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M.Sc.- Zoology

M.Sc. Zoology

M.Sc. in Zoology is a two-year postgraduate programme that involves the study of existing and extinct animals. Under this programme, the students acquire sufficient knowledge of Biodiversity and the anatomy of animals. Students pursuing M.Sc. Zoology understand the characteristics and evolution of animal life.

The course also addresses the reasons for loss of habitat, disease, and climate change in animals' lives. In addition, it also instructs on genetic evolution and the environmental prerequisites necessary for the well-being and existence of animal diversity.

Masters in Zoology program at our School of Allied Sciences, the best msc zoology college in dehradun offers an advanced Zoology course that concentrates on modern technology to explore different aspects of animals’ lives. The programme equally enwraps theoretical and practical sessions to help students understand the ideas better. Students curious about the animal ecosystem and aspiring to in-depth knowledge of the animal kingdom, development, and behavior can opt for the course after completing an appropriate bachelor's degree course.

Salient Features

  • 19+ years of academic experience
  • Focus on student-centered learning
  • Problem-based learning and industry-relevant curriculum
  • Best placement opportunities to get placed in high-end and reputed companies
  • Industrial training in reputable firms and organizations
  • The privilege of 100% placement guidance and support
  • Industry visits, seminars, workshops, and guest lectures by eminent researchers and industry practitioners
  • Active student clubs and bodies
  • The multi-cultural and vibrant teaching environment

Admissions Open 2024!!

Merit-based admission process with online application at Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University.

Eligibility & Fee Details

Duration & Eligibility

2 Years

The candidate must have passed graduation with B.Sc. with Zoology (min. 45% marks for SC/ST 40%)

Fee Structure

Fee Structure

Course Total Fees
Academic fee ( Per Sem) ₹ 30000/-

One Time Fee

Application Fee (Non-Refundable) Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) University Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)
₹ 1,500 ₹ 7,000 ₹ 3,000
Exam fees ( Per Semester) 4,500/-

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Programme Educational Objectives (PEO's)

PEO-1 To comprehend the value of fauna and its relevance to society and our surroundings
PEO-2 To subsidize the practical skills of physiology, immunology, and genetics in the diagnosis
PEO-3 To comprehend the impact of climate change on fauna diversity and their survival etc
PEO-4 To equip the students to fit an entrepreneur with a distinct concentration on apiculture, sericulture, aquaculture, medical lab technology, etc
PEO-5 To offer vast research possibilities to address societal requirements

Program Specific Objectives (PSO's)

PSO-1 Attain knowledge of the diverse elements of life sciences, taxonomy, physiology, applied zoology, cell biology, genetics, general embryology and public health
PSO-2 Apprehend good laboratory practices and safety; carry out practical procedures and practices of Toxicology, Cell biology, pathology, Genetics, Applied Zoology, Biological processes, Physiology, Entomology, Sericulture, Biochemistry, Microtomy
PSO-3 Understand the applications of corporal sciences in, Apiculture, Aquaculture, Agriculture, Poultry, Fisheries, Biotechnology, and vermiculture
PSO-4 The students learn to utilize contemporary, sophisticated equipment and tools
PSO-5  To help students recognize the scientific facts behind natural spectacles

Program Grid Structure


Semester 1

Course Code Course Credit
23MSZOO101 Genetics and Cytogenetics 4
23MSZ00102 Principles of Gene Manipulation 4
23MSZOO103 Immunology 4
23MSZ00104 Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution 4
23AEC391 Ability Enhancement Course-I 2
23MSZ00181 Practical I (Practical related to the above syllabus of the core subjects) 2

Semester 2

Course Code Course Credit
23MSZOO201 Developmental Biology 4
23MSZOO202 Metabolism: Concepts and Regulation 4
23MSZO0203 Comparative Animal Physiology 4
23MSZO0204 Molecular Cell Biology 4
23AEC491 Ability Enhancement Course-II 2
23MSZ00281 Practical II (Practical related to the above syllabus of the core subjects) 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Credit
23MSZ00301 Principles of Ecology 4
23MSZO0302 Bioinformatics and Biostatistics 4
Elective Course-I* (Only one subject has to be selected from the basket of subjects provided by the department) 4
Elective Course-II* (Only one subject has to be selected from the basket of subjects provided by the department) 4
23MSZ00303 Natural Resource Management 4
23MSZO0381 Principles of Ecology Lab 2
23MSZO0382 Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Lab 2

Semester 4

Course Code Course Credit
23MSZ00401 (A/B/C/D) Subject 1 from the selected stream basket 4
23MSZOO402 (A/B/C/D) Subject 2 from the selected stream basket 4
23MSZ00481 (A/B/C/D) Practical course from the select stream basket 2
23BSPH481 Waves and Optics Lab 2
23MSZ00482 Dissertation 10
23MSZOO483 Seminars 2
Program Elective

Programme Elective-I

23MSZEC303 Parasitology
23MSZEC304 Protein Structure, Function and Evolution

Programme Elective-II

23MSZEC305 Structure and Function of Genes
23MSZEC306 Animal Behaviour

Job Opportunities The Course Might Lead To

After completion of the course, students can join any field of zoological research. They also have scope in the media or the environmental and ecosystem governance sector. After post-graduation, the aspirant can operate with some of the most recognized ventures and associations across the globe, such as National Geographic, Discovery, and others. Some of the job profiles on which the students can work are:

  • Animal Trainer
  • Wildlife Researcher
  • Associate Research Scientist
  • Wildlife Educator
  • Zookeeper
  • Zoo Officer
  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife conservationist
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