Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's

Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel

Post Box No 124, Karanjade Village, Taluka- Panvel, District-Raigad. (MS)- 410206

Accredited by NAAC at "A" grade with CGPA of 3.18

"Best College Award" by University of Mumbai
Recipient of Grant Under DBT Star College Scheme


Name of the Department

  • Zoology

About the Department

  • Established in 1970.
  • Imparting Zoological knowledge to students of  UG and PG.
  • One of the important science departments in the college.
  • Glorious tradition of excellent academic results.
  • Qualified, experienced & research oriented faculties.
  • Contribution in educational, economical & social development.
  •  Renders all possible help for the personality development of students.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide subject knowledge to students.
  • To develop habit of keen observation of animal world.
  • To make students aware of environmental degradation & its effects.
  • Encourage students for biodiversity conservation.
  • To make efforts for protecting surrounding natural ecosystem.

Courses Offered

  • UG: B. Sc. Zoology  
  • PG: M. Sc. by Research  
  • Short Term Courses:
  1. Certificate Course in Fishery Science.
  2. Diploma Course in Fishery Science.

List of faculty

  • Mr. A. G. Rokade: Head of the Department   
  • Dr. S. P. Supanekar  
  • Dr. L. N. Meshram  
  • Mr. M. S. Naik

Activities/Best Practices

  • Set up & Maintenance of an aquarium as a part of curriculum & self employment opportunities.

Extension Activity

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Preliminary Health Status Survey of people in adjoining residential societies.  

Action Plan

  • Planning & Execution of Academic, Co-curricular, Extra-curricular, Extension activities as per the Perspective Plan.

Departmental Facilities

  • 02 well equipped laboratories for UG Courses.
  • 01 well equipped Research Laboratory.
  • Specimen Museum, Permanent Slides, Charts & Models.
  • Network Resource Centre with Wi-Fi Facility.
  • ICT facility in laboratory.
  • Departmental Library.

Our Pride

  • Our alumni are working in various reputed establishments.
  • Survey of Terrestrial Biodiversity from Panvel Region by students & faculty.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students got knowledge of Zoological aspects.
  • Students became habitual of keen observation of animal fauna.
  • Students are aware of environment & ecological aspects, their degradation & effects on biodiversity.
  • Bringing social awareness about environmental protection.
  • Students are curious about their personal health, hygiene & communicable diseases.
  • Active participation of students in research.
  • Awareness regarding local fishery resources for livelihood.