The Bachelor degree’s curriculum is designed to help students develop the botanical skills and insights to live successfully and to serve their country effectively after graduation.
Bachelor of Science in Botany is a four year degree programme that provides students with a strong background in the various aspects of Botany. The curriculum covers:
Year 1: Plant Biology and Basic Concepts of Applied Botany
Year 2: Survey of the Plant Kingdom, Angiosperms, Genetics, Ecology, Horticulture
Year 3: Medicinal Plants, Plant Cytology and Anatomy, Plant Physiology, Environmental Biology, Cell Biology, Cytogenetics, Biodiversity and Conservation
Year 4: Plant Systematics, Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Pharmacognosy, Microbiology, Applied Ecology, Applied Microbiology and Biostatistics.
Bachelor (Honours) Botany students cover:
Year 1: Medicinal Plants, Plant Cytology and Anatomy, Plant Physiology, Environmental Biology, Cell Biology, Cytogenetics, Biodiversity and Conservation (the same courses offered in the 3rd year of the ordinary degree, above).
Year 2: Plant Systematics, Applied Ecology, Pharmacognosy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology, Biostatistics, Plant Biotechnology (the same courses as in Year 4 above).
Year 3: Industrial Microbiology, Advanced Plant Physiology, Advanced Pharmacognosy, Molecular Genetics, Plant Geography, Industrial Economic Plants, Enzymology, Ethnobotany and Environmental Education and Ethics.
Environmental Science is also offered by the Botany Department. Students who pass the second year of any specialization may enroll in this programme.