Government Colleges for Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Botany


Botany, which is otherwise called as plant biology or plant science is a branch of biology that deals with the scientific study of life of plants. Traditionally, botany included the study of viruses, algae and fungi and it covers a wide range of scientific disciplines inclusive of chemical property, diseases, development, metabolism, reproduction, growth, structure and evolutionary relationship among taxonomic groups.

B. Sc (hons.) in Botany is a three-year honors degree course offered by a number of colleges in India and the names of government colleges offering this course are as follows:

Government Colleges:

Barasat Government College, Kolkata

Durgapur Government College, Burdwan

Swami Shraddhanand College, Alipur, Delhi University

Daulat Ram College (for women), Delhi University

Hans Raj College, Delhi University

Hindu College, Delhi University

Miranda House, Delhi University

Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University

Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

Ramjas College, Delhi University

Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University

Government Degree College, Adilabad

Government Degree College for Women, Karimnagar

Government Degree College, Dharmnagar

Women’s College, Agartala

Eligibility requirement for getting into B. Sc (hons.) course in Botany:

For seeking admission to the B. Sc (hons.) course in Botany, candidates must have completed their higher secondary either from the central board of secondary education or from any other approved state board or pre-university or equivalent examination in science stream of education. Admission of students to this course in Delhi University colleges is done based on merit secured in entrance test, while in the case of other colleges, admission is normally done on the basis of merit secured by candidates in the qualifying examination.

Higher studies after B. Sc (hons.) in Botany:

Candidates with B. Sc (hons.) in Botany can certainly go for higher education courses like Master of Computer Applications, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science preferably in the same stream. For M. Sc course in reputed colleges and for MBA course, candidates will have to clear entrance examination in addition to securing good marks in the B. Sc (hons.) in Botany course.

Career opportunities available for B. Sc (hons.) in Botany graduates:

With the challenges faced by environment, the scope and significance of Botany has developed widely than ever before. After completing honors degree in botany, candidates can find job opportunity in the position of biological technician and on completion of PG course in botany, candidates become eligible to entering a career in teaching or for taking up research jobs in some of the best universities in the nation. In addition, candidates can also join in any reputed organizations as

Farming consultant

Environmental consultants

Plant pathologist

Molecular biologist

Plant biochemist



Nursery manager

Forester/park ranger



Plant explorers

Best thing here is that career options for B. Sc (hons.) holders in Botany is not confined to India alone, there are wide range of job opportunities available for these professionals in foreign countries as well.



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One Response to “Government Colleges for Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Botany”

  1. 1
    saleha mahmood:

    is chemistry compulsry with botony?