MSc Zoology (Research)

MSc Zoology (Research) delves into animal behaviour, structure and classification. Other areas of study include evolution and distribution of animals, along with their interaction within ecosystems. Shoolini offers state-of-the-art infrastructure to enable in depth study and research of the subject such as access to EBSCO library, cutting-edge labs and 24x7 library. Some students have also received a JRF of Rs 30,000 per month.

Faculty for MSc Zoology comes from some leading Indian and global universities such as Oxford, NIH, NCI, John Hopkins Medical School, IISc, JNU, DU, and ZSI. Many faculty members have received grants from national and international funding agencies. MSc students get the opportunity to be a part of their researches as well.

MSc Zoology Research at Shoolini University is NAAC B+ accredited and has UGC certification. 

Key areas of research

Diversity of Invertebrates and Vertebrates | Comparative Anatomy | Human Physiology | Cell Bio and Genetics | Entomology | Biostatistics | Environmental Sciences | Developmental Biology | Ecology | Animal Behaviour | Biochemistry | Biodiversity Conservation | Evolutionary Biology

Career Opportunities in MSc Zoology (Research)

  • Taxonomist
  • Health Care
  • Qualify NET/GRE
  • Animal Physiologist
  • Scientist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Biochemist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmentalist
  • Geneticist
  • Researcher
  • Pisciculture
  • Biodiversity expert

Semester I 1 Principle of Systematics and Taxonomy  4 Foundation course
2 Diversity and Importance of Invertebrates   4 Core course
3 Anatomy and Ecology of Vertebrates 4 Core course
4 Subject to be selected from the list  of discipline specific electives 3 Discipline Specific Elective
5 SPRINT-I    1 Skill courses
6 Research  2 Skill courses
Total 18  
Semester II 1 Cell biology and Genetics   Foundation course
2 Advances in Animal Physiology 4 Core courses
3 Advances in Developmental Biology 4 Core courses
4 Subject to be selected from the list  (DSE 511-525/CSU1109) 4 Discipline Specific Elective
5 SPRINT-II  3 Skill course
6 Research  1  
Total 18  
Semester III 1 Biological aspects of Environment 4 Foundation course
2 Biochemistry and Defense Mechanisms 4 Core Course
3 Subject to be selected from the list (DSE 511-525/ CSU1109) 3 Discipline Specific Elective
4 SPRINT-III 2 Skill course
5 Research  2 Skill course
6 English Grammar for Employability  1 Skill course
Total  16  
Semester IV 1 Biodiversity and its Conservation 4 Foundation course
2 Entomology  4 Core course
3 Subject to be selected from the list (DSE 511-525/CSU1109) 3 Discipline Specific Elective
4 SPRINT IV 2 Skill course
5 Research  2 Skill course
Total 15  
Total Credits (18+18+16+15) 67  
List of Discipline Specific Electives
Ecology and Animal Behavior
Recombinant DNA Technology  
Aquaculture and Farm Management
Soil Biology
Instrumentation Methods & Analysis
Genetics: Base of Evolutionary Pattern

JM Julka
JM JulkaProfessor
Pardeep Singh
Pardeep SinghProfessor
Pankaj Raizada
Pankaj RaizadaAssociate Professor
Amit Kumar
Amit KumarAssociate Professor
Rachna Verma
Rachna VermaAssociate Professor
Rakesh Kumar Shukla
Rakesh Kumar ShuklaAssociate Professor
Ruhi Thakur
Ruhi ThakurAssistant Professor
Amita Kumari
Amita KumariAssistant Professor
RadhaAssistant Professor
Mamta Shandilya
Mamta ShandilyaAssistant Professor
Anirban Saha
Anirban SahaAssistant Professor
Pawan Kumar
Pawan KumarAssistant Professor
Pooja Dhiman
Pooja DhimanAssistant Professor
Rohit Jasrotia
Rohit JasrotiaAssistant Professor
Pooja Shandilya
Pooja ShandilyaAssistant Professor
Sunil Kumar Sharma
Sunil Kumar SharmaAssistant Professor
Sunil Puri
Sunil PuriProfessor

Frequently Asked Questions

Shoolini University has experienced research-oriented faculty from top national and international institutions such as Oxford, (USA), NIH (USA), and IISc Bangalore. Their life learnings also form a part of the grooming process of budding scientists.

What are the future opportunities after completing MSc in Zoology (Research) from Shoolini University?

This degree prepares students for jobs in various domains. Our students can work as Animal Physiologists, Scientists, Molecular Biologists, Biochemists, Entomologists, Environmentalists and much more.

Our students get the opportunity to learn from and interact with the topmost experts in their respective fields of expertise. They are encouraged to participate in talks, excursions and exchange programs with reputed universities abroad to keep abreast of the latest findings in their areas of research.

Yes, Shoolini has state-of-the-art infrastructure, including laboratories where students get the opportunity to perform research experiments. Our focus is on innovation in research and application. This helps our students to think outside the box and conduct new and cutting-edge research in biology and environmental sciences.

Our fully functional Placement Cell, run by experts, has tie-ups with industry giants who visit the Shoolini campus during Placement Week for on-the-spot placements. Our 'Mission 130' aims at 100 per cent employability of students with 30 per cent in top companies.

Yes, we have a strong alumni network. The Shoolini Alumni Association organises an alumni meet every year where alumni share knowledge and expertise with current students. We also invite notable alumni for expert talks.

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Course Details

  • Eligibility: BSc/ B Tech with Zoology as one of the subject minimum 60% marks

  • Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT)

  • Duration: 2 years

  • Semester Fee

    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 60000
    Others : 75000

Admissions Open: 2023


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