AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH
Awareness programme on nutrition and health has been conducted by the department of zoology. Students participated in various competitions like poster making and gave presentations on the topic.
GENDER SENSITISATION PROGRAMME OF 2018-19 YR
Gender sensitization programme was conducted by the department of Zoology in Oct. 2018-19 . Students of different department participated in poster making competition. Skit on female foeticide was performed by the students. Self defense techniques were performed by a student.Two students gave PPT presentation on the topic.
EXPOSURE TO IIT LABS
All the students of Zoology department visited Bio X labs in IIT Mandi to learn about different techniques. Demonstration of Centrifuge, PCR, DNA extraction was given by the attendants. IIT faculty gave lecture on different research topics.
DNA FINGERPRINTING WORKSHOP
Two days workshop on DNA fingerprinting was organised by the department of Zoology on date 23rd July & 24th July 2019 . Students were given the opportunity to perform the techniques. All the students of B.Sc final year attended the programme and 40 student qualified the test of DNA Fingerprinting.
WORKSHOP ON TIME MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS & USE OF E RESOURCES FOR FACULTY
A workshop on time management for students and use of e resources for teachers was organised on date 4 th March 2020 by the department of Zoology. Students of all the departments and all the faculty members participated in the event . This workshop was organised under the social -corporate responsibility of the Institute. Resource person interacted with the students. Teachers learnt about online teaching and google classroom.
COUNSELING OF STUDENTS REGARDING EXAMS
Counseling of students of B.Sc first year regarding exams was done on 29th April 2022. In this session
doubts were cleared by the HOD and all faculty members of the department of Zoology.
ORGANIZATION OF POPULAR SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES
Himachal Pradesh Council for science ,Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE) organized popular science lecture series in the college in association with Zoology department on dt 27th july 2017. Invited speakers delivered lectures on different topics. Lecture on Biodiversity was given by Dr. Tejpal Singh and Remote sensing by Dr. Kunal Satyarthi.
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS BY STUDENTS
14 Students of B.Sc Zoology 5th semester prepared and presented power point presentations on dt 18th September 2017.About 90 students and all faculty members attended the seminar.Different topics were selected by the participants like DNA structure, Nucleotides, Mutations, Restriction Endonuclease, DNA fingerprinting, Human karyotype etc.
POSTER MAKING BY STUDENTS ON NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY
On the occasion of National Science day celebration on 28th feb 2018 ,the students of zoology department prepared posters on the theme "Science and Technology for a sustainable Future". The topics of interest were Global warming, Environmental pollution, wildlife conservation , greenhouse gases , renewable energy resources.
VISIT TO HIM HATCHERY
One day study tour /field visit to HIM Hatchery a Govt. Poultry farm and hatchery at Sundernagar distt. Mandi was organised for the students of B.Sc 5th semester. About 230 students and faculty members visited the hatchery Various developmental stages and equipments were demonstrated by the attendants.
SCIENCE EXHIBITION BY STUDENTS
During the Platinum Jubilee Celebration function of VGC Mandi 30 students of the zoology department participated in science exhibition . Students prepared models and posters. Models on Sericulture, Animal diversity , Working kidney and lungs , Human heart and wildlife of Himachal Pradesh were displayed by the students.
ORIENTATION PROGRAMME ON AIDS AND TUBERCULOSIS
Students of department of Zoology participated in the orientation programme on AIDS &Tuberculosis organized by the District AIDS control society on dt 27 th september 2018. A total of 150 students participated in the programme. Students also visited the Blood bank ,ICTC and ART Centre of the Zonal hospital.
AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON BLOOD DONATION
Awareness programme on voluntary blood donation among the students was organised by the department of zoology in association with red ribbon club.
POPULAR SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES
Popular science lecture series was organised by the Himachal Pradesh Council for science technology & environment in the department . About 250 students and all the faculty members attended the seminar.llectures on effect of change on flora &fauna by Dr. Shubhra Banerjee, Role of science in rural development by Prof. Kshama Maitra, Artificial Intelligence by prof. Lalit kumar Awasthi were delivered.
AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON AIDS
On commemorating WORLD AIDS DAY Students of Zoology department participated in poster making competition in the year 202-22 .
Counselling of girls for health & hygiene
In the month of September in session 2022-23 counselling of girls students was done by the nursing college trainee In which various issues of girl's health and hygiene were discussed.
Demonstration of models & specimens of museum
All the specimens and models of their syllabus have been shown and demonstrated in detail to the students as a regular feature.
Use of intereactive board for presentations,Seminar by the students
Power point presentations and seminar were given by the students on the particular topic for subject knowledge and expression.
Seminar on stress management & career guidance
In the month of October a seminar on stress management under the program career guidance was conducted in which students of zoology department participated actively.
Department of Zoology organised one day educational field visit to Fish farm at Patlikuhl and nature park at Manali. All the students of B.Sc 3 rd year Zoology major visited the above mentioned locations on dated 7th Nov. 2022.Three Faculty members of Zoology department & 1 from botany department accompanied the students. Mr Hem Singh Thakur Deputy director, Fishery department & Mr. Rajender kumar Senior fishery officer interacted with the students and delivered the lecture to the students.
POSTER MAKING & COLLAGE MAKING COMPETITION
Poster making & Collage making competition was organised on date 28th November 23 by the department of Zoology in the college. About 34 students participated actively in both competitions. More than 130 students attended the programme. Main purpose of the event was to provide platform for expression of artistic,creative and innovative skills among the students. Results were declared by the judges and mementoes were given to the winners for 1st , 2 nd 3 rd positions and for consolation. Dr. JaswantSingh Thakur HOD was the chief guest. All the faculty members of Zoology department Dr. Monika, Dr Sanjay Narang,Dr. Radhika and from Botany department Prof. Priyanka Thakur , Prof. Neelam Sharma from department of Chemistry attended the programme.
