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1DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGYLAHORE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN UNIVERSITY, LAHORESELF-ASSESSMENT REPORTBS ZOOLOGYSubmitted toQuality Enhancement Cell,Lahore College for Women University, LahoreDated:Program Team Members:1. Dr. Sumera Sajjad, Assistant Professor2. Dr. Shafaq Fatima, Assistant Professor3. Dr. Mateen Arshad, Assistant ProfessorHead of the DepartmentProf. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

2T A B L EO FC O N T E N T SDescriptionCriterion 1: Program Mission, Objectives and OutcomesStandard 1.1.1Standard 1.1.2 (a&b)Standard 1.1.3Standard 1.1.4Standard 1.2Standard 1.3Standard 1.4Criterion 2: Curriculum Design and OrganizationStandard 2.1Standard 2.2Standard 2.3Standard 2.4Standard 2.5Standard 2.6Standard 2.7Criterion 3: Laboratories and Computing FacilitiesStandard 3.1Standard 3.2Standard 3.3Criterion 4: Student Support and AdvisingStandard 4.1Page No.

3Standard 4.2Standard 4.3Criterion 5: Process ControlStandard 5.1Standard 5.2Standard 5.3Standard 5.4Standard 5.5Criterion 6: FacultyStandard 6.1Standard 6.2Standard 6.3Criterion 7: Institutional FacilitiesStandard 7.1Standard 7.2Standard 7.3Criterion 8: Institutional SupportStandard 8.1Standard 8.2Standard 8.3Appendices

4INTRODUCTION :Zoology is the branch of Natural Science that deals with animal biology and is concernedwith every level of biological organization i.e., from gene to the ecosystem and with thestructure, evolution, physiology, behavior, entomology, genetics, development anddistribution of animals in all taxonomic groups. Zoology department at Lahore College forWomen was established in 1956. Dr. Nazir Ahmed was the first head of the Department ofZoology. Lahore College for Women was elevated to the status of a Women University inSeptember 2002. Zoology Department at Lahore College for Women University includeseight concentration areas: 1) General Zoology, 2(Cell and Molecular Biology, 3) Entomologyand Parasitology, 4) Genetics, 5) Physiology and Endocrinology, 6) Microbiology 7)Biodiversity and Conservation and Fisheries and Aquaculture.The syllabi are duly upgraded and modernized to make them abreast with the Internationalstandards. Currently department enrolls students for 4 years Bachelor’s degree (BS Zoology),2years MS degree (MS Zoology) and Ph.D. program.Mission of the DepartmentThe overarching aim of post graduate degree programs in Zoology is to train and preparescholars who bare capable of productive careers in animal biology in teaching and research atnational and international levels, develop human resource in recently emerging technologicaland disciplinary fields such as Genetic engineering, Bioinformatics, Endocrinology,Microbiology, Entomology, Biodiversity, Wildlife and Conservations etc. Our aims andobjectives are: To impart knowledge about the advances in major disciplines of Zoology. To teach different methods of exploration, investigation, organization of data and itsutilization in practical life. To equip students with the knowledge and skills for better planning and managementof animal resources, environment, health, medicine, agriculture and livestock in thecountry. To prepare and train students for advanced studies and specialization in recentlyemerging technological and interdisciplinary fields such as Genetic engineering,Endocrinology, Entomology & parasitology, Biochemistry, Microbiology,Biodiversity, Wildlife and Conservation etc. After completing the degree students willbe able to apply knowledge to the respective fields more effectively. To develop the scientific attitude and demonstrate professional skills in teachingresearch and managerial positions in wide range of professions in national andinternational organizations.The core values of the department are: Quality Honesty and Character building Value Addition Hard work Care Esteem Assurance Accountability Impartiality Transparency Conviction

5 Team spiritTeaching Methodologies:All courses taught are excellent mix-match of various methods including lectures, practicals,seminars, assignment, workshops, tutorials, and group discussions using audio-visual aids.The teaching culminates in developing the ability in students to collect, recognize andinterpret the information through various sources like library and internet. This createsoriginality amongst students enabling them to work with gravity of purpose with sharplearning skills.CRITERION 1: PROGRAM MISSION, OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMESProgram Mission of Zoology Department:Mission of the graduate program is to achieve excellence through provision of quality animalbiology training and services to develop productive skills for Zoology professionals/ researchscholars to handle multifarious challenging needs.Standard 1-1: The program must have documented measurable objectives that supportcollege and institution mission statements.Name of ProgramBS ZoologyDuration4 yearsNo. of ModulesTotal Credit hrs8 Semesters (Course 136work Research)1.1: Program’s Objectives:1.1.1 BS Zoology (4 years degree program):Curriculum for the degree consists of HEC approved courses. In year 1 and 2 thestudents learn the basic, foundation and compulsory courses according to theweightage given by the HEC. These courses include i) Compulsory courses, ii) CoreCourses from Zoology, iii) Supporting Minor Courses from Botany and Chemistryand iv) Elective Courses e.g., Statistics, Psychology etc. In the final years the studentsstudy the advanced courses and work bon research projects (Annexure I).1.1.1.1 BS Zoology Program Objectives:1.To impart knowledge about animal sciences through wide range of subjects related tonatural sciences.

