Zoology; Colleges, Entrances, Admission, Syllabus, Job Prospects


Q: What are the job prospects for a student of Zoology?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for zoologists is expected to increase by 5% between 2012 and 2022. There are numerous job opportunities for an M.Sc. Zoology student like that of an Animal Behaviourist, Animal Trainer, Conservationist, Wildlife Biologist, Zookeeper, Zoo Curator and Animal and Wildlife Educator. With a comprehensive knowledge through the course, students with M.Sc. Zoology degree can find employment in Government as well as in the Private sector.

Q: What is the eligibility for doing MSc in Zoology?
The candidate must have passed B.sc/B.sc (Hons) Zoology with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university. Candidates who have passed B.sc/ B.A in Medical and Allied Medical Sciences/ Biosciences/ Life sciences with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university are also eligible to apply.  

Q: What are the best colleges in India for MSc in Zoology?
Colleges like Presidency College, Chennai, Hansraj College, New Delhi, Ramjas College, New Delhi, Madras Christian College, Chennai and Loyola College, Chennai are considered to be great places to study Zoology. 
Refer to the Top Colleges section for more details.

Q: What are the specializations one can opt for in MSc zoology?
Here are some of the specializations you can opt for:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animal behaviour and neurobiology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • General Zoology
  • Genetics
  • Marine biology

Q: What are the entrance exams conducted for admission into MSc Zoology?
Here are some of the top entrance examinations one can sit for to get admission into MSc Zoology in various institutes:

  • NEST
  • JEST
  • DUET
  • PUET
Q: What are the skills required to become a Zoologist?
Here are some skills required to become a Zoologist:
  • Observational Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Mind
  • Organizational Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Emotional Stability
  • Problem Solving Ability
  • Physical Stamina
  • Appreciation for animals
Q: What is the admission process for MSc Zoology?
The admission for BSc courses in Zoology is based on the cutoff list released by the university or college. Few universities also conducts entrance tests for admission. Candidates are offered admission in MSc courses based on the entrance exams. Admission to PhD programmes are 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.



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