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M.Sc.- Plant Pathology

M.Sc.- Plant Pathology

Master's in Plant Pathology is a two-year programme designed to provide students with a scientific understanding as well as broad knowledge of plant condition management and diagnosis techniques. Plant Pathology course also provides knowledge in mushroom cultivation and biological control for new businesses. Aspirants will comprehend and analyze current concerns and occurrences in agriculture, as well as how they affect their future careers in agriculture. Candidates will be able to examine and recognize input-output relationships in the field of agriculture in order to reach lucrative and effective conclusions.

Department of Agriculture at Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University offers M.Sc. in Plant Pathology program that aims to teaches applicants how to recognize the many manifestations of diverging disease management, treatment, and plant diseases via the use of chemicals. Students with a Master's Degree in Plant Pathology are constantly in demand in private, semi-government, and government organizations. Aspirants with a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology would be able to obtain high- paying positions as Scientists at the Department of Plant Protection.

Salient Features

  • 18+ 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 2023!!

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

Eligibility & Fee Details

Duration & Eligibility

2 Years

The candidate must be graduate 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) Caution Money (Refundable after completion of programme) University Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)
₹ 1,500 ₹ 6,500 ₹ 1,500 ₹ 2,000
Exam fees ( Per Semester) 4,500/-
Annual Charges (Per Year) 3,500/-

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Programme Educational Objectives (PEO's)


PEO-1 Instil knowledge and abilities in recognizing the negative effects of plant diseases on crops
PEO-2 The ability to comprehend the host-pathogen interaction in terms of plant disease
PEO-3 Provide information to react to the demands of integrated disease management consistently and systematically
PEO-4 Come up with new ways to improve the efficiency of input utilization

Program Specific Objectives (PSO's)


PSO-1 Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of key facts, concepts, principles, and theories in subject areas
PSO-2 Technical papers, project reports, design documentation, and seminar presentations require communicating effectively in both oral and written environments
PSO-3 Developing the capacity to recognize, examine, comprehend, and evaluate complex problems relating to plant disease management, as well as to create and implement effective solutions and strategies
PSO-4 Using cross-functional information and research tools, assess analytical and scientific decision-making
PSO-5  Instil the importance of research in developing and maintaining state-of-the-art knowledge in diverse agricultural technologies. Acquire the ability to build, create, and change systems to satisfy desired goals while remaining within reasonable restrictions
PSO-6 Apply ethical concepts, adhere to professional obligations and norms in scientific activity, and learn about intellectual property rights, standards, and legislation in agricultural and related industries

Program Grid Structure

Semester's

Semester 1

Course Code Course Credit
21MSPP101 INTRODUCTORY MYCOLOGY 2
21MSPP102 PLANT VIROLOGY 2
21MSPP103 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 2
21MENT00X MINOR ELECTIVE-1 2
21MSTAT111 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR APPLIED SCIENCES 2
21MPGS111 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & ITS MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE 1
Practical
21MSPP181 INTRODUCTORY MYCOLOGY 1
21MSPP182 PLANT VIROLOGY 1
21MSPP183 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 1
21MENT181 LAB BASED ON MINOR ELECTIVE 1
21MPGS181 LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES 1
TOTAL 16

Semester 2

Course Code Course Credit
21MSPP201 PLANT BACTERIOLOGY 2
21MSPP202 SEED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY 2
21MSPP203 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2
21MENT01X MINOR ELECTIVE-2 2
21MSTAT211 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 2
21MPGS211 AGRICULTURE RESEARCH, RESEARCH ETHICS & RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 1
21MAUT181 DISASTER MANAGEMENT 1
Practical
21MSPP281 PLANT BACTERIOLOGY 1
21MSPP282 SEED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY 1
21MSPP283 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 1
21MENT281 LAB BASED ON MINOR ELECTIVE 1
TOTAL 16

Semester 3

Course Code Course Credit
21MSPP301 CHEMICAL IN PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2
21MSPP302 INTEGRATED DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2
21MSPP303 DETECTION &DIAGNOSIS OF PLANT DISEASES 2
21MSPP31X MAJOR ELECTIVE-1 2
21MSPP32X MAJOR ELECTIVE-2 2
Practical
21MSPP381 CHEMICAL IN PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 1
21MSPP382 INTEGRATED DISEASE MANAGEMENT 1
21MSPP383 LAB BASED ON ELECTIVE MAJOR 1
21MSPP384 MASTER SEMINAR 1
21MSPP385 MASTER RESEARCH 4
21MPGS381 TECHNICAL WRITING & COMMUNICATION SKILL 1
21MPGS382 BASIC CONCEPT IN LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1
TOTAL 20

Semester 4

Course Code Course Credit
Practical
21MSPP481 THESIS (THESIS & VIVA – VOCE) 16
TOTAL 16
Programme Elective

MINOR ELECTIVE

Course Code Course Credit
21MFSC011 TROPICAL AND DRY LAND FRUIT PRODUCTION 2
21MFSC012 POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY FOR HORTICULTURAL CROPS 2
21MFSC013 SUBTROPICAL AND TEMPERATE FRUIT PRODUCTION 2
21MSAG213 HORMONAL REGULATION OF PLANT GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 2
21MENT011 PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 2
21MENT012 TOXICOLOGY OF INSECTICIDES 2
21MENT013 INSECT PATHOLOGY 2
21MENT014 BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF CROP PEST AND WEEDS 2
Practical
21MFSC181 TROPICAL AND DRY LAND FRUIT PRODUCTION 1
21MFSC281 POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY FOR HORTICULTURAL CROPS 1
21MFSC282 HSUBTROPICAL AND TEMPERATE FRUIT PRODUCTION 1
21MENT181 PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 1
21MENT182 TOXICOLOGY OF INSECTICIDES 1
21MENT281 INSECT PATHOLOGY 1
21MENT282 BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF CROP PEST AND WEEDS 1

MAJOR ELECTIVE

Course Code Course Credit
21MSPP311 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2
21MSPP312 POST HARVEST DISEASE 2
21MSPP313 BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASE 2
21MSPP314 SEED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY 2
21MSPP321 DISEASE OF FIELD AND MEDICINAL CROPS 2
21MSPP322 MUSHROOM PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2
21MSPP323 PLANT QUARANTINE 2
21MSPP324 DISEASE RESISTANCE IN PLANTS 2
Practical
21MSPP386 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 1
21MSPP387 POST HARVEST DISEASE 1
21MSPP388 BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASE 1
21MSPP389 SEED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY 1

Job Opportunities The Course Might Lead To

With the commercialization of agriculture, there are a plethora of career opportunities for M.Sc. Agronomy graduates in both government and private sectors. The various job profiles include:

  • Agrochemical companies
  • Agricultural firm
  • Agricultural consulting companies.
  • Agricultural Research Service.
  • Botanical gardens.
  • Biological control companies.
  • Biotechnology firms.
  • Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service.
ADMISSION 2023
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