Agriculture Courses – Career, Courses, Admission & Jobs

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Career in Agriculture is one of the largest industries and a good source of employment across the country.

Agriculture also plays a vital role in Indian economy. At present, students from all over the country are selecting the agriculture field for their career prospective.

Firstly, let us define the term “Agriculture

Agriculture is the method and science of farming & cultivation of plants, animals, fungi, medicinal plants and other products which are used to enhance human life.

The study of agriculture is defined as “Agricultural Science”.

Agricultural Science is a multidisciplinary field that comprises of a variety of scientific, technical & business subjects. It promotes the efficient production of quality food in the agricultural-food industry & on the farm linked to the farming.

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Agriculture Field includes horticulture, farm management, businesses & industries which buy & process farm products, manufacture agricultural machinery, banking activities, research for improving quality & quantity of farm products, etc.

A person who is specializes in this field is called as “Agriculturists”.

The history of agriculture dates backs thousands of years ago. Wild grains were collected and eaten from 105,000 years ago, rice was domesticated in China between 13,500 & 8,200 years ago and pigs were domesticated in Mesopotamia around 15,000 years ago.


Courses & Eligibility

To start a professional career in agriculture, you will need to pursue courses in this field. Students have a variety of options to pursue courses in agriculture field. Some popular courses are listed here:

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate in Agriculture Science
  • Certificate course in Food & Beverage Service
  • Certificate course in Bio-fertilizer Production

Diploma Courses:

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

Bachelor Courses (B.Sc):

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Crop Physiology

Master Courses (M.Sc):

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

Doctoral Courses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Entomology
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Students can get the options to choose specializations at the master and doctoral level agriculture courses. Some top specializations are listed below:

  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Floriculture
  • Agriculture Economics
  • Forestry
  • Plant Breeding
  • Agriculture Genetics
  • Hydroponics
  • Weed sciences
  • Agriculture Entomology
  • Agriculture Microbiology
  • Soil science and Agri chemistry

Are you eligible for admission in Agriculture Courses?

UG Courses Eligibility:

Students looking for admissions into bachelor courses are needed to qualify the 10+2 or equivalent exam with biology, mathematics and physics subjects from any recognized school or board. The duration of UG courses (B.Sc Agriculture) is three years.

PG Courses Eligibility:

For admissions in postgraduate courses, students should have a bachelor’s degree with science subjects from any recognized college or institution. The course duration of M.Sc (Agriculture) is two years.


How to get admission in Agriculture Courses?

Students can apply for admission in agriculture courses through the entrance exam organized at national, state and university level. Candidates can apply for this course after completing their 10+2 education. Some colleges also offer admissions on the basis of merit list of the qualifying exam. Some agriculture entrance exams are mentioned here:

  • ICAR AIEEA (All India Entrance Examination for Admission)
  • Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)
  • Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE)
  • Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical (KEAM)
  • Madhya Pradesh Pre-Agriculture Test (MP PAT)

Where to pursue agriculture courses?

There are various government and private colleges in India which offers qualify education in the agriculture field. Some top agriculture colleges are listed below:

  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi
  • Punjab Agricultural University, College of Agriculture Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana
  • Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar
  • Desh Bhagat University, Punjab
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Agriculture (SOA), New Delhi

Career Scope & Jobs

“Presently, the demand for trained professional is high in the agriculture field”.

In India, career in agriculture is one of the preferred choice of the science students.

After pursuing courses in agriculture field, you can apply for jobs in government as well as in private organizations. There are various job opportunities are available for agriculture graduate aspirants. This field can easily lead you towards the highly paid jobs.

Agriculture field offers job opportunities in horticulture, poultry farming, plant science, soil science, food science, animal science, etc. Some of the other agricultural activities that give attractive returns are horticulture, dairying & poultry farming. As a landscapers and horticultures you can get employed in hotels, health farms, resorts, etc.

“A degree in agriculture gives you the skills and knowledge to deal with agricultural sales, agriculture business, food production, etc.”

Self employment opportunities are also available in this field. After completing graduation in this field and with some experience, you can start up your own business like agriculture firms, agriculture products shop, agribase industry, etc.

After completing your postgraduate degree in agriculture, you can work as a supervisors, distributors, researcher & engineer.

Job Titles:

  • Crop specialist
  • Fertilizer sales representative
  • Food microbiologist
  • Food researcher
  • Plant geneticist
  • Soil surveyor
  • Farm manager

Salary & Pay-Scale

“Agriculture field rewards a good salary package to the smart & hard working people”.

In India, many government and private industries offer good salary packages to the agriculture aspirants. With a higher degree and good experience in this field, you can earn a lot in this field.

“As a B.Sc (Agriculture) graduate, you can easily earn around 3 to 4 lacs per year in India”.

Some sectors where you can find job opportunities with the agriculture degree are:

  • Agro-industry Sector
  • Estates and tea gardens
  • Services Sector
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Corporations
  • Agriculture Management

Books & Study Materials

Some best books to study agriculture are listed below:

  • Crop Yields and Global Food Security by Tony Fischer, Derek Byerlee and Greg Edmeades.
  • Feeding the Ten Billion, Plants and Population Growth by L. T Evans
  • Happy Families, Healthy Landscapes, Profitable Farms by David Pratt
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (Hardcover) by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (Paperback) by Michael Pollan
  • The Art and Science of Shepherding by Michel Meuret and Fred Provenza
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

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  1. s.shalini says:

    plz tell me about bsc agricultur.

