Careers after class 12: Zoology

Industry: Animal Care

What is Zoology?

Zoology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of all animal life. Zoology deals with the study and analysis of the evolution, properties, vital phenomena and the distributions of living as well as extinct of animals to classify them and analyze their interaction with their ecosystems. Zoology is an interdisciplinary science with a diverse range of studies such as genetics, morphology and biochemistry to obtain detailed knowledge of the animal kingdom.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a zoologist include studying animal behaviour and characteristics
  • Preparing research projects, reports and studies of animals
  • Collecting and analysing biological data and specimens
  • Working for animal welfare awareness and promoting conservation initiatives

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Hons. in Zoology

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Zoology

Top 5 Institutes for Zoology courses

1. Madras Christian College, Chennai

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Zoology

Tenure- 3 years


2. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Hons.) in Zoology

Tenure-  3 years


3. Hindu College, New Delhi

Value for Money- 4.3/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Hons.) in Zoology

Tenure- 3 years


4. The Oxford College of Science, Bengaluru

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Chemistry, Zoology, Biotechnology)

Tenure- 3 years


5. Christ University, Bengaluru

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Chemistry, Botany, Zoology)

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Zoology


Pay Zoology

Expert View

Jack Hanna“We most important thing is to preserve the world we live in. Unless people understand and learn about our world, habitats, and animals, they won’t understand that if we don’t protect those habitats, we’ll eventually destroy ourselves.”

— Jack Hanna,
Famous American Zookeeper and conservationist, former
director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Jane Goodall“Animals help me survive my days of travel. As I go place to place around the world, I take note and
remember well those animals I’ve gotten to meet along the way.”

— Jane Goodall,
English primatologist and anthropologist

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