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1 THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN SYLLABUS FOR 3-YEAR (GENERAL) DEGREE COURSE : ZOOLOGY (With effect from : Session) [Each of the Theoretical Papers (100 marks) will be of 3 Hours duration. Practical Paper (100 marks) will be of 5 Hours duration.] PART : I (TOTAL MARKS : 100 ) :: Theoretical : 100 PAPER : I :: MARKS : 100 :: (TOTAL CLASSES : 85) Group : A : (Classes : 20) 1.Outline Classification of Sub-Kingdom : Protozoa(upto Phyla) with distinctive Characters & Examples(Scientific Names). 2. Classification(upto Classes) with Characters, Examples(Scientific Names): Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida, Arthropoda, Mollusca, Echinodermata. Group : B : (Classes : 10) Type Study : Obelia, Periplaneta Group : C : (Classes : 20) Functional Anatomy (Non-Chordates) 1. Locomotory Organelles/Organs : Pseudopodia(Amoeba), Tube-feet(Star-fish). 2. Mechanism of feeding & Structure of Digestive System in Pila. 3. Excretory Organs & Excretion : Flame Cell(Planaria), Nephridia(Earthworm), Green gland (Prawn). 4. Respiratory Organs : Ctenidium & Pulmonary Sac(Pila). 5. Reproductive Organs & Process of reproduction in Earthworm. Group : D : (Classes : 15) Classification with Distinctive Characters & Examples (Scientific Names). 1. Upto Classes : Lower Chordates. 2. Upto Sub-Classes : Chondrichthyes & Osteichthyes. 3. Upto living Orders : Amphibia, Reptilia. 4. Upto Sub-Classes : Aves & Mammalia. Group : E : (Classes : 05) Type Study : Columba Group : F : (Classes : 15) Functional Anatomy (Chordates) 1. Integument : General structure & function; Integumentary glands in Mammals. 2. Stomach in Cow. 3. Structure & function of Gills in Fishes. 4. Heart & Course of Blood-circulation through it : Fish & Guineapig. Page 1 of 7

2 THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN SYLLABUS FOR 3-YEAR(GENERAL) DEGREE COURSE : ZOOLOGY (With effect from : Session) [Each of the Theoretical Papers(100 marks) will be of 3 Hours duration. Practical Paper(100 marks) will be of 5 Hours duration.] (PART : II (TOTAL MARKS : 200 ) Group : A :: (Classes : 15) PAPER : II :: MARKS : 100 :: (TOTAL CLASSES 110) Taxonomy, Evolution & Adaptation 1. Definition of Systematics & Taxonomy. 2. Species : Definition & Types(Biological, Sibling, Monotypic, Polytypic). 3. Darwinism. 4. Aquatic, Fossorial adaptations in Vertebrates. 5. Basic idea about Geological Time Scale. Group : B :: (Classes : 15) Ecology & Wildlife 1. Ecology & Ecosystem : Definition, Components, Energy flow, Food chain, Food web, Ecological pyramid. 2. Pollution : Water(sources & effects only). 3. Conservation of Wildlife : Purpose & Methods. Concept of National Park, Sanctuary, Reserve forest & Biosphere reserve. Group : C :: (Classes : 15) Cytogenetics & Molecular Biology 1. Ultrastructure & Functions of Plasma membrane(fluid Mosaic Model). 2. Chromosome Structure- Nucleosome model. 3. Differences between DNA & RNA. 4. Meiosis & its Significance. 5. Chromosome changes in Human (numerical & structural) with reference to Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome. Group : D :: (Classes : 25) Physiology & Biochemistry 1. Formed elements of Mammalian blood. Basic mechanism of blood coagulation. ABOblood group & Rh factor. 2. Enzyme : Characteristics & Classification. 3. Carbohydrates, Proteins & Lipids(Structure & Types). 4. Glycolysis & Kreb s cycle. 5. Vitamins : A,B-complex, C & E(Chemical Names, Sources & Deficiency Diseases). Group : E :: (Classes : 25) Page 2 of 7

3 Developmental Biology & Endocrinology 1. Spermatogenesis & Oogenesis in Mammals. 2. Oitline idea about Fertilization. 3. Types of Eggs in Chordates. 4. Characteristics & Types of Cleavage. 5. Gastrulation in Branchiostoma. 6. Placenta in Mammals : Types & Functions. 7. Endocrine System in Invertebrates & Vertebrates(Names, Positions of Glands & Hormones secreted by them). Group : F :: (Classes : 15) Parasitology 1. Symbiosis : Definition & Types(Phoresis, Commensalism, Parasitism, Mutualism). 2. Life history & Pathogenecity of Plasmodium vivax, & Ascaris lumbricoides. 3. Biology & control of Vectors : Anopheles & Phlebotomus PRACTICAL ( MARKS : 100 :: TIME : 5 HOURS) DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS PAPER : III 1. One Nonchordate Dissection One Chordate Dissection One Preparation/Mounting Identification (6 items) with reasons 6x5=30 5. Spot Identification(6 items) 6x2=12 6. Submission of Field Report Laboratory Note Book Viva-voce 10 PRACTICAL COURSE 1. Nonchordate Dissections : i) Earthworm : Nervous System ii) Cockroach : Digestive System, Female Reproductive System Male Reproductive System (excluding Vas deferens) 2. Chordate Dissections : i) Carp : Afferent Branchial Arterial System. Brain. IXth & Xth Cranial Nerves. 3. Preparation/Mounting/Staining : Page 3 of 7

