Agriculture: Job prospects,Top Colleges and Recruiters

Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of the animals and the plants, which provide the food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to enhance for life and to sustain. This course field provides plenty of rising opportunities for rural people over a large scale in the underdeveloped and developing countries. The course field also brings a wave of job prospects and career opportunities to surf and choose a career in this field.

Highlights


The highlights for the course study of Bachelor of Science in the agricultural field are :

Course NameAgriculture
Duration

B. Sc Agriculture: 4 years

M. Sc Agriculture: 2 years

Admission Process
Many Institutions have their own entrances. Some institutions provide direct admission
Examination typeAnnual
Eligibility10+2 in Science Stream
Top Recruiting Companies
DuPont India, Rallis India Limited, National Agro Industries, ABT Industries
Job Positions
Agriculture Officer, Agriculturists, Marketing Executive, Seed Technologist etc

There are plenty of careers and courses available for the course study of the agriculture field and as accordingly with the course, the topics of study and the criteria also differ. 



Eligibility and Course:

Course

Duration EligibilityEntrance
B. Sc Agriculture4 yearsCandidates require minimum 10+2 qualification or equivalent from a recognized Board. Candidates also have to qualify the entrance examination.
  • ICAR-AIEEA
  • KEAM
    IGKV-CET
  • OUAT
M. Sc Agriculture2 YearsCandidates require a graduation degree in Agriculture. Candidates also have to qualify the PG entrance exam.
  • AGRICET
  • AIEEA
  • MCAER PG CET


Top Recruiters 

The top recruiters for the course study for the Agricultural field are:
  • DuPont India
  • Rallis India Limited
  • National Agro Industries
  • Rasi Seeds
  • ABT Industries
  • Advanta Limited

Admissions Process

The admission process for the course study for Agriculture field is based over the marks obtained in the qualifying examination (Direct Admission) or else through the written exam conducted by the university/institution which offers the respective and the relevant degree.

Syllabus:

The syllabus and courses for the agricultural field of study are based on the topics and the subjects for the course study and the relevant specialization. Few of them are :

  • Agronomy - This course of an agricultural field, deals with the field-crop production and soil management.
  • Horticulture - The horticulture is the study of plant physiology and propagation. The horticulturalists apply their relevant knowledge of botany discipline, plant, and soil science to the areas like landscape design or crop management. They work directly with the plants, also work over the aspects of the selection, breeding, planting, care, and pollution

  • Genetics and Plant Breeding - This branch deals with the application of Molecular Biology to insert the desirable traits into the plants. The application of Molecular Biology helps to insert the desirable traits into the relevant plants. The best quality plants in the given field are used for the growth of further generations, which includes the scientific mechanism.
  • Plant Pathology - The plant pathology is aimed at offering to the eligible candidates as the advanced learning in the plant diseases and to their relevant management..
  • Agricultural Economics - The course mainly focuses on the requisite technical skills which are relevant to the field of Agricultural Economics, while maintaining the focus on the applications rather than abstract analysis. This science program focuses on the economics methods and the tools employed in solving the agriculture-related issues.
  • Seed Science and Technology - The course study mainly focuses on the study and structure and the development of the seeds. The study is based from the moment of fertilization of the egg cell to the emergence of the new plant from the seed, this provides a scientific and a technological touch to the study of the seed-related aspects, focused to the plant and the crop growth.
  • Certificate Course in Food Production - The candidates deal with the use of Agriculture Science and Technology in Food Production.  
  • Agriculture Entomology - The entomology deals with the study of insects with the relationship to humans and its effect on the environment. This program offers an integrity study for the applied ecology in gaining the knowledge over the dynamics involved in plant protection and the population of the insects. 
  • Agricultural Statistics - The course has the major specializations as Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, and agricultural meteorology.  The course study provides to design and analysis of the experiments, the statistical modelling, the methodology, statistical genetics and statistical ecology of the agricultural field.
  • Certificate Course In Food And Beverage Service - A food and beverage management certificate program can prepare students to manage the production, the costs, its sanitation and the nutrition requirements associated with the operation of the restaurant or the catering service.
  • Animal Husbandry - This course study focuses on imparting on-the-job training in animal care and breeding. This curriculum course fosters the practical skills of the students, basing over the relevant work fields like Animal Nutrition, Genetics, and Animal Breeding, Population Genetics Applied to Animal Breeding and Animal Physiology.
  • Dairy Technology - The course field, offers intensive training in the milk processing, milk products quality control and the engineering aspects of the dairy processing equipment. It refers to the analysis by the students or the production units like the dairy plants and the ice cream units.

