Programme overview

Students in a PhD in Botany programme are required to produce a thesis or dissertation that presents their original research findings. This document must be defended in front of a faculty committee. Graduates with a Ph.D. in botany can work in various fields, such as academia, government agencies, and the private sector. They can work as research scientists, university professors, environmental consultants, conservation biologists, and more.

  • 3-6 Years

    Duration of Program

  • Doctoral

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Well-qualified and highly experienced research guides
Advanced Research
well-versed library
Well-equipped Laboratory
Placement and Advisory Services

How will you benefit

Ph.D. in Botany prepares students for research, teaching, and publishing in the field.
Develops critical thinking and analytical skills.
Promotes the importance of professional ethics.
Offers pathways to work in government agencies and related sectors.

What will you study

Ph.D. in Botany is a minimum three-year doctoral program in plant science.

Focuses on research-based study of plants.

Examines plants' survival and their interactions with the environment.

Involves in-depth exploration of plant biology and related areas.

  • PO1 - The Ph.D. course work in botany is framed to inculcate the research scholars with basic, applied, and instrumental knowledge associated with plant science.
  • PO2 - Students will be equipped with background information on the status and innovation of research work and future perspectives on the selected topics of research.

  • PO3 - Students would be taught different aspects of the importance of literature reviews, accessing scientific databases, laboratory safety, and a code of conduct with the view of preparing them for taking up research problems.
  • PO4 - Students would be made aware of research ethics, scientific temper, intellectual property rights, and a code of conduct for pursuing a career in research and development.

  • PO5 - Students would be taught about the different instrumentation techniques, statistical tools, and bioinformatics tools so that they could apply these in their field of research depending on their requirements.

  • PSO1- Scholar will have elementary knowledge about the different disciplines of the subject.
  • PSO2- Scholar will be able to utilise their knowledge of using instruments and other analytical techniques to solve their research problems.
  • PSO3 - Scholar will be aware of the consequences of deviating from the standard code of conduct in research laboratories, including plagiarism, paraphrasing, ethical aspects, and so on.
  • PSO4 - Scholar will be able to access and extract the desired information from the different scientific databases and resources.
  • PSO5 - Scholar will be able to read and write good scientific papers.

  • PEO1 - Articulate and apply basic principles related to techniques and equipment used in botanical investigation.
  • PEO2 - Critically analyze data and use results to evaluate hypotheses in the context of primary literature.
  • PEO3 - Formulate hypotheses informed by primary literature and test them using appropriate experimental and observational approaches.
  • PEO4 - Prepare and give a written or oral presentation, using data that synthesizes information from multiple sources including primary scientific literature.


  • Research Work


Plant Biochemist


Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. Botany or equivalent in relevant subjects with minimum 55% aggregates or equivalent grades as prescribed by UGC to qualify for the RNTU Ph.D. entrance test and interview.

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