Competitive Exams: General Studies: Branches of Science

Branch

Concerning Field

Aeronautics

Science of flight of airplanes

Astronomy

Study of heavenly bodies

Agronomy

Science dealing with crop plants

angiology

Deals with the study of blood vascular system

Anthology

Study of flowers

Anthropology

Study of apes and man

Apiculture

Honey industry (Bee Keeping)

Araneology

Study of spiders

Batracology

Study of frogs

Biochemistry

Deals with the study of chemical reactions in relation to life activities

Biotechnology

Deals with the use of micro-organism in commercial processes for producing fine chemicals such as drugs, vaccines, hormones, etc, on a large scale

Cardiology

Study of heart

Craniology

Study of skulls

Cryptography

Study of secret writing

Cryogenics

Study concerning with the application and uses of very low temperature

Cytology

Study of cells

Dermatology

Study of skin

Ecology

The study of relationship between organisms and environment

Entomology

Study of insects

Etiology

Study of cause of disease

Eugenics

Study of improvement of human race by applying laws of heredity. It is related with future generations

Evolution

Deals with the study of origin of new from old

Exbiology

Deals with life or possibilities of life beyond the earth

Floriculture

Study of flower yielding plants

Geology

Study of condition and structure of the earth

Genetics

Study of heredity and variations

Gerontology

Study of growing old

Gynaecology

Study of female reproductive organ

Horticulture

Study of garden cultivation

Haematology

Study of blood

Hepatology

Study of liver

Iconography

Teaching by pictures and models

Immunology

Science which deals with the study of resistance of organisms against infection

Jurisprudence

Science of law

Kalology

Study of human beauty

Lexicography

Compiling of dictionary

Mycology

Study of fungi

Myology

Study of muscles

Nephrology

Study of kidneys

Neurology

Study of nervous system

Numismatics

Study of coins and medals

Obstetrics

Branch of medicine dealing with pregnancy

Oneirology

Study of dreams

Ophthalmology

Study of eyes

Ornithology

Study of birds

Osteology

Study of bones

Palaeontology

Study of fossils

Philately

Stamp collecting

Philology

Study of language

Phonetics

Concerning the sound of a spoken language

Physiography

Natural phenomenon

Pedology

Study of soils

Pathology

Study of disease causing organisms

Phycology

Study of algae

Physiology

Science dealing with the study of functions of various parts of organisms

Pisciculture

Study of fish

Pomology

Study of fruits

Seismology

Study of earthquakes

Sericulture

Silk industry (culture of silk moth and pupa)

Serpentology

Study of snakes

Telepathy

Communication between two minds at a distance with the help of emotions thoughts and feelings

Taxonomy

Study of classification of organisms

Virology

Study of virus