DU PG M.Sc Zoology Syllabus I II III IV Semester

DU PG M.Sc Zoology Syllabus I II III IV Semester:

The Delhi University (DU) has recently issued the Syllabus for the examinations of PG M.Sc (Zoology) 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Semester Examination 2015.

Delhi University PG M.Sc Zoology I/II/III/IV Semester Syllabus 2015

The DU PG M.Sc Zoology Syllabus are as follows:


  • Genetics and Cytogenetic
  • Principles of Gene Manipulation
  • Comparative Animal Physiologies
  • Metabolisms: Concepts and Regulation


  • Developmental Biology
  • Systematic, Biodiversity and Evolution
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Cell Biology


  • ZOOL 301 Principles of Ecology
  • ZOOL 302 Computational Biology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • ZOOL 303 Biology of Parasitism
  • ZOOL 304 Chronobiology
  • ZOOL 305 Protein Structure, Function and Evolution
  • ZOOL 306 Structures and Function of Genes
  • ZOOL 307 Animal Behavior
  • ZOOL 308 Comparative Endocrine Physiology


Any One Stream from 1-4


  • Entomology
  • Insect Diversity, Society and Evolution
  • Insect Physiology, Toxicology and Vector Biology
  • Insect Ecology and Agricultural Entomology


  • Fish Biology
  • Evolution and Functional Anatomy of Fish
  • Aquatic Resources and Their Conservation
  • Aquaculture


  • Genomics, Metagenomics and Epigenetic
  • Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Epigenetic and Chromatin Biology


  • Molecular Endocrinology and Reproduction
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Biology of Reproduction
  • Dissertation

DU Details Syllabus of M.Sc (Zoology) 2015

Genetics and Cytogenetic

  • Mendel’s laws and their chromosomal basis
  • Extension of Mendel’s principles
  • Sex determination and dosage compensation
  • Human genome and mapping

Principles of Gene Manipulation

  • Basic recombinant DNA techniques
  • Basic biology of cloning vectors
  • Principles of DNA sequencing
  • Manipulating genes in animals

Comparative Animal Physiology

  • Osmoregulation
  • Sensing the Environment

Metabolism – Concepts and Regulation

  • Nature of enzymes
  • Metabolic basis of nutrition

Developmental Biology

  • History and basic concepts
  • Early embryonic development of vertebrates and invertebrates
  • General concepts of organogenesis
  • Postembryonic development

Systematic, Biodiversity and Evolution

  • Origin and diversification of eukaryotes
  • Mode of specialization


  • Antigen recognition by immune cells
  • Effector mechanisms and regulation of immune responses
  • Immunity in health and disease: introduction to infectious disease

Principles of Ecology

  • Introduction to ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Environmental concepts – laws and limiting factors
  • Ecological models
  • Characteristics of population

Biology of Parasitism

  • Introduction to parasitology animal associations and host
  • Parasite relationship;
  • Distribution of diseases and Zoolnosis caused by animal parasites


  • Diversity and complexity of the clock system
  • Photoreception and photo-transduction

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