About the agriculture category

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RE: About the agriculture category

Preetha Ajit
Preetha Ajit
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  • Bengaluru

Dear Rajiv,

The scholastics, research and preparing arrangement of Indian agribusiness is globally recognized for its quality. In the wake of finishing an agribusiness course, you can discover work in Agricultural Marketing, Farming, Dairy Farming, Food Science and Technology and other fluctuated disciplines. Rural studies have distinctive qualification criteria for the shifted courses that are advertised. There are transient recognitions, affirmations, lone ranger's courses and additionally experts and PhD courses that can be sought after in the wake of passing school with science, trade or even in the wake of finishing standard tenth.

India has few of the main universities for agrarian studies in Asia. A couple of these universities have been set up in the late nineteenth century and the mid twentieth century.

B.Sc. in Agriculture: This is a 4-year Graduate Degree program. The core curriculum is very vast and inter-disciplinary consisting of courses in Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Microbiology, Agricultural Statistics, Agronomy , Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Extension education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Food technology, Animal Husbandry apart from supporting courses in Basic Sciences, Humanities and Agricultural Engineering.

B.Tech in Agriculture: This is a four-year course.  This course is made by amalgamating different distinctive standards of animal science, plant science, mechanical, common, electrical and substance building.

The fee for these courses is not more than Rs. 50,000 for the entire course duration. But apart from these courses too, there are several courses that can be pursued.

There are varied courses abroad to be pursued in food science, forest planning, animal husbandry and other agrarian educational fields, largely concerned with the scientific part of the study. The fees however are on the higher side. The investment in education will cost anywhere between Rs. 25 - Rs. 50 lakhs.

Apart from the above mentioned courses, there are several different courses that can be pursued in India through various other course curriculums.

Certificate Course in Agriculture Science: This is a certificate course which a candidate can join anytime.  The eligibility for the course is passing standard 10th. There are a handful institutes in India that offer this course. Colleges like Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule University, Jaipur, Nalanda Open University, Bihar, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University,Gujarat offer these courses.

Diploma course in Agriculture: A diploma course is for a duration of two years. The eligibility for the course is passing standard 10th. Colleges like Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Guru Kashi University Punjab and Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Coimbatore offer these courses.

BBA Agriculture: A commerce related course, the Bachelor’s of Business Administration is a 4-year Graduate degree program. Candidates who have passed 10+2 from any stream are eligible for this course.

MBA (International Agribusiness): This 2-year post graduate program is which is eligible for a student who has successfully completed graduation in any discipline. Anand Agricultural University is the only university in India that offers this Management-level program.

A wide range of careers are available for qualified students in government and public sector organizations, agricultural firms, cooperatives, food processing and retail business, research institutes and laboratories, banks and financial corporations, central and state government organizations and private firms. Depending on the education, monthly income can range from Rs. 15,000-20,000 a month to Rs. 70,000 a month.

India is one of the top ten countries in terms of agriculture. 

Some of the job profiles required in this sector are:

  • Agriculture Science Teacher
  • Grain Elevator Manager
  • Farm Business Manager
  • Sales Representative: Feed and Animal Health
  • Environmental Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Scientist & Specialist
  • Food Production Supervisor
  • Biological Technician
  • Agronomy Sales and Management

Hope this helps

Happy career planning

Preetha Ajit

Career planner

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