After my MSc in botany, should I study further or get a job?Which one is the most preferable?Which country would be best?

Asked by Saikhom chanu over 2 years ago

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MentR-Me Team

It would help if you gave this question some attention before enrolling in the MSc in Botany, as it is perfect. However, it depends on your interests if you've already been here!

Do you have a passion for plants? Then travel abroad for research. Conduct a worthwhile study that will have an impact on India. You may consider some issues that society is currently grappling with, such as agriculture, sustainable agriculture, botanical medicines, or the work of a Chinese woman who, with the aid of contemporary scientific methodologies, won the Nobel Prize for her work on Chinese Traditional Medicine in 1967. (2015 Nobel to Traditional Chinese Medicine Expert is a Win for Evidence-based Pharmacognosy).

Providing the general public with more affordable healthcare systems is another way you may contribute. For their healthcare needs, 80% of people in developing countries rely on traditional medicines. 25% of individuals in wealthy nations also depend on these conventional treatments.

You can approach thinking in this manner. The top 10 medications used today come from plants; examples include artemisinin, taxol, digoxin, and digitoxin. Traditional medicine and human health are receiving more attention so that you can contribute to the achievement of the objective of providing healthcare to people, especially in developing countries.

You can enrol in classes like "Managing Intellectual Property Rights" and similar ones.

You can also focus on food production systems; many countries face many difficulties due to the massive post-harvest crop loss. You can work here. Give creative suggestions for reducing post-harvest losses.

Nine hundred eighty million people worldwide are currently undernourished; you can help end poverty. 25 to 35 per cent of countries lack sufficient access to food. However, the issue is occasionally due to distribution and unequal food distribution rather than a deficit in agricultural supply.

IFoS India Forest Services, ACF Assistant Conservator of Forests, etc., come to mind. Jobs for curators at botanical gardens. You can become a teacher, create course materials for botany lectures, participate in the NET JRF or ICMR NET, and apply for various additional fellowships to pursue a PhD. You can take the NET exam to become an assistant professor in a university. To become a scientist, you can take the ARS NET. You can cooperate with private businesses.

Entrepreneurship in pharmaceutical foods, seafood, medicinal plants, etc., may be a wise choice.

Make a thought-out decision before leaving, whatever you do!


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