Alva's College, Moodbidri

M.Sc. – Applied Zoology


The Department of P.G. Studies in Applied Zoology has been initiated in the academic year 2015-16 to equip the students with knowledge, necessary skills and orient them towards research in the field of Zoology.


  • To provide a strong foundation and motivation for applying fundamental concepts of Zoology in basic research to meet global challenges.
  • To make students to acquire more practical knowledge through visit to research institutions, industries, Universities etc.
  • To give exposure to students by interaction with eminent scientists in various fields of Zoology, by attending invited lectures, workshops, seminars and symposia.

Course offered:   M.Sc. in Zoology (Choice Based Credit System).

Duration:   Two years.


Candidates shall have studied Zoology as one of the major/optional/subsidiary subjects securing 45% marks (40% in case of SC/ST candidates) in the aggregate excluding languages at the undergraduate level.

Staff details:

Sl. No.      Name Qualification Designation
1. Dr.Rashmi K. M.Sc., Ph.D., SLET Associate Professor & Head
2. Mrs.Shruthi S. M.Sc. (Pursuing Ph. D.) Assistant Professor
3. Ms.Prajna N.G. M.Sc. Assistant Professor
4. Ms.SaranyaSasidharan M.Sc., SLET Assistant Professor

applied zoology


I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester


ZOH 401- Animal Taxonomy and Evolution ZOH 451- Comparative Physiology ZOH501- Genetics and Quantitative Biology ZOH503- Neurobiology and Behaviour
ZOH 402- Biological Chemistry ZOH452-Toxicology and Cancer Biology ZOH502- Nutrition and Metabolism ZOH551- Biology of Immune System
ZOS 403- Comparative Anatomy ZOH 453- Animal Cell Biotechnology ZOH503- Neurobiology and Behaviour ZOP552- Project work
ZOS 404-Tools and techniques in Biology ZOS454- Adaptation Biology ZOS504- Fisheries and Aquatic Biology ZOS553- Wildlife Conservation and Management
ZOS 405- Entomology ZOS455- Molecular Cell Biology ZOS505- Animal Breeding ZOS554- Statistics and Bioinformatics
ZOH 406- Animal Taxonomy and Evolution Lab ZOS456- Developmental Biology ZOS506- Environmental Biology ZOS555- Radiation Biology
ZOH 407- Biological Chemistry Lab ZOH 451- Comparative Physiology Lab ZOH501- Genetics and Quantitative BiologyLab
ZOS 408- Comparative Anatomy Lab ZOH452-Toxicology and Cancer Biology Lab ZOH502- Nutrition and MetabolismLab
ZOS 409-Tools and techniques in Biology Lab ZOH 453- Animal Cell Biotechnology Lab ZOH503- Neurobiology and BehaviourLab
ZOS 410- Entomology Lab ZOS454- Adaptation Biology Lab ZOS504- Fisheries and Aquatic BiologyLab
ZOS455- Molecular Cell Biology Lab ZOS505- Animal BreedingLab
ZOS456- Developmental Biology Lab ZOS506- Environmental BiologyLab
  Open Elective

ZOE457 – Parasites and diseases

Open Elective

ZOE507- Vermitechnology

Course Highlights:

  • Departmental library
  • Research facilities
  • Guest lectures/ Seminars/ Workshops
  • Training for competitive exams such as UGC-NET, SLET, GATE etc.

What Next?

  • Teaching in Pre-University and Under Graduate colleges.
  • Phil. or Ph. D.
  • Sc. graduates can work in various sectors such as
  • Food industry
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Screening for bioactive compounds
  • Fisheries and Animal husbandry
  • They can work as Research scholars, Animal Taxonomists, Cell and molecular biologists, Cell culturists and many more.
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