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SCHOOL OF STUDIES IN ZOOLOGY
Programmes Offered :
  • M.Sc. (Choice Based Credit System)
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph. D. / D.Sc.

Profile of the Department :
The School of Studies in Zoology was established in 1971 as one of the teaching departments of the Jiwaji University, Gwalior. The mandate of the School is to impart quality education and training to the students and to conduct research in Zoology and interdisciplinary areas leading to M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees. The School is well known for excellent research work in various fields of Zoology and allied disciplines. More than 35 research projects have been sanctioned to the School by various agencies like UGC, DST, DBT, DAE, DRDO, DRDE, DOE, CSIR, ICMR, ICAR, MPCOST, CCRUM, GTZ (Germany) etc. In recent years, the department has received research grants worth more than two crore of Rupees. A good number of candidates have completed their research work from the School and have obtained D.Sc. (one), Ph.D. (148), and M.Phil (76) degrees. At present more than 40 research scholars including post-doctoral (01) and M.Phil. (10) Scholars are working in various fields. A large number of articles and research papers (more than 600) have been published by the teaching staff and Research Scholars of the Department in various national and international journals of repute and some books (10) have been written and edited by Researchers of the School. The School is equipped with good teaching and research facilities, including library, computer, internet and networking laboratory, animal bio-diversity laboratory (museum), radiation laboratory, walk-in cold room, tissue culture laboratory, animal house, power supply back-up and sophisticated instruments, such as atomic absorption spectrophotometer, liquid scintillation counter, all types of electrophoretic and blotting systems, vacuum concentrator, UV-visible spectrophotometers, high-speed and refrigerated centrifuges, auto-analyzer, ELISA reader, liquid and gas liquid chromatography, gel documentation system, phase contrast microscope, fluorescent microscope and inverted microscope, PCR, cryo-cut and ultra-cut microtome etc. Recent addition of facilities in the department include UV-visible micro-plate spectrophotometer-cum ELISA reader, & micro plate washer, trinocular stereo-zoom microscope, ultrasonic homogenizer, trinocular phase contrast and bright field research microscope,lyophilizer etc..

Besides teaching and research, the School is also involved in popularization of science and extension activities in the fields of wild life conservation, beekeeping, vermin composting& organic farming. On successful completion of first phase (5 years) of Departmental Research Support under Special Assistance Program (DRS-SAP) with thrust area Aquatic Biology, and second phase (5 years) Biodiversity Characterization and Environmental Impact, the University Grants Commission, New Delhi has sanctioned DRS-SAP phase III program for the next five years with thrust area Systems Biology and Environmental Toxicology. The School has also received funds under Improvement of Science & Technology Infrastructure (FIST) scheme from Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi. University Grants Commission, New Delhi has sanctioned a special infrastructural grant of Rs. 40 lakhs, in two phases, for strengthening of teaching and research activities. Fifteen Research Fellowships, under scheme of research fellowships for meritorious students in identified SAP departments, and ten research fellowships, under the scheme of Rajiv Gandhi fellowships for SC/ST candidates, have been sanctioned by UGC, New Delhi.

The faculty members and research fellows of the department have visited several countries for research work, training and for participation in conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and other scientific and academic events. Several awards and achievements have been given by national and international organizations to the faculty members and Research Fellows. The alumni of the department are well placed in India and abroad, and some of them have entered in entrepreneurship.


M.Sc. (Two year / Four Semester)
Eligibility : Graduation with 50% marks with Zoology as one of the subjects.
Available Seats: Open = 30       Payment = 05       NRI = 06
Mode of Selection : On the basis of the Index based on the merit in qualifying examinations.
Faculty : Prof. Sangeeta Shukla, Vice Chancellor                 
Prof. I.K. Patro, Head              Prof. P. K. Tiwari                   Prof. R.J. Rao
Course Structure :
Semester - I Semester - II Semester - III Semester - IV
101. Structure & Function of Invertebrates 201. General & Comparative Animal Physiology 301. Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates 401. Animal Behaviour
102. Quantitative Biology 202. Biomolecules & Structural Biology 302.Developmental Biology 402. Biology of Parasitism & Vertebrate Immune System
103. Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics 203. Population Ecology & Environmental Physiology 303 (A): Aquatic Ecology & Resources .
303 (B): Methods in Cell & Molecular Biology
303 (C): Comparative Endocrinology
303 (D): General Entomology and Insect Morphology
303 (E): Fish Structure & Function
403 (A): Fisheries & Pisciculture
403 (B): Neurobiology & Immunology
403(C): Male Reproductive Endocrinology
403 (D): Insect Taxonomy, Ecology & Development
403 (E): Taxonomy, Systematic & Ecology of Fishes
104. Tools & Techniques for Biology 204. Biosystematics, Taxonomy & Evolution 304 (A): Fish Biology & Physiology
304 (B): Cellular Structure & Molecular Organization
304 (C): Endocrine Physiology
304(D): Insect Anatomy & Physiology
304 (E): Fish Morphology & Anatomy
404 (A): Aquaculture
404 (B): Chromosomes, Genes & Genetic engineering
404 (C): Female Reproductive Endocrinology
404 (D): Applied Entomology
404 (E): Pisciculture & Economic Importance of Fishes
105. Practical 205. Practical 305. Practical 405. Practical
106. Practical 206. Practical 306. Practical 406. Practical

* Any one of the following specializations is to be opted by each student: (A) Entomology, (B) Endocrinology, (C) Cell Biology and (D) Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture. If Department may not offer one or more of these specializations and the decision of the Department shall be final.
** The course structure may be modified by the Board of Studies


M.Phil. Zoology: (One year / Two semesters)
Eligibility : M.Sc. Zoology with 55% marks.
Available Seats: Open = 10       NRI = 02
Mode of Selection : On the basis of merit in test conducted by the university.
Course Structure :
Semester - I Semester - II
MPHZ-101: Research Principles & Methodology Optional Paper MPHZ-201: Any one of the following
MPHZ-102: Instrumentation (A) Fish Physiology, (B) Insect Physiology, (C) Reproductive Biology, (D) Environmental Toxicology, (E) Wildlife Biology & Management., (F) Neurobiology, (G) Molecular & Human Genetics, (H) Aquatic Biology & Fisheries
MPHZ-201: Dissertation based on project work

Ph.D.
The Department provides opportunities to young scientists for working on various aspects of life sciences leading to the award of a Ph.D. degree on successful completion of the thesis. Candidates with a M.Sc. degree Zoology or in any branch of biology and have qualified the DBT-BET JRF, UGC-CSIR JRF NET, ICMR JRF or similar tests may apply. Others may also be considered on the basis of their academic records and upon qualifying the requirements for Ph.D. admissions. For details contact the Head of the Department.
Key areas of research
Pigment cell Biology, Neuroendocrinology, Fish & Fisheries
General & Applied Entomology, vermi-biotechnology, economic zoology
Hepatoprotection & Metal toxicity
Neurobiology & Aging
Molecular & Human Genetics
Wild Life Conservation & Biodiversity
Fees for the course:
Course I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester
Open Seats -
M.Sc. Zoology Rs. 8835.00 Rs. 4925.00 Rs. 5795.00 Rs. 4925.00
M.Phil. Rs. 15440.00 Rs. 12025.00

Payment Seat: M.Sc. - Rs. 7000/- per year additional to the fees for Open Seat.
Contact: jiwajizoology@gmail.com