Academic Courses

 M.Sc., Marine Biology (From 2014-15 onwards) (Previously M.Sc. Sub-Aqua Marine Ecology and Toxicogenomics i.e., from 2005-06 to 2013-14)      (Two Years Regular course)

The University Grants Commission has sanctioned a P.G. (2 Year - Regular) Course on “M.Sc., Sub-Aqua Marine Ecology and Toxicogenomics” under its Innovative Programmes for Teaching and Research in Emerging and InterdisciplinaryAreas during X Plan from 2004 to 2009.After the cessation of the UGC funding, this course is undertaken by the University. From 2014-15 onwards, this course was renamed as M.Sc., Marine Biology.

Minimum Qualifications

B.Sc., in any branch of Life Science (Biology / Biochemistry / Botany / Zoology / Microbiology / Marine Biology / Biotechnology or equivalent of a recognized Indian or Foreign University) Candidates should have secured a minimum of 55% marks in the subject (Part-III) and 50% marks for SC & STcategories.

 M.Phil., Marine Environmental Studies (One Year Regular Course, From 2012 onwards)

This course is a research oriented programme where students need to undergo course work in the first semester and project work in the second semester. Marine Environmental Studies holds much scope both in research and teaching. The curriculum has been developed with emphasis to study coral reef ecosystem in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay regions.

Minimum Qualifications

A pass in Master's Degree in Sub-Aqua Marine Ecology/ Marine Studies/ Marine Biology/ Ocean Science/ Biotechnology/ Zoology/ Botany/ Animal Science/ Plant Science/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology and related subjects with a minimum of 55% marks scored in the PG examination or that recognized as equivalent thereto and 50% marks for SC & ST categories.

Theory classes for both M.Sc., and M.Phil., Courses will be handled at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai Main Campus. Our Madurai Main campus is equipped with separate hostel facilities for boys and girls

Practical and field practicals will be conducted at Marine Field Research facility located at Pudumadam Ramnad District.