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The Master of Science program in Botany was started in 2016-17 academic year from Biotechnology Department of MM(DU). M. Sc. in Botany course provides a broad background in the biology of plants – from the molecular to the organism level. Students of botany will take courses in ecology, genetics, physiology, taxonomy, anatomy, molecular biology of plants and biochemistry. The Department is providing its students with a broad knowledge of botany and equipping them with the tools and drive to conduct original independent research in the disciplines of plant sciences.The M.Sc. programin Botany helps in meeting the manpower requirements of institutions of higher learning and research centres by providing qualified professional biologists.
The scope of the course content deals with plant sciences and their utilization for the benefit of the mankind. The course content exposes students to various branches like morphology, anatomy, plant breeding, histology and cytology,making them aware about the nature and diversity of plants. Moreover, the utility of plants to the mankind can be understood more deeply in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, olericulture and floriculture as well.
Duration: 2 yrs.
The candidates should have B.Sc. or equivalent exams with Biology as one of the subject with atleast 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC/ST candidates)