M. Sc. Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics

Course Duration: 2 years
Affiliation: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
Eligibility: Life Science Graduate (Biotechnology/Botany/Agriculture/Agri-Biotech/Genetics/Microbiology/Horticulture) and HSC Science with minimum 50% marks (45% for Reserved Category)

Life Science graduates seeking to further enhance their academic career may enrol in the 2-year Postgraduate programme in Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics. An amalgamation of horticultural science and molecular biology, this field of study explores the use of modern approaches to improve plant resources through gene propagation. Students are introduced to several advanced topics, including plant physiology, genetic engineering, molecular plant breeding, bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. In an agrarian society such as ours, graduates from this course are highly priced by the agricultural industry. Graduates from this programme will find employment opportunities in the food and agricultural industry, research laboratories, academic institutions and government organisations. Some graduates may seek to further their academic career by seeking admission to doctoral programs in allied fields of study.

Semester I

1] Principles of Genetics & Plant Breeding
2] Plant Biotechnology
3] Crop Science & Physiology
4] Biostatistics

Semester II

1] Plant Molecular Biology
2] Plant Biochemistry
3] Mutation, Heretosis & Polyploidy Breeding
4] Plant Informatics

Semester III

1] Principles of Genetic Engineering & Recombinant DNA Technology
2] Principles of Quantitative, Population & Developmental Genetics
3] Breeding Cereal, Sugarcane, Oilseed & Fibre Crop
4] Research Methodology, Biosafety & IPR
5] Breeding For Biotic & Abiotic Stress Resistance

Semester IV

1] Molecular Plant Breeding
2] Molecular Markers & Breeding
3] Maintenance Breeding, Concept of Variety Release & Seed Production
4] Project & Research Paper Writing

As per the university rules 75% attendance is compulsory for every course

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