A warm welcome  to Zoology Department

The Department was established in 1963 as a centre of Kerala University and became a Departmentof Calicut University in 1968. The Department currently offers M.Sc. (CCSS), M. Phil. and Ph.D.programmes. M. Sc. students specialize in various aspects of General and Applied Entomology.Research groups include Entomology,Endocrinology, Acarology, Biosphere Ecology, Biochemistry,Biopesticides, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology. The Department faculties haveproduced nearly 150 Ph. D.s and published more than a thousand of research papers.

Thrust Areas
Entomology, Endocrinology, Acarology, Biosphere Ecology, Developmental Biology,Biochemistry, Biopesticides, Reproductive Toxicology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology


The Department aims quality in teaching and research to promote the generation of improved human resources in the areas of classical and modern biological sciences.

Highlights of the Department

Calicut University Zoology Association (CUZA)
Functioning since 1999 provides an arena for students and faculty to arrange co-curricular andextracurricular activities. Seminars, workshops, field study tours, extension activities, culturalperformance etc are arranged every year.

Alumni Association
Founded in 2001, tries to bring the alumni working in various institutions in and outside countrytogether, to share their golden memories and achievements.

Parent Teacher Association
Works for the welfare of the students.
Prof. K. J. Joseph Endowment Award
Instituted in 1987, in honor of the founder Professor & Head of the Department, Professor K.J.Joseph, honors the best outgoing student of the Department every year with a cash prize and acitation. The function also includes an invited talk in the field of Entomology.

Contact Us

Department of Zoology
University of Calicut
Thenhipalam PO
Malappuram - 673635