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
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:
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.