The University of Kerala elevated the Department to a Research Centre in 2000. It has been recognised as Research Centre by the University of Kerala vide order No. AC.E. 1.2.10137/99 dated 20-9-2000. Dr. K. P. Laladhas, Associate Professor of Zoology is the Director of the Research Centre. The Research Centre is enriched with seven Professors doing Research in the modern dimension of science. The various area of Research are Biochemistry, Bio-prospecting, Biodiversity Conservation, Biodiversity Documentation, Environmental Sciences, Pollution biology, Toxicology, Systematic studies, Marine pharmacology and Taxonomy of Marine plankton. The Centre has 10 Research scholars doing their research. H.G Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius was the founder Director of the Research Centre. Zoology Research Centre has much academic output to its credit. The Research wing has more than 150 Research publications and 25 books authored and published by the faculty. A Major and 5 Minor Research projects funded by various agencies like DST, University Grants Commission were completed at our Centre.