B.Sc. HONOURS IN BOTANY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HONOURS IN BOTANY

Bachelor of Science in Honours in Botany or B.Sc. (Hons) Botany is a 3-year undergraduate course. The minimum eligibility criterion for which is the successful completion of 10+2 level of education in Science stream. B.Sc. (Hons) Botany admission is either based on entrance exams conducted by some institutions or merit based admission.

Botany is the science which treats the structure of plants, the functions of their parts, their places of growth, their classification and the terms which are employed in their description and denomination.

B.Sc. Honours in Botany degree course includes the study of the structure, growth, development and metabolism of a wide range of biological disciplines including plants, algae and fungi. The botany honours course provides a complete training in plant forms, geographical distribution and taxonomy of flora, cytogenetic, molecular genetics, bio-technology and cell/seed biology with special reference to Indian ecology, environment, commodities and forester.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.Sc. HONOURS IN BOTANY

  • 10+2 in Science Stream.

  • Course duration – 3 years.

  • Minimum percentage required – 50%.

  • Age limit – 19 – 23 years. 

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.Sc. Honours in Botany)

  • Humanities

  • Social Science

  • Science & technology

  • Microbiology & Algae

  • Fungi, Lichen & Plant Pathology

  • Plant Anatomy & Applied Botany

  • Bryophyte & Pteridophyta

  • Gymnosperm & palaeobotany

  • Morphology & Embryology

  • Taxonomy

  • Plant Physiology

  • Genetics

  • Evolution

  • Environmental Botany

  • Plant Geography

  • Plant Biochemistry

  • Plant Molecular Biology

  • Cell Biology

  • Molecular Genetics

  • Biometry & Plant Breeding

  • Plant tissue culture 

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The candidates seeking admission to B.Sc. (Hons) in Botany are required to submit the application form and the admission is granted to them through a merit list prepared by the institute on the basis of their marks in 10+2.

Some colleges conduct entrance exams for admission to this course. Students are shortlisted on the basis of marks scored in entrance exams and 10+2.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) IN BOTANY

  • Agricultural Research Services

  • Biotechnology firms

  • Colleges and Universities

  • Botanical survey

  • Cosmetic Companies

  • Eco-botany

  • Environmental Management

  • Farm Management Organizations

  • Fermentation Industries

  • Floriculture

  • Food Industry

  • Herbal Industry

  • Museums

  • National Park

  • Pharmaceuticals Industry

  • Pest control companies

  • Research & Development Firms

  • Testing laboratories

  • Hospitals 

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) BOTANY

  • IKS Health

  • GVK Biosciences

  • Accenture

  • Cactus Communications

  • Intas Pharmaceuticals

  • Cognizant Technology

  • Indegene Life Systems

  • US Technology

B.Sc.(HONOURS)  IN BOTANY JOB PROFILES

  • Botanist

  • Biological technician

  • Conservationist

  • Ecologist

  • Environment consultant

  • Ethno Botanist

  • Farming Consultant

  • Florist

  • Forester

  • Forest Ranger Geneticist

  • Horticulturist

  • Molecular Biologist

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) BOTANY

A candidate with a bachelor’s (honours) degree in botany can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed along with basic degree. 

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) IN BOTANY

  1. MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 17,800 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 16,420 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1899

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 13,177 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1961

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. HANS RAJ COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 21,395 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – UGC,NAAC-A, NAAC-A+

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. RAMJAS COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 14,688 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1917

  • AFFILIATED TO – DELHI UNIVERSITY,NEW DELHI

  1. MARY’S COLLEGE, SHILLONG

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1965

  • AFFILIATED TO – NORTH-EASTERN HILL UNIVERSITY(NEHU), SHILLONG

  1. GARGI COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 10,525 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1967

  • AFFILIATED TO –DELHI UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI

  1. SURENDRANATH COLLEGE, KOLKATA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 6,410 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1884

  • AFFILIATED TO – UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, KOLKATA

  1. WOMENS COLLEGE, AGARTALA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1965

  • AFFILIATED TO – TRIPURA UNIVERSITY, WEST TRIPURA

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.Sc. (HONOURS) IN BOTANY

  1. NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY, PATNA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2,400 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1987

  • AFFILIATED TO – OPEN UNIVERSITY

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