Offered Programmes

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
  • iconWildlife Law and Trade Control
  • iconConservation Problems and Practices
  • iconEcosystem Studies
  • iconFundamentals of Geospatial Science and Technology
  • iconField techniques - I
  • icon Field Taxonomy I
  • iconGeospatial Techniques
  • icon General Courses
  • iconStatistical Methods
  • iconResearch Methodology (SWAYAM)
Value Added Courses
  • Aesthetics in Photography
  • Self Leadership
  • Basic First Aid
  • Conversational Marathi
  • Remote Sensing
  • Exploring Spatial Relationships
Semester II
  • iconBiodiversity Assessment and Conservation
  • iconWildlife Health, Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • iconBehavioural Ecology
  • iconField Taxonomy II
  • iconData Analysis with R
  • iconField Techniques II
  • iconField Work
  • iconElectives (any two)
  • iconUrban Biodiversity
  • iconClimate Change Science and Strategies
  • iconNatural Resource Management
  • iconEcorestoration
  • iconGeneral Courses (any one)
  • iconAcademic and Research Report Writing (SWAYAM)
  • iconGeneral English
Value Added Courses
  • Tools and Techniques in Interdisciplinary Research
  • Data Visualization
  • Green Campus Audit
  • Introduction to 5 S Kaizen Philosophy
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Conservation Field Work
  • Satellite Remote Sensing for Air Quality
Semester III
  • iconConservation Communication, Education and Public Awareness
  • iconDissertation
  • iconGeneral Courses (any one)
  • iconProject Management (SWAYAM)
  • iconCommunication Skills
Value Added Courses
  • ESD in Practice
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis
  • Sustainable Lifestyles
  • Visual Presentations
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Nature Based Solutions
  • Citizen Science
Semester IV
  • iconInternship
  • iconElectives (any two)
  • iconConservation Leadership
  • iconConservation Management
  • iconConservation Genetics
  • iconGeneral Courses (any one)
  • iconEntrepreneurship Development
  • iconPersonality Development (Campus to Corporate)
Value Added Courses
  • Research Publication
  • Patent Filing
  • Campus to Corporate
  • Miniature Gardens
  • Understanding India
  • Big data
  • Satellite remote sensing for ecosystem service assessment
  • Google Earth Engine


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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