Admission Season

Course Profile: B.Sc. (Honours) Zoology

Everything that you need to know about the B.Sc Honours Zoology course that is offered in Delhi University (DU)!

What does the Course Structure Look Like ?

The B.Sc Honours Zoology course in Delhi University ranges over 3 years and comprises of 6 semesters and 14 core papers in total. The core papers are listed below:

  • Semester 1
    Principles of Ecology

  • Semester 2
    Cell biology

  • Semester 3
    Diversity of chordates
    Fundamentals of biochemistry

  • Semester 4
    Comparative anatomy of vertebrates
    Life-sustaining systems
    Metabolic processes

  • Semester 5
    Molecular biology
    Principles of genetics

  • Semester 6
    Developmental biology
    Evolutionary biology

How High were the Previous Year Cut-Offs?

General– 88.66%-97.67%

OBC– 83%- 96.33%

SC– 78%-95.33%

ST– 70%-92%

EWS– 86%-97.33%

PwD– 70%-90%

Kashmiri Migrants– 72%-95%

For detailed college wise cut-offs for the year 2020, click the below links:

What Career Choices are Available After This Course?

  • Veterinarians
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Wildlife educator
  • Forensic experts
  • Zoo curators
  • Lab technicians and others.

What do Students Have to Say about Their Course?

For me it’s just a course which is filled with so much practical file work…like this much that I don’t have time to read the theory content in books. Labs consume so much time.  So, basically if anyone really is passionate about science then, he/she should take this….In my college, teachers are so serious about classes and assignments. However, if anyone really wants to go in research then, it serves really good purpose. And one can have many options in zoology (I mean its sub-branches have got a large scope) and in this course, you really find an ambience of study.

Rahil, 2nd year student, Zakir Hussain College

Are There Any Notable Alumni from this Course?

  • Anurag Kashyap, Director
    (Hansraj College)
  • Gaiti Hasan, Molecular Biologist
    (Miranda House)

Which Colleges Offer this Course?

  • Hansraj College
  • Miranda House
  • Hindu College
  • Ramjas College
  • Sri Venkateshwara College
  • Gargi College
  • Kirori Mal College among others

Read Also: Admissions 2021: Course Profiles

Featured Image Credits: Leverage Edu

Navneet Kaur

[email protected]


Journalism has been called the “first rough draft of history”. D.U.B may be termed as the first rough draft of DU history.Freedom to Express.