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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Zoology)




    2 YEARS




    Post Graduation


M.Sc. in Zoology is a postgraduate course in the study of animal behaviour, structure and classification. A candidate has to be a B.Sc. graduate in Medical and Allied Medical Sciences/ Biosciences/ Life sciences with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognised university in order to be eligible for this course. 

M.Sc in Zoology is a two year program and is divided into four semesters. The mode of admission for this course is mostly through an Entrance Examination or on merit marks in the qualifying examination followed by a personal interview. The average tuition fee for the entire course ranges between 21,000 thousand INR to 1.5 Lakhs INR.

M.Sc. Zoology graduates can obtain jobs in Academic and research institutes as Assistant professor, Researcher and zoologist. A fresh graduate of this course can expect an average annual salary of 90,000 INR to 1.5 Lakh.

What is M.Sc. Zoology About?

Zoology is the study dedicated to animals. It is a branch of science that deals with structure, evolution, classification and distribution of animals. It is the study of animals, both living and extinct and their interaction with the ecosystems.    

Who Should Opt For M.Sc. Zoology?

Individual having interest in animals and their species and behaviours. It is best for biology students especially. Anyone who is curious to know about the lives of animals, how they interacts with each other? How do they grow? Answers to all such questions could be found in this course.


This course is completed over in the duration of two years. Since the course follows a semester system over annual mode the course is divided into four semesters in colleges like Presidency College, Chennai, Hansraj College, New Delhi, Ramjas College, New Delhi, Madras Christian College, Chennai and Loyola College, Chennai.

Academic Options after M.Sc. in Zoology

After this Masters course, students can opt for M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Zoology from colleges like Lovely Professional University, Banaras Hindu University and Rajiv Gandhi University.

Where to study?

M.Sc. in Zoology is a course that is found in many M.Sc. colleges in India. Some of the top colleges for M.Sc in Zoology are as follows:

Name of College


University of Delhi

New Delhi

Savitribai Phule Pune University


Lovely Professional University


Annamalai University

Tamil Nadu

BFIT Group of Institutions


Bangalore University


St. Xavier’s College


Kakatiya University


Eligibility Of the Master of Science [M.Sc] (Zoology)

The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognised school or board in India.

The candidate must have passed (Hons) Zoology with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognised university.

Candidates who have passed B.A in Medical and Allied Medical Sciences/ Biosciences/ Life sciences with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognised university are also eligible to apply.  

How to Get Admission in Master of Science [M.Sc] (Zoology)

The admission to the program is based on performance in the Entrance Examination and the academic record of the student in graduation.

Some of the Entrance Exams for in Zoology are as follows:

PUET: Department of Zoology of Pune University conducts an entrance exam for M.Sc. Zoology. The Exam is conducted in the month of June and the application forms are available online and offline from the month of April and May.

DUET: Delhi University Entrance exam for Zoology is conducted in the month of June. The application forms are available in the month of April.

The syllabus for the Entrance Exam can be described in the following table:

Topics for Entrance Exam

Animal Physiology and Functional Histology


Basic Biology






Cell Biology






Applied Zoology/Bioinformatics/ Environmental Management


Genetics & Genomics