Though the science stream of the college was started in 1964 offering PU science course with biology, the College offered Zoology in Degree course in 1971. Dr. (Mrs) Rekha Deka was the founder Head of the Department of Zoology who joined in the college in 1966 and she remained in the same post till 1997. Zoology Honours course was started in the academic session 1980-81 with strength of 12 students and all of them secured Honours in the final examination held in 1982. Late Prof. Madhab Ch. Das of Cotton College taught Zoology as part time lecturer in its initial period. Dr. Umesh Ch. Goswami, Dr. Sasadhar Nath, Dr. Karabi Dutta, Sri Basanta Kr. Das served as whole time lecturer in Zoology Department. Dr. Dinesh Baishya , ex-principal of the college also served as lecturer in Zoology department till 2006.
Department of Zoology organizes seminars; quiz competition, popular talks etc every year on World environment day (5th June), AIDS day (1st December), no tobacco day and wildlife week in order create awareness among the students. Besides, regular class seminars are arranged every year among the Zoology Major students. Two educational excursions are arranged every year, one for 3rd year major students (out side the Assam) and one for B.Sc 3rd year general students. ‘Synapse’ – a student organization of zoology department is being involved in different activities of the college.
A half yearly magazine ‘Zoon’ has been regularly published from the department since 2002. The wall Magazine ‘Khakhiati’ has been published every year with the articles of both teachers and students. Moreover, on the day of world AIDS day – a leaflet has been published to create awareness about AIDS.
A rich departmental library has been maintained. There are more than 300 books which includes textbooks and reference books. Books are issued to the students on every Saturday. Dr. Jolly Mazumdar is the teacher in-charge of the library.
*In addition, the department has been organizing seminars among the students and observing World Environment Day, Wildlife week, World Aids day and World No Tobacco Day, every year.