Do You Want To Build A Career In Agriculture? Know The Details About The Field

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Highlights

  • In India, Agriculture employes a major portion of a total population of the country.

  • Because of some demographic changes which the state is expected to undergo, the industry requires the decent number of youth.

  • If you want to build a career in agriculture, you will need to opt for agricultural courses.

  • Many private and government colleges offer quality education in agriculture that can fetch a fruitful career.

Agriculture

In India, Agriculture employes a major portion of a total population of the country.  Because of some demographic changes which the state is expected to undergo, the industry requires the decent number of youth. There used to be a time when a malnourished farmer, sweating and plowing his agri-field was pictured to show the agriculturalist. But now the picture of agriculturalist shows a different picture. With Mechanisation and Science, the industry has turned into an economical and attractive career option.  There are many institutes and universities which offer agricultural courses. These institutes and universities build an extensive network of science centers in the entire economy which has enormous potential to create jobs in this industry. In this article, we will provide you details crucial for building a career in agriculture. 

Courses & Eligibility

If you want to build a career in agriculture, you will need to opt for agricultural courses. Like others, this field of study provides students with a variety of options. Some of the popular academic course are listed below. 

Certificate Courses

Certificate course in Bio-fertilizer Production
Certificate course in Food & Beverage Service
Certificate in Agriculture Science

Diploma Courses

Diploma in Food Processing
Diploma Courses in Agriculture and Allied Practices
Diploma in Agriculture

Bachelor Courses

Bachelor of Science in Crop Physiology
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Master Courses

Master of Science in Agriculture Botany
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Master of Science in Agriculture

Doctoral Courses

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Entomology
Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Biotechnology
Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture

Specializations In Agriculture

Students can opt for specializations at the masters and doctoral level academic courses. Here we have enlisted top specializations.

Agronomy
Horticulture
Floriculture
Agriculture Economics
Forestry
Plant Breeding
Agriculture Genetics
Hydroponics
Weed sciences
Agriculture Entomology
Agriculture Microbiology
Soil science and Agri chemistry

UG Courses Eligibility

Interested candidates can get admission into bachelor courses after qualifying their higher and senior secondary exams, with Biology, Mathematics, and Physics from any recognized board.   

PG Courses Eligibility

To take admission into postgraduate agri-courses, students required to have a bachelor's degree with Science from any recognized university or college. 

Admission Process

Interest students can apply for admission in agriculture courses through the entrance exam. The entrance exams for the admission in agriculture courses are organized at national, state and university level. Some colleges also offer admissions by merit of last qualifying exams. 

Colleges 

Many private and government colleges offer quality education in agriculture. Some of them are listed here. 

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Agriculture (SOA), New Delhi
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi
Punjab Agricultural University, College of Agriculture Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana
Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar
Desh Bhagat University, Punjab

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