Zoology is the branch of biology, which devoted to the study of animal life. It covers the area ranging from the structure of organism to the sub-cellular unit of life. Zoology today is as diverse as the animal kingdom it studies. There are many sub-disciplines of Zoology like, Ecology, Ethology, Palentology, Evolution, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Herpetology, Entomology, and Ornithology etc.

Dept. of Zoology was established in the year 2017-18. The department offers courses in Undergraduate (+3 science) Honours with 32 seats and Generic elective comprising 6 semesters. Selection of students on the basis of merit which is executed through e-admission process of DHE, GOVT. of Odisha.

The Department has its own well-equipped laboratory. Our Zoological museum is one of CNCB’s major attractions. The museum contains the diversity of animal life, from sponges to mammals. The department conducts seminars and workshops at regular interval. The students also get chance to interact with zoologists of different universities. Our department organizes study tour to different places of zoological importance. The department also sends the students to various renowned institutions to attend seminars, workshops and conferences. Along with practical works, scientific writing methods are also taught to the students. Several research oriented training programs like snake rescue, trap installation techniques, entomological study, specimen preservation methods, fish breeding and culture, Pearl culture, bacterial disease diagnosis, probiotics development, antibody production, development of diagnostic kits are taught to the students. Our department has a great potential to educate young minds as highly employable job seekers or job providers.

Research projects:

1. High density recirculatory aquaculture with almost zero emission using circular economic model. 2. Outpond raceway system of grow out fish culture. 3. Commercial Mint aquaponics 4. Insects and bacteria associated with green gram production system and their engineering for green gram production.
5. Culture, breeding and commercial grow out of local indigenous fishes such as Clarias batrachus and Heteropneustis fossilis.
6. Development of indigenous Magur-Mola-Pearl culture system and study of its socioeconomic impact and nutritional security in rural farmers household.
7. Native ichthyofauna study of different water bodies towards their conservation.
8. Impact of ornamental fish culture on socioeconomic development of rural population.
9. Impact of local herbal extracts on fish disease prevention, control and their commercial potential.