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M.Sc. Botany


The M.Sc. course in Botany is designed to provide an enriching experience in botanical and plant sciences by covering a wide range of topics. The admission to master’s programme in Botany is through 2 different modes: merit based and entrance examination. 50% of the available seats are reserved for merit based selection and 50% through entrance examination. For detailed eligibility conditions refer to page 122 of the information bulletin. 

Duration of the course work: Duration of the course is for 4 semesters. In each of the semester student is required to take 4 papers. Semester I and II consists of core papers, whereas in Semester III students can choose 4 papers out of 8 papers that are offered. In Semester IV have to compulsorily choose dissertation as one of the papers. For the other 3 papers students are allowed to choose from 8 available options.

Grading System: The grading in masters programme is based on 1-2 mid-semester examinations and 1 end of the semester examination. The distribution of marks for each paper (except dissertation) is as follows:

Mid-semester examination: 25 marks

End of semester Theory Examination (3 hour duration): 75 marks

End of semester Practical Examination (6 hour duration): 50 marks

Maximum marks for the attendance: 5 marks


ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility Criteria: See page 122 of Information Bulletin.


NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SEATS

A total of 78 seats are available for admission. In addition 10 supernumerary seats are available for various categories. The detailed distribution of the seats in respective categories is shown below:

 

 

Total

Gen

SC

ST

OBC

Supernumerary Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWD

ECA Sports

Foreign Students

Entrance Exam

39

19

6

3

11

1

2

2

Merit

39

19

6

3

11

1

2

2

 


List of current M.Sc. students

Syllabus of the current coursework
 

Time Table

The M.Sc. course at Department of Botany is one of the most sought after course in the country. The number of applications received vis-a-vis the number of seats in last 5 years clearly shows that the course is becoming more and more popular every year. 





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