Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
I. MAJOR COURSES (22 Credits)
FBT 501 Applied Tree Improvement 2+1
FBT 502 Reproductive Biology of Forest Trees 2+1
FBT 503 Breeding Methods in Forest Trees 2+1
FBT 504 Quantitative Genetics in Tree Breeding 2+1
FBT 505 Clonal Forestry 2+1
FBT 506 Physiology of Woody Plants 2+1
FBT 507 Tree Seed Management 2+1
FBT 512 Forest influences 1+1
                             Major Credits 14+8 = 22
II. MINOR COURSES (any 12 Credits)
FBT 508 Biotechnology in Forestry 2+1
FSA 503 Plantation Forestry Techniques 2+1
FPU 501 Forest Products – Chemistry and Industries 2+1
BIC 501 Plant Biochemistry 2+1
                             Minor Credits 12
STA 501 Applied Statistical Methods 1+1
STA 502 Design of Experiments 1+1
STA 503 Computer Applications in Statistics 0+1
                             Supporting Credits 2+3=5
FBT 591 Master’s  Seminar 1+0
FBT 599 Master’s Research 0+20
                             TOTAL CREDITS (22+12+5+1+20) 60
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
I. MAJOR COURSES (22 Credits)
FSA 501 Silvicultural Practices 1+1
FSA 502 Forest Biometry 1+1
FSA 503 Plantation Forestry Techniques 2+1
FSA 504 Climate change and conservation silviculture 1+1
FSA 505 Forest Soil and Nutrient Management 1+1
FSA 506 Agroforestry Systems 2+1
FSA 507 Interactions in Agroforestry Systems 1+1
FSA 508 Industrial Agroforestry 2+1
FSA 509 Silvipasture System and Animal Management 1+1
FBT 508 Forest genetic diversity and conservation 2+0
                             Major Credits 13+9 = 22
II. MINOR COURSES (any 12 Credits)
FSA 510 Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation 2+1
FSA 511 Management of Insect Pests and Diseases in Plantations 2+1
FPU 501 Forest Products – Chemistry and Industries 2+1
BSS 501 Forest Resource Economics 2+1
FBT 506 Physiology of Woody Plants 2+1
BIC 501 Plant Biochemistry 2+1
                             Minor Credits 12
STA 501 Applied Statistical Methods 1+1
STA 502 Design of Experiments 1+1
STA 503 Computer Applications in Statistics 0+1
                             Supporting Credits 2+3=5
FBT 591 Master’s  Seminar 1+0
FBT 599 Master’s Research 0+20
                             TOTAL CREDITS (22+12+5+1+20) 60
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
I. MAJOR COURSES (22 Credits)
FPU 501 Wood Anatomy and Identification 1+1
FPU 502 Wood Physics and Chemistry 2+1
FPU 503 Wood Processing, Seasoning and Preservation Techniques 2+1
FPU 504 Wood Adhesives and Polymers 2+0
FPU 505 Composite Wood Technology 1+1
FPU 506 Pulp and Paper Technology 1+1
FPU 507 Natural Gums, Resins, Lac and Dyes 1+1
FPU 508 Tree Borne Oilseeds, Essential Oil and Medicinal Plants 1+1
FPU 509 Apiculture and Sericulture 1+1
FPU 510 Certification and Trade of Forest Products 2+0
                             Major Credits 14+8 = 22
II. MINOR COURSES (any 12 Credits)
FPU 511 Instrumentation Techniques 0+1
FSA 503 Plantation Forestry Techniques 2+1
FSA 508 Industrial Agroforestry 2+1
FSA 513 Forest and People 2+0
FBT 506 Physiology of Woody Plants 2+1
FBT 510 Tree Improvement for Wood Properties 1+1
BIC 501 Plant Biochemistry 2+1
                             Minor Credits 12
STA  501 Applied Statistical Methods 1+1
STA  502 Design of Experiments 1+1
STA  503 Computer Applications in Statistics 0+1
                             Supporting Credits 2+3=5
FBT 591 Master’s  Seminar 1+0
FBT 599 Master’s Research 0+20
                             TOTAL CREDITS (22+12+5+1+20) 60

Course Outcomes (CO) – M.Sc. (Sericulture)

SER 601 Mulberry Crop Production Technology 2+1
Out come
CO1 Climatic requirements and constraints and propagation


