Career as Marine Biologist

Career as Marine Biologist



Oceans are a huge source of resources and marine flora and fauna is limitless. Marine biologists study this flora and fauna. They deal with various species of plant and animal life that live in the oceans, seas or in any water body A marine biologist is someone who works in some way in studying, observing, protecting, or managing marine plants or animals. They work on marine fishes, work in preserving various species and do research on marine life. As the classification of the plant and animal species are not based upon taxonomy but on the environment thus modern-day marine biologists have taken up the task of mapping the marine species of animals and plants with the help of latest technologies. They explore the oceans and water bodies to find new species of plant and animal life.

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Courses & Eligibility


Explore marine life and if you are really sure of taking up marine biology you should begin by learning science and not just marine life but Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics also.There are many institutes and colleges in India that provide courses in marine biology. It is advisable to study basic science at graduate level and specialize later. There many types of programs offered in marine biology and their eligibility varies from program to program.

1.M.Sc. Marine Biology & Oceanography:
Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Zoology / Botany / Plant Science & Technology / Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology / Plant Science / Animal Science / Animal Science & Biotechnology / Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Industrial Fish and Fisheries / Microbiology / Environmental Science as main and Chemistry as main and Zoology as ancillary with a minimum of 50% of marks in Part–III offered by the UGC recognized Universities / Academic Institutions.

2.M.Sc. Coastal Aquaculture:
Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Zoology / Botany / Plant Science & Technology / Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology / Plant Science / Animal Science / Animal Science & Biotechnology / Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Industrial Fish and Fisheries / Microbiology / Environmental Science as main and Chemistry as main and Zoology as ancillary or B.F.Sc., B.Sc. Agriculture with a minimum of 50% of marks in Part–III offered by the UGC recognized Universities/Academic Institutions.

3.M.Sc. Marine Biotechnology:
Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry / Human Genetics / Applied Genetics / Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology / Industrial Fish and Fisheries / Agricultural Microbiology / Plant Science & Biotechnology / Animal Science & Biotechnology / Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology / Plant Science / Animal Science with not less than 60% marks in Part–III offered by the UGC recognized Universities / Academic Institutions.

4.M.Sc. Marine Food Technology:
Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Food Technology / Biochemistry / Human Genetics / Applied Genetics/ Microbiology/ Industrial Microbiology / Agricultural Microbiology/ Biotechnology / Plant Science & Biotechnology / Animal Science & Biotechnology / Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology / Plant Science / Animal Science / Industrial Fish and Fisheries / Aquaculture / B.F.Sc. with not less than 55% marks in Part–III offered by the UGC recognized Universities/ Academic Institutions.

5.M.Sc. Marine Microbiology:
Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology / Agricultural Microbiology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Human Genetics / Applied Genetics / Plant Science & Biotechnology / Animal Science & Biotechnology / Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology / Plant Science / Animal Science / Food Technology / Industrial Fish and Fisheries / Aquaculture / B.F.Sc. offered by the UGC recognized Universities/ Academic Institutions.

6.M.Sc. Marine Pharmacology:
Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Pharmacy / Biochemistry /Human Genetics/ Applied Genetics / Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology / Agricultural Microbiology / Biotechnology / Plant Science & Biotechnology / Botany /Animal Science & Biotechnology / Zoology / Chemistry / Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology / Plant Science / Animal Science with not less than 55% of marks in Part–III by the UGC recognized Universities / Academic Institutions.

7.M.Sc. Marine Chemistry:
Eligibility:Graduate Degree in Chemistry as main subject or Zoology / Animal Science & Biotechnology / Plant Science & Biotechnology / Physics / Biochemistry / Microbiology / B.Sc. Geology as the main subject with Chemistry as ancillary subject with not less than 55% of marks in the main and ancillary subjects offered by Academic Institutions / Universities recognized by the UGC.

Note- Candidates are generally selected based on the marks and interview.


College/Where To Study


  • The Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) in Marine Biology, Annamalai University is one the reputed institution.
  • Karnataka University, Department of Studies in Marine Biology, Kodibag, Karwar, Course: M. Sc. in Marine Biology, 2 years
  • Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu Offers MSc, M.Phil Karnatak University, Dharwad offers M Sc, M.Phil
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam offers M.Sc Calcutta University , Kolkata, offers M.Sc
  • Central University Hyderabad, Offers M.Sc
  • Madras University, Madras offers M.Sc
  • Cochin University of science and Technology, Kochi offers MSc Marine biology.
  • Goa University, offers M Sc marine Biology and Marine Biotechnology.
  • Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Udhna-Magdalla Road, Surat Offers Master of Science in Aquatic Biology, 2 years


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