  2. Le Ann says:

    In Kerela which are the best college’s yo study agricultural courses? Please reply

  3. Raji says:

    Details about degree in agriculture

  4. Gaurav Kumar says:

    Nice job

  5. Romi kumari says:

    I want to know about jobs. What is it’s possibility that after uG course, I got a perfect job??

  6. Rajnish Anand says:

    How to apply in agriculture courses after 12th Science which sector better and more demand in Agriculture

  7. Devaraj yadave says:

    Iwant to know future of 12th agriculture.

  8. swagata ghosh says:

    How to apply in agriculture course after 12 science & which sector is more demand in agriculture ??

  9. Divakar says:

    Sir Anesthesia course is belongs to MLT COURSE is right or wrong?

  10. Anuj kumar says:

    Top best private agricultural college in U.P..
    Plzz say?

  11. Harsh patel says:

    By studying agriculture can i get job in bank like po or bank manager?

  12. Balram singh says:

    private collage ya goverment collage ache hote h agriculture me.
    mujhe private job me salary kitne tak ki milegi aur kesi job milegi

  13. Chiranjeevi says:

    Sir I am a commerce student I m eligible to this course plzzzz rpl sir

  14. Poorna says:

    Sir in Uttaranchal university they r providing MSc in plant pathology( agriculture) is it favorable university

    • sambhav says:

      sir i study in class 12th so which group is best for my UG after that PG.and also easily and effective placemant ……..

  15. kajal.jain says:

    I got 106 mark in JET
    I got govt seat but college is not good
    Plzz tell me what I do
    1 year drop Kru

    Ya kisi private university se bsc kr like

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      its depend upon your choice. If you believe that you will crack the exam next year then only drop one year. Otherwise go for private colleges.

  16. kajal says:

    Sir which college is best for govt job
    Govt or private college

  17. dhanva says:

    What course in agriculture is easier ?

  18. admission in graduation says:

    mujhe agriculture scientists banana hai esame lia mai kaun se course ki taiyari kaju.

  19. Mohan says:

    Super nice

  20. Huma says:

    Which course would be best in agriculture after 12 (bio) for earning purpose.

  21. Shakti Swarupa Bhoi says:

    I have got 3029 rank..where I get a seat????
    Please sir tell me the difference between bsc age. And bsc(hons) age.?? Which is best in this two???
    Sir please reply me soon..

  22. Rohit kamthe says:

    Can i take agri without having bio subject in 12

  23. Hammad Khan says:

    Can you tell me that what will be the percentage required after 12th in agriculture field and salary to be paid after being doing course

  24. Dikshya Rani Sahoo says:

    Sir any distance or part time course are available for bsc agricultural

  25. G.Divya sree says:

    Sir I got 9219 rank in ap eamcet sir can i get agbsc seat in sv university

  26. Princy says:

    Hey please guide me about the trainings under B.Sc AG m pursuing my bsc AG from Allahabad agriculture university

  27. anoushka anuj says:

    I have got 765 rank in a particular quota can I get govt college for bsc agriculture

  28. Anonymous says:

    Possibility to study diploma in agriculture course for 31 years 10th passed student .pls reply me sir

  29. Spandan sahoo says:

    Sir, I want to know the difference between bsc ag and bsc (hons) age.which one is the best

  30. Sahithya says:

    Sir my name is sahitya i got 60400 rank in eamcet exam ts sir can i get agriculture seat in a top most govt college please say mee sir fast

  31. Faiz siddiqui says:

    I want to take direct admission in bsc agriculture

  32. sabihur rahman says:

    I want to take admission in bsc agriculture in BFIT dehradun. i don’t know how is college .please suggest me is it good to take admission there ?

    • Prince says:

      Yaa. This is the professional course . If u want to take admission in bsc agriculture than first fill up the form of icar.. if u want to take direct admission BFIT is the best college for Bsc agriculture.

  33. peasant kumar says:

    Sir, water management Mein bsc.hoti had kya?

  34. Swarnendu Kundu says:

    Where can I get job after completing ug course ?

  35. Satyam bharti says:

    Any good job in agriculture where their is more than 70 thousand sailary per month

  36. Satyam bharti says:

    Which sector is more demand in agriculture

  37. s.prasanth says:

    Ug course full details massage please

  38. khavya says:

    i want to know different courses for biomaths students please help me

  39. Amrita Tamang says:

    I want to know about scope and job oppurtunity in this field. Iam a science students. so after 12 science I am willing to study agriculture but first of all I want to know about this subject in detail. thank you.And how much we can earn in a month and how to get scholarship…

  40. riyaz ahamed says:

    when was ICAR application can I apply for it…..

  41. Yash. V.g.prajapati says:

    How apply in Agricultural course after 12 science?

  42. pawan shah says:

    Pat details

  43. Binod Ray. says:

    Agriculture bhu

  44. anuja says:

    any specialised job in this sector having good pay scale about 1 lakhs a month? means not able to get accurate things of uG courses and future after it.

  45. usman laskar says:

    When entrance exam commance how to apply

  46. Hariram meena says: admissiin detail

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