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B.Sc. Zoology – 3 years/ B.Sc. Zoology (Honours) – 4 years/ B.Sc. Zoology (Honours with Research) – 4 years
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B.Sc. Zoology / B.Sc. Zoology (Hons./Hons. with Research)
Semester Fee
28,000 INR
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Medium of Instruction
Credit Points
DAV University Campus
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Explore our B.Sc. Zoology programme designed to equip students with essential knowledge of animal biology, ecology, and conservation.

B.Sc. Zoology Programme:

Bachelor of Science in Zoology (B.Sc. Zoology) is a professional full time degree programme which deals with animal biology. This course offers an amalgamation of understanding the animal world from outside as well as at the molecular level. The course essentially revolves around the comprehensive study of Animal Biodiversity, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Gene Technology & Human Welfare, Ecology, Evolutionary & Developmental Biology, Chronobiology and Environment Management.


Passed with 50% aggregate marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST) in 10+2 examination or equivalent with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Flexible Pathways

At DAV University, we offer flexible pathways for students to tailor their educational journey according to their aspirations and commitments.

Those who complete the entire three-year undergraduate programme, accumulating 120 credits, are granted a coveted bachelor's Degree in B.Sc. Zoology.

Alternatively, students have the option to exit the programme at various stages, each milestone marked by academic recognition.


Students opting to exit the programme after earning a minimum of 40 credits get an undergraduate certificate in the relevant discipline/subject. This certification acknowledges their foundational knowledge and skills acquired during their academic pursuit. To ensure practical applicability, students must also accrue at least 4 credits in work-based vocational courses, providing hands-on experience through internships or apprenticeships.


Similarly, students who attain a minimum of 80 credits can opt to exit the programme with an undergraduate Diploma in the relevant disciplines/subject. Alongside academic excellence, students are required to earn an additional 4 credits in skill-based vocational courses, enhancing their proficiency in specialized areas and augmenting their employability.

B.Sc. Zoology (Honours / Honours with Research)

Candidates maintaining a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.5 (75%) throughout the first three years are eligible to opt for Bachelor's Degree (Honours) with Research, a testament to their academic prowess and commitment to scholarly inquiry. This pathway opens doors to advanced research opportunities, allowing students to delve deeper into their areas of interest and contribute meaningfully to the academic community.

The programme offers an esteemed pathway for motivated students to pursue Bachelor's Degree (Honours) in their fourth year.

Why this programme?
  • Global demand for zoological expertise
  • Understanding of animal behavior and ecology
  • Development of analytical and research skills
  • Enhancement of communication and presentation skills
  • Acquisition of superior fieldwork and laboratory skills
  • Cultivation of environmental awareness and critical thinking
Career Opportunities:

B.Sc. Zoology graduates can pursue rewarding careers as:

  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Research Scientist
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist
The Programme Outline:

The curriculum is designed to cater to the evolving needs of zoological sciences. Various field expeditions and laboratory exercises are organized to provide students with hands-on experience, allowing them to apply zoological theories in real-world contexts. Additionally, a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities are integrated to achieve Outcome-Based Education, a student-centered approach demonstrating the attainment of defined educational goals. OBE is implemented to develop knowledge, design learning tasks, and assess graduates' achievements effectively. The modern case- based approach is employed to simulate authentic zoological scenarios, enabling students to absorb zoological principles and theories while applying analytical and leadership skills.

Discover how our curriculum emphasizes innovation, sustainability, and professionalism to meet the demands of the ever-changing field of zoology.

Semester I
  • Diversity of Non-Chordates
  • Physiology and Anatomy
  • Discipline Specific-Skill Enhancement Elective Course (Choose any one)
    • Medical Diagnostics-I
    • Apiculture-I
  • Multidisciplinary Course
  • Ability-Enhancement Course
  • Skill-Enhancement Course
  • Value-Added Course
Semester II
  • Diversity of Chordates
  • Discipline Specific-Skill Enhancement Elective Course (Choose any one)
    • Medical Diagnostics-II
    • Apiculture-II
  • General Chemistry-I
  • Multidisciplinary Course
  • Ability-Enhancement Course
  • Skill-Enhancement Course
  • Value-Added Course
Semester III
  • Cytology and Genetics
  • Taxonomy and Evolution
  • Plant Diversity
  • Multidisciplinary Course
  • Ability-Enhancement Course
  • Skill-Enhancement Course
Semester IV
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
  • Economic Zoology
  • Discipline Specific-Skill Enhancement Elective Course (Choose any one)
    • Minor Project-I
    • One week Workshop/Training
  • General Chemistry-II
  • Ability-Enhancement Course
Semester V
  • Fundamentals of Developmental Biology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Plant Physiology and Metabolism
  • Skill-Enhancement Course (Summer Internship)
Semester VI
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Biology of Insecta
  • Animal Behaviour and Chronobiology
  • Biotechniques
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Semester VII
  • Research Methodology
  • Research and Publication Ethics
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Discipline Specific Elective Course (Choose any one)
    • Genomics and Proteomics
    • Drug and Vaccine Designing
  • Discipline Specific-Skill Enhancement Elective Course (Choose any one)
    • Research Project-I [for students opting for B.Sc (Hons.) with Research]
    • Survey Based Project [for students opting for B.Sc (Hons.)]
Semester VIII
  • Research Learning-Based Project Development and Submission
  • Minor Project-II
  • Seminar
  • Discipline Specific Elective Course (choose any one option)
    • Research Project-II [for students opting for B.Sc (Hons.) with Research]
    • Any Three Discipline Specific Elective Courses [for students opting for B.Sc (Hons.)]
      • Nanotechnology
      • Sericulture
      • Aquaculture
      • Endocrinology
      • Reproductive Biology
      • Population Genetics
      • Computational Biology