The Department offers UG Programme, PG Programme and Ph.D. Programme in Zoology. We provide,

  • Core course in Zoology
  • Complimentary course in Zoology
  • Open course in Zoology (Public Health and Hygiene)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Zoology with  specialisation , Environmental Biology
  • Ph.D. in Zoology
  • Add -on-Course in Apiculture Training

Course details:

B.Sc. Zoology

This is a three year course consisting of six semesters. Total credit of the Course is 120.A dissertation submission in the last semester is the part of this course. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to impart knowledge in  recent advances in Zoology, in the area of  Systematics, Animal diversity, Bioinformatics, Evolution, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Ethology, Cytology, Immunology, Ecology, Genetics, Vermiculture and Apiculture (Elective). The programme inculcates in the students an interest in the rich diversity of nature and helps to acquire basic knowledge and practical skills in applied branches for self-employment.
Objectives: Imparting quality education in Zoology has been the focus of the department. Emphasis is given on education both within and outside the classroom.
Eligibility: The minimum eligibility for pursuing this course is an intermediate (10+2) in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as compulsory subjects. Students must have secured a good percentage of marks in their 10+2 examination.

Complementary course in Zoology

The department offers complimentary course for BSc. Botany in the first four semesters of the course. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to impart knowledge in basics of Zoology, in the area of Animal Diversity, Functional Zoology and Applied Zoology.

Open course in Zoology

We provide an open course in Public Health and Hygiene   for all degree students in their fifth semester of their courses.

M.Sc. Zoology

We offer Masters Degree with specialization in environmental biology and the course has duration of two years consisting of four semesters. A dissertation submission in the last semester is the part of this course. The programme helps to develop deeper understanding of key concepts of Systematics, Taxonomy, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Developmental biology, Immunology, Environment pollution & Physiology and Environmental management. The degree enables them to gain specialized knowledge in the area of research and offers job opportunities.


To develop problem solving skills in students and encourage them to carry out innovative research projects, thereby enkindling in them the spirit of knowledge creation.

To apply the theoretical knowledge gained during the program to the actual practice of developing practical skills in laboratory and fields.

Eligibility:The candidate must have passed B.Sc. Zoology with 50% or above marks in aggregate.

Ph.D. programme in Zoology

The research centre offers a Ph.D. programme in Zoology with specialization in the area of Biochemistry, Bio-prospecting, Bio-monitoring, Biodiversity Conservation, Biodiversity Documentation, Environmental Sciences, Ethology, Pollution Biology, Toxicology, Systematics, Marine pharmacology and Taxonomy of marine plankton.

Add -on-Course in Apiculture Training

The department of Zoology conducts an apiculture training programme to the students. This activity was initiated in the department from the year 2018 onwards and hands-on training was given to handle the beehives and for the scientific management of them. The course is intended to promote self-reliance and self-employment among students. A total of thirty students from various departments can participate in the training programme.

Programme Syllabus Duration Eligibility Intake
Ph.D. Zoology Course Work 5 M.Sc. Zoology with JRF/NET/M.Phil. / University Ph.D.Entrance pass.  
M.Sc. Zoology M.Sc. Zoology 2020 Admission 4 semesters B.Sc. Zoology or its equivalent 13
B.Sc. Zoology Zoology(Core)


6 semesters +2 with Biology or its equivalent 38
B.Sc.Botany Zoology Complementary for Botany
4 semesters    
B.Sc Open Course Public Health and Hygiene 1 semester    
Add-on Course Apliculture Training 2 Semesters    

How to get admission:
We do not admit students directly to all the programmes. Students can get their seats through the centralised  admission system by the University of Kerala. Usually admission opens for both UG and PG programmes during the months of May-June of every year.

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