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Zoology is a division of science that deals with the study of animals, their structure classifications and their existence in the environment. This field is divided into several sub branches such as - study of fish and their habitats - Ichthyology; study of birds - Ornithology; and study of mammals - Mammalogy.

Those who are specialized in this field are known as a zoologist. In zoology, students study about animal behavior, evolutionary trends, species and characteristics. To aspire a career in zoology one must be animal lover and have interest in animals.

Few courses in Zoology: -

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science in Bio-technology, Zoology and Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Marine Zoology
  • Master of Science in Zoology with specializations in Medical Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Zoology
  • Master of Philosophy in Zoology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission into bachelor’s degree one should pass higher secondary education or 10+2 from a recognized board with science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and in one of the Math’s subjects.. The duration for this program is of 3 years.


PG:

 

For admission in to master’s degree one should have completed their bachelor’s degree in zoology with 50% marks and above. The duration for this program is of 2 years.


Specializations

Few specializations in Zoology: -

 

  • Arachnology
  • Entomology
  • Arthropodology
  • Apiology
  • Cetology
  • Anthrozoology
  • Conchology
  • Ethology
  • Helminthology
  • Mammalogy
  • Neuroethology
  • Myrmecology
  • Nematology
  • Ornithology
  • Paleozoology
  • Malacology
  • Primatology
  • Herpetology

Job Prospects

Numerous career opportunities are available for the students in zoology due to the need of preservation and management of the wild life in the country.  A student can find a career in zoology across the world and some includes traveling. Few television channels such as National Geographic, Animal Planet and discovery channel offer various opportunities for documentary film making and other specialists.

Few places where a zoology student can be hired are wild life, national parks, botanical gardens, zoos, laboratories, aquariums, animal clinics, fisheries and aquaculture, museums, research, pharmaceutical Companies, veterinary hospitals etc.

Few job titles: -

 

  • Animal Behaviorists
  • Animal breeders
  • Animal Trainers
  • Animal Caretakers
  • Animal and Wildlife Educators
  • Animal rehabilitator
  • Conservationists
  • Documentary Maker
  • Forensic Experts
  • Lab Technicians
  • Researcher
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoo keeper
  • Zoo Curator


Pay package: -

There are lucrative job opportunities in this field for those who want to build a career in zoology. The salary in this field depends on the factors such as qualification, area of specialization, job profile and experience. Those who are fresher’s in this field can earn a salary of Rs.8,000 to Rs.13,000 per month initially. After having a experience of 5-7 years the salary increases up to Rs.25,000 per month.

Science Colleges for Zoology

A.B.N. Seal College

Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India

A.B.N. Seal College (ABNSC), Cooch Behar was established in 1888 by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan, an enthusiast in expanding learning in this region. First the college was founded in the bustling central hub of the town of Cooch Behar....

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A.D.M. College for Women

Nagapatinam, Tamil Nadu, India

A.D.M. College for Women (ADMCW), Nagapatinam was established in 1975. The college was affiliated to Bharathidasan University and run by Natarajan Dhamayanthi Educational Society. ADMCW has been accredited by NAAC with A grade. The...

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A.P.C. Mahalakshmi College for Women

Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India

A.P.C. Mahalakshmi College for Women, Tuticorin was established in 1973. The college is a postgraduate institution, dedicated exclusively for women's education. It is recognized by UGC and affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar...

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A.V.C. College

Mannampandal, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.C. College (A.V.C.C), Mannampandal was established in 1955. It ia an autonomous college accredited by NAAC and recognized by UGC. The college aims at giving opportunities to teachers and students to make innovations utilizing their...

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A.V.Postgraduate College - Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

A.V.College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Hyderabad started in the year 1968 by A.V.Education Society for meeting the growing needs of higher education in the region. The college owes its existence to the initiative and untiring...

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A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College

Poondi, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (AVVMSPC), Poondi was established in 1956 with a far-sighted vision of educating the rural masses; the motto of the college is 'to learn and to serve'. The college has been re-accredited with grade 'A'...

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Abhayapuri College

Bongaigaon, Assam, India

Abhayapuri College, Abhayapuri was established in 1955. The college is accredited by NAAC with 'B' grade, affiliated permanently to Gauhati University and recognized by UGC. The college is one of the oldest colleges in Assam well-known...

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Acharya B.N. Seal College College

Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India

Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College has a brilliant history to boast of. It was formerly known as Victoria College. As a seat of learning, it has a glorious past. As Coochbehar has a legacy of heritage since an eon, this college is sure...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin The University was established by Act 43 of 1976 of A.P. State Legislature and Governed by Act 4 of 1991 covering 6...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANU CDE), Guntur was established as part of Acharya Nagarjuna University to impart distance learning programs in various fields. The centre of distance learning offers quality...

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