CO2 Soil fertility, fertilizer recommendation, integrated nutrient management and organic farming
CO3 Water requirement and management
CO4 Chawki garden maintenance
CO5 Training and pruning
CO6 Harvesting methods of mulberry leaves
CO7 Leaf quality concept and assessment
CO8 Sericulture in integrated farming system
CO9 Resource management in mulberry crop production
CO10 Machineries in sericulture
SER 602 Techniques of Mulberry and Silkworm Breeding 2+1
Out come
CO1 Mulberry genotypes and species diversity
CO2 Mulberry breeding programmes
CO3 Breeding for tree types
CO4 Mutation breeding and methods
CO5 Handling of vegetative propagated materials
CO6 Concepts and principles of silkworm genetics
CO7 Inbreeding techniques
CO8 Selection for single trait and multi traits
CO9 Mitosis, meiosis and cytological studies with mulberry
CO10 Characterization descriptors for different life stages of Bombyxmori
SER 603 Silkworm Biology 1+1
Out come
CO1 Silkworm integument, moulting process and voltinism and Body regions
CO2 Male and female genitalia in silk moths
CO3 Morphology and anatomy of eggs of silkworm
CO4 Diapause and physiology of diapause
CO5 Stages of development in diapausing and non diapausing eggs
CO6 Principles underlying breaking diapause and cold storage
CO7 Structure and function of silk gland
CO8 composition of amino acids in silk gland and silk fibre
CO9 Bio synthesis of silk and chemistry of fibroin, sericin and P25
CO10 Role of food supplementation: vitamins, proteins, minerals and sugars on silk yield
SER 604 Silkworm Nutrition 1+1
Out come
CO1 Insect nutrition, principles, qualitative and quantitative
CO2 Physical features and quality of mulberry leaves
CO3 Nutritional composition of mulberry leaves
CO4 Feeding physiology of silkworm
CO5 Sensory receptors in food selection
CO6 Co-factors for silkworm feeding
CO7 Requirement of water,  vitamins, growth factors , minerals and antibiotics
CO8 Intestinal flora of silkworm
CO9 Antiviral properties of gut juice
CO10 nutrient management through food supplementation
SER 605 Silkworm Pests and their management 1+1
Out come
CO1 Pests of silkworm
CO2 Uzifly: distribution, taxonomy and nomenclature of Exorista
CO3 Extent of damage and alternate hosts
CO4 Management of uzifly
CO5 Biological methods  and Hyper parasitoids of uzifly
CO6 Mass production of uzi fly hyper parasitoids and their release techniques
CO7 Non – insect pests of silkworm
CO8 Life cycle and morphology of mites
CO9 Pests of grainage
CO10 Integrated management
SER 606 Diseases of silkworm and their management 2+1
Out come
CO1 Insect pathology, history, concepts and definition
CO2 kinds of infection, classification of diseases  and non-infectious diseases
CO3 Nutritional and genetic diseases
CO4 Classification of insect viruses
CO5 Baculoviridae(BmNPV) and causes for out break
CO6 Management methods for BmNPV
CO7 Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis(BmCPV)
CO8 Management of Bm CPV
CO9 Flacherie diseases and its management
CO10 Protozoan diseases of silkworm and its management
SER 607 Bioresources Management in Sericulture 2+1
Out come
CO1 Ecological requirements for silkworm rearing
CO2 Strategizing rearing schedule
CO3 Innovative techniques in silkworm rearing
CO4 Physiological requirements of young silkworms
CO5 Role of phytoecdysones
CO6 Recycling of sericulture resources
CO7 Utilization of mulberry
CO8 Composting techniques for sericulture waste
CO9 Utilization Generation of cut cocoon
CO10 Cocoon crafts
SER 608 Silk Reeling Technology 1+1
Out come
CO1 Physical and commercial characters of cocoon
CO2 Cocoon testing, defective cocoons, Cocoon deflossing and Cocoon drying / stifling
CO3 Cooking – Brushing – Re-reeling
CO4 Reeling machines: Charka, Cottage basin, Multiend reeling machine and Automatic Reeling machines
CO5 Reeling water
CO6 Qualities, standard for reeling water, different water treatment


CO7 Properties and reeling process of non-mulberry cocoons
CO8 Spun silk production technology
CO9 Silk testing and grading
CO10 Advanced raw silk testing machines
SER 609 Principles of Mulberry and Castor Crop Protection 2+1
Out come
CO1 Insect ecology
CO2 Role of biotic factors and  Abiotic factors on insect population
CO3 Outbreak of pests
CO4 Pest monitoring, pest surveillance and forecasting
CO5 Pest management and Components of pest management
CO6 Quarantine, Insecticides Act, Phytosanitary certificate, Pest legislation and Seed act
CO7 Host plant resistance: types and mechanisms, ecological and genetic


