Doctor of Philosophy | Ph.D.

The PhD program offered by the Department of Zoology is based on the standard PhD guidelines dictated by the University of Mumbai. The minimum eligibility criteria is clearing PET examination conducted by the UOM. Students with NET-JRF can also join the program. The programme initiates with an application by the student, followed by selection, interview and preparation of the Research proposal in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee and supervisor. This is followed by the admission, course-work completion, approval of research topic.

The area of research specialization includes oceanography, entomology [ecology, taxonomy and biodiversity ]. Students are given apt guidance and freedom to think and explore their research acumen

Research Facilities

10 positions, recognised laboratory. Laboratory is equipped with the following facilities:

  • Autoclave
  • Laminar air-flow units
  • Hot Air oven
  • Colorimeters
  • Microfuge
  • BOD incubator
  • Soxhlet apparatus
  • Electrophoresis units
  • Distillation unit
  • Rotary Shaker
  • Light Microscope

Research Guides

  • Dr. Vikrant Deshmukh
  • Dr. Amol Patwardhan

Research Area

  • Oceanography
  • Entomology


  • Experienced Guides
  • Scientific Culture
  • Industry- Research Collaborations

Head of the Department

Dr. Vikrant Deshmukh