DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

Dr. Amjad Hussain

HOD | Chiarman

E-mail: hodzoo@uokajk.edu.pk Phone:

Introduction

Zoology as a subject is multidisciplinary in nature, involves the study of living beings and their genetic, morphological and physiological attributes, their surrounding environment, and their role in conservation of environment. Zoology is a combination of various disciplines such as Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, toxicology, Genetics, Physiology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Entomology, Freshwater Biology, Fisheries, and Wildlife etc. This subject has significant role in human resources development, food security, environmental conservation, sustainable development and ultimately in alleviation of poverty. The Department of Zoology, a discipline of Sciences was established in 2015 and holds a critical position in the Faculty of Sciences. The Department right from its beginning has been teaching at BS, M. Sc and M. Phil level.

Vision

To raise the Department as School of Animal Sciences including all important components like Entomology, Parasitology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Endocrinology, Genetic engineering, Fisheries and aquaculture, Vertebrate pest control, Ecological Museum & Animal House.

Mission

· To create an environment that enables teaching and research to attain high levels of excellence.

· To provide experimental management of animals for the betterment of humanity, biological control of insects and vertebrate pests.

· To produce innovative graduates and postgraduates in areas of Zoology including Entomology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology and Parasitology that contributes to the development for national and international scenarios.

· To initiate more research projects.

· To work in collaboration with national and international organizations in the field of life sciences.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

1.         B.S (Four- year)

2.         M. Sc (Two-year)

3.         M.Phil (Two-year)

Eligibility

The criteria for admission in BS (4 years) are at-least 45% Marks in F Sc with pre-medical group.

Scheme of studies for BS-4 Years (8 semesters) Program in Zoology w.e.f. 2015 & Onward

Duration                                           04 Years              8-12 Semesters

Courses                                             130 Credits

Thesis/Special Papers                       06 Credits

Total credits                                      136 

YEAR-I

 

SEMESTER-I (Cr. 18)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Status

ZOO-3101

Principles of Animal Life-I

3+1

Foundation-I

CHM-3102

Inorganic Chemistry

2+1

General

BOT-3103

Diversity of Plants

2+1

General

MAT-3104

Mathematics-I

3+0

Compulsory

ENG-3105

English-I

3+0

Compulsory

PKS-3106

Pakistan Studies

2+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

18

 

 

SEMESTER-II (Cr. 17)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Status

ZOO-3201

Principles of Animal Life-II

3+1

Foundation-II

CHM-3202

Organic Chemistry

2+1

General

BOT-3203

Plant Systematics

2+1

General

COM-3204

Introduction to Computer

2+1

Compulsory

ENG-3205

English-II

3+0

Compulsory

ISL-3206

Islamic Studies

2+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

18

 

YEAR-II

SEMESTER-III (Cr. 19)

Course Code

Course title

Credits

Status

ZOO-4301

Animal Diversity-I

3+1

Foundation-III

ZOO-4302

Animal Form and Function-I

3+1

Foundation-IV

CHM-4303

Physical Chemistry

2+1

General

BOT-4304

Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution

2+1

General

PSY-4305

Psychology

2+0

Compulsory

ENG-4306

English-III (Technical writing and presentation skills)

2+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

18

 

SEMESTER-IV (Cr. 16)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

ZOO-4401

Animal Diversity-II

3+1

Foundation-V

ZOO-4402

Animal Form and Function-II

3+1

Foundation-VI

CHM-4403

Environmental Chemistry

2+1

General

BOT-4404

Plant Physiology and Ecology

2+1

General

ARB-4405

Arabic

2+0

Compulsory

ENG-4406

English- IV

2+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

18

 

 

YEAR-III

SEMESTER-V (Cr. 17)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

ZOO-5501

Cell & Molecular Biology

3+1

Major-I

ZOO-5502

Animal Physiology

3+1

Major-II

ZOO-5503

General Genetics

3+1

Major-III

ZOO-5504

Environmental Biology

2+1

Major-IV

ZOO-5505

Evolution

2+0

Foundation-VII

 

Total Credits

17

 

SEMESTER VI (Cr. 17)

