IGNOU : BSc Botony (Major),Course,Admission,Eligibility

IGNOU : BSc Botony (Major),Course,Admission,Eligibility

You can get the Prospectus  from the Registrar (SR&E), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 and from Regional Centres, Study Centres, and IGNOU ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND ASSAM RIFLES Recognised Regional Centres. or you can download IGNOU Common Prospectus from our website or IGNOU official website.



For Eligibility details, Please contact your nearest IGNOU regional Centre


Course Fee: Rs. 2,800

Note: The University will keep changing the fee from time to time and one will have to find out the details from the Study Centre/Regional Centre.

Additional fee charges may apply as per University norms


Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years


Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


For BSc (Major) in Botany, Elective Courses worth 48 credits in Life Sciences [LSE-01 to LSE-08(L) worth 32 credits] and a package of courses [LSE-12, 13, 14(L) worth 16 credits] should be completed.
Syllabus : (Physics || Chemistry || Maths || Life Sciences)
Programme Structure
The 96 credits for the B. Sc. Programme are to be spread over three categories of Courses as given below:
Foundation Courses -24 Credits
Elective Courses – 56 to 64 Credits
Application- Oriented Courses- 8 to 16 Credits
Awareness Course on Environment -Nil
  • Total – 96 Credits
In case, you do not complete various BSc (Major) degrees and complete any other combination of courses from among science elective courses, then you will be awarded a BSc (General) degree.

General Informations


  • Commencement of the Programme:
  • Credit System: The University follows a credit system for its Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Science. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus, a four credit course involves 120 hours of study and an eight credit course involves 240 hours of study. To complete this programme successfully, a student will have to earn 96 credits over a period of 3 to 6 years, depending on his/her convenience. However, he/she will not be allowed to earn more than 32 credits in a year.

The evaluation consists of two components: (1) continuous evaluation through assignments, and (2) term-end examination. Students must pass in both these components of a course to earn the credits assigned to that course. In the final result, the assignments of a theory course carry 30% weightage while 70% weightage is given for the term-end examination. Term-end examinations are held twice a year – in the months of June and December.
Evaluation of laboratory courses: Each and every experiment performed is evaluated. Evaluation of experiments, which are performed under the guidance of the counsellor, constitutes continuous evaluation and carries 70 per cent weightage. On the other hand, the evaluation of unguided assigned experiment(s), performed during the last session of lab course carries 30 per cent weightage and constitutes term-end evaluation.

Courses :

CourseCodeCourse NameCredits
 FEG-01 Foundation Course in English-1 Or Foundation Course in Hindi-2 4
 FST-01 Foundation Course in Science and Technology 8
 BHDF-01 Foundation Course in Hindi 4
 FHS-1 Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences 8
 FEG-02 Foundation Course in English 4
 Any one of the following Courses: .
 FGB-01 Foundation Course in Bengali 4
 FGT 1 Foundation Course in Gujarati 4
 FKD-1 Foundation Course in Kannada 4
 FML-1 Foundation Course in Malayalam 4
 FMT-1 Foundation Course in Marathi 4
 FOR-1 Foundation Course in Oriya 4
 FPB-1 Foundation Course in Punjabi 4
 FTM-1 Foundation Course in Tamil 4
 FTG-1 Foundation Course in Telugu 4
 FUD-1 Foundation Course in Urdu 4
 FAS-01 Foundation Course in Assamese 4
 FEG-2 Foundation Course in English-2 4
 FHD-1 Foundation Course in Hindi-1 4
 BSKF-01 Foundation Course in Sanskrit 4
 Elective Courses of Life Sciences .
 LSE-01 Cell Biology 4
 LSE-02 Ecology 4
 LSE-03 Genetics 4
 LSE-04(L) Laboratory Course-I 4
 LSE-05 Physiology 4
 LSE-06 Developmental Biology 4
 LSE-07 Taxonomy and Evolution 4
 LSE-08(L) Laboratory Course-II 4
 LSE-09 Animal Diversity-I 6
 LSE-10 Animal Diversity-II 6
 LSE-11(L) Animal Diversity Lab 4
 LSE-12 Plant Diversity-I 6
 LSE-13 Plant Diversity-II 6
 LSE-14(L) Plant Diversity Lab 4
 Elective Courses of Physics .
 PHE-01 Elementary Mechanics 2
 PHE-02 Oscillations and Waves 2
 BPHL-103 Physics Laboratory-I 4
 PHE-04 Mathematical Methods in Physics-I 2
 PHE-05 Mathematical Methods in Physics-II 2
 PHE-06 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 4
 PHE-07 Electric and Magnetic Phenomena 4
 PHE-08(L) Physics Laboratory-II 4
 PHE-09 Optics. 4
 PHE-10 Electrical Circuits and Electronics 4
 PHE-11 Modern Physics 4
 PHE-12(L) Physics Laboratory-III 4
 PHE-13 Physics of Solids 4
 PHE-14 Mathematical Methods in Physics-III 4
 PHE-15 Astronomy and Astrophysics 4
 PHE-16 Communication Physics 4
 Elective Courses of Chemistry .
 CHE-01 Atoms and Molecules 2
 CHE-02 Inorganic Chemistry 4
 CHE-03(L) Chemistry Lab-1 2
 CHE-04 Physical Chemistry 4
 CHE-05 Organic Chemistry 4
 CHE-06 Organic Reaction Mechanism 4
 CHE-07(L) Chemistry Lab-II 2
 CHE-08(L) Chemistry Lab-III 2
 CHE-09 Bio chemistry 4
 CHE-10 Spectroscopy 4
 CHE-11(L) Chemistry Lab-IV 4
 CHE-12(L) Chemistry Lab-V 4
 MTE-03# Mathematical Methods 4
 Elective Courses of Mathematics .
 MTE-01 Calculus 4
 MTE-02 Linear Algebra 4
 MTE-04 Elementary Algebra 2
 MTE-05 Analytical Geometry 2
 MTE-06 Abstract Algebra 4
 MTE-07 Advanced Calculus 4
 MTE-08 Differential Equations 4
 MTE-09 Real Analysis 4
 MTE-10 Numerical Analysis 4
 MTE-11 Probability and Statistics 4
 MTE-12 Linear Programming 4
 MTE-13 Discrete Mathematics 4
 MTE-14 Mathematical Modelling 4
 MTE-03# Mathematical Methods 4
 Application-Oriented Courses
 AFW-E Feature Writing (English) 4
 AFW (H) Feature Lekhan (Hindi) 4
 AWR-E Writing for Radio (English) 4
 AWR-H Radio Lekhan (Hindi) 4
 ATR-1 Translation (English 4 cr. + Hindi 4 cr.) 8
 ACC-1 Organizing Childcare Services 8
 ANC-1 Nutrition for the Community 8
 AHE-01 Human Environment (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Project) 8
 AMK-1* Marketing 4
 AED-1* Export Procedures and Documentation 4
 AOM-1* Office Organization & Management 4
 ASP-1* Secretarial Practice 4
 AMT-01 Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Project) 8
 ACS-1 Consumer Studies 8
 CTE-3 Teaching Strategies 8
 CTE-4 Teaching English – Elementary School To be taken 8
 CTE-5 Teaching English – Secondary School (with CTE-3 take any one either CTE-4 or CTE-5) 4
 AST-01** Statistical Techniques 4
 AOR-01** Operations Research 4
 AEC-01*** Environmental Chemistry (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Labwork) 8
 APM-01**** Integrated Pest Management (6 cr. Theory + 2 cr. Project) 8
 NEV-001 Introduction to Environment 0

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