Department of Zoology

Course Scheme 

M.Sc Zoology

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester I

Zol 150- Principles of Animal Taxonomy                                                                           
Zol 151 Animal Resources and their Utilization                                                                        
Zol 152- Invertebrates : structure & function                                                                                         
Zol 153- Cell Biology                                                                                     
Zol 154- Molecular Biology                                                                  
Zol 155- Elements of Toxicology

Laboratory Courses

Zol 160-Lab course on Animal Taxonomy & Animal Resources Bioresources                                                
Zol 161-Lab course on Elements of Toxicology & Cell Biology                                                                                                                      
Zol 162-Lab course on Invertebrates & Molecular Biology

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester II

Zol 250- Vertebrates : Structure & Function                                                    
Zol 251- Genetic Engineering                                                                               
Zol 252- Fundamentals of Biochemistry                                                        
Zol 253- Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Laboratory Courses

Zol 260- Lab course on Vertebrates, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics                                                             
Zol 261- Lab course on Biochemistry & Genetic Engineering,                                                             

Open Choice Elective Courses. Students are required to opt
any one of the following Courses

Math-201 Mathematical Tools for Real World Problems                                                         
IT-202 Soft skills in Information Technology                                                                          
Comp-203 Computer Applications and Operations                                                              
Bot-205 Mysteries of Green Plants                                                                                   
Bot-206 Botany in Rural development                                                                             
Zol-207 Nutrition, Health and Hygiene                                                                            
Arab-208 Fundamentals of Arabic Language                                                                       
Eng-209 Applied English                                                                                                   
Edu-210 Higher Education                                                                                                
Eco-211 Principles of Banking                                                                                         
HT-212 Basics of Tourism and Travel Agency                                                                      
HT-213 Tourism Resources of J&K                                                                                  
Mgt-214 Business Communications and Soft Skills                                                            
Edu-215 Instructional Technology   

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester III

Zol 350- Animal Biotechnology                                                                                    
Zol 351 -Animal Resources, threats and conservation                                                                                    
Zol 352- Biology of the Immune System                                                                                        
Zol 353- Cytology and Cytogenetics                                           
Zol 354 -Embryology & Histology  

Laboratory Courses

Zol 360- Lab course on Animal Biotechnology, Embryology & Histology & Biology of Immune sys.                                                             
Zol 361- Lab course on Elective course , Animal Resources, threats and conservation & Cytology and Cytogenetics

Discipline Centric Electives: (One of the following)

Zol 355-Principles of Parasitology                                                                                        
Zol 356- Insect Morphology & Physiology                                                       
Zol 357- Elements of Ichthyology                                                                   

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester IV

Zol 450- Ecology and Environmental Biology                                                                                    
Zol- 451 Animal Physiology                                                                                    
Zol -453 Dissertation                                                                                        

Laboratory Courses

Zol 460 Lab course on Ecology and Environmental Biology & Elective paper                                                             
Zol 461 Lab course on Animal Physiology & Endocrinology

Elective Courses: (One of the following)

Zol 454 Fundamentals of Nematodes Genomics                                                                                       
Zol 455 Human Genetics                                                       
Zol 456 Wildlife Biology, Conservation and Management   

M.Sc Microbiology

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester I

MIB 1014 Foundation Course

MIB 1034 General Microbiology

MIB 1042 Virology, Mycology and Protozoa

MIB 1052 Microbial Techniques

MIB 1062 Biomolecules

Laboratory Courses

MIB 1712 Lab course based on General Microbiology, Virology, Mycology and Parasitology

MIB 1722 Lab course based on Biomolecules and Cell Biology

MIB 1732 Lab course based on Microbial Techniques

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester II

MIB 2014 Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology

MIB 2024 Microbial Diversity

MIB 2034 Enzymology and Metabolism

MIB 2514 Open Elective (OE)*

MIB 2642 Seminar / Journal Club (JC)

Choice Based Open Elective Course (Opt any one of the following)

Math 201 Mathematical Tools for Real World Problems

IT 202 Soft Skills in Information Tech.

Comp 203 Computer Applications & Operations

Bio 204 Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Bot 205 Mysteries of Green Plants

Bot 206 Botany in Rural Development

Zol 207 Nutrition, Health & Hygiene

Arb 208 Fundamentals of Arabic Language

Eng 209 Applied English

Edu 210 Higher Education

Eco 211 Principles of Banking

HT 212 Basics of Tourism and Travel Agencies

HT 213 Tourism Resources of J&K

Mgt 214 Business Communication & Soft Skills

Edu 215 Instructional Technology

 Laboratory Courses

MIB 2712 Lab based on Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology

MIB 2722 Lab based on Microbial Diversity

MIB 2732 Lab based on Enzymology and Metabolism

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester III

MIB 3014 Immunology

MIB 3024 Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation Technology

MIB 3032 Microbial Ecology

MIB 3042 Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology

MIB 3052 Food Microbiology

# Discipline Centric Elective (DCE) #

MIB 3512 Viral and Parasitic Infections

MIB 3522 Biofertilizers and Biopesticides

MIB 3532 Analytical Techniques

Laboratory Courses

MIB 3712 Lab based on Immunology

MIB 3722 Lab based on Industrial and Fermentation

MIB 3732 Lab based on Environmental Microbiology, Toxicology, and Food Microbiology

MIB 3742 Lab based on Discipline Centric Elective

Course Code & Course Title For  Semester IV

MIB 4014 Medical Microbiology,

MIB 4024 Agricultural Microbiology

MIB 4032 Bioinformatics

# Discipline Centric Elective (DCE) #


MIB 4512 Genetic Engineering

MIB 4522 Bacterial Diseases of Humans

MIB 4531 Signal Transduction and Cancer Biology Lab courses

MIB 4712 Lab based on Medical Microbiology and Discipline Centric Elective (DCE)

MIB 4722 Lab based on Agricultural Microbiology and Bioinformatics

MIB 4808 Dissertation