Government of Maharashtra

The Institute Of Science

Royal Institute of Science
Vision and Mission
To be premier Institute, providing students with value added higher education in a dynamic environment where today’s students meet tomorrow’s opportunities.
• To strive for excellence in academic and non-academic fields in order to match global standards.
• To prepare outstanding educators, scholars and researchers and to advance education through research in Science and art of teaching and learning.
• To work towards advancement of the knowledge base through research by under taking research in basic, applied and interdisciplinary Sciences. 
• To empower students through education to make them strong, self reliant, responsible and secular human beings, professionals’ citizens, so that they chart out their own path of success and possess perfection in their endeavors.
• To foster Regional, National and Global competencies among the students. 
• To ensure that every student of Institute becomes an Achiever.


The Department of Zoology at the Institute is one of the oldest departments. The department has contributed its mite in the field of Life Sciences under the leadership of eminent zoologists who acted as Head of the Department at different times. These include renowned scientists like: Prof P. R. Awati, Prof. S. B. Sethna, Prof. K. R. Karandikar, Prof. D. V. Bal, Prof. N. B. Inamdar, Prof. P. V. Rangnekar, Prof. A. Gopalkrishna, Prof. H. V. Kashyap, Prof. S. A. Suryawanshi Dr. D. A. Bhiwgade.

The Department of Zoology provides a good environment for research programme. Along with advancing the frontiers of knowledge, it has also groomed and trained students with modern techniques of science. The Department of Zoology has been recognised by the United Nations environment Programmes. It has also been registered as a source of environmental information in the INFOTERRA International Directory of sources.

Today, the department admits 40 students for M.Sc. (By papers) and about 45 students are engaged in research for the Master and Doctoral degrees in different fields of Zoology. So far, about 145 students have obtained their Ph. D. and 35 students have obtained their M.Sc. (By Research) degrees. The total number of research publications published so far in the journals of national and international repute is 175.

Major research areas being pursued in the Department includes Marine Ecology, Marine Zoology, Endocrinology, Physiology, Reproductive Physiology, Environmental Physiology, Toxicology, Pollution Research, Parasitology, Taxonomy, Molecular Phylogenetics, Biodiversity. The department has also organised a number of seminars, symposia, national and international conferences. It has organised several UGC sponsored refresher courses in Zoology for the benefit of the college and university teachers, not only from Mumbai University and Maharashtra but also from other states.

The department has a number of research projects which are funded by Department of Environmental & Forests, New Delhi; University Grants Commission and Department of Science & Technology.

Head Of Department