Plant scientist

Minimum?B.Sc. in Botany

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The tasks a Botanist, General is expected to perform include:

Studying structure, physiology, reproduction and economic value of plants

Applying the study of plants to various fields such as agriculture, forestry, etc.

Undertaking field trips and collecting specimens of plants for study in laboratory

Identifying and classifying plants

Studying effects of environmental factors such as rainfall, temperature, soil, etc. on growth ofplants

Devising new methods for growing plants and crops

Determining medicinal value of plants and evolving measures for its economical exploitation

Preserving plants using special preservatives/herbarium sheets

Maintaining experimental botanical garden for study and research purposes

Ability to study origin, development, structure, physiology, reproduction, economic value, etc., of plants for use in such fields as agriculture, forestry horticulture.

Ability to undertake field trips for study of basic aspects of plant life in natural environments.

Ability to collect specimens of plants using microscope, special staining techniques and scientific equipments.

Ability to identify the temperature, climate, soil etc. required for growth of different plants.

Ability to devise new methods and measures for growing of plants and other crops useful to human and animal life.

Ability to report on medicinal value of plants and evolve measures for its economic exploitation.

Ability to preserve plants and plants part in special preservatives or in herbarium sheets.

Ability to maintain experimental botanical garden for study such as ecology, mycology, algology, embryology, etc.

Ability to experiment and research on particular crops like rice, sugarcane, cotton, etc.

Abilitytorecordspecializationinparticularfieldsofstudyasplantpathology,plantgenetics,mycology,cytology,plant geography, algology, plant taxonomy and systematics, etc.,

Ability to teach in university and college.

Keen observation skills

Analytical skills

Critical thinking skills



It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available
Working hours

The working hours are usually 8 hours per day for 5/6 days a week

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), One Arm (OA) and One Arm and One Leg (OAL)

Thisjob is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to poisonous plants

For freshers -INR12,000 toINR18,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years' experience ?INR50,000 toINR10,0000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India is gearing up to become an international player in the life sciences, powered by its recenteconomic growth and a desire to add biotechnology to its portfolio.With its

largely untapped andunexplored biodiversity, India is a hotbed for studies in ecology and evolutionary biology.Indianscience is experiencing a radical growth in research

opportunities, and the rate of change hasaccelerated in the last decade.With the establishment of over 30 new universities, many newinstitutes, and special niche

educational institutes that engage in research and education such asthe Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, JawaharlalNehru University (JNU), LifeSciences,

etc. during the past decade, there are now hundreds of new jobs offering researchopportunities being created each year. This indicates good job prospects for Botanist,

General in India.

Colleges and universities

Private research laboratories

Pharmaceutical companies

Chemical industry

Seed and nursery companies

Food industry

Biological supply houses

Biotechnology firms


Consulting Firms

Cities and towns across India

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Jamshedpur Co-operative College, Jharkhand, India

St. Xaviers College, Mumbai, India

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