Post Graduate

M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programs

The Department offers both M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs in selected branches of Plant Science. For admission in these programs, the advertisement including the eligibilities of the prospective students is circulated in each academic year. A student admitted into a regular M.Phil. or Ph.D program has to complete respectively two or three years’ full time study and research at the Department of Botany under the guidance of her/his supervisor/supervisors. The M.Phil. or Ph.D. program is consisted of two theory courses, two seminar presentations, submission of a thesis and an oral defense.

The Department offers a number of courses in the first year from which a student has to take two courses covering 200 marks consulting the respective supervisor/supervisors. Theoretical examinations on the approved courses held at the end of the first year. The candidate can be awarded the degree after the successful completion of (a) written examination on approved courses, (b) two seminars on the research work under approved research title, (c) submission of a thesis on the approved topic, and (d) an oral examination.


Syllabus for M. Phil. & Ph.D. in Botany

For the sessions: 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017


The following courses are offered for the degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Botany.


Course No.

Course Title


Bot. 601



Bot. 602



Bot. 603

Plant Pathology and Plant Protection-I


Bot. 604

Plant Pathology and Plant Protection-II


Bot. 605

Plant Systematics-I


Bot. 606

Plant Systematics-II


Bot. 607

Plant Tissue Culture-I


Bot. 608

Plant Tissue Culture-II


Bot. 609

Plant Physiology-I


Bot. 610

Plant Physiology-II


Bot. 611

Plant Ecology and Environment-I                          


Bot. 612

Plant Ecology and Environment-II                          


Bot. 613

Plant Breeding-I


Bot. 614

Plant Breeding-II




Assessment in M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programs: A candidate is awarded an M.Phil. or a Ph.D. degree after the successful completion of- (a) written examination on two approved courses, (b) two seminar presentations on the research results under the approved title, (c) submission of a thesis on the approved title, and (d) an oral examination. The final examination, including the moderation of the questions of two courses submitted by two examiners, is conducted by the four members’ examination committee following JU examination ordinance. The pass marks for the theory courses is 50%. Each thesis is evaluated by two external examiners of two public universities. Following the acceptance of the thesis by both examiners, an oral defense is undertaken by another three member committee. The award of the degree is finally confirmed by the board of advance studies and academic council of the university.