B. Sc. Agriculture (Hons)
B Sc Agriculture (Hons) is a 4 years undergraduate degree program approved by Indian Universities for 10+2 students preferably with Science stream. B.Sc. in Agriculture (Hons) is considered as a professional degree by Government of India. The course is not so popular among students but the demand for trained professionals in agriculture is very high so the subject is considered as of great demand.
B. Sc. Agriculture (Hons) involves the study of agricultural sciences and use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal, and poultry management, basics of biotechnology etc. The objective of the course is to use these concepts to train students in the field of agriculture with a motive to improve agricultural aspects. B.Sc. Agriculture Syllabus includes subjects such as Agronomy, Plant Biochemistry, Water Management Engineering, Study of Pests and Crops, amongst many others. The syllabus is designed to provide an overall knowledge of agriculture and all its related disciplines.
B. Sc. Agriculture is considered as a professional degree. The graduates from this degree can find jobs in both public and private sectors. The importance of agriculture is growing rapidly and thereby is increasing the job prospects in the field of agriculture. Today Graduates with B.Sc. Agriculture are readily accepted in the government projects, agricultural departments, Extension services, Research organizations, Commercial farming etc.
Employment Area in Government Sectors
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute
- National Seeds Corporation Limited
- State Farms Corporation of India
- Food Corporation of India
- National Dairy Development Board
- NABARD and other banks
- Agricultural finance corporations
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research
- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
- North Eastern Region Agricultural Marketing Corporation
Employment Area in Private Sectors
- Agro industries
- Agriculture Marketing
- Financial sector with focus on agriculture
- Micro-finance institutions
- Fertilizer companies
- Agri-biotech organizations
Higher Education After B. Sc. Agriculture
These are the following higher education which can be done by studnet after this course.
- M. Sc. Agriculture
- Ph. D.