Department of Zoology has been started since the beginning of the K M AGRAWAL COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMERCE & SCIENCE, KALYAN (W).It is catering the basic needs of those students who want to make their career in the field of Biosciences.
You can pursue a master’s
program from a reputed college, appear for IFS exam, or work as a
After completing under
graduation in Zoology, a master’s degree is one of the obvious choices. You can
consider following higher study options after B.Sc. in Zoology:
oMaster of Science in Zoology (Honors)
oMaster of Philosophy in Zoology
oMaster of Philosophy in Life Science
oMaster of Science in Zoology
oMaster of Science in Applied Zoology
oDoctor of Philosophy in Zoology
oPost Graduate Diploma in Life Science
oMaster of Business Administration
One can even go up to Ph.D.
level after completing their master’s in a particular field.
Indian Forest Services (IFS)
A zoology graduate who’s below
30 years of age can even appear for IFS entrance exam. IFS is a civil service
exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Clearing this exam makes you
eligible for the following designations in Union Ministry and State Government:
Union Ministry Designations
oDirector General of Forests
oAdditional Director General of Forests
oInspector General of Forests
oAdditional Inspector General of Forests
oDeputy Inspector General of Forests
oAssistant Inspector General of Forests
State Government Designations
oPrincipal Chief Conservator of Forests
oAdditional Chief Conservator of Forests
oChief Conservator of Forests
oRegional Chief Conservator of Forests
oConservator of Forests
oDeputy Conservator of Forests
oDivisional Forest Officer
To know more about the job
prospects mentioned above,
Apart from pursuing a master’s degree or
appearing for IFS exam, you can also consider the career options listed below.
I have divided them into two categories, namely, direct and indirect career
Directly Associated Career
Under this category, I have
included all those career prospects that you can choose after completing B.Sc.
They are the options that can
be considered directly after your graduation in Zoology.
An Ecologist is a research scientist
who studies about the relationship between the organism and its environment.
They spend time creating reports, collecting data, and driving conclusions of
their study. They spend most of their time outdoors conducting a survey on different
Those passionate about
conserving and improving the environment can consider this option. An environmental consultant works
with organizations. S/he offers expert advice and assessment services on
various environmental issues.
Field Trial Officer
A field trial officer performs the task of
monitoring and observing the effects of scientific experiments on plants and
animals. They work in close coordination with the scientists to match their
requirements with the trial site or laboratory.
A marine biologist studies and researches
about organisms that habitat in saline water. S/he studies about both marine
plants and animals.
Nature Conservation Officer
As a nature conservation officer, you would work to conserve,
enhance, and manage the local environment. S/he motivate and educate people to
protect their environment. Also, S/he frame environment protection laws and
policies for their respective region.
Research Scientist (Life
Research scientist within Life Sciences is responsible for
collecting scientific data, recording observations, correlating data, and
preparing detailed reports.
Since Life Sciences covers a
number of disciplines, the research scientist can work in any of the following
5.stem cell research
An animal behaviorist is the
one who studies animal behavior or Ethology. They observe, learn, and
understand an animal’s environment and find the cause of their particular
A wildlife biologist or zoologist studies
about animals, animal behavior, their habitat, and the impact of humans on the
life of animals. While observing the animals closely, traveling, outdoor work
and unusual acquaintances with the wildlife are some of the perks of this
A zoo curator looks over the overall
functioning of the zoo. S/he keeps a check on everything from maintaining the
list of zoo animals to their health to the staff of the zoo.
Indirectly Associated Career
This category includes the
career options where your B.Sc. degree in Zoology will be useful.
A Biomedical scientist performs a number of
laboratory experiments that help in diagnosing and treating diseases. The
experiments are crucial in finding treatments for diseases like AIDS, Cancer,
and Diabetes. Along with the appropriate knowledge, s/he must possess strong
analytical skills and practical laboratory experience.
An Environmental Manager is also known as
sustainability manager. S/he is responsible for managing and observing the
environmental performance of private, public, and voluntary organizations.
A toxicologist is a person who studies
about the impact of toxic chemicals and radiations on environment, humans, and
animals. S/he conducts experiments, make reports, and analyze data to study the
harmful effect of chemicals on the environment.
Irrespective of the career path
that you choose, genuine interest, persistent hard work, and strong
determination is what you need to excel in this field.
Zoology is an interesting and
versatile field. You cannot be successful if you lack dedication, perseverance,
and love towards this field.
So whatever track you choose,
ensure that you stick to it in the long run.