M.Sc. Botany

School of Life & Basic Sciences

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.

Key Information

Duration

2 Years

Eligibility

Graduation in any stream of Life Sciences or with 50%

Selection Procedure

Merit and PI

Pedagogy

Classroom (both greenboard and ICT based) teaching, experiential learning, online teaching, interactive sessions, guest lectures, seminars and conferences.

Programme Structure

  • Cell Biology
  • Biology and Diversity of Viruses and Bacteria
  • Morphology and Diversity of Non-Vascular Plants
  • Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques
  • Plant Biochemistry
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Cell Biology
  • Biology and Diversity of Viruses and Bacteria
  • Morphology and Diversity of Non-Vascular Plants
  • Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany
  • Advance Plant Physiology
  • Taxonomy of Angiosperms
  • Plant Tissue Culture and Its Applications
  • Plant Developmental Biology
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany
  • Advance Plant Physiology
  • Taxonomy of Angiosperms
  • Plant Tissue Culture and Its Applications
  • Plant Developmental Biology
  • Embryology of Angiosperms
  • Plant Ecology and Environment
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  • Phytochemistry and Ethnobotany
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Embryology of Angiosperms
  • Plant Ecology and Environment
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  • Phytochemistry and Ethnobotany
  • Common Paper: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Specialization Electives (Any one of them):
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology and Bioresource Management
  • Plant Pathology
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Common Paper: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Specialization Electives (Any one of them):
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology and Bioresource Management
  • Plant Pathology
Project Work

Students have to choose six- months research project, to be carried out in School of Life Sciences, based on the subject student is specializing in and submit a dissertation / thesis over it.

  • Project Work Presentation & Defense (Internal Evaluation)
  • Project Work- Viva Voce (External Evaluation)

Career Prospects

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Biopharmaceutical Firms
  • Oil Industry
  • Seed Companies
  • Lumber or Paper Companies
  • Nurseries
  • Food Companies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Biological Supply Houses
  • National Park Services
  • Departments of Conservation and Land Management
  • Plant health Inspection Services
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Forest Service
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Departments of Agriculture and Water
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Medical Plant Resources Laboratory

Applying for Admissions 2021

All courses in the school are recognized by UGC.

Graduation in any discipline of Life Sciences /Basic Sciences with 50% aggregate.

Yes, the candidate along with his parent or guardian should be present for counseling and admission.

Photostat copies with original documents are required.

No, there is no entrance exam. for M.Sc. in Life Sciences /Basic Sciences.

Marks of qualifying exam + Personal Interview

Examination Fee, Student ID Card, Uniform Charges & Caution Money (Refundable)

No, but there are some other schemes offered to the candidates for taking early admission. Also, the meritorious students are provided one time scholarship.

1 st March, 2020.

After the admission procedure is done for the candidate, Provisional admission letter and fees certificate will be given from the institute. All the formalities with the Bank have to be taken care by the candidate.

All Details are available on university website and University App.

Placement are offered through campus placement. Some students are offered placement at the place they pursue their 6 months dissertation in the 4 th semester. They are also offered placement through alumni links. Students also prefer higher education. Assistance for the same is also given.

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Chemical Industry, Food
industry Bioinformatics, IT Industry,
Academia: CSIR, DBT, ICMR, ICAR Research Labs
Salary: Rs– Rs.2, 50,000 /-3, 50,000 Yearly approx
Functional Area: Research, Production, Maintenance, Quality, Clinical Research

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Industrial Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Technology

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M.Sc. Botany

Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Biotech and Bioresource Management, Plant Pathology

Value added courses like computer languages C++, Phyton Environmental sustainability and development, Workshop and regular special lectures on recent trends in life sciences from experts, cultural and spots activities are part of learning.

55% in qualifying exam + Entrance Test + Personal Interview

Biotechnology, Microbiology & Botany

Only for selected candidates

No, candidate has to appear for CET.

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