The Department of Zoology was established in 1937. Department is a recipient of Star Status by DBT, GOI. The Department had several illustrious researchers as its faculty and some of its faculty members are renowned figures in the Zoology academic circle; Dr. N.N. Murthy, Dr. S.V. Shanbaug, Dr. Mrs. Rao, Dr. R. M. Pai, Dr. Mrs Gaikwad, Dr. Rohini Sivabalan, Prof. M. G. Dhavale, Dr. Mrs Mayya, Mrs. Phadnis, Dr. Sasikumar Menon to name a few. Zoology Department has rich research legacy especially in the field of Systematics, Haematology, Biochemistry, Physiology and Marine Sciences. The Department has taken several initiations at the University level especially to make the Zoology subject more contemporary. This Department has been known to be the nurturing centre for many Zoologists, who are active in teaching profession, especially in the University of Mumbai. The faculty motivates students to engage in research, curricular and extra-curricular activities to tap into their intrinsic and extrinsic capabilities. The department is dedicated for the versatile development of students to help them excel in all possible fields and reach desired milestone in their career. The aim of the Department is to nurture interests of students in the subject, and to provide opportunities for specialization and research in varied aspects of Zoology.