Department of Zoology in Karnataka State Open University was established in the year 2020. The main objective of this programme was to provide quality education at any age and produce skilled zoologists at affordable cost, especially for those working professionals who couldn‘t attend regular courses in conventional universities. Department of Zoology offers two years M.Sc. programme in Zoology in Open Distance Learning mode. The Zoology sector has tremendous growth potential and employment opportunities to day. The Department of Zoology comes under the ambit of School of Sciences and offers Masters and Bachelor Degree in Zoology. The curriculum is designed to suit the current needs of present global needs in relevant sectors. The department has first rate infrastructure with high quality laboratories, well equipped classrooms, and auditorium and research facilities.
To provide high-quality educational practices and research, inculcate a sound knowledge of
understanding the animal sciences and thereby be a leading centre for knowledge creation and
socially responsible professionals with respect to conservation of nature and ethical values
To provide learners with knowledge and skills for enhancing their professionalism.
To provide education to the learners that instils moral, civil and ethical principles.
To blend theoretical knowledge with practical skills, sensitize towards professionalism,
competent and prosper students to acquire academic excellence.
To create high-quality research in frontier areas and also to meet national and global
Chairperson : Dr. N.G. Raju
Department Of zoology