M.Sc. On Campus


Bharathiar University

24 months
375 USD/year
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After the successful completion of the Botany MSc programme offered at Bharathiar University, students are expected to implement the concept of science and technology to foster the traditional and modern techniques for solving the complex problems in Plant Biology.


The Department of Botany was instituted in the Postgraduate Centre of the University of Madras in 1972. The Department is offering M.Sc. in Plant Science, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Botany in the fields of Mycology, Microbiology, Plant Physiology, Nutraceuticals and Phytomedicine, Tissue culture and Reproductive Biology, Genetics and Plant Breeding and Plant systematics.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEOs of the Botany MSc programme offered at Bharathiar University describe accomplishments that graduates are expected to attain within five to seven years after graduation:
  • Graduates are to ensure an up-to-date level of understanding of the concept of basic and applied Botany to nurture the value of plants.
  • Graduates should apply the major concepts and principles from different branches of biological sciences to explain plant-related phenomena.
  • Graduates may articulate the importance of plants in terms of environment, agriculture, medicine and food.
  • Graduates are professionally competent to solve problems in a sustainable environment; to conserve the endangered and economically important plant species.
  • Graduates demonstrate proficiency in theory and practice of various experiments through the life-long learning process and to make them global builders.
  • Graduates perform their competency with professional ethics in their working place.
  • Graduates address the major concerns of our society and to create extension activities with linkage to community benefits.
  • Graduates inculcate higher education and research culture at a global level through the continuous learning process and to strive hard in society.
  • Graduates develop problem-solving skills during experiments and operating various equipment.
  • Graduates understand the entrepreneurship skills of various ventures in Botany using plant resources, biological techniques and marketing of bioproducts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Physiology 
  • Anatomy, Embryology and Morphogenesis of Angiosperms
  • Cytology, Genetics and Plant breeding
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology & Plant Biotechnology
  • Taxonomy of Angiosperms and Economic Botany

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A pass in B.Sc. Botany (or) Plant Science (or) Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology.
  • The candidates have to pay the Registration Fee of Rs.400/- through net banking / Debit / Credit Cards/DD/NEFT. SC/ST candidates have to pay only Rs.200/- provided they have to produce a photo copy of his/her community certificate. The online filled in application form shall be completed in all respects and the soft copy can be downloaded. Those who are making online payment need not send the hard copy of the application. 
  • The application may be filled online at the guidelines for filling up the online application is available at

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National tuition fee: INR2,640/semester ($35)

Living costs for Coimbatore

18295 - 24970 INR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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