Academic programs

Master’s Degree in Zoology(Semester System)


The MSc course in Zoology in TU is designed to gain deep knowledge in the area of students’ interest. It is 2-year & 4-semester course with a compulsory dissertation. The total course load is of 60 credits. However from the year 2074, the new curriculum of MSc has been launched. According to the new curriculum, the course load of MSc program is of 70 credits and the full marks is 1750.

Each semester is of six month duration. As per the old curriculum, first two semesters deal with core courses where students are given advanced theoretical knowledge on the fundamental fields of zoology. In the third semester, student can choose one of the four specializations available at the department (Ecology, Entomology, Parasitology and Fish & Fisheries). In the third and fourth semesters, the students will get advanced knowledge on research methods, the applied aspects of animal science and contemporary issues with diverse choice in the subject. The fourth semester is largely dedicated to their application in dissertation.

As per the new curriculum, first semester fully deal with core courses and second semester deal both with core courses and specialization courses. The student need to select specialization courses in the second semester from four specializations courses available at the department (Ecology & Environment, Entomology, Parasitology and Fish Biology & Aqua culture).Very soon another specialization course Genomics & Molecular Biology will be introduced. The fourth semester is fully dedicated to the dissertation work.

This program is not only supposed to improve the academic excellence of the Department but also expected to meet the demand of market by producing competent human resources in the field of animal science.


The PhD program is mainly based on research conducted under supervision of faculty members preparing to embark on a challenging, focused, and meaningful experience. Provision of co-supervision has also been made with zoologists working in national and international centres of excellence to pursue doctorate program.