Syllabus for M.Sc Botany

M.Sc. Botany or Master of Science in Botany is a postgraduate degree course. The duration of the course is 2 years (4 semesters). Botany is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. The course covers a wide range of scientific disciplines concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi, structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, chemical properties, and evolutionary relationships among taxonomic groups.
To pursue M.Sc. in Botany students should have passed B.Sc Botany or equivalent with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university. 
M.Sc. Botany students can choose area of specializations such as Bryology, Forestry, Cytology, Phycology, Plant Morphology, Agronomy, Plant Systematic, EthnoBotany, Economic Botany, Phytopathology, Horticulture, Genetics, Plant Anatomy, Lichenology, Plant Ecology, Palynology, Phytochemistry and Palaeobotany for the course
In the page below we have gather the common Syllabus for M.Sc. Botany followed by the Universities and Colleges in India. There might be variations in M.Sc. Botany Syllabus based upon Universities and Colleges 

M.Sc Botany Syllabus 

Sem. I
Sr. No. Subjects of Study
1 Phycology
2 Microbiology
3 Plant Anatomy and Developmental Biology
4 Cell Biology and Biomolecules
5 Bryophytes, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms
Sem. II
1 Mycology and Plant Pathology
2 Taxonomy of Angiosperms
3 Palaeobotany and Palynology
4 Genetics and Genomics
Sem. III
1 Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
2 Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
3 Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
4 Microbial Biotechnology
Sem. IV
1 Computer applications and Bioinformatics


After completing course in MSc Botany, one has a wider range of career scope in private and public sectors companies such as food and processing, biotechnology, oil industry, chemical industry, forest services, plant health inspection services and seed and nurseries. Candidates can also choose an academic career as lecturers or professors in the educational Institutes. Those who are interested and want to go for further research work can join MPhil or PhD course.