College of Basic Sciences & Humanities


Dr. R. K. Gupta

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Zoology College of Basic Sciences & Humanities CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, Haryana (India).

Phone No : 01662255230

Email Id :hodzoo@hau.ac.in

The combined Department of Zoology-Entomology of the erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University and subsequently of the Haryana Agricultural University functioned for almost seven years but a major thrust was on plant protection especially toxicology. In order to strengthen the role of Zoology in education and to exploit its areas, a need was felt to develop this discipline for evolving technology and serving as base for increasing agricultural production. Thus, an independent Department of Zoology came into existence on October 26, 1971 with eminent scientists and academician in chair like late dynamic Prof. R. P. Kapil and Prof. R.B. Mathur who nurtured it with their academic excellence and vision. The department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology. The department also caters to the requirements of UG programs of College of Agriculture, Hisar, Kaul, Bawal and I. C. College of Community Science. The department has so far produced 75 M.Sc. and 128 Ph.D. scholars some of them occupying high positions at the national level. At present, there are 10 M.Sc. students and 27 Ph.D. students are on roll. Most of our students have been getting fellowship like POSE, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST (INSPIRE), UGC-National Fellowship and HAU merit fellowships. Our ten students were selected as Assistant Professor of Zoology by Haryana Public Service Commission, two in CBLU Bhiwani, two by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, one in Delhi University, one in RIMT University, one in CSRU Jind and Senior Analyst, Pashmina Testing Facility at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. The department is having a highly trained and talented faculty that consists of two Professors, four Assistant Professors and one Assistant Scientist. Presently the faculty of this department is working on the molecular characterization of plant and stored mites, quantitative and qualitative losses due to mites and rodent pests, fisheries, fruit eating bats, birds and vermiculture. Along with this, work is also going on the effect of pesticides and heavy metals on earthworms, fisheries and aquaculture.

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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