Ph.D. Physics

The Department of Zoology at Eternal University is one of the pioneer Department of this University since 2016. The Department has core strength of faculty members trained in advanced scientific biological research at institutes of national/international repute. The renewed focus of the department presently involves Parasitology, Nematology, Entomology, Fish Biology, Ornithology and Cytogenetics. The faculty members are committed to develop Science and Technology solutions for the world by bringing together multidisciplinary researchers and creating world-class approaches for scientific discoveries. Department has successfully produced 08 batches of M.Sc. (Zoology) with thesis up to session 2023-24 and 06 Ph.D. students (01 awarded and 05 pursuing). Department received Research grants from various agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH) CAFRI NABARD project, and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA). Our students also received prestigious fellowship, Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) by DST. The faculty members have received distinctions and honour like Outstanding Teacher Award and Best Researcher Award. The research scholars have also been awarded with several awards. Faculty members of the Department have published more than 100 research articles with high impact factor in Scopus and other Journals of National and International repute. Extension activities such as farmers training programmes, demonstrations, workshops, webinars etc. are organized for the upliftment of socio-economic status of local farmers.

Eligibility Criteria For Admission

M. Sc. Zoology With atleast 55% marks and at least 50% marks in Eternal University Enterance Test

Number of Available seats : 04

Dr. Neelam Thakur, Assistant Professor & HOD Department of Zoology Akal College of Basic Sciences, Eternal University Baru Sahib. (HP). India.

Name and contact detail of course/Department Admission Coordinator/s
Mr. Balbinder Singh, Assistant Professor Department of Zoology Akal College of Basic Sciences, Eternal University Baru Sahib. (HP). India.

Research is being done in the fields of Parasitology, Nematology, Entomology, Fish Biology, Ornithology and Cytogenetics with main focus on identification and molecular characterization of entomopathogenic nematodes and their bacterial symbionts and their role as bio-control agents against various insect pests infesting different crops grown in Himachal Pradesh. Characterisation of entomopathogenic microbes and their use as biocontrol agents against major insect pests of tomato. Plant parasitic nematodes infesting various crops under open fields and polyhouse conditions in Himachal Pradesh and their management. Efficacy of biopesticides, nematicides, insecticides and nanoparticles against insect pests associated with different crops in Himachal Pradesh. Genotoxicity assessment of nanoparticles and pesticides using different test parameters. Identification and characterization of genus Spodoptera guenée, 1852 and its management in Himachal Pradesh. Taxonomic and molecular studies of family Erebidae (Lepidoptera) in mid hills of Himachal Pradesh. Taxonomic and molecular studies of superfamilies Drepanoidea, Lasiocampoidea and Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera) in mid hills of Himachal Pradesh

Department Achievements

The faculty have received distinction and honour like outstanding teacher award and Best researcher award. Our students also received prestigious fellowships by DST and University grant. Research scholars of the Department attended and presented poster/ oral research papers in different national and international conferences and recieved First, Second and Third prizes.

Dr. Kanwaljit Kaur Ahluwalia
Dr. Neelam Thakur
Assistant Professor & HOD
Mr. Balbinder Singh
Assistant Professor
Dr. Preety
Assistant Professor

Achievers details

Faculty Achievements: Dr. Neelam Thakur PI-DST, NABARD project; Co PI- GIZ and UBA; consultant GIZ for demonstration and providing training on the use of bamboo mat to minimize the post-harvest losses of ginger and garlic; Outstanding Teacher Award by Eterenal University; Best Teacher Researcher Award by Eternal University. Dr. Preety Teaching associate awarded Best Student Researcher Award by Eternal University. Ms. Simranjeet Kaur awared gold metal and merit certificate in the M.Sc. Zoology fellowship by DST Govt. of India. Ms. Samiksha Jhamta got JRF in DST funded research project. Ms. Anuja, Ms. Taniya and Ms. Jaspreet Kaur got University fellowship during their Ph.D tenure.

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