Master in Medicinal Plant Science (MMPS), is a two years postgraduate medicine degree course of study in India. The study emphasis on the development of medicinal plants functional food, from identifying the bioactive components in the laboratory, and new medicines are nutritional food.
The study generate skilled manpower to meet the present and future requirement of human resources in the field of medicinal plants resources development and also provide distinctive training and education of all aspects of medicinal plants and candidates become able to apply the biological knowledge to find solution which secures ally sound plant production for food, feed, energy, human health, etc.
The course of study is suitable for those candidates wants to increase their knowledge for accelerating their career by exploring and acquire a critical understanding of Medicinal Plant Science. The course of study is designed to provide in-depth knowledge, information, techniques and about the activities associated with Medicinal Plant Science, in a comprehensive manner. The study is focused on theoretical and practical aspects and principles techniques in an academic discipline such as The introduction of Medicinal Plant, Medicinal Plant Cultivation, Phyto - Pharmaceutical Studies, Conservation, Distribution of Medicinal Plant, Phytochemistry, Medicinal Plant Resource Management, quality Control of Medicinal Plant, Extraction and Marketing of Medicinal Plant.
The candidate has to complete Bachelor Degree in Bachelor of science (B.Sc), or any other Bachelor Degree with relevant subjects like Botany & Zoology or equivalent examination, with minimum aggregate 55% marks, such candidates are eligible to take admission in Master’s degree study program.
This course requires study requires 2 years of the time period in India, It’s a Full Time professional degree course, but some candidates use part time, correspondence education program and also go for distance learning, study option to earn this degree.
After the successful completion of this course, candidates can also pursue the higher studies and do M.Phil in Medicinal Plant Science, Ph.D. (Doctorate in Medicinal Plant Science), and specialization or research oriented work in their respective field.
The Master degree holder have excellent career opportunities in Colleges & Universities also in Agricultural Sector.
After the successful completion of the course, one can be recognized as Researcher, Scientist (Medicinal Plant) / Bio-Plant Operator and able to work as Plant Sap Rating Coordinator, Manager (Plant Personnel), Plant Breeder Scientist Officer, Professor (Genetic Resources), Material Science Manager, Food Scientist, Assistant Technologist, Assistant Sensory Scientist, etc.
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