The Department of Zoology is a constituent entity of the Faculty of Science, Government College Chowari. Since its inception in 1994, it has been the foremost centre for learning in all aspects of Animal Sciences in Bhattiyat region of Dist. Chamba. The teaching efforts in the department was tailored to train students leading them to a B.Sc. degree. Our mission is to provide students with an unparallel learning experience in a supportive and caring milieu by being facilitators to connect knowledge with the field application. The Departmental laboratories include – a wet laboratory having equipments such as Digital Weighing Balance, pH Meter, Compound Microscopes, Binocular Microscope, Water Bath, Electrophoresis Units, Power Pack, Shaker, Centrifuge, Hot Air Oven, and Incubator etc. Further, we shall be extremely happy to provide further information on any subject related to our department.



Faculty : Dr. Manoj Kumar

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification ; M.Sc., PhD, Post Doc.

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Dr. Manoj Kumar joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, Govt Collee Chowari in April 2017. He completed his Ph.D. on the topic “Evaluation of white tea and green tea against benzo(a)pyrene induced oxidative stress and genotoxicity.” from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He further persued Post doctoral research in the Department of Biophysics Panjab University.

Courses offered 

Name of Course B.Sc. ZOOLOGY
Duration 3 years
Seats As per HP University norms
Fees As per HP University norms
Eligibility 10+2 with PCB



Detail of courses for B.Sc. Zoology

Courses B.Sc. 1st Year B.Sc. 2nd Year B.Sc. 3rd Year










DSC IA : Animal Diversity



DSC IB : Comparative Anatomy and Development Biology of Vertebrates





DSC IC: Physiology and Biochemistry


DSC ID: Genetics and Evolutionary Biology ZOOL 202 TH

DSE 1: Applied Zoology

ZOOL 301 (A)TH


Animal Biotechnology

ZOOL 301 (B)TH                      OR

Aquatic Biology

ZOOL 301 (C) TH

DSE 2. Insect, Vector and Diseases ZOOL 302(A) TH



ZOOL 302(B) TH:


Reproductive Biology

ZOOL 302 (C) TH


Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses

1. Environmental Sciences

2. English/Hindi/SKT



Skill Enhancement Courses

1.Medical Diagnosis







4.Aquarium Fish Keeping

ZOOL 304 (A) TH            OR

Research Methodology

ZOOL 304 (B) TH

Animal Diversity

Code : ZOOL 101:

  • To educate students about different levels of biological diversity, the basic characteristic features and classification of different phyla including both invertebrates and vertebrates and the evolutionary links between them.
  • To impart knowledge regarding unique features of various phyla such as Canal system, polymorphism, metamerism, torsion, water vascular system etc.
  • To introduce students to parasitic adaptations and life history, mode of transmission and pathogenecity of important parasitism, parasites.
  • To acquaint students to the concepts of osmoregulation in fishes and parental care in mammals, as well as educate them to differentiate between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes.

Comparative Anatomy and Developmental Biology of Vertebrates

Code : ZOOL 102:

  • To provide knowledge regarding the comparative anatomy among the vertebrates.
  • To impart in depth understanding about the evolutionary history of visceral arches, heart, aortic arches and urinogenital ducts among the vertebrates.
  • To introduce students to the fundamentals of developmental biology including the concepts of gametogenesis, vitellogenesis, external and internal fertilization and control of development.
  • To provoke the curiosity among the students towards the early development of embryo in frog and mammals and equip them with the knowledge of egg maturation, patterns of cleavage, formation of blastula and gastrula and the fate map of three germinal layers.
  • To educate students about the implantation of embryo in human along with the types of placenta in mammals.

Physiology and Biochemistry

Code : ZOOL 201: TH

  • To provoke the curiosity among the students towards the early development of embryo in frog and mammals and equip them with the knowledge of egg maturation, patterns of cleavage, formation of blastula and gastrula and the fate map of three germinal layers.
  • To educate students about the implantation of embryo in human along with the types of placenta in mammals.



Code: ZOOL 201 TH

  • To educate students about the structure of skeletal muscle and neuron along with the origin and propagation action potential and the molecular as well as chemical basis of muscle contraction.
  • To impart knowledge regarding the working physiology of various fundamental systems of human body including digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and excretory systems.
  • To arouse the curiosity among students about the control and coordination of endocrine glands and reproduction in humans.
  • To educate students regarding the working of metabolic pathways of macromolecules in human body and the role of enzymes in inhibition and regulation of these pathways.



Code: ZOOL 202 TH

  • To make them understand Mendel’s principle, its extension and chromosomal basis.
  • To impart knowledge regarding the chromosomal & gene mutations and their types.
  • To develop the concept of linkage, crossing over and chromosomal mapping and chromosomal mechanisms in sex determination.
  • To enhance their curiosity about the major events in history of life and the theories & evidences given by various scientists in support of evolution.
  • To explain the species concept and modes of speciation and to make them understand the macro-evolutionary principles and causes of mass extinction.



Code: ZOOL 203 TH

  • To introduce students to medical diagnostics, its importance and terminology used.
  • To develop the concept of infectious and non-infectious diseases, their causes, symptoms, diagnosis and preventive measures.
  • To make them capable to differentiate between infectious and non-infectious diseases and spread awareness regarding the importance of diagnosis in treating these diseases.
  • To impart knowledge regarding tumors and its types, detection and metastasis.



