The Department of Zoology is one of the coveted departments of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya founded in the year 2012. The department is established to pursue research and higher education in the field of zoological sciences in the northeast zone of India. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs and has the highest intake of students in the entire University. The undergraduate programs (B.Sc. Zoology) not only offers classical subjects like non chordate and chordate zoology but also offers an array of core papers viz., physiology, biochemistry, Parasitology, ecology, molecular biology, evolutionary and developmental biology. In order to develop curriculum skills papers viz., economic zoology, fish – poultry farming and nature photography also has been incorporated. The masters programs (M.Sc. Zoology) offer specializations in Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Fish and Fishery Biology, Entomology and Animal Physiology and Biochemistry. The department takes pride in its state-of-the-art laboratories, museums and animal house facilities.