Botany

Bachelor of Science | B.Sc.

Graduation in Botany is a 3-year graduate degree program with the minimum eligibility. The course contains a diverse range of subjects;from the study of sustainable agriculture to entrepreneurship skills. Botany is one of the oldest branches of plant sciences. It is surprisingly useful in areas which have applications in early medicine made from plant extract. A study in Botany is as important today as it ever was.

It provides not only hands on experience and professional input but it also develops analytical and commenting attitude. Climate change is expected to have a profound effect on the world, such criticism can be well evaluated by students after completing this program. To sum up, the curriculum is a source of huge information to develop scientific attitude among students to make them curious and critical thinkers. Autonomy has helped to develop the skill, research and consultancy. It has been prepared keeping in this view the unique requirement of botany students.

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Pedagogy

Flipped classroom is used by faculty members. Learners are provided with Weblink of videos before the actual teaching process to demonstrate certain processes. Project based learning and Group discussion also facilitates to clear certain concepts. Students are divided in small groups and peer assessment among them is practiced. Cooperative learning strategy is applied to make teaching learning process interactive. Students prefer project based learning over other because it gives more hands-on and improve the practical skills.

Career Prospects

  • MSc Botany
  • MBA in pharmaceutical management
  • Nursery manager
  • Environment consultant
  • Horticulturist
  • Teaching
  • Lab Technician
  • Nursery or Green House manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Ecologist

 

Eminent Alumni

Programme Outcomes

  • Disciplinary Knowledge – Depth of core and disciplinary subjects.
  • Resourceful and Responsible – Ability to motivate, capable of handling independent work.
  • Learning and Research skills – Equipped to seek knowledge and to continue learning throughout their lives.
  • Global Awareness – An understanding of international traditions and practices both within and beyond their discipline.
  • Reflective Learning – Set aspirational goals for continuous personal and professional growth.

Curriculum

First Year (Semester- I)

This course delivers the systematic knowledge of prokaryotes and the morphology and life cycle of nonvascular and lower group of vascular plants.

This course provides information about gene interactions ,various aspects of biostatistics and bioinformatics in computational biology ,concept of ecosystems and the role of biomolecules in metabolic processes.

First Year (Semester- II)

This course focuses on the study of higher groups of vascular plants, taxonomy and internal organization and functioning of the tissue systems.

This course deals with the applied aspects of horticulture and sustainable agriculture practices and enables the learner to understand the role of botanicals in cosmetics and traditional medicinal system.

Second Year (Semester- III)

This course deals with the fundamental concepts in lower classes of organisms starting with general features of viruses, range of thallus, origin and evolution of sex in algae along with Daitoms as type study, general characters of ascomycetes, life cycle of Aspergillus, and fungal diseases Powdery mildew and Ergot.

This course covers secondary growth in plants and its influence on mechanical strength. Fundamentals of Photophysiology and Photorespiration are discussed along with Economic applications of important plant metabolites.

This course involves common instrumentation techniques as a mandatory module. The other three modules give an overview about medicinal importance of secondary metabolites, biofertilizers, and features of different plant based industries.

Second Year (Semester- IV)

This course reviews the critical issue of Ecosystem management, important tools of Data Collections, Processing and Validation and Fundamentals of DNA Structure, Replication etc.

This course explores management features of Forests as a mandatory module. The optional modules cover Sustainable Agricultural Practices, Horticulture basics, and Fundamentals of Nursery Development.

Note :SEMESTER III (Module I of course III is compulsory Select any two modules from II,III,IV)

 

Note :SEMESTER IV (Module I of course III is compulsory Select any two modules from II,III,IV)

Third Year (Semester- V)

Learners will be able to suggest the effective methods for Production and waste disposal through the module of Applied microbiology and Environmental microbiology. Study of algae gives an insight on cultivation and life cycle pattern.

It includes the study of fungi and various diseases caused by fungi in plants. Comparative study of Bryophyta gives insight on life cycle of different forms.

Learners will be able to comment on the inheritance pattern of disorders caused due to chromosomal abnormalities. It also includes mutation and its relative disorder Cancer. Learners will be able to locate the source of information and analyse it using Computational biology.

Learners will be able to comment on Global environmental issues, Environmental health. Learners will be able to discuss the strategies of environment management systems and audits.

The course content developed on the role of botany in industry. Three modules comprises scope and importance of small scale industry, nutraceuticals,cosmeceuticals,pharmaceutical,applications of nanotechnology in agriculture and research, IPR and patent.

People depend upon plants to satisfy basic human needs like food and health care In this course learners will explore plant products, super food and cultivation, processing, uses of cereals, millets and spices.

This course content based on importance of drug and plant as a traditional medicine.Third module based on biodiversity conservation and also rare and endangered medicinal plants of india.

This course is based on propagation practices and development of nursery.It is one of the important topics in Horticulture.

This skill based course focuses on Landscape design ,landscape styles like Mughal, English, Spanish and Italian garden.Learners will be able to design the garden.

This course includes detailed knowledge of Morphological, Chemical, Physical factors to maintain the quality of food & also different preservation methods, processing of food. Lerner can comment on the quality of food.

Third Year (Semester- VI)

This course consists of study of life cycle and comparative evolutionary pattern between Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms. Learners will be able to employ the morphological peculiarities to classify the plants through the module of Taxonomy.

Anatomy, Palynology and Embryology is a part of this course. Learners will be able to recognize the structural and functional importance of tissues. They can comprehend the development of embryo in plants.

Major modules in this course are Plant physiology-Biochemistry, Phyto-chemistry and Pharmacognosy. Learners will be able to review the process of physiology and can develop the analytical techniques for secondary metabolites with potential as drugs. Seed technology will enable learners to comment on seed quality and design the strategies for storage

Topics included in forestry are Measurement of individual tree parameters, forest protection and forest economics. Learner will be able to appear for indian forest services as it is continuation of sem i and iv.

The course focuses on understanding of Ayurveda as an alternate branch of medicine, it also correlated with ethnobotany and conventional medicines.

This Practise developed a lot of popularity in India .Course focuses on construction, economics, management, crop protection and marketing of greenhouse technology.

Learners can set up their own tissue culture laboratory and propagate the plants through the module of Plant Tissue culture, Micropropagation. The Module of Biotechnology will be giving approaches for crop improvement.

The course deals with techniques of cultivation of commercial flowers. Learner will learn techniques of breeding and importance of cut flower and dry flowers.

It is based on Subhash Palekar technique of spiritual farming /zero budget farming. Learners will be able to study preparation of natural pesticides,plant tonic,and also a 5 layer model, Case study based on Natural farming.

This course deals with all basic concepts of Entrepreneurship, Marketing skills, research & various business policies with source of finance. Lerner can initiate a start-up.

Note :SEMESTER V Select any One discipline specific elective course. Select any One Skill Enhancement course

Note :SEMESTER VI Select any One discipline specific elective course.Select any One Skill Enhancement course

Differentiators

  • Departmental festival Vruksham (workshop, exhibition, guest lecture)
  • Start up counters
  • Mandatory project based learning
  • Skill based diploma and certificate courses
  • Hands on training
  • Curriculum related swayam courses
  • Internship

Coordinator

Mrs Supriya Janbandhu
Associate Professor
supriya.j@somaiya.edu
+91 9821596217