V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women

Department Of Zoology

E-mail : zoologyvnr@gmail.com

Students strength: 140

FEATURES OF THE DEPARTMENT

Our department is one of the oldest departments in our college. It was established in the year 1966-67 with the strength of 24 students. An additional strength of 16 was sanctioned from the academic year 1967-68 and the total sanctioned strength is 40. We have started M.Sc., Zoology in self finance stream in the academic year (2015-2016).

ROOTS OF OUR DEPARTMENT

S.NoName of the Faculty Period of Service
1. Mrs.Damayanthi Rajadurai, M.A., M.A.,1966-1987
2. Mrs.Manohara Daniel, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,1962-1999
3. Mrs.K.Subbulakshmi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,1968-2003
4. Mrs.R.Amaravathy, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,1977-2005
5. Mrs.K.Nagamani, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,1974-2008

FACULTY MEMBERS

S.No Name of the FacultyDesignation
1. Dr. (Mrs.) J.Rani, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Head & Associate Professor
2. Dr. (Mrs.) M.Tamilselvi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Associate Professor
3. Mrs. R. Radhalakshmi, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,P.G.D.M.B.T., Assistant Professor
4. Dr. (Mrs.) P.Veeramuthumari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,PGDCA.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
5. Dr. (Mrs.) P.Vijaya, M.Sc.,M.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,PGDCA.,B.LI.Sc., Assistant Professor
6. Dr.(Mrs) V.Amsha Devi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
7. Dr.(Mrs.) M.Selvarani, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
8. Ms. N.Subashini, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,P.G.D.C.A., Assistant Professor

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE STUDENTS


  • ACHIEVEMENTS OF STUDENTS

  • ACTIVITIES FOCUSING ON EMPLOYABILITY/ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • Workshop on Bee Keeping
    • Workshop on Handmade Products from Cut Cocoons
    • A commercial sale on "Handmade products from shells" in Shell Mela during the Golden Jubilee Celebration of our College

  • ACTIVITIES SUPPORTING CURRICULAR ASPECTS
    • Guest lectures and Seminars by eminent resource persons are organized periodically .

  • ACTIVITIES SUPPORTING CO-CURRICULAR ASPECTS
    • Wildlife Week is celebrated every year in the first week of October to create awareness about the importance of animals and their conservation.
    • An Inter-collegiate competition was conducted on “Nurture our Nature” for the Golden Jubilee celebration (1967-2017) of our department.

  • ACTIVITIES FAVOURING SOCIAL SERVICES
    • Blood Group Identification Programme
    • Blood Donation Programme
    • Planting of Saplings
    • Rally on “Women’s Health” and “Contagious diseases”
    • Leprosy awareness and Survey Programmes
    • Awareness Programme on “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOD) and Women Health”

  • KNOWLEDGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES
    • Visited Rameshwaram, Mandapam, Thondi, Dhanushkodi Marthandam, Chennai and Kerala as field trip.
    • Paper presentation in National Seminars/Conferences
    • Participation in Workshop
    • Individual projects for P.G students during final semester
    • Financial assistance received from various funding agencies (TNSCST) for doing student projects

    Student NameProject TitleSupervisorPeriodFunding AgencyAmount Sanctioned
    S.Sridivya, III B.Sc., Zoology Economic outlook of Molluscan shells by making various products. Dr.M.Tamilselvi 2010-2011 Autonomy fund 5000/-
    T.Rajakumari, III B.Sc., Zoology Analysis of biochemical composition of a Tunicate, Microcosmus exasperates Mrs. R.Radhalakshmi 2010-2011 Autonomy fund 5000/-
    B.Maheswari, P.Muthumeena & C.Thangamuniyammal, II M.Sc., Zoology Utilization of the Marine, Biofouling, Exotic Tunicate Herdmania momus as Poultry Feed. Dr.M.Tamilselvi2016-2017 TNSCST Student Project 10,000/-

  • ACTIVITIES PROMOTING RESEARCH
    • Our faculty members have completed 4 Minor research projects.

    Student NameProject TitlePeriodFunding Agency Amount Sanctioned
    Dr.M.Tamilselvi Analysing the Food Value of Ascidians 2007-2009UGC30,000/-
    Feed formulation from exotic ascidians Didemnum psammathodes and Herdmania pallida 2011-2013UGC1,14,500/-
    Mrs.R. Radhalakshmi Role of Tunicates in Accumulating metals in Marine Environmental Analysis 2012-2014UGC80.000/-
    Dr. P. Veeramuthumari An Assessment of Trace elements, Minerals and Thyroid Hormones from tunicates in Tuticorin coastal area 2014-2016UGC2,16,887/-
    • Our staff members have published their research articles in reputed journals with impact factor, presented papers in Seminars and Conferences and published books with ISBN numbers and contributed chapters in the books.

    DETAILS OF BOOKS PUBLISHED AND CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

    Name of the facultyBook/Chapters in Edited VolumesYearISBN/ISSN No. of the ProceedingName of the Publisher
    Dr. M. Tamilselvi & Mrs. R.Radhalakshmi Environmental Studies2010-VVVC College Managing Board
    Dr.M.Tamilselvi Marine Ascidians- A Promisiong Resource for Pharmacologically Active Compounds” In. Marine pharmacognosis, Trends and Applications. 2012978-1-4398-9229-9 CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group publishers, USA
    Dr.M.Tamilselvi DNA bar coding – an expedient for marine biodiversity and taxonomy” IN . Research Craft, Lap. Lambert Publication I edition 2012978-3-659-00203-8 Lap. Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH &Co.,KG., Germany
    Dr.M.Tamilselvi Value Education 2014978-81-2342-722-5 New Century Book House(P) Ltd, Chennai
    Dr.M.Tamilselvi Uyirinap Pazhamozhiyil Ariviyal Unmai 2014 ISBN:978-81-2342-768-3 New Century Book House(P) Ltd, Chennai
    Dr.M.Tamilselvi Ascidians in Coastal water :A Comprehensive inventory of Ascidian Fauna from the Indian Coast 2016978-3-319-29117-8 ISBN 978-3-319-29118-5 (eBook) Springer International Publishing Switzerland
    Dr.M.Tamilselvi A Textbook on Apiculture 2017In Press Vijay Nicole Imprints Private Limited, Chennai
    Dr. P. VeeramuthumariIdentification of Genetic Markers Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in Graves' Hyperthyroidism in the Book “Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)”2012 ISBN: 978-953-51-0612-8 In Tech Publishers, China, Europe.

    DETAILS OF PAPER PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

    Name of the Faculty No.of Publications No.of Presentations
    Dr. (Mrs.) J.Rani 3-
    Dr. (Mrs.) M.Tamilselvi 203
    Mrs. R.Radhalakshmi 34
    Dr. (Mrs.) P.Veeramuthumari 716
    Dr. (Mrs.) P.Vijaya 612
    Dr.(Mrs) V.Amsha Devi 23
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Selvarani 127
    Total 5345