Course Code

Course title

Credits

Status

 ZOO-5601

General Biochemistry

3+1

Foundation-VIII

 ZOO-5602

Developmental Biology

3+1

Major-V

 ZOO-5603

Principles of Animal Taxonomy

2+1

Major-VI

 ZOO-5604

Biostatistics

2+1

Major-VII

 ZOO-5605

Zoogeography & Paleontology

2+1

Major-VIII

 

Total Credits

17

 

 

YEAR-IV

SEMESTER–VII (Cr. 15)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

 

Elective-I

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-II

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-III

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-IV

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-V

2+1

Elective

ZOO-6824

Thesis (research work will be started in semester VII and the credit will be given in  semester VIII)

 

Elective

 

Total Credits

15

 

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES FOR BS-4 YEARS PROGRAM IN ZOOLOGY VII SEMESTER

 Course code

Course Title

Lec. Hrs

Lab. Hrs

Credit Hrs.

ZOO-6701

Reproductive Physiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6702

General & Comparative Endocrinology

2

1

3

ZOO-6703

Neurophysiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6704

Immunology

2

1

3

ZOO-6705

Hematology

2

1

3

ZOO-6706

Biotechnology-I

2

1

3

ZOO-6707

Biotechnology-II

2

1

3

ZOO-6708

General Toxicology

2

1

3

ZOO-6709

Human Genetics

2

1

3

ZOO-6710

General Microbiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6711

General Parasitology

2

1

3

ZOO-6712

General Entomology

2

1

3

ZOO-6713

Principles of Fish Biology

2

1

3

ZOO-6714

Fisheries & Aquaculture

2

1

3

ZOO-6715

Limnology-A

2

1

3

ZOO-6716

Principles of Herpetology

2

1

3

ZOO-6717

Biodiversity

2

1

3

ZOO-6718

Biological Techniques

2

1

3

ZOO-6719

Research Methodology

2

1

3

ZOO-6822

Thesis

0

0

0

 

SEMESTER-VIII (Cr. 17)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

 

Elective-VI

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-VII

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-VIII

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-IX

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-X

2+1

Elective

ZOO-6823

Comprehensive Oral Examination

 

S/U Basis

ZOO-6824

Thesis/ Research Project/ Literature Review

0+6*

 

 

Total Credits

15

 

18+ 18+18+18+17+17+15+15=136

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE/OPTIONAL/SPECIAL COURSES FOR BS-4 YEARS PROGRAM IN ZOOLOGY 8TH SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Lec. Hrs

Lab. Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

ZOO- 6801

Physiological Systems and Adaptations

2

1

3

ZOO- 6802

Molecular Physiology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6803

Animal Behaviour

2

1

3

ZOO- 6804

Economic Zoology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6805

Bioremediation & Environmental Biotechnology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6806

Biochemistry – II

2

1

3

ZOO- 6807

Molecular Biology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6808

Medical Microbiology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6809

Applied Microbiology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6810

Medical Parasitology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6811

Helminthology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6812

Vector Biology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6813

Animal Pests and Disease Producing Organisms

2

1

3

ZOO- 6814

Fish Physiology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6815

Ichthyology (Fish Morphology)

2

1

3

ZOO- 6816

Limnology-B

2

1

3

ZOO- 6817

Ornithology

2

1

3

ZOO- 6818

Mammalogy

2

1

3

ZOO- 6819

Wildlife

2

1

3

ZOO- 6820

Environmental Issues

2

1

3

ZOO- 6822

 Thesis

0

0

6

 

M.Sc ZOOLOGY

ELIGIBILITY

The students seeking admission in M. Sc Zoology must have passed B.Sc examination with combination of Zoology, Chemistry and Botany with at least 45% marks.

 

Scheme of studies for M.Sc Zoology w.e.f. 2015

Duration                                                                                                       2 Years                                                                                                                                                                        4-6 Semesters

Courses                                                                                                             58 Credits

Thesis/Special Papers                                                                               06 Credits

Comprehensive Oral Examination                                                   S/U basis

Total Credits                                                                                                  64 

YEAR-I

SEMESTER-I (Cr. 17)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

ZOO-5101

Cell & Molecular Biology

3+1

Major-I

ZOO-5102

Animal Physiology

3+1

Major-II

ZOO-5103

General Genetics

3+1

Major-III

ZOO-5104

Environmental Biology

2+1

Major-IV

ZOO-5105

Evolution

2+0

Foundation-VII

 

