Masters of Science in Botany

Masters of Science in Botany

Entry Year

2020

Qualification

M.Sc. Botany

Duration

2 years

Overview

About the Program

Students undertaking the M.Sc. program in Botany at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore the episteme of Botany and acquire an in-depth understanding of the field. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent and knowledge is amplified with technical training and guidance. The program aims at understanding the importance of plant diversity, its distribution and ecology. The core biology subjects like Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bio-statistics etc. which are offered makes the students appreciate the implications of these subjects in botanical studies. Furthermore, the students are taught about the recent scientific guidelines to assess the threat status of plants as per the rules of world conservation union to also equip them of the latest concepts and the importance of plant conservation. In addition to this, by enforcing rigorous evaluation patterns, our students are encouraged to put their skills to use and venture into the field of Botany by enhancing their critical thinking abilities and sensibilities. On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Plant Physiology, Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology, etc. The programs on Research methodology, Pharmacognosy, Analytical Phytochemistry, Tools and Techniques in Plant Science and Plant Tissue Culture makes them acquire skills to conduct research in Universities, Research and Development organizations and also, equip them to be employable in Pharmaceutical companies. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum. Furthermore, the courses are well designed to help students’ clear competitive exams like CSIR NET, SET etc. and also write thorough research proposals.

Head of Department

Dr. Roshni Rao
Associate Professor, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Vision

  • To go beyond theoretical knowledge and introduce the students to the applied aspects
  • To create awareness on the urgent need of the conservation of medicinal plants and herbal wealth
  • To instill a love for nature through field trips, workshops, and community development programmes
  • To take care of primary health care needs using locally available herbs

Mission

  • To impart skill-based knowledge and achieve heights of excellence.
  • Create awareness on the recent developments in Biotechnology through industrial visits, workshops, and guest lectures
  • To become a resource centre for Biotechnology information and education

Objectives

  • To obtain excellence in botanical knowledge and research, with the emphasis on the role of plants in the structure and functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • To kindle interest in students on the importance of plant conservation and encourage them to carry out innovative research projects
  • To enhance the knowledge of students with the recent developments in the field of plant science to improve their skills and competence for global industries

Program Specifications

General Structure

UG (Three Majors)
  • CBZ - Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
  • CBBt - Chemistry, Botany, Biotechnology
  • CBM - Chemistry, Botany, Microbiology
  • CBE - Chemistry, Botany, Environmental Science
PG
  • M.Sc. Botany - the program entails a compulsory CDP programme in the second semester, an internship in the third semester and mandatory project work in the fourth semester.

Program Requirements

  • UG - First class pass with Biology in the PU class.
  • PG - Botany as one of the major subject’s and first class.

Testing and Evaluation

For UG
  • I CIA, Attendance and Assignment - 30%
  • End Semester Exam - 70%
For PG
  • End Semester Exam - 70%
  • I and II CIA, Seminar and Assignment - 30%

Syllabus

UG Course:

Semester

Paper

Title of the Paper

1

I

Diversity of Non-Vascular plants Part I

(Microbiology, Viruses, Bacteria, Cyanobacteria and Phycology)

2

II

Diversity of Non-Vascular plants Part II & Plant anatomy 

(Mycology, Plant Pathology, Bryophytes and Plant Anatomy)

3

III

Diversity of Vascular plants and Ecology

(Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Palaeobotany Ecology & Phytogeography)

Inter-disciplinary course – Green Wealth

4

IV

Plant Physiology

Inter-disciplinary course – Green Wealth

Skill Enhancement Course – Green Skills

5

V

Taxonomy and Embryology of Angiosperms

(Taxonomy, Economic Botany and Embryology)

VI

Biotechnology and Applied Botany

6

VII

Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology

(Cytogenetics, Evolution, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering)

VIII

Elective Course:  Advanced Physiology

                              Advanced taxonomy

PG Course- M.Sc. in Botany

FIRST SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

CC – 01

Diversity of non-vascular plants Part I (Theory and Practical)

(Virus, Bacteria, Fungi and Lichens)

2

CC – 02

Diversity of non-vascular plants Part II (Theory and Practical)

