Bachelor of Science (Honours) Zoology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Zoology

School of Basic Sciences & Research (SBSR)

  • Program Code

    00144

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    3 Years

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About the Programme

B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology is a three-year undergraduate programme encompassing aspects of scientific knowledge about animal science. The programme includes biological aspects of both living as well as extinct animals.
Under this programme students will develop adequate knowledge of Environmental Management Biodiversity Studies and Ecosystem Monitoring. B.Sc. (H) Zoology will also expose students to scientific methods of acquiring testing and characterising the anatomy of animals.
In addition this programme will also introduce students to the genetic evolution and the conditions necessary for the animals to sustain in the natural environment. The programme is equally balanced with both theoretical and practical sessions which will provide students the hands-on experience. 
B.Sc. (H) Zoology is inclined towards modern technology which will enable students to opt for any specialisation course post-B.Sc. like biotechnology endocrinology immunology applied zoology and wildlife science. Interested aspirants can further advance their learning by enrolling for higher education in Zoology.

This course is for individuals who...

Passionate to interact with and register observations from animal ecosystems. It is for those students who seek in-depth knowledge of animal evolution their development and their behaviour.
 

Students who are looking for...

Individuals with a strong will to address the causes of habitat loss disease and climate change. Curious and keen to learn individuals are the best fit.
 

Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
For National Students 46 000 88 000
For International Students 1950 3800
Syllabus

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

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T

P

Credits

1

BSL 101

Essentials of Chemistry for Biosciences (GE)

3

1

0

4

2

BSB 102

Cell Biology (C)

4

0

0

4

3

EVS 106

Environmental Science

3

0

0

3

4

 

University Elective

2

0

0

2

5

BFS 101

Principles of Nutrition Science

4

0

0

4

6

BSL 151

Chemistry Lab for Biosciences  (GE)

0

0

2

1

7

BSP 103

Cell Biology Lab (C)

0

0

2

1

 

Credits in Term 1

 

 

 

19

Syllabus for the Courses:

Essentials of Chemistry for Biosciences (BSL 101): Basic knowledge of chemical principles of biological organisms.

Cell Biology (BSB 102): Concerned with the physiological properties metabolic processes signaling pathways life cycle chemical composition and interactions of the cell with their environment. This is done both on a microscopic and molecular level as it encompasses prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells.

Environmental Science (EVS 106): The study of the effects of natural and unnatural processes and of interactions of the physical components of the planet on the environment.

University Elective: Elective subjects by University.

Principles of Nutrition Science (BFS 101)  : Study of interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance growth reproduction health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake absorption assimilation biosynthesis catabolism and excretion.

Chemistry Lab for Biosciences  (BSL 151): Basic practical related to identification of various chemicals.

Cell Biology Lab (BSP 103): Experiments related to cellular contents.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

PHY115

Physics V

4

0

0

4

2

MSM 104

Statistics and probability

4

0

0

4

3

BSB 105

Microbiology

4

0

0

4

4

BSB 108

Genetics

4

0

0

4

5

BSB 107

Environmental biotechnology

4

0

0

4

6

BSP 105

Microbiology Lab

0

0

3

2

7

PHB155

Physics Lab

0

0

3

2

 

Credits in Term 2

 

 

 

24

Physics (PHY115): The study of matter energy and the interaction between them.

Statistics and probability (MSM 104): The branch of mathematics dealing with the collection organization analysis interpretation and presentation of data.

Microbiology (BSB 105): Study of microorganisms and their interaction with environment.

Genetics (BSB 108): The study of genes genetic variation and heredity in living organisms. It is generally considered a field of biology but intersects frequently with many other life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems.

Environmental biotechnology (BSB 107): The branch of biotechnology that addresses environmental problems such as the removal of pollution renewable energy generation or biomass production by exploiting biological processes.

Microbiology Lab (BSP 105): Basic microbiological techniques.

Physics Lab (PHB 155): Basic physics lab.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

BSZ 201

Non Chordates  (C)

4

0

0

4

2

BSZ 202

Animal Physiology and Histology-I (C)

4

0

0

4

3

BSB 209

  Biomolecules (GE)

4

0

0

4

4

BFS 204

Food Microbiology (GE)

4

0

0

4

5

BSZ 203

Insect Vector & Diseases (DSE)

4

0

0

4

6

BSZ 251

Non Chordates Lab (CP)

0

0

3

2

7

BSZ 253

Histology of animals (CP)

0

0

3

2

 

Credits in Term 3

 

 

 

24

Non Chordates  (BSZ 201): Study of non-chordate earthworms flatworms ribbon worms insects sponges starfish snails jellyfish comb jellies wheel animals and water bears etc.                     

Animal Physiology and Histology-I (BSZ 202): study of the life-supporting properties functions and processes of animals or their parts at histological level.

Biomolecules (BSB 209): Study of various classes of essential biomolecules like carbohydrates proteins DNA etc.

Food Microbiology (BFS 204): Study of food microorganisms and their role and interaction in animal welfare.

Insect Vector & Diseases (BSZ 203): This paper deals with various insects and their vectors which spread diseases in animals.

Non Chordates Lab (BSZ 251): Experiments related to non chordates.

Histology of animals (BSZ 253): Experiments related to animal histology.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1.

 

Genetic Engineering (C)

4

0

0

4

2.

BSZ 204

Diversity of Chordates (C)

4

0

0

4

3.

