 (other streams of science) 6000.00
    Grand total 1,75,714.62

Publication Details

S.No. Name Of The Faculty No. of Paper Published in Journal No. of Paper Presented in Seminar/ Conference No. of Seminar/ Conferences Attended No. of Workshops Attended Faculty Development Programme Book Published                  
    International National International National International National   Orientation Refresher Training Program                    
01 Dr .Sonia Bajaj 05 07 01 19 12 01 - 01 01   Dr .Sonia Bajaj 05 07 01 19 12 01 - 01 01


S. No Name of Student post Pass out year Contact No
1. Prashant Tiwari (B.Sc. III) Nestle company (5.8) package 2016-17 9993359104

Department gallery

Department gallery

Department of Zoology & Microbiology, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani in collaboration with CCOST, Raipur organised a Two-day International Conference on “Molecular Biology: Its Approaches and Developments in the Recent Era ” on 15-16 September 2023. Dr. Sonia Bajaj, Head, Department of Zoology and Dr. Rachana Choudhary, Head, Department of Microbiology were the Convener and Co-Convener of the conference respectively. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Dr. Aruna Palta, Vice-Chancellor, Hemchand Yadav University, Durg; the Presiding Guest Honorable Shri I.P Mishra, Chairman, Shri Gangajali Education Society, Bhilai, Special Guest Dr. Muhammad Manjurul Karim, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh,

Dr. Subodh Kumar Upadhyaya Professor, Head Department of biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Nepal Dr. Kaiser Jamil, Emeritus T scientist & Director, GM Reddy Research Foundation, Telangana; Dr. Raksha Singh, Professor Department of Economics, Inidra Gandhi Tribal University, Amarkantak (M.P); was Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Pragya Kulkarni and  Dr. Vishwa Prakash Roy,  Dr. Usha Sahu and Dr. Bhawana Panday were other distinguished guests. The ceremony was headed by Principal Dr. Archana Jha and Dean Academics Dr J. Durga Prasad Rao.


Department gallery

Seven Day National Workshop on "Trends in Solid Waste Management and Biology : Approaches to a Serene World" from 03-12-2019 to 09-12-2019.

1st & 2nd day Lecture was given by Mr. M.Suraj President of Nova Nature Welfare Society & Lecture and Demonstration were given by Mrs. Poornima Savargaonkar Ex. ISRO Scientist Gurgaon, NewDelhi. 
3rd and 4th day Lecture & Demonstration given by Dr. Deepak Bharti, Director of Center for Molecular Biology, Bhopal.
5th & 6th day Lecture & Demonstration given by Mr. Dinesh Singh Specialist Mushroom Cultivation.
7th day Valedictory Function.

:- Department of Zoology of Shri Shankarcharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani, Bhilai celebrated World Animal Day. We celebrate every year on 4th Oct we spread about the effect of individuals, businesses and other human behaviour on animals. It is also known as Animal Lovers Day, as it encourages love, care, affection and protection of animal’s .Today our students of B.Sc I &II year visited Sheetal Dairy Gaushala in Junwani, Bhilai. There Students seen native Indian Desi Cows and Buffalos and spend many hours connecting with them • they also get to Know about their habitats, body size, milk production etc. There were 16 buffalos and 9 cows with newly born calf. This visit was knowledgeable and memorable for our students.Our students of college - Aniket , Akshay, Simron, lokesh, Anjali, Soni, Benika, Bhanu, Priya, Sakshi, Mansi, KumKum Kunal, Raksha, Deeksha. Principal and Director Dr. Raksha Singh this day also focuses on creating awareness and sympathy towards the animals it encourages love ,care and protection of animals. Additional Director Dr J Durga Prasad Rao said cruelty to animals is the most in human thing we see today for example: pelting stones, beating and canning, hence we should create awareness. On this day in our children Dr Sonia Bajaj HoD zoology department added we feed the stray dogs in our college campus.

