A branch of biology, botany is the study of plants. It is a very broad field that stretches from the giant sequoia trees to the scientific study of fungi and algae. From studying the general structure of plants to microscopic study of individual cells of the plant tissues and studying the genetic information present in the DNAs, the field of botany involves all. There is an increasing interest in the field of botany among students in schools and many are taking the subject for higher studies in universities and colleges. In recent years botanists and plant scientists have made a good many discoveries that have the potential of revolutionizing things in areas such as medicines, food supply, fibers, building materials and many other products obtained from the plant kingdom.
Eligibility and course duration
A bachelor’s or post graduate degree in science, especially in the field of botany with at least 50% marks. Duration of the B.Ed program is 2 years.
More about the course
Considering that the field of botany is quite popular with students at all levels of study, it is worthwhile undertaking a B.Ed program in the subject and get into the teaching field. Here in this course you will be made aware of the methodology for teaching botany to school students at the secondary as well as undergraduate level. Beyond that there will be basic courses on topics such as the education scenario in modern India, education psychology, education philosophy and many such topics on course curriculum, guidance, student counseling and so on. As a whole, you are equipped with the basic knowledge and skills in education, student behaviour, the natural sciences and the social sciences as well. The program also helps you in addressing issues related to the development of the students with respect to their education. Such programs have a good balance between the theoretical and the practical aspects of training, providing you with the much needed practical experience essential to establish oneself as a teaching professional.
Undergoing the course provides you with employment opportunities at middle and secondary schools as teacher. You may also undertake post graduate programs like M.Sc or M.Ed Botany and other related fields. With experience you may take up jobs as a school coordinator, administrator or principal. You may also take up teaching botany in colleges at undergraduate and graduate levels. You may work for other educational organizations too.
B.Ed Botany Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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