Msc Zoology

Hope College was established in 2001 as a pioneering institution of higher education in Nepal. Named after the late King Tribhuvan, TU Central Campus is situated in New Baneshwor area; a small ancient town located five kilometres away from downtown of Kathmandu. Following the norms of the second democratic movement, the Prime-Minister of Nepal is now the Chancellor of the University while the Minister of Education is the Pro-chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor is the principal executive of the University who is assisted by Rector in academic programs and Registrar in financial management and general administration.

TU has five technical institutes, each headed by the Dean. Among them, the Institute of Science and Technology (IOST) has been established with the objective to improve academic and research programs in basic sciences. Central Department of Zoology (CDZ) is one of the 13 Central Departments under IOST.

The Department of Zoology was established in 2001AD. Professor Shiva Shankar Singh was the first Head of the Department and other faculty members at the time of establishment were Professor D. R. Uprety, Professor K. M. Bajracharya, Professor Y. K. Malla, Professor C.P. Gorkhali and Professor J. Shrestha. Since then, there has been a series of new appointments. Visiting Professors from India under the Colombo Plan played a pivotal role in the growth and development of the Department.

Till today, over a thousand high-level manpower of Zoology is produced from CDZ. Mostly they have been working in various fields of Zoology such as biodiversity conservation and management, health etc in governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Nepal is the land of paradise for naturalists and explorers. Many unexplored areas and fields are still to be investigated. The demand for sustainable use of natural resources, conservation and management of wildlife and future threats of human and their activities toward different threatened species of plants and animals are the burning issues in the present context.

There are four major specializations: Ecology, Entomology, Fish and Fisheries and Parasitology at M.Sc. level. PhD Programs have been running with improved research facilities at the department. The upgraded syllabus of M.Sc. has been made more practically feasible. The basic research infrastructure has been improved greatly following the recent development of fully equipped laboratories. Till the date, more than 800 M.Sc. and 11 PhD theses have been awarded in Zoology from the University.

The Department conducts research in various fields viz. General Zoology, Animal Ecology, Behaviour, Biodiversity, Faunistics, Systematic, Parasitology, Ecology, Entomology and Fish and Fisheries. Faculties and students have been awarded research projects from various national and international agencies such as UGC, DNPWC, NTNC, CSWIN, BCN, ICIMOD, USAID, IFS, WWF, IUCN, RSPB, RUFFORD, Red Panda Network, Oriental Bird Club, Birdlife International etc. Coordination and collaboration with other departments and research organizations are in process. Annual student educational excursion to different places is also very supportive in research activities.




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