Degrees offered -

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Admission

  • M.Sc. students are admitted on the basis of an all India entrance examination (50% of the seats) and the merit list of B. Sc. (Hons) Botany of the University of Delhi (50% of the seats). The syllabus for the entrance examination is the B.Sc. syllabus of the University of Delhi
  • M. Phil. students are admitted through a written test, which results in the shortlisting of candidates for interview. The list of shortlisted candidates and dates of the interview shall be notified on the M.Phil.admission portal.
  • Ph. D. students are admitted through a written test, which results in the shortlisting of the candidates for the interview. The list of shortlisted candidates and dates of the interview shall be notified on the M.Phil./Ph.D. admission portal. Admission is through direct interview if candidates have a national fellowship [see ―Section C (Procedure for Admission)” of Ordinance VI-B]
  • Those M.Phil and Ph.D. students qualified in any National Eligibility Test (NET) need to register themselves, and are directly shortlisted for interview along with those qualifying through the entrance test.
  • Admission is according to the national reservation policy.
  

M. Sc. Botany

 

Semester I (Core Courses)

  • BOT 101 (Cell and Molecular Biology)
  • BOT 102 (Genetics and Cytogenetics)
  • BOT 103 (Physiology and Biochemistry)
  • BOT 104 (Recombinant DNA Technology and Proteomics)
 

Semester II (Core Courses)

  • BOT 201 (Developmental Biology)
  • BOT 202 (Systematic, Evolution and Environmental Science)
  • BOT 203 (Plant Biotechnology and Resource Utilization)
  • BOT 204 (Pathogens and Pests of Crop Plats)

Semester III (Optional courses)

  • BOT 301 (Algae, Environment & Human Welfare)
  • BOT 302 (Microbes and Microbial Technology)
  • BOT 303 (Advances in Archegoniatae)
  • BOT 304 (Principals of Ecology)
  • BOT 305 (Evolution Biology)
  • BOT 306 (Bioinformatics, Computational Biology& Biostatistics)
  • BOT 307 (Genomics and Proteomics)
  • BOT 308 (Immunology)

Semester IV (Optional courses plus BOT 409)

  • BOT 401: In Vitro Technologies and Industrial Applications
  • BOT 402: Reproductive Biology of Flowering Plants
  • BOT 403: Molecular Interactions of Plants with Symbionts, Pathogens and Pests
  • BOT 404: Advanced Genetics and Plants Breeding
  • BOT 405: Agricultural Ecology – Principles and Applications
  • BOT 406: Advanced Plant Systematics
  • BOT 407: Contemporary Concepts and Methods in Cell Biology
  • BOT 408: Topics in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • BOT 409: Dissertation (compuslory)

Syllabus: http://www.du.ac.in/fileadmin/DU/Academics/courses/SYLLABUS_MSC.pdf

M. Phil.

 

I—Course work(one semester)

Course Title

  • 1A Topics in Physiology of Plant Growth and Development
  • 2A Topics in Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • 3A Topics in Ultrastructure and Cell Biology
  • 4A Contemporary Plant Anatomy
  • 5A Current trends in Angiosperm Embryology
  • 6A Topics in Experimental Embryology
  • 7A Topics in Plant Pathology
  • 8A Population Biology
  • 9A Ecological Adaptations
  • 10A Evolutionary Cytology
  • 11A Advanced Bryology 1B to 11B Research Method Courses (Corresponding to Course No. 1A to 11A)

II—Thesis

Ph. D. Course Work (one semester)

 

I—Paper 1

Review of Literature based dissertation of the subject area of research 75 marks Viva-voce and presentation 75 marks

II—Paper 2

Techniques and methodology: The examination will be based on courses taken

  • GR1-2 Theory 15 + Practical 15
  • GR3-6 Theory 40 + 20 and Practical 60
  • GR1 Effective communication, writing and biostatistics
  • GR2 Instrumentation
  • GR3 Methods for field biology (systematics, evolution, ecology and reproductive biology)
  • GR4 Methods for molecular techniques and tissue culture
  • GR5 Methods for physiology and biochemistry
  • GR6 Methods for microbiology and plant parasite interactions
  • Practical Laboratory instruction associated with GR3-6