Zoology Department: DSB Campus, Nainital

The Department came into existence at graduate level in 1951 and was upgraded to the post-graduation in 1966. Young and dynamic faculty members of the department are actively engaged in teaching and research. The department has well-established laboratories for Fish biology, Entomology, Microbiology, Cell and Molecular biology. Faculty members of the department have broad area of specialization viz, fisheries, entomology, neuroscience, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology and published more than 150 papers in high impact factor reputed international journals. Department has its own computer lab with Wi-Fi facility, Seminar room, departmental library, play ground, spacious lawn etc. The Museum of the department is unique in the kumaun region. Due to continuous efforts of the faculty members, in 2019 department received DST FIST grant for the establishment of advanced research facilities. Now department has central lab facility well equipped with Fluorescent microscope, -80 deep freezer, CO2 incubator for culture of animal cell lines, PCR machine, electrophoretic units (for SDS PAGE and Agarose gels), Refrigerated centrifuge, micro-centrifuge, Gel documentation system, Research microscope with photo-compatibility, Incubator shakers, Laminar airflow hood, autoclave, digital weighing machine, digital microtomes with disposable blades, MiliQ water assembly and many other instruments for advanced molecular biology research. The faculty members of the department have been actively engaged in research and have received research grants from various funding agencies such as UGC, DST and SERB. The alumni of the department have been assuming important position within the country (such as Member of Lok Sewa Ayog, University heads; Assistant director in technical Education, fisheries experts; Scientists etc.) and abroad (Head of Cardiology in USA). Yearly, approximately 500 students are enrolled in various classes run by the Department. At present, the department offers specialization in three branches, i.e. Entomology, Fish & Fisheries and Animal Biotechnology.


To develop and become a full-fledged teaching and research center, cater the needs and challenges of the region in Zoological Sciences by cutting edge teaching and research.


The Department of Zoology is driven by a deep passion for understanding and conserving the incredible diversity of the animal kingdom. Through our research, education, conservation efforts, and collaborative partnerships, we seek to make meaningful contributions to zoological sciences and wildlife conservation. By nurturing the next generation of zoologists, engaging in cutting-edge research, and advocating for ethical practices, we aim to protect and preserve the wonders of the natural world for present and future generations.

  1. Earthworm Biology
  2. Aquaculture.
  3. Cytogenetics
  4. Limnology
  5. Entomology
  6. Molecular Microbiology
Head of the Department

Name : Dr. H.C.S. Bisht

Phone : 9411376398

Email : hcsbishtji@yahoo.com

Faculty Members of DSB Campus, Nainital
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Dr. H.C.S. Bisht Professor & Head Ichthyology hcsbishtji@yahoo.com 9411376398 Dr. H.C.S. Bisht View Profile
2 Dr. S.P.S. Bisht Professor Earthworm Biotechnology and Molecular Microbiology headzoologydsb@gmail.com 7579138434 Dr. S.P.S. Bisht View Profile
3 Dr. Deepika Goswami Associate Professor Entomology/ Earthworm Ecology dupikagoswami22@gmail.com 09411198089 Dr. Deepika Goswami View Profile
4 Dr. Manoj K. Arya Associate Professor Forest Entomology/ Insect diversity dr.manojkumar19@rediffmail.com 9411323844 Dr. Manoj K. Arya View Profile
5 Dr. Himanshu P. Lohani Assistant Professor Entomology/Earthworm Ecology dr.himanshulohani@gmail.com 9897681666 Dr. Himanshu P. Lohani View Profile
6 Dr. Deepak K. Arya Assistant Professor Microbiology/ Infection Biology dee.in@rediffmail.com 09650779857 Dr. Deepak K. Arya View Profile
7 Dr. Netrapal Sharma Assistant Professor (Guest) Animal Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology netrapalsharma@kunainital.ac.in 9457452917 Dr. Netrapal Sharma View Profile
8 Ms. Divya Pangtey Assistant Professor (Guest) Endocrinology, Reproduction Biology divyapangtey810@gmail.com 9560576886 Ms. Divya Pangtey View Profile
9 Dr. Sandeep Maindoli Assistant Professor (Guest) Limnology, Fish and Fisheries sandeep.ento@gmail.com 9808365150 Dr. Sandeep Maindoli View Profile
10 Dr. Uzma Siddhiqui Assistant Professor (Guest) Medical Biotechnology, Fish and Fisheries (Hematology uzma.labiba@gmail.com 9012318097 Dr. Uzma Siddhiqui View Profile
11 Ms. Seeta Dewali Assistant Professor (Guest) Cell Biology, Molecular Biology seemadeoli3@gmail.com 8449539446 Ms. Seeta Dewali View Profile
12 Dr. Deepak Chandra Melkani Tutor cum Demonstrator Hematology and Management of Zoological museums deepakmelkani@kunainital.ac.in 9458965849 Dr. Deepak Chandra Melkani View Profile