Botany: A scientific field that is based on the study of plants, that surrounds our existence!
Botany is a branch of biology which is based on the science of plants. The scientist who specializes in botany is called a Botanist. The word botany is derived from the Greek word ?Botane? which means grass, pasture or fodder.
Botany contains the study of a plant in various aspects like life cycle,
the study of parts of plants from leaves, stem, bark to the micro-level of cells and plant reproduction and uses of plants. Botany is the basic element and most important in the agriculture industry.
Botany is also considered of great importance in microbiology for culture, making hybrids, the study of cell structure, DNA, etc. There are various fields like plant microbiology, plant biotechnology, agriculture, nutrition, etc. which are based on the botany.
There are various changes and new improvements being introduced in the field of botany.
Career In Field:
There are various career options for students who want to study botany like:
- Biochemist = Biochemist analyze enzymes, DNA, and other molecules to research the effects of drugs and food on biological processes. And to apply for this job one must compete with their Ph.D. in a subject related to botany and chemistry.
- Agronomist = Agronomists are soil-plant scientists. Agronomy is the science and technology that helps in producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation. To apply for this job one must complete their Bachelor?s degree in botany.
- Environmental scientist = Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. So to apply for this job one must complete their Bachelor?s degree in natural science.
- Microbiologist = To apply for this job one must complete their Bachelor?s degree or Ph.D. in Microbiology. Micro-biologists study the complexities of micro-organisms and work on the cellular level of botanical creatures
Institutes In India For Botany Education:
- North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
- Behrampur University, Behrampur
- The University Of North Bengal, Siliguri
- Christ University, Bangalore.
- Miranda House, Delhi.
- Hindu College, Delhi.
- Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi.
- Stella Maris College, Chennai.
- Ramjas College, Delhi.