Department of Zoology



Sivanthi Aditanar College, Pillayarpuram, a co-educational self-finance college was started in 1984. The objective of the college is to impart quality and well disciplined education to the educationally, economically and socially backward sections of the community and to bring them to the fore of the society. This college is situated in a vast, evergreen and pollution free biosphere consisting of forty acres.

In this grace, Department of Zoology consisting of UG course emerged in 1985 to achieve excellence in education and discipline by producing budding zoologists. A small seed sown in the big area was nurtured by eminent professors and diligent students and today we have excelled both in academics and behavior.

The members of the department work with the vision, “Achieve excellence through quality education and smart behavior.” The first Head of the Department, Dr. Murugan who was the first Doctorate (1985) in our college and followed by Prof. S. Sundara Raj as present Head of the Department, Dr. K. Athis Kumar, Dr. C. Kalaiselvi and Dr. R. Senthil Malar strengthen the department.

The Department paves the awareness of instilling the young minds to conserve the biodiversity, thirst to save water, avoid plastics and prevent pollution. Societal consciousness and ethical values are inculcated among the student community to implant a desire to grow in moral values and ethical standards and to get involved in Outreach activities and exposure programmes.

In various occasions, Prof. Joseph Dharmasigh of Scott Christian College, Principal Dr. Arumugam of Vivekananda College and Mr. J. Kiruba, District Malarial Officer, Nagercoil graced the functions of Zoology Department.

The young Zoology students of our college now are well placed in India and abroad and the faculty members have attended National and International Conferences and also published many research papers in various reputed journals. A special Endowment prize for academic excellence in Zoology is instituted annually in the name of Dhavamoorthy endowment prize donated by Prof. Dr. R. Senthil Malar of Zoology Department. Every year, we have been conducting a subject oriented study tour having ecological importance.


  • o To cultivate knowledge which will enable students to continue higher education.
  • o To develop students’ personality, skills and values by promoting various programmes.
  • o To widen the breadth of understanding the subjects and environment.


To impart the advancements and emerging opportunities in Life Sciences.<./p>