The department was established on 20 June 1946 and now offers B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses in Zoology. The department is an approved research centre of the University of Kerala and has research guides supervising research scholars. The department successfully offered a UGC aided vocational course in B. Sc. Biotechnology during 1998-2003. The department receives financial support from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, UGC, KSCSTE, Government of Kerala and other premier funding agencies for research. The contributions of the department to research in Atherosclerosis and the scientific as well as commercial utilization of Water Hyacinth have already been widely acclaimed. The areas of specialization are: (1)Microbiology and Fermentation (2) Atherosclerosis (3) Environmental Biology (4)  Biotechnology (5)  Biochemistry (6) Entomology


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