Master of Science [M.Sc] (Botany)

It is a career-oriented course unlocking an abundance of opportunities for botany graduates.

Botany as a field has seen a radical growth in recent years. Owing to the rapid expansion of this sector, a number of fields open up for botany graduates to excel in such as food companies, forest services, biotechnology, educational institutions, biological supply houses, national parks, plant resources laboratory, arboretum, chemical industry, food companies, plant health inspection services, seed and nurseries companies and land management agencies.

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The opportunities for botany graduates are spread over both public and private sectors. In public sector, the opportunities arise in areas like public health service, national park services, department of agriculture, forest service, departments of conservation and land management. In private sector, the opportunities lie in oil industry, food companies, seed companies, fruit growers and biotechnology firms.

Job Profiles

Some of the job profiles for botany graduates at top recruiters are:

Sector/Industry

Job Profile

Description

Research

Plant Taxonomist

Identify, describe, classify and name plant species. Plant taxonomists identify new plant species previously unknown to the field. Produce new source of plant genes and engaged in field work, which involves arduous physical activity.

Plant Morphologist

Determine the cellular arrangement of plant and study how different plants transport and conduct food and water

Plant Physiologist

Study the internal functions and processes of plants and develop an understanding of the biological, chemical and physical processes that are basic to plant life.

Environment

Plant Ecologist

In this profile, the requirement is to understand the relationship between plant and the world in which they live and to examine the environmental factors such as rainfall, population, pollutants, temperature and altitude that regulate plant growth

Pharmaceutical

Plant Cytologist

Concerned with the physical arrangement of DNA in a particular species of plants.

Ethno botanist

Study relationships between plants and human cultures in a search for better medicines and more efficient food production

M.Sc. Botany: Salary Trends

Salary trend of M.Sc. Botany graduates depends on the industry and job profile. In research field the remuneration is very high for botany graduates. Apart from this they can also work in food or seed production companies which also offer handsome pay packages.

This data depends on job profile one gets after placement. Following graph shows salary distribution for different job profiles-

salary graph for M. Sc Botany

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