Master of Science in Zoology at Don Bosco University is designed to equip the students with an in-depth understanding of the subject with an opportunity to specialize in Entomology and Environmental Biology, Fish and Fishery Biology, Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology, and Cell and Molecular Biology.

These specializations are being offered keeping in mind the ever rising demand for specialists in public health, wildlife management, pharmaceutical companies, environmental impact assessment studies, food processing industries, agriculture and animal husbandry, and well informed researchers and educators. In addition to the core subject, students will be trained in project cycle management, journalism and photography, and classroom management skills.

Number of Seats

  • 30 Seats are available for M.Sc. in Chemistry

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in Science with 50% of the aggregate and Zoology as a subject. Candidates with honours in Zoology will have an advantage.
  • Provisional Admission: Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s Degree also may apply for admission. Such candidates would be offered provisional admission until they furnish evidence of fulfilling the eligibility criterion stated in (1) above within 3 months of the commencement of the programme.

Course Structure

Semester I
Biosystematics and Taxonomy
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Animal Physiology & Endocrinology
Evolution and Genetics
Biosystematics and Taxonomy Lab
Biochemistry and Physiology Lab
Analytical Techniques for Biological Sciences
Semester II
Computer Applications for Biosciences and Bioinformatics
Research Methodology and Biostatistics
Developmental Biology and Ecology Lab
Ecology, Environmental Biology and Ethology
Computer Applications for Biosciences and Bioinformatics Lab
Developmental and Ecology Lab
Project Cycle Management
Semester III
Parasitology, Economic Entomology and Aquatic Biology
Specialization 1: Entomology and Environmental Biology
  • Insect Systematics and Insect Ecology
  • Insect Morphology, Physiology, Embryology and Development
Specialization 2: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Structure & Transportation across Cell Membrane
  • Cell Cycle and Gene Expression
Specialization 3: Fish and Fishery Biology
  • Taxonomy, Biology, Physiology & Ecology
  • Capture and Culture Fisheries
Specialization 4: Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology
  • Ecology
  • Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • Specialization Lab I
  • Project (Phase I)
Introduction to Journalism and Photography
Semester IV
Economic Zoology
Specialization 1: Entomology and Environmental Biology
  • Economic Entomology
  • Insect Toxicology and Pest Control
Specialization 2: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Toxicology
Specialization 3: Fish and Fishery Biology
  • Harvesting Technology and Marketing
  • Fishery Management and International Marketing
Specialization 4: Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology
  • Ethology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Specilization Lab II
  • Project (Phase II)
Teaching and Classroom Management
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