Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Zoology

  • Bangalore Central Campus
  • Open From : 08-Dec-2023
  • Open Until : 09-Jun-2024



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Zoology is an advanced research-based program exploring the animal kingdom's diverse and intricate aspects. This academic pursuit delves into animals' biology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and physiology, aiming to contribute original knowledge to the field. The program typically spans several years and involves intensive research, coursework, and collaboration with experienced faculty members. Students pursuing a PhD in Zoology engage in various research topics, from animal physiology's molecular and cellular mechanisms to the broader ecological relationships within ecosystems. The program often emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and experimental design, fostering a deep understanding of scientific methodologies. 

Aspiring zoologists may specialize in marine biology, ornithology, entomology, or conservation biology, tailoring their research to address current environmental challenges and contribute to species preservation.Successful completion of a PhD in Zoology requires the submission and defense of a doctoral thesis, showcasing the student's original research findings and their contribution to the scientific community. Graduates of this program are well-equipped for careers in academia, research institutions, conservation organizations, and government agencies, where they can apply their expertise to address pressing issues in animal biology and contribute to advancing zoological knowledge



Why choose this course?

  • Deeply explore and contribute to our understanding of the animal kingdom

  • It provides a platform for groundbreaking research

  • Critical thinking and scientific writing skills.

  • Fostering expertise in areas like animal behavior, ecology, and conservation. 

  • Open doors to impactful academic and research knowledge.

  • Environmental Conservation Strategies


What you will learn?

  • PhD in Zoology, students delve into a comprehensive understanding of the animal kingdom through rigorous coursework and advanced research.
  • The curriculum typically covers various topics, including animal physiology, ecology, behavior, taxonomy, evolution, and genetics.
  • Students explore the intricate molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying physiological processes in various species.
  • As part of the program, individuals engage in advanced fieldwork, laboratory experiments, and data analysis, honing their skills in scientific inquiry and research methodologies.
  • Beyond academic knowledge, this program fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and practical communication skills. Students learn to design and execute independent research projects, contributing original insights to the scientific community.
  • The program also emphasizes the ethical considerations of animal research and the importance of conservation in the face of global biodiversity challenges.


  • Coursework, literature review, and the initial stages of research preparation. 
  • Identify a specific research topic and develop a comprehensive literature review. 
  • Exploration of existing scientific literature to understand the current state of knowledge in their chosen field. 

Year 1

  • Students may begin to formulate and refine their research questions, hypotheses, and experimental approaches. 
  • To establish a solid theoretical framework and research plan that will guide the subsequent years of the doctoral program.
  • Preparing work plans and designing protocols for the selected research project
  • Building a solid academic and research foundation in the research progress.
  • Conduct research work according to the timeline.
  • Contribute to research publications based on the PhD research.
  • Additionally, students are required to finish RAC meetings

Year 2

  • Students may attend seminars, workshops, and conferences to enhance their understanding of current developments in their research area and related fields. 
  • Additionally, students are required to finish RAC meetings.
  • Prepare progress reports. 
  • Students may also engage in the publication of their research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Contributing to the broader scientific community. 
  • They might present their work at conferences, showcasing their findings and gaining valuable feedback

Year 3

  • In addition to finalizing the research and compiling all obtained data,
  • Students may participate in pre-synopsis, thesis submission, and thesis defense proceedings.
  • It involves presenting and defending their work before a committee of faculty members, demonstrating a deep understanding of the subject matter and the significance of their contributions to the field.

Career prospects

  • University Professor/Researcher
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Environmental Policy Advisor
  • Zoologist
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Science Writer/Journalist
  • Ecologist
For any queries at any given time during the application and admission process, you may contact us through the following Email ID’s:
Bangalore Central Campus
The Office of Admissions,
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Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, INDIA
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Indian candidates:
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Bengaluru - 560 076, Karnataka, INDIA
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Bengaluru 560 073, Karnataka, INDIA

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Students who have completed their post-graduation from an international university must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
1. Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/- (Non-Refundable)
2. Programme fee as per the below table
#Indian Nationals
Indian Nationals
Other Foreign Nationals Other Foreign Nationals
Full Time PhD
Part Time PhD
Full-Time PhD
Part Time PhD
Full-Time PhD Part Time PhD
60,000 INR
80,000 INR
860 USD
1100 USD
960 USD 1200 USD
Time of Payment: All the candidates have to pay the I Year fee immediately after confirmation of the admission. For subsequent years, fees must be paid annually on or before 15th March.
# The fee for Full Time PhD Scholars, as indicated in the table, is the actual fee payable and excludes the scholarship amount.
It is to be noted that though the fee is fixed for two years, there may be a periodic nominal increase to meet the rise in costs.
1. NRI fee is applicable for the first year for candidates who have studied foreign syllabus (has to be approved by UGC / AIU) in the qualifying examination of study in India. In subsequent years Other Indian States fee will be applicable.
(The above condition is not applicable to NRI and candidates applied under NRI Category).
2. NRI fee is applicable for the full duration of the Programme for candidates who;
   2.1. Have pursued and completed their last qualifying exam from outside India.
   2.2. Are NRI and candidates who have applied under the NRI category.
3. To claim the Indian category fee, the candidates should have studied last 7 years in India. (Not applicable for OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals).
4. Admission registration fee of INR 5000/- (US $80 for foreign nationals/PIO/OCI) is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of admission. This fee will be apart from cancellation charges if any applicable.
5. All Candidates If “Selected” after appearing for the final selection process, the fee may be paid through the following option:
    Payment can make through Net banking / NEFT / RTGS
    Payment / Transfer of fees does not guarantee admission.
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