62.To teach different methods of exploration, investigation, organization of data and itsutilization in practical life with reference to animal biology.3.To enable students to acquire knowledge base facts about biological diversity ofanimals including analysis at the level of genes, cells, tissues, organs, individuals,interactions od individuals, populations and ecosystems and skills for better planning,protection and management of resources, environment, health, agriculture andlivestock in the country.4.To prepare and train students for advanced studies and specialization in recentlyemerging technological and interdisciplinary field such as Biodiversity, Wildlife andConservation, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Parasitology, Genetics,Endocrinology and Physiology. After completing the degree, students will be able toapply knowledge to the respective fields and would go for consideration of larger roleof biology in society.1.1.2 Strategies are based on:i)Designing the program as per requirement of studentsii)Develop curriculum according to the need of the program.iii)Regular revision of curriculum to keep them abreast with national and internationaldevelopments.iv)Providing all resources including class room facilities, multimedia, computers andproperly equipped laboratories.v)Updating the knowledge of teachers through workshops and training programs.vi)Encouraging the establishment of linkages at national and international level.vii)Establish liaison with the potential employers and provide economical consultancyservices.viii)Develop moral basis of the students to impart concept of teams, honesty anddiscipline through ethical attitudes.1.1.3 Assessment of Educational Objectives of Program:Research degrees are assessed by completion of an advanced research project. Taughtcourses are assessed through a combination of coursework and projects related to thestudy. The educational objectives of program are regularly assessed as indicated in theTable below:

7Table 1 Program Objectives AssessmentImprovementsIdentifiedObjectivesHow MeasuredWhen Measured (BasedImprovementsonMadeoutcomeExamination)As given inPara 1.11Regular Regularassessment1) Regularity of 1) Attendance rulesofattendees required applied more strictlystudent’s knowledge2)andteachingabilitytoWork based 2) Teachers trainingand developmentexhibit the skill by3)the teacher:curriculumi) Class testsCourse/ 3)encouragedrevision1 per mid termClass exercise 1 per mid termrelating to problemiii)Presentationof Onceinrelevant topicsemesteriv) QuizzesAspermakeacourserequirement2.Written Twiceexamination3.duringeach semesterPractical OnceinacourseAsperrequirement5. Research ProjectOnceprogramduringCourse/more curriculum revised5)StudentsEnhancing encouraged to nd5) Guidance to workshops/studentsassignment in each semester4. Discussionitand 4)work based4)theirwriting skillsoutcomes1 post mid termtoto enhanceenhanceii)StudentSeminarsConference/

86.TeachingLearningSurvey/ OnceinProcess semestera Shortcomings as Teachersper(Teachersaresurvey intimated the surveyidentifiedreportwhomakeevaluation by theefforts to improvestudents)which is monitoredin next survey7. Faculty Survey OnceForminsemestera 1) More time to Allthebe spent on the improvementsfollowing during identified have beenteaching:implemented.i) Teacher s,moral & code ofconduct.iii) Improvementin qualityiv)Administrativesupport8.Suggestion Asreceived2andfrom receivedwhen 1) Administrative Complaintsandpersonal addressedstudentsproblems9) Students/ QualitystudentsAssurance Advisor2)liaisonfacilitiesNew Introductions1.LaboratoryOnce a yearResults awaitedOnce a yearResults awaitedof Once a yearResults awaitedEmployerSurveys32. Alumni Survey:4SurveyGraduatingof immediatelyare

9Students:5LatestResearch Asper RegularStudentProgress requirementReviewSupportAssistancetheandfrom cooperationconcerned otherquartersthefromorganizationsas per requirementof the projectSurveyof Every six monthsDepartment offeringPh.D.Faculty resumeOnce a year1. Qualification1) Sent for higher2. tandard 1.2: The program must have documented outcomes for graduatingstudents. It must be demonstrated that the outcomes support the programobjectives and that graduating students are capable of performing these outcomes1.2.1 BS Zoology Program Outcomes:1.2.3.4.Use of the scientific methods and experimental designs for problem solving.Ability to develop hypothesis, formulate appropriate test, observe and acquire results,critically discuss the results and make conclusions.Critical thinking skills in the analysis of data and hypothesis involving logicalreasoning and statistical analysis.Knowledge about the diversity of animal, their interaction with internal and externalenvironment and interdisciplinary relationship.Table 4.2: Outcomes versus ObjectivesProgramObjectives12XXX3XXXXXXX4Program Outcomes231X4Xand