(Cyanobacteria, Algae and Bryophytes)

3

CC – 03

Diversity of vascular plants and Paleobotany (Theory and Practical) (Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany)

4

CC – 04

Medicinal plants and their application (Theory and Tutorials)

5

AC – 01

Basic Biostatistics

6

AC – 02

Applied Microbiology

SECOND SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

CC – 05

Anatomy and Embryology (Theory and Practical)

2

CC – 06

Ecology and Phytogeography (Theory and Practical)

3

CC – 07

Plant Physiology (Theory and Practical)

4

CC – 08

Herbal Wealth – I (Theory and Practical)

5

AC – 03

Analytical Phytochemistry and Cytological Techniques

6

AC – 04

Research Methodology

 

 

Internship – CDP

THIRD SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

EC -01

Taxonomy of Angiosperms (Theory and Practical)

2

EC -02

Cytogenetics, Plant breeding and Evolution

(Theory + Tutorials)

3

EC -03

Pharmacognosy (Theory + Practical)

4

EC -04

Applied Phycology (Theory + Practical)

5

AC – 05

Plant Tissue Culture Technique and Vegetative Propagation

7

OE -01

Open Elective

 

 

Internship

FOURTH SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

EC – 05

Advanced Physiology (Theory and Practical)

2

EC – 06

Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (Theory and Tutorial)

3

EC – 07

Tools and Techniques in Plant Science

4

 

Project

CC – CORE COURSE;

AC – ALLIED COURSE;

OE – OPEN ELECTIVE

EC – ELECTIVE COURSE

Careers and Highlights

Careers

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Forensic Lab
  • Forest service
  • Palynologist
  • Food industry
  • Conversationalist
  • National parks
  • Educationalist
  • Botanical survey of India
  • Horticulturist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Paleobotanist
  • Agriculturist 
  • Plant Research Institutes
  • Phytochemist
  • Private and government sectors

Highlights

  • Equip students to qualify state and all India exams like – NET, SLET, GATE etc.
  • Field trips and industry visits
  • Conduct and attend seminars, conferences and workshops
  • Paper presentation and publication
Overview

Overview

About the Program

Students undertaking the M.Sc. program in Botany at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore the episteme of Botany and acquire an in-depth understanding of the field. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent and knowledge is amplified with technical training and guidance. The program aims at understanding the importance of plant diversity, its distribution and ecology. The core biology subjects like Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bio-statistics etc. which are offered makes the students appreciate the implications of these subjects in botanical studies. Furthermore, the students are taught about the recent scientific guidelines to assess the threat status of plants as per the rules of world conservation union to also equip them of the latest concepts and the importance of plant conservation. In addition to this, by enforcing rigorous evaluation patterns, our students are encouraged to put their skills to use and venture into the field of Botany by enhancing their critical thinking abilities and sensibilities. On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Plant Physiology, Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology, etc. The programs on Research methodology, Pharmacognosy, Analytical Phytochemistry, Tools and Techniques in Plant Science and Plant Tissue Culture makes them acquire skills to conduct research in Universities, Research and Development organizations and also, equip them to be employable in Pharmaceutical companies. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum. Furthermore, the courses are well designed to help students’ clear competitive exams like CSIR NET, SET etc. and also write thorough research proposals.

Head of Department

Dr. Roshni Rao
Associate Professor, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Vision

  • To go beyond theoretical knowledge and introduce the students to the applied aspects
  • To create awareness on the urgent need of the conservation of medicinal plants and herbal wealth
  • To instill a love for nature through field trips, workshops, and community development programmes
  • To take care of primary health care needs using locally available herbs

Mission

  • To impart skill-based knowledge and achieve heights of excellence.
  • Create awareness on the recent developments in Biotechnology through industrial visits, workshops, and guest lectures
  • To become a resource centre for Biotechnology information and education

Objectives

  • To obtain excellence in botanical knowledge and research, with the emphasis on the role of plants in the structure and functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • To kindle interest in students on the importance of plant conservation and encourage them to carry out innovative research projects
  • To enhance the knowledge of students with the recent developments in the field of plant science to improve their skills and competence for global industries
Program Specifications

Program Specifications

General Structure

UG (Three Majors)
  • CBZ - Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
  • CBBt - Chemistry, Botany, Biotechnology
  • CBM - Chemistry, Botany, Microbiology
  • CBE - Chemistry, Botany, Environmental Science
PG
  • M.Sc. Botany - the program entails a compulsory CDP programme in the second semester, an internship in the third semester and mandatory project work in the fourth semester.

