SCB - Asia Section Conference 19th - 20th March, 2018


M.Sc. In Wildlife Science



The M.Sc. Wildlife Science course at the Amity University has been developed to impart education and training in the field of wildlife science to support the cause of wildlife conservation in India and elsewhere. The threat of species extinction is constantly increasing and the ways to mitigate them requires a scientific approach. The management plans for protected areas in India require a strong scientific basis for their successful implementation. Further, the wildlife habitat, species populations and management practices need constant monitoring if conservation efforts are to be effective. All this require trained personnel. This course aims to create trained wildlife biologists who will effectively tackle these issues and challenges. The M.Sc. course in wildlife science is a two years full time curriculum organized in four semesters which includes value added courses also.


Course Structure



Semester - I

 

Courses


Fundamentals in Wildlife Science - I   Evolution and Biogeography, Fundamentals in Ecology, Plant Systematics and Vegetation Science, Taxonomy and Animal Systematics, Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation

Fundamentals in Wildlife Science - II   Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology and Ichthyology, Invertebrates, Zoogeography

Population Ecology and Research Methods   Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Community Ecology, Research Methods

    Term Paper - I

    Laboratory Practical

    Technique Tour (Field visit)

    Internship/Seminar

    Foreign Languages

    Communication Skills

    Behavioural Science

Semester - II

   

Habitat Ecology   Habitat Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology   Behavioural Ecology, Animal Physiology and Nutritional Ecology, Conservation Biology, Conservation Genetics, Man-Animal Interactions

Wildlife Health and Population Management   Wildlife Health, Population Mgt - Capture and Hand. of Wild Animals, Wildlife Forensics and Quantitative Methods

    Term Paper - II

    Laboratory Practical

    Management Tour - I (Field visit)

    Internship/Seminar

    Foreign Languages

    Communication Skills

    Behavioural Science

Semester - III

   

Applied Wildlife Science   Wildlife Management, Conservation Breeding and Wildlife Utilization, Environment Impact Assessment, Human dimensions in Wildlife Management, Wildlife laws and Policies

Specialized Paper - Any Two of the five Thematic Areas (Elective)  
  • High Altitude Ecology
  • Wetland Ecology
  • Advance Population Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology (RS and GIS)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Eco-Tourism

Specialized Paper - any Two of the five Thematic Areas (Elective)  
  • Wildlife Forensics
  • Coastal and Marine Management
  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Fund Raising Strategies
  • Wildlife Crimes
  • Zoo Designing

    Development of Research Proposal and Design

    Laboratory Practical

    Summer Internship

    Tour Journal/Seminar

    Foreign Languages

    Communication Skills

    Behavioural Science

Semester - IV

   

Field Research and Dissertation   Dissertation Presentation and viva-voce

Programs Offered




Under Graduate


B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry

Post Graduate


M.Sc. In Wildlife Science

Ph.D. Programme


Ph.D. In Wildlife Science

Wildlife Quotes



"The spruce and cedar on its shores, hung with gray lichens, looked at a distance like the ghosts of trees. Ducks were sailing here and there on its surface, and a solitary loon, like a more living wave, - a vital spot on the lake's surface, - laughed and frolicked, and showed its straight leg, for our amusement."
- Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods Read more....

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