Every year on March 20, people celebrate World Sparrow Day. It is designated to raise awareness about sparrow conservation and protection, as their numbers are declining globally.
A General Zoology Quiz was conducted for the students of the Zoology department on 21-02-2023. 34 students participated in the quiz competition. First prize – Nandhana M P – III B.Sc. Zoology; Second prize – Muhseena III B.Sc. Zoology.
In order to raise awareness about wetlands, world wetland day was observed in the campus by the department of Zoology. Participants put their signatures and created a pictorial representation of wetland system and pledged to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them. All staff and students of the Zoology department participated in the programme.
National Youth day was observed by students of Red Ribbon Club, Department of Zoology on 12th January 2023. Students were encouraged to participate in the Nasha Mukth Bharath programme. A pledge taking and Reel making competition was organized in connection with this day. 62 students participated in the programme.
The Department of Zoology organized a 6-day Internship programme “Throb of nature – The Forest Ecosystem” for interested students of the Department from 2nd January 2022 to 7th January 2023. The programme was conducted by FECER (Foundation for Environment Conservation, Education and Research) a leading NGO in the field of Ecology. 73 students and 5 staff members participated. The program was done in online mode for 5 days of theory sessions and final day an outdoor program of trekking at Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary to experience a forest ecosystem.
Red Ribbon Club, Department of Zoology and NSS Unit of Little Flower College, Guruvayoor in association with A.R.T Plus Centre, Department of Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Thrissur organized an awareness talk of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. DR. Sreejith Sreekumar, Medical Officer, A.R.T Plus Centre, Department of Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Thrissur led the activities along with a living victim of the disease. Dr. Valsa M.A., Principal, Little Flower College presided over the function. Dr. Swapana Johny, Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Zoology provided felicitation. More than 600 students participated in the event. All the students got an opportunity to positively and fearlessly interact with the team and clarified their doubts.
Birds are a part of every child’s life, even if only as a part of the background. Students were encouraged to list as many of the species they are familiar with in order to raise awareness of the local biological diversity and the significance of the functions played by birds in maintaining the local environment. A competition was organized by the department for all students on ‘Identification of Local Avian Fauna’ in connection with National Bird Day (12-11-2022) on 18th November 2022. 69 students of the department participated in the programme.
1st Prize: Anusree Jayasankar- II B.Sc. Zoology, 2nd Prize: Praveena K. P., I M. Sc. Zoology and Pavithra V.S., I B.Sc. Zoology
A webinar in Bioinformatics on the topic “Bioinformatics in a Nutshell” was conducted in association with Mercy college, Palakkad, under MOU. The Resource person was Dr. Jayasree S., Professor and HOD, Department of Zoology and she provided a brief account of all areas of Bioinformatics in a simple manner. 44 including staff and students participated the webinar.
On 26-10- 2022, the activities of ZOEA was officially inaugurated by Mr. James N.J, Executive Director, Green Habitat (NGO), Guruvayoor. After the inaugural session an awareness class on the topic “Kadalum Kadalamayum” was conducted. 136 students and 7 staff members of the department participated in the function.
Department of Zoology in association with Career guidance and placement cell, Little Flower College, Guruvayoor conducted a webinar – Jumpstart your future career on 15th October 2022. Total of 65 students participated in the programme. Dr. Muhammed Rafeeque APM former Head, Department of Zoology, Malabar Christian College took the class. He currently works as the director of My Career Steps, Kozhikode.
A Writing competition on the topic – A day in my life as a Wild animal was conducted as a part of world animal Welfare day. All students participated in the programme.
1st Prize: Praveena K P, I M.Sc. Zoology, 2nd Prize: Fathima Hiba, I M.Sc. Zoology
Pledge taken to protect our heart
World Heart Day was observed on 29th September
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.
The World Ozone day was observed conducting
various awareness programme on 16th September.
Induction programme for the first year UG and PG
students were conducted on 31-08-2022.
was observed and the students posted their photos near the National flag.
On International Tiger Day, 29th July an
inter-departmental Digi poster making competition was conducted.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
Tiger day quiz
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.
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.
Anitta Paul – I DC Zoology
Hridya A.S. – I DC Zoology
Varsha K. V. – I DC Zoology
Malavika C. – I DC Zoology
On 21-06-2021 a “Biology book Quiz ”was organized for the
students of the 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Total of 220 students participated from various institutions
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).
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
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.
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.
In connection with the World Ozone Day - 16th
September, an Online Quiz was conducted by Department.
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 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.
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 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 29th July, the department observed the
International Tiger Day by conducting a Collage competition among students. 10
students participated in the Competition.
A Poster competition in connection with World
Population Day was held on 11th July 2020. 16 students participated in the
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.
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
A Webinar Series on the topic “How to Spark your
Audience” (01 – 04) was conducted by the department in four sessions.
the stage (2 pm on 17th July 2020)
rules of conversation (2 pm on 29th July 2020)
to be a good story teller (2 pm on 05th August 2020)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
An Awareness Class on “Indigenous
Restoration of Biodiversity” was conducted by Mr. James N J Executive Director,
GREEN HABITAT, Guruvayoor on 11-12-2019.
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
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.
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.
The members of the Red Ribbon Club, Dept of Zoology, were invited to participate in a project proposal competition organized by Kerala police in association with KSACS, Kerala. 6 students participated in the competition. Of this the project proposal of Ms. Anu K was selected as one among the best 10 projects statewide. She received the “Best Project Proposal Award” from Smt. Dr. Bindu R., Minister for Higher Education and Social justice. A memento was also awarded for the college for active participation in the programme. The awards were distributed in the one-day Heme pol seminar conducted at Thiruvananthapuram.
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.