BSB 211

Developmental Biology of Animals (C)

4

0

0

4

4.

 

Metabolic Pathways (C)

4

0

0

4

5.

BSB 207/

BSZ 206

Immunology/ Wild Life and Conservation & Management (DSE)

4

0

0

4

6.

 

University Elective

4

0

0

2

7.

BSB 205

Genetic engineering Lab (CP)

0

0

2

2

8.

BSZ 253

Biology of Chordates Lab (CP)

0

0

2

2

 

Credits in Term 4

 

 

 

26

Genetic Engineering: The study related to modifying the genetic makeup of an organism. Modifications can be generated by methods such as gene targeting nuclear transplantation transfection of synthetic chromosomes or viral insertion.

Diversity of Chordates (BSZ 204): Chordates are defined as organisms that possess a structure called a notochord at least during some part of their development. Paper deals with the study of various chordates.

Developmental Biology of Animals (BSB 211): Paper deals with the process by which animals grow and develop. Developmental biology also encompasses the biology of regeneration asexual reproduction metamorphosis and the growth and differentiation of stem cells in the adult organism.

Metabolic Pathways: Study of series of chemical reactions occurring within a cell. The reactants products and intermediates of an enzymatic reaction are known as metabolites which are modified by a sequence of chemical reactions catalyzed by enzymes.

Immunology (BSB 207): Paper deals with the study of the molecular and cellular components that comprise the immune system including their function and interaction is the central science of immunology.

Wild Life and Conservation & Management (BSZ 206): The aim of this paper to practice the protection of wild animal species and their habitat.

University Elective: Various elective paper

Genetic engineering Lab (BSB 205): Practicals related to genetic engineering.

Biology of Chordates Lab (BSZ 253): Study of various specimens.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

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Credits

1

BSZ 301

Animal Physiology & Histology II (C)

 

 

 

4

2

BSZ 302

Ecology (C)

 

 

 

4

3

BSZ 303

Comparitive Anatomy of Vertebrates (C)

 

 

 

4

4

 

Bioinformatics (C)

 

 

 

4

5

BSZ 304/ BSZ 309

Fish and Fisheries/ Applied Zoology (DSE)

 

 

 

 

4

6

BSZ 352

  Animal Physiology Lab (C)

 

 

 

2

7

 

Bioinformatics  Lab(C)

 

 

 

2

8

BSZ 353

Project 1/Dissertation 1(DSE)

 

 

 

3

 

Credits in Term 5

 

 

 

27

Animal Physiology & Histology (BSZ 301): Paper deals with the scientific study of the life-supporting properties functions and processes of animals or their parts. The discipline covers key homeostatic processes such as the regulation of temperature blood flow and hormones.

Ecology (BSZ 302): Paper deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (BSZ 303): Study of anatomical study of various vertebrates.

Bioinformatics: Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the study of living things usually at the molecular level. Paper deals with elementary bioinformatics study.

Fish and Fisheries (BSZ 304): Study of various classes of fises.

Applied Zoology (BSZ 309): Study of applied topics of zoology.

Animal Physiology Lab (BSZ 352): Experiments related to animal physiology

Bioinformatics  Lab: Basic practicals of bioinformatics

Project 1/Dissertation 1 (BSZ 353): Student specific minor research projects

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

 

Animal Biotechnology (C)

 

 

 

4

2

 

Genomics(C)

 

 

 

4

3

BSZ 305

Parasitology and Microbiology (C)

 

 

 

4

4

BSZ 306

Evolutionary Biology (C)

 

 

 

4

5

BSZ 307/ BSZ 308

Endocrinology/ Biology of Insecta (DSE)

 

 

 

 

4

6

BSZ 354

Parasitology and Microbiology Lab(C)

 

 

 

2

7

BSZ 355

Animal Biotechnology Lab(C)

 

 

 

2

8

BSZ 356

Project 2/Dissertation 2(DSE)

 

 

 

3

 

Credits in Term 6

 

 

 

27

Total Credits: 143

Minimum Credits essential for the Program:

Animal Biotechnology: Study of molecular biological techniques to genetically engineer animals in order to improve their suitability for pharmaceutical agricultural or industrial applications.

Genomics : This paper employs recombinant DNA DNA sequencing methods and bioinformatics to sequence assemble and analyse the structure and function of genomes.

Parasitology and Microbiology (BSZ 305): Study of various parasites and microbes and their effects of animals.

Evolutionary Biology (BSZ 306): Studies of the evolutionary processes that produced the diversity of life on Earth starting from a single common ancestor. These processes include natural selection common descent and speciation.

Endocrinology (BSZ 307): This paper deals with the physiology and medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones.

Biology of Insecta (BSZ 308): Study of biology of various insects.

Parasitology and Microbiology Lab (BSZ 354): Experiments of various parasites and microbes and their effects of animals.

Animal Biotechnology Lab (BSZ 355): Experiments related to various genetic manipulation techniques.

Project 2/Dissertation 2 (BSZ 356): Departmental project to enhance research skills of students.

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with minimum 55% marks in PCM/PCB.
  • Proficiency in English Communication
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Ecologist
  • Zoologist
  • Field Trials Officer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Nature Conservation Officer
  • Marine Scientist
  • Physician Associate
  • Life Sciences Research Scientist
  • Zookeeper
     

Students of this programme are placed in companies with an average annual package of 4.50 LPA to 6.00 LPA

Take the next step towards a career in basic science.

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