Botany is a branch of biology that studies plant life. Other names of botany are plant biology, phytology and plant science. A vast range of scientific disciplines associated with the study and research of plants, fungi and algae is covered by botany. Some of the popular areas of research in the field of biology include reproduction, growth, development, metabolism, chemical properties, diseases and evolutionary relationships of all the taxonomic groups of the plants.

Botany promises high career options to young students. The most important aspect of a career in botany is that it offers immense outdoor working opportunities. Botany researchers are known to travel foreign lands to have firsthand knowledge of different features of exotic species of plants. This aspect makes botany a coveted career options. Some of the outdoor jobs in botany include:

  • Plant explorer
  • Conservationist
  • Taxonomist
  • Ecologist
  • Nursery manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Park ranger or forester

Job and Careers in Botany Field in India
The field of botany has various job opportunities in store. These opportunities depend on individual educational specifications of the people who are in pursuit of botany careers. People with mathematical background may love to enter the exciting fields of biophysics, genetics, system ecology and developmental botany.

People who have penchant for chemistry may find it an exciting idea to work as plant biochemist, plant physiologist, chemotaxonomy professional or molecular biologist.

Most of the jobs in botany field in India are offered in:

  • Educational institutions
  • Research centers
  • Ecological consulting firms
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Fruit growers
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Nurseries

The above-mentioned fields also offer large numbers of government jobs in botany.

Part Time Lecturer Jobs in Botany
Lecturer jobs in botany are offered by colleges and universities. Most of the higher educational institutions in India have separate biology department and recruit large number of biology professionals as their faculty members.

Biology lecturers for colleges and universities in India are generally recruited through Public Service Commission. Eligibility tests like NET and SLET are other modes of selection for biology lecturers in India. Educational institutions and research centers are also known to offer various part time jobs in botany in India.

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  • By Naga Manjula on November 18, 2010, 12:01 pm I have finished M.Sc. Botany from Gulbarga University. I have also taken CSIR-UGC-NET coaching at Hyderabad. Now, I have the knowledge of core botany, basic biochemistry and molecular biology along with the high end techniques used in any research laboratory. So I am interested in a job where I can put my all acquired skills into right use. I also have the teaching ability and possess the experience of teaching in high school. Please inform me if there is any opportunity in Bangalore, Hyderabad or any other surroundings to my home town Bellary (Karnataka)
  • By B T on December 14, 2010, 3:06 pm B T Hello,I have done my M.Sc. in Botany and B.Ed.with maths and science.I am a teacher in Biology and an administrator in a junior college.I have been working in education field since last 20 years.
    Now I want to change this job. I am interested in literature.I have got
    special interest in health sector.
    Hoping for a favorable response,
  • By C R on January 6, 2011, 12:55 pm C R Respected sir,
    I am a final year botany student and about to pass out in 2011 September session. So I want to apply for the job in Government sector & private sector . Please let me know about fresher recruiting.
  • By Swati Chakravorty on May 27, 2011, 1:55 am I am a in Botany, staying in Kolkata. I have the experience in working as a Botanist in a reputed pharmaceutical company in Kolkata.Presently I am a housewife and want to do some home based jobs.I am proficient in examination of medicinal piants,botany biochemistry.I am looking for a home based job in Biological field, specially in article writing,statistical analysis etc. Please send me the details.

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