Programme overview

Ph.D. is an UGC-approved 3-year full-time Ph.D. programme. This Ph.D. 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. A doctoral degree will usually get you a better job with a higher income, more opportunities for growth, more responsibility, and increased reliance. The Doctor of Philosophy programme in Plant Pathology lasts Three years, following which applicants have numerous further choices in organisations, including Teaching and research studies. The programme emphasises research and laboratory work, and students are expected to conduct independent research, present their findings in scientific publications and conferences, and defend their research in a doctoral dissertation.

  • 3 Years

    Duration of Program

  • Doctorate

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Advanced research skills
Comprehensive knowledge of plant diseases
Interdisciplinary approach
Career opportunities
Contribution to society

How will you benefit

A Doctorate 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.
The programme will teach students how to recognise and identify major clinical issues in tropical and temperate locations, as well as the underlying ecological and economic factors.
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.

What will you study

Pathogens, Management, Identification, Epidemiology, and Aetiology

Plant Pathology, its Ethics, Safety, and Practise

Plant Pathology and Agritech Innovations

Pesticide Impact, Crop Protection, and Disease Organisms

  • PO1: To identify and mass multiply beneficial microorganisms for sustainable agriculture.
  • PO2: To emphasise disease epidemiology and the development of disease forecasting models.
  • PO3: To impart training on various methods and laboratory techniques and familiarise themselves with instruments for the in-depth study of agriculturally important microorganisms.

  • PSO1: Disease detection to avoid large crop losses.
  • PSO2: Development of disease management strategies for effective, economic, and eco-friendly management of the crop using IDM tools
  • PSO3: Modelling of different diseases for early detection.
  • PSO4: Development of skills in mushroom cultivation for entrepreneurial activity.
  • PSO5: Mass multiplication of beneficial microorganisms for sustainable agriculture, which also provides entrepreneurship.
  • PSO6: Encourages higher studies and is helpful for solving plant protection issues at the field level.

  • PEO1: Dissertation research in the laboratory, greenhouse, or field
  • PEO2: Preliminary exam
  • PEO3: Various courses in the programme of study
  • PEO4: Cell function and responses to the environment
  • PEO5: Developmental biology and signalling
  • PEO6: Genetics and epigenetics
  • PEO7: Ecosystem function and conservation
  • PEO8: Evolution and diversity
  • PEO9:Microbiology and biotic interactions
  • PEO 10: Plant pathology and epidemiology
  • PEO 11: Systems and mathematical biology
  • PEO 12: Enhancing photosynthesis
  • PEO 13: Biotechnology and engineering
  • PEO 14: Specialist training in experimental or theoretical methods
  • PEO 15: An ability to analyse relevant literature and apply it to the development of innovative research
  • PEO 16: Capacity to develop and apply data abstraction and analytical procedures with an appropriate level of statistical validation
  • PEO 17: Independence in designing and conducting original research and preparing that data in a format suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • PEO 18: Enhanced organisational skills in terms of time management, good laboratory practises, safety, and planning a specific programme of research


  • Advanced Mycology
  • Advanced Virology
  • Advanced Bacteriology
  • Recent Trends in Biological Control
  • Advanced Insecticide Toxicology
  • Applied regression analysis
  • Library and Information Services
  • Technical Writing and Communications Skill
  • Intellectual Property and Its Management


Assistant Plant Breeder
Assistant Professor Accounts Officer
Assistant Agricultural Research Officer
Field Scientist


Candidates should have a Master's degree in a relevant field, such as plant pathology, Agriculture, Botany, or Biotechnology, with a minimum of 55% marks.

GEN.-55%  ST, SC, OBC-55%

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