Last updated: 15 Jul 2020
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Botany is the branch of science dedicated to the study of plants and their functions. While most people think of trees, shrubs and flowers when they think of plants, in botanical terms, a plant could be any living plant organism, from tiny bacteria to the world’s largest trees. The botanists may study a wide range of topics within the plant world.
Botany is perhaps the oldest branch of science in the world, as it got its start in prehistoric times as herbalism, when early people sought to identify, use and cultivate edible plants for medicinal purposes. Botany mainly deals with the study of plants and their functions.
B.Sc Botany is a 3-year undergraduate degree course that is divided into 6 semesters. The course mainly deals with the study of plants and their physiology. The main aim of the course is to develop the students by helping them to gain skills and knowledge, that they can apply for botanical research and findings in areas such as agriculture, forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, etc. The course gives a detailed understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of the botany to the students during the course duration.
The B.Sc Botany is basically studied with triple combinations along with other relevant subjects.
Some of the important combinations available for Botany are:
The students who have passed PUC or 10+2 with any two combinations like Biotechnology, chemistry and botany from recognised board are eligible to apply for B.Sc Botany course.
The students with relevant qualifications can join the B.Sc Botany course by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is direct admission.
Let’s discuss in detail
There are many top educational institutes that conduct entrance exams for the B.Sc Botany course. This mode is called merit admission mode. The entrance exams are conducted to select the serious and hardworking students from the group of non-serious candidates to the available limited number of seats in the colleges. The qualified students are allotted the merit seats and are given admission, the fees is fairly nominal for merit admissions.
The students have another option of getting admission to B.Sc Botany course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like they are not required to apply for any institution-based entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and book their seats even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.
The students of B.Sc Botany will be studying the following course curriculum during their course duration
|Sl. No.||Subjects to Study|
|1||Introduction to Biology|
|2||Algae and Microbiology|
|3||Mycology & Phytopathology|
|6||Plant Resource Utilisation|
|9||Plant Development Anatomy|
|10||Ecology and Phytogeography|
|11||Plant Systematics & Evolution|
|15||Genetics & Genomics|
|17||Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms|
The B.Sc Botany students can find ample job opportunities across different life science sectors. They can join as research assistants in many pharmaceutical companies, fertilizer companies, etc. The interested students can join M.Sc Botany to explore more careers. After completion of their masters they can join a PhD programme to take up research or join M.Phil programme to have better understanding of the subject.
Some of the job roles available after B.Sc Botany students are:
The fresh B.Sc Botany graduates will be earning around 3 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum. The experience will be earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum.
Some of the top organisations hiring B.Sc Botany students are:
The B.Sc Botany students can expect a decent job opportunity across different sectors. They can join as research assistants, scientific lab technicians, etc. Although the career opportunities are more for M.Sc Botany students when compared to B.Sc botany students. Hence, it is advised to pursue master’s degree after B.Sc botany to explore more career opportunities and better career growths with decent pay scales.