Agriculture - Career Queries
Agriculture is considered to be one of the core fields of India. Agricultural practices are there since the birth of India, which makes India as one of the giants in the agricultural practices and hence making this field as one of the most important sectors of Indian economy. The sector of agriculture is considered to be an opportunity to work and improve and during that phase, management and administration of agricultural resources look like a sector to look forward too. As the idea of this sector is to provide all the raw materials and basic utilities, and due to production rate in this
Career Opportunities In Food Science And Technology
Choosing a correct career is becoming difficult but seeing your interest and following it can lead you to choose the best career.
A person finding food a fascinating topic can start his career in food science. Food science and technology is a vast field and a person can start his career in food science.
What is food science?
Food science is the combination of various sciences like biochemistry, physical science, and chemical engineering. In simple, food science is the process of manufacturing, processing, and distribution of the food.
If you are qualified 12th with 50% marks with Physics chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology, you are eligible to apply for B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics course. You can work as dietitians and nutritionists, Food Inspectors , Nutrition Analyst in NGO’s, hospitals, government organizations like FCI and food industry etc. after your graduation. A masters in this course will help you to widen the opportunity. Leading institutes to pursue your interested course are Lovely Professional University, Pondicheri university etc.
Dear Sampath; it is great that your mind is set on doing agriculture. That too after completing your B.Tech. But, one simple question is; why?
What motivates you? Does your family have any farm land? Then try your hand for around 6 months. See how it goes; then if you like it you can continue. It'll be an OJT (On the Job Training) for you. But, after 6 months; suppose you don't farming any more, then you can get back and probably do a M.Tech or search for a job.
Questions like this are not easy to answer; unless I know your family background; what motivates and such other aspects.
To decide which has more scope is a little tricky question.
I would potrait an overview of the three from which you should be able to infer and decide for yourself.
Forestry can be done on both in undergraduate and post graduate level and secure a job in state as well as central government sector.
Pay and perks would be according to the pay band of 7th pay commission for central government employees and pay scale of the state government.
The selection procedure for the job would be purely based on the recruitment process of the centre and the state
This is an area with
A biochemist is someone who is a master of biology and chemistry. Such graduates can find jobsacross all industry.
You have an opportunity in the food industry to agriculture to pharma to medical to forensic etc.
Your job is purely research oriented, so you could opt for clinical research field too. Similiarly in other industries, you would mainly be engaged with clinical trials before a product reaches the market.
Hope this helps.
Wish you good luck..
How did you develop a sudden interest in Food and Nutrition? It appears that you did not take guidance from anybody before choosing PCME combination for 12th.
Anyways, I would like to tell that unfortunately you wont be able to take degree in Food and Nutrition based on PCME since that degree required PCB combination at the 12th level. Technically you are not eligible.
I would suggest that still there is time to know what you can do better for a good career ahead. PCME is a good stream with lot of opportunities ahead in career and jobs.
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May I ask, what were you doing till October after your 12th exam? Were you enjoying your 12th result too much that you didnt bother to think about the further admissions?
October is too late and colleges must have readied for their terminal / mid term examinations. How will you be able to cope up with the studies. University shall not allow admission now to a degree course like BSc.
I think it is better to visit the college in which you wish to have admitted and speak to the Principal.
Once there is a gap, then getting into technical field is difficult.
You need to choose a good career for you based on your interests and then you make up the lost years.
I would suggest that you take the Ideal Career Test from CareerGuide.com. Its a psychometric test which will judge your aptitude levels, interests, innate abilities, skills, attitude and suggest you a suitable career based on your performance in the test. It is online and MCQ based test.
Diet plays a key role in the promotion of health and happiness of a person. A good and well-balanced diet improves the quality of life while a bad diet could lead to illness and diseases. Dietetics and nutritionists are experts in this field of study - while dietetics is associated with food administration, nutrition is related to the interaction of nutrients in the food.
Dietitians are experts at understanding and putting into practice the scientific and medical research associated with food and health. They design various food and nutritional programs to support the promotion of health and c
How on earth did you feel that being a Dietician is a career for your future? Firstly in spite of being into Science stream uptil 12th, you chose to go to Commerce. Now again you wish to come back to Science field. Don't you think you are wasting too much of energy, money and time by choosing wrong things?
For Dietician, your 12th PCM is of no use, since PCB is required for an entry to the Dietician course.
You should have thought about this at the time you too admission to 11th Science stream, whether are you really meant and suitable for science or no. If you have shifted
Nice to know that you are looking at best colleges for Agriculture studies. Hope you are looking for under graduate courses in Agriculture. BSc Agriculture is the most recommended course and then a Masters in Agriculture or MBA in AgriBusiness Management is recommended.
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Agriculture College Pune
The above are the best colleges to study Agriculture.
Going for a PG or a job depends on your priority or on the availability of the opportunity. If there is a job opportunity in sight, then definitely you should give priority to grab that job. If not, then doing MSc Agriculture or MSc BioTechnology or MSc Horticulture is best to do which will add domain knowledge for you.