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M.Sc. (Zoology)

Faculty

Fatma Hassan
Science professor
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Ashraf Badry
Science professor
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Fatma Hassan
Science professor
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Ashraf Badry
Science professor
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Course Overview

M.Sc.(Zoology) or Master of Science in Zoology is a postgraduate Zoology course. Zoology is also common, occasionally also spelt (zoology), is the branch of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. The duration of M.Sc. in Zoology is mostly of two academic years but it varies from institute to institute. The Guru Nanak Dev University, Amrtisar is providing in two years. The minimum time to complete the course is also two years. Course is available both in full time and part time basis. The syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters and it is career orienting in nature.

Eligibility and admission

Passed B.Sc. with Zoology

Curriculum highlights

Sem I 1 Phycology

  • Structure and Functions of Non-chordates
  • Ecological theories and applications
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Tissue structure, Function and Chemistry 5 Parasites and Immunity 6 Laboratory course

Sem. II

  • Structure and Functions of Chordates
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Endocrinology and Neuroscience
  • Cell and Receptor Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular biology
  • Laboratory course

Sem. III

  • Taxonomy and Biodiversity
  • Evolution and Animal Behaviour
  • Evolution and Animal Behaviour
  • Development and Differentiation
  • Laboratory course Elective I Theory Elective I Practical

Sem. IV

  • Conservation Biology and Wild life
  • Biostatistics.
  • Bioinformatics and Instrumentation
  • Biotechnology and Applications
  • Laboratory course (1 module)
  • Elective II Theory
  • Elective II Practical
  • Seminar and Dissertation or Review
  • Seminar and Dissertation or Review Ecology Endocrinology Entomology
  • Environmental Biology and Toxicology
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Genetics and Molecular Biology Immunology
  • Wildlife biology
  • Stem cells and developmental biology

The programme is spread across four semesters over a period of two years.

Students after completing the course can enter into any field of biological and biomedical research. They can become researchers, teachers and can be trained in any fields of biology within a short duration. If their past learning outcome in excellent they are fit for doing any job in biomedical field. They have also job scopes in the media or the environmental and ecosystem management sector. They have also scopes of career in environmental consulting firms in private sector. Typical job profiles are Zookeepers, wildlife rehabilitators, environmental consultants, journalists, conservationists, wildlife educators, biological laboratory technicians, zoological/biomedical laboratory technicians, zoology teachers, research associates - zoology/biotechnology, production & quality control chemists, research scientists and semenologists.

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