SCHOOL OF STUDIES IN BOTANY

Programmes Offered:
  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.
Profile of the Department :
Since its inception, the School has been actively engaged in conducting good amount of high grade research work. Over 150 students have obtained Ph.D. degree under the supervision of the teachers of the school. The school has occupied an important position amongst the institutions of the country. Several research projects sponsored by DST, DBT, DOEN, MPCST, Potash Research Institute, UGC, ICMR etc. have been conducted successfully. Many teachers of the school have been honoured by various international and national awards. Highly qualified teachers of the school are specialized in various fields viz. Plant Pathology, Mycology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Ethnobotany, Aerobiology, Stress Physiology, Mycotoxicology, Ecology and Agroeocology. The school is equiped with good teaching and research facilities including library, computer, internet, tissue culture laboratory. The school is also well equipped with a number of modern sophisticated instruments like. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, PCR, High-speed and refrigerated centrifuge, Deep freezer, laminar air flow, Electrophoresis system, Air Samplers etc. The school has organised a large number of conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. Refresher courses for teachers in Botany and Microbiology have also been organised by the school. Teaching is imparted at the post graduate level, M. Phil., Research leading to Ph. D. and D.Sc. degrees. Internationally eminent botanists of the country have always been associated with the school as visiting and honorary Professors. The botanical garden of the department comprises a good number of taxa of various groups including a large number of medicinal plants. The herbarium consists of over 6500 specimens and is recognised by New York Botanical Garden, New York.
Faculty :
Prof. Ashok K. Jain Prof. K.K. Koul Prof. R.M. Agrawal
Prof. Rekha Bhadauria, Head Prof. Avinash Tiwari  

M.Sc. : (Two year / Four semester)
Eligibility : B.Sc. with Botany with 50% marks.
Available Seats : Open = 30         Payment = 10         NRI = 05
Mode of Selection : On the basis of the merit in index based on the qualifying examinations.
Course Structure :  
 Semester- I  Semester- II  Semester- III  Semester- IV
Bacteriology, Virology & General Microbiology Ecology, Climatology, Soil Sci. & Autecology Angiosperm Morphology & Taxonomy Genetics, Plant Breeding and Evolution
Biology & Diversity of Fungi & Plant Pathology Angiosperm Anatomy & Embryology & Palynology Cytology & Molecular Biology of Plants Plant Biotech.: In Vitro Culture ,Genetic Engg. & IPR Issue
Biology & Diversity of Algae, Bryophyta & Lichen Water Relations Growth & Development Biometry, Bioinformatics &. Instrumentation Elective – any one from Group A
Biology & Diversity of Pteri-dophytes & Gymnosperm Plant Biochemistry & Metabolism Ecology II:Synecol., Eco-systemato. & Phytogeography Elective – any one from Group B
Practical I Practical I Practical I Practical I
Practical II Practical II Practical II Practical II
  Group–A : Ethnobotany and Isolation of Natural Products, Stress Physiology
  Group–B : Biochemistry and Metabolism in Plant, Plant Pathology& Mycotoxology , Agroecosystem

   01.  The Elective papers shall be alloted on the basis of merit of the student in the previous semesters.
   02.  The elective papers to be taught in a particular session: To be decided by Staff Council the beginning of           IV-semester.
M.Phil (Botany) :
Eligibility : M.Sc. Botany with 55% marks.
Available Seats : Open = 10         NRI = 02
Mode of Selection : On the basis of merit in test conducted by the university.
Course Structure :  
 Semester- I  Semester- II
Compulsory paper–I
Research Methodology and Computer Application
Compulsory Paper-II
General Instrumentation
Optional paper–II : Any one of the following Electives:
  • Advanced Plant Biochemistry
  • Agroecology
  • Conservation of Phytodiversity
  • Environmental Stresses
  • Toxieology
  • Dissertation

    Fees for the course :
    CourseI SemesterII SemesterIII SemesterIV Semester
    Open Seats -
    M.Sc. Rs. 08115.00Rs. 04225.00Rs. 05575.00 Rs. 4225.00
    M.PhilRs. 14420.00Rs. 10525.00  
    Payment Seat : M.Sc.  -  Rs. 7000/- additional to the fees for Open seat.
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