Course Duration: 3 Years / Six Semesters
Pass in 10 + 2 / Pre-University Course / Equivalent. Candidate should have studied Biology / Chemistry as one of the subjects.
Botany deals with the scientific study of plants and their interactions with each other, and the environment. One of the oldest natural Sciences, Botany has remained an evergreen field of study due to its applications in Environmental, Agricultural, Horticultural and Medical Sciences. Botany has particularly been in the limelight in the last few decades due to a growing awareness of the effects of climate changes and the potential of plants to modulate it. The advent of offshoot disciplines like Plant pathology, Plant ecology, Paleobatany and Archeobotany has broadened the scope and prospects of the subject. Understanding the pivotal role played by Botany and allied Sciences in Environmental protection, and sustainable development; and recognising its career prospects; the Department of Life Sciences offers a three year graduate programme in Botany. The programme encompasses studies on Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Taxonomy, Systematics, Phytochemistry, Ecology, Genetics and Plant Molecular Biology among others. The programme content emphasises on imparting the knowledge and skills required for a student to pursue a successful career in Botany and allied Sciences.
Biotechnology is an area of multi-disciplinary sciences, involving a variety of distinct subjects where living organisms or their derivatives are modified and put into effective use in catering the welfare of humanity. Applications of Biotechnology have been found in several sectors, including Agriculture, Food Science and Medicine.
Students are showing tremendous interest in Biotechnology, the reason behind emerges from the fact that the technical and procedural application of Biotechnology touches a vast array of disciplines. This opens up a lot of job portals for students who are seeking a stable and exciting career in their life.
The course introduces the students to detailed study of Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Genetic Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Immunology, Industrial Biotechnology and Plant Biotechnology and makes a student a biotechnologist who can pursue further and contribute to this field in the area of one's interest.
Biochemistry deals with understanding living organisms in chemical terms. Areas illuminated by bio- chemical knowledge have broadened enormously. The profound impact of biochemistry on medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutical and food science and many other fields is increasing rapidly. The relevance of Biochemistry to society has become more apparent.
This course incorporates fundamental and exciting developments of Biochemistry as detailed insight into different branches of chemistry like organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and their application in understanding life.