The Department offers courses for the following
degrees in Botany.
M. Sc. Programme in Botany
At present below listed theory courses, of 3 credit value
each, are prescribed for the 1st, IInd, IIIrd and IVth Semesters
of Master's Programme in Botany. Every student is required
to earn 15 theory credits and 9 lab credits per semester.
Each semester runs for 14 to 16 weeks and the entire M.
Sc. programme takes 2 years to complete.
Theory courses :-
Cell Biology of Plants
Molecular Biology of Plants
Biology and Diversity of Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi
Biology and Diversity of Algae, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes
Cytology and Genetics
Genetics and Cytogenetics
Biology and Diversity of Gymnosperms
Taxonomy of Angiosperms
Plant Resource Utilization
Trends in Bryology
Principles of Plant Pathology
Plant Resource Conservation
Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture
Genetic Engineering of Plants and Microbes
Genes in Population
Pollination Biology of Flowering Plants
Reproductive Biology of Flowering Plants
Advances in Plant Pathology
* Students will have the choice to opt for one elective
course each in IIIrd and IVth semesters.
In addition to the class and lab work, every student is
required to go on field studies. The Department helps the
students in this exercise by organizing various collection
trips within and outside the State. The students are required
to compile field books and submit the same at the time of
The Department holds regular competitions in various curricular
and extra curricular activities. All the students are expected
and encouraged to participate.