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Department of Zoology

19/10/2023: Dr. Naorem Santa Singh, Project Scientist of DBT-BUILDER PROGRAMME, Department of Life Sciences (Zoology and Botany), Manipur University, has been awarded the ZSK-INDIA RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION by THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY, KOLKATA-INDIA (ZSK, India) on 16/10/2023

21.01.2023 to 23.01.2023 : Research Scholars of Zoology, Manipur University helping in providing training of the Forest guards and SSB of Jharkhand State on Snake awareness & rescue operations.

Date 16.01.2023: Research scholars of Zoology, Manipur University Hemeshor and Jeniskumar learning  handling techniques at the Snake Research Institute, Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Government of Gujarat Malanpara, Dharampur, Valsad, Gujarat.

13th and 14th January,2023:  Six months progress Report presentation of Research scholars of Zoology was held on the 13th & 14th January 2023.


Date 12.01.2023 : Prof.Ravinder Nath Marius Sehgal, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA gave a talk on " Avian malaria in a changing world" at 10.30 am in the department. Altogether, more than 100 Students from the department of Zoology and department of environment and forestry participated. Prof. R. Varatharajan, Dean, School of Life Sciences, MU gave the presidential remarks and Prof. Th. Binoy proposed the vote of thanks.

Date 23/12/2022 (Friday):  The monthly Seminar presentation of Research club of the department of Zoology, Manipur University was held today in the Conference hall. Two presenters namely; 1. Moirangthem Kishan Singh from Animal physiology lab, MU and 2. Ishwor Haobam from Entomology lab, DMU gave their insights into different aspects of their research findings.

Date 28/11/2022:  As done every month a paper review seminar was organised today for the department of Zoology for the month of November, 2022.
List of presenters were : 1.Sangomsing Chiru from Entomology lab, 2.Mayanglambam Alina from Ecology lab, 3.N.Hemeshwor Singh from parasitology lab & 4.Pratima Ningombam from Animal physiology lab


16.12.2022 : A team of Scholars of the Department of Zoology, MU attended a Department of Space, Government of India sponsored training course on Remote sensing and GIS application in Forestry and Ecology held from 5th to 16th December,2022 at the North Eastern space applications centre, Shillong. The Scholars are Th. Rojen, Lebanan keisham, Caroline, Lemba & Nibem keisham.

15.12.2022. Research scholars of Zoology, Manipur University Hemeshor and Jeniskumar learning deworming of Snake & other techniques at the Snake Research Institute, Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Government of Gujarat, Malanpara, Dharampur, Valsad, Gujarat.

14 to 15th December, 2022. Our Research Scholars S. Sushilkumar and S. Mexico presenting papers at the International Conference on biodiversity and conservation cum workshop on traditional medicine held from the 14th to 15th Dec, 2022 at St. Anthony college, Shillong. Besides them a few other Scholars also presented papers in the online mode.

14.12.2022: Prof. R. Varatharajan, Dean, School of Life Sciences, Manipur University releasing the first packet of Vermicompost produced by the Department of Zoology, Manipur University on Wednesday, the 14th December, 2022.

10.12.2022: Pure natural Honey available in University Canteen. Price Rs 200 for 250 ml. The Department of Zoology, Manipur University has started producing pure natural Honey in collaboration with some subsidiary farms located in different areas of Manipur. The department has taken up the initiative of imparting knowledge and knowhow on Bee rearing in needy Villages of Manipur. At present with tieup with some farmers in Tentha khonbal, the department has started selling honey through BEENET, Manipur. In Manipur University campus it is presently available in MU Canteen.


03.08.2022(Wednesday): A team of Researchers from Bangor University, Wales, UK, made an interaction with the Research Scholars and Students of Zoology today, the 3rd August 2022, at 11.30 am. The Bangor team consisted of Vishal Santra, Sourish Kuttalam, Luke O'Sullivan and Guillem L. Russel. The team mainly interacted on the phylogenetics of Snales. A film on Snakebites in northeast India was also screened as an educational awareness. Manipur University has an MOU on educational and research collaboration with Bangor University,UK.


