In the race of cutoff marks:
After completing Higher Secondary examinations, students from science background always starts to prepare themselves for attending various competitive examinations to get their entry to a good technical or medical institution. In the race of being a topper in this materialist society, many highly skilled students stays legging behind due to the mark basis merit determination system. After completing the race with great spirit, they cries for a good placement to work with. This is the real situation, mainly in North-Eastern parts of India. In this race, all those general streams of science, which made the base of those high profile technical and medical fields, are neglected and some average merit students, who failed to qualify for those high profile studies, fills the seats of those BSc colleges. These colleges always misses those higher rank students in merit list. And thus some great career opportunities remains unfilled.
Many times when someone reaches my door seeking career guidance after completing 12th, I recommend them to go for a BSc degree courses. Among all other science undergraduation sources, due to it’s little complexity, the subject Botany remains untouched by the greater proportion of BSc students, making the course more valuable from the career point of view.
So, this article is for those undergraduate students who chose Botany as a core or major subject for higher studies.
Some best books according to Gauhati University syllabus for undergraduate studies in Botany:
As per the syllabus prescribed by Gauhati University, I have listed some of the best books for the 1st semester course bellow. Kindly go through the list alongside a short synopsis.
- Studies in Botany by JN Mitra, D Mitra and SK Chowdhuri, Vol. I: For the basic knowledge and general structure of the course content, this book is always proven as the best. With its simple, straight language and graphical diagrams, the book is understandable for every student, even for those who has little language understanding skills. So, for the basic account of botanical studies, I will give this book a higher priority. But for higher level of studies, i.e. very detailed studies, this one is not up to the mark.
Publisher: Moulik Library.
Price: Rs. 400/- for the 2009 edition.
- Botany for Degree Students: Algae by BR Bashishta, Dr. AK Sinha and Dr. VP Singh: This book is specially written for detailed studies in Algae. In this book, you will find detailed analysis of every aspects of the topic with detailed multi-color diagrams. If you are looking for a book for indepth studies on Algae, then I’ll suggest this book. You’ll find an artistic representation of the content with high quality language. If you are weak in English language, then don’t go for this one.
Publisher: S. Chand & Company Ltd.
Price: Rs. 350/- for the multi-color 2012 edition.
- Other suggested books: For detailed studies of the course content, I’d suggest to go for topic wise published books. In this case, all books published by S CHAND GROUPS are the best with multi-color diagrams and detailed analysis of the topic.
During undergraduate studies, the base of further higher studies are built. So, always try to go thoroughly the subject. For a thorough study, always some basic knowledges are needed and the book Studies in Botany is the best among all to fulfill the basic purposes. For a greater base of knowledge, always follow the maximum possible number of reference books. Thus you’ll make a huge knowledge base and you’ll be unbeatable in the future race of success.