The Department of Zoology of M.LK PG College, Balrampur established in 1955, envisages moulding young minds with an aptitude in Animal Science, turning them into bright scholars in Zoology. The Under-graduate Degree program began in 1955 followed by the commencement of Post-graduate degree programme in 2004.
Dr. Surendra Sharma (1955-1967), Dr. Abdul Hameed (1955-1993), Dr. Bhagwati Prasad Srivastava (1966-2001), Dr. K.K Ansari (1969-2010), Dr. Markanday Mishra (1972-2011) and Dr. Sheela Gupta (2005-2015) in their tenure as head of department and as a teacher , department has achieved new height under their guidance.
Dr. Hafisullah, Dr. Famidabano, Dr. P. N. Srivastava, Dr. Ghanshyam Tripathi, Dr. S. P. Singh and Dr. S. N. Tripathi were proficient eminent teacher their contribution to the department is unparallel.
The department presently headed by Dr. Ashok Kumar who is honored with Best Faculty for Teaching Innovations (GESA, New Delhi) 2019 Fellowship FBPS 2018 and fellowship of Nepal Aquaculture (NEAQUAS) Kathmandu (Nepal) 2022.
At present this department has a faculty consisting of 01 Associate Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar, 06 Assistant Professors viz. Dr. Sadguru Prakash (Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Environmental Promotion award 2019 Fellowship award FBPS 2018) and Professor S.S Khanna Gold Medal (2022). Dr. Akanksha Tripathi, Dr. Kamalesh Kumar, Miss. Mansi Patel, Dr. R. B. Tripathi (Self finance) Dr. Alpana Parmar (Self finance) & 03 Guest Lecturer Dr. Anand Bajpeyee, Smt. Varsha Singh and Sri. Santosh Kumar Tiwari, are giving continuously their valuable contribution to the department.
The Department has always believed in imparting quality education and the achievements of our students reflect the same. The department has produced large number of zoologist, academicians, scientists working in various colleges Government Institutes and other organizations. Department has produced 19 PhDs so far. The department has published approximately 300 several papers in various national and international journals. It has a good museum with very valuable rare specimen ie. Lung fishes , flying fish, torpedo, embryos, human skeleton (female) etc. and an Skeleton house have skeleton of magnificient & majestic elephant Chandmurat (died on 17th may1899) of the State of Balrampur , along with skeleton of other animals. Tiger’s skull sent shivers down the spine in the Museum. The department has a total of 1000 books in the departmental library also subscribes to reputed journals for reference. The department has a good library and laboratories.