Department of Zoology
Since its inception in 1973, Zoology department of the Institute has been at the forefront of zoological studies at the Dr R.M.L. Avadh University Faizabad. The department started scaling heights under eminent zoologists – Dr K B Singh and Dr. H. H. Singh from BHU Varanasi and Dr. V. K. Das from Gorakhpur University. By 1979-80, the effort of veteran trio resulted in conferment of grant in aid PG status to the department with three specializations – Fish & Fisheries, Entomology and Endocrinology & Reproductive biology. Research activities of the department got a boost with the return of Dr H H Singh from Czechoslovakia after one year research project with world renowned entomologist.
The teaching and research environment of the department got academic fillip with entry of Ms Kamlesh Rani, Dr N N Singh and Dr. Arvind Singh. Many pass outs of the department cleared CSIR/UGC Net Exam and became part of research labs and Universities in India and abroad and several of them are adoring labs and organisations of world repute. The department has produced over twenty five University gold medallists in the subject.
The faculty at the department is also actively engaged in research activities and so far twenty research scholars have been awarded Ph. D. under their supervision. The department is recognized as research centre in the fields of toxicology and histopathology, endocrinology, entomology and population genetics and biodiversity. The researchers at the department have published over seventy research papers in reputed National and International journals of impact.