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Department of Life Sciences (Zoology) and Computational Biology was established in 2020.First academic batch with 24 students, for B. Sc. Life Sciences (Zoology) and Computational Biology, started on 15 th January 2021. Currently this Programme is a Choice Based Credit and Semester System (KUCBCSS) and Outcome Based Education System (OBE) under Kannur University. It is a Language Reduced Programme (LRP) with English and Additional Language(Hindi/Malayalam) only during the first and second semester. This UG Programme offers Core Course- Life Sciences (Zoology) and Computational Biology, Complementary Elective Courses– Microbiology and Computer Science and Generic Elective Course- Introduction to Big Data Analysis.
In 2020, Kerala Government granted 197 New Generation UG and PG Programmes all over the state. B.Sc. Life Sciences (Zoology) and Computational Biology Programme of Pius X College is one among the 7 New Generation Programmes granted to Aided Arts and Science Colleges in Kannur University. In Kerala, only St. Pius X College offers B.Sc. Life Sciences (Zoology) and Computational Biology Programme which adds attraction to this course, making it unique.
Dr. Shiju Jacob, Head of the Department of Physiology took over the Headship of this new department, as the first faculty.
This Department can be considered as a progressive development of the Department of Physiology established in 1995, offering Physiology as Complementary Elective Course for the core course of Microbiology. The Department of Life Sciences (Zoology) and Computational Biology will continue to offer Physiology as Complementary Elective Courses for the core course of Microbiology.
Life Science(Zoology) and Computational Biology