About: Brief introduction about the department Science Education was the need of the students and the Zoology department is committed to meeting needs based on the life science discipline. Department- run courses like UG, PG and B.Voc Diploma in Sericulture. For Solid Waste Management our department set up the vermicomposting unit on the college campus. The Department of Zoology use to arrange the study tour for experimental learning every year. The tours are intending to cover the various areas of the curriculum like Poultry, Sericulture, Apiculture, Vermiculture, Fisheries science and Environmental Pollution etc. Generally, study tours are arranged to visit the places like Nashik, Pune, and Mahabaleshwar, which are the center of Sericulture, Industrial pollution, River pollution (Godavari River), Bee Keeping, Poultry, Fisheries and Vermiculture etc. Year-wise study tour reports are collected from the students. A vermiculture bed is prepared in the college campus. The students of the department have prepared the vermiculture bed. This activity helps the student, which is having Agriculture Background, understand the technique of Vermiculture and the importance of Vermiculture. Along with regular lectures and practicals, our department also takes efforts for slow learners. To inculcate a research attitude we also promote our students for maximum participation in Avishkar at the state level as well as in science exhibitions at the college level. Mr. R.B.Patil guided to the students of S.Y.BSc. for their projects under Environmental Awareness. On the occasion of Sparrow Day our M.Sc. Student Mr. Mukesh Ahire got first prize in the poster competition at ASC College Dindori and Ms. Neha Rawate participated in different activities under ‘Yuva Saptah’ and got First prize in the poster presentation on ‘Save Sparrow and save nature’. T.Y.B.Sc. Student Neha Jagtap participated in Drama ‘Sukhant’ at Pune. She was awarded by Trophy and certificate for the ‘Best Actress’. In order to develop Confidence and personality we promote our student’s participation in the Soft Skill Development program. Our Department Faculty members are also updated with current knowledge and research. Mr. R. B. Patil Ms P.B.Khapre and Mr. P. S. Sonawane registered for Ph.D. Dr. Mayura Patil awarded as ‘Women Researcher Award’ by INSO Chennai, India. All Faculty Members completed Faculty Development Program and workshops on ICT based teaching and learning methods. Objectives of the department To provide an opportunity for realizing one's potential through practical experience. To develop interpersonal skills and adopt good leadership behavior for the empowerment of self and others. To develop entrepreneurial skills as it is incorporated into their learning process like vermicomposting, apiculture and ornamental fish keeping that equips the students to become self-employed and to generate employment. Teamwork and individual efforts are encouraged among students, making them competent for workplace challenges. To make the students proficient in the various aspects of animal forms like their structure, functions, inheritance and reproduction, animal diversity, environmental studies and evolution.