Department of Zoology, Shri shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Junwani Bhilai on 3rd March 2022 celebrated the “WORLD WILDLIFE DAY”. On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora. World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people and to raise this awareness, department of Zoology conducted a Poster competition in which all the students from Zoology department participated in it

Class level Presentation ,session 2021-22

Workshop and Training Program (Health and Nutrition: “Spawn Production and Cultivation of Button Mushroom”) Event Date: 08 Nov-09 Dec.2021 No. Of Participants: 124 Event Report: •Workshop on Breast cancer: This session was taken by Dr. Pratibha Issar, H.O.D, Radiology, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre. In this session, she gave a detailed lecture on breast cancer, stages, all the medical detection and diagnosis techniques opted by hospitals, ways of self-diagnosis and different ways breast cancer can happen in different age groups of a girl’s life. •Training program on Mushroom cultivation: Button Mushroom cultivation is a very delicate procedure and it was taught by Mr. Abhijeet Bansod, Alumni and trainer, J.D Mushrooms, Bhilai 3. In this entire experience, aspirants were taught to prepare the manure, its turning process to increase its fertility, constant addition of water to maintain moisture and chemicals to increase its ph to its optimum. Later, they also learnt about spawn production and cultivation as well. •Workshop on Yoga: As important it is to take a good diet, it is important to work on staying healthy too. Keeping in mind a brief yet a very fruitful session was organised under the expert guidance of Mrs. Neera Singh, Dept of Yoga, Govt. VYT P.G College of Science, Durg. This session was comprised of different types of yogasan for cervical, muscle or ligament issue, blood pressure, self-rejuvenation and breathing techniques.

- Department of Zoology of shri Shankarachary a mahavidyalaya Junwani Bhilai organized a world ozone day. Every year on 16th Sep 2021.we spread awareness among people about the depletion of ozone layer and finds possible solutions to preserve it. Today, we celebrated this day the Govt. Secondary School students, should know that ozone layer plays a massive role in helping to preserve life on our planet. Students of college - Anjali soni, Benika Verma,Nidhi Sen andZeenat warsi of B.Sc 2 year share few point.

Dept. of Zoology, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani Bhilai celebrated Darwin’s day on 12th February 2022 in which BSc II year students commemorated by sharing their views and thoughts about different theories like given by Charles Darwin. They briefly elaborated that Darwinism is a of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Also called Darwinian theory, it originally included the broad concepts of transmutation of species or of evolution which gained general scientific acceptance after Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, including concepts which predated Darwin's theories. English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley coined the term Darwinism in April 1860.

World Animal Day

Department of Zoology on 4th October 2022, celebrated World Animal Day as a way to show their support and love for animals. The motto behind organizing this event was to spread awareness about the important role of animals in balancing the environment and also to tell everyone those animals provide stability to different natural processes. They help everyone in reducing stress, provide safety, and also provide various lifesaving and developing materials like milk, wool, etc. Our life is almost impossible without the support of animal life as it plays a very crucial role in our life.

World Ozone Day

On the occasion of Ozone day, Dept. Of Zoology, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, on 16 September 2022 organized an event for BSc students under which the students presented their views with the help of Posters and Quotes and they also took a Pledge for saving the environment/Ozone by decreasing the use of such machinery which plays a vital role in Ozone depletion. The main motive behind organizing this event was to educate all the aspirants as well as to spread awareness about the importance of the Ozone in our life.

Community Service: Free Blood Testing Camp - 10/10/2023

BSc III students of the Zoology Department, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Junwani, Bhilai under Community Service organized a "Blood Testing Camp" for the Village of `Khamariya in which around 47 people benefitted from the same. 

Guest Lecture - 08/02/2023

Department of Zoology organized a Guest lecture for the students of science on the topic "Ecological Succession" lecture delivered by Mrs. Kavita Thakur, Govt. Naveen College Bori. The primary motive behind organizing this event was to make the students understand that ecological succession is important for the growth and development of an ecosystem and also that it increases the number of species living in an area, simultaneously increasing the biodiversity, thus giving the human race a better environment and surrounding.


Science Camp

DST sponsored the "VIGYAN JYOTI" Phase 4 Program Science Camp from 20/07/2023-22/07/2023 under which students from JNV, Borai, SAGES, Nagpura Govt. H.S.S.School, Borai Durg visited the Colleges also Departments.

Alumni Meet

An Alumni meet was conducted on 114th August 2023. When Mr. Vikram Thakur, Asst. Officer, Quality Control department, Aurangabad, Bihar (2012, pass out) gave a distinguished, productive, and helpful speech on the prospects and the measures to achieve.

World Animal Day

The Department of Zoology, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Junwani, Bhilai organized a day program on World Animal Day on 4/10/23. The theme for World Animal Day 2023 Way" Great or Small, Love Them All". The motto behind World Animal Day was to awareness about raising the students’ status of animals and improve welfare. Standards around the globe.


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