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M.Sc.- Genetics and Plant Breeding

M.Sc. Agriculture in Genetics and Plant Breeding

M.Sc. in Genetics and Plant Breeding  is a two-year postgraduate program for study in agriculture. It is open to people with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Biotechnology, or any other relevant discipline. Plants are the primary source of human food. Thus, in the Genetics and Plant Breeding course, it's critical to do study and figure out how to mass-produce them in large quantities. It's a crucial topic of research that focuses on feeding a large population. A variety of factors can cause crop death. As a result, plant breeders may create disease and pest-resistant plants and tolerate specific temperatures and soil conditions.

Under the M.Sc. Agriculture in Genetics and Plant Breeding Specialization at Our Department of Agriculture, students would gain theoretical and practical knowledge of important crop improvement methods like mutation breeding, plant breeding, under biotic and abiotic stress, strategies for cereal, pulse, and oilseed breeding, and prepares to enhance controlled trials by quantitative and qualitative genes, etc. Further, students would learn the principles and basics of state-of-the-art breeding techniques like marker-assisted selection, QTL and relationship mapping, and diversity analysis in the Masters in Plant Breeding & Genetics program. Traditional practical training in laboratories and in fields is an integral part of this programme. Students would interact with the domain breeders and scientists of other state research universities and private seed industries.

Salient Features

  • 19+ years of academic experience
  • Focus on student-centered learning
  • Problem-based learning and industry-relevant curriculum
  • Best placement opportunities to get placed in high-end and reputed companies
  • Industrial training in reputable firms and organizations
  • The privilege of 100% placement guidance and support
  • Industry visits, seminars, workshops, and guest lectures by eminent researchers and industry practitioners
  • Active student clubs and bodies
  • The multi-cultural and vibrant teaching environment

Admissions Open 2024!!

Merit-based admission process with online application at Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University.

Eligibility & Fee Details

Duration & Eligibility

2 Years

The candidate must have passed graduation under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern in courses like Horticulture, Forestry, and Agriculture securing at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate, from a recognized university.

Fee Structure

Course Total Fees
Academic fee ( Per Sem) ₹ 40000/-

One Time Fee

Application Fee (Non-Refundable) Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) University Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)
₹ 1,500 ₹ 7,000 ₹ 3,000
Exam fees ( Per Semester) 4,500/-

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Programme Educational Objectives (PEO's)


PEO-1 To assist students in strengthening their analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving abilities, students will be taught the fundamental ideas of genetics and plant breeding
PEO-2 To teach the knowledge of chromosome structure and function, chromosomal mapping using markers, polyploidy and cytogenetic aspects of agricultural evolution, and how to employ biotechnological tools in crop improvement
PEO-3 To create better genotypes with increased production, nutrient efficiency, nutritional quality, and resistance to biotic and abiotic stressors
PEO-4 Develop high-output phenotyping/genotyping systems (SSR and SNP markers) to aid in the development of novel agricultural cultivation

Program Specific Objectives (PSO's)


PSO-1 Provide a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced and traditional crop breeding techniques
PSO-2 Develop strategies for expanding agricultural germplasm's genetic basis
PSO-3 Use everything you've learned to improve your crops' nutritional and processing quality
PSO-4 Improve your capacity to apply new approaches to increase the efficiency of your input utilization

Program Grid Structure

Semester's

Semester 1

Course Code Course Credit
21MSGPB101 PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS 2
21MSGPB102 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT BREEDING 2
21MSPP103 PRINCIPLES OF CYTOGENETICS 2
21MSST00X MINOR ELECTIVE-I 2
21MSTAT181 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR APPLIED SCIENCES 3
21MPGS111 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & ITS MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE 1
Practical
21MSGPB181 PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS 1
21MSGPB182 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT BREEDING 1
21MSGPB183 PRINCIPLES OF CYTOGENETICS 1
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR APPLIED SCIENCES 1
21MSST184 LAB BASED ON MINOR ELECTIVE-I 1
21MPGS181 LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES 1
TOTAL 18

Semester 2

Course Code Course Credit
21MSGPB201 PRINCIPLES OF QUANTITATIVE GENETICS 2
21MSGPB202 BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT 2
21MSGPB203 MAINTENANCE BREEDING, CONCEPT OF VARIETY RELEASE & SEED PRODUCTION 2
21MSST00X MINOR ELECTIVE-II 2
21MSTAT281 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 2
21MPGS211 AGRICULTURE RESEARCH, RESEARCH ETHICS & RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 1
21MAUT181 DISASTER MANAGEMENT 1
Practical
21MSGPB281 PRINCIPLES OF QUANTITATIVE GENETICS 1
21MSGPB282 BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT 1
21MSTAT281 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 1
21MSGPB283 MAINTENANCE BREEDING, CONCEPT OF VARIETY RELEASE & SEED PRODUCTION 1
21MSST284 LAB BASED ON MINOR ELECTIVE-II 1
TOTAL 17

Semester 3

Course Code Course Credit
21MSGPB301 CELL BIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS 2
21MSGPB302 PRINCIPLES OF SEED TECHNOLOGY 2
21MSGPB31X MAJOR ELECTIVE I 2
21MSGPB32X MAJOR ELECTIVE II 2
Practical
21MSGPB381 CELL BIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS 1
21MSGPB382 PRINCIPLES OF SEED TECHNOLOGY 1
21MSGPB383 LAB BASED ON MAJOR ELECTIVE I 1
21MSGPB384 MASTER SEMINAR 1
21MSGPB385 MASTER RESEARCH 4
21MPGS381 TECHNICAL WRITING & COMMUNICATION SKILL 1
21MPGS382 BASIC CONCEPT IN LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1
TOTAL 18

Semester 4

Course Code Course Credit
21MSGPB481 THESIS (THESIS & VIVA – VOCE) 16
TOTAL 16
Programme Elective

MINOR ELECTIVE

Course Code Course Credit
21MSST011 SEED PHYSIOLOGY 2
21MSST012 SEED PRODUCTIVITY IN FIELD CROPS 2
21MSST013 SEED ENTOMOLOGY 2
Practical
21MSST184 SEED PHYSIOLOGY 1
21MSST284 SEED PRODUCTIVITY IN FIELD CROPS 1
21MSST285 SEED ENTOMOLOGY 1

MAJOR ELECTIVE

Course Code Course Credit
21MSGPB311 BREEDING FOR LEGUMES, OILSEED AND FIBRE CROPS 2
21MSGPB312 BREEDING FOR CEREALS, FORAGE AND SUGARCANE 2
21MSGPB321 HETEROSIS BREEDING 2
21MSGPB323 GENE REGULATION AND EXPRESSION 2
Practical
21MSGPB386 BREEDING FOR LEGUMES, OILSEED AND FIBRE CROPS 1
21MSGPB387 BREEDING FOR CEREALS, FORAGE AND SUGARCANE 1

Job Opportunities The Course Might Lead To

Seed Businesses, Plant Breeding Centers, Nurseries, Research Laboratories, Crop Plantation Facilities, Agricultural Research Directories, Agriculture Ministries, Genetic Engineering Firms, Biotechnology Firms, and other employers hire M.Sc. in Genetics and Plant Breeding graduates. They can be recruited as Farm Managers to supervise other staff and oversee the operations on the farm. In SAUs and agriculture universities, they can obtain teaching and research employment. They can pass tests for seed testing and certification officer positions in government agencies.

ADMISSION 2024
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