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B.Sc. Botany: Course Details, Admission, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Jobs & Salary

Updated By Kumari Neha on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
10 K-50 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About B.Sc Botany

B.Sc Botany is an undergraduate degree programme which is mostly preferred by students who have studied Biology or similar subjects in Class XII. The duration of the B.Sc course is 3 years. The course is designed to study plant kingdom and its species found on the planet. Students who are interested in ecology, forestry and plants can pursue this course after Class XII.

B.Sc Botany programme covers academic activities within the classroom sessions along with practical concepts at laboratory sessions. Infield, outstation activities and projects are also organised for real-life experience and learning. Candidates who have curiosity in plants kingdom, ecosystem, love exploring exotic places and wish to work as researchers or professions like Botanist, Conservationist, Ecologist, etc can choose B.Sc Botany course. 

B.Sc Botany Highlights 

Check highlights of B.Sc course in the following table: 

Course Name 

Bachelor of Science in Botany 

Degree Level 



3 years

Course fees 

INR 45,000 to INR 1.0 lakhs

Starting Salary 

INR 2.50 to 5.0 lakhs 

B.Sc Botany Admission Process 

Admission in B.Sc. Botany courses are acceptable on merit- basis. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are considered for admission into a specific college/ institute.

B.Sc Botany fees Structure

Course fees for the B.Sc Botany course in government colleges ranges between INR 12,000 to 30,000. The private college course fees can range between 45,000 to 1.00 lakhs 

B.Sc Botany Eligibility Criteria

Check the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for B.Sc Botany courses:

  • Candidates must have completed intermediate (10+2) studies. 
  • Candidates must have studied English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology at an intermediate level. S
  • The minimum percentage required in 10+2 may vary college wise. The range of percentage required for admission is 55% to 60%. 

B.Sc Botany Syllabus

B.Sc Botany course can be completed in 3 years. The course is divided in 6 terms. Check the important topics that are covered  throughout the B.Sc. course: 

B.Sc Botany First Year Syllabus 

  • Essentials of Chemistry for Biosciences 
  • Environmental Science
  • Cell Biology
  • University Level elective subjects
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Physics, Statistics and probability
  • Labs

B.Sc Botany Second Year Syllabus 

  • Medicinal Botany
  • Mycology and Phycology
  • Anatomy of Angiosperms
  • Food Microbiology
  • Biomolecules
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plant Physiology
  • Developmental Biology of Plants
  • Stress biology/Enzyme technology
  • Archegoniate
  • University electives
  • Labs 

B.Sc Botany Third Year Syllabus

  • Plant Biotechnology 
  • Economic Botany 
  • Plant metabolism 
  • Bioinformatics
  • Plant diversity and human welfare
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Plant Ecology 
  • Phytopathology
  •  Plant systematic
  • Genomics
  • Analytical Techniques for plants
  • Bioethics and Biosafety
  • Labs
  • Projects

B.Sc Botany Career Options and Job Prospects

After the completion of B.Sc. Botany students can choose various professional courses based on the area of interest. Check the list of various professions open for B.Sc Botany students: 

  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Horticulturist
  • Palaeobotanist
  • Taxonomist
  • Plant Biochemist
  • Weed Scientist
  • Plant Researcher
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Conservationist
  • Consultant in Farming

B.Sc Botany Starting salary

The average starting salary can range between INR 2.50 lakhs to INR 5.0 lakhs. With experience, a researcher can earn upto 12.00 lakhs per annum. 


FAQs about B.Sc Botany

I want admission in B.Sc Botany. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Andhra Pradesh Residential Degree Colleges Common Entranc Test , Delhi University Science , Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test , Chattisgarh B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Exam , Himachal Pradesh B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.Sc Botany courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.Sc Botany courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : Jai Hind College (Mumbai) , Lady Shri Ram College for Women (Delhi) , St. Xaviers College (Mumbai) , Gargi College (New Delhi) , Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.Sc Botany or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.Sc Botany ?

The average fee for B.Sc Botany is INR 45,000 to 1,00,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to B.Sc Botany ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) are : Physical Therapy , Multimedia & Animation , Material Science , Computer Science , Agriculture Business Management.

What is the duration of the course B.Sc Botany ?

B.Sc Botany is a 3 year course.

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