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Botany Science

Botany is the study of plants, and we need plants to survive. Plants provide an essential foundation for life on earth, the food we eat and the beauty of the natural environment and as a result botany is considered to be an extremely important science! Botany is no longer confined to the study of how and why plants survive in the way they do. With the advancement of technology the study of botany means the study of how plants are used in biotechnology, the significant part that they play in ecosystems and of course how they can continue to provide food, medicines and even fuel to an ever-expanding global population.

Botany began as a simple interest in plants. One of the earliest records of this interest dates back to about 300BC where Theophrastus wrote 2 volumes, The History of Plants and The Causes of Plants. By the Victorian era it was the plant hunters that were in the limelight. These hunters were essentially plant explorers. They would go all over the world seeking out strange an unusual flora and fauna to bring back to England. The most famous of these is probably Joseph Paxton. He was also responsible for the advent of modern garden design and the design of the doomed Crystal Palace. If it wasn\\'t for these plant explorers, our landscape would look very different to how it does today.

Few courses offered under Botany:-

  • Bachelor of Science in Botany
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Botany
  • Master of Science in Botany
  • Master of Science in Botany and Forestry
  • Master of Science in Applied Botany
  • Master of Science in Herbal Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Medico botany
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Plant Biodiversity

Basic Eligibility:
UG: For admission in a bachelor’s degree program a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with biology, chemistry and physics as the main subject and minimum of 55%-60% marks from any Institute/university. The duration of the program is of 3 years.

PG: For admission into master’s degree program a student must have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject. The duration of the program is of 2 years.

Some career possibilities:
A qualification in botany or plant science may allow you to pursue careers in areas such as agriculture, conservation, teaching, in a zoo or botanic garden, within the environmental protection agencies, government research agencies or you may wish to continue your studies at postgraduate level.

Specializations:

 

  • Phytochemistry
  • Forestry
  • Plant morphology
  • Bryology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Phycology
  • Cytology
  • Genetics
  • Phytopathology
  • Plant anatomy
  • Plant physiology
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Lichenology
  • Economic botany
  • Palynology
  • Palaeobotany
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant genetics
  • Plant systematics

Job Prospects:
For the purpose of job prospective than the Botany done people can go for these area of interest. Government organizations research institute’s lecturer’s wild-life researchers.

Few job sectors:-

 

 

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Seed And Nursery Companies
  • Plant Resources Laboratory
  • Educational Institutions
  • Plant Health Inspection Services

Few job titles:-

 

 

  • Mycologist
  • Administrators
  • Ecologist
  • Fruit Growers
  • Plant Biochemist
  • Forester
  • Researchers
  • Oil Industry
  • Arboretum
  • Forest Services
  • Land Management Agencies
  • National Parks
  • Chemical Industry
  • Food Companies
  • Biological Supply Houses

Pay packages:
As for the Lab assistant the pay scale will be starting will be Rs.7000 and depends on the candidate qualification. The pay scale depends on the factors such as qualification, designation, experience and skills of an individual. Those who want to start their career as a teacher or researcher can expect a salary ranging from Rs18,000 to Rs.20,000 per month.For those working in other sectors can initially earn a salary in between Rs.15,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month and the salary might reach up to Rs.80,000 per month depending on the above factors.

 

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