Pune District Education Association's
ANNASAHEB WAGHIRE COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMERCE AND SCIENCE
OTUR , PUNE 412409 .
Estd. _____ | Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University |Best College Award, SPPU.

Welcome To Zoology Department


About Department

Department of Zoology of PDEA?s Annasaheb Waghire Arts, Science & Commerce College, Otur Tal-Junnar Dist-Pune was established in the year 1970. The progress of the department has been commendable and within a span of 50 years we have successfully Running the undergraduate Program B.Sc.(FY, SY) in Zoology affiliated to the esteemed Savitribai phule Pune University,Pune. The Department caters education in both classical and applied aspects of the subject. The department is headed by Dr. V.D. JadhavThe department faculty has successfully completed various research projects (Funded by UGC and BCUD). The department is supported by DST FIST. To fulfill the regional needs the department has started a Short Term course in Wild Life conservation. People often comment on the friendly and academic ambience in the department and we prize that aspect of our environment.  We aim to provide a supportive and open atmosphere for everyone who works here, staff, students and visitors alike. We value all members of the Department and are working hard to enhance quality of education.

Name of Programme                     

B.Sc. Zoology(Up to S.Y.B.Sc)

Duration                                         

 Semester Pattern

Syallabus                                       

F.Y.B.Sc., S.Y.B.Sc.


Mission

The holistic development of the student and make them able to contribute effectively for their welfare and society in this dynamic era.

Vision

Theme - Aspire, Hard work & achieve the goal.

Provide inexpensive educational services, sound education in basic science, inspire to all the section of society to get expertise /skills in biological sciences.

To develop research aptitude and a scientific advancement.

Inculcate high values through a liberal education and also to provide platform to have non-formal educational services.

To bring about an awareness regarding nature and biodiversity and help to solve different problems to establish sound and peaceful environment and life for community and society.

Provide a broad range of transformed society through the empowerment of youth.

Reinvent ourselves in response to the changing demands of society with high moral values as a good citizen and inculcate high values through a liberal education.

Provide a broad range of non-formal educational services too.

Facilities

List of research equipments procured through various funding agencies

1. pH meter (1)

2. Hot plates (1)

3. Gel electrophoresis units (vertical and horizontal) (1)

Teaching Methods

Lecture Methods                                                                                                     

There will be three lectures per week for each F.Y. B.Sc. course and three lectures per week for S.Y. B.Sc. Total Duration for per lecture is 48 minutes..

Laboratory Work                                                                                                    

There are practical course assigned to each year of study. First year and second year undergraduate will have one practical course. During practical work student will perform only one practical per week for each practical course. The duration of practical session is 5 hours.

In addition to the practical prescribed in the curriculum, additional practical are conducted for all undergraduate students.

Project work

The advance learners of the undergraduate programme are also given mini projects on topics in basics zoology.

ICT in Zoology Teaching                                                                                        

The department has LCD projector in addition to desktops, laptop and internet connection.

Various ICT methods are used for teaching purpose:

PowerPoint presentations

Animation videos

YouTube videos etc.

Video lectures on different concepts in zoology are shown to students during practical session. Videos of animal dissection demonstrations are shown to the students.

Undergraduate lecture links                                                                                           

Zoom App lecture facility is used by the faculty. Students are enrolled in the Zoom App. course syallabus, Teaching-learning material, PowerPoint presentations are shared through Zoom App.. Students also share their work through whatsApp and ZoomApp.

Link: Zoom App lecture link for S.Y.B.Sc.                                                               

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2361685951?pwd=WW1LcGJubEQ1aU44eUFHQU01TDlBUT09

Link:  Zoom App lecture link for F.Y.B.Sc.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2361685951?pwd=WW1LcGJubEQ1aU44eUFHQU01TDlBUT09

Experiential Learning

Field Visit are arrangerd for students to various water bodies and bio-diversity areas for learning collection and preservation methods of organism.

Visits to various National Educational and Research Institutes are organised by the Department for students to know more about the recent trends in the field of Zoology and Life Sciences. Students are encouraged to participate in the preparing and maintain of vermicomposting on college campus.