10ProgramObjectivesProgram Outcomes12341 2a 2b 2c** Legend: * Denotes Substantial Contribution to the objectives Denotes Moderate Contribution to the objectivesDenotes No Contribution to the objectivesStandard 1.3: The results of program’s assessment and the extent to which they are used toimprove the program must be documented.1.3.1.a. Action taken on the basis of Assessment:1)Syllabus revision2)Teachers training3)Labs development4)Faculty development1.3.1.b. Strengths of Department:i)Teamworkii)Infrastructureiii)Work environmentiv)Science Laboratories, Common Science Library, Computing and internet facilities1.3.1.c. Weakness of Department:i)Departmental Libraryii)Trained Laboratory Personalsiii)Strengthening of existing Laboratory facilities

11Standard 1.4: The department must assess its overall performance periodically usingquantifiable measures.1.4.1 Performance Measures:Zoology department assesses the overall performance using quantifiable measures e.g.,statistical method.i)Student’s enrollmentii)Student passed outiii)Attrition rateiv)Student teacher ratiov)Number of publicationvi)Books in libraryvii)Workshops and seminarsviii)Purchase of equipmentix)Other performance indicatorsTable 3: No. of Students EnrolledProgramBS ZoologySessionNo. of 482017-2021562018-202258

12Table 4: Student passed outProgramYearNo. of StudentsBS Zoology201325BS Zoology201451BS Zoology201542BS Zoology201635BS Zoology201768BS Zoology201867BS Zoology2019In processTable 5: Attrition rate and students honouredProgramYear%age of honouredstudentsBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS 172014-2018Attrition rate (%)Table 6: Student Teacher ratioProgramBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS ZoologyBS 3-20172014-2018No of Teachers No of Students157314781382144814561458Ratio566344

13Table 7: Number of publicationsYearPaper Published201317201418201516201617201721201817Table 8: Books in 86986505050229179Table 9. Workshops and seminars organizedYear201320142015201620172018Total No ofworkshops andseminarsorganized0010105016

14Table 10. Purchase of equipmentYear201320142015201620172018No. of equipmentexceeding theprice of Rs.100,00001030102010Table 11. Other performance BSBSBSBS3MembershipofprofessionalBodiesRevision CRS1University,FacultyBoard,NCRS141.4.2: Research areasThe faculty is involved in research in the following areas: Molecular Biology Entomology Genetics Biochemistry Endocrinology and Physiology Pathophysiology and Parasitology Microbiology

15 Biodiversity and Conservation Fisheries and Aquaculture1.4.3: ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2013-2014Fall Semester (October, 2013 to March 2014) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid TermOctober 2013-DecemberTeaching201315th December 2013-24thExaminationsDecemberFinal TermJanuary 2014-FebruaryTeaching20141st March 2014-20th March Examination2014Spring Semester (March, 2014 to July 2014) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid Term25th March -2014- 25thTeachingApril 201425th April 2014-10th MayExaminations2014Final Term11th May 2014-30th JuneTeaching20141st July 2014-15th July 2014 Examination1.4.4: ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2014-2015Fall Semester (October, 2014 to February 2015) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid TermOctober 2014-NovemberTeaching20141st December 2014-20thExaminationsDecember 2014Final Term21st December 2014-10thTeachingFebruary 201512th February 2015-20thExaminationMarch 2014Spring Semester (March, 2015 to July 2015) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid Term21st March -2015- 25th April Teaching201526th April 2015-10th MayExaminations2015Final Term11th May 2015-30th JuneTeaching20151st July 2015-15th July 2015 Examination

161.4.5: ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2015-2016Fall Semester (October, 2015 to February 2016) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid TermOctober 2015-NovemberTeaching20151st December 2015-20thExaminationsDecember 2015Final Term21st December 2015-10thTeachingFebruary 201612th February 2016-20thExaminationMarch 2016Spring Semester (March, 2016 to July 2016) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid Term21st March -2016- 25th April Teaching201626th April 2016-10th MayExaminations2016Final Term11th May 2016-30th JuneTeaching20161st July 2016-15th July 2016 Examination1.4.6: ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2016-2017Fall Semester (3rd October, 2016 to 14th February 2017) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid Term3rd October 2016- 27thTeachingNovember 201628th November 2016-3rdExaminationsDecember 2016Final Term6th December 2016-5thTeachingFebruary 20176th February 2017-14thExaminationFebruary 2017Spring Semester (15th February, 2017 to July 2017) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid Term15th February -2017- 9thTeachingApril 201710th April 2017-18th AprilExaminations2017Final Term19th April 2017-3rd JulyTeaching20174th July 2017-30th July 2017 Examination

