M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics

Duration : 2 years course.
Affiliation : MGM University, Aurangabad.
Eligibility : 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
    Major Courses (Compulsory)
  1. Principles of Genetics
  2. Principles of Plant Breeding
  3. Breeding Cereals, Forages & Sugarcane
  4. Population genetics
  5. Breeding for quality Traits
  6. Non credit courses (Compulsory) Any semester
  7. Statistical Methods in Plant breeding
  8. Scientific Writing & Communication Skill
Semester 2
    Major courses (Compulsory)
  1. Principles of Cytogenetics
  2. Principles of Quantitative Genetics
  3. Mutagenesis & Mutation Breeding
  4. Minor courses (Choose Only Two)
  5. Breeding Legumes, Oil Seeds & Fibre Crops
  6. Biotechnology For Crop Improvement
  7. Breeding for Biotic & Abiotic Stress Resistance
  8. Plant tissue culture & Genetic transformation
  9. Supportive Courses (Compulsory)
  10. Gene Regulation & Expression
  11. Maintenance Breeding, Concept of Variety Release & Seed Production

Semester 3
    Major courses (Compulsory)
  1. Advanced Biometrical & Quantitative Genetics
  2. Heterosis Breeding
  3. Advances in Breeding in Major Field Crops
  4. Minor courses (Choose only two)
  5. Crop Evolution
  6. Biosafety , IPR & Bioethics
  7. Microbial Genetics
  8. Breeding Designer Crops
  9. Supportive courses ( Compulsory)
  10. Masters’s Seminar
  11. Basics Concepts in Laboratory Techniques
Semester 4
  1. Master’s Research Project MRP)