• Establishment Year



    age > 50 years

  • Institute type

    University Campus

Available college facilities

  • Library

  • Laboratory

  • Hostel


A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills to students at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University in its Department of Zoology.

More about Department of Zoology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

The Nagpur University laid the foundation of the Post-Graduate Department of Zoology in the year1963 to impart higher education (teaching and research) in the biological sciences. Initially, the Department was started in the premises of the Laximinaryan Institute of Technology and after a period of six years, it was shifted to its own building in the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule University Educational Campus.

Courses Offered at Department of Zoology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Since its inception, the Post Graduate Department of Zoology is conducting a two- years degree course in the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree course of research. The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) one-year degree course.

1 Courses

PG Courses (1)

Master of Science in Zoology
Affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
Accrediated by UGC
  • Duration

    24 months

Course details

Department offers Master of Science in Zoology with specialization in (Fish and Fisheries, Entomology, Mammalian Reproductive Physiology and Animal Physiology). It is a 2 years full time degree programme.
Admission Criteria:

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. Eligibility: For admission to the M.Sc. part II course: Candidate must have passed the Part I examination in Zoology of the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj, Nagpur University or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto.

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Available College Facilities

Department’s infrastructure is modern with all well equipped facilities. The museum is well stocked with various specimen belonging to all the animal phyla which are used for teaching Invertebrate and Vertebrates divisions which are included in the syllabi. A small animal house is available behind the departmental building. Number of aquaria to keep various types of living fishes and other aquatic animals, insect rearing room, cages for experimental mammals etc. are provided in the Department for the M.Sc. students and research scholars.

Department provide separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.
The laboratory for M.Sc. I Students contain all necessary instruments and equipments to carry out Theory and Practicals as per the syllabus. Well equipped five (5) laboratories for M.Sc. II students, four (4) for specialization practicals , one (1) for common practical, one common research laboratory with maximum research facilities, a highly sophisticated tissue culture laboratory for special research purposes, one immunocytochemical laboratory to carry out recent techniques of research, so also, instrument room with all the necessary sophisticated instruments required for the research work as well as for M.Sc. students are available in the Department.
The departmental library is having specious room and consists of about 3500 books on different disciplines on Zoology. The books are available on weekly renewal basis to the students and the staff. Books and journals especially in thrust areas have been purchased and catalogued separately for use. The library is equipped with reading facilities for 50 students at a time. Apart from this, a central library is available in the campus premises also.

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