Skills Required

The skills required for the candidate for the Agricultural field are :
  • Analytical Skills: Agricultural Engineers must understand and analyze the needs of the complex systems which involves the workers, the crops, animals, equipment and the environment.
  • Communication Skills: The agricultural engineers must understand the needs of the relevant workers, clients, and the other working over the project. It is also required to communicate the relevant thoughts about the systems and about the solutions to any of the problems they have been working on.
  • Math Skills: The agricultural engineers use the disciplines of calculus, trigonometry and other advanced mathematical for the analysis, design and the troubleshooting for the relevant project.
  • Problem-solving skills: The agricultural engineers'  sole problem is to look after and solve the problems found in the agricultural production, where the goals to the agricultural production are based creatively to the principles of engineering.

Top Entrances

The top entrance exams for the course study of agriculture are  :

Job Prospects:

Job Post Job DescriptionAverage Salary per annum
Agriculture Officer
An agricultural extension officer directly works with farmers and companies related to agriculture. Their primary role is to aid these groups to make better decisions to increase agricultural production.
2.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs
Agriculturists
Agriculturists help farmers optimize their agriculture operations by providing support on soil management and crop protection, breeding and livestock care, environmental concerns, disease, and harvesting techniques. You may specialize as a livestock agriculturist or a crop agriculturist.
3 lakhs to 4 lakhs
Marketing Executive
Marketing executives, also known as marketing officers or marketing coordinators, are involved in developing marketing campaigns to promote a service, product, event or campaign. ... The focus can be on selling a product, a service or raising awareness of an issue that affects the public.
2.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs
Rice Breeder
Plant breeders (also known as geneticists) undertake scientific research into plant and crop-based agriculture with the aim of improving plant breeding techniques and developing new strains of crops. Plant breeders work to develop the disease and drought-resistant crops while increasing yields to meet consumer needs.

6 lakhs to 8 lakhs
Seed Technologist
 Seed Production Technicians provide support to growers by helping them with operations of seed equipment, planting, and seed scouting. They are responsible for the coordination of planning, strategizing, and production of certain seeds for individual companies.
3 lakhs to 4 lakhs
Junior Associate - Research
Junior clinical research associates (CRAs) are responsible for completing clinical research and administrative tasks for their organization. Other tasks include researching article content and conducting data extraction and analysis.
4 lakhs to 6 lakhs

FAQs

Q: What is farm power and machinery?
A: The field of the farm power and machinery involves the application of the mechanical, physical, biological and the electronic principles to the solution of the real-life problems and the issues in the crop/fruit/vegetable production and the relevant processing

Q: Which agriculture is practiced in India?
A: The farming systems which significantly contribute to the agriculture of India are subsistence farming, organic farming, industrial farming.  There are regions throughout India which differ in types of farming they use, few are based on the horticulture, ley farming, agroforestry, etc.

Q: What are the top entrances for a M.Sc Degree in Agriculture?
A: The top entrances are mentioned below:

  1. AGRICET
  2. AIEEA
  3. MCAER PG CET

Q: What is the duration of the course?

A: The duration of the bachelor's degree is 4 years and the master's degree is 2 years.

Q: What is the minimum eligibility required for the course?

A: The minimum eligibility is 10+2 in Science Stream.

Q: Who are the top recruiters associated with the field of Agriculture?

A: The Top Recruiters are mentioned below:

  • DuPont India
  • Rallis India Limited
  • National Agro Industries
  • Rasi Seeds
  • ABT Industries
  • Advanta Limited

Q: What are the top colleges of this course?

A:  The top colleges are mentioned below:

  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi
  • Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad 
  • National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal
  • University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore 
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore 
  • Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana 
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)

Q: What is the admission process for Agriculture?

A: The admission process for the course study for the Agriculture field is based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination (Direct Admission) or else through the written exam conducted by the university/institution which offers the respective and the relevant degree.

Q: What are the top career prospects associated with Agriculture?

A: The top career prospects associated with this course are

  • Agriculture Officer
  • Agriculturists
  • Marketing Executive
  • Seed Technologist

Q: What are the top entrances for a Bachelor's degree course in Agriculture?

A: The top entrances are mentioned below:

  • ICAR-AIEEA
  • KEAM
  • IGKV-CET
  • OUAT


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