Master of Science

Botany | M.Sc.(Bot)

It is a post graduate program which is of 2 years duration. Graduates in Botany can choose this course as a higher study option. This course aims at providing knowledge about the basic concepts concerning various areas associated with the field of Botany.

Autonomy has given us the opportunity to frame the syllabus with a blend of Classical and Applied Botany which will open an array of opportunities in Higher Studies, Entrepreneurship, Research and Consultancy. Students will be geared up to get jobs in various industries such as Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical and Horticulture Industry.

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Key Information

Pedagogy

Flipped classroom is used by many of faculty members. Learners are provided with Web link of videos before the actual teaching, in order to demonstrate certain processes. Group discussions also facilitate to convey certain complex concepts. Students are distributed in small groups and peer assessment among them is practiced. Cooperative learning strategy is applied to make teaching learning process interactive. Students prefer project based learning over other methods because it gives more hands-on experience and improves their practical skills. Review writing of research articles is one of the activities specifically designed for PG students. Field based experiments are conducted for PG students particularly to understand the concepts of Ecology.

Career Prospects

It is a career-oriented course for botany graduates. These Post-graduates have equal job openings in the Private sector and Government sector. They have good employment opportunities in several foreign countries as well. A number of fields open up for botany graduates to excel in such as

  • Food Industries
  • Horticulturist
  • Research institutes
  • Cancer biology
  • Indian forest services
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Academics
  • Environmental Journalist
  • Departments of Agriculture and Water
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Floriculture Industries
  • Hydroponics
  • National parks
  • Plant resources laboratory
  • Chemical industry
  • Herbal cosmetics
  • Green house technology
  • Plant health inspection services
  • Seed and nurseries companies
  • Land management agencies
  • IPR consultant
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Medical Plant Resources Laboratory (Pharmaceuticals)

 

Eminent Alumni

Programme outcomes

  • Maintain a high level of scientific excellence in botanical research with specific emphasis on the role of plants.
  • Think logically to find application of biological, physical and chemical sciences.
  • develop analytical and integrative problem-solving.
  • Design Innovative research projects.
  • Develop a Global perspective.

Curriculum

 
 
Semester I Semester II
Plant Diversity I Plant Physiology and Biochemistry I
Plant Diversity II Ecology II
Taxonomy and Ethnomedicobotany III Molecular Biology III
Functional Botany Computational Biology IV
Semester III Semester IV
Instrumentation and Techniques Internship /In house projects
Cytogenetics
Plant Biotechnology
Applied Biotechnology

Differentiators

  • Departmental festival Vruksham (workshop, exhibition, guest lecture).
  • Start up.
  • Mandatory project based learning.
  • Seminars on research in plant science
  • Hands on training
  • Swayam courses as internal evaluation
  • Six month internship at renowned institutes

Coordinator

Mrs Supriya Janbandhu
Associate Professor
supriya.j@somaiya.edu
+91 9821596217