ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department started functioning in the year 1999. The department offers courses in B. Sc Zoology. The CBCSS was introduced for UG in the year 2010.The complementary subjects for B.Sc. Zoology are Botany and Chemistry. The open Course offered by the department is Human Health and Sex education.

Faculty

Dr. D. Sheela Devi (Assistant Professor & HOD)
Name Dr. D. Sheela Devi
Designation Assistant Professor & HOD
Qualification Summary M.Sc, M.Phil., PhD
Education  
PhD Zoology University of Kerala, 1997
M.Sc. Zoology University of Kerala,1985
M.Phil Zoology University of Kerala,1988
Employment History
  • Govt. College, Madappally, Badagara, Calicut University (1994- 1996)
  • NSS College, Manjeri (Oct 2004 – Jan 2010)
  • NSS College, Cherthala (Feb 2010 – May 2013)
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (June 2013-till date)
Research Summary
Topic Entomology
Title: Sources of neuropeptides in some insect pests
Research Interests
  • Insect Endocrinology
Research Publications
  • Sheela Devi. D & N R Prabhoo (1990): Studies on food and feeding habits , and feeding mechanism in the millipede Jonespeltissplendidus in captivity. Uttar Pradesh J. Zool (10). 1. 48-56
  • D. Muraleedharan & D S Devi (1992) Endocrine manipulations as an insect pest management strategy. Agricultural Zool. Reviews (5). 253-272. Intercept Ltd. England.
  • Devi D S & N R Prabhoo (1995): Biology of gall forming psyllid Pauropsyllatuberculata Homoptera. J. Ecobiol. 7(1) 75-77.
  • Devi D S & D .Muraleedharan (1998): Mac- positive peptidergic neurons in the red cotton bug Dysdercuscingulatus. Fabr. (Heteroptera ..Pyrrhocoridae. Entomon 23(1) 17-21.
  • D. Muraleedharan & D S Devi (1999) Isolation and immunochemical characterization of neuropeptides from the midgut of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsadecemlineata, J. Bio Science 24. 185-191
  • Devi D S (2011) Bio-ecology of Aedesalbopictus (skuse) in rural and urban areas of Alappuzha Dist. Millenium Zoology (12) 38-43
  • Devi D S & D. Muraleedharan (2011). Immunocytochemical localization of glucagon, somatostatin, and adipokinetic hormone –like immunoreactive secretory neurons in castor semilooper Achaea janata Linn.(Lepidoptera.: Noctiudae) Entomon.(36). 155-163.
  • Devi D S, Rajendran. R & M. Somasekharan Pillai (2012): Diversity of Aedes larval habitats in rural and urban areas of Malappuram Dist; Entomon 37 (1-4) 31-39.
Administrative responsibilities
  • Member of College Council, PTA Executive, Planning forum, Discipline Committee.
Academic Positions
  • Chief examiner for B.Sc. theory papers
  • External Examiner for B.Sc. practicals.
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Dr. Lekshmy. S (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. Lekshmy. S
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., M.Phil, PhD
Education  
PhD Zoology University of Kerala, 2014
M.Sc. Aquatic Biology and Fisheries University of Kerala, 1992
M.Phil Aquatic Biology and Fisheries University of Kerala, 1993
Employment History
  • N.S.S. College, Nilamel (June 2010 – May 2015)
  • M.M.N.S.S. College, Kottiyam (June 2015 – till date)
Research Summary
Topic Physiology and biochemistry
Title: Iron utilization by the haematopoietic tissues of air-breathing fish (Anabas testudineus Bloch)
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Research Publications
  • Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, 2014, 2, 303-307
Administrative responsibilities
  • Convener, CLMC, 2016
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Dr. Sreeja V (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. Sreeja V
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc, B.Ed, PhD
Education  
PhD Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, 2014
M.Sc. Zoology, University of Kerala, 2006
B.Ed University of Kerala, 2007
Employment History
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (December 2015 - till date)
Research Summary
Topic Taxonomy (Zoology)
Title: Taxonomy and Diversity of Cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) of Kerala coast.
Research Interests
  • Octopus taxonomy
Research Publications
  • V. Sreeja., A. Biju Kumar and Mark D. Norman (2012). First report of Amphioctopus neglectus (Nateewathana and Norman, 1999) and A. rex (Nateewathana and Norman, 1999) (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) from the Indian coast. Journal of Molluscan Research, 32(1): 43–49. (ISSN 1323-5818)
  • Sreeja, V., K. Anushma and A. Biju Kumar, A. (2012). Embryonic development of Amphioctopus marginatus (Taki) (Mollusca: Octopodidae) in captivity. Journal of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries,1 (1 & 2): 188-193. (ISSN 2321-340X).
  • Sreeja, V. and A. Biju Kumar (2013). Cephalopod Resources of India: Diversity, Status and Utilization. Science Chronicle, 2 (1&2): 168-174. (ISSN: 2319-6955).
  • Sreeja, V. and A. Biju Kumar (2013). Ethological studies of the Veined Octopus Amphioctopus marginatus (Taki) (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) in captivity, Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5(10): 4492–4497; http: //dx.doi.org/ 10.11609/ JoTT.o3256.4492-7.
  • V. Sreeja. and M. G. Sanalkumar (2015). Haematological effect of Methyl parathion and Neem leaf extract on Rana hexadactyla Lesson. Science Chronicle, 4 (1 & 2): 39–48. (ISSN: 2319-6955).
  • V. Sreeja., Mark D. Norman; A. Biju Kumar (2015).A new species of pouched octopus, Cistopus Gray, 1849 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from the southwest coast of India Zootaxa 4058 (2): 244–256 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4058.2.6.
  • V. Sreeja., A. Biju Kumar and Mark D. Norman (2015). First report of Cistopus taiwanicus liao and lu, 2009 (cephalopoda: octopodidae) from the indian coast. Journal of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries | Vol. 3 | 2015 | pp. 43-49 ISSN 2321–340X.
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  • Sreeja, V. and Biju Kumar, A. (2012). Taxonomy and diversity of Octopuses (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) along the Kerala coast, India. In: Biodiversity Documentation and Taxonomy, (A. Biju Kumar, M. P. Nayar, R. V. Varma and C. K. Peethambaran, Eds.), Narendra Publishing House, Delhi, pp. 329-333.
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  • Biju Kumar, A., Achuthsankar S. Nair and V. Sreeja (2011). Spotlight on Paul and Bad Light on Science!. Biolixir, 1: 20-22.
Administrative responsibilities
  • Member of IQAC
  • Convener, Research Cell
  • Convener, Quiz club
  • Convener, Bhoomithrasena Club
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Awards & Honors
  • Principal’s Award (2006) (N. S. S. College, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta)
  • Second Rank in M.Sc Zoology (2006) University examination
  • Discovery of new species of octopus (Cistopus platinoidus) from the Kerala coast
  • FLAIR member (NewInitiatives in Higher Education, Government of Kerala)
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