Brief History of Department:

The Department of Studies in Zoology, Manasagangotri was established in the year 1960, under the stewardship of late Prof. M.R. Rajashekarasetty, along with late Prof, B.N. Bole Gowda and Prof. M. Appaswamy Rao. Since the inception, the Department has immensely contributed in the fields of Reproductive Physiology, Comparative Endocrinology, and Drosophila Genetics, which have earned national and international recognition. Over the years, the Department has expanded the research activities leading to emergence of research groups in different fields viz., Vector Biology, Microbial. Ecology, Anti Diabetic and Anti Fertility Studies, Human Genetics and Develpmental Biology. The Research activities of the Department have been funded by different agencies viz., Ford Foundation, UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT, DAE, ICMR and DRDO.