M.Sc. Botany : Master of Science in Botany

Post Graduate Courses M.Sc. Botany
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M.Sc. Botany : Master of Science in Botany

Botany or plant biology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. M.Sc. Botany is a two years regular degree program, divided into 4 semesters. M.Sc. botany degree at BFIT is affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University.

Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi including structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, chemical properties and evolutionary relationships among taxonomic groups. This course aims at providing knowledge about the basic concepts concerning various areas associated with the field of Botany. Subjects studied under this degree are Biology, Biodiversity, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Ecology, Genetics etc.

Being a postgraduate botany course, the objective of this course is to produce intellectual and proficient botanists. It is done by this course through enhancing the abilities and skills of students for application of botany theories and expertise in the live problems faced by industry.

This course offers specializations to the students in the areas such as bryology, forestry, cytology, phycology, plant morphology, agronomy, plant systematic, ethnobotany, economic botany, phytopathology, horticulture, genetics, plant anatomy, lichenology, plant ecology, playnology, phytochemistry and palaeobotany. A person who works in this field is called as a botanist. It will be the job of the botanist to study plant life along with finding solutions to problems related to that of forest and agriculture. There are also botanists who deal with space travel agriculture, artificial environments, hydroponics and various other interesting areas of research.

Eligibility

* The candidate should be passed the Bachelors examination from any recognized University or its equivalent examination and secured minimum 50% marks (45% is case of SC/ST candidates) .
* Candidates who have appeared or who are likely to appear for the qualifying examination i.e. B.Sc. or equivalent but whose results have not been as yet declared can also go ahead for the admission.

Career Scope

After dully completing their bachelor’s education in Botany, a candidate can look forward to being a part of the industry by working as a technician, whereas, a candidate after completing his/her master’s education can look forward to working with some industry giants or being a part of good research teams.

The amount of diversity in the field of Botany gives it students to choose their specializations as per their choice, aptitude and interests. There is huge scope of being a part of this industry merely keeping in mind the amount of diversity it has to offer.

One can be a part of any reputed organization as a plant explorer, conservationist, ecologist, environment consultant, horticulturist, plant biochemist, nursery manager, genetics, molecular biologist, taxonomist, plant pathologist, environmental consultant and farming consultant.

Moreover the application of plant sciences improves the yield and supply of medicines, foods, fibers, building materials and other plant products. The knowledge of plant sciences is essential for development and management of forests, parks, waste lands, sea wealth etc.

Job Prospects

After completing the course, botany graduates can make a successful career in top companies in private and public sectors alike. The common fields for them are food and processing, biotechnology, oil industry, chemical industry, forest services, plant health inspection services and seed and nurseries companies.

Few job titles: –
* Mycologist
* Administrators
* Ecologist
* Fruit Growers
* Plant Biochemist
* Forester
* Researchers
Few job sectors: –
* Biotechnology Firms
* Seed And Nursery Companies
* Plant Resources Laboratory
* Educational Institutions
* Plant Health Inspection Services
* Oil Industry
* Arboretum
* Forest Services
* Land Management Agencies
* National Parks
* Chemical Industry
* Food Companies
* Biological Supply Houses

Private Sector Jobs
Private sector has several career opportunities for M.Sc in Botany graduates. Some of the fields of employment for aspirants in the field of Botany comprise the following.
* Drug Companies
* Fruit Growers
* Biotechnology Firms
* Oil Industry
* Seed Companies

They can also work in any of the following areas as well.
* Lumber or Paper Companies
* Nurseries
* Food Companies
* Chemical Companies
* Biological Supply Houses
These people can work in numerous job profiles. They are offered good remuneration as well. They can opt for teaching profession also. They can work in any of the Private sector banks or can undertake research funded by private organizations.

Government Sector Jobs
Government sector also provides a lot of employment openings for these aspirants. To get placed in any of the Government firm, aspirants have to successfully go through various exams being organized by several Government boards including SSC, PSC and also UPSC. To get placed in any of the Public sector banks they have to clear tests conducted by banks. Below is the list of Government firms where M.Sc in Botany pass outs can get placed.
* National Park Service
* Departments of Conservation and Land Management
* Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
* Public Health Service
* Department of Agriculture
* Forest Service
These people have job opportunities in the following areas as well.
* Departments of Environmental Protection
* Departments of Agriculture and Water
* Nature Conservancy
* Environmental Protection Agency
* Medical Plant Resources Laboratory

Job Prospects Abroad
Several foreign countries provide platforms for M.Sc in Botany graduates to build up a good career in the field of Botany. Several undertakings functioning abroad demand the service of M.Sc in Botany graduates. They can work in numerous job profiles there. Good remuneration is also offered for these graduates abroad. Several research firms are also available there which enables them to focus on the research area as well.

  • Admission Process

    1. Admission in Post Graduate Course- M.Sc. Botany is on the basis of merit of graduation marks and personal interview.

    2. You can fill the online registration form available on the website and pay Rs. 5000/- online as the registration fee. If interested and eligible, Apply Online here

    3. Alternatively, for the Seat registration you can deposit money by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.

