M.Sc. Botany

Course Overview

Master of Science (M.Sc.) program in Botany is a two year degree program in Life (Plant) Sciences. All the students of life sciences with botany or biology as one of the subject in their bachelor degree program are eligible for M.Sc. Botany. The duration of the course and their syllabus is divided into semester systems. Each semester in these courses are of six months. Subjects taught under this program is provided with theory lecture, practicals and tutorials on hourly basis with total credits of 20-24 per week. Examination scheme in each semester is divided into sub-components such as quiz/tutorial/viva-voce, assignments, seminar, sessional & end-semester exams, and dissertation research. It covers a wide range of scientific disciplines of botany concerned with the study of lower as well as higher plants.

M.Sc. Botany includes papers of plant sciences which are in more depth and diverse which includes basic as well as advance field of research and teaching in Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms, Plant Resource Utilization, Angiosperms: Phylogeny & Embryology, Phycology, Cell & Molecular Biology. Plant Anatomy, Taxonomy of Angiosperms, Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding, Environmental Botany, Mycology, Synopsis Seminar, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, Plant & Animal Biotechnology, Forestry, Comprehensive Test & Field Botany, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Seminar, Research Methodology, Computational Biology & Biostatics, Genetic Engineering.


M.Sc. Botany


2 Years




B.Sc./B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology) with 50% marks

Career Opportunities

M.Sc. in Botany provide a broad background in the biology of plants – from the molecular to the organism level. The M.Sc. program in botany will help in meeting the manpower requirements of institutions of higher learning and research centres by providing qualified professional biologists. Further students are expected to make influential contributions to scientific discovery and engage in formal and informal teaching and mentoring, and progress to careers in academia, industry, government and non-governmental organizations. Present day botany is an exciting, ever-changing, diverse field with many different career opportunities.

Few Major Scopes of Botany

  • Medicinal Plants Based Research Scientists
  • Herbal Industries
  • Teaching in higher institutes
  • Plant Taxonomists
  • Analytical Quality Control Units/Scientists
  • Ethnobotanists
  • Ecologists
  • Agronomists
  • Physiologists
  • Phytopathologists
  • Phycologists
  • Phytochemists
  • Scope in Forestry
  • Plant Systematists
  • Conservationists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Horticulturists
  • Plant Biochemists
  • Cytologists
  • Mycologists
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