Botany

Botany is a branch of biology and the science of plant life. Botanists research the evolution of plants, their reproduction, mechanisms, and relationships with the environment and other aspects of life. They perform research and fieldwork, analyse information, and can lecture students or write reports on their findings.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

500000

Min. 

194000

Max. 

1000000

What you need to get started

  • Research experience can be very helpful

  • Staying abreast with all the recent developments in the field of study is a must

Employment Outlook

  • Opportunities to work in both private and government sectors 

  • The pay scale of a botanist is very high depending upon the qualification, designation, experience and skills of an individual

  • Job roles for a botanist are vast, botanists can expect to face considerable competition for research positions

  • The working area is mostly indoors, need to travel from time to time to sites to collect plant specimens for conducting experiments

International Opportunities

Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand

Educational Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Botany, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences or Environmental Sciences

  • M. Sc. Botany or Life Sciences

  • Diploma in Botany, Life Sciences

  • Ph.D

Soft Skills

  • Problem- Solving

  • Communication

  • Research Oriented 

  • Attentive to details

  • Critical-Thinker 

  • Persistent

  • Keen Observation

  • Curiosity

  • Analytical Skills 

Technical Skills

  • Critical evaluation skills 

  • Biology

  • Taxonomy

  • Phycology

  • Mycology

  • Pathology 

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Noteworthy companies of the field

  • GBPIHED Recruitment For Research Associate (Botany)

  • Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH)

  • Bombay Natural History Society

  • Wildlife Institute of India

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Forest Research Institute

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