Department of Zoology

A good number of ranks were secured by our students in the University Exams. 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, Dr. N S Jayalekshmi. They are all remembered in reverence by the department.

Vision & Mission :

Instruct, Influence, Inspire the women who are the future of the Nation. Generate students of global standards, well versed with recent trends in life sciences. To develop internationally competent students to cater the needs of Modern biological world. To develop students who are capable of building a nation based on indigenous culture, heritage and values. To uphold the security and dignity of womanhoods by adopting various programs. To create a student community who always value the life on earth by protecting nature and environment sustainable way.

Teaching Staff:
T. Saheela Devi,HOD, Associate Professor Dr.S.Thara, Assistant Professor Dr. Premeela M, Assistant Professor Dr. R Ashadevi, Assistant Professor
Non Teaching Staff:

Hari Kumaran Nair – Lab Assistant

Departmental Activities:

Interactive Sessions with Eminent Scientists

Extension Activities-

  • Umbrella making
  • Survey and awareness on PCOD
  • Thyroid Detection Camp
  • Safe water campaign
  • Mosquito Eradication Campaign
Science Exhibitions Research Institute Visit Green Audit-Biodiversity Register

• 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

Installation of Biogas plant in the premises of the college to manage the organic waste generated in the campus as part of National Environment Awareness Campaign (2012)

UGC Sponsored State level Seminar- Vector control and Infectious diseases (2015 February)

Introduction of short term Certificate course - Vermicomposting – A bioremediation for clean and green environment. (2015-16)


Anju .A.S.IV Semester student Participated the National Integration Camp at Rajasthan NCC- Air Wing (2016)

Released Eight manuscript magazines by students.

Major achievements of the students
  1. First Rank in University Examination 2013- Saranya Sakthidhran (95.25%)
  2. First Rank in University Examination 2016 Anupama Sekhar (96%)
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Photos of Rank Holders

Saranya Sakthidharan(2013)

Anupama Sekhar (2016)

  • T Saheela Devi
    • Designation : Associate Professor

    • Qualification: M.Sc., M. Phil.

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    • 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

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    • 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.

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    • Teaching Experience : 13 years of exp
    • Research Experience : 7 years Of Exp
    • No. of Workshops Attended: 7
    • No. of Seminars Attended : 5
    • National Presentation : 1
    • 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
    • Convener -Birds Club International
  • Dr.R.Ashadevi
    • Designation :Assistant Professor

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

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    • 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)

UGC sponsored State level

Shorterm course

Biogas Plant