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#Admissions2022:Course Profile-B.Sc. (Honours) Zoology

Here’s everything you need to know about the B.Sc. Honours Zoology course offered at DU!


With the introduction of the NEP and the FYUP for the 2022–23 session, courses are bound to face a drastic shift. However, it helps to know what the course has looked like up till now. 

What Did the Course Structure Look Like ?

The B.Sc. Honours Zoology course in Delhi University used to span 3 years and comprised 6 semesters and 14 core papers in total. The core papers are listed below:

  • Semester 1
    Non-chordates
    Principles of Ecology
  • Semester 2
    Cell biology
    Coelomates
  • Semester 3
    Diversity of chordates
    Physiology
    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’s Cut-Offs?

In 2021, cut-offs ranged from 93% in Maitreyi College(W) to 99% in Hansraj College and Ramjas College in the general category of the first-cutoff. 

For detailed cut-offs, refer to the following links: 

What Career Choices are Available After This Course?

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

Which Colleges Offer This Course?

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

Are There Any Notable Alumni from B.A. (Honours) Zoology?

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

Read Also: #Admissions2022: Course Profile- B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany

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