Department of Zoology

The department of zoology is one of the founding departments of the H.H.M.S.P.B.N.S.S College for women, Thiruvananthapuram. The college, affiliated to the Kerala University started functioning at Perunthanni in 1950, as a second grade college and was upgraded in 1957. In 1971, the college was shifted to the present campus at Neeramankara, a bordering village of Thiruvananthapuram city. In 1978, the department of zoology could start the B.Sc degree course with Botany and Chemistry as subsidiary subjects. Right from its inception, the department has rated very high in academic qualities. Today, it has successfully completed sixty three years of meritorious service in the field of science education. The department, as a subunit of the college strives to fulfill the long cherished ambitions of the founder of the Nair Service Society, Acharya Shri Mannathu Padmanabhan, for this institution to attain a place among the best institution

Among the great teachers who were instrumental in organizing the department of Zoology and raising it to its present position are the eminent professors- Smt. G. Bhanumathy Amma, K.G. Sumangala Devi, G. Santha Kumari Amma, S. Leelavathi Amma ,T.G. Vijayalekshmi Devi, P.K. Savithri Pillai, K.K. Sreedevi Amma and L. Saraswathy Amma. They are all remembered in reverence by the department.

Teaching Staff:

Prof. T Saheela Devi M.Sc. M.Phil. HOD
Prof. S. Thara M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. M Premeela M.Phil Ph.D
Dr.R Asha Devi M.phil, NET, Ph.D
Ms. Raji Nair Msc

Non Teaching Staff:

Hari Kumaran Nair – Lab Assistant
S. Prasanna kumar – Lab Assistant

Departmental Activities:

• World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5th and Dr. M S Rajendran Nair, Associate Professor, Dept. of Zoology, M G College, Thiruvananthapuram, delivered a talk on ‘Solid Waste Management’

• Zoology Association was inaugurated by Dr Lakshmi S, Asst. Professor, Molecular Medicine, Regional Cancer Centre, and Thiruvananthapuram. She delivered a talk on ‘Understanding Cancer’

• The final year students are taken to different institutes for study purpose each year. During 2013 they visited CMFRI, Kochi, CUSAT, NCAAH etc

Rank Holders
Name of the Student Year Position held
Gayathri V 2009 3rd Rank
Revathy P K 2010 2nd Rank
Saranya Sakthidharan 2013 1st Rank
Major achievements of the students
Sl. No Name of the student Class Achievement
1 Aneesha S B.Sc III 3rd prize in Green Quizard conducted by NIIST 2013
2 Anju S M B.Sc III Participated in Ball Badminton State Meet
3 Athira Nair P R B.Sc III 3rd prize in Green Quizard conducted by NIIST 2013
1st prize in discuss throw and 2nd prize in shot put in College Sports Meet
4 Vijitha V S B.Sc III Participated in Ball Badminton State Meet
Participated in State and National level NCC Camps
5 Shyamini V B.Sc III Participated in musical event in memory of K Raghavan organised by Forum of Arts and Cultural Events
6 Nandhitha Chandran B.Sc III Completed Hindi Prachar Sabha Examination
  • T Saheela Devi
    • Designation : Associate Professor

    • Qualification: M.Sc., M. Phil.

    • Email id :

    • Phone : 8129194265

    • Teaching Experience : 27 years of exp
    • Research Experience : 6 years Of Exp
    • No. of Workshops Attended: 2
    • No. of Seminars Attended : 4
    • No. of Paper Published : 6
    • No. of Books Published : 2
    • Co-ordinator of the Student Support Program
    • Member of Women’s Study Cell
  • Dr.S.Thara
    • Designation : Associate Professor

    • Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D

    • Email id :

    • Phone : 9495482112

    • Teaching Experience : 12 years of exp
    • Research Experience : 6 years Of Exp
    • No. of Seminars Attended : 17
    • Orientation Course: From 09-11-2007 to 06-12-2007
    • Refresher Course : From 19-07-2011 to 08-08-2013
    • Short Term Course : From 20-03-2017 to 26-03-2017
    • State / National / Inter national Papers Published - 8
    • Minor Research Project : 1
    • Title : Screening indigenous plants for antilarval activity against Aedes
  • Dr. Premeela M
    • Designation :Assistant Professor

    • Qualifications : M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.

    • Email id :
    • Phone : 9447817179

    • Teaching Experience : 13 years of exp
    • Research Experience : 7 years Of Exp
    • No. of Workshops Attended: 2
    • No. of Seminars Attended : 5
    • No. of Books Published : 1
    • Co-ordinator of the Extension Activity at HHMSPB NSS College for Women, TrivandrumLife – Member of ENTOMON
    • CSIR Research Fellowship, 1992
  • Dr.R.Ashadevi
    • Designation :Assistant Professor

    • Qualifications : M.Sc., M.Phil., N.E.T., B.Ed., Ph.D

    • Email id :

    • Phone : 9496747929

    • Experience : Seven Years of exp
    • Research Experience : 7 years Of Exp
    • Papers Published: National / International: 9
    • Books published / co authored with ISBN No : 3
    • Papers presented national / International: 5
    • Details’ of training or workshop attended: 4
    • Administrative experience: 7 years (Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala)
    • Research guide under the University of Kerala, in the faculty of Science. Number of students Registered: 1
    • Area of specialization: Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology and Fisheries.
    • : Reviewer of the Indian journal of fisheries, published by Central Marine fisheries research institute, Kochi.( NAAS impact facor-6.1)