administrative

OBJECTIVE

The department aims at academic excellence, personality development, leadership, systematic and disciplined work and scientific temper in students.

MILESTONES

Intermediate

1935

Under Graduate Programme

1960

Post Graduate Programme

1973

M.Phil. & Ph. D

1982

DST-FIST funded

2008 onwards

DBT-Star College scheme

2010 onwards

FORMER HEADS OF THE DEPTS WITH PHOTOS

Rev. Sr. Dona 1960-1984
Dr. Magadalene Thangam 1984-1996
Dr. Fathimunnisa Begam 1996-2003
Dr. Alice Marcus 2003-2006
Dr. K. Jeyamani 2006-2009
Dr. Agnes Victor Fernandez 2009-2012
Dr. P. Daisy 2012-2014
Dr. Horne Iona Averal 2014- till date

STAFF DETAILS

S.No.
Name of the Staff Qualification Specialization
1. Dr. Horne Iona Averal M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., MD (Acu). Phytotherapy and Reproductive Toxicology
2. Dr. (Sr.) Lilly. V M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A., PGDPVEd., M.Phil., Ph.D. Phytotherapy
3. Dr. R. Cecily Rosemary Latha M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., B.Ed. Phytomedicine and Medical Biotechnology
4. Dr. Sujatha Ilangovan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Genetic diversity
5. Dr. M. Rajalakshmi M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Cancer biology and CADD
6. Ms. A.J. Bhorgin Lourdu Mary M.Sc., M.Phil., with SLET, (Ph.D.). Vermitechnology
7. Dr. M. Rajathi D Modilal M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Phytotherapy, Nanotechnology and Diabetology
8. Ms. Avila Jerley, A. M.Sc., Ph.D., Industrial Microbiology
9. Ms. Pandilakshmi M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D.). Urolithiasis and Phytotherapy
10. T. Shalini Gnanam M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D.) with SET Probiotics
11. Dr. M. Isai M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Experimental Ophthamology, Stem Cell Biology and Stress biology
12. Ms S. Elavarasi M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D.). Phytochemistry and Experimental Diabetology

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES, COMPLETED (2014-2015)

S.No Activity Chief Guest Topic Date and Year
1. Zoology Association Inauguration Dr Ravi, Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Mother cell Regenerative Centre , Tiruchirappalli Stem Cells and its Clinical Applications 8 July, 2014
2.  Alumnae Association Rev. Sr. Dona, Former Principal and HOD, Rev. Sr. Petronilla, several retired senior professors, alumnae, faculty members of the department  Condolence Meeting for Dr. P. Daisy 19 July, 2014
3. Memorandum of Understanding Rev. Sr. Jeusin Francis, the Principal; Rev. Sr. Lilly, the Secretary, Faculty of the department and distinguished scientists from MCRC A MoU was signed between the Department of Zoology and Mother Cell Regenerative Centre Private Limited, Tiruchirappalli 6 August, 2014.
4. Zoology Association Dr.Shanmugam Achiraman, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli Heart and its related disorders 2 September, 2014.
5. Zoology Association  Dr. A. Rajathi, her family members, Rev. Sr. Dona, Rev. Sr. Petronilla, many retired faculty members of the Department. Farewell function for Dr. A. Rajathi, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology 21 November, 2014.
6. Zoology Association Dr. Beschi Antony Rayan, Assosiate Professor, Department of Botany, St Xavier’s college, Palayamkotai .  Databases and DNA barcoding 25 November, 2014
7. Three days workshop Dr. K. Jeyamani, Former HOD Department of Zoology, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli-2 Immunological Techniques, Nanotechniques and Bioinformatics 08-10 January, 2015
8. Memorandum of Understanding Rev. Sr. Jeusin Francis, the Principal; Rev. Sr. Lilly the Secretary; Ms. Vinitha Lakshmi, Project Manager, Kavin Bioresearch; Dr. Kalyan Kumar, Consultant Scientist, Kavin Bioresearch; Dr. Horne Iona Averal, Head, Department of zoology and the faculty members of the PG and Research Department of zoology MoU was signed between the PG and Research Department of Zoology, Holy Cross College and Kavin Bioresearch, Chennai 10 January, 2015
9. Zoology Association Dr. Surendar Ghaskadbi from Agaharkar Research Institue , Pune. Hydramodel  to  create a pattern 20 February, 2015
10. Certificate Programme Dr. Kalyan Kumar, Consultant Scientist, Kavin Bioresearch, Chennai Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) in Biosciences 23-24 February, 2015
11. Valedictory function of Zoology Association Dr Anusiyadevi Jeyachandran, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. Avenues in Biological Sciences 27 February, 2015

ACHIVEMENTS: ACADEMIC/ NON ACADEMIC
Staff
Dr. Horne Iona Averal

  • Awarded for the Best paper presentation in International Symposium.
  • Awarded for the Best paper presentation in National Symposium.
  • Gold Medal for the Best Paper abstract in an International Symposium.

