A Guide to Agriculture Studies After 12th!

Agriculture studies guide

 

Agriculture studies after 12th as a career option!

B.Sc. Agriculture course is a great option for students looking for a career option along with aiding our nation with the backbone of our nation’s economy. Since India is an agrarian country, this field will never run out of job opportunities. To be honest, qualified professionals are always valued, when it comes to agriculture sector. Thus, it is evident that there is more than just one reason to pursue this course! We also keep hearing stories about soil erosion, climatic changes causing destruction of crops and depleting resources like soil and water. This is leading us to world where our basis of survival is at stake.

B.Sc. in Agriculture is an under graduate course of 3 years duration which can be pursued by aspirants who have successfully completed their 10+2 level education. This course focuses on various aspects concerning the field of Agriculture. Aspirants who have completed this degree can work in design and manufacture of agricultural machinery, in irrigation, drainage, etc. A lot of colleges and Universities all over India and abroad offer this course.

B.SC. AGRICULTURE: COURSE DETAILS

It is a 4 years long Undergraduate Bachelor Degree program. B.Sc. Agriculture program consists of topics such as- agriculture science, use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal and poultry management, basics of biotechnology etc. Further along the course, students are taught about the main systems of crop and livestock production, uses of pesticides, geographical information systems, and remote sensing, agricultural marketing, farm business management and the management of farm machinery and human resources; and world agriculture.

 B.SC. AGRICULTURE: IMPORTANT SUBJECTS PRESENT IN THE PROGRAM

*Please note that only the important subjects have been listed

Agronomy: Basics of Agronomy, Field Crops (Kharif), Field Crops (Rabi), Crop Production, Weed Management, Irrigation Techniques, Water resource management, Organic Farming, Sustainable agriculture. Apart from theoretical subjects, practical sessions are also involved, in case of these subjects.

Plant Genetics: Botany, Basics of Genetics, Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, Basics of Biotechnology. Apart from the above mentioned theoretical subjects, practical sessions involving these subjects are also present.

Soil Science: Introduction to Soil Science, Soil Fertility, Soil Chemistry, Fertilizers, Agricultural Chemistry. Apart from the above mentioned theoretical subjects, practical sessions involving the subjects are also present.

Entomology: Pest Management, Beneficial Insects, Grain Storage and Management. Like the above entries, along with theoretical subjects, practical sessions involving them are also present.

Agricultural Economics: Market prices, Trade prices, Marketing, Finance, Agribusiness Management, Farm Management. Along with the theoretical subjects, practical sessions involving them are also present.

Agriculture Engineering: Agriculture Machinery, Power and Tools, Harvest Technology, Environment Science and Engineering, Renewable Energy. Along with the theoretical subjects, practical sessions involving them are also present.

Agricultural Meteorology: Climate patterns, Climatic hazards on Agriculture, Climatic Zones, Weather forecasting. Practical sessions related to the theoretical subjects are also present.

Plant Pathology: Crop Diseases, Nematology. Practical sessions related to the theoretical subjects are also present.

Horticulture: Fruit Crops, Medicinal Plants, Aromatic Plants, Flower Production, Spices, Plantation Crops. Practical sessions related to the theoretical subjects are also present.

Agricultural Extension: Dimensions of Agricultural Extension, Extension Methodologies, Entrepreneurship Development program.

Practical sessions related to the theoretical subjects is also present.

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Computer Education
  • English
  • Physical Education
  • Animal Products

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

10+2 Science stream students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects, who have passed their board examination from a recognized board, are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria exists, which varies from one University to another. Generally, it is between 40-50% marks in PCB subjects.

This course is very fruitful. After you complete the course in agriculture, graduates can find employment in corporations or environmental consulting companies, working in government agencies both federal and state advising on agriculture, food and sustainability-related issues, in local government in both urban and rural areas, and in non-government organisations (NGOs) working both nationally and internationally

Some of the probable job opportunities are listed below

  • Agriculture officer
  • Assistant Plantation Manager
  • Territory Manager
  • Trial coordinator
  • Technical Manager
  • Agricultural Research Scientist
  • Agriculture Development Officers

Private Sector Jobs after B.Sc. in Agriculture

Private sector provides a lot of career options for B.Sc. in Agriculture graduates. They are offered with attractive remuneration as well. Some of the areas that offer a good platform for B.Sc. in Agriculture graduates include the following.

  • Agriculture Marketing
  • Banking
  • Forestry
  • Home Science
  • Horticulture
  • Dairy Technology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Sericulture
  • Veterinary Science

B.Sc. in Agriculture graduates can specialize in a wide variety of specializations including the following, which enables them to work comfortably in various industries.

  • Agro Botany
  • Agro Biotechnology
  • Agro Chemistry
  • Agro Entomology
  • Agronomy
  • Extension Education
  • Forestry
  • Social Forestry
  • Agro Economics
  • Agro Extension
  • Agro Engineering
  • Agro Statistics
  • Agro Zoology
  • Farming System Management
  • Horticulture Mycology
  • Micro Biology
  • Crop Production
  • Plant Physiology
  • Soil Conservation
  • Sericulture
  • Tea Husbandry and Technology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Seed Technology
  • Soil Science

BES Mantra:

Bright Educational Services (BES) has always put up efforts day and night in education world, providing students with the best colleges to pursue any course related to Agriculture studies. BES themselves take all the responsibility of the students to get the admission in the top notch colleges. They make sure the student get the priority while getting admission and above all, proper guidance in getting unbiased information about all the available courses and the infrastructure of the colleges. BES provides all the U.G, P.G and Diploma dental courses. For more information about the courses and detailed information about colleges and admission check www.besonline.in or call us at +91-9564733330 and visit your nearest BES centre.

 


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