University of Kota, Kota

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Department of Wild Life Science


Rajasthan is a land of stupendous dimensions-colorful exotic, traditional and modern. Rajasthan is fortunate to have richness of natural beauty, flora and fauna accompanied with places of religious, historical and archeological importance. The rich cultural and historical heritage of the state attracts people from other states of India and as well as from all over the world. So far tourism in Rajasthan has been attracting domestic and foreign tourists towards its National Park and Wild Life Sanctuaries in large numbers but looking to the enchanting beauty and splendor of the picturesque forest wealth present in the hills of Aravallis and Vindhyas there is still lot of scope of opening avenues of wildlife tourism related to nature and forests. The forests of Rajasthan has tremendous potential in the tourism sector. The development of "Green Tourism or Eco-tourism" will not only enhance the tourist arrivals in the state but also earn sizable foreign exchange together with employment generation largely in an around forest areas benefiting rural and tribal population of the state.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc. Wildlife Science - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Duration :

=> 20

Eligibility :

=> B.Sc. in Forestry Science OR B.Sc. with Chemistry and any one of the following subjects: Anthropology /Bio-Chemistry /Bio-Physics /Bio-Technology /Botany / Chemistry/Computer Science/ Nursing/ Veterinary science /Genetics /Mathematics /Micro-Biology / Pharmacy / Physics / Statistics/Zoology/Botany or equivalents. OR MBBS / BDS / B.Tech or equivalents. from any University recognized by UGC with 50%marks. (SC/ST/OBC/SOBC is 40%)

Thrust areas of Research :

=> Habitat Ecology
=> Landscape Level Planning and Management
=> Eco-development Planning and Participatory Management
=> Forensic and Pathology
=> Fishery and Agriculture
=> Rehabilitation, Reintroduction and Rescue

Events & Activities :

=> VAN MAHOTSAV at University of Kota Campus (11 September, 2013).
=> ANNUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR, Saraswati Bhawan Auditorium, University of Kota, Kota (11-12 September, 2013).
=> NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION” organised by IIS University, Jaipur (27-28 September, 2013).
=> CENSUS PROGRAMME for tiger monitoring, organised by Forest Division Kota in Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve with collaboration of Wild Life Science Department, University of Kota (2-8 December, 2013).
=> WORKSHOP FOR TOOLS AND TECHNIQUE IN WILDLIFE, organised by Wildlife Science Department, University of Kota in collaboration of Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, Kota (13-14 December, 2013).
=> TRAINING AND CENSUS PROGRAMME ON “GHARIYAL, CROCODILE, TURTLES AT NATIONAL CHAMBAL GHARIYAL SANCTUARY” organised by Department of Wildlife Science, University of Kota in joint collaboration of Wildlife Division Kota and Sawai Madhopur (29 January - 3 February, 2014).
=> Santosh Bhattaria, Chetan Misher, Hemant Bajpai, Prerna Sharma, Durga Prasad Dash and Tsongjing S. participated the training programme “OPEN SOURCE QGIS APPLICATIONS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT” organised by National Institute of Rural Development (Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India) Jaipur (07 April – 11 April, 2014).


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