M. Sc. Botany
Master of Science in Botany is a branch of biology that deals with the scientific study of plants. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi including their structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, disease, chemical properties, breeding and evolutionary relationship among taxonomic groups.
The course covers all the related topics of the study fields, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture. way so it will not only restricted to the theoretical knowledge but also impart practical knowledge as well.
Course duration is of 2 years and the syllabus for the course is divided into 4 semesters. Being a PG Botany course, the objective is to produce intellectual and proficient botanists, through enhancing the abilities and skills of students for application of botany theories and expertise in line problems faced by industry and farmers. This degree course opens many job scopes for the candidates after its completion.
The Botany discipline is not only concentrated to the unicellular bacteria or multi cellular algae rather different complex life forms of plant kingdom are also being studied ranging from extinct gymnosperms to ever evolving angiosperms. Traditional knowledge of a plant and its ethnomedicinal use with genetic diversity and application of DNA technology fascinates the students to opt for this course.
A career in Botany might just be one of the most preferred careers in India. Botany as a subject is related to the study of plants and a career in it would mean studying in depth about fungi, algae, plants, their diseases, growth, metabolism and structure between different groups. When planning a career in Botany, the job profile can include study of plants, research, working with industries, teaching, self employment, and being a part of many more fields.
A person who works in this field is called as a botanist. It will be the job of the botanist to study plant life along with finding solutions to problems related to that of forest and agriculture. There are also botanists who deal with space travel agriculture, artificial environments, hydroponics and various other interesting areas of research.
One can be a part of any reputed organization as a plant explorer, conservationist, ecologist, environment consultant, horticulturist, plant biochemist, nursery manager, geneticist, molecular biologist, taxonomist, plant pathologist, environmental consultant and farming consultant.
Employment Area in Government Sectors
- National Park Service
- Departments of Environmental Protection
- Departments of Conservation and Land Management
- Departments of Agriculture and Water)
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
- Nature Conservancy
- Public Health Service
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Smithsonian Institute
- Department of Agriculture
- Medical Plant Resources Laboratory
- Forest Service
Employment Area in Private Sectors
- Drug Companies
- Biotechnology Firms
- Food Companies
- Oil Industry
- Fruit Growers
- Seed Companies
- Chemical Companies
- Lumber or Paper Companies
- Biological Supply Houses
Higher Education After M. Sc. (Botany)
- Post Doctorate positions after Ph.D. (Botany)