The subject of Botany encompasses a scientific study of plants that includes structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, taxonomy, development, diseases and evolutionary relationship of different classes of plants. It helps in grasping first hand knowledge about the life process, production of food, fibers and biopharmaceuticals to treat diseases and to understand environment changes vital for survival of life on this planet.

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Graduation in any stream of Life Sciences or B.Sc. Integrated Biotechnology with 50%

Selection Procedure: Merit and Interview

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

On completing the course in M.Sc. Botany, a student can look for employment opportunities in:

Private Sector-

  • Biotechnolgy Firms
  • Biopharmaceutical Firms
  • Oil Industry
  • Seed Companies
  • Lumber or Paper Companies
  • Nurseries
  • Food Companies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Biological Supply Houses


Government Sector-

  • National Park Services
  • Deparments of Consrvation and Land Management
  • Animal and Plant health Inspection Services
  • Publics Health Services
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Forest Service
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Departments of Agriculture and Water
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Medical Plant Resources Laboratory


Apart from these, significant career prospects exist in research in areas of advance plant biology like- Development Plant Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Crop improvement, Plant Pathology etc.