MSc in Plant Pathology

Minimum Admission Requirement
The applicants for Master of Science in Plant Pathology are supposed to fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Need to have completed academic requirements for Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Plant Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, Crop Sciences, Forestry, Biology or other related fields from an accredited higher learning institutions

  2. Must pass an entrance examination prepared by the college which will be based on the background of the candidate
  3. Must be supported by at least three letters of recommendation preferably from the applicant’s undergraduate instructors, employers and professional associations

  4. Produce letter indicating sponsorship for their research work or sign an agreement if self sponsored

  5. A student who is believed to be deficient in certain courses may be requested to take additional undergraduate courses.

Graduation Requirement
The MSc degree in Plant Pathology is awarded to candidates, who have satisfied the general graduation requirements of the university (JU), passed in all examinations on courses in the program and successfully defended the thesis. Students must take minimum credit hours set by the university and must accumulate CGPA of 3.00.

Duration of the Study
The master’s program shall normally take two academic years for completion. A candidate may be allowed to continue for up to a maximum of four years if it can be shown that the extension is required by force and if it is recommended by the DGC and FAC. A candidate taking more than normal two year duration for completion of the program shall fulfill the special conditions set by the SGS.

Course Distribution by Year and Semester

Year I-Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.Hrs

PLPA 501

Design and Analysis of Agricultural Experiments

3

PLPA 511

Cropping Systems and Crop Ecology (E)

2

PLPA 521

Host-Pathogen Interaction and Breeding for Disease Resistance

3

PLPA 531

Plant Bacteriology and Virology

3

PLPA 541

Agricultural Mycology

2

PLPA 551

Agricultural Meteorology (E)

2

PLPA 561

Biological Control (E)

2

PLPA 571

Plant Disease Epidemiology

2

Total 13/15

Year I-Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.Hrs

PLPA 502

Agricultural Pesticides & Environmental Safety Issues

3

PLPA 512

Integrated Pest Management

2

PLPA 532

Post Harvest Disease Management

2

PLPA 542

Agricultural Nematology

2

PLPA 552

Seed Pathology (E)

2

PLPA 562

Conventional & Molecular Methods in Plant Disease Diagnosis

2

PLPA 572

Graduate Seminar on Current Topics in Plant Pathology

1

PLPA 582

Community Based Training Program

3

Total 15/17

E = Elective courses; students are expected to take at least one elective course

Year II Semester I and II


Course Code

Course Title

Cr.Hrs

PLPA 611

M.Sc Thesis Research

6

Total 6