Economic Botanist


Plant scientist

Minimum?B.Sc. in Botany

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The tasks an Economic Botanist is expected to perform include:

Studying plants for their economic value

Collecting various types of plants of economic value and growing them under control

conditions to determine best climatic soil and other essentials

Selecting, testing and cross-fertilizing (breeds) plants to obtain optimum qualities and quantities

Ability to study plants yielding food, fibre, medicines, essential oil, resin, gum, dyes, etc., foreconomic and industrial purposes

Ability to determine conditions necessary for growth, development and utilization of plants

Ability to collect and grow various types of plants of economic value under control conditions

Ability to select, test and cross-fertilize (breeds) plants to obtain optimumqualities and quantities ofplants

Will be updated

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 Armand 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 largelyuntapped 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 ngage in research and education such asthe Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Jawaharlal Nehru 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 Economic Botanist inIndia.

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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St. Xavier?s College, Mumbai, India

Jamshedpur Co-operative College, Jharkhand, India

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