27.07.2022 ( Wednesday): An interactive session of the Research Scholars of Life Sciences with Prof. Girish C. Shukla, Department of Biological, Geo and EVS Sciences, Centre for gene regulation in health and diseases, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, was held today in the Conference hall. Dr MunishKumar Pandey, Department of Biochemistry, Allahabad University, also attended the Program. Prof. R.Varatharajan, Dean, School of Life Sciences, presided. Discussion on Research ethics, publication and Research as a passion was held. Prof. Sukhla spoke at great length on the point of taking research as one's passion and life goal. He advised the students to look for diverse avenues & newer streams, search for related publications to what we were working on, and try to find a relationship that could be applied to our study.



25.07.2022: Presenting the works done every six months by Research Scholars of Zoology is a  practice done every half yearly. In addition, every month, the department organises a journal review by Students as a part of the activity of the Research Club of department. Today also, an online research presentation has been conducted.

11.07.2022 & 12.07.2022: The department of Zoology conducted a two-day research review presentation of the Research Scholars of the department. 49 Research Scholars made  PowerPoint presentations of their six months' works. A committee consisting of Prof. Rk. Gambhir, Prof. Th. Binoy & Dr Sivakumar evaluated them. Dr Ksh. Birla acted as faculty in charge. Other Faculty members also attended.



Date 07.07.2022: Students of the Parasitology section of Life Sciences ( Zoology) undergoing training on Barcoding of Specimen at Chennai.



Date 13.06.2022 (Monday): Dr Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director, ICAR-Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries (DCFR), Bhimtal, Uttarakhand interacted with the Students of MSc Zoology at 10.30 am, today the 13th June 2022 on the prospects, challenges and opportunities in Research in Cold water Fisheries.

Date 30.05.2022 ( Monday):  Prof. Mohammad Manjur Shah, Chairman, Yusuf Maitama  Sule University, Kano, Nigeria delivered a lecture on the topic "Importance of Publications in Scientific Research Findings" at 2.30 pm today, the 30th May 2022 in the Seminar room of life Sciences. It could be mentioned that Prof. Manjur did his post-doctoral research in Life Sciences Department, Manipur University before joining the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria in 2015. Besides talking on the roles of Publications, he also shared his life experiences in the field of research.


Date 05.05.2022( Thursday): As a part of the monthly research paper review seminar done under the  Research Club & Journal club, Department of Life Sciences ( Zoology ) today, the  5th May 2022 at 11 am three Research Scholars viz T. Ibochouba Singh, Yuringwon Zimik & Th. Bishoya Devi presented different topics on different areas of research.

Date 30.04.2022 ( Saturday): Another Pre-submission Seminar of Animal Physiology.

Date 29.4.2022 ( Friday): Pre Submission seminar of Dayami, a Research Scholar of Fishery specialization.

Date 01.04.2022 (Friday): Snapshots of the Hands-on training undertaken by our Students Hemeshor and Jineshkumar at Kolkata.

Date 26.03.2022: Two Students of Zoology Hemeshor and Jenis undergoing Hands-on training on Safety protocols, basic handling, sampling technique & morphometric analysis at Kolkata. The instructor is Vishal Santra.


Date 25.03.2022: In continuation of the Paper presentation of Research Scholars of Zoology in the last week of every month as a part of the Seminar presentation of Research club and Journal club, Department of Zoology, MU; today a paper presentation of the Snakes of North East India is made by N. Hemeshor Singh.

Date 23.03.2022: Research Scholars of Zoology department undergoing Hands-on training on how to prepare biological samples for SEM imaging at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

Date 21.03.2022: Research Scholars of Zoology department at NEHU and Botanical Society of India, NE.

Date 11.02.2022 to 16.02.2022: An offline hands-on activity on molecular works, ecological principles, general Zoology and animal dissection was conducted for the MSc first Semester Students.




Date 11.02.2022: On the spot visit at FEEDS institute, Hengbung by the Students of M Sc Zoology third semester.


Date 9.02.2022: Field trip to Khoupum Cave & Valley of the MSc first semester Students of the Department of Zoology, Manipur University


Date 4.02.2022 ( Friday): Seminar presentation by the MSc Students of Parasitology special.


Date 3.02.2022: Pre Submission Seminar of Lebanan Keisham, Ng. Lucky & A. Amala

Date 31.01.2022 to 3.02.2022: The department of Zoology conducted an offline hands-on training program in connection with MSc third semester practical course.

