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Department of Zoology

University of Delhi,India


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Information for M.Phil. Admission-2019"

M.Sc. Syllabus for M.Phil. Zoology Entrance Examination

M.phil Syllabus



PART I

Every student will be required to take 3 courses of which course I will be compulsory for all students and course II will be the majorarea of specialization in which the student will later on write dissertation and course III will be the area which would be related with or supplement course II.

COURSE - I (Compulsory) : Technique related to various courses

COURSE – II & III (Optional) : Any two of the following on the advice of the Advisory Committee.

A : Biology of Avian Reproduction
B : Nutrition, Hormones and Reproduction in the Mammals
C : Cell Regulatory Mechanisms
D : Cytological Techniques.
E : Advances in Cytogenetics
F : Cell Differentiation
G : Insect Biochemistry
H : Insect Behaviour
I : Advances in Insect Taxonomy
J : Reproductive Physiology of Fish
K : Biology of Tetrahymena
L : Nutritional Physiology of Insects
M : Insect Reproduction
N : Muscle Histophysiology
O : Recent Trends in Physiological & Population Ecology.
P : Osmoregulation in the aquatic environment
Q : Organization, physiology and developmental genetics of ciliated protozoa.
R : Chemistry and Biology og Macromolecules.
S : Concepts in Immunology.
T : Molecular Biology of Parasitism and Immunology

Every student will be required to write a dissertation on a selected topic under the guidance of one or more Supervisors.

Eligibility for admission 2018-2019

M.Sc.Zoology/ allied subject with minimum 55% marks from recognised university The Allied subject will be decided by the DRC of the department

Disciplines for M.Phil. Course (2018):

  • Cell Regulatory Mechanism
  • Chemistry and Biology of Bio- macromolecules
  • Insect Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology of Parasitism & immunology
  • Reproductive Physiology of Fish
  • Environmental Toxicology of Pesticides
  • Radiation Biology and Insect control
  • Concepts in Immunology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Ecology of Freshwater




