M.Sc Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

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M.Sc. Medicinal Plants or Master of Science in Medicinal Plants is a postgraduate course of study in Medicine. This curriculum focuses on the whole process of generating medical plants and functional foods, from field identification through laboratory isolation of bioactive components and creation of novel medications and nutritious meals. The curriculum combines knowledge from the Schools of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Biology, Chemistry, History, and Law, as well as the Faculty of Medical Sciences, to present a unique, interdisciplinary approach to this significant subject area. The M.Sc. Medicinal Plants programme is designed to create trained people to satisfy current and future human resource requirements in the area of medicinal plant resource development, as well as to offer specialised education and training in all aspects of medicinal plants. Candidates interested in furthering their education are also eligible. The course prepares students for further studies such as a Ph.D. It enables the study of individual plants and plant products, from genes to characteristics, genetic resources, quality factors, and postharvest biology, as well as plant functions in connection to agricultural and horticultural production and usage. The course benefits students by allowing them to utilise biological knowledge to develop solutions that ensure ecologically responsible plant production for food, feed, energy, and human health.


Level: Post-Graduate Duration: 2 Years Mode: Full-time Eligibility: B. Sc medicinal and aromatic plants or B.Sc in Botany with a minimum of 55% of marks. Admission is based on merit and entrance exam.


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