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B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany is a 3-year graduate degree program, the minimum eligibility for which is passing of class 12 from a recognized school board or its equivalent exam. Interested candidates can get admission in B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany on the premise of candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, and ensuing round of counseling.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany are as follows:

  • Ramjas College, New Delhi
  • Bhola Prasad Singh College, Gopalganj
  • Hans Raj College, New Delhi
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • Miranda House, New Delhi

Botany is the science that deals in the structure of plants, their places of growth, their classification, the functions of their parts and the terms which are utilized in their denomination and description. B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany degree program involves the study of the structure, development, growth, and metabolism an extensive variety of biological disciplines, including algae, plants, and fungi.

    The educational modules of the course are designed and aimed at creating and developing advanced research and theoretical skills in the branch of contemporary science. This gives a platform for an academic and professional career. Candidates have a wide range of job opportunities in the area of Pharmaceuticals and Chemical industries, Research and Development (R & D), Environmental Protection and Public Health Sectors, Clinical Research, etc.

    The average tuition fee charged for B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany course in India ranges between INR 5000 to 2 Lacs for a span of 3 years. Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Botanist, Biological Technician, Conservationist, Ecologist, Environment Consultant, Ethno Botanist, Farming Consultant, Florist, Forester, Forest Ranger, Geneticist, Horticulturist, Molecular Biologist, Mycologist, Nursery Manager, Palaeobotanist, Plant Biochemist, Plant Explorer, Plant Pathologist, Plant Researcher, Taxonomist, Weed Scientist etc. The average salary for a fresh candidate is around INR 2 to 8 Lacs per annum.

    Top Colleges for Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Botany)

    • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Botany) in Nagaland
    • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Botany) in West Bengal
    • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Botany) in Orissa
    • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Botany) in Bihar
    • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Botany) in Jharkhand

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany: Course Highlights

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration of the Course3 years
    Examination TypeSemester and Annual
    Eligibility10+2 or equivalent education
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 5000 to 2 lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2 lacs to 8 Lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesNational Chemical Laboratory, National Chemical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, Bombay Natural History Society, World Wide Fund for Nature, TRAFFIC India, Wildlife Trust of India, Nature Conservation Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wildlife Protection Society of India, Greenpeace, Wildlife Protection Society of India, Wildlife SOS, ATREE, Kalpbriksh, Centre for Science and Environment, Centre for Environmental Education, Centre for Science and Environment,  etc.
    Top Job AreasAgricultural Research Services, Biotechnology Firms, Botanical Survey Centres, Colleges/Universities, Cosmetic Companies, Eco-botany, Environmental Management Units, Farm Management Organizations, Fermentation Industries (including Breweries), Floriculture Sector, Food and Herbal Industry,  etc.
    Top Job PositionsBotanist, Biological Technician, Conservationist, Ecologist, Environment Consultant, Ethno Botanist, Farming Consultant, Florist, Forester, Forest Ranger, Geneticist, Horticulturist, Molecular Biologist, Mycologist, Nursery Manager, Palaeobotanist, Plant Biochemist, Plant Explorer, Plant Pathologist, Plant Researcher, Taxonomist, Weed Scientist etc.

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany: What is it about?

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany program provides a complete learning and training in plant forms, molecular genetics, geographical distribution or taxonomy of flora, seed biology, biotechnology, and cell, with uncommon and special reference to Indian environment, ecology, forestry, and commodities. B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany is a 3-year degree program and is career-oriented.  

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany typically provides candidates experience basic to their selected field, for example, statistics, algebra and organic chemistry. Frequently, candidates will be required to finish a dissertation project as a capstone to demonstrate the comprehend industry standards to take their classroom information and match it with real-life situations. The degree offers courses such as biochemistry, molecular biology, trigonometry, which may speak to the individuals who appreciate this aspect of the scholarly community.

    Candidates must clear verbal and written communication skills, a high level of interest in the world should be creative and inventive in solving problems and a decent understanding of the scientific research and methodologies. Applicants must possess great relational and interpersonal skills, and mental stamina to work for extended periods of time. Computer skills and expertise are also an important part to be in these scientific studies and their mind should be so creative that is searching for new discoveries in plant science completely.