Dr. M. Rajalakshmi
PROF.N. J. CHINOY AWARD,JANUARY,2009 FOR ORAL PRESENTATION WAS AWARDED IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD.
Dr. M. Rajathi

  • College Management Medal for Academic Performance (M.Sc. Biochemistry)
    Awarded Young Scientist and Gold Medal for the best performance in oral presentation at 14 All India Congress of Zoology at Kanyakumari from Dec 21-23, 2003.
  • Awarded Second Prize for oral presentation at XX National Symposium on,‘Reproductive Biology And Comparative Endocrinology’ at Dr ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras during Jan 25-27, 2004
    Awarded First Prize for oral presentation in HAPTEN2K9 (National Level Technical Symposium) conducted by Department of Biotechnology on 19-20 March 2009 at Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvanamalai.
  • Awarded First Prize for oral presentation in National Conference conducted by Department of Biotechnology on 11-12 March 2010 at Adhiyaman Engineering College, Hosur.
  • Presented a paper entitled, “Antihyperglycemic effects of Elephantopus scaber extracts in alloxan- induced diabetic rats” in National Symposium on Current Perspectives in Animal Biotechnology on 3-4 Feb 2011 at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. (Awarded First Prize).
  • Presented a paper entitled, “Antidiabetic and antimicrobial activity of Acalypha indica Linn extracts” in UGC-SAP sponsored National Conference on Diabetes Mellitus and Cancer on 17 Dec 2011 at Annamalai University, Chidambaram. (Awarded Third Prize).
    Presented a paper entitled, “Antidiabetic effects of Elephantopus scaber in diabetic rats” in one day national level students symposium on Sep 29,2012 organised by Department of Biotechnology, St. Josephs College of Engineering(Awarded Third Prize).
  • Presented a paper entitled, “Antibacterial activity of Moringa oleifera leaves and its silver nanoparticles against isolated urinary tract pathogens” at the 1st National Conference on Energy and Environment (EECON)’14 on 3 Mar 14, organized by Association of Technologists, Department of Chemical Engineering, A.C. Tech., Anna University, Chennai-25. (Awarded First Prize).
  • Presented a paper entitled, “Antibacterial activity of Moringa oleifera leaves and its silver nanoparticles against isolated urinary tract pathogens” at the 1st National Conference on Energy and Environment (EECON)’14 on 3 Mar 14, organized by Association of Technologists, Department of Chemical Engineering, A.C. Tech., Anna University, Chennai-25. (Awarded First Prize).

Ms. A. Avila Jerley

  • Won First prize in Paper presentation held at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, on the theme Bioprocessing for Today’s world.
  • Won Best paper award for Paper presentation held at Syed Hameedha Arts and Science College, Kilakarai on the theme Bio knowledge for better environment.

