School of Agriculture Studies

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M.Sc (Agronomy)

The traditional agriculture in India needs improvement. Globalization and the proliferation technology will radically transform agriculture in the coming years. The demand for trained experts and professionals in the new scenario would be massive.

Agronomy is the application of a number of specialized branches of science and technology to production and usage of plants as food, raw material and reclamation of land. M.Sc. Agriculture is suitable for students who value manual labor and are ready to contribute to the growth of society.

SCOPE AND HIGHLIGHTS

Agronomy involves focused study in a number of fields such as Biochemistry, Climatology, Genetics, Physiology, Ecology, Earth Science, Plant Breeding, Crop Rotation and Plant Breeding.

Other subjects include irrigation, weed control, insect and pest control, soil science and drainage. A number of noncore courses consist of Micro-Macro Economics for Agriculture, Production Economics and management, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural marketing, price analysis, Research methodology, Econometrics and Agricultural development policies.

Besides theory the practical aspects of the subjects are explored via seminars, interactive sessions, research project and field trips. The above discussion reveals that agronomy lies at the intersection of Physical Science, Biology, and Management.

Students are taught to apply such learning to real-world situations where scientific principals surrounding agronomy are put to action, by combining research with in-depth instruction in climatology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and plant breeding.

CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES

The Indian Government recruits such graduates for different posts in state-central bodies dedicated to Agriculture. The posts range from entry to Officer’s level. One such profile is of Loan Officer who deals with agricultural loans in Government Banks. An MSC Agriculture graduates suit such job profiles.

M.Sc. degree holders are eligible for different levels of teaching posts in Government educational institutions provided they pass the relevant entrance exams. Private Sector is not without jobs for MSC graduates. Jobs exist in Plantations, Fertilizer factories, Agriculture Machines, Agricultural Products marketing and Food Processing.

People interested in Self-employment may choose to work as farmers. Similarly they can work as entrepreneurs providing services in agriculture and its allied fields. Students who graduate with M.Sc. degree in agriculture can easily find employment in an industrial, academic or research environment.

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