M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics

Duration: &mbsp; 2 years course.
Affiliation: &mbsp; Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
Eligibility: &mbsp; Life Science Graduate (Biotechnology/Botany/Agriculture/Agri-biotech/Genetics/Microbiology & Horticulture) with minimum 50% marks (45% for Reserved categories). Admission will be done solely on the merit basis.

Since this field is so broad, plant breeding technicians may specialize in various areas such as plant genetics, conservation work, environmental biology, Mycology, taxonomy, etc. Some focus their work on field studies, searching for new species to perform experiments. While others study the ecology of plants, which is interaction of plants with other organism and environment. Plant Breeding technicians who perform conservation work use their botanical knowledge to help managing parks, forests, rangelands, wilderness areas and breed specific plants within an ecosystem. Public health and environmental protection professionals depend on their understanding of Plant Science to help solving pollution problems. The Plant Breeding research has increased and improved our supply of medicines, foods, fibers, building materials and other plant products.
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Semester 1
  1. Principals of Genetics & Plant Breeding
  2. Plant Biochemistry
  3. Principals of Cytogenetics
  4. Statistics-1
Semester 2
  1. Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
  2. Plant Physiology
  3. Advances in Plant Breeding & Genetics
  4. Statistics-2

Semester 4
  1. Genetics Engineering
  2. Applied Plant Breeding
  3. Functional Genomics & Proteomics
  4. Bioinformatics
Semester 5
  1. Molecular Plant Breeding
  2. Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
  3. Research Methodology & IPR
  4. Project