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MSc. Zoology

What is this Programme about?

Zoology is a branch of Biology that focuses on animals and animal life. M.Sc. in Zoology is a 2-years PG programme deals with basic and advanced study mainly on animals, their life cycle, and their conservational importance. M.Sc. in Zoology programme includes 4 semesters, six months each. Students completing B.Sc. in Zoology from a recognized university with 50% marks can apply for admission in M.Sc. in Zoology at Assam Down Town University.


How this Programme Benefit you & your Career?

There are numerous career opportunities for candidates completing their M.Sc. in Zoology in the public and private sectors. Candidates find jobs in various Teaching Positions; can work as Animal Behaviorist, Conservationist, Wildlife Biologist, Zoo Curator, Wildlife Educator,  Forensic Experts, Lab Technicians, Veterinarians, etc. If the students want to have a career in the research field, they can search for various J.R.F. positions, Project Fellow posts and even they can apply for their independent projects from various funding agencies.    



Programme Zoology in Assam Down Town University offers research in various fields of Zoology.

Currently, the Department in emphasizing the research in the field of

1. Fishery, Fish Biology and Fish Molecular Genetics

2. Entomology

3. Limnology

4. Cell Biology and Biochemistry 


Programme Contents:





M.Sc. 1st Semester

Taxonomy & Biosystematics

Animal Physiology

Animal Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology


Practical Paper I



M.Sc. 2nd Semester

Developmental Biology, Bioinstrumentation


Fish Biology and Entomology

Cell and Molecular biology

Practical Paper II


M.Sc. 3rd Semester


Endocrinology & Reproductive Biology


Biodiversity, Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Practical Paper III



**M.Sc. 4th Semester


Paper I

Practical I

Paper II


Paper I

Practical I


Fish Biology and Fisheries

Paper I

Practical I

Paper II

** Final Semester students have to submit a dissertation thesis on a Research Topic suggested by a supervisor from the Zoology department.



1. Dr. Gitartha Kaushik is the first faculty to pursue Post Doctoral Research (DST, SERB, NPDF) from the university. 


Course Duration:

2 Years.


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