Course Intake and Details

Programmes Offered

Programmes Intake Duration
M.Sc. (Botany) General Category 17 + 2+1+1 (EWS + KM/KP/KH families + Gadinadu / Horanadu kannadiga)
Partially Self Financing Category 18 +1+1 (KM/KP/KH + Gadinadu Horanadu kannadiga)
Extra seats 10+1
Two Years (4 Semesters)
M.Sc. (Botany), PG Centre, Jnana Kaveri 40 Two Years (4 Semesters)
Ph.D. Botany As per University Regulation Minimum Three/Four Years and maximum five/six years for full-time and part-time research respectively.

Programs offered

The Department currently offers M.Sc. in Botany under choice based credit system (CBCS). Medicinal Plants is offered as the choice based paper in the II semester and Pant Propagation in the III semester of the M.Sc. programme. Other papers offered in the M.Sc. programme are Plant Morphology and Taxonomy, Plant Biochemistry, Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology, Basic Microbiology, Plant Physiology, Plant Breeding, Applied Microbiology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, Ecology and Environment, Seed Technology, Bio-diversity and Conservation.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme is offered in the above mentioned areas of specialization. This has a course work of one semester duration with an end semester examination. Institutes like Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod and Vittal; National Research Centre for Cashew, Puttur; Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut; Indian Cardamom Research Institute (ICRI) SPICES BOARD Idukki Dist. Kerala and CFTRI, Mysore are recognized research Institutes attached to the Department.


Updated Syllabus:

M.Sc. (Botany)


Eligibility for the program

Candidates who have passed three years B.Sc. Degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto with Botany as optional/major/special subject with not less than 45% (40% for SC/ST/Category-I candidates) marks in the subject are eligible for the programme provided they have studied Chemistry/Biochemistry as optional/major/minor/subsidiary subject at the undergraduate level.