Program Requirements

  • UG - First class pass with Biology in the PU class.
  • PG - Botany as one of the major subject’s and first class.

Testing and Evaluation

For UG
  • I CIA, Attendance and Assignment - 30%
  • End Semester Exam - 70%
For PG
  • End Semester Exam - 70%
  • I and II CIA, Seminar and Assignment - 30%
Syllabus

Syllabus

UG Course:

Semester

Paper

Title of the Paper

1

I

Diversity of Non-Vascular plants Part I

(Microbiology, Viruses, Bacteria, Cyanobacteria and Phycology)

2

II

Diversity of Non-Vascular plants Part II & Plant anatomy 

(Mycology, Plant Pathology, Bryophytes and Plant Anatomy)

3

III

Diversity of Vascular plants and Ecology

(Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Palaeobotany Ecology & Phytogeography)

Inter-disciplinary course – Green Wealth

4

IV

Plant Physiology

Inter-disciplinary course – Green Wealth

Skill Enhancement Course – Green Skills

5

V

Taxonomy and Embryology of Angiosperms

(Taxonomy, Economic Botany and Embryology)

VI

Biotechnology and Applied Botany

6

VII

Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology

(Cytogenetics, Evolution, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering)

VIII

Elective Course:  Advanced Physiology

                              Advanced taxonomy

PG Course- M.Sc. in Botany

FIRST SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

CC – 01

Diversity of non-vascular plants Part I (Theory and Practical)

(Virus, Bacteria, Fungi and Lichens)

2

CC – 02

Diversity of non-vascular plants Part II (Theory and Practical)

(Cyanobacteria, Algae and Bryophytes)

3

CC – 03

Diversity of vascular plants and Paleobotany (Theory and Practical) (Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany)

4

CC – 04

Medicinal plants and their application (Theory and Tutorials)

5

AC – 01

Basic Biostatistics

6

AC – 02

Applied Microbiology

SECOND SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

CC – 05

Anatomy and Embryology (Theory and Practical)

2

CC – 06

Ecology and Phytogeography (Theory and Practical)

3

CC – 07

Plant Physiology (Theory and Practical)

4

CC – 08

Herbal Wealth – I (Theory and Practical)

5

AC – 03

Analytical Phytochemistry and Cytological Techniques

6

AC – 04

Research Methodology

 

 

Internship – CDP

THIRD SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

EC -01

Taxonomy of Angiosperms (Theory and Practical)

2

EC -02

Cytogenetics, Plant breeding and Evolution

(Theory + Tutorials)

3

EC -03

Pharmacognosy (Theory + Practical)

4

EC -04

Applied Phycology (Theory + Practical)

5

AC – 05

Plant Tissue Culture Technique and Vegetative Propagation

7

OE -01

Open Elective

 

 

Internship

FOURTH SEMESTER THEORY

No.

Course Code

Name of the Course

1

EC – 05

Advanced Physiology (Theory and Practical)

2

EC – 06

Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (Theory and Tutorial)

3

EC – 07

Tools and Techniques in Plant Science

4

 

Project

CC – CORE COURSE;

AC – ALLIED COURSE;

OE – OPEN ELECTIVE

EC – ELECTIVE COURSE

Careers and Highlights

Careers and Highlights

Careers

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Forensic Lab
  • Forest service
  • Palynologist
  • Food industry
  • Conversationalist
  • National parks
  • Educationalist
  • Botanical survey of India
  • Horticulturist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Paleobotanist
  • Agriculturist 
  • Plant Research Institutes
  • Phytochemist
  • Private and government sectors

Highlights

  • Equip students to qualify state and all India exams like – NET, SLET, GATE etc.
  • Field trips and industry visits
  • Conduct and attend seminars, conferences and workshops
  • Paper presentation and publication