The Department of Zoology at the IIS University was established in the year 1995. The department is housed in the ‘A’ block of the campus. It offers an array of programmes which include Under- Graduate, Post Graduate, Honors, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy with specialization in Cancer and Radiation Biology, Environmental Toxicology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Human Genetics.
The department under the able guidance of Prof. Pradeep Bhatnagar as dean has well qualified faculty members and is strengthened by well equipped laboratories, animal house and trained technician. Department has honour of receiving research projects from prestigious organizations like DRDE, DST, UGC, etc. The core area of research are Bioremediation, Anti-Mutagenic activities, Environmental and Developmental Toxicology, Cancer Biology, Reproductive Toxicology , Teratology , Genotoxicity and Microbiology .The work done in these areas is well documented in the form of research publications in various National and International Journals. The staff members from the department regularly attend conferences, seminars, and workshops and also present posters and papers in the same. The faculty is actively involved in writing editorials and books. With the effort of the department the college has been recognized by DSIR, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Presently there are 9 research scholars and one Post Doctoral fellow in the department. The research of these scholars is supported by various projects fellowships and grants like infra structure grant for promotion of basic scientific research and College with Potential of Excellence (CPE) by UGC. To develop research aptitude at post graduate level, students are encouraged to work on latest research topics for their dissertation, projects and presentation.