5 things to know about a career in the Agriculture industry

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Many questions come to the mind of students regarding a career in agriculture. India is an agricultural country. Agriculture is an integral part of life for all of us. Even though we run towards the city in search of jobs, but we forget that there are many such opportunities in the field of agriculture which we do not understand. So let’s know about a career in agriculture after the 12th.

If you want to become an agricultural scientist or a better farmer by joining the field of agricultural research, then for this you should pass the class 12th examination with good marks and get B.Sc Agriculture or B.Sc Agriculture Honors degree.

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This degree can be taken in any one of Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Food Science, and Home Science. After completing your studies, you can directly engage with agriculture and its related activities for the development of the country in the agriculture sector.


To become an Agricultural Scientist, you must have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as well as Biology subjects and if you want to go in the field of Agriculture Engineering then you should have Bachelor in Engineering or Technology or at least Diploma in Agriculture Engineering.

For admission to the courses of Agricultural Science or Engineering, an entrance exam is often conducted. Some states conduct common entrance tests for admission to engineering, medical and agriculture courses. Indian Council of Agricultural Research conducts the entrance exam at all Indian levels.

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Certificate Course

  • Certificate Course in Agricultural Science
  • Certificate Course in Food and Beverage Service
  • Certificate Course in Bio-Fertilizer Production

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Diploma Course

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

Bachelor Course (B.Sc)

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Crop Physiology etc.

Master’s Course (M.Sc)

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

For specialization in the Agricultural field, you can go to Ph.D. Ph.D. These courses are just examples that you can do otherwise the agricultural field has multiple subjects that you can do in graduation.

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Scope and Job opportunities

In agriculture, you can make a golden career in the field of marketing, agricultural engineering, or management. Apart from this, you can also make a great career in Nationalized Banks as Agriculture Extension Officer, Rural Development Officer, Field Officer.

Along with this, there are immense employment opportunities for you in various agriculture departments of the states. There are various government and private agricultural jobs in our country that you can apply for after getting higher educational qualifications and taking proper training in the agriculture field.

  • Soil Scientist/ Engineer
  • Horticulturalists
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Husbandry Specialist
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Food Scientist
  • Agriculture Research Officer
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Environmental Controls Engineer
  • Microbiologist
  • Food Supervisor
  • Agriculture Crop Engineer
  • Fishery Manager
  • Botanist

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Job Sectors

All the departments dealing with the agriculture of the Government of India and the State Governments, All Research Centers of ICAR and State Agricultural Universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, State Agriculture Research Station, Soil Testing Centre, National Seed Corporation, Union Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Department of Agriculture, State Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Ministry and Department, Ministry of Water and Environment, etc.

Apart from this, there are many opportunities for employment in the private sector also which are given below.

  1. Fertilizer and Fertilizer Company
  2. Farming Industry Consultants
  3. Pesticide Industries
  4. Agriculture Equipment Industries Agricultural Commodities Processors
  5. Seed Industries
  6. NGO
  7. Self Financed Institutions
  8. Food Processing Industries
  9. Dairy Industries


5. Salary

In our country, graduate (B.Sc or B.Tech) freshers in the agriculture field initially can get an average of 18 thousand – 50 thousand rupees per month. Like all other fields, the salary package in this field depends on the job role, skills of the candidate from the university or institute affiliated to their bachelor’s degree.

Professionals after 4 years to 6 years of work experience in this field can get an average annual package of up to Rs 6 lakh-10 lakh per year. A researcher related to the field can earn an average salary of 55 to 80 thousand rupees per month. It can increase as per your qualifications and your skill set.


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