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Department of Zoology

Ms Hima Tom
Dept. of Zoology
Designation Assistant Professor
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Area of specialisation Entomology
Date of joining the college 01 November 2017
Academic qualification
  • M Sc NET
Current Positions/Responsibilities (in the college)
  • Walk With Scholar internal mentor from 2018 onwards.
  • Instructor of religion classes from 2018 onwards.
  • Member staff in charge of Xavier Board of Higher Studies & AIACHE.
  • Teacher representative of Parent Teacher Association.
  • Member staff in charge of Virtual Lab
  • Staff Association representative from the department (2018-2019)
  • Zoology Association Vice President (2018-2019)
  • Teacher in charge of Department Library (2018-2019)
Awards and Achievements
  • Qualified in the Joint CSIR-UGC test for JRF and NET held on December 21, 2014.
  • Second Rank with Distinction in M.Sc.Zoology examination of Mahatma Gandhi University (2013).
  • Prof. M.M Sebastian Memorial award for outstanding performance in M.Sc Zoology (2013).
Courses attended (Orientation, Refresher, FDP, etc.)

Orientation course attended

  • Participated in the Online Orientation Programme of 30 days from 27/07/2020 to 25/08/2020, organized by the UGC-HRDC of  Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.


  • Participated in a  Two-Day Faculty Development Program on 'Online Teaching & E-content' organized by Indian Institute of Digital Education, Mumbai on 3rd and 4th of June, 2020.
  • Participated in 6 Days National level Intercollegiate Faculty Development Program on Outcome Based Education organised by the Academic Section of St. Philomena's College (Autonomous), Mysore in association with ipsr solutions limited, Kottayam from 30 August 2021 to 04 September 2021.
  • Hima Tom and Jose D Kaippallil. A Preliminary Study on the Diversity of Coleopterans in a rural area in Changanacherry, Kerala. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. Vol. 4, Issue 5, Sep-Oct 2016; 297-300.
  • Rani Marina John and Hima Tom. A preliminary study on the spider diversity of a rice ecosystem in Kumarakom. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. Vol. 6, Issue 5, 2018; 827-829.

Book chapters 

  • Contributed to the editing of Chapter- Excretion in 'Text Book on Human Physiology & Applied Zoology' published by ZSK in 2018.
  • Contributed to the editing of 'Text Book on Cell Biology & Genetics' published by ZSK in 2020.
Seminars and workshops organized
  • Member of the organizing committee of KSCSTE Sponsored National Seminar organized by Department of Zoology, Assumption Autonomous College on 'Municipal solid waste management and its impact on Ecosystem', from 7-8 December, 2017.
  • Programme Coordinator of National Science Day Celebrations sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment and DST, Government of India on 25th February, 2020.
  • Member of the organizing committee in the International Webinar organized by the Department of Zoology, Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry from 30 July 2020 to 03 August 2020.
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