A Blood Donation Camp was organized by the Dept of Zoology and NSS Unit in association with Blood Bank, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur on 18-06-2019.
A Collage making competition in connection with World Environment Day 2019 was conducted on 24-06-19 for all students of the college. The Quiz competition in connection with World Environment Day was done on 27.06.19.
ZOOLOGY ASSOCIATION REPORT 2019-2020
The Zoology Association (ZOEA) was officially inaugurated by Dr. P.M. Sureshan, Scientist and Officer in Charge, Zoological Survey of India, Calicut, on 11-12-2019. In the technical session of the inaugural ceremony there was a seminar on “Biodiversity of India” by our chief guest.
WORLD WETLAND DAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2020 was celebrated with an awareness class on the "Wetlands and Biodiversity" by Ms. Swapana Johny, HOD, Dept of Zoology on 14-02-2020. This year's theme of the day was the wetlands and the biodiversity.
Three competitions regarding “Forest Conservation” - interdepartmental essay writing, collage making and PPT Presentation competitions were conducted in connection with Swatchatha Pakwada by the Department of Zoology on 24th January, 2020. Fifty-nine students participated in the essay writing competition which was on the topic “Man and Forest”. Collage competition was organised on the theme “Protection of wildlife in the present scenario of recent wildfires”. Nine students participated in the competition. Six students participated in the power point presentation on “Conservation of forest for the sustenance of the planet Earth”.
An Awareness Class on “Indigenous Restoration of Biodiversity” was conducted by Mr. James N J Executive Director, GREEN HABITAT, Guruvayoor on 11-12-2019.
AIDS awareness class in connection with World AIDS Day for zoology students was conducted on 3-12-19. Staff and students paid homage to the AIDS victims by Lightening candles with a silent prayer.
Ms. Swapana Johny, Ms. Sini U V and M. Sc students attended a workshop on the “Study of Biodiversity in Canoli Canal” and student participation in collections for the biodiversity study along with the Project report on “Preliminary studies on biodiversity of Canoli Canal, Chavakkad submitted to State Wetland Authority Kerala by GREEN HABITAT, Guruvayoor 2019.
Total of 220 students participated from various institutions
A photography and creative writing competition on local restoration was also conducted in commemoration of the world Environmental day observance. Total 42 students participated in the programme. Malavika C of II nd sem B.Sc Zoology secured first prize, P J Jaseela Jaleel of II nd sem M.Sc Zoology secured second prize and Johncy sabinus of II nd M.Sc Zoology secured third prize in the creative writing competition. Akshara R of IV th sem M.Sc Zoology,Drisya T P of II nd sem B.A Economics secured first and second prize respectively in the photography competition.
On 8-6-2021 A webinar in connection with world ocean day was organized on the topic Ocean Reservoir of biodiversity in association with green habitat Guruvayoor. The resource person of the day was Dr.Hidayathulla, Secretary,Centre for Multidisciplinary Research and Development(CMRD) and the seminar was inaugurated by Dr.Swapna Johny, HOD. Department of Zoology.
World Blood Donor Day was observed on 14th June being the birthday of Karl Landsteiner who discovered the ABO blood group in 1900. As a part of this Red ribbon club and NSS unit of Little Flower College conducted online live webinar to encourage youth to embrace the humanitarian call to donate blood and inspire others to do the same. The resource person of the day, Dr. Thanuja A Mathew, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, enlightened the students about the importance of blood donation especially in the present scenario of COVID -19. A total of 79 participants were there in the seminar.
The reading day was organised in the department with various activities. On 19-6-2021 A reading competition on scientific news was organised for all UG and PG students of the department. Google meet links were separately provided for each class groups by their corresponding class teachers. On the same day a mothers meet on the topic “Make books your daughters best friends – Let her Read and Grow” was conducted for the mothers of fifth semester zoology students . On 21-06-2021 a “Biology book Quiz ”was organized for the students of the department. On 25th June a speech competition was conducted.
Department of Zoology organized a Mothers’ Meet for V sem B.Sc. Zoology students’ mothers in connection with reading fortnight 19th June to 7th July with the theme “Make Books Your Daughter’s Best Friends. Let Her Read and Grow” at 3pm on Google Meet.
28 mothers participated in the meeting. Discussed the lack of reading habit amongst the current scenario of online teaching learning. Also asked mothers to find time to check regularly that their wards are taking down lecture notes and reading them after online classes. In addition, encourage daughters to read books rather than spending time I digital world. All mothers spoke in the meet. Also, gave them an online leaning experience of their daughters by presenting a ppt of a recent class.
Department of Zoology organized an online Biology Book Quiz in Connection with Reading week activities on 21-06-2021 as an interdepartmental programme. 181 students participated in the online quiz. E certificate were issued to the participants who scored more than 70% in the quiz. Link for Quiz : https://forms.gle/H9F2KwaKrX2X5iWb7
On 21-06-2021 a “Biology book Quiz ”was organized for the
students of the department.
As part of Reading Day observation Department of Zoology, Little Flower College conducted a speech competition about the importance of a reading habit. Competitions were conducted in a digital mode due to COVID-19 pandemic spread. Students prepared a video of three minutes describing the benefits of having good reading habit and send to class what’s app group.
1. Anitta Paul – I DC Zoology
2. Hridya A.S. – I DC Zoology
3. Varsha K. V. – I DC Zoology
4. Malavika C. – I DC Zoology
On 26th June Red Ribbon club in association with NSS unit Little Flower College organised a Poster making competition in connection with the observance of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the theme Share facts on Drugs, Save Lives/ Choose Life not Drugs/One life-One Chance – Avoid Drugs. A short film “Choice for Euphoria” was also enacted and released on you tube by members of the Red ribbon club. https://youtu.be/tJZs61TV8w0.
