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Area of Specialization

Dr. M. Arumugam

Professor & Head

Invertebrate Immunobiology, Heavy metal regulation in higher invertebrates

Dr. H. Devaraj

Emeritus Professor (Biochemistry)

Cell surface Glycoproteins - Cancer Biology Crustacean - Molecular Endocrinology Nanotechnology

Dr. R. Ramani Bai


Copepod diversity,Water quality

Dr. N. Munuswamy


Larval nutrition, Cryobiology, Molecular taxonomy, Microbes & Aquaculture

Dr. P. Mullainadhan

Emeritus Professor

Cellular and Humoral Immunity in Arthropods and Molluscs

Dr. S. Janarthanan

Associate Professor


Dr. C. Arulvasu

Assistant Professor

Aquaculture Nutrition and Animal Tissue Culture

Dr. R. Manikandan

Assistant Professor

Molecular Biology, Natural biopolymers with biomedical applications

Dr. R. Shanthi

Assistant Professor


Dr. M. Jayakumar

Assistant Professor



  • Recognizing the research potential, UGC has accorded SAP-DRS status to this Department with a financial support of Rs. 37 lakhs (1995-2000) which has been subsequently extended with a grant of Rs. 49 lakhs for another 5 years (DRS-II phase -2000-2005)

  • In recognition of the research contribution in Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Government of India created Environmental Information System Node (EMCB-ENVIS) in this Department with a grant of Rs. 7.75 lakhs per annum to develop scientific database on Microorganisms and Environment Management, and to disseminate this information through web-enabled mechanisms.

  • In appreciation of the quality of teaching and research outputs in terms of generation of scientific manpower, UGC came forward with a grant of Rs. 59 lakhs under COSIST programme (2002-2007) to upgrade the post-graduate teaching and research facilities of this Department.

  • Recently, the Department of Science and Technology has sponsored the development of infrastructure of this Department with a financial support of Rs. 47 lakhs under DST-FIST programme (2003-2008).

  • The research activities in this Department have attracted funding from various governmental/non-governmental agencies in India (DST, DBT, CSIR, UGC, DOD, DOEn&F, DAE) as well as International funding agencies (European Economic Commission, Brussels, Belgium; International Foundation for Sciences, Sweden).

  • UGC approved this Department to take up teaching extension activity in Zoology under COSIP-ULP in 1979, involving curriculum development, preparation of laboratory manuals and text books, updating college laboratory, and establishment of a COSIP-library for Zoology teachers.


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