Established at Parishkar in 2014, the Department of Zoology imparts the knowledge as perceived in the modern era includes form and function, adaptations, relationships behavior of animals. Zoology has been subdivided into disciplines such as classification, physiology, biochemistry. Ecology and evolution. Some advanced courses are cell biology, developmental biology and molecular genetics microbiology and research methodology are also subjects included in master’s level. The curriculum includes projects and industrial projects as integral components, providing students with practical exposure. 

Objectives of The Programme 

  1. Explore biodiversity: The programme aims to study and understand the vast array of animal species, their interactions, and the ecological roles they play in different ecosystems.
  2. Investigate animal behavior: The programme seeks to unravel the complexities of animal behavior, including mating patterns, social structures, communication, and adaptation strategies, to gain insights into the evolutionary processes and mechanisms underlying animal life.
  3. Understanding of vital process of life: The programme enhances the understanding of immunity leading to major diseases. Lifestyle diseases are also a major area of study.
  4. Uncover physiological and anatomical adaptations: By examining the anatomical and physiological features of various animal species, the programme aims to identify and understand the adaptations that allow animals to thrive in diverse habitats and perform unique functions.
  5. Contribute to conservation efforts: The programme strives to contribute valuable knowledge and research that can inform conservation strategies and help protect endangered species, preserve habitats, and mitigate the impacts of human activities on animal populations and ecosystems.

Programme Outcomes

  1. Knowledge of Zoological Concepts: Graduates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of fundamental concepts in zoology, including taxonomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolutionary biology.
  2. Research and Analytical Skills: Graduates will be proficient in applying scientific methods and techniques to conduct research in zoology, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.
  3. Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: Graduates will develop strong critical thinking skills to evaluate complex issues in diseases and, identify problems, propose hypotheses, and generate innovative solutions using logical reasoning and evidence-based approaches.
  4. Ethical Awareness: Graduates will exhibit a deep understanding of ethical considerations related to the study and treatment of animals, including animal welfare, conservation, and responsible research practices.
  5. Communication Skills: Graduates will possess effective oral and written communication skills, allowing them to articulate scientific concepts and research findings to diverse audiences, including peers, professionals, and the public.
  6. Teamwork and Collaboration: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, engaging in cooperative projects and effectively contributing to collective goals.
  7. Field and Laboratory Skills: Graduates will acquire practical skills in fieldwork, specimen collection, laboratory techniques, and experimental design, enabling them to carry out scientific investigations and contribute to the advancement of zoological knowledge.
  8. Lifelong Learning: Graduates will develop a passion for learning and a commitment to continuous professional development, staying updated with current research, emerging trends, and technological advancements in the field of zoology. They will also exhibit the ability to adapt to new challenges and contribute to the dynamic nature of scientific inquiry.


BSc with Zoology (3years), Honours/Research (4years)

A major discipline is the discipline or subject of focus, and the degree will be awarded in that discipline. Students should secure the prescribed number of credits (about 50% of total credits) through core courses in the major discipline.

Minor discipline helps a student to gain a broader understanding beyond the major discipline a minimum of 12 credits from a bunch of courses.

4-year UG Degree (Honours with Research): Students who secure 75% marks and above in the first six semesters and wish to undertake research at the undergraduate level can choose a research stream in the fourth year. They should do a research project or dissertation under the guidance of a faculty member of the University/College. The research project/dissertation will be in the major discipline. The students who secure 160 credits, including 12 credits from a research project/dissertation, are awarded UG Degree (Honours with Research).

Other Courses: All courses under the Multi-disciplinary, Ability Enhancement (language), and Skill Enhancement categories may be of 3-credits.


Common Value-Added Courses: Courses under Value Added, Summer Internship/ Apprenticeship/ Community outreach activities, etc., for all majors, may be of 2-credits.


Final year Research project / Dissertation etc., may be of 12 credits.


The courses are at par with the leading universities of India and abroad. The courses are divided into categories as major and minor course as per Choice of students from given courses and Skill enhancement course for Skill development and employability of students. Ability enhancement Course enhances the core ability of student. Here the major and minor courses are discussed in detail in the given link below. 

M.Sc. Zoology


The duration of the Master of Science in Zoology program is two academic years, divided into four semesters. However, students must complete the entire course within a maximum period of four years from the date of admission to the 1st semester. Failure to do so will result in the student being disqualified from the course. In addition to the regular courses, students are required to undertake an internship, either in-house or out-house, during the second semester. They will also be engaged in project writing during the third semester and an industrial internship during the same semester. These components aim to provide students with ample opportunities for practical training and exposure to leading job providers in the field. The detailed syllabus is given in the link below.


Academic and Job Prospects for Zoologist

  1. Specialization Options:Zoology offers a wide range of specialization options, allowing individuals to focus on specific areas of interest within the field. Whether it’s marine biology, biodiversity conservation, genetics, or animal behavior, Zoologists can pursue their passion and delve deep into their chosen specialization.
  2. Academic Positions: A zoologist with advanced degrees (such as a Ph.D.) can pursue academic positions, such as professorships or research positions in universities or research institutions. These positions often provide opportunities for mentorship, teaching, and guiding the next generation of zoologists.
  3. Professional Development:Academic environments encourage continuous learning and professional development. Zoologists can attend conferences, workshops, and seminars to stay abreast of advancements in their field.
  4. Government Agencies:Many government agencies employ zoologists to manage and monitor wildlife populations, enforce regulations, and develop policies related to conservation and environmental protection.
  5. Environmental Consulting:Zoologists can work as consultants for environmental consulting firms, providing expertise on wildlife management, ecological assessments, and environmental impact studies.
  6. Research Institutions:Zoologists can find employment in research institutions, both public and private, where they contribute to scientific studies, collaborate with fellow researchers, and publish research papers.

Several esteemed institutes provide compelling employment prospects for aspiring Zoologists.

Below are some notable institutes:
  1. Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
  2. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)
  3. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)
  4. Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)
  5. Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)

Some of the main industries offering employment opportunities to Zoologist are listed under:

  1. Research and Development
  2. Wildlife Conservation
  3. Environmental Consulting
  4. Government Agencies
  5. Zoos and Aquariums
  6. Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  7. Education and Academia
  8. Museums and Science Centers
  9. Wildlife Film and Media
  1. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)


Studying zoology has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As a zoology student, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the amazing diversity of life on our planet, from tiny insects to majestic whales. I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for the intricacies of nature, and how all living things are connected in complex and fascinating ways.” 

Nitish Prajapati M.Sc.

One of the things I love most about studying zoology is the hands-on experience. Whether it’s observing animals in the wild, conducting experiments in the lab, or working with specimens in the museum, there’s always something new and exciting to discover.”

Akash Dhaked M.Sc.

Studying zoology isn’t always easy. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and a willingness to learn. But for me, the rewards far outweigh the challenges. I feel like I’m making a difference by studying and understanding the natural world, and that’s an incredibly satisfying feeling.”

 Gopal And Nitin Nagora B.Sc.

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