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The MSc programme in Botany and Plant Science Technology is innovative and unique in the sense that it seeks to create a talent pool of highly competent and motivated applied plant scientists who will be capable of applying their knowledge of plants in cutting edge plant-based technologies useful in sustainable agriculture and phytoremediations or bioremediations of environmental problems.


Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in all branches of basic and applied or professional programmes in biological sciences under the 10+2+3 systems are eligible to apply for admission to M Sc program in Botany and Plant Science Technology.

However, such candidates should have studied Biology in their +2 levels or bachelors level as one of the subjects. CGPA of 2 out of 4 or an equivalent CGPA or 50% marks in the qualifying examination is mandatory for the admission.

Those in the final year of their qualifying examination and awaiting results are eligible to apply for entrance examinations. However, they should have acquired all the requirements of the award of their qualifying degree, including all examinations, dissertation or projects, viva-voce, and should produce the complete mark-lists at the time of joining.


The test will consist of a thematic objective (50% weightage)-cum-comprehensive (50% weightage) test followed by a selection interview to test their aptitude for scientific research and experimental skill in plant science. The selection to the course shall be based on written test and interview, marks for which shall be 1:1 ratio; reservation of seats will be as per the Government/University rules in this regard.

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