Students Achievements

S. No Name of the Student Year Event State/National level Prize Won
1. Clara Mary 2012-13 2013-14
2013-142013-14
2013-14
2013-14
Speech competition
Speech competition
Comp fest 13 – Surprise event
Bible day – Speech competition
Bible day – Tableau
Vision Tamil Nadu 2023
International Conference – ‘Recent trends in Biomedical Sciences’
State
State
State
State
State
State
National
I
II
II
III
II
Selected for Oration
Poster Presentation
2. Gabriella Maria Dumenil 2013-14
2013-14
2013-14
2013-14
French One day Seminar- Western Dance
French One day Seminar – Picture reading
Speech competition
Bible day – Tableau
International Conference – ‘Recent trends in Biomedical Sciences’
State
State
State
State
National
II
II
Won cash award
II
Poster Presentation
3. Cybil Ignatius 2013-14
2013-14
International Conference – ‘Recent trends in Biomedical Sciences’Speech competition National
State
Poster Presentation
Won cash award
4. Poongkodi Indira 2013-14 Quiz State I
5. Nitharshana 2013-14
2013-142013-14
2014-15
Quiz (Dept. Of Chemistry)
Quiz (Dept. of Physics)
Quiz (Dept. of Computer Science)
Quiz –Biofest,Dept. of Zoology, National College, Trichy.
State
State
State
State
I
IV
III
I
6. Sathya Devi 2013-14 Quiz State III
7. Chandraprabha 2013-14 Quiz State I
8. Indu. S 2013-14
2014-15
Ad-zap
Singing competition
Quiz –Biofest,Dept. of Zoology, National College, Trichy.
State
State
State
III
III
I
9. Prasanna Devi 2013-14 Essay Writing State III
<10. Renuga 2012-13
2012-13
Poetry Writing (Tamil)
Essay Writing
State
State
II
II
11. Sagaya Sowmya 2013-14 Hockey – University League Match
Hockey – CM Trophy
District
District
II
II
12. Kanchana . R 2013-14
2014-15
Obstacles – IGC
Tent pitching – IGC
Firing – IGC
Firing – Training Camp
Obstacles – Hebut
Firing – CATC Camp
Kabadi – CATC Camp
District
District
District
District
District
District
District
II (Silver medal)
I (Gold medal)
II (Silver medal)
I (Gold medal)
I (Shield)
I (Gold)
II (Silver medal)
13. V. Anjali Devi 2014-15 Dr.P.Balakrishnan Memorial Programme, Dept of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College, Trichy. State

Poster presentation-II Prize

14. Janani Ravindran 2014-15 Dr.P.Balakrishnan Memorial Programme Dept. of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College, Trichy. State

Poster presentation-II Prize,

15. Blessinah Joy Dehorah 2014-15 Dr.P.Balakrishnan Memorial Programme Dept. of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College, Trichy. State

Paper presentation – II Prize

16. S.Umamaheswari 2014-15 VIILouis Pasteur memorial symposium on momentous microbes from menace to marvel, Dept. of Microbiology, Dr. N. G. P Arts and Science College, Coimbatore

International conference on Physiology and Medicine, Department of Zoology, Periyar University, Salem

State International

Paper presentation –II Prize

.

Paper Presentation

17 J.S.Jayapriyadarshini 2014-2015  International conference on Physiology and Medicine, Department of Zoology, Periyar University, Salem. International

Paper presentation

18

A. D. Ishwarya

2014-2015 Innovative Techniques in Food Processing, Dept. of Chemistry, Holy Cross College, Trichy

Debate – Biofest Dept. of Zoology, National College, Trichy.

Wealth out of Waste –Wings,Dept. of Zoology, Bishop Heber College, Trichy.

State State

Power Point Presentation

II

III

19

V. A. Jemi Feriona,

2014-2015 Debate – Technological Innovation in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development – A Boon or Ban. Dept. of Botany, Holy Cross College, Trichy.

Surprise event –Inter Departmental Competition (COMPFEST – 2015). Dept. of Computer Science, Holy Cross College, Trichy

 

State State

I

I

20

C. Ireen,

2014-2015 Debate – Biofest, Dept. of Zoology, National College,
TrichyDebate – Technological Innovation in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development – A Boon or Ban. Dept. of Botany, Holy Cross College, Trichy.
State State

II

I

21

M. Rajeshwari,

2014-2015 Rangoli –Biofest, Dept. of Zoology, National College, Trichy. State

II

22

Anisha Marina,

2014-2015 Quiz –Wings, Dept. of Zoology, Bishop Heber College, Trichy. State

I

23

P. Suja,

2014-2015 Wealth out of waste –Wings. Dept. of Zoology, Bishop Heber College, Trichy. State

 

III

24

S. Devika,

2014-2015 Rangoli – Biofest, Dept. of Zoology, National College, Trichy. State

II

25

Renuka

2014 Speech –Wings, Dept. of Zoology, Bishop Heber College, Trichy. State

II

26

Sathyadevi

2014 Photography –Wings,Dept. of Zoology, Bishop Heber College, Trichy. State

I

INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Powerpoint, E.Content, Online, Mock press, Role play, Smart board, Puzzles, Models, Brain storming and Thinking tools.

