Why study Botany and Microbiology?
Plants are the foundation of all terrestrial communities and they dramatically affect the world’s climate, the global cycles of nutrients and water, as well as the lives of animals. The knowledge of Botany can be applied for the benefit of human nutrition, health, and to improve the sustainability of agriculture. As the population of people on earth continues to explode, the need to produce more productive crops and more nutritious foods will depend on the talents of botanists. Microbiology is a diverse discipline with almost limitless applications in health, industry, biotechnology, environmental science and basic research. With the increase in emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance, the threat of bioterrorism, the rapid advances in biotechnology and numerous environmental problems, microbiologists are in higher demand than ever. Microbiology is a vast subject which overlaps with other life sciences such as genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and even engineering. Both Botanists and Microbiologists can address the current environmental crisis and instill the spirit of stewardship in the minds of younger generation towards a sustainable future.
A degree in Botany and Microbiology will widen the career opportunity to enter many other fields in the scientific and business world.
Job opportunities include: Environmental Managers, Park Rangers, Environmental Consultants, Environmental officers, Biotechnologists, Marine Botanists, Plant Anatomist, Ethnobotanists, Conservation Biologists, Ecotourism Entrepreneur, Grassland Scientist, Horticulturist, Taxonomists Quality control officers, Microbiologists in clinical labs and many more.
The vision of the Department of Botany & Microbiology is to be recognized as a leading centre for disseminating knowledge in the field of Botany & Microbiology in order to meet the challenges in teaching, research and community service.
Learning outcome of Botany and Microbiology students
On successful completion of any one of our course (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., & Research), Students will be able to:
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