11Introduction to Biology for PU College 

Biology means life. It is the branch in science that deals with the study of living organisms. It is an amazing subject- it is larger than life! Nothing beats the amusement of understanding the world and the environment, the people, plants, animals and microorganisms.

 Biology is a subject that one finds in a PUC course those students who are willing to take up medicine, paramedical course or as a find interesting in it take it up. 

So why take up biology?

  1. You understand life : you understand life and being of living things. you start understanding and respecting the diversity of life forms across this little world of ours -the earth. you understand what it takes to live a healthy life and how other life forms sustain their lives through various natural processes
  2. It’s broad: From the largest organism to the tiniest form, from the most abundant to the rarest species, biology covers a vast range of topics that one could ever study.
  3. Understanding biology helps you live a healthier life and improve the lives of others: Learning the complex system of the human body enables you to make better decisions for your health and the health of others. It motivates you to want healthier life choices, because you understand the gravity of diet, exercise, social and drinking habits , life span and life satisfaction. You need to know knowledge based on scientific facts.
  4. Biology is hands-on learning: You explore the site, field study, visits to the water bodies, collecting the samples that you want to study. It’s never ending and it is always fun.
  5. Biology is the heart of many social and economic issues: By studying biology you learn to make more informed decisions about your health and about biological significant issues such as genetically modified crops, use of antibiotics, eradication of invasive species that causes pandemic. We saw the importance of doctors, biologists, virologists in fighting this pandemic. 
  6. Biology helps to contribute to the future of the world: When you study biology positively , it aids you to develop your character. pu colleges in bangaloreThose who practice science in classrooms and labs become familiar with how to be ethical in their research and experiments. Honesty is vital for a scientist, integrity is a must for the data collected, your mind gets trained to give credit where it is due ,take initiative ,practice humility constructively respond to criticism and analyze.
  7. Biology helps one to see failures as beginnings not endings: We learn many things even if there is no advancement in the research findings or things expected as per our findings.
  8. Biology opens up career opportunities: The list goes on like this Agronomist, Animal behavior ,Scientist, Animal welfare officer ,Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Cheese production supervisor, Conservation Biologist, Environmental Analyst, Fisheries scientist, Food and Drink Technologist, Forestry technician, Genetics technician, Marine Biologist, Meat Biochemist ,Medical sciences technician, Nursery grower, Plant Pathologist, Plant Physiologists, Quarantine officer and many more.
  9. Biology is the past, present & future: The eternal relevant field to society is this subject, be it through the world’s noblest profession ( doctors) or through a nurse or through medical research ,demand is only bound to rise as the human race evolves.
  10. Biology is an endless adventure: There are constantly new developments happening in the field whether you want to one underneath the waves observing corals or tagging sharks or whether one ends up in the public school system teaching biology to high school or college- it’s a great opportunity to learn.

About the Writer:

K.Shobha Barolia

(M.Sc, M Phil, B.Ed,  with   15 years  experience  as Teacher/Lecturer for ICSE ISC, PU and UG classes for Biology).


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