NUMBER OF E-LESSONS DEVELOPED:10
MAJOR / MINOR PROJECTS SANCTIONED TO THE DEPARTMENT/INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

ONGOING UGC MAJOR PROJECTS

S. No

Name of the Investigator

Title of the Major Project and Duration

Amount Sanctioned

Funding Agency

Year

1

Dr. P. Daisy

Evaluating the impact of five active principles from five different medicinal plants on activated cancer animals and cell-lines

9,67,300

UGC

2012-2015

2

Dr. Horne Iona Averal

Computational screening of molecular targets in Pergularia daemia and Citrullus colocynthis for Poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

11,88,800

UGC

2012-2015

UGC MAJOR PROJECTS COMPLETED

S. No

Name of the Investigator

Title of the Major Project and Duration

Amount Sanctioned

Funding Agency

Year

1

Dr. P. Daisy

Identification and characterization of active principles in a few medicinal plants for diabetes

6,38, 100

UGC

2007-2010

2

Dr. C.D. Lethi

Diabetic management potential heartwood extract of Pterocarpus marsupium roxb and the underlying mechanisms

5, 88, 300

UGC

2009-2012

UGC MINOR PROJECTS COMPLETED

S. No Name of the Investigator Title of the Minor Project and Duration Amount Sanctioned Funding Agency Year

1

Dr. Sakunthala

Gangliosides in tumour tissues and sera of patients with cervical and uterine cancer

1,00,000

UGC

2004-2005

2

Dr. Prema Sugantha Indirabai

Antimicrobial  properties of some medicinal plants found in Tiruchirappalli city – A Survey

1,00,000

UGC

2006-2007

3

Dr. Vimala James

Solid waste – a

misplaced resources

85,000

UGC

2005-2007

4

Dr Agnes Victor fernandez

Vermitechnology for eco-friendly waste management of Holy Cross College

80,000

UGC

2006-2008

5

Dr. K. Jeyamani

Efficacy of Precocene II (A plant product of Ageratum Houstonianum) as a biocide in the control of  painted grasshopper Poecilocera picta fabr a control measure of pesticide pollution of Holy Cross College

85,000

UGC

2005-2006

6

Dr. Horne Iona Averal

Herbal Product of Cinnamonum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) in the control of Mosquito vectors

70,000

UGC

2008-2009

RESEARCH DETAILS

No Ph.D M.Phil Remarks
No of staff guiding Scholars Produced Pursuing No of staff guiding Scholars Produced Pursuing
1. 4 18 6 44 6

STUDENT CENTRED SERVICES

  • Implant training, Industrial visits, NET/SET coaching, Workshops, Summer school, E-library and library books.

INTENSIVE INTERNSHIP (On-the-job training)

  • Bioinstrumentation and Stem cell culture.

ALUMNI (Distinguished)

S. No Name Designation
1. Dr. M. Shakunthala Scientist, LA, USA
2. Dr. Bhagavathy Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Medicine, NewYork University School of Medicine, New York, USA.
3. Dr. Vanisree Velmoor Post Doctorate Scientist, New York, USA
4. Dr. Nirmala Xavier Scientist, University of California, USA
5. Dr. Vijaya Banu Scientist, Institute of Health, Mary Land, USA
6. Dr. Ganabhagiyam Sheela Scientist, Institute of Molecular Biology, Taipei, Taiwan
7. Sara Margaret Research Scholar, USA
8. Dr. Kala Natarajan Scientist, University of California, USA
9. Dr. Ramamani Jeyabalan Scientist, Dukes University, USA
10. Dr. John Leema Rose Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
11. Dr. Nirmala Arul Rayan Post Doctorate Scientist, Genomic Institute, Singapore
12. Preethi Paul Research Scholar, Finland
13. Dr. Eliza Research Scholar, National Institute of Singapore
14. Dr. Adrian Elangovan Lecturer, Plant Biotechnology & Agro technology, School of Chemical and Life sciences, Singapore Polytechnique.
15. Mrs. Mythili Srinivasan Teacher, USA
16. C. Sudha Lecturer. Allianze University College of Medical Science, Waziria Medical Square, Kepala Batas, Pulau Penang, Penang, Malaysia.
17. K.S. Priya Software Consultant, Gaithersburg, Mary Land
18. Sr. Johnsy Research Scholar, Texas, USA
19. Sucharitha Hegdae Pursuing Medicine at Switzerland
20. Dr. Marin Louis Australia