M.Sc.- Plant Breeding and Genetics

M.Sc.- Plant Breeding and Genetics

M.Sc. in Plant Breeding and Genetics is a two-year postgraduate 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, M.Sc. in Plant Breeding and Genetics 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 plant breeding course, M.Sc. in Plant Breeding & Genetics at DBUU, 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 M.Sc. in Plant Breeding and Genetics course. 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

  • 17+ 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

Duration & Eligibility

2 Years

Graduation in courses like Horticulture, Forestry, or Agriculture from a recognized university. The student must also have a minimum of 50% marks in their graduation

Fee Structure

Course Fee Structure

Course Total Fees
Academic fee ( Per semester) ₹ 30,000/-

One Time Fee Structure

Application Fees ₹ 1,200 (Non-Refundable)
Admission Fees ₹ 5,000 (Non-Refundable)
Caution Money ₹ 1,500 (Refundable)
University Enrolment Fees ₹ 2,000 (Non-Refundable)

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

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 2022
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Admission 2022-23