    4. Selected students will be intimated over email/phone.

    5. On the date of scheduled joining time the student shall report at the venue on time, wherein briefing of the institute, rules and regulations etc. shall be given to the students. The students should carry the following documents along with the following certificates in original for verification:

    * 8 passport size photographs.
    * TC & Migration Certificate. * Character certificate from the last school attended.
    * Marks sheet of Graduation & pass certificate.
    * 10th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * 12th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * Two sets of photocopies of all the above documents.
    * Copies of extracurricular / sports or any other major achievement done on basis of which additional consideration is being made.

    Upon verification of the above documents, the candidates shall appear for their Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
    1. If any of the above mentioned documents are not available, then the admission given shall be provisional basis unless submitted. The required documents will have to be submitted latest by 25th July 2018.
    2. The merit list is drawn on the basis of weightage as under-

    Graduation – 50%
    Personal Interview – 50%

    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of above. Those shortlisted, an offer/short listing letter will be sent to them. On Receipt of the above letter, students need to confirm their admission within 15 days of receiving the communication and deposit the course fee.
    The fee can be deposited online through our website or by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.
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    3. Students confirmed for admission shall have to deposit the balance fee for the first year within next 30 days of confirmation of admission. Those students wishing to avail a bank loan and requiring extra time shall make a request within 3 weeks of confirmation of admission. Additional time to deposit the fee or as deemed fit by the selection committee will be granted only on an undertaking that in case the fee is not deposited till the due date, the seat may be allotted to another candidate.

    In case of sanction of higher loan amounts, the balance will be refunded to the students.

  • Course Structure

    FIRST SEMESTER
    SLS/BOT/C001 Mycology and Microbiology
    SLS/BOT/C002 Phycology and Bryology
    SLS/BOT/C003 Pteridology, Gymnosperm and Palaeobotany
    SLS/BOT/C004 Taxonomy and Diversity of Flowering Plants
    SLS/BOT/C005 Laboratory Course I
    SLS/BOT/C006 Laboratory Course II

    SECOND SEMESTER
    SLS/BOT/C007 Plant Development and Reproductive Biology
    SLS/BOT/C008 Resource Utilization, IPR and Ethnobotany
    SLS/BOT/C009 Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology
    SLS/BOT/C010 Plant Breeding and Biostatistics
    SLS/BOT/C011 Laboratory Course I
    SLS/BOT/C012 Laboratory Course  II

    THIRD SEMESTER
    SLS/BOT/C013 Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
    SLS/BOT/C014 Ecology and Remote Sensing
    SLS/BOT/C015 Laboratory Course I

    Elective
    SLS/BOT/E001A Recombinant DNA Technology
    SLS/BOT/E001B Forest Ecology
    SLS/BOT/E001C Natural Resource Management in Himalaya
    SLS/BOT/E001D Palynology and Pollination Biology
    SLS/BOT/E001E Any other elective course offered by other department
    SLS/BOT/E002A Plant Health Management
    SLS/BOT/E002B Diversity and Cultivation of Mushrooms
    SLS/BOT/E002C Applied Plant Anatomy
    SLS/BOT/E002D Ecosystem Analysis, GIS and Remote Sensing
    SLS/BOT/E002E Any other elective course offered by other department
    SLS/BOT/E003 Laboratory Course  II

    FOURTH SEMESTER
    SLS/BOT/C016 Conservation Biology
    SLS/BOT/C017 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering of Plants and Microbes
    SLS/BOT/C018 Laboratory Course  I
    SLS/BOT/E004 Dissertation

    Dissertation/ Project Work
    Anatomy of Himalayan woods
    Chromosome Analysis and Indexing of Himalayan Flora
    Conservation of endangered species
    Environment Impact Assessment
    High altitude Ecology and Climate Change

    Invasion Ecology
    Inventorization of unexplored Areas and Hotspots
    Limnology
    Plant Biodiversity Assessment
    Pollution Monitoring
    Population/weed/ Reproductive Biology
    Survey of Less known Economic Plants
    Any other current trends / topics suggested by the Departmental committee

  • Fee Structure

    Details Ist Year IInd Year
    Form Fee Rs. 500/-NA
    Registration Fee Rs. 3,000/-NA
    Campus FeeRs. 7,500/-NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab practical, Seminar etc.)Rs. 11,500/-NA
    Tuition FeeRs. 40,000/-Rs. 40,000/-
    Library Rs. 3,000/- Rs. 3,000/-
    Other Charges (ID card/Marathon/SMS etc.)Rs. 940/-NA
    Medical Consultation ChargesRs. 800/-Rs. 800/-
    Placements Rs. 4000/- Rs. 4000/-
    Dissertation/Internship/Training Charges (wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)
    University Exam FeeAs per the University NormsAs per the University Norms
    TotalRs.71,240/-Rs.47,800/-
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BFIT Dehradun runs M.Sc. Botany, a two year regular degree program affiliated to H.N.B. Garhwal Central University (UGC Approved University -University Grant CommissionMinistry of H.R.D. Human Resource Development Govt. of India & NAAC Accredited).

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