Department of Zoology

Department Profile

Zoology is the branch of biology dealing with the study of animals and their life. Life Science is a broad term that incorporates various fields of science involving the scientific studies of living organisms like microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings, offers exciting fields of study. With the increase in the public awareness regarding Animals and their conservation, there is tremendous scope for research and development in this field, growing demand of proficiency in Basic sciences has triggered the idea to initiate the PG course (M. Sc.) in Zoology by the University of Kota, Kota in the year 2016. The department was established under the self financing scheme of the University, with the intake of 20 students in the first year. This M. Sc. course is run in the Semester scheme. Eminent Professors of Zoology and its branches and scientists are invited to deliver lectures and to interact with the students. The department is making efforts to provide training to the students in computer aptitude and research methodology. Project reports are prepared by the students on current zoological issues. The department organizes visits of students to Sanctuaries/National Parks/Fish seed Production Centre, / Oilseed and water testing ISO: 2001 Lab etc. Many other co-curricular activities including field studies, exposure to highest research Institution, group discussion, seminar, workshops and awareness camps are regularly organized by the department. Students are encouraged to participate in the International and National seminars and conferences.


The department of Zoology has the specific mandate to:

  • To produce Post graduates of Zoology with in-depth knowledge of basic and advance areas in the subject.
  • That inculcates the deep knowledge of the Zoology and related fields
  • To develop the scientific temperament and problem solving attitude.
  • To promote the attitude to serve the society
  • To promote learning and research aptitude


Thrust Areas of Research:

  • Biodiversity
  • Fish and Fisheries
  • Herpetology (Amphibians and Reptiles)
  • Molecular biological aspects of skin (Integuments)
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