Tiger day quiz
As a part of World Environment Day celebration an online Environment Awareness Quiz conducted from 5th June to 19th June. 67 Students of III Sem & V Sem B.Sc. Zoology and III Sem M.Sc. Zoology students participated in the Competition
A Webinar Series on the topic “How to Spark your Audience” (01 – 04) was conducted by the department in four sessions.
01. Setting the stage (2 pm on 17th July 2020)
02. Five rules of conversation (2 pm on 29th July 2020)
03. How to be a good story teller (2 pm on 05th August 2020)
04. Speak with poise (2 pm on 19th August 2020)
Webinar Series was inaugurated by Sr. Dr. JeesmaTherase at 2 pm on 17th July 2020, Organised by Department of Zoology, Little Flower College, Guruvayoor, Thrissur, Kerala. Resource person - Mr. Davis Padical, Professor, Jyothi Engineering College, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur. 222 participants had registered for the Webinar. Around 104 people participated in all sessions of the Webinar Series. Certificates were issued after the fourth session of the Webinar on 19th August 2020.
In Connection with the International Day for the
Conservation of Mangrove, another Online Quiz Competition was conducted for the
college students from 26th July to 31st July 2020. 937 students participated in
The final year B.Sc students of the Department prepared a You Tube video in connection with Nature Conservation Day - 28th July 2020. They also prepared a collage conveying the importance of Nature Conservation.
A Poster competition in connection with World Population Day was held on 11th July 2020. 16 students participated in the Competition.
On 29th July, the department observed the International Tiger Day by conducting a Collage competition among students. 10 students participated in the Competition.
In connection with World Elephant Day 12th August 2020, the Department held an Essay Writing Competition from 12th to 17th August 2020. 10 Students participated in the Competition.
On 15th August, a You Tube video “Tribute to 74th Indian Independence Day” was prepared and uploaded in the college channel by the final year students of the Department.
In order to inculcate scientific observation attitude and love for nature among students, a Mobile Photography Competition was carried out on 19th August 2020 as part of the World Photography Day. The theme of the competition was “Butterflies & Birds of Homesteads”. Ten students participated in the programme.
In connection with World Mosquito Day 20th August 2020, Students of II B.Sc. Zoology prepared an awareness video describing different mosquito borne diseases, symptoms and precautionary measures and uploaded in the college YouTube channel.
In connection with the World Ozone Day - 16th
September, an Online Quiz was conducted by Department.
The Wild Life Week was observed by the students
in the first week of October. They posted photographs of wildlife in their
backyard and attempted to identify with their scientific names. Prizes were
given to those students who has posted maximum number of photos and identified
with scientific names.
Department has co-organized a Webinar on “Magical Mangroves” in association with Green Habitat, Dept of Botany, Sree Krishna College, Guruvayoor, and Dept of Zoology, St. Aloysious College, Elthuruth, sponsored by WWF India & Godrej on 24th October 2020.
As a part of “Malayala BhashaVaracharanam” an Essay writing competition was held remembering Salim Ali – The Bird Man of India. The topic of the competition was “Importance of Birds on Maintenance of Biodiversity of Kerala”.
National Youth Day was celebrated on 12 January by the Red Ribbon Club members of the Department. They conveyed the message of importance of blood donation and steps to slowing down the spread of HIV infections by making a “Tree for Life”. Students Decorated a tree in their neighbourhood with small red ribbons and displayed cards/notes with positive notes on them. Total of 68 students participated in the programme (https://youtu.be/NW-ixPya2CU).
The academic year 2022–2023 officially started with the celebration of World Environment Day on 05-06-2022. Students pledged to protect the environment by planting a sapling in their home with the slogan "Only One Earth," which focuses on "Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature."
World Blood Donor Day was observed on 14th June by the members of Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of Little flower college, Guruvayoor. On the day an awareness class to highlight the need for committed, year-round Blood Donation was organised in the campus. Dr.ThanujaA Mathew, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, enlightened the students about the importance of blood donation especially in the present scenario of COVID -19. Members shared their experiences in blood donation. A total of 62 students participated in the seminar.
Readers day was observed on 19th June 2022. A review writing on scientific articles was organised for all UG and PG students of the department. Scientific journals were separately provided for each students. Students prepared a summary of the Scientific articles and submitted the hard copies in the department. All the articles were either science news or research press releases. The activity helped the class to acquire novel and recent information.
On 26th June Red Ribbon club in association with NSS unit Little Flower College organised a Poster making competition in connection with the observance of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the theme “Addressing drug challenges in Health and Humanitarian crises “. An awareness campaign on the topic How Nicotine affects Teen Brain also conducted. Members distributed snippets in the campus describing bad effects of Drugs on teen brain.
A free Eye Test was conducted on 15-07-2022 for the staff and PG students of the College.The programme was organized in association with Fathima Eye Clinic, Pattambi.
An awareness webinar was organised by the department in connection with the mangrove conservation day 26th July. Dr. Swapana Johny, Head of the department was the resource person.
As a part of Nature conservation day 28th July 2022, a one day
trekking programme to Peechi wildlife Sanctuary was arranged for the final year
students of the Department. There were 41 students (III B.Sc zoology) and 3
On International Tiger Day, 29th July an inter-departmental Digi poster making competition was conducted.
Independence Day was observed and the students posted their photos near the National flag.
Induction programme for the first year UG and PG
students were conducted on 31-08-2022.
The World Ozone day was observed conducting various awareness programme on 16th September.
As a part of River Day celebration II M.Sc. Zoology students were taken for a visit to upper reaches of Chalakkudy River at Vazhachal, Charpa and Athirapilly falls. 19 students and two staff members visited the river.
World Heart Day was observed on 29th September