Total Credits

17

 

 

COURSE CONTENTS OF COMPULSORY FACULTY COURSES FOR M. SC. PROGRAM IN ZOOLOGY 2ND SEMESTER

SEMESTER II (Cr. 17)

Course Code

Course title

Credits

Status

 ZOO-5201

General Biochemistry

3+1

Foundation-VIII

 ZOO-5202

Developmental Biology

3+1

Major-V

 ZOO-5203

Principles of Animal Taxonomy

2+1

Major-V

 ZOO-5204

Biostatistics

2+1

Major-VI

 ZOO-5205

Zoogeography & Paleontology

2+1

Major-VII

 

Total Credits

17

 

 

 

YEAR-II

SEMESTER–III (Cr. 15)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

 

Elective-I

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-II

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-III

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-IV

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-V

2+1

Elective

ZOO-6424

Thesis (research work will be started in semester VII and the credit will be given in  semester VIII)

 

Elective

 

Total Credits

15

 

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES FOR M. SC. PROGRAM IN ZOOLOGY III SEMESTER

 Course code

Course Title

Lec. Hrs

Lab. Hrs

Credit Hrs.

ZOO-6301

Reproductive Physiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6302

General and Comparative Endocrinology

2

1

3

ZOO-6303

Neurophysiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6304

Immunology

2

1

        3

ZOO-6305

Hematology

2

1

3

ZOO-6306

Biotechnology-I

2

1

3

ZOO-6307

Biotechnology-II

2

1

3

ZOO-6308

General Toxicology

2

1

3

ZOO-6309

Human Genetics

2

1

3

ZOO-6310

General Microbiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6311

General Parasitology

2

1

3

ZOO-6312

General Entomology

2

1

3

ZOO-6313

Principles of Fish Biology

2

1

3

ZOO-6314

Fisheries & Aquaculture

2

1

3

ZOO-6315

Limnology-A

2

1

3

ZOO-6316

Principles of Herpetology

2

1

3

ZOO-6317

Biodiversity

2

1

3

ZOO-6318

Biological Techniques

2

1

3

ZOO-6319

Research Methodology

2

1

3

ZOO-6422

Thesis

0

0

0

 

SEMESTER-IV (Cr. 15)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

 

Elective-I

2+1

 

 

Elective-II

2+1

 

 

Elective-III

2+1

 

 

Elective-IV

2+1

 

 

Elective-V

2+1

 

ZOO-6423

Comprehensive Oral Examination

S/U

Compulsory

ZOO-6424

Thesis/ Research Project

0+6

 

Note: students who opt special papers in lieu of Research will have to opt four elective papers from the field of specialization while research students will opt two elective papers which will be closely related to their field of research.

 

Total Credits

15

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES FOR M. SC. PROGRAM IN ZOOLOGY

SEMESTER-IV

Course Code

Course Title

Lec. Hrs

Lab. Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

ZOO-6401

Physiological Systems and Adaptations

2

1

3

ZOO-6402

Molecular Physiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6403

Animal Behaviour

2

1

3

ZOO-6404

Economic Zoology

2

1

3

ZOO-6405

Bioremediation & Environmental Biotechnology

2

1

3

ZOO-6406

Biochemistry – II

2

1

3

ZOO-6407

Molecular Biology

2

1

3

ZOO-6408

Medical Microbiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6409

Applied Microbiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6410

Medical Parasitology

2

1

3

ZOO-6411

Helminthology

2

1

3

ZOO-6412

Vector Biology

2

1

3

ZOO-6413

Animal Pests and Disease Producing Organisms

2

1

3

ZOO-6414

Fish Physiology

2

1

3

ZOO-6415

Ichthyology (Fish Morphology)

2

1

3

ZOO-6416

Limnology-B

2

1

3

ZOO-6417

Ornithology

2

1

3

ZOO-6418

Mammalogy

2

1

3

ZOO-6419

Wildlife

2

1

3

ZOO-6420

Environmental Issues

2

1

3

ZOO-6422

 Thesis/ Research Project

0

0

6

 

 

 

 

SCHEME OF STUDY FOR M.PHIL

 

