About Department of Zoology


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The Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University started its journey in 1986 as a section of former Institute of Life Sciences and later it was upgraded to a full-fledged department under the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Now it is a leading department in the university and one of the pioneering institutes in Bangladesh in inseminating Zoological knowledge through up-to-date teaching and cutting-edge research.

The current strength of faculty of the department is 26. Most of them have earned their higher degrees from renowned foreign universities and are dedicated to teaching and research in their respective areas. Every year, the department enrolls a good number of undergraduate and graduate students and offer four-year B.Sc (Honours), one-year thesis and non-thesis M.Sc., M.Phil. and PhD degrees in Zoology. Currently, it has three branches, namely Entomology, Fisheries and Limnology and Wildlife and Conservation Biology in the department with updated curricula. These three branches undertake a wide range of research aspects including molecular, biochemical, ecological, medical, and forensic as well as genetic studies in the well-equipped laboratories and in the research fields to offer specialized higher degrees. The department has adequate on-campus research facilities and collaborations with several foreign universities and research institutes for exchanging students, faculty and researchers.

The department has well-known alumni association, which is named as Zoology Department Alumni Association of Jahangirnagar University (ZAAJU). It maintains strong bonding among its graduates and alumni. The department supports, develops and prepares its alumni to move forward and be successful in their lives. Alumni are its respected ambassadors throughout the world; therefore, the department values their thoughtful opinions, suggestions and emotions, active participation, feedback, comments and mutual dialogue for ensuring the quality of education and research.

Faculty Members

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Dr. Md. Abdullah hel Baqui

Professor, Department of Zoology

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Dr. Md. Rafiqun Nabi

Professor, Department of Zoology

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Prof. Abdul Jabber Hawlader

Professor, Department of Zoology

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Dr. Tahmina Afroze

Professor, Department of Zoology

Dr. Md. Golam Mostafa
Dr. Saadia Ahmad

Professor, Department of Zoology

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Department of Zoology have total 26 faculty members.

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