Affiliated To HNB Garhwal University (A Central University), UGC Recognised
- Program: M.Sc Botany
- Eligibility: Graduation with Botany with 45 %
- Number of seats: 25
- Duration: 2 Years
Till the middle of the seventh century it did not exist as a separate subject but with time as science advanced botany saw much new research being conducted in the area of study. Any person who studies botany is a botanist. The study includes study of plant species around the world but in the present scenario it also includes study of environment as a whole and what effects has the change in environment brought for the flora. Students around the world interested in plants prefer to study botany.
It is only after your 10+2 level that you can choose to study botany as an independent subject before that it is treated as a part of biology. However, the most important thing if you want to pursue botany for higher studies is to have biology as subject at 10+2 level. Horticulturists, ecologist, forest officer, Molecular biologist, Entrepreneur, Environmentalists, Researcher, Scientist etc, are the various profession you can choose. Especially as of now the role of a botanist has increased with advancement in the technology.
To start with in India you can get salaries ranging from 2,40,000-6,00,000 per annum depending on your qualification and the nature of the work you want to start. Suppose you are starting s researcher under a senior scientist you may be paid somewhere around 20k per month. However, what is exciting money wise in the job is that there is no limit to what you may earn once you are producing independent work. Researcher in this field can earn good money under various available fellowships.
For the student of Botany there is a vital scope in field of research, teaching, forest service, civil services and ayurvedic medicines etc. in botany. Student can choose both private and public sector as career. They can get good salaries also. They can choose research as a profession or can move to teaching profession as well. In the initial stage these graduates can earn in the range of RS. 20000/- per month.