BY : Kampuzz Team

Date : 25-03-2015

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How to Become Zoologist

Zoology is the subject of animals and animal life. It is a fascinating field of study and has great scope for research and study options. Mainly students prefer study option but the field of research also has a good scope.

 At the level of postgraduate , candidate has some options  such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, biochemistry, microbiology, environmental science, forestry, marine studies, human genetics, wildlife science, sericulture technology, phytomedical science and technology, forestry management, industrial fisheries, marine biology, oceanography and coastal area studies, anatomy, medical anatomy, animal biotechnology, coastal aquaculture, marine food technology etc. 


But for zoologist, candidate must complete the degree of B.Sc. After successful completion of B.Sc. degree candidate should choose the M.Sc. and Ph.D. Final year M.Sc. students and those who have passed M.Sc. Zoology with 55 % marks for the general category students and 50 % marks for the SC/ST category students is eligible to appear for the National Eligibility Test (NET). Without this exam, candidate will not be eligible for Ph.D. program. And those who qualify in the lectureship examination will be eligible for recruitment as lecturers in colleges departments.


Those who qualify JRF will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programs with scholarship. Age limit for JRF (NET) is 28 years and there is no upper age limit for lectureship.  The Department of Zoology under the University of Calicut provides research facilities leading to Ph.D. Several other universities in India also provide Ph.D. programs in zoology.