Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

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Department of Zoology


The Post-Graduate Department is established in the year1963 to impart higher education (teaching and research) in Zoology. The existing building has 1551.74 Sq. m. built up area in the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule University Educational Campus. The Department runs three programmes, a two-year Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree, one-year Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree by research.

The Department has sufficient space and the laboratories for post Graduate teaching and research activities. The Department has also its separate departmental library with latest collection of text-books, reference books for M. Sc. Students and a number of Journals of basic and applied nature useful to conduct researches in the areas of endocrinology, physiology Immunocytochemisty, cell and tissue culture, reproductive biology, and Neurobiology in the branches of Entomology, Fish and Fisheries, Animal Physiology and of Mammalian Reproductive Physiology.

Courses offered

=> M.Sc Zoology
=> M.Phil Zoology
=> Ph.D Zoology


M.Sc Zoology : Candidate who have passed the B.Sc. examination with Zoology as one of the subjects of the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj, Nagpur University or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto, are eligible for admission to the M.Sc. part I course, provided they have secured an aggregate of not less than 45% marks at the B.Sc. examination.

Intake Capacity :
=> M.Sc Zoology - 37
=> M.Phil Zoology - 12
=> Ph.D Zoology - 10

Research Activities

=> Insect physiology & pathology
=> Animal tissue culture
=> Neurobiology
=> Endocrinology
=> Reproductive physiology


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