Agriculture, in simple words, deals with the study of plant breeding consumed by human beings. Agriculture, considered to be the backbone of the Indian economy, would be more important in days to come as it would provide not only food but also the raw material for industries, fuel through biomass, and also be able to use the wastewater. Thus, a career in agriculture science is lucrative and provides ample employment opportunities.
|Diploma in Agriculture||Class 10||2 years|
|Undergraduate||Class 10+2 Science (with PCB/PCM)||4 years|
|Post Graduate||Graduate (B.Sc. In Agriculture science)||
|Ph.D. (For those who want to go in research and academics)||Post Graduate (with Agriculture as a special subject)||Minimum 3 years|
|Ph.D. / Doctorate Course||M.E./M.Tech.||3 years|
There is no entrance exam for this course. Admission is done on the basis of 12th Board exam marks. Some colleges or universities require state, national or university level common entrance tests.
Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR ten thousand to one lakhs fifty thousand per year; similarly, a postgraduate course can cost in the range of INR twenty thousand to INR One lakhs fifty thousand per year – both of the above are excluding lodging/boarding expenses.
Interest in agriculture and farming
Time management skills
Interest in cultivation
Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates and postgraduates in Bachelor of Science with Agriculture Science:
Production Manager: Production managers ensure that manufacturing processes run reliably and efficiently. Responsibilities of the job include planning and organizing production schedules. Estimating, negotiating and agreeing budgets and timescales with clients and managers.
Soil Engineer: A soil engineer investigates and analyzes a site for such qualities as soil characteristics, composition, and drainage. Soil engineers also consider the weight-bearing capacity of the ground under a building's foundation.
Agricultural Scientist: One who is a specialist in analyzing farming methods and food production methods to enhance safety and crop yield. Through research, an agricultural scientist works on new and innovative ways to increase the quality of food grown and supplied.
Agricultural Officer: It is the responsibility of agricultural officers to ensure that all agricultural activities and goods take the place of state and local regulations. Jobs for agriculture officers in India is to audit, investigate, analyze and test agricultural products.
Food Microbiologist: Performs various research and experiments, determining food safety and how to sustain it.
Agriculture Inspector: They examine agriculture commodities and related operations such as fish and logging operations to ensure the operations compliance with law and regulations of government's health, safety and quality standards.
Diploma in Agriculture
Anand Agricultural University, Anand (http://www.aau.in)
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh (http://www.jau.in)
Parul University, Vadodara (http://paruluniversity.ac.in/home)
Gujarat Agricultural University, Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada, Banaskantha (http://www.sdau.edu.in)
Navsari Agricultural University (NAU), Navsari, Gujarat (http://www.nau.in)
Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra (www.pdkv.ac.in)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra (https://mpkv.ac.in)
Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra (http://www.mkv.ac.in)
Shri Shivaji Agriculture College, Amravati, Maharashtra (http://ssacpdkv.org)
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra open university, Nasik (http://www.ycmou.ac.in)
Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dopali, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra (http://www.dbskkv.org)
Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur (http://igkvmis.cg.nic.in/epayment/Default.aspx)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (http://www.jnu.ac.in)
Central Agricultural University, Manipur (http://www.cau.ac.in)
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (http://www.pau.edu)
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya(JNKVV), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh (http://jnkvv.org)
University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K. Bangalore (http://www.uasbangalore.edu.in)
Gujarat Agro Industries Ltd
National Agro Industry
Fortune Agro Net
Godrej Agrovet Ltd.
IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited)
All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.