Agricultural Science Careers

Agriculture science careers

A thriving global market, increased exports, biotech and genetic engineering advances, and government financial benefits have all combined to create great demand for qualified professionals in the agricultural scienceis sector. The field has overlaps with many others such as:

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  • Farm management,
  • Agricultural machinery manufacture,
  • Farm product distribution networks,
  • Agricultural finance
  • Agricultural research

Eligibility Criteria

Most universities demand 50% marks in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, though some popular universities will accept state government test scores, such as Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) admissions based on EAMCET (test conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh) scores.

Post-graduate courses in specialized domains require bachelor degrees in related subjects; the same goes for master graduates seeking.

Read: Career as forest ranger

Job Prospects

This diversified fields offers jobs in the following areas among others:

  • Farming and other allied activities
  • Research and development
  • Horticulture
  • Floriculture
  • Dairy and Poultry Farming
  • Fishery

Salary

Remuneration for fresh graduates in government bodies begin at Rs. 7000 and go up to Rs.17000 based on experience. District officers may command Rs. 12000+, while scientists may command Rs. 18-25000 every month. The private sector pays considerably more generously, and also offers many perks

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Agricultural Science Universities offer courses as given below:

  • Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry
    • M. Sc Ag.
    • PhD in agricultural Sciences Etc.
  • Assam Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • CCS Haryana Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry
    • M. Sc Ag.
    • PhD IN agricultural Sciences Etc.
  • C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry
    • M. Sc Ag. Etc.
  • Marathwada Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Narendra Deva University of Agriculture And Technology
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Punjab Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry
    • M. Sc Ag. Etc.
  • Rajendra Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Rajasthan Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry
    • M. Sc Ag. Etc.
  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry
    • M. Sc Ag. Etc.
  • University of Calcutta
    • B.Sc. Ag. Sc
    • B. Sc Forestry etc.
  • Kerala Agricultural University
    • MSc (Horticulture)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
    • MSc (Horticulture)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar
    • B.Sc. (Hort)
    • M.Sc. (Horticulture)
  • Annamalai University
    • BSc (Horticulture)
  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad
    • M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture (Vegetable Science)
    • M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture (Floriculture & Land Scaping)
    • M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture (Fruit Production & Post Harvest Technology)
  • Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapur
    • BSc (Horticulture)

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