Introduction

Zoology is a multidisciplinary subject of nature, including the study of organisms, their morphological and physiological attributes, as well as its role in conservation and management of environment. The mission of Zoology is to provide service to colleges, universities in the field of Genetics, Cytology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physiology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, Marine biology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Entomology, Freshwater Biology, Fisheries & Aquaculture, and Wildlife and general public areas. Zoology plays a significant role in human resources development, food security, environmental conservation, sustainable development and ultimately in alleviation of poverty.

The Basic objectives of Zoology are as follows;

  1. To impart knowledge about the major disciplines of Zoology. It enables the students to understand the principles of organizations and inter-relationships in the physiology with particular reference to animal diversity.
  2. To teach the different techniques of exploration, investigation, research; organization of data and its utilization in Experimentation.
  3. To aware the students about advancement in studies and specialization on recently emerging technological and multidisciplinary fields. After completion the studies students are able to apply their knowledge to their respective fields effectively.
  4. To equip students with knowledge and skills for better planning and management of animal resources, environment, health, medicine and agriculture in the country.
  5. To develop the scientific culture and enhance professional skills in teaching, research and managerial positions in wide range of professions in national and international organizations.
  6. After obtaining the degrees in Zoology, the graduates able to get jobs in wide range of professions including; positions in various government and non-government organizations; teaching and research; administration and management; forestry; Marine department; pharmaceutical industry; Pathological Labs; agriculture sectors; biological control program; integrated pest management; poultry; wildlife; aquaculture; fisheries, livestock and other strategic areas.
  7. At present in Zoology Department runs two fields of specialization including Applied Zoology and Fisheries and Aquaculture with established Labs and expertise.
  8. The mission or vision of Zoology department harmonized with the vision of Jinnah University for Women for increasing the professional skills and innovative standards of women education in Pakistan.

OUR MISSION

  • The Study of Zoology is a fascinating endeavor that provides basic knowledge of the diversity, structure and function of animals.
  • The students of Zoology are exposed to new technologies, and approaches including bioinformatics, remote, digital image analysis and microscopic and physiological tools. This experience complements more traditional research methodologies; such as the collection and observation of animals in the wild.
  • In formulating the MS/M.phil and Ph.D programs, the faculty guides by several principles. The program should help each student in the development of invidualized program based on the student’s background and interest. Research should form the core of each student training. The student should be evaluated in terms of those competencies that are important to a researcher: designing , conducting & evaluating of both their own and that of others.

OUR VISION

  • Zoological studies can be a route to careers and further education in fields ranging from environmental science to biomedical research.
  • Zoology is a vibrant and growing discipline with substantial relevance for modern society. It can help develop strategies to reduce and cope with pollution, strive for renewable resources, deal with environmental changes, and discover new biologically based solution to human/animal diseases and develop biopharmaceuticals.
  • To build concept of life exist and extinct on earth.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For BS/M.Sc. Program:

  • S.C Pre-medical from recognized board for BS Program
  • Sc with Zoology from a recognized university for M.Sc. Program
  • Qualifying Aptitude test & interview

For MS/M.Phil. Program:

  • Minimum 2.2 CGPA (in BS Program)
  • Qualify GAT general exam

For Ph.D Program:

  • Minimum 3 CGPA or 1st Division in Zoology from HEC recognized university
  • Qualify GAT subject Exam

SUBSIDIARY SUBJECTS COMBINATIONS

  1. Biochemistry - Microbiology
  2. Biochemistry - Chemistry
  3. Biochemistry - Botany

Career oppurtunities for Zoologists are:

  • Agricultural Zoologist
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Pest management and Pest Control
  • Naturalist
  • Museum Curators
  • Zoological survey
  • Pathological labs
  • Wildlife conservation and Management
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Veterinarians
  • Toxicologist
  • Taxonomist
  • Entomologist
  • Parasitologist

FIELDS OF SPECELIAZATION IN ZOOLOGY

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture,
  • Marine Biology
  • Entomology
  • Wild life
  • Ecology
  • Cell biology and Genetics

JOB OPPERTUNITIES

Zoologists have job opportunities in the different institutes and departments like

  • Zoological gardens
  • Veterinary practices and medicines;
  • Forensic science;
  • Medical research;
  • Fisheries and aquaculture;
  • Chemical industry research;
  • Teaching in Universities and Colleges;
  • Pest control and agriculture;
  • Zoological Museums,
  • Medicine and Health Organizations,
  • Research Institutions,
  • Testing Laboratories,
  • Pharmaceutical Companies,
  • PCSIR labs.
  • WWF, IUCN, MFD etc.
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