MSc Zoology

MSc Zoology

2 years

Nepal is the land of paradise for naturalists and explorers. Many unexplored areas and fields are still to be investigated. Demand of sustainable use of natural resources, conservation and management of wildlife and future threats of human and their activities toward different threatened species of plants and animals are the burning issues in present context.

M.Sc Zoology graduates most works in various fields of Zoology such as biodiversity conservation and management, health etc in governmental and non-governmental institutions.

There are four major specializations: Ecology, Entomology, Fish and Fisheries and Parasitology at M.Sc. level.

Salient Features

Duration of the Program: M.Sc Zoology is a Four semesters completed in two academic years.

Working days: 90 days per semester.

Total Credits: 60; Full Marks: 1500.

Medium of Instruction: English

Class hour:

  • Theory: One credit is equivalent to 15 teaching hours and of 25 marks. One hour of lecture per week is equivalent to 1 credit hour.
  • Practical: One credit is equal to 60 practical hours in a semester. One practical paper of 1 credit will have 4 hours of practical per week. One credit is equivalent to 25 marks. Attendance: 75% attendance in the class is compulsory.


The eligibility criterion for admission in M.Sc in Zoology is B.Sc. zoology or an equivalent degree from recognized universities.

M.Sc Zoology Entrance Examination 

  1. The weightage of the entrance examination will be 100 full marks, and the duration will be 2 hours. Questions are asked according to the B.Sc Zoology syllabus prescribed by the committee.
  2. The questions will be Objective or Multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question will carry 1 (one) weightage.
  3. 35% marks must be obtained to pass the entrance examination.

Curricular Structure

Curricular Structure: M.Sc Zoology

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Prospect Careers