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#Admissions2022: Course Profile- B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany

Here is everything you need to know about the B.Sc Honours Botany course offered at Delhi University (DU)!

With the introduction of the NEP and the FYUP for the 2022-23 session, courses are bound to face a drastic shift. However, it helps to know what the course has looked like up till now. 

What Did the Course Structure Look Like?

The B.Sc Honours Botany Course in DU used to range over 3 years and comprised of 6 semesters and 14 core papers. The core papers are listed below:

  • Semester 1
    Microbiology and phycology
    Biomolecules and cell biology
  • Semester 2
    Mycology and phytopathology
  • Semester 3
    Economic Botany
  • Semester 4
    Molecular biology
    Plant systematics
  • Semester 5
    Reproductive biology (angiosperms)
    Plant physiology
  • Semester 6
    Plant metabolism
    Plant biotechnology

How High were the Previous Year Cut-Offs?

The 2021 cut-offs ranged from 90.66% in Acharya Narendra Dev College in the General Category to 97% in Ramjas college in the first cut-off. 

For detailed cut-offs of 2021, refer to the links below: 

What Career Choices are Available After This Course?

  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Botanist
  • Environment Consultant
  • Florist
  • EthnoBotanist and others.

What do Students Have to Say About This Course?

Botany is indeed an interesting course with future prospects in research and teaching. Practical studies improve your grasp in flora around the world, plus having insights into the biotech and biostatistics helps you get a good job in the growing market.


Are There Any Notable Alumni from this Course?

  • Amitabh Joshi , Evolutionary Biologist (DU)
  • VK Dadhwal, Director of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (Hansraj College)

Which Colleges Offer this Course?

  • Hindu College
  • Miranda House
  • Ramjas College
  • Gargi College
  • Sri Venkateshwara College
  • Hansraj College

Read Also: ‘‘#Admissions2022: College Profile- Hansraj College

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