171.4.7: ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017-2018Fall Semester (4th October, 2017 to 14th February 2018) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid Term4th October 2017- 27thTeachingNovember 201728th November 2017-3rdExaminationsDecember 2017Final Term6th December 2017-5thTeachingFebruary 20186th February 2018-14thExaminationFebruary 2018Spring Semester (15th February, 2018 to July 2018) MS Zoology (YEAR 1)Mid Term15th February -2018- 9thTeachingApril 201810th April 2018-18th AprilExaminations2018Final Term19th April 2018-3rd JulyTeaching20184th July 2018-30th July 2018 ExaminationCRITERION 2: CURICULUM DESIGN AND ORGANIZATIONCurriculum of Zoology for each program is developed on the basis of detailedguidelines given by the HEC.PROGRAM BS ZOOLOGY (Annexure I)Tabe 12: Road map for BS 2014-2018 (136 CREDIT HOURS)Semester I(17)CC/Eng101Languagein UseSemesterII (17)CC/Eng102AcademicReadingandWritingSemesterIII (17)CC/Eng201Communication SkillsSemester IV(18)CC/Eng-202CC/Isl-101CC/PS-CC/ Stat-CC/CS-201AdvancedAcademicReading andWritingSemesterV (19)Maj/Zoo301Cell andMolecularBiologySemesterVI rVII aj/Zoo-SemesterVIII (17)Maj/Zoo406**ElectiveSubjectMaj/Zoo-

vertebrate DiversityMin/Bot101Morphology of olutionMin/Bot102Diversityof plants(Minor-II)Min/Chem101 orMin/Geog101Min/Chem-102 graphy-I (Minor-IChooseAny Minor-IIChooseAny one)IslamicEducation/EthicsMaj/Zoo101Principlesin ologyMaj/Zoo203AnimalForm j/Zoo202ChordateDiversityMaj/Zoo204AnimalForm 1 orMin/Chem201 icChemistryIIHumanGeography(Minor IIIChooseAny ide themajor)ComputerApplications* From the list of approved courses** From the list of approved courses402Zoogeography andPaleontologyMaj/Zoo403*SpecialSubject A(I)407* SpecialSubject A(II)Maj/Zoo404* SpecialSubject rsityand earchMethodologiesMaj/Zoo405Maj/Zoo408* SpecialSubject B(II)

19Table 13: Curriculum Course Requirements- BS Zoology1(Definition of credit hour: 1 credit hour is equivalent to 15-16 teaching hours/semester:Curriculum Break upHUMANATIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Language in use Academic reading and writing Communication Skills Advanced academic reading and writing Islamic education Pakistan StudiesSTATISTICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES Basic statistics Computer applications Inferential statistics (elective) BiostatisticsSUPPORTIVE COURSES Morphology of plants Diversity of plants General Inorganic Chemistry/Physical Geography-I Plant Physiology and Ecology/Physico-Organic Chemistry-II/CreditHours161120Human GeographyCORE COURSES Principles of animal life62

20 Principles of Genetics and Evolution Invertebrate Diversity Chordate Diversity Animal Form and Function-I Animal Form and Function-II Cell and Molecular Biology General Biochemistry Genetics General Physiology Economic Zoology Developmental Biology Ecology Animal diversity and Wildlife Animal Behavior Evolution and Principles of Systematics Zoogeography and PaleontologySPECIALIZATIONS AND RSEARCH Special subject –I (Paper A & B) Special subject –II (Paper A & B) Elective subject Research Methodologies ThesisTotal Credit Hours27136

21Table 13a: Details of Curriculum Break up-BS ZOOLOGYStats and computer/supportive 01,123CorecoursesMin/Bot- Maj/Zoo101,-101,Min/Chem(4-101 orMin/Geog- m101 orMin/Geog101Humanitiesand SocialSciencesCC/Eng101,CC/Isl-101,(5 credit)(8 credit)CC/Eng102, CC/PS101,Maj/Zoo102,Min/Bot102,Min/Chem102 orMin/Geog102CC/Eng201, CC/Stat-201,Maj/Zoo201,Maj/Zoo202,Min/Bot201 orsupportivecoursesSpecializationsand ResearchMin/Bot- Maj/Zoo102,-102,Min/Chem(4-1

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