B.Sc. HONOURS IN ZOOLOGY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS IN ZOOLOGY

Bachelor of Science in Honours in Zoology or B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology is a 3-year undergraduate course. The minimum eligibility criterion for which is the successful completion of 10+2 level of education in Science stream. B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology admission is either based on entrance exams conducted by some institutions or merit based admission.

Zoology is a comprehensive study of animals and their biological processes, the links between them and their environment and key aspects of zoological phenomena from molecular to ecological levels. It focuses on the structure, function, behavior and evolution of animals.

Students also study the origin and development of species, their habits, behaviors’ and interactions.

B.Sc. (Hons) (Zoology) degree course also includes the study of morphology, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, embryology, cell and molecular biology, genomics, biotechnology, genetics, evolution and ecology. In simpler word, B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology degree course is the comprehensive and detailed study of animal science. This course is an important one that opens a lot career scopes for the candidates after its successful completion.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.Sc. Honours in Zoology

  • 10+2 in Science Stream.

  • Course duration – 3 years.

  • Minimum percentage required – 50%.

  • Age limit – 19 – 23 years. 

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.Sc. Honours in Zoology)

  • Animal Diversity

  • Cell Biology

  • Genetics

  • Animal Physiology

  • Bio-Chemistry

  • Histology

  • Endocrinology

  • Reproductive Biology

  • Development Biology

  • Microbiology

  • Parasitology & Immunology

  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Evolution

  • Systematic & Animal Behavior

  • Ecology & Environmental Biology

  • Applied Zoology

  • Biostatistics 

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The candidates seeking admission to B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology are required to submit the application form and the admission is granted to them through a merit list prepared by the institute on the basis of their marks in 10+2.

Some colleges conduct entrance exams for admission to this course. Students are shortlisted on the basis of marks scored in entrance exams and 10+2.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) IN ZOOLOGY

  • Agrochemical Companies

  • Animal Clinics

  • Aquariums

  • Colleges and Universities

  • Conservation Agencies

  • Environmental & Ecosystem Management Sector

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Forensics

  • Forests

  • Laboratories

  • Medical Laboratories

  • Medical Research

  • Medical Technology

  • Museums

  • National Park

  • Pharmaceuticals Industry

  • Pest control companies

  • Research & Development Firms

  • Television Channels

  • Testing laboratories

  • Veterinary Hospitals

  • Wildlife Conservation and Management Zoo

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) ZOOLOGY

  • IKS Health

  • GVK Biosciences

  • Accenture

  • Cactus Communications

  • Intas Pharmaceuticals

  • Cognizant Technology

  • Indegene Life Systems

  • US Technology

B.Sc. (HONOURS) IN ZOOLOGY JOB PROFILES

  • Animal Breeder

  • Animal Behaviorist

  • Animal Caretaker

  • Animal Physiologist

  • Animal Rehabilitator

  • Animal Trainer

  • Animal and Wildlife Educator

  • Conservationist

  • Documentary Maker

  • Forensic Expert

  • Lab Technician

  • Researcher

  • Veterinarian

  • Wildlife Biologist

  • Zoo Curator

  • Zoo Keeper

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) ZOOLOGY

A candidate with a bachelor’s (honours) degree in zoology can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed along with basic degree. 

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) IN ZOOLOGY

  1. MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 17,800 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 16,420 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1899

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 13,177 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1961

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. HANS RAJ COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 21,395 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – UGC,NAAC-A, NAAC-A+

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. RAMJAS COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 14,688 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1917

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. MARY’S COLLEGE, SHILLONG

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1965

  • AFFILIATED TO – NORTH-EASTERN HILL UNIVERSITY(NEHU), SHILLONG

  1. VIDYASAGAR COLLEGE, KOLKATA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 5,450 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1872

  • AFFILIATED TO –UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, KOLKATA

  1. SURENDRANATH COLLEGE, KOLKATA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 6,410 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1884

  • AFFILIATED TO – UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, KOLKATA

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) IN ZOOLOGY

  1. NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY, PATNA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2,400 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1987

  • AFFILIATED TO – OPEN UNIVERSITY

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