Zoology is a branch of biology that focuses on animals and animal life. M.Sc. Zoology is a two-year postgraduate programme.

In zoology, there are several subfields. Some zoologists study very small organisms, including viruses, fungi, and even individual cells and portions of cells. Other zoologists’ study large animals like whales, elephants, and even entire populations of animals.

Zoologists study animals and occasionally perform tests on them, either in the wild or in a controlled environment (such as a zoo or a laboratory). Inter-species interactions, brain systems, vertebrate evolution, molecular biology, genetics of behaviour, and the value of biodiversity are only a few of the topics covered in the studies. Many factors make zoology essential.

One benefit of studying MSc in Zoology from the perspective of animals and societies is that it sheds light on how "life" functions, and consequently, how we function. The higher mammals provide especially useful insight into the human world. Many zoologists work directly to conserve endangered species because many people believe that maintaining biodiversity is essential to our survival. These are only a few of the factors that make it crucial for humans to comprehend animal existence.


Bachelor degree (Pass or Honors) from UGC approved University in relevant Subject. Obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination.

  • Duration
    2 Years
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  • To provide students with a pristine environment and a plenty of opportunity to become experts in various facets of Zoology.
  • To improve knowledge of animal research, handling, breeding, and conservation.
  • To understand, classify and identify the diversity of animals.
  • To foster professional integrity and righteousness through guidance from knowledgeable subject-matter specialists.
  • To master the abilities needed for animal sciences teaching and research.

Curriculum Details

  • Principles of Biosystematics & Taxonomy
  • Structure & Function of Invertebrates
  • Biochemistry
  • Essentials of Cytology
  • Human Values
  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • Fundamentals of Computer Lab
  • Seminar -I
  • Zoology Practical - I

  • General Physiology
  • Applied Zoology & Biostatistics
  • Immunology
  • Tools & Techniques in Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
  • Genetics and Molecular Evolution
  • Database Management System
  • Zoology Practical - II

  • Biology of Chordates
  • Genes & Differentiation
  • Environmental Biology & Ethology
  • Field Work/Scientific Visit
  • Zoology Practical - III
  • Knowledge Management
  • Economic Analysis
  • Basics of Toxicology
  • Basics of Cancer Biology

  • Internship (18 Weeks minimum)
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Program Outcomes (POs)

  • PO1

    Critical Thinking: Recognize and think critically about the science curricula with sound knowledge and theoretical skills by questioning and plausible explanations.

  • PO2

    Research and Development: To inculcate scientific temperament in the students and outside the scientific community. Conduct basic scientific research and provide inputs for societal benefits, following all its components like interpretation, evaluation, communication, reporting etc.

  • PO3

    Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of urbanization and development in ecological and environmental contexts, and provide sustainable solutions to all.

  • PO4

    Ethics: Avoiding unethical behaviour related to data, committing plagiarism and dealing with living bodies (insects, animal, human beings etc.)

  • PO5

    Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and multidisciplinary settings.

  • PO6

    Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, genetic engineering, and bioinformatics, including prediction and modelling to research and development activities.

  • PO7

    Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of biological changes.


Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The Post graduates will understand animal interactions with the environment, identify the major groups of organisms with an emphasis on animals, and classify them within a phylogenetic framework.

The Post graduates will be able to Illustrate zoological science for its application in branches like medicine, entomology, apiculture, aquaculture, and agriculture etc.

The Post graduates will have aptitude and skill in research in different branches of Zoology & related disciplines, and working ethically while experimentation.


Career Path

  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife conservationist
  • Animal trainer
  • Wildlife educator
  • Zookeeper
  • Zoo officer
  • Wildlife researcher
  • Associate research scientist
  • Junior scientific officer
  • Zoology teaching trainee
  • Junior zoology research officer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Research associate
  • Wildlife campaign officer
  • Field officer


What are the eligibility criteria to gain admission to this program?
To successfully secure a seat in this program, the candidate must have a B.Sc. degree in Zoology or Allied Medical Sciences with at least a 50% aggregate. Additionally, the candidate must have completed their 10+2 level in the science stream with a 50% minimum score
What are the job profiles after Msc in Zoology?
One can work as a zoologist, zookeeper, professor, research associate, etc. among other job profiles.


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