It is a post graduate course in Plant Pathology. Plant science is the study of plants. In this course, the students perform research on plants in various functions some by using microscope to examine the interior structure of plants, some by identifying plants in the field and some in laboratories working with DNA of plants.
- The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing M.Sc Plant Science is B.Sc. Plant Science degree in Science stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks and with subjects such as Botany, Biological Sciences, Zoology and Chemistry from a recognized college or university.
- Those belonging to reserved category (SC /ST) can seek relaxation up to 5% marks in qualifying examination.
- In various colleges and universities, it conducts entrance exam for admission of the students.
The duration of M.Sc Plant Science course is 2 years which is divided into four semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of six months.
Who is suitable for M.Sc Plant Science course
- Candidates should have the knowledge of natural flora that is crucial for M.Sc Plant Science course.
- They should be hard worker as they have to go on field tours during the course.
- Those who want to become plant scientist and want to adopt teaching as their profession are good suit for this course.
- Candidates having the severity of scientific research and good understanding of scientific methods are suitable for this course.
Advantages or benefits of M.Sc Plant Science course
- Different career paths are available for plant scientists. They can build their career as a field botanist, forester or ecologist.
- Interested candidates can go for teaching field as a teacher, professor or lecturer in both private and government sectors schools and colleges.
- Those who are interested in maintenance of plants can build their career in a nursery, botanical garden or nature preserve is a good match.
- Plants scientists are being employed by Geological Survey of India any by government agencies as well. Some of the private companies such as paper and lumber processing plants, nurseries, breweries and consultants hire plant scientists for field work, restoration or conservation work.
The pay scale in the field of plant science is very high but it varies for a botanist in the Government sector and private sector. The pay scale depends on many factors such as qualification, experience, skills and designation of an individual.
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