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.
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
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.
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.