M.Sc. (Botany)

M.Sc. Botany is a postgraduate course. Botany or plant biology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi, including structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, chemical properties, and evolutionary relationships among taxonomic groups. The course covers all the related topics of the study fields. The course syllabus is designed in a way it will not only imparts the theoretical but practical training also.

Eligibility and admission

Pass with 50% aggregate marks in B.Sc. with Medical

Curriculum highlights

Semester I

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Cytogenetics
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi
  • Algae and Bryophytes

Semester II

  • Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Metabolism
  • Bioanalytical Techniques

Semester III

  • Plant Anatomy and Utilization
  • Plant Development and Reproduction
  • Spcl-1 Plant Breeding
  • Taxonomy of Angiosperms
  • Statistical Techniques

Semester IV

  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • Plant Ecology
  • Forestry
  • Spcl 1 Plant Breeding/ Project work

The duration of the course is two years divided into four semesters. The degree course is an important and career orienting in nature that opens many job scopes for the candidates after its completion.

Students can go for many fields in botany such as Plant Taxonomists, Ethnobotanists, Pathologists, Palaeobotanists and Palynologists, Plant cytologists, Plant geneticists, Plant ecologists, Plant Scientists and Weed Scientists etc. • Candidates who have advanced qualifications can pursue either an academic career in institutions as lecturers and professors, or a scientific career in various scientific positions such as Plant Scientists, Weed Scientists etc. They can also go and work as researchers and as administrators. They have also the option in the Botanical Survey of India and other Government departments but only through UPSC exams. Employment areas in private sector are drug companies, nurseries, biotechnology firms, food companies, oil industry, fruit growers, seed companies, chemical companies, lumber or paper companies, biological supply houses and in government sector- national park service, departments of environmental protection, departments of conservation and land management, departments of agriculture and water), animal and plant health inspection services, nature conservancy, public health service, environmental protection agency, Smithsonian Institute, Department of Agriculture, medical plant resources laboratory and forest service. Typical job profiles are content analyst – botany, sales & marketing executive, area business manager - bio-products, research associates, trainee medical representative, medical coders, diagnostic specialists, clinical data analysts, biotech marketing executives, marketing managers, teachers & lecturers.

Program Fee (Per Semester) Amount
Semester Fee 26000
Scholarship Category A 10400
Scholarship Category B 15600
Scholarship Category C 20800

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Start On 2016-04-27
Duration 3M 2H
Level Beginner
Instution Adafa academia
Branch Oxford street
Seat available 56
Price £200.00