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Tribhuvan University has been running M.Sc Botany program in its Central Department of Botany and other constituent/affiliated colleges. The university has already produced about 2500 M.Sc. botany graduate.
The two year M. Sc. program is divided in to 4 semesters, each of six month duration with final examination at the end of each semester. In each semester, the students have to appear in two internal assessments.
The eligible criterion for admission in M.Sc in Botany is B.Sc. Botany or equivalent degree from the recognized universities. Enrollment of the students will be based on the merit list and which is calculated as:
Marks secured on the entrance examination (80%)
Aggregate marks in their B.Sc. (20%).
M.Sc. Botany encompasses both coursework and research (in the form of dissertation). The first and second semesters involve mainly coursework (both theory and practical) and the third semester involves a component of fundamentals of research for the preliminary research preparation in addition to the special coursework. The fourth semester involves coursework in research methodology and dissertation work. The complete course accounts for 62 credit hours. The outline of the course is given below:
Bot. 511 (Th.), 512 (Pr.): Bacteria, Virus, Lichen and Fungi
Bot. 513 (Th.), 514 (Pr.): Algae
Bot. 515 (Th.), 516 (Pr.): Bryophyte
Bot. 517 (Th.), 518 (Pr.): Pteridophytes
Bot. 519 (Th.), 520 (Pr.): Gymnosperm and Paleobotany
Detail course of first semester can be downloaded from here
Bot. 521 (Th.), 522 (Pr.): Taxonomy of Angiosperms
Bot. 523 (Th.), 524 (Pr.): Ecology
Bot. 525 (Th.), 526 (Pr.): Physiology
Bot. 527 (Th.), 528 (Pr.): Cytology and Genetics
Bot. 529: Seminar + Term paper + Field work.
Detail course of second semester can be downloaded from here
Group A: Ecology and Resource Management
Group B: Plant Systematics and Biodiversity Conservation
Group C: Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Group D: Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology
Bot. 661: Research Methodology I (Theory)
Bot. 662: Dissertation Proposal and Seminar
Detail course of third semester can be downloaded from here.
Bot. 671 (Th.), 672 (Pr.): Research Methodology II
Bot. 673: Dissertation Work
Detail course of forth semester can be downloaded from here.