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany: Top Institutes 

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

    Name of InstituteCityAverage Fees
    Christ UniversityBangaloreINR 29,700
    Fergusson CollegePuneINR 12,000
    The Neotia UniversityKolkataINR 1,55,000
    Mount Carmel CollegeBangaloreINR 51,900
    ST Joseph’s CollegeCalicutINR 3,080
    Elphinstone CollegeMumbaiINR 5,350
    St Xavier’s CollegeAhmedabadINR 12,000
    National Post Graduate CollegeLucknowINR 20,000
    Jai Hind CollegeMumbaiINR 5,020
    Sacred Heart CollegeErnakulamINR 5,640
    Jyoti Nivas CollegeBangaloreINR 30,000
    University of LucknowLucknowINR 10,300
    Ranchi UniversityRanchiINR 2,380

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany: Eligibility 

    Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfill, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

    Candidates must pass in 10+2 or its equivalent examination in Science subjects with at least 50% marks obtained by the candidate in Biology subject and in aggregate from a reputed board of the country.

    Also, some renowned institutes and colleges do conduct entrance test to get admission to their B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany degree course. Selection to the degree program in these institutes and colleges is based upon the marks gained in the final merit.

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany: Admission Process

    There are institutes and colleges that provide admission based on merit that applicants should secure 50% or above in the related subject or Science stream with Biology being the major subject. There are institutes and colleges that conduct entrance test for the same, an applicant should apply beforehand and attend the entrance test.

    Candidates can apply through offline and online mode and both the processes are accessible in some institutes and colleges. The applicant must have to apply before the last date of application for the same.

    Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany colleges in India:

    • Jai Hind College Entrance Exam
    • Sacred Heart College Entrance Exam
    • Jyoti Nivas College Entrance Exam
    • University of Lucknow Entrance Exam
    • Ranchi University Entrance Exam

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Semester ISemester II
    Biology-I (Introduction to Biology)Biodiversity II: Mycology & Phytopathology
    Biodiversity I: Algae and MicrobiologyBiodiversity III: Archegoniatae
    Chemistry-IChemistry –II
    Technical writing and Communication in English / Computational skillsTechnical writing and Communication in English / Computational skills
    Semester IIISemester IV
    Plant Resource UtilizationPlant Development and Anatomy
    Mathematics and StatisticsEcology and Phytogeography
    Cell Biology - ICell Biology II
    Molecular Biology - 1Molecular Biology - II
    Semester VSemester IV
    Plant Systematics & EvolutionPlant Metabolism & Biochemistry
    Plant PhysiologyReproductive Biology of Angiosperms
    Environmental Management / BioinformaticsPlant Biotechnology
    Genetics & Genomics -IGenetics & Genomics - II

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany: Career Prospects

    There are lucrative career options for candidates in this field. Competitors can be a part of any recognized industry as a conservationist, plant explorer, ecologist, horticulturist, environment consultant, plant biochemist, genetics, nursery manager, molecular biologist, plant pathologist, taxonomist, farming consultant and environmental consultant.

    In addition, the application of plant sciences enhances the yield and supply of drugs, medicines, fibers, foods, building materials and various plant products. The knowledge and study of plant sciences are vital for management and development of parks, forests, sea wealth, wastelands etc.

    Related B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany courses are:

    • B.Sc. Biology
    • B.Sc. Biological Science

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    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary
    BotanistBotanist is in-charge of researching different types of plants and determine how various plants affect in various environments.INR 350,000
    Horticulturist

    is responsible for conducting research in landscaping and gardening, crop production, plant propagation, genetic engineering, plant breeding, plant psychology and plant biochemistry.

    INR 255,000
    Biological TechnicianBiological Technician is responsible to empower scientist in experiments dealing with living things including setting up and maintaining tools and equipment.INR 575,329
    Ecologist

    is in charge of assessing the profusion, survey ecosystems, diversify and behaviour the various organism within them.

    INR 280,000
    ForesterForester is responsible for managing forests. They generally involved in wide range of works covering timber harvesting, ecological restoration and daily management of secured areas.INR 250,000

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