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Zoology as a Career


Zoology is one of the popular branches in Science that involves the study of animals and their biological processes. Zoology courses are offered at the graduate and postgraduate levels both full-time and part-time. Candidates can also opt for PhD in Zoology after completing their post-graduation. Candidates in this discipline are basically taught regarding animal anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, evolution, ecology, behaviour and conservation.

Career options after pursuing a BSc, MSc, and PhD in Zoology are varied. Candidates find opportunities in government departments, environmental agencies, universities, colleges, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, environmental/ecological fields.

Zoology Courses – Eligibility and Entrance Exams

The eligibility criteria for Zoology courses are given below-

  • UG Courses- The minimum eligibility for admission in BSc in Zoology in Class 12 pass in Science Stream. Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in Class 12.

  • PG Courses- Candidates must have passed BSc/BSc (Hons.) in Zoology. Candidates who have passed BSc/BA in medical and allied medical sciences/biosciences/ life sciences are also eligible to apply.

  • PhD Programmes- Post graduation in relevant discipline with 55% (50% for SC/ST candidates)

Top Entrance Exams for Zoology Courses

The admission for BSc courses in Zoology is based on the cut off list released by the university or college. Few universities also conduct entrance tests for admission. Candidates are admission in MSc courses based on Entrance exams. Admission to the PhD program is done based on entrance tests conducted nationally or by universities separately followed by Personal Interview. Some of the popular PhD entrance tests are UGC NET, CSIR, ICAR, etc.

Top Zoology Courses and Specialization

Biomedical Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behaviour and Neurobiology

Cell and Developmental Biology, General Zoology, Genetics, Marine Biology

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Zoology Syllabus

Subjects in Zoology are- Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Immunology, Cell and Molecular, Biology, Embryology, Biotechnology, Genomics, Genetics Evolution, Ecology, Biosystematics, Structure, and Functions of Invertebrates, Biosystematics, Tools and Techniques in Biology, Animal Physiology and Ethology, Genetics and Evolution, Structure and Function of Vertebrates

Job Profile Salary (Per annum)

Veterinarians Rs. 5 Lakh and above

Wildlife Biologist Rs. 5 Lakh and above

Conservationist Rs. 5 Lakh and above

Wildlife Educator Rs. 4 Lakh and above

Zoology Faculty Rs. 4 Lakh and above

Forensic Experts Rs. 4 Lakh and above


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