About the Programme
The M.Sc. Plant Genomics Course provides an insight into the genome and its characterization, variations and regulatory mechanisms in plants to apply in breeding programs.
Plant Genomics (Genome+Omics) is the study of genome/genes involved to determine various traits in plants for crop improvement towards higher yield, resistance to abiotic stress (salt, drought, submergence, etc) and biotic stress (pest-pathogen attack). Application based advanced technologies like Next Generation Sequencing, Genome Editing - CRISPR, Allele Mining, etc., are the key tools for molecular based crop improvement in Genomics.
- The aim and objective of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the principles and practice of basic and advanced Genetics and Genomics allowing them to understand and interpret genomic data. The objectives is to prepare the students to adapt to the research environment and understand how projects are executed in a research laboratory.
- Identifying various omics approaches and their role in understanding plant function. Design and develop experiments to understand and manipulate plant function. They can get job opportunities in agribusiness, private companies, industries, universities and research laboratories.
- They can pursue higher studies and research in the field of plant genomics.