About The Course
BSc Agriculture is a 4-year undergraduate course that primarily focuses on research and practices in agricultural science, dealing with disciplines like Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Microbiology, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, etc. It is a professional degree recognized by the Government of India in the field of agricultural science. This course aims to provide training to implement modern agricultural techniques and technologies in the real world scenario.
Course Duration: 4-Years
More Details About BSc Agriculture
Interested students are required to fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria of BSc Agriculture course:
- Completion of Intermediate (12 years of school education) in the Science stream with 50% of marks.
- Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics as the subjects of study.
Apart from this, candidates possessing Intermediate in Agriculture stream (limited states) are also eligible to apply for the course. A few of the colleges also conduct their own university and college-level entrance examination for offering admissions to this course.
Students who like to study about the agricultural condition of any place and are interested in studying about solid and crops must pursue this course. Disciplines like Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Microbiology, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, etc are taught here. If such disciplines interest then you can pursue this course.
- After completing the course, graduates can find jobs in both the public and private sectors.
- The average annual salary offered to these professionals ranges between INR 2 to 8 LPA. It may be higher in the government sector.
- The Gazetted post of Government of India as Agricultural Officer (Agronomist) is one of the most prestigious jobs in the public sector after BSc Agriculture. Some other jobs associated with the profile are:
- Agriculture Officer
- Assistant Plantation Manager
- Agricultural Research Scientist
- Business Development Executive
- Marketing Executive
Students have a wide range of scope after completing BSc Agriculture
- The opportunity of government jobs are also there with IBPS, UPSC, FCI and others. Since the student is a graduate the student is eligible to participate in competitive exams for Government Jobs.
- There is also the option of higher studies, pursuing a Masters in Agriculture through various agriculture entrance exams like ICAR PG, UPCATET, CMAFFU, and several others.
- Colleges and universities conduct entrance exams once a year to enroll aspiring students in the PG courses.
- Many colleges offer agricultural courses in India. ICAR is the regulating body. It has listed 4 deemed universities, 65 institutions, 14 national research centers, 6 national bureau, and 13 directorates/project directorates