The centre’s M.Sc. in Botany program is designed to meet the needs of students with different backgrounds and interests. Whether they are biology graduates or a professionals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in plant science, our program can help them achieve their career goals. This program has a rigorous curriculum that includes both theoretical and practical components. We provide our students with access to state-of-the-art laboratories, botanical gardens, and other facilities to enable them to gain hands-on experience in plant research. Our experienced faculty members are renowned experts in their fields, and they use their expertise to provide students with a stimulating learning environment. They encourage the students to engage in research and publish their findings in scientific journals, providing them with valuable experience that can help them excel in their careers.
As a part of the program, we also offer opportunities to students to participate in internships, field trips, and workshops to gain practical experience and exposure to the latest research and developments in the field.

Program Educational Objectives (peo’s)

  • PEO1
    Acquire sound knowledge and practical expertise related to widespread disciplines of plant science.
  • PEO2
    Identify the interdisciplinary approach of plant science along with the application of genetic engineering, microbiology, bio stats, bioinformatics, and other life science disciplines in plant studies.
  • PEO3
    Depict technical skills to design experimental protocols and analyse data along with inculcation of ability to work in a team
  • PEO4
    Recognize the scope and potential of plant science to address issues associated with environment and biodiversity conservation, industries, health, and society
  • PEO5
    Acquire eligibility to appear in competitive examinations and exhibit skills to pursue a carrier in research, industries including government and private organizations

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

  • PO1
    Know about different types of lower & higher plants, their evolution from algae to angiosperm & also their economic and ecological importance.
  • PO2
    Understand cell organelles & their functions through Cell biology & chemical properties of nucleic acid and their role in living systems through Molecular Biology.
  • PO3
    Learn laws of inheritance, various genetic interactions, chromosomal abrasions, multiple alleles, and structural changes in chromosomes.
  • PO4
    Differentiate morphological & reproductive characteristics of plants and identify different plant families and classifications.
  • PO5
    Apply the knowledge of the economic importance of various plant products & artificial methods of plant propagation.
  • PO6
    Use modern Botanical techniques and advanced equipment.
  • PO7
    Gain a sound understanding on professional ethics, leadership, and consensus- building skills relevant to botany aspects of business enterprise.


Semester - 1

Sl No.Paper CodePaper NameCredit
1BOT 101Cell and Molecular Biology4
2BOT 102Genetics and Cytogenetics4
3BOT 103Biochemistry4
4BOT 104Microbiology4
5BOT 105(P)Practical (BOT 101 & 102)2
6BOT 106 (P)Practical (BOT 103 & 104)2

Semester - 2

Sl No.Paper CodePaper NameCredit
1BOT 201Plant Physiology and Reproductive Biology4
2BOT 202Developmental biology and anatomy4
3BOT 203Recombinant DNA Technology and Proteomics4
4BOT 204Paleobotany and Palynology4
5BOT 205(P)Practical (BOT 201,202,203 & 204)3
6BOT 206(E)Communication skill and Personality Development3

Semester - 3

Sl No.Paper CodePaper NameCredit
1BOT 301Systematics, Evolution, and Environmental Science4
2BOT 302Plant Pathology4
3BOT 303Plant Biotechnology and Resource Utilization4
4BOT 304Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biostatistics4
5BOT 305 (E)Skill development elective: Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication3
6BOT 306 Project-13

Semester - 4

Sl No.Paper CodePaper NameCredit
1BOT 401Project II12


Eligibility Criteria


Passed bachelor degree (with Hons.) in the relevant field with at least 60% marks in aggregate. Candidates applying for M.Sc in Biotechnology must have passed graduation with honours in Biotechnology, Botany or Zoology with 60% marks in aggregate.

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Career path you can choose after the course

This course opens the door to many possible careers.
  • Horticulturist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Agronomist
  • Research Scientist
  • Biotechnologist