Botany is the branch of biology and hence students those are good at biology and have curious nature can go for this field.
Botany is a branch of biology and is the scientific study of plants, whether in a living or in a fossil state. It investigates the structure, growth, functions, arrangement and classification of plants. The study covers all of the stages involved in the life of a plant: examining it in its earliest state of development and following it through all its stages of progress until it attains maturity.
Plants have attracted the attention of mankind for thousands of years. They provide aesthetic beauty as well as feed for our basic needs. Today our world demands the solution to the new and complex problems that were never dreamed of a century ago.
Nature of Work
Search to find new species or do experiments to discover how plants grow under different conditions.
Study interactions of plants with other organisms and the environment while other study the structure of plants.
Work in the field, concentrating on the pattern of the whole plant.
Conduct experiments to determine how plants convert simple chemical compounds into more complex chemicals.
Study processes that occur on a time scale ranging from fractions of a second in individual cells to those that unfold over eons of evolutionary time.
May even study how genetic information in DNA controls plant development.
Conduct research, act as managers and administrators, and teach.
Many also serve as consultants or inspectors, prepare technical publications, or work for agricultural, seed, and chemical companies.
The results of botanical research increase and improve our supply of medicines, foods, fibers, building materials, and other plant products. Conservationists use botanical knowledge to help manage parks, forests, range lands, and wilderness areas. Public health and environmental protection professionals depend on their understanding of plant science to help solve pollution problems.
MS/ M.Phill (if BS/M.Sc.)
Equivalence if other than FSc (A’Level etc...)
Entry Test for BS
Work independently or as part of a team
Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Interest towards nature and physical stamina are two most important qualities that one should have as one has to work in farms, fields and forests.
Basic business principles, the ability to apply statistical techniques
Ability to use computers to analyze data and to control biological and chemical processing.