INVITED TALK ON FOREST & ITS MANAGEMENT
Department of zoology organized seminar on Job opportunities and challenges in Forest department on dated 29th November 22. Lectures were delivered by the invited speakers Dr. Chaman Rao DFO Rampur and Sh Ashok Negi DFO Sarahan on the topic :job opportunities & Challenges , land use , People's rights and duties. it was an interactive & participative session.200 students of B.Sc medical and all the faculty members of the Zoology department attended the programme.
In session 2022-23 team of NAAC visited the Institute for next cycle of accreditation . Presentation of all the activities of department was given. Team visited all the labs / equipments and infrastructure .
Induction and Counseling of students
In the beginning of the session an induction programme with B.sc 1 st yr students was carried out in room no 22. Brief introduction was given about the subject courses and students introduced themselves to all the faculty members.
VISIT TO LABORATORIES AND MUSEUM
Students were given opportunity to visit the zoology labs and museum to get practical knowledge . Skeletons of various animals displayed were shown to them .
Demonstration of Aquarium
All the students of B.Sc 3rd yr visited the lab and prepared the assignment on the aquarium fishes. Working of Aquarium was demonstrated with live examples .
Guest lecture on Biosensors
On 4 September Guest lecture was delivered by Dr. Dhanjay AP Allahabad Central University . His topic was Biosensor and healthcare. All the faculty members of department of Zoology organised the event. Worthy principal Ms. Surina Sharma presided the event .
Guest lecture on Biosensors
On 4 September Guest lecture was delivered by Dr. Dhanjay AP Allahabad Central University .His topic was Biosensor and healthcare. All the faculty members of department of Zoology organised the event. Worthy principal Ms. Surina Sharma presided the event .
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION
On 5 th September teachers day was celebrated .
Short term course on Vermicomposting
Short term course on organic farming and vermicompost for science students has been started in the month of october on 5 th Oct. under Utkrish yojna .About 40 students were enrolled for the course. They will learn about different methods of organic farming and biopesticides. These students were involved in practical work.After completion of the course Certificates will be provided to all the participants.
Wildlife conservation &animal diversity week
Report on Wildlife Week Celebrations-2023 held on 10th Oct, 2023
On the occasion of the69th National Wildlife Week celebrations the Department of Zoology and Department of Environment Science of Vallabh Government College organized a poster making and collage making competition on Wildlife conservation and Animal Diversity. A total number 25 student participated in the poster making and collage making competition and 150 students attended the function. Prof. Surina Sharma, Principal, VGC Mandi presided over the event as Chief Guest of the event.
Ms. Alisha and Ms. Akansha of BSc Zoology started the event by welcoming the Chief Guest ,Professors and students. Dr. Monika Panchani, Associate Professor and Head, Zoology Department, briefed the audience about the importance of National Wildlife week and mentioned National Wildlife Week is being organized since1952 and it aims to improve the awareness among masses and to educate them about the importance of Wildlife and its conservation. She also conveyed the message that we all should have compassion towards wildlife and should work for its conservation.
A wonderful presentation prepared by the students was showcased on variety of animal diversity and its importance. The presentation was followed by a group song the BSc Zoology students. A brief on the spot quiz competition on Wildlife was also organized by Dr. Manoj Thakur, Assistant Professor, and Department of Environment Science in which students participated very actively.
Dr. Radhika Jamwal, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology announced the winners of the postermaking and collage making competition and facilitated the overall prizedistribution function. Ms. Vaishanvi Gaur Bsc 2nd year, Samriti Thakur Bsc 2nd year, Kartik Sharma Bsc 3rd year and Abhay Pratap Singh, Bsc 2nd year got the 1st, 2nd, 3rdand consolation prize in Poster making competition. Pallavi Thakur Bsc 2ndyear, Yukti Bsc 2nd year, Siya Bsc 2nd year and Shayna Thakur Bsc 3rd year got 1st, 2nd, 3rdand consolation prize in Collage making competition.
Prof. Surina Sharma in her address mentioned that such events are regularly being organized in the college as a part of extracurricular activity to boost student knowledge and their overall mental development besides their studies. She said students have lot of talent and they should actively participate in different events organized at college, inter-college, regional level. Other Professors present in the event were Prof. Devika Vaidya, Prof. Neetu, Prof. Madhavi Joshi, Prof. Anita and Prof. Rajeev. Dr. Sanjay Narang, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology gave the vote of thanks.
International Conference on Emerging Issues of Biodiversity and Environment for Sustainable Development
Two days InternationalConference on “Emerging issues in Biodiversityand Environment for Sustainable Development” on 14th and 15th February 2024 was organised by the Department of Zoology and Environment Science of Vallabh Government College Mandi organized under the guidance ofPrincipal Ms. Surina Sharma. This conference coveredimportant issues on various aspectsof biodiversity conservation and environmentprotection in meeting the objectives of sustainable development. Sh. Krishan Vaidya,Additional Director (Retired), Department of Higher Education, GoHP graced theinaugural function of the event as our esteemed Chief Guest. The valedictory function of the event was gracedby Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director, NIT Uttarakhand as Chief Guest of theevent. A total no of 66 research papers were presentedoffline, 78 online and 16 poster presentations were there. Besides the collegesand universities located in Himachal Pradesh, research papers were presentedfrom NIT and IIT, Panjab University, BHU, GHNB University Gharwal, PatnaUniversity, Chandigarh University, Sher-e-Kashmir University of AgriculturalSciences and Technology of Kashmir, Kurukshetra University, Ch. Charan SinghUniversity, Meerut, Konkuk UniversitySeoul, South Korea , Manitoba Real Estate Association Canada, University ofIllinois, USA.