Department News


M.Sc. students of Zoology, IIS (Deemed to be) University, Jaipur went for a “Workshop on Insect Identification & Preservation Techniques” on 15th October, 2019, organized by “Vivekanand Global University, Jaipur”. This workshop was aimed to provide the detailed information regarding various insect species identification on the basis of their taxonomic keys and to give the hand on training for preservation techniques.  We are thankful to IIS (Deemed to be University) for promoting the students for participation in such informative workshop and training session. Scientist from the Zoological Survey of India gave hands on training on capturing, identification and storage of different insects. Students learnt about various insect species, how to identify insect on the basis of very specific characteristic. These techniques will be very informative and useful to PG students.

Department of Zoology organized a Guest lecture on 18th October, 2019 which was delivered by Dr. S.J.S. Flora, Director, (NIPER) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and ResearchDepartment of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India. Lecture was on Research aptitude; in which students learnt skills of writing research paper. In the lecture sir gave emphasis on skeleton of research paper, that it should contain Title, short title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, References.  He told students to choose right Journal by considering journal matrices like Impact factor, Speed and reach. Lecture was very useful for the research oriented students, teachers and scholars.

On 4th October 2019, during wildlife week, the Department of Zoology organized an educational trip for students to Nahargarh Biological Park, Kukas and enriched their knowledge about faunal as well as floral diversity. The visit to the park was an enlightening effort to make the students learn in the lap of Mother Nature. The students of BSc and MSc were able to visualize different fauna and their behavioural interactions. The park is an abode for tiger, lions, leopards, wolves, fox, jackals, hyenas, black bear, spotted deer, black buck, sambhar deer, Indian gazelle, hog deer, emu, alligators, crocodiles, porcupines, wild boar, langurs and a cascade of butterflies which included plain tiger, lemon pansy, common rose, lime, blue pansy, peacock pansy, common jejebel, white orange tip, pioneer, oriental glass jewel, common yellow, indian palm bob and rounded pierrot. The park also contained numerous species of birds which included rufoustreepie, peacock, kingfisher, tailor bird, babbler, bee eaters, indian roller, parakeet, pigeon, laughing dove, red wattled lapwing, drongo, robin, bulbul, and humming bird etc. The students were also enlightened by the NGO-RAKSHA about the importance of venomous and non-venomous snakes.  The trip was an effort to make students aware about wildlife rehabilitation and its protection. Students understood the importance of forest conservation and the role of community in preserving them.