Date 21.12.2021 to 29.01.2022: Monthly journal club activities of the Department of Zoology, Manipur University.

Date 26/01/2022: The Entomology section of the Department of Zoology, Manipur University, organised a  Seminar of the Students of MSc 3rd Semester in a virtual mode with Dr Dwijamani as an external expert.

Date 25/01/2022: Release of an injured green bamboo pit viper (juvenile) after treatment at Canchipur by Research Scholar Hemeshor.

Date 14/01/2022: Seminar presentation of the MSc third semester Students of Animal Physiology Specialization of the Department of Zoology, Manipur University.


Date 8/12/2021: Field Study tour of  MSc Zoology II Semester at Ukhrul, Sirui and Mova cave ( 6 - 8 December 2021).



Date 29/11/2021: Paper review presentation by PhD Scholars of Animal Physiology as a part of the Journals Club, Zoology Department


Date 26/11/2021: Pre Submission seminar of RK. Sanachaoba Singh.

Date 21/11/2021: Dr Rameshori of the Zoology department is taking part in the India Rivers Week, 2021, held from 8th to 27th November 2021 in online mode.


Date 31/10/2021:  Sample collection trip at a Fish farm of Hiyangthang.



Date 30/10/2021: Pre-submission Seminar of three Research Scholars of Prof. RK. Gambhir Singh. The Research Scholars are A. Jeerankumar Singh, N. Pengki Devi & L. Sanjoy Singh

Date 30/10/2021: Dr Rameshori of the Zoology department is attending a virtual workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems.

Date 29/10/2021: Prof. N. Mohilal Meitei, Head, Department of Zoology, Manipur University, speaking on Inspire program and human resource development in Manipur in an online program organised by MASTEC for the Vigyan Utsav as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.



Date 26/10/2021: Dr Rameshori and her Research Scholars are attending in online mode the first International Symposium on Aquatic biodiversity of the North Eastern Region of India. 26th to 27th October 2021






Date 17/10/2021: 17.10.2021  7 pm checking out the Fishmarket at Jiribam.

* Date 17/10/2021: Joining area of Barak and Tuivai rivers at Tipaimukh. The muddy part is Tuivai, and the clear part is Barak

Random shots in the early morning of 17.10.2021






* Date 16/10/2021: Offline and Online Defending of PhD work in Department of Zoology, MU by Thang Johnson, under the supervision of Prof. R. Varatharajan today, the 16th October 2021. The external examiner participated via virtual mode. Researchers from Mizoram, Imphal, Tirunelveli, Bangalore, etc., also joined the Viva online.



* Date 16/10/2021: Research Scholars of Zoology department, Manipur University arriving at Tipaimukh from Jiribam on steamer boat at  7.40 am of Saturday, the 16th October 2021 after a brief night halt on the ship along the river. The journey started yesterday at 6 am from Fulartol.



Collecting Samples at Tipaimukh (Below two pictures)


Attempting to catch Tiger Shrimp at Tipaimukh on 16.10.2021

Our Students were preparing Dinner on a boat on the way to Tipaimukh.



* Date 15/10/2021: Field collection trip to Makhan, Leikhampokpi, Kanglatombi on 15.10.2021 by a Department of Zoology, Manipur University and CONCERN, Kolkata. 15.10.2021, visit Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Makhan





15.10.2021. Our team is helping a drug addict, who happens to be a gas stove repairer, on the way to Dam, Makhan




* Date 15/10/2021: Department of Zoology Research Scholars at Jiribam, on their way to Fulertol for catching Steamer boat for Tipaimukh.

Our team at Sotobekra

Joining area of Barak river and Jiri river

Boating, Barak river


* Date 14/10/2021: Research Scholars  S. Sushilkumar Singh and S. Mexico Singh are getting ready for an extended field trip to Jiribam, Tipaimukh and Senvon village on 14th October 2021

S. Sushilkumar at Nungba bazar on 14.10.21

S. Mexico Singh at Leimatak bridge on 14.10.21

At Irang bridge on 14.10.21, on the way to Jiribam for a field tour.

Our team at Leimatak bridge on 14.10.21

* Date 12/10/2021: Release of a young monocled Cobra rescued from NH2 near Mao in Manipur University Campus after blood sample collection on 12.10.2021 by the Research Scholars of Zoology