The Ph. D course will be a three-year (minimum & maximum of five years) full-time programme. Each year consist of two semesters. Thus the Ph. D course is of six semesters. In each semester the distribution of course and research work will be as per detail given under curricula.
The student admitted for the degree programme is allotted to a major guide after the last date of admission in the programme. An advisory committee cum RDC is constituted for the student under the chairmanship of major guide and got approved from the competent authority. The student is to finalise the topic for her research project/dissertation in consultation with the advisory committee in the beginning of second semester. Under the guidance of advisory committee, detailed synopsis of thesis is prepared by the student as per laid down guidelines and procedures of the University. After the satisfaction of advisory committee, the student delivers a synopsis seminar in the Department before the faculty and students. The suggestions made in the seminar are incorporated and five copies of the final version of synopsis duly signed by the advisory committee, the HOD concerned and Dean of the college are submitted to the Dean Postgraduate Studies (PGS) for further approval of the competent authority. The research project completed and submitted in the form of thesis/dissertation in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree is of 100 marks; 70 marks for written research project cum thesis and 30 for viva-voce. The thesis/dissertation got evaluated from external examiner (s) appointed by Dean PGS. However, the viva-voce is conducted after incorporating the suggestions made by external examiner (s) by committee constituted by the Dean Postgraduate Studies.
M.Sc. Zoology with at least 55% marks and at least 50% marks in Eternal University Entrance test
Ph.D. in Zoology gives the opportunities to qualify for research work as well as academic positions. Submission, defense and publication of an original thesis, research project are the key elements of the Ph.D. programme. Students are also involved in teaching programmes as a part of earning the doctoral degree.