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M.Sc. in Wildlife Conservation Action

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Programme Overview

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.

Programme Outcomes

  • icon Comprehensive Knowledge - Through the course, the students will gain comprehensive knowledge about biodiversity conservation and management along with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
  • icon Training - The students will experience practical training through which they can gain the necessary skills to become experts in the field.
  • icon Research - Students will be able to participate in research projects and gain experience from professional mentors.

Semester Wise Course Information

Semester I
  • iconEcosystem Studies
  • iconSustainability of Socio-Ecological Systems
  • iconWildlife Law and Trade Control
  • iconConservation Problems and Practices
  • iconField techniques-I
  • iconTechniques in Geographical Information Systems
  • iconResearch Methodology
  • iconField Taxonomy I
  • iconBasic Statistical Methods
  • iconIntroduction to Data Analysis
Semester II
  • iconBiodiversity Assessment and Conservation
  • iconWildlife Health, Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • iconBehavioural Ecology
  • iconAdvanced Statistics
  • iconField Techniques II
  • iconField Taxonomy II
  • iconField Work
  • iconElectives (any two)
  • iconNatural resource management
  • iconEcorestoration
  • iconUrban Biodiversity
  • iconTechnical Writing
Semester III
  • iconDissertation
  • iconProject Management
Semester IV
  • iconInternship
  • iconElectives (any two)
  • iconConservation Leadership
  • iconConservation, Communication, Education and Public Awareness
  • iconConservation Management
  • iconClimate Change Science and Strategies
  • iconEntrepreneurship Development
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Key Information


2 Years

  • The candidate should have obtained the Bachelors degree in any Science subject such as Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Geography, Geology, Geography, Life Sciences, Environment Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Fisheries, Marine Biology, Horticulture, Agriculture, Computer Science, Data Science, Veterinary Science, Health Sciences or
  • any branch of Engineering
  • any relevant Social Science subjects and Management Studies
  • The candidate should have secured at least 50% in the aggregate at undergraduate level and 45% for SC /ST / OBC candidates.
  • If the candidate has a degree in any other subject than the ones mentioned above he/she should have a working experience of minimum of three years in the area of conservation field to be eligible for the Master’s program. A work experience certificate from the relevant organization duly signed and stamped by the Head of the Institution must be submitted.
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Career Prospects

M.Sc. Wildlife Conservation Action graduates will be eligible for various job profiles in government and private organizations. Some of the popular job prospects for the students who have completed M.Sc. Wildlife Conservation Action has been listed below.

  • Wildlife Manager
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Educator
  • Public Outreach Specialist
  • Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer
  • Wildlife Technician
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
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