Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Career in Zoology

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

A zoology, students study about animal behavior, evolutionary trends, species and their characteristics. To make 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




For admission in to bachelor’s degree program, you need to have a 10+2 examination certificate with science subject such as (physics, biology and chemistry).  The duration of this course is 3 years.

For pursuing a master’s degree you should have a bachelor's degree in zoology. The duration for this course is 2 years.



Few specializations in Zoology: -

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


Job Prospects


Great career opportunities are available to the graduates due to the need of preservation and management of the wild life in the country.  Some television channels such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet offer various opportunities for documentary film making and other specialists.

Zzoology student are hired by wild life, botanical gardens, national parks, zoos, laboratories, animal clinics, aquariums, fisheries and aquaculture, museums, research, pharmaceutical Companies, veterinary hospitals etc.

Some job titles: -

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

Pay package: -

The salary in this field depends on the factors such as academic qualification, area of specialization, job profile, expertise and experience. Fresher’s in this field can earn a salary of Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 per month initially. With experience and skill development one can earn up to Rs.35,000 to 40,000 per month.

Top Colleges of Zoology in India

  • Hans Raj College - New Delhi, Delhi
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College - New Delhi, Delhi
  • Presidency College - Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Bethune College - Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University (Agra University) - Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ram Lal Anand College - New Delhi, Delhi
  • Harlal School of Law - Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Institute of Hotel Management - Aurangabad
  • Institute of Hotel Management - Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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