M.Sc. Wildlife Conservation Action is a two-year postgraduate course that will train the students in wildlife sciences and make them skilled in the assessment, management and monitoring of biodiversity. The course will also focus on the various issues faced by conservationists and the different ways of managing and reducing the wildlife conflict.
The Wildlife Conservation Action course has a transdisciplinary approach that integrates the science of wildlife conservation with social issues in managing and mitigating wildlife conflict and natural resource management. The course provides in depth knowledge of ecosystem and biodiversity conservation and management along with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation as well as legal instruments for wildlife conservation. The Wildlife Conservation course includes the cognitive aspects and technological skills necessary to further a career in the wildlife field. It trains the candidate in skills required for assessment and monitoring of biodiversity, wildlife sciences as well as wildlife management through a combination of course work, intensive field work and internships. The program also builds skills in conducting research and communicating for wildlife conservation. The course provides multiple exit points. The course is administered by the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies.
This Wildlife Conservation Action course is implemented in close collaboration with the Wildlife Trust of India, a premier organization involved in action based wildlife research and advocacy.