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M.Sc Plant Pathology Admissions 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Master of Plant Pathology


Do you have interest in studying plants and its protection? Do you posses ability to find cause and treatment for plant diseases? Then find this course M.Sc in plant pathology that suits you for your career? Learn more about course details, admission process, eligibility criteria and the colleges that offers this course.

Course Name: M.Sc Plant Pathology
Group: M.Sc
Stream: Science
Course Category: Agriculture
Duration: 2 years

Introduction to M.Sc in Plant Pathology


M.Sc in plant pathology is a two year degree course and aims at providing knowledge about plant diseases and their management. The program plays a vital role in equipping the students with issues relating to crop protection, Students also learn to address environmental issues that arise due to usage of pesticides. The students gain in- depth details about disease causing organisms, factors that are responsible for plant epidemics and the effective management from the pathogens. Technical training would be given to students to gain latest information about uses and effects of pesticides on plants. The course covers topics on pathogens, pests, plant disease resistances, transgenic, biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Eligibility for the Course


The students who have completed 3 year (10+2+3) or four year (10+2+4) year degree course in biological science or agriculture from recognized universities are eligible for the course.



Colleges offering M.Sc Plant Pathology course in India

College NameUniversityState
College of Agricultural EngineeringAcharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural UniversityTelangana
College of AgricultureAcharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural UniversityTelangana
Marotrao Wadafale College of Agriculture (Dr. P. D. K. V)Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi VidyapeethMaharashtra
Sam Higginbotom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & SciencesUttar Pradesh
School of Agricultural EntomologyBidhan Chandra Krishi VishwavidyalayaWest Bengal

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Additional Description of the Course



The program emphasis on research methodology and enhances analytical thinking skills for handling problems and solving them effectively. Students would be exposed to theory, practical’s, seminars, demonstrations, field visits, group discussions and given first hand experiences. Assessments include presentations, project works, assignments, oral and written examinations. The students learn to become competent in identifying and managing plant diseases. They are trained to use environmental friendly applications for plant protection. The study course equips students with required tools for handling research work in all areas of plant pathology and make appropriate decisions in the concerned areas.

Syllabus of the Course


The syllabus covers concepts and classification of causal agents, plants and pathogens, production, liberation and dissemination of inoculums. Pathogen infection, germination and penetration into host, symptoms, growth and reproduction of pathogens in plants. Action of pathogens, factors affecting plant disease outbreak, disease progress, epidemiology, disease resistance principles, parasitism , preventive measures, biotechnology, molecular techniques, virology, bacteriology mycology, field experimentation, medicinal and ornamental plants, spices, statistics, harvesting marketing, seed technology, horticulture, agricultural economics and extensions etc.

Career scope for Master’s degree in Plant Pathology


The qualified post graduates find placements in institutions, horticulture and agriculture establishments. Students can find jobs in Government and private sectors, banks, food, commodity and biotechnology companies, plantations, agriculture machinery industries, maintenance of public parks, agricultural universities, research units, botanical gardens, forestry etc. The jobs are available as marketing officers, professors, plant breeders, logistic coordinators, pest control, field and forest officers, managers.

M.Sc Plant Pathology Admissions for 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

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