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Courses & Eligibility
You have to choose the science stream at 10+2 level, with biology as one of your subjects.Many Indian universities offer BSc degrees and M.Sc. in zoology. One should do a doctoral or at least a master's degree in zoology or relevant subjects to make a career as a zoologist. Before deciding on taking admission in a doctoral degree, one needs to be committed to survive in a highly competitive and intense research work.
Depending on what your interest is, there are several specialized post-graduate courses that you could take up – like Marine Biology, Applied Zoology, Sericulture - or you could opt for a simple MSc (Zoology). If you are really keen on working on research projects in the wild or managing a zoo, you should aim for the MSc in wildlife management offered by the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun. There is a national-level examination for admission to this course and it is highly competitive as only ten Indians are admitted each year. If you would rather do Ecology and Environmental Science, you could apply to the Salim Ali School of Ecology and Environmental Sciences in Pondicherry.
Many colleges takes students on the basis of marks obtained in class 12, but few reputed colleges conduct entrance examination and prepare the merit list on the basis of the marks/grade obtained in entrance examination and 12 standard or equivalent examinations.
For post graduation you need to have B.Sc in zoology/Life science/any applied biological sciences. Most of the university select students through entrance, still there are few reputed university takes students on the basis of marks obtained in B.Sc.
Aspirants who have a Masters degree in Zoology can join this doctoral program.
Many top Indian institutions offer students the PhD in Zoology course. Students can opt to join any of these colleges. These colleges require students to appear in an admission test that is carried out by them. Following the written test, it will be needed by aspirants to appear for an interview. Students who clear this admission procedure shall be given admittance to the Doctoral program in Zoology.
- Entrance exams in PhD in Zoology: All India Common Entrance Test
- Banaras Hindu University PhD in Zoology Entrance Exam
- Burdwan University PhD Zoology entrance
- Calicut University PhD in Zoology Entrance Exam
- Engineering Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test
- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Zoology Entrance Exam
- Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University PhD in Zoology Entrance Exam
- ICAR Entrance Exam
- JIMPER Entrance Exam
- Kolkata University PhD in Zoology Entrance Exam
- Periyar University PhD in Zoology Entrance Exam
- Shoolini University PhD in Zoology Entrance Exam
- Thiruvalluvar University Vellore Ph.D in Zoology Entrance Exam
Admission forms for the PhD in Zoology entrance exams can be obtained from the universities that carry out this exam. These universities also facilitate the students by sending them the form by post. Another means to get the exam form is to take it from the official website of the preferred institution. The price of the form shall vary from one college to the other.