What is Zoology

Zoology is the branch of Biology studying the animal kingdom including its classification, evolution and structure. The study is divided into various sections such as classification, embryology, evolution, habits, and interaction of living creatures with the ecosystem. Zoology is divided into different branches including animal physiology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, soil zoology, comparative zoology, comparative anatomy, taxonomically oriented creatures, animal physiology and ethology. Specialisations of Zoology include Entomology, Apiology, Arachnology, Neuroethology and many more.

Course Fee for Zoology

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
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B.Sc.(Hons) in Zoology at Nilamani Mahavidyalaya, Balasore
1.00 K
B.Sc. in Zoology at Bharathi Women's College, Chennai
4.90 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Zoology at Amity University, Noida
6.92 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Zoology at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
M.Phil. in Zoology at St John's College, Palayamkottai
M.Sc. in Zoology at Darshan Shah College, Katihar
2.42 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Zoology at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
1.50 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Zoology at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
41.00 K
Ph.D in Zoology at JD Patil Sangludkar Mahavidyalaya, Daryapur
4.47 K
Ph.D in Zoology at Government Dungar College, Bikaner
8.11 Lakhs
Ph.D in Zoology at Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur
60.21 K
Ph.D in Zoology at The Institute of Science, Mumbai
12.60 K
Diploma in Zoology at Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati
3.60 K
M.Sc. in Zoology at Mata Jijabai Government Girls PG College, Indore
1.35 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Zoology at Manipal University, Jaipur
98.00 K
M.Sc. in Zoology at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Questions related to Zoology

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what is the scope in bsc zoology

Pompi 6th Apr, 2020
Hello Anchal!

Being a Zoology graduate, this question came to my mind for several times before I decided to come to this field. So, I feel I can share my experience with you that I have gained yet.

Zoology in itself is a very vast subject dealing with various major aspects of Biology like Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Wildlife Science, Biochemistry, Ecology, Cell Biology, Applied Zoology, Immunology, Parasitology, Genetics, Endocrinology, Animal Physiology etc. You'll cover the basics of all these sub-groups during your bachelor's. Infact, present day specialization courses like Fishery, Sericulture, Apiculture and others are all derived from this mainstream subject. You can do specialization in any of them from a recognized college or university after getting your degree. During your M.Sc., you can also apply for fellowship programmes like PMRF etc. and gain the experience of working under renowned scientists along with certain fellowship amount based on your project abstract.
Completion of your undergraduate course followed by post graduation will open up a wide range of career opportunities for you in different sectors. If you work hard in your MSc then you will also be able to clear CSIR - NET (LS) or NET (JRF) or you can also clear GATE (Evolution or Ecology) or UGC NET (Environmental Science), which will make you eligible for Lecturership, may provide you research fellowship or even assure a post in government institutes as a professor. Teaching in state government schools or KVs is also an option for you, after doing M.Sc., followed by B.Ed. or vice versa.

If you don't want to continue your higher education after completing your B.Sc. in Zoology, you can also sit for various competitive exams of Civil Services, Banking, Railways etc. If you have interest in business, you can also go for your own small-scale Apiculture, Sericulture or Fishery, employing the knowledge you have gained. MBA can also be done.

You can also appear in exams conducted by ZSI (Zoological Survey of India) or IFS (Indian Forest Service) or state level forestry exams for getting a government job in this field.

It is one of the most preferred courses of NEET aspirants. So, if you are also a NEET aspirant, you can join this course to remain in constant touch with Biology-the subject with highest weightage in that exam. In addition to it, you can join some online courses available for NEET to boost up your preparation. And keep revising the entire syllabus of class 11th and 12th Physics and Chemistry in your spare time along with practicing the previous year question papers. You will get enough time for your NEET preparation as the schedule for the 1st and 2nd semesters are usually not very hectic. But right before your End-semester exams, you'll also have to focus a little on your degree exams, as you wouldn't like to score below average in them.
Try to keep your graduation % above 60 in order to keep your options open for later on as a back up plan.

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more queries.

I hope this answer will be helpful to you.
Best wishes for the future!

cutoff of Miranda house in zoology bsc hons.

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 6th Apr, 2020

In 2019,following has been the cut-off for different categories for BSc Zoology(Hons) in Miranda House:

EWS-95. 33

You can also visit the following link to know more details regarding this matter: https://university.careers360.com/articles/miranda-house-cutoff

if I take zoology as a generic elective course will there be classes on prehistoric organisims

Neha Kanwar 4th Apr, 2020

Hello Govind,

If you want to pursue Zoology then your four Generic Elective subjects for each first four semesters are as follows:-

1. Non-chordates I: Protista to Pseudocoelomates

2. Non-chordates II : Coelomates

3. Diversity of Chordates

4. Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

Hope it helps

Good Luck!


I need a course after 12th without entrance exam with minimum salary of 40000.The subject studied by me in 12th are chemistry, physics, botony,zoology and mathematics. Please give me a clarification.

Suvakanta Sahu 3rd Apr, 2020
Dear jishnu ,

After 12th in PCB or PCM there are lots of of courses for aspirants but some of courses not need Entrance test for admission .

  • WEB Design
  • Graphics Design
  • Bsc Design
  • B-tech

Some of course no need entrance exam because you can join by Management quota but not every college provided these type of quota so you have to check specifically .

And when we talk about your exception salary is 40000 it is depending on your skills and experience .

I hope you will understand


What are the non- major subjects under bsc(hons) zoology course offered in DU?

Smrity 3rd Apr, 2020


The non-major subjects under b.sc zoology are communication skills and environmental studies along with some generic subjects which are elective.

The detailed information about the complete syllabus is available on the site and you can get the insight of the complete syllabus by visiting the link below:


I hope this helps.

All the best!

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