Department of Zoology

The Department of Zoology was established in 1955. The Department offers post graduate courses to students studying for further degrees leading to Master of Science and Master of Research degrees. The doctoral programme is also in place and currently there are 33 Ph.D degree holders. The Department maintains a library, a museum and three modern laboratories. A small butterfly house is now in operation with the Professor of Zoology heading a team of dedicated researchers from the Department.

The Department has signed MOUs with a number of international NGOs and is conducting periodic fauna surveys together with these institutions. The Zoology Department is currently doing researches in Systematics, Ecological studies, Behavourial studies, Environmental studies, Bio-diversity conservation, Biotechnology, Parasitology, Entomology, Ichthyology, Orinthology, Mammology.

Department members has also attended and read papers on the various fields of zoology at a number of international forums and seminars. The Zoology Department has also published, in collaboration with the Harrison Institute of United Kingdom, a booklet describing the country's varied flora and fauna, its people and culture. This has led to increased awareness of Myanmar's unique position in the world's action for conservation among the international scientific community as well as the general public

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