Code : ZOOL 204 TH

  • To provide knowledge about the history, classification and biology of Honey Bees and products of apiculture industry and its Uses
  • To educate them about artificial Bee rearing, Beehives, selection of Bees for apiculture and the methods of extraction of honey.
  • To describe students about Bee diseases and enemies as well as the control and preventive measures.
  • To introduce students to Bee keeping industry and modern methods employed in artificial Beehives for cross pollination in horticulture gardens.



Code: ZOOL 303 TH

  • To introduce students to sericulture, its history and present status.
  • To educate students about the types of silkworm, life cycle of Bombyx mori and the secretion of silk through silk glands.
  • To impart knowledge about the requirements for establishment of sericulture industry, its process including mulberry cultivation, silkworm rearing technology, and the process of storage and spinning of cocoons.
  • To acquaint students to the pests of silkworm, pathogenic diseases, their control and prevention.
  • To create awareness among the students about the prospects of sericulture industry, employment and it’s potential.



Code: ZOOL 304 (A) TH

  • To introduce students to aquarium fish keeping, explain them the biology of aquarium fishes
  • To impart students with the ability to identify various marine and freshwater aquarium fishes.
  • To educate them about the general maintenance of aquarium, process of formulating fish feed, techniques of transportation of live fish and the precautions taken.
  • To provide knowledge about the budget for setting up an aquarium fish farm and the potential scope of Aquarium fish industry as a Cottage industry.



Code: ZOOL 304 (B) TH

  • To familiarize students with foundations of research, its types and important concepts related to research designs.
  • To enable students to identify a research problem, determine experimental and sample designs.
  • To impart knowledge on methods of data collection and presentation using digital technology.
  • To develop data analysis skills and interpretation of data to solve the research problem and
  • To enable students to develop skills of technical report and thesis writing.
  • To develop an understanding of the ethical issues conducting applied research, intellectual property rights, copy right, Plagiarism, commercialization and patent law.

Discipline Specific Elective



Code : ZOOL 301 (A) TH

  • To familiarize students with host parasite relationships and transmission, prevention and control measures of various diseases.
  • To explain the life histories of pathogenic protozoa and helminthes to enable students to identify a cause of infections and preventive measures to avoid spread of diseases.
  • To impart knowledge on biology and control of insects of economical and medical importance.
  • To familiarize students with concept of animal husbandry, genetic improvements in aquaculture industry and principles of poultry farming, management of breeding stocks, processing and preservation of eggs.


Code: ZOOL 301(B) TH

  • To introduce students to concept and scope of biotechnology.
  • To provide knowledge based upon molecular techniques including cloning vectors, restriction enzymes, construction of genomic and cDNA, DNA sequencing and other  related techniques used in Gene manipulation.
  • To familiarize students with methods of production of transgenic animals and plants and their applications in pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
  • To enable them to understand molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases and the scope of recombinant DNA in medicines.
  • To develop the skills of isolation of genomic and Plasmid DNA form coli and construction of circular and linear restriction map from the provided data.



Code: ZOOL 301 (C) TH

  • To familiarize students with various aquatic biomes and origin, classification and physic-chemical characteristics of freshwater ecosystems with special reference to lakes and streams.
  • To provide knowledge regarding salinity and density of Sea water, Continental shelf, Adaptations of deep sea organisms.
  • To enable students to understand causes of aquatic pollution, management & conservation and sewage treatment.
  • To enable the students to identify the important macrophytes, phytoplanktons and zooplanktons present in a lake ecosystem.
  • To develop the ability to determine the quality of water collected from any water body.



Code : ZOOL 302(A) TH

  • To acquaint students with general features of insects and enable them to identify insects on the basis of morphological features such as types of antennae and mouth parts with respect to feeding habits.
  • To impart knowledge regarding mosquito-borne diseases, the life cycle of vectors, mode of infection and control measures.
  • To enable students to understand causes of flea-borne diseases and the control measures.
  • To explain louse-borne diseases, their control measures and bugs as insect vectors.



Code  : ZOOL 302(B) TH

  • To provide students with knowledge of basic fundamentals of immunological processes and to promote the ability to trace the immunological history of a disease.
  • To impart knowledge regarding the importance of innate and adaptive immunity and difference between them.
  • To educate students regarding the crucial role of B and T cells and complement system in immune system.
  • To provide knowledge regarding Structure, classes and function of antibodies, monoclonal antibodies, antigen antibody interactions as tools for research and diagnosis.



Code: ZOOL 302(C) TH

 To familiarize students with fundamentals of reproductive endocrinology including the development of reproductive system in an embryo and the mechanism of sex determination.

  • To impart knowledge regarding anatomy of male reproductive system, process of spermatogenesis and its hormonal regulation.
  • To educate students about the anatomy of female reproductive system, process of oogenesis, interaction of oocyte with follicles and hormonal regulation of oogenesis.
  • To provide knowledge regarding the reproductive cycles in rat and human and their regulation, the process of fertilization, implantation, pregnancy and mechanism of parturition with its hormonal regulation.
  • To educate students about causes and diagnosis of male and female infertility.
  • To create awareness among the students regarding Assisted Reproductive Technology and modern contraceptive technologies.


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  1. Due to COVID19 pandemic all the practical examination for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year has been suspended till further order. 

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