A Unit of the Sisters of St. Anne, Trichirapalli

Reaccredited III time at 'A' Grade by NAAC, with CGPA 3.36

Affiliated to Mother Teresa Womens’ University

Periyakulam – 625 601, Theni District, Tamilnadu, India.


The PG & Research Department of Zoology, which had a humble beginning in 1971, has grown into a well developed Research Centre in 2013. It now offers UG (both Aided and Unaided), PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D Programmes in Zoology, Allied Zoology course for UG students of Chemistry, two Skill Based Elective courses for the UG students, one EDC for PG students of other disciplines and a Certificate Course on Clinical Laboratory Technology .
There are 98 students in the UG Aided, 50 in the UG Unaided, 35 in the PG, three in the M.Phil. and six in the Ph. D Programme. With the introduction of Autonomy in 2004, Subjects are updated on par with recent trends in Science and Technology in consultation with subject experts and the inter-disciplinary papers, namely, Medical Lab Technology, Applied Zoology, Forensic Biology , Nanobiology and Bio-technology were introduced for the PG students. The library resources also are enhanced with 2836 books and 15 periodicals. The faculty members effectively adopt new teaching methods such as audio-visual presentation, group discussion, team teaching, on hand training, project and field trips. The periodical departmental Association activities such as quiz, paper presentations, debate, exhibitions and guest lecturers enhance the students’ skills and aptitude. The Department, to its credit, has thirteen teachers and out of them ten faculty members are Ph.D. holders and three others are successfully pursuing their Ph.D. The chosen thrust areas are Ornithology, Herpetology, Vermitechnology, Entomology, Immunology, Haematology, Microbiology, and Toxicology. Five faculty members have obtained Ph.D. Guideship. Four Major and one Minor Research projects are in progress.

The teachers regularly update themselves by attending Refresher courses, Orientation Courses, Seminars and workshops.One faculty member received many Awards in recognition of her excellence. Two International, Three National and two Regional seminars and three Workshops have been organized by the Department. The other best practices of the Department include First Aid and Health Counselling to the needy in the campus and effective propaganda against the use of plastics in the campus.

Courses Offered

Course Year Established
UG (Aided) 1977
UG (Un-Aided) 1995
PG 1988
M. Phil. 2005
Ph. D. 2009

  • Up gradation into a Research Centre
  • Well equipped UG, PG, M. Phil and Research labs suitable for promoting research work.
  • 80% of the staff completed Ph. D. and 20% are pursuing
  • 5 members are recognized as Ph.D. guides
  • Four UGC Sponsored ongoing Major Research Projects
  • Use of ICT for teaching, learning and research by the faculty and students.
  • Students support activities to develop creative-skills
  • Competitions, Guest Lectures, Seminars and Workshops at college, Inter-Collegiate, State Level, and National Level form Integral part of the Course.
  • Regular field trips, educational tours, lab visits and industrial visits form part of the curriculum.
  • National awards won by one of the faculty
  • TNSTC grant for conducting work shop/ orientations/ science awareness program for rural school children.
  • Resource persons in National Seminars
  • Publications in reputed National and International journals and paper presentations in National and International seminars/ conferences.
  • Environmental awareness through “Avian-Club” and “Eco-Club”
  • Initiated consultancy health services. Personal counseling and health counseling to the needy.


Date Name of the Seminar/Conference/Workshop Agency
16th December, 2010 Seminar on Biodiversity- Measures for Conservation and Management State
9th & 10th March, 2009. Conserve the Mother Earth-Need of the Hour National
12th-13th October, 2011 Workshop on Recent trends in Science for Talented Rural school students of Periyakulam Regional
14th and 15th February, 2012 Workshop on hands on training in Avian studies State
18th -19th December, 2012 Seminar on New Frontiers in Biology National
11th -15th February, 2013 Workshop on SPSS State
19th August, 2013 International seminar on modern trends in Applied Microbiology International



  • Rev. Dr.Sr. T. Nirmala, M.Sc., Ph.D., B.Ed., DHRD,
  • Dr.Arockiam Thaddeus, M.Sc., Ph.D., B.Ed., DHRD
  • Dr.S.Catherine P. Alexander, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • Dr.C.Sagaya Rani, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGMLT, DMGT
  • Dr.M.R.Delphine Rose, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., M.Ed.


