Taphou Phyamai, Senapati District 795106, Manipur
– Established in 2005 and concurrently elevated to Honours Degree Course, the Department of Zoological Studies at Mount Everest College stands resolute in its commitment to fostering academic excellence and propelling the advancement of these vital disciplines. It boasts a spacious, impeccably equipped laboratory, testament to its dedication to providing its students with the most immersive and enriching learning environment imaginable. Recognizing the pivotal role of practical application, the curriculum meticulously integrates laboratory components into both teaching and research endeavors. The department’s faculty, a distinguished ensemble of highly qualified, seasoned, and unwavering individuals, brings a wealth of expertise and unwavering dedication to bear upon their students’ intellectual development.Our vision is to be a leading force in the advancement of zoological knowledge and its application to sustainable development. We will achieve this by:* Providing excellence in higher education, research, and innovation in the field of zoology.* Remaining sensitive and responsive to the changing needs of the world, focusing on emerging challenges and opportunities.* Promoting the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about animal biology, evolution, and their environments.* Holistically developing students to become responsible and effective contributors to the well-being of animals and society in a dynamic world.Our mission is to empower our students to become responsible and impactful individuals equipped to tackle the challenges of the modern world. We achieve this by:* Delivering high-quality education that fosters intellectual growth, social awareness, and ethical conduct.* Extending learning beyond the classroom through active engagement in seminars, workshops, and research activities, fostering academic excellence and well-rounded development.* Imparting practical skills that enable students to thrive in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to society.* Cultivating a deep respect for animal welfare, conservation, and biodiversity protection, inspiring a commitment to sustainable practices.* Igniting a passion for scientific inquiry and research, propelling advancements in the field of zoology.
PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
PEO1: To encourage inventive ideas with potential of making a worldwide effect by learning the foundation of Zoology and understanding the animal kingdom, traits and diversity.
PEO2: To provide an expertise in the domain helpful for the higher education and research.
PEO3: To impart skill development training and prepare learners for productive career in the different field of biological sciences.
PEO4: to provide learners with the requisite knowledge and skills for societal and environmental benefits.
Passed with 50% aggregate marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST) in the 10+2 examination or equivalent with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
2005: Inception of the Department and Upgraded to Honours.
K. JOYCY TIKKA
PO1. Critical Thinking:
PO2. Effective communication:
Develop empathy and love towards the animals and analyse the relationship.
PO3. Social interaction:
Analyses complex interaction among the various animals of different phyla, their distribution and their relationship with the environment.
PSO1: It enables the students to understand and recognize the relationship between structure and function at different levels of biological organization and also know the rules of taxonomy and principles of Animals classification.
PSO2: Analyse the relationship among animals, plants and microbes of how they depend on each othert for survival, bringing stability and balanced environments.
PSO3: By performing procedure as per lab standards enables the students to explore the chemical processes within and related to living organisms.
POS4: Helped the students to understand the applications of biological sciences in apiculture, Aquaculture, Agriculture and Medicine.
PSO5: Techniques and knowledge discussed in the vital topics like cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular biology manifest the knowledge in studies by correlating physiological processes of animals and relationship with cellular structure.
COURSES OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES (NEP2020)
I.Core Course: This is a course which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete the requirement of a programme in a said discipline/subject of study. Each of the core courses shall contain two components: Theory and Practical/Tutorial. Theory Paper having Practical shall carry 4 Credits so that the practical carries 2 Credits. Theory Paper having Tutorial shall carry 5 Credits so that Tutorial carries 1 Credit.
II. Elective Course: Generally, an elective course is a course which can be chosen from a pool of courses which may be very specific or specialized or advanced or scope or which enables an exposure to some other discipline/subject/domain or nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill.
An elective course may be three types:
(a) Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course: Elective courses offered by the main discipline/subject of study are referred to as Discipline Specific domain. Each course is to advance knowledge and skill in the core domain. Each of the DSE course shall contain two components: Theory and Practical/Tutorial. Theory paper carries 4 credits, Practical carries 2 credits and Tutorial carries 1 credit.
(b) Dissertation/Project/Internship: An elective course designed to acquire special/advanced knowledge is termed as dissertation/Project. This is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in Dissertation/Project Work/Internship is optional and it may be offered in lieu of a discipline specific elective paper in 8th Semester.
(c) Generic Elective Course (GEC): An elective course chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek a wide exposure is called a Generic Elective. A core course offered in a discipline/subject may be treated as an elective by other discipline/subject and vice versa and such electives may also be referred to as Generic Elective. Each of the GEC Courses shall contain two components: Theory and Practical/Tutorial. Theory Paper carry 4 credits, Practical carries 2 credits and Tutorial carries 1 credits.
III. Ability Enhancement Course: The Ability Enhancement Course may be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Course (SEC).
AECC course are the courses based upon the content that leads to knowledge enhancement: (i) Environmental Science and (ii) English/MIL Communication. These are mandatory for all disciplines.
SEC courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills, etc. These may be chosen for a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge. Each of the AECC and SEC courses shall carry 4 Credits.
The syllabi and Course Structure of Elective Course (DSE, GEC), AECC and VAC is given in their respective Admission Form, respective Department and also available in the College Website as per the Manipur University NEP-2020 Ordinance for UG Programme as Approved by the Academic Council dated 14th June, 2022.
IV. Value Addition Courses (VAC): These are courses that will help develop all capacities of human beings intellectual, aesthetic, social, physical, emotional, and moral in an integrated manner. It includes subjects like Yoga, Sports, Health Care, NCC, NSS, Ethics, Culture etc. VAC Courses may be chosen from a pool of courses. Each VAC Course shall carry 2 Credits.
The syllabi and Course Structure of VAC is available in the respective Department.
COURSE STRUCTUREOF UNDERGRADUATE (UG)
Course structure for 4-year undergraduate programmes