Programme overview

The M.Sc. Programme is an UGC-approved, 2-year, full-time postgraduate programme. This M.Sc. programme at Rabindranath Tagore University aims to offer significant flexibility and diversity for students. This programme allows students to study one or more Plant Protection areas of their interest. The Plant Pathology degree is mostly comprised of research and the publication of your findings in an international journal. Your master's degree will usually get you a better job with a higher income, more opportunities for growth, more responsibility, and increased reliance. The Master of Science programme in Plant Pathology lasts two years, following which applicants have numerous further choices in organisations, including research studies.

  • 2 Years

    Duration of Program

  • PG

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Teaching and Research include Diagnostic field visits.
Disease diagnostic service to the farmer’s
Extension functionaries.
Practical learning, and the laboratories work focus
Well-versed library

How will you benefit

A Master's Degree will expand your employment opportunities in marketing, sales, administration, management, research, teaching, and technical assistance.
The Master of Science in Plant Pathology programme prepares students for doctoral study.
Students interested in integrated crop management, pest management, general plant pathology, or nematology, as well as postgraduate research, will benefit from the Plant Pathology programme.
Agricultural and forest services, agricultural, horticultural, and forest research institutions, universities, commercial organisations in the agrochemical sector, overseas aid programmes, international NGOs, environmental groups, local governments, and p

What will you study

It encompasses fundamental biology as well as applied agricultural sciences.

Studying plant-pathogen interactions for agri-practice.

Microbe-plant interactions inform disease control innovation.

Diverse pathogens lead to biotic diseases.

  • PO1: Enriched knowledge on recent developments in soil and crop management with respect to improvement and productivity, water and nutrient management and their interaction with an integrated approach, and disease and pest management in an integrated manner The economic indices of the package of practises developed and their transfer to farmers make the students eligible for advanced studies at the doctoral level.
  • PO2: With specialised knowledge in a particular discipline of agricultural sciences, the students are worth being absorbed into different fields of academics, research, and extension under different organisations.
  • PO3: Agriculture being an applied science, the skills developed in the fields of crop improvement, crop production, crop protection, and social science fields make the students an asset for taking up the assignments both at the organisational and field level.
  • PO4: The knowledge, skills, and expertise gained during the `study of the course curriculum provide an opportunity to take up entrepreneurship holistically as a joint venture.

  • PSO1: To diagnose diseases of different crops and identify their possible causes.
  • PSO2: To formulate management strategies for effective and eco-friendly disease management.
  • PSO3: To identify and mass multiply beneficial microorganisms for sustainable agriculture.
  • PSO4: To emphasise disease epidemiology and the development of disease forecasting models.
  • PSO5: To impart training on various methods and laboratory techniques and familiarise themselves with instruments for the in-depth study of agriculturally important microorganisms.

  • PEO1: Biological control companies- Important Bio Pesticide Companies in India where students can pursue their careers are Agromore (P) Limited, Agrosynth Chemicals Limited, Barrix Agro Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bethal Products Pvt. Ltd., Bio Pest Management Pvt. Ltd., Bio State, Cropex Pvt. Ltd., and Geolife Agritech India Pvt. Ltd.
  • PEO2: USDA-Agricultural Research Service- The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal in-house research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS is one of four agencies in the USDA's Research, Education, and Economics mission area. ARS is charged with extending the nation's scientific knowledge and solving agricultural problems through its four national programme areas: nutrition, food safety, and quality; animal production and protection; natural resources and sustainable agricultural systems; and crop production and protection. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority.
  • PEO3: EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the protection of human health and the environment. EPA provides technical assistance to support recovery planning for public health and infrastructure, such as waste water treatment plants.
  • PEO4: Environmental, agricultural, and patent law firms- Students will be ready for employment in functional areas like environmental, agricultural, and patent law firms.


  • Mycology
  • Plant Virology
  • Principles of Plant Pathology
  • Detection and Diagnosis of Plant Diseases
  • Disease Resistance in Plants
  • Classification of Insects
  • Principles of Integrated Pest Management
  • Statistical Methods and applied sciences
  • Library and information services
  • Technical writing & communication skills
  • Intellectual property its management in Agriculture


Assistant Plant Breeder
Field Scientist
Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology Manager


B.Sc. in relevant field (agriculture, horticulture, forestry, or Biology)

Any other relevant equivalent degree,50% minimum a...

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