Name Topic Agency Amount (Rs) Status & Year
Dr. Catherine P. Alexander Influence of the herbal immunostimulant Andrographis paniculata, on the immune responses and survival of Cyprinus carpio to Aeromonas hydrophila infection UGC 7,91,800 Ongoing (2011 onwards)
Dr. C. Sagayarani Evaluation of novel quinines as phototherapeutic agents UGC 9,00,000 Ongoing (2011 onwards)
Dr. Arockiam Thaddeus An inventory study on available earthworm species for prospective vermicompositing and Vermiculture amidst global warming towards global worming. UGC 10,84,800 Ongoing (2012 onwards)
Dr.Sr. T. Nirmala& Dr. M. R. Delphine Rose Composition and trophic analysis of entamofauna and endemic avifauna with special reference to physic o chemical analysis of water and soil at Sothuparai reservoir, Theni District. UGC 11,24,300 (2013 onwards)

Projects (Minor)

Name Topic Agency Amount (Rs) Status & Year
Mrs. V. Jemima Florence Borgia Immunotoxic effects of effluent from electroplating industry on the common carp, Cyprinus carpio UGC 175000 (2013 onwards)


2009-2010 Dr. Sr. T. Nirmala Puthyirum puthu Vazvum tharum,Varthai Nanae. Vaigarai Pathipagam, Dindigul.
2012-2013 Dr. Sr. T. Nirmala A Text Book of Chordate Diversity Pavai Publications, Chennai ISBN: 978-81-7735-723-3



i. Awards and recognition Received by the Faculty:

Name Name of the Award Agency/University Year
Dr. Sr. T. Nirmala Maniben Kirtilal Mehta Endowment Gold Medal for the Best Ph.D. thesis in Zoology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. 2003
Indhira Gandhi Women Achievers Award India International Friendship Society 2010
Eminent Educationist Award National and International Compendium, 2011
Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award 2012
National Educational Excellence Award Economic Growth of India, New Delhi. 2013

Awards and Recognition received by the Students

Name Name of the Award Agency/University Year
M. Jegatheeswari.
G. Nandhini
C. Sumathi
Basket Ball Tournament Chennai 2010
M. Jegatheeswari.
C. Shining golda
C. Sumathi
Ball Badminton A.P.A College, Palani. 2010
K. Kohila, II M. Sc Drawing University level youth carnival,MTU, Kodaikanal 2010
K. Kohila II M. Sc
J. Jasmine Dency, III.B.Sc.,
Poster presentation Inter collegiate Green wave celebrations on Biodiversity-Conservation and Management ,Lady Doak College, Madurai. 2010
S. Tharani, III B.Sc.,and K. Kohila, II M. Sc Quiz Inter collegiate Green wave celebrations on Biodiversity-Conservation and Management ,Lady Doak College, Madurai. 2010
Selva Lakshmi, II.M.Sc. and Keerthana, II.B.Sc. Rangoli Inter collegiate Green wave celebrations on Biodiversity-Conservation and Management ,Lady Doak College, Madurai. 2010
A.Jeyaprabha Kho- kho Mother Teresa Women’s University 2011
J. Jasmine Dency,III B.Sc Zoology and P. Jenifer Mary, III Zoology Poster presentation Third 26.2.2011 Sourashtra College, Madurai. State Level Inter Collegiate Academic meet
C.Shining Golda Volley Ball Mother Teresa Women’s University 2012
C.Sumathi & P.Vinitha Basket Ball Mother Teresa Women’s University 2012




Prominent Alumni

  • Dr. Ramamalini, M.B.B.S, Physician, Nagercoil, K.K. Dt
  • Dr. Umarani, Head &Associate Professor, Devangar College of Arts and Science , Aruppukkottai
  • Dr. V. J. Mary Selvam Kavitha, M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Biotech Zoology Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal
  • Mrs. Sheela, M.Sc, M.Phil., Assistant Professor, Dept of Zoology, Meenakshi Government College for Women, Madurai.
  • Dr. Jayalalitha, Assistant Professor, A.P.A. College for Men, Palani
  • Dr. Bhuvanenswari, M.Sc., Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, A.P.A. College for Women, Palani
  • Dr. Selvarani, M.Sc., Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Thiagarajar College of Arts and Science, Madurai
  • Ms. Muthumani, M.Sc.,M.Phil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor ,Govt. College for Arts & Science, Salem
  • Dr. Ann Suji, M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Annamalai University.
  • P. Pavatharani, M.Sc, M.Phil., Assistant Professor, Dept of Zoology, A.P.A. College for Women, Palani.
  • Dr. Latha, M.Sc., Ph.D , Assistant Professor, Chennai
  • Ms. Anusya Rani, M.Sc., M.Phil., Assistant Professor, GTN College of Arts & Science, Dindigul
  • Dr. Sr. S. Iruthaya Kalai Selvam, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, J. A. College, Periyakulam
  • Mrs. L. Merlin Dayana, M.Sc., M.Phil. , Assistant Professor, J. A. College, Periyakulam
  • Ms. Sofiya, M.Sc., M.Phil , Assistant Professor, H.N.U.R College, Uthamapalayam
  • Ms. Sumathy, M.Sc., M.Phil ., Research Scholar, J. A. College, Periyakulam
  • Ms. Kanimozhi, M.Sc., M.Phil., Principal, Ponmalar School, Usilampatti Ms. Jasmine Dency, Coordinator, Language Club, Bangalore
  • Ms. Sangeetha, M.Sc., M.Phil., Research Scholar, J. A. College, Periyakulam
  • Ms. Kanchilakshmi, M.Sc., M.Phil ., JRF, J. A. College, Periyakulam

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