MSc Botany degree at Shoolini University is dedicated to the scientific study of plants, including lichens, fungi, bacteria and viruses. The objective of this course is to build a strong background in plant biodiversity, ecology, physiology, and cell molecular biology, cytogenetics, biochemistry, biotechnology, reproductive biology, morphogenesis and anatomy, metabolism of biomolecules and immunology, fungi and microbes. The results of botanical research increase and improve our supply of medicines, fibers, building materials, foods and other plant products.

Students at Shoolini University enjoy state-of-the-art infrastructure, including labs and a well-equipped online library, is available to equip students with the right skills.

Most of the faculty is an alumnus of global universities like Oxford, NIH, NCI, Johns Hopkins Medical School, as well as some of the top universities of India like IISc, JNU, DU, and ZSI. Many faculty members regularly receive grants from National and International funding agencies.

Some students have also received a JRF of Rs 30,000 per month.

Key areas of research

Diversity of Vascular and Non-Vascular Plants | Advanced Plant Systematics | Plant Physiology | Plant Pathology and Microbiology | Cell Biology and Genetics | Ecology | Biostatistics | Environmental Sciences | Developmental Biology | Plant Biotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture | Evolutionary Biology | Biochemistry | Recombinant DNA technology and Bioinformatics | Advances in Molecular Biology 

Career Opportunities in MSc Botany

  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Scientist
  • Microbiologist 
  • Geneticist
  • Environmentalist 
  • Biodiversity expert
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Biochemist

Semester I 1 Advances in Ecological Aspects 4 Foundation
2 Thallophytes and Their Sustainable Utilisation 4 Core
3 Phytopathology and Infectious Plant Diseases 3 Core
4 Student have to select one subject from the list of discipline specific electives 3 Elective
5 Herbarium 1 Skill
6 SPRINT-I 1 Skill
7 Research 2 Skill
Total 18  
Semester II 1 Cell Biology & Genetics 4 Foundation
2 Diversity of Vascular Plants 4 Core
3 Plant Biotechnology & Plant Tissue Culture 4 Core
4 Student have to select one subject from the list of discipline specific electives 4 Elective
5 Herbarium 1 Life Skill
6 SPRINT-II 1 Life Skill
7 Research 2 Life Skill
Total 19  
Semester III 1 Biochemistry and Defense Mechanisms 4 Foundation
2 Biomechanisms in Plants 4 Core
3 Students have to select one subject from the list of discipline specific electives 3 Elective
4 SPRINT-III 2 Life skill
5 Research 2 Life skill
Total  15  
Semester IV 1 Advanced Plant Systematics  4 Foundation
2 Advances in Molecular Biology  4 Core
3 Students have to select one subject from the list of discipline specific electives 3 Elective
4 SPRINT-IV 2 Life skill
5 Research 3 Life skill
Total 16  
Total Credits (18+19+15+16) 68  
Discipline Specific Electives
Paleobotany and Palynology  
Genetics: Base of Evolutionary Pattern
Biodiversity and conservation
Stress Physiology
Floriculture and Landscaping
Mushroom Cultivation
Nursery Technology
Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Mycology and Plant Pathology
Biomolecular Techniques 
Instrumentation Methods and Analysis

JM Julka
JM JulkaProfessor
Pardeep Singh
Pardeep SinghProfessor
Pankaj Raizada
Pankaj RaizadaAssociate Professor
Amit Kumar
Amit KumarAssociate Professor
Rachna Verma
Rachna VermaAssociate Professor
Rakesh Kumar Shukla
Rakesh Kumar ShuklaAssociate Professor
Ruhi Thakur
Ruhi ThakurAssistant Professor
Amita Kumari
Amita KumariAssistant Professor
RadhaAssistant Professor
Mamta Shandilya
Mamta ShandilyaAssistant Professor
Anirban Saha
Anirban SahaAssistant Professor
Pawan Kumar
Pawan KumarAssistant Professor
Pooja Dhiman
Pooja DhimanAssistant Professor
Rohit Jasrotia
Rohit JasrotiaAssistant Professor
Pooja Shandilya
Pooja ShandilyaAssistant Professor
Sunil Kumar Sharma
Sunil Kumar SharmaAssistant Professor
Sunil Puri
Sunil PuriProfessor

Frequently Asked Questions

Shoolini University has experienced research-oriented faculty from top national and international institutions such as Oxford, (USA), NIH (USA), and IISc Bangalore. Their life learnings also form a part of the grooming process of budding scientists.

What are the future opportunities after completing MSc in Botany (Research) from Shoolini University?

This degree prepares students for jobs in various domains such as Research, Healthcare, Environment Management, Museums, Chemical Manufacturing and much more.

Our students get the opportunity to learn from and interact with the topmost experts in their respective fields of expertise. They are encouraged to participate in talks, excursions and exchange programs with reputed universities abroad to keep abreast of the latest findings in their areas of research.

Yes, Shoolini has state-of-the-art infrastructure, including laboratories where students get the opportunity to perform research experiments. Our focus is on innovation in research and application. This helps our students to think outside the box and conduct new and cutting-edge research in biology and environmental sciences.

Our fully functional Placement Cell, run by experts, has tie-ups with industry giants who visit the Shoolini campus during Placement Week for on-the-spot placements. Our 'Mission 130' aims at 100 per cent employability of students with 30 per cent in top companies.

Yes, we have a strong alumni network. The Shoolini Alumni Association organises an alumni meet every year where alumni share knowledge and expertise with current students. We also invite notable alumni for expert talks.

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Course Details

  • Eligibility: BSc/ B Tech with Botany as one of the subjects with minimum 60% marks

  • Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT)

  • Duration: 2 years

  • Semester Fee

    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 60000
    Others : 75000

Admissions Open: 2023


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