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Embark on a science safari!

Do you love Biology, but do not know how to go about it? Sakshi Ojha and Manu Shankar list out the various options.

delhi Updated: May 29, 2007 13:48 IST

Do you love Biology as a subject, but are reluctant to pursue an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) or a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) due to its rather-long duration? Without compromising on your passion for the subject, there are many other shorter-duration options that you can take up.

Although there is a reverse trend again, with students opting for pure sciences in large numbers, there is still a good demand for applied science courses. Depending on your interest, you can opt for courses in Botany or Zoology, or try out options such as Life Sciences and Anthropology. So go ahead and follow your heart!

B.Sc. Applied Life Sciences (Sericulture)
About: Three-year degree
Where: DU – Acharya Narendra Dev College
Entry: DU — Board percentage (Min. 45% marks in PCB; min. 40% marks in English; min. 40% aggregate in PCBE)
Syllabus: Introduction to Sericulture, Mulberry Production, Silkworm Rearing and Cocoon Production, Silk Technology, Silkworm Genetics and Breeding, Extension and Management, Silkworm Rearing and its Management, Morphology and Physiology of
Silkworm.

B.Sc. Life Sciences
About: Three-year (part-time) degree
Where: DU – Available in almost 15 colleges
Entry: DU — Board percentage (Min. 45% marks in PCB; min. 40% marks in English; min. 40% aggregate in PCBE)
Syllabus: Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Physiology, Developmental Biology, Taxonomy And Evolution, Animal Diversity, Plant Diversity.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Anthropology
About: Three-year degree
Where: DU (Hans Raj College)
Entry: DU — Min. 50% in English and must have cleared all the included subjects in Class XII
Syllabus: Human Evolution, Growth and Development, Ecological Studies.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany
About: Three-year degree
Where: DU – Available in almost 15 colleges, IGNOU
Entry: DU/IGNOU — Board percentage (Min. 55% marks in PCB; min. 40% marks in English (compulsory subject); min. 50%
in PCBE)
Syllabus: Microbiology, Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology,
Biochemical and Molecular Techniques.

B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology
About: Three-year degree
Where: DU – ANDC, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, JMI, IGNOU
Entry: DU/JMI/IGNOU — Board percentage (Min. 55% marks in PCB; min. 40% marks in English (compulsory subject); min. 50% in PCBE)
Syllabus: Human Physiology, Cell Biology, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Biophysics, Microbiology, Pathology, Medicinal
Chemistry, Human Genetics, Biostatistics, Toxicology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Environmental Biology, Radiation Biology, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Biochemistry, Advanced Medicinal Chemistry.

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