The Department of Zoology was established in 1967 to run Under Graduate Program (B.Sc.) and Post Graduation Course (M.Sc.) was successfully started in 2004. The department has made its identity in the frontier areas of Life Sciences and now it has been developed into a full- fledged centre of teaching and research in modern biology. Strengths of the Department lies in its highly qualified and devoted teaching staff, diverse research interests in basic and applied sciences, modern teaching aids along with dedicated students.
Career Opportunities in Zoology subject opens the door to a wide variety of jobs and career options. There are opportunities in government departments and ministries such as the Department of Conservation, the Commission for the Environment, and the Ministries of Fisheries, Agriculture and Forestry, and Environment. In these areas, Zoology graduates are involved with research, harvest management and pest control, as well as writing reports and developing and monitoring policy. Graduates can find careers where they are responsible for the use and care of our natural resources and environment with Regional and District Councils, Fish and Game Councils and Trust Boards. Zoology graduates are also employed in medical, veterinary and biotechnology laboratories. There are increasing opportunities to develop careers in eco-tourism as advisers, guides and managers. Some Zoology graduates are working in fisheries and aquaculture with private companies, while others have found jobs as environmental consultants and as a curator, an information officer, or a guide for a museum, nature park or zoo.
There are also teaching opportunities in colleges and universities as a lecturer or professors and Zoology is an important major subject for those wishing to become secondary school Biology teachers.
Highlights & Achievements
University Gold Medalist of MGS university Msc Zoology Exam 2016.