M.Sc. Agriculture in
Genetics and Plant Breeding

Agriculture M.Sc. Genetics and Plant Breeding

A 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 excellence
  • 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 & Duration

  • Duration : 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 Fee
Academic fee ( Per Sem) ₹ 40,000/-

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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Program 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

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.

Job Opportunities