Scheme of Study for M Phil

Duration

4-6 Semesters

Courses

24 Credits

Seminars and Symposia

01 Credit

Thesis

06 Credits

Total Credits

31 Credits

 

Scheme of Study for Ph. D

Duration

6-10 Semester

Courses

18 Credits hours minimum 

Seminars and Symposia

02 Credits

Thesis

25 Credits

Total Credits

45

List of Elective Courses for M. Phil/Ph. D Zoology 1st Semester

CODE

COURSE

CREDIT HRS

ZOO-7101

Human Embryology and Teratology

3

ZOO-7102

Advances in Molecular Cell  Biology

3

ZOO-7103

Advances in Molecular Biology

3

ZOO-7104

Advances in Molecular Genetics

3

ZOO-7105

Advances in Human Genetics

3

ZOO-7106

Bioethics

3

ZOO-7107

Bioinformatics

3

ZOO-7108

Cancer Genetics

3

ZOO-7109

Genomics

3

ZOO-7110

Systemic Toxicology

3

ZOO-7111

Fundamentals of Microbiology

3

ZOO-7112

Biology and Control of Vertebrate Pests

3

ZOO-7113

Fish Physiology and Breeding

3

ZOO-7114

Advances in Aquaculture 

3

ZOO-7115

Conservation Biology of Wildlife

3

ZOO-7116

Wildlife Diversity of Pakistan and AJ&K

3

ZOO-7117

Advances in Environmental Biology

3

ZOO-7118

Fundamentals of Biotechnology

3

ZOO-7119

Instrumental Techniques

3

ZOO-7120

Advances in Developmental Biology 

3

ZOO-7121

Advances in Medical Parasitology

3

ZOO-7122

Advances in Reproductive Physiology

3

ZOO-7123

Recombinant DNA Technology

3

ZOO-7124

Wildlife Conservation of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir

3

ZOO-7125

Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Genetics

3

ZOO-7126

Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

3

ZOO-7127

Principle and Kinetics of Toxicology

3

ZOO-7128

Enzyme Technology

3

ZOO-7129

Applied Biostatistics

3

 

List of Elective Courses for M. Phil/Ph. D Zoology 2nd Semester

CODE

COURSE

Credit Hrs

ZOO-7201

Comparative  Physiology

3

ZOO-7202

General and Comparative Endocrinology

3

ZOO-7203

Physiology of Co-ordination

3

ZOO-7204

Molecular Biology of Gene Expression and RNA

3

ZOO-7205

Environmental Biotechnology

3

ZOO-7206

Application of Biotechnology

3

ZOO-7207

Population Genetics

3

ZOO-7208

Biochemistry of Drug Action

3

ZOO-7209

Cancer Biology

3

ZOO-7210

Advances in Microbiology

3

ZOO-7211

Applied Entomology

3

ZOO-7212

Fish Bioenergetics

3

ZOO-7213

Behavioral Ecology

3

ZOO-7214

Biology of Birds and Mammals in Pakistan and AJK

3

ZOO-7215

Principles of Wildlife Management

3

ZOO-7216

Advances in Immunology

3

ZOO-7217

Medical Biotechnology

3

ZOO-7218

Microbial Genomics

3

ZOO-7219

Forensic Science

3

ZOO-7220

Proteomics

3

ZOO-7221

Protected Areas Management, Ecological Restoration and Sustainable Development

3

ZOO-7222

Biological Toxicology

3

ZOO-7223

Environmental Health

3

ZOO-7224

Advances in Medical Microbiology

3

ZOO-7225

Advanced Analytical Techniques

3

ZOO-7226

Research Methodology and Scientific Writing

3

 

M. Phil (3rd and 4th Semester) /Ph.D. (3rd to 6th Semester)

CODE

COURSE

Lec. Hrs

Lab. Hrs

Credit Hrs.

ZOO-8301

Thesis (M. Phil/Ph.D)

0

0

06/25

ZOO-8302

Seminars and Symposia (M. Phil/Ph.D.)

0

0

1/2

 

Faculty


Dr. Amjad Hussain

Chiarman

E-mail: hodzoo@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

Ms. Uzma Habib

Lecturer

E-mail: uzma.habib@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

Ms. Zahreen Rukhsar

Research Associate

E-mail: zahreen.rukhsar@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

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