M. Sc. in Botany

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The Department has already produced about 2,200 M. Sc. graduates. The Department enrolls 35 students annually in the first year. The eligible criterion for admission is B.Sc. Botany or equivalent degree from the recognized universities.  The two year M. Sc. course encompasses both coursework and research and carries a total of 1000 marks.

Course outline

First year (FM 500)



Paper 1. Bacteria, Virus, Lichens, Fungi, and Algae (50 + 25)   
Paper 2. Bryophytes, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms (50 + 25)
Paper 3. Taxonomy of Angiosperms (50 + 25)   
Paper 4. Ecology (50 + 25)   
Paper 5. Plant Physiology (50 + 25)
Paper 6. Cytology and Genetics (50 + 25)
Paper 7. Fundamentals of Research (50)

 

Second year (FM 500)


1.Special Paper: Major (FM 300)

Selection of any one Special Paper (Theory 2 papers = 100 + 100; Practical 2 papers = 50 + 50)

1. Plant Systematics and Biodiversity
2. Ecology and Resource Management
3. Plant Pathology and Applied Mycology
4. Plant Biotechnology and Biochemistry


Additional Special Papers (to be introduced soon)

5. Molecular Biology and Genetics
6. Plant Physiology and Developmental Biology
7. Bioengineering and Restoration Biology


2.Special Paper: Minor (FM 100)

Biostatistics, GIS and Remote sensing, and  Bioinformatics (75 + 25 = 100)

 

 


3.Dissertation/ Thesis (FM 100)