Programme overview

Students in a PhD in Zoology programme are required to produce a thesis or dissertation that presents their original research findings. This document must be defended in front of a faculty committee. Ph.D. in Zoology is a broad field that encompasses a wide range of topics. It is necessary to learn and understand animal diversity principles to understand the differences in morphology, anatomy, and behavior among distinct species. Graduates with a Ph.D. in zoology can work in various fields, such as academia, government agencies, and the private sector. They can work as research scientists, university professors, environmental consultants, conservation biologists, and more.

  • 3-6 Years

    Duration of Program

  • Doctoral

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Well-qualified and highly experienced research guides
Advanced Research
Well-versed library
Well-equipped Laboratory
Placement and Advisory Services

How will you benefit

Experiential learning
Critical thinking and innovative research skills
Planning and execution of research projects independently
Communication of research findings at the global and societal level

What will you study

Choose appropriate research methods.

Conduct thorough research.

Enhance scientific writing skills.

Effectively communicate research findings

  • PO1 - A comprehensive understanding of techniques and a thorough knowledge of the literature applicable to their own research
  • PO2 - Demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and inquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field
  • PO3 - Shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies
  • PO4 - Demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research

  • PSO1 - Develop analytical and integrative biological and environmental problem-solving approaches
  • PSO2 - Explain theoretical and practical approaches of handling animals used as models in zoological experimentations.
  • PSO3 - Apply statistical tests to analyse the data obtained from the experimentation /survey
  • PSO4 - Demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking about biological concepts and research

  • PEO1 - Develop a fundamental background and training in research in zoology, including specific experimental and research skills and approaches in selected areas of zoology.
  • PEO2 - Provide opportunities to develop transferable skills and inculcate a culture of quality and responsibility in conducting research.
  • PEO3 - Enhance a student’s capacity to work effectively with others, to solve problems, and to think critically and innovatively in the areas chosen.
  • PEO4 - Design and conduct original research on problems in their area of specialisation.
  • PEO5 - Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of their research work in a clear and effective manner
  • PEO6 - Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with other people from various ethnic, educational, and professional backgrounds
  • PEO7 - Demonstrate an understanding and concern for the high ethical standards in research, teaching, and service.


  • Research Work




Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. Zoology or equivalent in relevant subjects with minimum 55% aggregates or equivalent grades as prescribed by UGC to qualify for the RNTU Ph.D. entrance test and interview.

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