The Department runs a two year M.Sc. degree course spread over four semesters. It also runs research programs leading to M.Phil or Ph.D. degrees.
Students are admitted to the M.Sc. course on the basis of their scores in an entrance examination conducted by the department and their scores in the B.Sc. course. During the first year of M.Sc. the students are taught core courses in Botany. During the 3rd and 4th semesters, students undertake optional courses and specialization courses besides a few core courses. The M.Sc. students also carry out a project during the last two semesters. Examinations for M.Sc students are held as per the Credit System rules laid down by the University and involve continuous assessment (Internal Assessment) and a term-end examination in each semester.
M.Phil and Ph.D. courses
The Department has research programs leading to the award of M.Phil and Ph.D degrees. Students are admitted on the basis of their scores in the entrance tests or if they have qualified any of the National or State level Eligibility tests (NET, SET, GATE). They have to undergo course work for about 6 months after which they work on their dissertations or theses.