DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
The first principal of our college Sri. A.F. Sealy was a zoologist (specialized in Entomology) deserves special mentioning and it is he who established a museum of Zoology with an excellent collection of specimens from across the world. This was in 1874 - one year before the very beginning of the college itself.
Famous Anthropologist Dewan Bahadur L.K.Ananthakrishna Iyyer was the Assistant Master in Science during 1897-1902. Zoology as an independent Department started functioning with Sri R Gopalakrishna Iyyer who was on deputation from Madras Presidency College, as the Head of the Department, Sri.N.R. Krishna Iyyer as Lecturer and Sri.P.Narayana Menon as demonstrator. Zoology department was located in the place where Department of Mathematics is located now.
Sri R Gopalakrishna Iyyer went back to Presidency College in 1927 and Sri. Karunakaran Nair of Bangalore Central College became the Head of the Department. He was an exemplary teacher who was so meticulous in campus discipline, but at the same time very affectionate and empathetic towards students. Meanwhile, the Science block of today was inaugurated on 5th of January 1935. The design of the gallery of the department of Zoology is unique form the others in Chemistry and Physics. In 1940, Sri. Karunakaran Nair became the Principal of our college, and Sri.P.Narayana Menon became the Head of the department. In 1953 Sri.P.Narayana Menon took charge as the Principal. Both Sri. Karunakaran Nair and Sri.P.Narayana Menon put forwarded excellent service both as the Head of the department as well as the Principal. The Department and the college achieved glory during their period.
N. Balakrishnan Nair, T.C.Narayana Menon, K.H.Alikunhi, Rama Varma Appan Thampuran (was also Assistant to Dewan Dixon – the War Publicity Officer) , M.Krishna Menon, E.M.Joseph, I.Aravindaksha Panicker, P.V.Ranjini, Anna Vareedh et.al., served the department during those periods. Paramu, Ayyappan, Madhavan, and Purushothaman were the attenders of that period.