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Master of Science Zoology

Zoology as a subject forms an amalgamation of both basic and applied sciences. Thorough knowledge about basic concepts of organization  of animals pr…


Zoology as a subject forms an amalgamation of both basic and applied sciences. Thorough knowledge about basic concepts of organization  of animals provides  lot of scope to understand the molecular basis of physiology and genetic predisposition which govern the existence of animals. Topics like systematics and biodiversity, ecology, evolution, animal physiology, animal behaviour, Parasitology and developmental biology provide great platform to elicit interest in students.   Study of topics namely cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, immunology,  molecular genetics and genetic engineering will help students to gain advanced knowledge in the areas of zoology.  Thus the course is designed to gain strong knowledge in zoology with practical applications of theory leading to research not only in zoology but also in other inter-disciplinary subjects.


The eligibility conditions which the aspirants need to fulfill are as follows:

  • B.Sc. in Life Science with Zoology as as a core subject.  
  • A minimum of 55% marks in B.Sc. from any recognized university or institution.
  • Candidates who are currently appearing for the final year exam are also eligible to apply for M.Sc. in Zoology. In such a case, they have to clear it before the finalization of the admission process.
Cognate Subjects
Bengaluru Central University

Career Prospects

On successful completion of M.Sc. Zoology, various career opportunities would be available for the candidates. They can either opt for continuing in an academic environment by either teaching in different colleges/institutions or further proceed for higher education such as Ph.D. or join as research associates/scientists in various national research institutes or laboratories. Interested candidates can also go for jobs in several MNCs in R&D. They will also be eligible for recruitment in different Govt. jobs such as SSC, CGL, UPSC, State PSCs and KMF. Other possible career options would be as Ecologist, Environmental Biologist, Conservator, Naturalist, Taxonomist, Animal Nutritionist, Entomologist etc. The course also will also encourage them to take up entrepreneurship in allied areas.


Program Outcome

Understand the nature and basic concepts of cell biology, genetics, taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, ecology, evolutionary biology, developmental biology and applied and economic zoology.

  • Analyse the relationships among animals, plants and microbes.
  • Perform procedures as per laboratory standards in the areas of Taxonomy, Physiology, Ecology, Cell biology, Genetics, Applied Zoology, Clinical science, tools and techniques of Zoology, Toxicology, Entomology, Nematology, Sericulture, Biochemistry, Fish biology, Animal biotechnology.
  • Understand the applications of biological sciences in Apiculture, Aquaculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry, Poultry Farm.
  • Engagement in original research in related subjects leading to publications
  • Understand and apply the basic techniques of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in academia or industry
  • Gains knowledge about effective communication and skills of problem solving methods.
  • Contributes the knowledge for Nation building.


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MSc Zoology Syllabus 25 Jan, 2024 Download
  • Duration2 years
  • Semesters4
  • StreamScience
  • TypePostgraduate
  • Course CodeZOO
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