CO8 Plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses ,phytoplasma and phanerogamic parasites
CO9 Economic importance of plant parasitic nematodes
CO10 Integrated management
SER 610 Non-Mulberry Sericulture 1+1
Out come
CO1 Status of Vanyasilk industry, History andtTypes of non-mulberry silks
CO2 Eri culture: food plants of Samiacynthiaricini–– distribution, cultivation and  management practices
CO3 Pests and diseases of S. riciniand theirmanagement
CO4 Tasar culture
CO5 Voltinism, distribution, Food plants cultivation
CO6 Morphology of Tasar – Rearing practices of A. mylitta
CO7 Pests and diseases of A. mylittaand theirmanagement
CO8 Muga culture
CO9 Biodiversity of muga fauna, Primary host plants of muga, som and

soalu cultivation

CO10 Post cocoon technologies for eri and tasar silk
SER 611 Techniques of Seed Cocoon and Egg Production 2+1
Out come
CO1 Silkworm seed cocoon, Status, importance, production techniques
CO2 Parent seed cocoon production
CO3 Role of nutrition and environment
CO4 Seed organization
CO5 Seed areas, seed rearers, Seed Acts and licensing procedures
CO6 Morphology of silkworm eggs – Bombyx, Eri, Tasar and Muga
CO7 Ideal grainage
CO8 Pre ovipositionbehaviour
CO9 Loose egg production
CO10 Economics of silkworm egg production
Method of measuring attainment of COs
    The course outcomes are evaluated periodically and the observations of the experiments are recorded and documented. Further students are given assignments on specific topics related to the subject and the presentations are evaluated. University conducts unannounced quiz, mid-semester/ announced quiz, final theory and practical examinations for the subjects and the progress of the students are ascertained. The course outcomes are evaluated from the structured students feedback received for the individual courses.

Programme Outcomes (PO) - M.Sc. Sericulture

 PO1 Knowledge: Applying the mechanisms and principles learnt to solve the problems in sericulture by using Sericulture techniques and tools.
 PO2 Understanding the problems and finding out solutions: Identifying the research gaps in the sericultural field by practical exposure and working out the methodology for solving the problems through literature collection and experimentation.
 PO3 Conducting research for solving the problems: After identifying a research problem, formulation of a research proposal by collecting literature and deriving the methodologies for implementing the research through several experiments, collection of data, analysis of data and finally interpreting the data for getting a solution to the research problem.
 PO4 Gaining knowledge on modern tools and techniques: While solving new research issues methodologies will be optimized, new tools may be developed, undergoing the usage of sophisticated equipments and valuable softwares / tools to attain the solutions scientifically.
 PO5 Work efficiency: Students’ working efficiency will be improved either individually or working under team environment. Understanding the value of time the productivity will be increased.
 PO6 Professional Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to follow professional ethics and norms and guidelines in the practice of sericulture technology responsibly.
 PO7 Communication skills: Solutions found out for the research problems will be effectively communicated by way of writing research articles and presentations.
 PO8 Sericulture and society: Apply reasoning for the issues, informed by the contextual knowledge of the problems in hand and assess the risk associated with the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues of the problems and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional practice of the discipline.
 PO9 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the sericulture technological solutions developed through sericulture in contexts of society and the environment, and demonstrate the knowledge need for sustainable development in judicious use of sericulture tools and technique.
 PO10 Life-long learning: Understanding the dynamism of biological sciences, technological changing needs are to be felt, positive attitude are to developed so as to prepare and engage in adapting to such changes through the process of life-long learning.
Method of measuring attainment of POs
    Programme outcomes are periodically measured through established procedures of conducting examinations and evaluations. Students are encouraged to take up assignments and prepare project proposals and execute projects guided by the mentors. Success of the programme is reflected from the students’ placements at leading national and international institutes for pursuing higher education through winning competitive and meritorious fellowships and also taking up career in reputed institutions.

Programme specific outcomes (PSO)

 PSO1 Impart a high quality husbandry education in sericulture and discipline students to meet out future challenges in sericulture.
 PSO2 Understand the nature and basic concepts of Mulberry cultivation, Silkworm rearing, Post cocoon technology andgrainage technology.
 PSO3 Analyse the complex problems of sericulture and address issues through use of modern tools and techniques in sericulture technology.
 PSO4 Perform experimental procedures as per established laboratory standards in the areas of Mulberry cultivation, Silkworm rearing, Post cocoon technology and grainage technology.
 PSO5 Understand the applications of sericulture in all spheres of sericulture and develop mulberry and non-mulberry crops with improved productivity thereby increasing farmers’ income.
Method of measuring attainment of PSOs
    Programme specific outcomes are ascertained by periodic review of the teaching and research activities at the institute and presentation of the progress at leading national and international journals as research publications. Further independent expert reviews and teaching seminars are also conducted for evaluating the teachers and students for keeping the morale and scientific temper and for the wholesome development of education and research activities of the department.