M.Sc. Botany or Master of Science in Botany is a postgraduate Botany course. Botany or plant biology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi, including structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, chemical properties, and evolutionary relationships among taxonomic groups. The course covers all the related topics of the study fields. The course syllabus is designed in away it will not only imparts the theoretical but practical training also. The duration of the course is two years and the syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters. The degree course is an important and career orienting in nature that opens many job scopes for the candidates after its completion.
M.Sc. Botany Eligibility
A candidate who has passed B.Sc. Examination with at least 40% marks in the theory papers at the external examinations will be held eligible for admission to the Master’s degree Course in respective subjects offered by him or her at the Bachelor’s Degree Course in respective subjects offered by him or her at the Bachelor’s Degree.
They must have clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, a high level of curiosity about the world around them, be creative in solving problems.
One should have a good understanding of the scientific method and the rigors of scientific research.
They should be detail oriented in their work, have good interpersonal skills and mental stamina to work long hours.
Other essential skills are Computer skills and to keep up with new findings in plant science, botanists.
How is M.Sc. Botany Course Beneficial?
They can go for many fields in botany such as Plant Taxonomists, Ethnobotanists, Pathologists, Palaeobotanists and Palynologists, Plant cytologists, Plant geneticists, Plant ecologists, Plant Scientists and Weed Scientists etc.
Candidates who have advanced qualifications can pursue either an academic career in institutions as lecturers and professors, or a scientific career in various scientific positions such as Plant Scientists, Weed Scientists etc.
They can also go and work as researchers and as administrators.
They have also the option in Botanical Survey of India and other Government departments but only through UPSC exams.
M.Sc. Botany Employment Areas
There are many areas both in private and govern sector for the pass degree holders such as:-