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SCHOOL OF STUDIES IN BOTANY
Programmes Offered :
  • M.Sc. (Two years / Four semesters)
  • M. Phil. (One year / Two semesters)
  • 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 200 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 honored by various international and national awards. Highly qualified teachers of the School are specialized in various fields viz. Plant Pathology, Mycology, Plant Physiology, Ethnobotany, Aerobiology, Stress Physiology, Mycotoxicology, Ecology, Microbial Physiology, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology and Biochemistry. The School is well equipped with a number of modern instruments like, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, UV- Vis Spectrophotometer, PCR, High Speed Centrifuge, Deep Freezer, Air Samplers etc. The School has organized a large number of conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. Refresher courses for teachers have also been organized by the School. Teaching is imparted at the post graduate level, M.Phil. and research leading to Ph.D. degree. International eminent botanists of the country have 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 recognized by New York Botanical Garden, New York. Currently this school is a DST-FIST supported department.

Faculty:       Prof. Ashok K. Jain,                   Prof. R.M. Agarwal (Head)                    Prof. Rekha Bhadauria,
                   Prof. Avinash Tiwari                    Prof. Mahendra K. Gupta                         Dr. Sushil Manderia
                   Dr. Sapan Patel


M.Sc. (Two years / Four semesters)
Eligibility : B.Sc. with Botany with 50% marks.
Available Seats: open = 30       payment = 05       NRI = 05
Mode of Selection : Merit in index based on the qualifying examination.
Course Structure :
Semester - I Semester - II Semester - III Semester - IV
Bacteriology, Virology & General Microbiology Ecology - I Climatology, Soil Science & Autecolgy Angiosperm Morphology & Taxonomy Genetics, Plant Breeding & Evolution
Biology & Diversity of Fungi & Plant Pathology Angiosperm Anatomy,Embryology & Palynology Cytology & Molecular Biology of Plants Plant Biotechnology : in-Vitro Culture, Genetic Engineering & IPR issues
Biology & Diversity of Algae, Bryophytes & Lichens Water Relations, Growth & Development Biometry, Bioinformatics & Instrumentation Elective – one from Group A
Biology & Diversity of Pteridophytes & Gymnosperms Plant Biochemistry & Metabolism Ecology –II Synecology, Ecosystematology & Phytogeography Elective – 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, Industrial Microbiology.
Group - B : Mycotoxicology, Agro ecosystem.
1. The Elective Papers shall be allotted on the basis of merit of the student in the previous semesters.
2. The Elective Papers to be taught in a particular session are decided by the Staff Council and notified in the beginning of the IV- semester.


M. Phil (Botany)
Eligibility : M.Sc. Botany with 55% marks.
Available Seats: Open = 10      NRI = 02
Mode of Selection : On the basic of merit in test conducted by the University.
Fees for the course:
Course I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester
Open Seats -
M.Sc. Rs.8835.50 Rs. 4925.00 Rs. 5795.00 Rs. 4925.00
M.Phil. Rs. 15440.00 Rs. 12025.00

Payment Seat: M.Sc. – Rs. 7000/- additional to the fees for Open seat.