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Two day National Conference on “INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INNOVATIONS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES LANDSCAPE” ON 23rd &24th November 2018.

Department of Zoology was one of the few departments to be started at the inception of the College. The first Head of the Department was Ms. Pamela Anderson. This department along with the Botany department was one of the star attractions of the College contributing to several generations of lady doctors in not only Visakhapatnam but also the whole The Department offers Zoology for the Intermediate and the Degree courses.

The Undergraduate program is modelled on the UGC recommended curriculum and has several special features.

Core Areas
  • Animal Diversity-I
  • Animal diversity-II
  • Animal diversity-III
  • Animal diversity-IV
  • Entomology/ CP
  • Fisheries
  • Genetics & Ecology
  • Anl. Physio. & Anl.Behaviour
Inter Disciplinary Electives

Human Genetics & its Applications

Human Health Care (2013 – 2014)

 Teaching Methods Adopted 

Lecture Method, Lecture and demonstration method, informally in the library, field visits (on the spot study), seminars, group discussions, quiz, audio-visual aids(charts, slides flash cards, ppt), mini projects, exhibitions or displays, guest lectures and assignments.

Faculty Achievements

External  Academic Forums

Ms. Lily Cooper (Zoology)

  • APSCHE “Train the Trainer” Program in Environmental Studies AcademicStaff College, Andhra University, August 2008.
Internal Academic Forums

Ms Lilly Cooper & Ms. Suman Yadav  participated in

  • UGC Regional Conference on “Women in Science”, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous), Visakhapatnam, 1st August 2008.
  • UGC-National Workshop on “Sustainable Development: Rethinking Environmental Initiatives”, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous), 1st and 2nd September 2008

Ms. Lilly Cooper, K. Yamini Prasanthi & A.S. Priyadarsini participated in

  • Two day Workshop on Institutional Development ‘Forging a New Future through Appreciative Enquiry’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, 11 & 12 October 2012.
  • Two day UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, 1st  & 2nd February, 2013
  • Empowerment of Fresh Faculty to gain Efficiency in Teaching,Visakhapatnam, 25th August 2012
  • Effective Facilitation Skills for Teachers in Higher Education- Two day UGC sponsored National Conference, 17th & 18th Febuary 2012

Departmental Activities -2014 to 2015

Continuation of CBCS system, Introduced WILD LIFE: CONSERVATION, DIVERSITY AND MANAGEMENT as the core elective in semester V.

A Rally on world environment day 5th June 2014 from college campus to Gnanapuram junction and formation of human chain by the staff and students of SJC.



Summer Projects for final degree students and minor projects for first and second degree students to enhance their learning skills.

SLAP (Street Level Awareness Programme) conducted by staff and students of department of zoology as an extension programme.



GUEST LECTURE: Lecture by Anupama Singh and DR. Sudha Padmasree.