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Admission to the M.Sc. Zoology is by entrance examination. The examination is generally conducted in the month of June, which is notified on the webpage in the month of April/May. Regarding M. Phil and Ph. D. admissions, the interested candidates can contact the department. For more details, visit following webpage.


The teaching programme in the department is interdisciplinary and the course covers the emerging areas in life sciences. These include core courses like Metabolic Pathways, Scientific Writing Skills, Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Evolution and Biodiversity, Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Animal Physiology, Entomology etc. which are covered in M.Sc .teaching programme.

One of the outstanding features of the M.Sc. training programme is that a major emphasis is given to hands-on practical training of the students. Scientists from India as well as from other countries visit the department to deliver seminars which help in widening the horizons of the students in terms of information and knowledge. The teaching and research laboratories in the department are very well equipped with all the required instruments / equipment and students are always encouraged to use them.

The department houses a library catering to the needs of the students. Special efforts are made to add latest text books and scientific journals to the collection. M.Sc. and research students of the department have access to the internet facilities for academic purposes. In order to expose the students to research environment, every student is also required to complete a small research project during the second year of the programme.

The M.Sc. programme demands a good amount of effort and time from the students. All possible help is extended to them by the department and by every faculty member. There is a free and healthy relationship between the faculty and students. This is possible because of favourable student-teacher ratio.

Every year study tour is arranged to various places in India, as a part of M.Sc. curriculum.

Students trained in this department fare extremely well in the CSIR / UGC National Test qualifying for research fellowships. The research activities of the department are also recognised nationally and internationally and cover areas such as molecular biology, genetics, cell and developmental biology, animal physiology etc. Significant research grants have been attracted by the faculty members of this department from various national and international agencies.

Name of the course   M.Sc. (Zoology)
Duration of course   Two years
Qualifying Exam. Minimum Percentage Required
  Open Reserved
Group A: B. Sc. Graduates of Pune University (Maharashtra Domicile) with Zoology as principal subject

Note: Admission is based on compilation of marks at B.Sc. Zoology (S.Y. & T.Y.) {50% weightage} and performance in entrance exam. {50% weightage}. 60% 55%
60% 55%
Group B: B. Sc. Graduates of Pune University (Maharashtra Domicile) with Biotechnology, Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry, Botany as principal subject with Zoology as subsidiary subject

There is no quota of seats under B category. If those candidates perform less than category A candidates in the entrance test, these seats will be allotted to “A Category”

Note: Admission is based on performance in entrance examination only ({100% weightage}.
60% 55%
Group C:B. Sc. Graduates of any other University with Zoology /Life Sciences / Biological Sciences/Animal Sciences etc. as principal subject.

Note: Admission is based on performance in entrance examination only.
60% 55%
Number of Seats available 26 Seats

1. Out of total intake capacity 70% seats are reserved for UoP students (Domicile of Maharashtra State). Of these, 50% are for open and 50% are for reserved categories.

2. Out of total intake capacity, 30% seats are reserved for outside UoP students of which 50% seats are for open and 50% seats are for reserved category. In the open category 50% seats are reserved for students domicile of Maharashtra and remaining 50% are for students outside Maharashtra state.

* Students graduating from UoP would be considered under A or B category and students graduating from any other University would be considered under C category.


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