 Collaborative Learning

Eminent faculties from various institutes and organizations are invited to deliver lectures and organize classes for different courses:

  • Beekeeping
  • Vermiculture
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques

Participative Learning

The department conducts various participative learning methodology for the holistic development of the students. These activities based learning mode involves,

  • Group discussion on various syllabus related topics.
  • Debate on relevant topics like ban on dissection, use of social media in learning etc.
  • Seminar and extempore for presentation of topics from syllabus
  • Quiz on life sciences, zoology, environmental sustainability, animals and nature
  • Students who are experienced Snake Catcher, deliver lecture on snake, snakebite, identification of snakes etc.

    Lecture Methods                                                                                                     

    There will be three lectures per week for each F.Y. B.Sc. course and three lectures per week for S.Y. B.Sc. Total Duration for per lecture is 48 minutes..

    Laboratory Work                                                                                                    

    There are practical course assigned to each year of study. First year and second year undergraduate will have one practical course. During practical work student will perform only one practical per week for each practical course. The duration of practical session is 5 hours.

    In addition to the practical prescribed in the curriculum, additional practical are conducted for all undergraduate students.

    Project work

    The advance learners of the undergraduate programme are also given mini projects on topics in basics zoology.

    ICT in Zoology Teaching                                                                                        

    The department has LCD projector in addition to desktops, laptop and internet connection.

    Various ICT methods are used for teaching purpose:

    PowerPoint presentations

    Animation videos

    YouTube videos etc.

    Video lectures on different concepts in zoology are shown to students during practical session. Videos of animal dissection demonstrations are shown to the students.

    Undergraduate lecture links                                                                                           

    Zoom App lecture facility is used by the faculty. Students are enrolled in the Zoom App. course syallabus, Teaching-learning material, PowerPoint presentations are shared through Zoom App.. Students also share their work through whatsApp and ZoomApp.

    Link: Zoom App lecture link for S.Y.B.Sc.                                                               

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2361685951?pwd=WW1LcGJubEQ1aU44eUFHQU01TDlBUT09

    Link:  Zoom App lecture link for F.Y.B.Sc.

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2361685951?pwd=WW1LcGJubEQ1aU44eUFHQU01TDlBUT09

    Experiential Learning

    Field Visit are arrangerd for students to various water bodies and bio-diversity areas for learning collection and preservation methods of organism.

    Visits to various National Educational and Research Institutes are organised by the Department for students to know more about the recent trends in the field of Zoology and Life Sciences. Students are encouraged to participate in the preparing and maintain of vermicomposting on college campus.

     Collaborative Learning

    Eminent faculties from various institutes and organizations are invited to deliver lectures and organize classes for different courses:

    • Beekeeping
    • Vermiculture
    • Medical Laboratory Techniques

    Participative Learning

    The department conducts various participative learning methodology for the holistic development of the students. These activities based learning mode involves,

    • Group discussion on various syllabus related topics.
    • Debate on relevant topics like ban on dissection, use of social media in learning etc.
    • Seminar and extempore for presentation of topics from syllabus
    • Quiz on life sciences, zoology, environmental sustainability, animals and nature
    • Students who are experienced Snake Catcher, deliver lecture on snake, snakebite, identification of snakes etc.

Curricular and Co- curriculur Activities

Major Activities:-

  • Organized educational visits to IISER-Pune.
  • Organized Environmental Awareness Rally in nearby areas on regular basis.
  • Organized one day Workshop on Beekeeping.
  • Organized lecture series by scientist from ZSI (Zoology Survey of India).
  • Organized Science Exhibition on 12th December every year.
  • Organized Students Visits to Various educational and Research Institutes.
  • Organized Guest Lectures of various Eminent Scientists from Various Research Institutes for UG Students.
  • Participation in village survey each year through the NSS camp activity.
  • Organized annual health check-up of college students.

Mentor System

Mentor System is well developed and successfully run by the department. All the faculty members are assigned students and they do take care of their curricular and curricular performances.