Department of  Zoology

For Admission

Starts: 14 July, 2014
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Instructors: Department of Zoology
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Zoology is a subject of great interest and is multidisciplinary in nature involving study of organisms and their genetic, morphological and physiological traits, and their role in conservation of environment. Zoology is a combination of various disciplines such as Genetics, Physiology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Entomology, Freshwater Biology, Fisheries, Wildlife etc. This subject has significant role in human resources development, food security, environmental conservation, sustainable development and ultimately in alleviation of poverty from the country. BS 4-year program of zoology was launched in Govt. College, Mansehra in 2013 to provide quality education to the students and equip them with knowledge and skills for better understanding of nature and management of animal resources, environment, and health and population.Thirty seats are allocated for admission for BS Zoology.It is a 4 year degree program equivalent to M.Sc.

Objectives:

1. To impart knowledge about the major disciplines of Zoology. It will enable the students to understand the principles of organizations and inter-relationships in the biological systems with particular reference to animal diversity. 2. To teach different methods of exploration, investigation, organization of data and its utilization in practical life. 3. To guide  students for advanced studies and specialization on recently emerging technological and multidisciplinary fields such as Genetic Engineering, Biodiversity, Environmental Science, Wildlife and conservation, Fisheries and aquaculture, Pests and pest management, Biotechnology, etc. After completing the BS, the students will be able to apply their knowledge to their respective fields effectively and their Biological knowledge to understand    important Qurnic verses pertaining to different disciplines of Science. 4. To equip students with knowledge and skills for better planning and management of animal resources, environment, health, medicine, agriculture and population in the country. 5. To develop the scientific culture and demonstrate professional skills in teaching / research/ managerial positions in wide range of professions in national and international organizations. Career Opportunities After obtaining  BS degree in Zoology, the graduates will be able to get jobs in wide range of professions including: Positions in various government and nongovernmental organizations, teaching and research, administration and management, forestry, pharmaceutical, agriculture, biological control program, integrated pest management, poultry, wildlife, aqua culture, fisheries, livestock and strategic areas. Pedagogy (Teaching – Learning Methodologies) 1. The courses will be delivered through lectures, seminars, practicals, discussions and field trips. 2. Teaching learning material will include text-books, reference books ,journals/periodicals, handouts and internet. 3. Using audio/ visual aids i.e., slides/ overhead transparencies / multimedia.

 

MODEL SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR BS (4- YEAR)

Semester Name of subject Credits
First COMPULSORY-I (English-I)

3

  COMPULSORY-II (Pakistan Studies)

2

  COMPULSORY-III (Mathematics)

3

  GENERAL- I (Bot / Etc. )

2+1

  GENERAL- II (Chem / Etc.)

2+1

  FOUNDATION-I (Principles of Animal Life-I)

3+1

   

 

Second COMPULSORY-IV (English-II)

3

  COMPULSORY-V (Islamic Studies / Ethics)

2

  COMPULSORY-VI (Biostatistics)

2+1

  GENERAL-III (Bot/ Etc.)

2+1

  GENERAL-IV (Chem/ Etc.)

2+1

  FOUNDATION-II (Principles of Animal Life-II)

3+1

 

 

18

Third COMPULSORY-VII (English-III)

3

  COMPULSORY-VIII (Introduction To Computer)

1+2

  GENERAL-V (Bot/ Etc.)

2+1

  GENERAL-VI (Chem/ Etc.)

2+1

  FOUNDATION-III (Animal Diversity-I)

3+1

   

16

Fourth COMPULSORY-IX (English-IV / UNIV. OPTIONAL)

3

  GENERAL-VII (Bot/ Etc.)

2+1

  FOUNDATION-IV (Animal Diversity-II)

3+1

  FOUNDATION-V(Animal Form & Function-I)

3+1

  FOUNDATION-VI(Animal Form & Function-II)

3

   

 

Fifth GENERAL-VIII (Psych/ Etc.)

2

  FOUNDATION-VII (Developmental Biology)

3+1

  MAJOR-I (Cell & Molecular Biology)  

3+1

  MAJOR-II (Animal Behaviour)

2+0

  MAJOR-III (Physiology)

3+1

 

 

16

Sixth FOUNDATION-VIII (Biological Techniques)

1+1

  FOUNDATION-IX (Evolution & Principles of Systematics)

3+1

  MAJOR-IV (Biochemistry)

3+1

  MAJOR-V (Ecology)

3+1

  MAJOR-VI (Wildlife)

2+0

 

 

16

Seventh MAJOR-VII (Genetics)

3+1

  MAJOR-VIII (Bioinformatics)

1+1

  ELECTIVE-I

2+1

  MAJOR-IX (Special Paper)

3+1

  MAJOR-X RESEARCH PROJ/ INTERNSHIP

3

 

16

 

Eight MAJOR-XI RESEARCH PROJ/ INTERNSHIP

3

  MAJOR-XII (Zoogeography & Paleontology)

2+1

  ELECTIVE-II

2+1

  ELECTIVE-III

2+1

  ELECTIVE-IV

2+1

  TOTAL CREDITS 133 (Flexible from133-136)

15