4 i) Earthworm : Seta. ii) Pila : Radula. iii) Mosquito : Larva. iv) Cockroach : Mouth Parts. v) Honey Bee : Pollen Busket. vi) Fish : Cycloid & Ctenoid Scale. 4. Identification with reasons of the following : a) Amoeba, Paramoecium, Schypha, Obelia, Pennatula, Nereis, Pheretima, Hirudo, Hippa, Balanus, Squilla, Lepisma, Buthus, Cimex, Pediculus, Chiton, Patella,Loligo, Lamellidens, Mytilus, Ophiura, Antedon. b) Ascidia, Branchiostoma, Scoliodon, Torpedo, Himppocampus, Heteropneustes, Clarias, Syngnathus, Rana, Rhacophorus, Draco, Typhlops, Naja, Ptyas, Vipera, Psittacula, Passer, Alcedo, Pteropus, Funambulus, Suncus. c) Bones : i) Skull : Pigeon & Guineapig. ii) Vertebrae & Girdle : Pigeon & Guineapig. d) Histological Slides : T.S of Small Intestine, Section of Liver, Kidney, Lung, Testis, & Ovary of Rat. 5. Spot Identifications : To be Selected from the list given in Item Submission of Field Reports(any two) : Visit to any Two of the following : i) Any Pond, Beach, Forest-Ecosystem. ii) Zoo-garden. iii) National Museum. iv) Apiculture Centre /Cattle Farm /Poultry Farm or Sericulture Station. 7. One Laboratory Note Book be prepared for submission, covering all Practical items & should be signed by respective Teachers regularly Page 4 of 7

5 THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN SYLLABUS FOR 3-YEAR(GENERAL) DEGREE COURSE : ZOOLOGY (With effect from : Session) [Theoretical Papers(65 marks) will be of 2.5Hours duration. Practical Paper(35 marks) will be of 4 Hours duration.] THEORETICAL : 65 PRACTICAL : 35 (PART : III(TOTAL MARKS : 100 ) PAPER : IV(Theoretical):: MARKS : 65:: (TOTAL CLASSES 50) [16 questions each of 1mark (11 to be answered) & 5 questions each of 2marks(3 to be answered) are to be set covering entire contents. 5 questions each of 6marks (3 to be answered) are to be set : 1 from Group-A, 1 from Group-B, 1 from Group-C,1 from Group-D, & 1 from Group-E. 5 questions each of 10marks(3 to be answered)are to be set : 1 from Group-A, 1 from Group-B, 1 from Group-D, 1 from Group-E & 1 from Group-F] Group : A :: (Classes - 08) Aquaculture :- Group : B :: (Classes 15) a) Composite Fish Culture. b) Fresh Water Prawn Culture. c) Waste Water Fed Culture. Pest & Pest Management :- 1.Bionomics of Common Pests of Paddy(Tryporyza incertulus, Nilaparvata lugens); Bringel(Leucinodes orbonalis); Stored grain(tribolium castaneum, Sitophilus oryzae) 2. Concept of Integrated Pest Management. Group : C :: (Classes 05) Apiculture:- 1. Types of Indian Honey Bees. 2. Methods of Rearing. 3. Methods of Extraction & Preservation. Page 5 of 7

6 Group : D :: (Classes 05) Poultry:- 1. Types of Breeds. 2. Method of Rearing (Deep-Litter System). 3. Diseases & their Control. Group : E :: (Classes 05) Animal Husbandry:- 1. Types & Distribution of Cattle Breeds (Milch) in India. 2. Merits & Demerits of Cattle Breeding. Group : F :: (Classes 12) Medical Zoology:- 1. Outline Life history, Clinical Symptoms & Control of the Causative Agents of : i) Amoebiasis. ii) Filariasis. iii) Enterobiasis PRACTICAL ( MARKS : 35 :: TIME : 4 HOURS ) DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS PAPER V 1. Experiment : Group - A Experiment : Group B Identification (4 items) with reasons 4x3=12 4. Personal Activity Laboratory Note Book Viva-voce 04 PRACTICAL COURSE 1.Experimental Works:- Group : A i) Measurement of ph of water sample by ph-meter. ii) Preparation & Staining of Common Zoo-planktons from Pond : Cyclops, Daphnia, Cypris, Rotifer. Group : B i) Staining of Blood-film of Rat. ii) Preparation of Haemin crystals of Rat. Page 6 of 7

7 2. Identification with reasons (Scientific Names & Applied Importance ) : i) Pests : Tryporyza, Apion, Tribolium, Sitophilus, Lepisma. ii) Fish : Cirrhinus mrigala, Labeo rohita, Labeo calbasu, Catla catla, Mystus vittatus, Hypophthalmicthys molitricx, Ctenopharyngodon idella, Wallago attu, Glossogobious giuris, Channa striatus iii) Insects Vectors : Anopheles, Culex & Phlebotomus. iv) Life History stages of Bombyx mori. 3. Personal Activity : i) Study & Submission of Life History stages of Anopheles or Culex Mosquito Page 7 of 7

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