Publication & Research Paper



  • "Chahal, N., Geethadevi, A., Kaur, S., Lakra, R., Nagendra, A., Shrivastav, T. G.,De Pascali, F., Reiter, E., Crepieux, P., Devi, M.G., Malhotra, N., Murlidhar, K., Singh, R. (2020). Direct impact of gonadotropins on glucose uptake and storage. Metabolism, 154458."
  • Bakshi, A. and Rai, U (2020). Reproductive phase-dependent variation, sexually dimorphic expression and sex steroids-mediated transcriptional regulation of lep and lepr in lymphoid organs of Channapunctata. Scientific Reports. 10:999.
  • T. Batra, I. Malik, A. Prabhat, S. K. Bhardwaj and V. Kumar (2020). Sleep in unnatural times: Illuminated night negatively affects sleep and associated hypothalamic gene expressions in diurnal zebra finches. Proceedings of Royal Society B. doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2952
  • A. Sharma, S. das, R. Komal, S. Malik, S. Rani and V. Kumar (2020) Seasonal reproductive state determines gene expression in the hypothalamus of a latitudinal migratory songbird during the spring and autumn migration. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2020.110794.
  • I. Mishra, N. Agarwal, A. Prabhat, T. Batra, S. K. Bhardwaj and V. Kumar (2020) Changes in brain peptides associated with reproduction and energy homeostasis: Putative roles of GnRH-II and TH in determining the reproductive performance in response to daily food availability times in diurnal zebra finches. Journal of Neuroendocrinology doi: 10.1111/jne.12825.
  • Purohit, JS., Neetika Singh, Shah S. Hussain and Chaturvedi, MM(2020). Attaining Epigenetic Rejuvenation: Challenges Ahead. Models, Molecules and Mechanisms in Biogerontology. 159-179. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-32-9005-1
  • Goswami, R. K., Shrivastav, A. K., Sharma, J. G., Tocher, D. R. and Chakrabarti, R. (2020). Growth and digestive enzyme activities of rohuLabeorohita fed diets containing macrophytes and almond oil-cake. Animal Feed Science and Technology (Elsevier). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2020.114456
  • Vijay,P.&Sehgal, N. (2020). Structural analysis and Characterization of Egg-envelope in the Indian freshwater murrel, Channapunctatus. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 1-10.
  • Dhaulaniya, A. S., Balan, B., Yadav, A., Jamwal, R., Kelly, S., Cannavan, A., &Singh, D. K. (2020). Development of an FTIR based chemometric model for the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of cane sugar as an added sugar adulterant in apple fruit juices. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, 1-13.
  • Balan, B., Dhaulaniya, A. S., Jamwal, R., Sodhi, K. K., Kelly, S., Cannavan, A., &Singh, D. K. (2020). Application of Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics for detection and quantification of formalin in cow milk. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 107, 103033.
  • Kumari, S., Jamwal, R., Mishra, N., &Singh, D. K. (2020). Recent Developments in Environmental Mercury Bioremediation and its Toxicity: A Review. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 100283.
  • Seth, R.K., Patil,B.V., Zarin, M., Khan, Z., Hanchinal, S.G., Haveri, R.V., Gopalkrishna, A., and Seth, R. (2020). Studies on the ontogenic radio-sensitivity in Callosobruchusspecies complex to establish a generic dose of phytosanitary irradiation as a post harvest quarantine treatment for disinfestation of pulses. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 171:DOI:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2020.108686 (IF: 2.226)
  • Seth, R.K., Patil,B.V., Khan, Z., Zarin, M., Hanchinal, S.G., Haveri, R.V. &Gopalkrishna, A. (2020). Radiation biology of a serious tropical pigeon pea pest, Marucavitrata(Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and potential of radiation mediated ‘inherited (F1) sterility technique’ for the pest suppression. International Journal of Radiation Biology 96 (4): 532-544. DOI: 10.1080/09553002.2020.1707323 (IF: 2761)
  • Chauhan, N., Shrivastava, N. K., Agrawal, N., &Shakarad, M. N. (2020). Wing patterning in faster developing Drosophila is associated with high ecdysone titer and wingless expression. Mechanisms of Development, 103626. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mod.2020.103626
  • Jyoti, Agrawal, N., &Shrivastava, A. (2020). An interplay between immune responses and neurodegenerative diseases progression: An assessment using Drosophila as a model. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 577302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2020.577302
  • Venkateswaran, K., Shrivastava, A., Prasad, A. K., Parmar, V. S., &Dwarakanath, B. S. (2020) Developing polyphenolic acetates as radiation countermeasure agents: current status and future perspectives. Drug Discovery Today, 25(4): 781-786.
  • Sharma, P., Jain, P. Shrivastava, A.& Saran, S. (2020). Can Autophagy Stop the Clock: Unravelling the Mystery in Dictyosteliumdiscoideum. In Models, Molecules and Mechanisms in Biogerontology, Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9005-1_13
