Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology is an undergraduate degree program of 3 years after 10+2 for students that has secured at least 50% marks in aggregate. This course provides the knowledge about ecology, biodiversity, botany and genetics. Average fees of this course would be from 90,000 INR to 300,000 INR. After completing this course candidates will get job opportunities in sectors like medical and healthcare with the average salary package of 2 Lakh to 8 Lakh per annum.
In this course candidates will be able to understand every aspects of biology which is a natural science and it covers the study of living organisms, concepts of life science and cell theory.
This course mainly focuses on the organisms, biological systems and things derived from them. Candidates will get full knowledge exposure related to research and development as well as clinical research and can seek employment in medical sector.
While pursuing this course a candidate will be able to learn about taxonomy, life science, study of living organism and their functions. It also provides knowledge about unifying principles of biology which covers evolution, genetics, homoeostasis and energy.
This study also covers structure and functions of plant and animal cells, interconnection between different living things, scientific study of behavior of animals.
Biology and biotechnology looks like same thing but both are different from each other. Biology is a science, whereas biotechnology is a technology.
Biology is a scientific concept which deals with the living organisms and biotechnology is an industry in which biology applies in some scientific cases or experiments to get the solution of the problem related to the world.
Biology is an old version of a study which is based on zoology and botany whereas biotechnology deals with the innovative version of technology used for the medical treatment and procedures.
This course should be opt by those candidates who have done their 10+2 in science stream and wants to pursue further studies in same academic line. Also who have interest in study of living organism and their properties can opt for this course.
To pursue this course candidate should have strong analytical skills, experimental skills and problem solving skills as well to get the full knowledge exposure.
Duration of this course in colleges like in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata and in Delhi University is 3 years that contains 6 semesters at the interval of six months, for full time after completing successfully 10+2 or equivalent examination.
After the completion of this course candidates can go for further studies such as master degree to get specialization in Biology and activities related to it. One can go for Masters of Science in Bio-chemistry, Biomedical Science, Bio-Technology, Botany, Environmental science, and Food science, Genetics, Biology, Zoology, Molecular Biology and Toxicology. There are more than 1500 M.Sc. Science Colleges in India, one can choose from accordingly.
There are many science colleges in India that offer B.Sc. degree in various streams. However, for particularly B.Sc. in Biology there are limited colleges in the country. Few of those handful colleges that offer Bachelor of Science in Biology particularly are Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata and Delhi University, New Delhi.
In order to get admission in B.Sc. Biology, candidates need to fulfill a certain set of eligibility conditions that includes securing atleast 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination, from a recognized board. Colleges also asks for some compulsory subjects a students must has opted in 10+2 that are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Candidates who have successfully cleared their 10+2 examination in science stream with physics, chemistry and biology as compulsory subjects can apply for the admission in B.Sc. course and there is no need to give any entrance examination for the same as admissions are given on merit basis.
Generally forms are available in the month of June and July every year. Candidates need to fill the form and has to submit as per the guidelines prescribed in that prospectus.
Selection is done on the basis of marks obtained in 10+2. To get direct admission candidates need to score at least 50% marks in 10+2 level. Merit list is prepared on the basis of 10+2 score and selected candidates has to go through Group Discussion and personal interview to get into the course. Through group discussion and personal interview, capabilities and skills of candidates are assessed on the individual basis.