YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT: 1959
The department of Zoology of M.C. College, Barpeta was established on the 1st of September, 1959. At the time of establishment of this department a large part of the lower Assam was totally lacking any facilities for Science education. At inception, this department started with a very few students, teachers and poor infra-structure. In the last few decades the department has been marching successfully on its determined path and has grown to be a large and prominent faculty of M.C. College, Barpeta. At present the department is accommodating numbers of students in each Major semester besides the students opting Zoology as a general subject.
The department was founded with three teachers, namely R. K. Singh, H.H. Singh and P.N. Singh. Theory and practical classes were conducted in only two rooms in the present Anthropology block. The department was shifted to the present building in 1966. Presently the department has 5 classrooms, 2 practical laboratories, 2 well equipped research laboratories, 1 well maintained museum and 1 staff room. The department also has a library with a good collection of books. At present the department has a faculty of 6 teachers and 3 laboratory bearers.
Since its inception, the department of Zoology has been marching forward aptly fulfilling its promises by providing the students of this locality with best facilities of learning in the field of zoology and achieve excellence in the field of reality.
The Honours course in Zoology in three-year Degree Course was introduced in 1977. There were five teachers at that time. The 1st batch had only three students.
The teachers as well as students of this department have been actively taking part in solving the problems of the society. The students are motivated to become self reliant and shouldering the social responsibilities in the field of education and research. The teachers and students are also related to various NGOs and social bodies actively engaged in spreading scientific knowledge in the society through participation or organization of seminars, workshops, popular talks, etc.
We are conducting Six months diploma course in Agro technology comprising-
1) Bee keeping, 2) Aquarium manufacturing., 3) Aromatic oil extraction.,4) We are producing honey, aquarium and chetronella oil.
Notable Alumni (Major) :
Our students are shining in the country in research and other fields- Dehraj Saud in the year stood 1st Class 1st Position in Zoology (Gauhati University)
Results of last three sessions:
2014: 3 First Class
2015: 8 First Class
2016: 6 First Class.