  • Goel, H., Singhal, S., Mathur, R., Syeda, S., Gupta, R. K., Kumar, A., Shrivastava, A., Jha, A. K. (2020). Promoter Hypermethylation of LATS2 Gene in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) Among North Indian Population. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 21(5), 1283-1287.
  • Shukla S., Jadli M., Thakur K., Shishodia G., Mahata S., Basir SF., Das BC., Bharti AC (2019). Level of phospho-STAT3 (Tyr705) correlates with copy number and physical state of human papillomavirus 16 genome in cervical precancer and cancer lesions. PLoS One14(9):e0222089. PMID: 31487312
  • Rajaram, S., Sathija, P.K., Gupta, B., Arora, V.K., Bharti, A.C., &Goel, N. (2019). Evaluation of Biomarkers p16/Ki-67 in Cervical Cytology for Diagnosis of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Ind J GynecolOncol. 17: 46.
  • Sharma K., Mishra N. and Shakarad MN. 2020. Evolution of reduced minimum critical size as a
    response to selection for rapid pre-adult development in Drosophila melanogaster. R. Soc. Open Sci. 7: 191910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.191910
  • Chauhan N., Shrivastava NK., Agrawal N. and Shakarad MN. 2020. Wing patterning in faster developing Drosophila is associated with high ecdysone titer and wingless expression. Mechanisms of Development 163 (2020) 103626. doi.org/10.1016/j.mod.2020.103626.
  • Khurana, H., Singh, D.N., Singh, A., Singh, Y., Lal, R., and Negi, R.K. 2020. Gut microbiome of endangered Tor putitora(Ham.) as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes and pathogens associated with fish health. BMC Microbiology.
  • Kumar,R., Verma, H., Singhvi, N. Sood,U. Gupta, V., Singh,M., Kumari, R., Hira, P., Nagar,S., Talwar,C., Nayyar,N., Anand,A., Rawat,C., Verma,M., Negi, R. K., Singh,Y. and Lal,R. 2020. Comparative Genomic Analysis of Rapidly Evolving SARS-CoV-2 Viruses Reveal Mosaic Pattern ofPhylogeographicalDistribution.mSystems.
  • Khurana, H., Singh, M., Verma, H., Lopes, B.S., Lal, R., and Negi, R.K. 2020. Genomic insights into the phylogeny of Bacillus strains and elucidation of their secondary metabolic potential. Genomics. 112: 1391-3200. ISSN: 0888-7543.
  • Khan, N. A., Ninawe, A. S., Sharma, J. G. and Chakrabarti, R. 2019. Effect of Light Intensity on Survival, Growth and Physiology of Rohu, Labeorohita (Cyprinidae) Fry. International Journal of Radiation Biology (Taylor & Francis) 96: 552-559. https://doi.org/10.1080/09553002.2020.1704905
  • Bakshi, A. and Rai, U (2019). Tissue-specific sexual dimorphism in the expression of kisspeptin and its receptors in spotted snakehead Channa punctatus. Current Science. 116(5):802-810.
  • Vijay, P., Sharma, L. &Sehgal, N. 2019. Protein profiling and Precursor-product relationship between Vitellogenin and Lipovitellin in the African catfish, Clariasgariepinus. Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences-Zoology 38A (2): 67-81.
  • M. Gaur, A. Vasudeva, A. Singh, V. Sharma, H. Khurana, R.K. Negi, J.K. Lee, V.C. Kalia, R. Misra, andY. Singh (2019).Comparison of DNA Extraction Methods for Optimal Recovery of MetagenomicDNA from Human and Environmental Samples. Indian J Microbiol. 59, 482-489
  • L. Das, R. Virmani, V. Sharma, D. Rawatand and Y. Singh (2019). Human Milk Microbiota: Transferring the Antibiotic Resistome to Infants. Indian J Microbiol. 59, 410-416.
  • Minhas V, Kumar R, Moitra T, Singh R, Panda AK, Gupta SK (2019). Immunogenicity and contraceptive efficacy of recombinant fusion protein encompassing Sp17 spermatozoa specific protein and GnRH: Relevance of adjuvants and micro-particles based delivery to minimize number of injections" American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 83(4):e13218. doi: 10.1111/aji.13218.
  • Sood U., Singh DN., Hira P., Lee JK., Kalia VC., Lal R., and Shakarad M. (2019). Rapid and solitary production of mono-rhamnolipidbiosurfactant and biofilm inhibiting pyocyanin by taxonomic outlier Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain CR1. Journal of Biotechnology. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotech.2019.11.004
  • Rana, V.S., Popli, S., Saurav, G.K., Raina, H.S., Jamwal, R., Chaubey, R., Ramamurthy, V. V.,
    Natarajan, K. and Rajagopal, R. (2019). Implication of the Whitefly, Bemisiatabaci, Collagen ProteininBegomoviruses Acquisition and Transmission. Phytopathology 109(8), 1481-1493.
  • Pandey, N., Rajagopal, R. (2019). Comparative Analysis of the Difference in the Midgut Microbiota between the Laboratory Reared and the Field-caught Populations of Spodopteralitura. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Lett.; Vol.47(3): 423-433.
  • Saurav, G.K., Rana, V.S., Popli, S., Daimei, G. and Rajagopal R. (2019). A thioredoxin-like protein of Bemisiatabaciinteracts with coat protein of begomoviruses. Virus Genes 55: 356.
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