Agriculture is part of the Indian Culture. The field itself is the science that many of the farmers are passive scientists without degrees and with practical knowledge. People depending on agriculture are higher in number than many other fields in India. The field has found many innovative methodologies to improve the outcome. Thus, agriculture field is really in need of professionals of contemporary developments.
Several Universities have introduced the courses related to agriculture to improve the number of professionals of the field. These courses include all major aspects and sub fields of agriculture such as raising stock, horticulture, fisheries etc. As the professionals in the field have huge demand and opportunities in several fields, the courses also got demand.
There are several courses offered in the discipline. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology, Master of Science, Master of Technology and Doctoral Degree are the majorly offered courses. Apart from them many other Certificate courses, Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma Courses offered in subfields of the discipline.
Few of the specializations are – Agricultural Biotechnology, Farm Management, Agricultural Meteorology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics, Entomology, Agricultural Zoology, Seri Culture etc.
For the Graduation Courses, passing in 10+2 with science subjects is the educational eligibility. Graduation in the relevant field is mandatory for the Master’s Degree course. Holding Master’s Degree in the relevant subject is required for Doctoral Degree. Most of these courses include entrance test in the admission process.
The opportunities for an Agriculture Graduate are found in Government and Non Government Agricultural Departments, Banks, Insurance Companies, Dairy Companies, Agri-Biotech Companies, Storage and Grading Companies, Food Chain Companies, Food product Companies, Pest Controlling Companies, Animal Industry and Teaching. The job roles are depended on the educational qualification and the experience.
The major job roles are Agricultural Scientist, Agricultural Officer, Breeding Manager, Farm Manager, Crop Consultant, Food Technologist, Feed Plant Manager, Teacher / Lecturer / Professor etc.