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M.Sc Botany: Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Admission Process, Career Scope & Jobs, Syllabus

Updated By Abhik Das on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
10 K-45 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About M.Sc Botany

M.Sc Botany is the branch of biology that deals with the advanced study of plant life. It is a postgraduate degree programme that can be completed in 2 years. The course covers the structure, metabolism, reproduction, evolution and development and the relationship of the plant kingdom with the environment. Candidates who study M.Sc Botany also a chance to study the medicinal properties of plants and identify the plants that are poisonous to use. It is the scientific study of about a variety of plant specifies and their features.

An M.Sc Botany student studies plant life from various perspectives like biological, chemical and genetical level. They analyse the cells, tissues and various parts of plants for an in-depth understanding of the plant and its functionalities.

M.Sc Botany is a significant course to opt as plant kingdom are the most essential part of nature and serves human life in various ways like providing food, oxygen, medicine etc. They are essential source ti maintain balance in nature. Candidates who agave studied botany at the undergraduate level and are interested in pursuing advanced course can opt M.sc Botany course after graduation.

M.Sc Botany Course Highlights

Course Name

Master of Science in Botany


Master of Science M.Sc



Minimum Qualification

B.Sc in Biology/ Botany or equivalent

Course Fees

INR 25,000/- to INR 1,20,000/-

Average Starting Salary

INR 4,50,000/-

M.Sc Botany Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility for admission in M.Sc Botany course are as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a bachelors degree in biology/ botany or equivalent from a recognised  institute
  • Minimum percentage acceptable in most of the institute is 45%

M.Sc Botany Admission Process

Many colleges in India accept M.Sc Botany admission on the basis of performance at graduation level. However, certain top and reputed institutes in India conducts M.Sc entrance examination for admission in M.Sc degree programme.

Candidates must ensure to confirm the admission process for the respective institute before applying and follow he guideline defined to complete the admission process.   

M.Sc Botany Syllabus

M.Sc Botany course curriculum is covered in 2 years. It is divided into four semesters. The semester wise syllabus of M.Sc Botany followed in most of the botany colleges in India is given below:

Semester I

  • Algae and Bryophytes
  • Fungi and plant viruses
  • Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Palacobotany
  • Microbiology
  • Practicals

Semester II

  • Angiosperms-I (Taxonomy and Biosystematics)
  • Angiosperms-II (Morphology, Embryology and Anatomy)
  • Genetics and Cytogenetics
  • Soil Science and Phytogeography
  • Practicals

Semester III

  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Elective subjects

Semester VI

  • Molecular Genetics, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Plant resource Utilization and Conservation
  • Biostatistics, Cytology and Plant Breeding
  • Elective papers

M.Sc Botany Career Options and Job Prospects

Career options after M.Sc Botany

Various job roles that a candidate with M.Sc Botany degree can choose from are as follows:

  • Botanist
  • Floriculturist
  •  Ecologist
  • Environmentalist
  • Plant Conversationalist
  • Researcher
  • Botany Professor  

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Questions Related to M.Sc Botany Course

How can I take admission into the M.Sc Botany programme offered at Maharaj Singh College Saharanpur? What is the average annual M.Sc Botany course fee at MSC Saharanpur?

-muskanUpdated on July 06, 2021 09:41 AM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the official site of Maharaja Singh College Saharanpur is currently under maintenance. Thus, we could not procure any …


I have completed my degree in botany as a main subject...Can I eligible for the PG in forensic science??Is there any entrance exam in IFSL??

-Madhuri Sunil PatilUpdated on May 19, 2021 04:32 PM
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Kumari Neha, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

For admission to M.Sc in Forensic Science at IIFS, the candidate must hold a B.Sc Forensic Science degree …


Which is the best book for the preparation of MSc botany?

-AryaUpdated on May 29, 2020 03:52 PM
  • 1 Answer
Simran Saini, CollegeDekho Expert

The best books for M.Sc Botany are as follows:

Botany by Charles Kovacs

- A Manual of Botany by Bahadur, …


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FAQs about M.Sc Botany

I want admission in M.Sc Botany. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Maharshi Dayanand University Common Entrance Exam , Institute of Engineering & Management Joint Entrance Examination , Presidency University Master's Degree Entrance Test , Calcutta University Entrance Exam , Delhi University Science are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Sc Botany courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.Sc Botany courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : A.G. Teachers College (Ahmedabad) , Ethiraj college for women (Chennai) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , Gargi College (New Delhi) , Sri Venkateswara College (New Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Sc Botany or not.

What is the average fee for the course M.Sc Botany ?

The average fee for M.Sc Botany is INR 10000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.Sc Botany ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.Sc. (Master of Science) are : Operations Management , Computation , Cyber Law , Six Sigma Certification , Food Technology / Processing.

What is the duration of the course M.Sc Botany ?

M.Sc Botany is a 2 year course.

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