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M.Sc Botany

Vision of the Department: To create globally recognized competent scientists to work in multi oriented and challenging environment

Mission of the Department:

  1. To impart quality education, for enhancement of skills for progression in career and higher education according to their area of interest.
  2. To set up a student centered learning atmosphere and develop a research facility for graduate level to inculcate research attitude in students for innovations.
  3. To make collaboration with industries, distinguished research institution and to become a centre of excellence.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs):

PEO1: Design solutions to problems at the intersection of biology ranging from molecular to global issues

PEO2: Address societal and ecological needs in food and fiber production and processing, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, green chemicals, renewable energy, environmental protection, and sustainable development.

PEO3: Collaborate effectively as members of multidisciplinary teams and communicate effectively across a diversity of audiences.

PEO4: Advance professionally through mentoring and life-long learning.


Programme Outcomes(POS)

  1. Depth and Breadth of Knowledge
  • Explain the chemical and physical underpinnings of life;
  • Explain and integrate the key concepts of living systems such as biological diversity and its evolution, cellular organization, transmission of biological information, structure-function relationships, and functioning of ecological systems;
  • Apply the scientific method including formulating a hypothesis, designing studies, and drawing
  1. Knowledge of methodologies
  • Demonstrate a set of core field and laboratory-based observations, measurements and sampling techniques;
  • Identify and depict patterns in biological data;
  • Acquire, process and analyze data using appropriate bibliographic, mathematical and statistical
  1. Application of knowledge
  • Acquire and collate the information and data relevant to a given biological question and objectively interpret them to draw an informed conclusion;
  • Use key concepts and methodologies in applied situations ranging from advanced laboratory and field courses to work and research settings.
  1. Communication skills
  • Develop and defend logical, coherent arguments;
  • Disseminate biological information in written and oral format to scientific and non-scientific
  1. Awareness of limits of knowledge
  • Evaluate recent advances in biological knowledge and recognize the limits of the scientific
  1. Autonomy and professional capacity
  • Demonstrate professional work habits and ethical conduct when working individually or as part of a team
  1. Core biological concepts
  • Recognize the relationship between structure and function at all levels
  • Understand how interactions between organisms and their environments drive the dynamics of individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems
  • Understand the processes and patterns of biological evolution, and the role of evolution as the central unifying concept in biology
  • Understand the historical and social context of biological thought and research, and the contributions of biology to the resolution of medical, ethical, social, and environmental issues in human affairs
  1. General skills
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct in all scientific and related activities
  • Understand legislation governing biological research in Canada
  • Integrate facts, concepts, and methods from multiple disciplines and apply to biological problems
  • Use quantitative reasoning, observation, technical and analytical skills for scientific problem-solving and interpretation of biological data
  • Work well independently and in small groups
    • Show self-direction and motivation
    • Learn cooperatively and work in teams
  1. Laboratory skills
  • Work safely and productively in a Biocontainment Level 2 laboratory
  • Use common basic and advanced techniques of biology, biotechnology and molecular genetics
  1. Research skills
  • Maintain proper research records
  • Conduct a literature search to determine current state of knowledge in a field
  • Develop a grant proposal
  • Use current laboratory and field instrumentation, computer applications and statistical techniques in the collection, organization, analysis and interpretation of data
  • Design, conduct, report and defend a year-long independent laboratory or field-based research project


Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs):

  PSO1:Emphasizes the diversity in form and function of plants and animals, create an awareness of the impact on the environment, society, appraise role of green chemistry in     environment sustainability.

  PSO2 : Students will be able to pursue higher education & focuses on scientific research, and apply this knowledge in both real life and in a laboratory setting.

  PSO3: The fundamental skills within the field of Biology are understood and hence can function effectively as professionals in the Life Science based industries.

  PSO4: This programme is vital to further increase their understanding of human health and environmental issues.

  PSO5:Students will be able to understand the fundamental theories, concepts and applications in basic areas of research).

  PSO6: Develop the ability to explore new areas of research in life sciences  and allied field of Life science

Academic Programs


M.Sc. Botany

Eligibility: B.Sc. Medical with 50% marks. (Botany as one of the subject)
Duration: 2 Years
Full Time

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