The Department Zoology of Vivekananda College has a long prestigious history, and the department was established in June 1969.


“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man”

 – Swamy Vivekananda

Education in the general sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character and physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.

The Department started functioning with five faculty members, Thiru. M. Natesan (H.O.D), Tmt. T. K. Saraswathi amma, Thiru. A. Vaelmoni, Thiru. N. Arumugam and Thiru. R. Poicholla Meyyan Pillai joined as faculty members in the year 1971.Tmt. T.K. Saraswathi amma left the Department and Thiru. A. Mariakuttikan joined in 1974.  Thiru. M. Natesan (H.O.D) relieved from the college and Thiru. M. Jeya Kumar joined the department in 1974. Prof. A. Vaelmoni had taken the charge of H.O.D in the year of 1998. In the year 2000 Prof. A. Vaelmoni joined Manonmaniam Sundaranar University as Director of Distance Education. Dr. N. Armugam served as a NCC Officer with Captain Rank during 1982 to 1992. He became Head of the Department and he was elevated to Principal in the year 2004. During his period our college was accredited with B+ by NAAC.

At present Prof. K. Asokan is heading the Department of Zoology with four other teaching faculty members, Dr. T.C. Mahesh, Dr. T. Sreedevikumari, Dr. P. Mathana and Dr. I. Vasudevan. Our staff members take utmost responsibility and care for our student’s behavior, discipline and studies. Dr. T.C. Mahesh is the Senate member of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. 


Dr. T. Sreedevikumari of our Department and her husband Mr. Ravichandran constructed and donated a Zoology Research Center building worth of Rupees 33 Lakhs. This building has two A/C laboratories fully equipped and a well-furnished staffroom. One man expert Committee from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University visited the Research Center on 03/11/2017 and approved the center.

Dr. T.C. Mahesh, Dr. T. Sreedevikumari and Dr. I. Vasudhevan are research guides approved by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. Dr. T. Sreedevikumari guides a Ph.D. a research Scholar Tmt. S. Amutha (Part-time – Internal).

Along with the Research Center, a fully equipped laboratory of 2500 sq.ft area with specimens and lab equipment is also functioning. At a time 90 students can do their practical in this laboratory. Two full time technical staff Mr. P. Ponraj and Mr. S. Sivakumar are working. 


Dr. T.C. Mahesh submitted an UGC – Minor Research Project entitled “Bio-Chemical Changes during gonadal development due to eye stalk ablation and environment in a prawn Penaeus monodon” – with an amount of Rupees 4 Lakhs 15 thousand for the duration of 2 years from 2014-2016.

Staff Name Designation
Mr.K.ASHOKAN M.Sc., M.Phil., HOD
Dr.T.C.MAHESH M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr.T.SRIDEVI KUMARI M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., P.G.D.C.A., Assistant Professor
Dr.P.MATHANA M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., P.G.D.C.A., Assistant Professor
Dr.I.VASUDEVAN M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., P.G.D.C.A., Assistant Professor