M.Phil. Zoology or Master of Philosophy in Zoology is a postgraduate Zoology course. Zoology is the branch of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. The criteria to award this degree varies from university to university. While some stress mainly on research work, there are also few others which stress heavily on theoretical study along with research work. But one thing is for sure, there is no hardship rule. The students under this degree are required to prepare research papers on the various zoological topics. The minimum duration is one year and maximum time of doing this degree is two years but it varies from institute to institute.
M.Phil. Zoology Eligibility
A pass in Master's Degree in the Zoology with a minimum of Second Class securing at least 55% of the aggregate marks or in an examination recognised as equivalent.
The students opting course in Zoology must also be dedicated, independent, and hardworking.
They should have the ability to work with diverse groups of people and they must have effective written and verbal communication abilities.
Candidates must have the mind of spend most of their time with a variety of animals and to work in risky situations where they are open to attacks like biting, scratching etc and can sustain injuries.
They also possess project management skills like organising and undertaking research projects and experiments.
How is M.Phil. Zoology Course Beneficial?
Students after having passed pre-doctorate degree of M.Phil. Zoology may start off their careers as professors or lecturers in universities or colleges or they may also join any research work in this field.
They can work in zoos and museums as administrators or managers, educators and curators.
After having passed the degree they can work as a biological technician; here they work in form of collecting data, taking care of animals and habitat management of the animals.
Other area is the Wildlife conservation agencies recruit them as Wildlife Conservationists where their major responsibility is to conserve the extinct species of wildlife and animals.