- Synthesis of new pesticides
- Integrated Pest Management: use of Biocontrol agent
- Plant Pathology and Micronutrients research for pest management
- Isolation of botanical pesticides
- Soil Science
About M.Sc. Course
It is now accepted that along with the teaching of conventional courses of pure sciences, the graduates must get training in technology oriented and interdisciplinary subjects and application aspects. Shivaji University in its thirties has undertaken such a venture and as the beginning of a new era, a postgraduate M.Sc. course in Agrochemicals and Pest Management which has been introduced from June 1993 in the School of Applied Sciences, In addition to this, the University has also started M.phil, Ph.D.courses under the said subject, so that enventional research is oriented towards application.
The M.Sc. Course is of two years split into four semesters. It comprises of sixteen theory Papers, eight courses on practical and field experience/industry experience and survey.
Eligibility For Admission to M.Sc. Course
Admission to the course is open only to the candidates possessing B.Sc. Degree with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Horticulture, Plant protection or Bio-Chemistry as the principal subject. However, one must be chemistry and one must be Botany, Zoology or Microbiology out of four Subjects as principal and subsidiary subjects. Candidates securing at least 50% marks at degree level are only eligible.
As the course is run on a self supporting basis, a course fee of Rs.15, 085/-(fifteen thousand eighty five only) per year is charged as tuition fee. Fees paid are refundable with deductions as per university rules for self-supporting courses in case students leave or change the University.
Number of Seats
Number of candidates admitted to the course at M.Sc. is 25 only. [Open: 50%; Sc: 13%; ST: 7%; VJ(A): 3%; NT(B): 2.5%; NT(C): 3.5%; NT (D): 2%; OBC: 19%; Other Univ.10%]
All eligible applicants are required to appear for an entrance examination at their own cost. It is based on written test.
Nature of Entrance Examination
There will be common entrance examination for Agrochemicals and Pest Management, Environmental science. However fees are charged separately based on the examination is conducted. Based on scientific background at B.Sc. enclosed in the prospectus based on Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Plant protection, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Horticulture. Merit list based on score points is displayed on the board.
Nature of the Entrance Test: Total marks: 100.Total Questions: 100, of multiple choices. Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
M.Sc. Entrance Examination Syllabus
The syllabus for the entrance examination is based on the syllabus of qualifying degree. the weightage will be 10%for I year,10%for II year, and 80% for III years. For the preparation of merit list 50% weightage is given to the entrance test and 50%weightage to the B.Sc part III performance. In case of other university students the admission will be on the basis of entrance examination only.
There shall be 4 theory lectures per week for each paper. Practical shall be of 3 hours duration for four days a week. Projects/term papers/seminars/Apprenticeship/Field visits/Study tours/work experience-either tobe completed during spare hours. All expenses are to be borne by the candidate himself/herself at the time of in plant industrial training. However, normal laboratory, workshop and available library facilities may be provided by the University.
Special Infrastructure Facilities
Research Publication of the Department/Faculties
Research publication : 63
No. of Ph.D. :09 & M.Phil : 02
90% in Industry: Campus Interviews on the behalf of the following companies.
Salient Feature : Teaching and research collaboration with following
Contributory teachers : Professor - 08, Associate professor - 02, Assistant professor -05, Teaching assistant-01
|Prof. M.A. Anuse||Professor|
|Prof. B.A. Hegde||Professor|
|Prof. S.R. Patil||Professor|
|Prof. T.V. Sathe||Professor|
|Prof. B.A. Karadge||Professor|
|Dr. T.G. Nagaraja||Associate Professor|
|Dr. Anil Jagatap||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. S. H. Patil||Assistant Professor|
|Mr. A. M. Bhosale||Contributory Teacher|
|Mr. P. P. Patil||Contributory Teacher|
Department of Agrochemicals and pest Management.
Shivaji University, Kolhapur-416004
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