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Agriculture (Agri Courses)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 03 Aug, 2021
Average Duration
2 years-5 years
Average Fee
5 K-5 L INR annual
Study Mode
Regular

All About Agriculture Courses

Agriculture is a science that studies a variety of technical, scientific and business areas that is linked to farm management, horticulture, agriculture, agricultural biotechnology, dairy farming, poultry farming and so on. With cutting-edge research and ongoing innovation in the business, the scope of a profession in agriculture has expanded dramatically in recent years. The agricultural field today comes with multiple options. Students can choose from a wide range of short-term, long-term and distance learning courses in agriculture today. There are several reputed agricultural colleges located in India that are renowned for their high standard of education and relevant job chances. 

On this course page, we will discuss all the undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD-level courses that are available in the field of agriculture as well as some of their important components such as eligibility criteria, admission process, list of popular entrance exams, syllabus, career prospects etc.

Eligibility Criteria for Agriculture Courses

Candidates can find out the degree-wise agriculture courses eligibility criteria from the following table - 

Degree

Eligibility Highlights

B.E/B.Tech

Applicants must be class XIIth qualified from a recognized Board and must have studied Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects 

B.Sc

Applicants must be class XIIth qualified from a recognized Board and must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics as compulsory subjects. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age 

BBA

Applicants must be class XIIth qualified from a recognized Board and must have studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics

M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/MBA

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

Diploma

Applicants must be class Xth qualified from a recognized Board

PG Diploma

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

PhD

Applicants must have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline

Syllabus for Agriculture Courses

The following table contains the syllabus for various agricultural courses - 

B.Tech Agriculture Engineering Syllabus

B.Sc Agriculture Syllabus

B.Sc Horticulture Syllabus

B.Sc in Fisheries Science Syllabus

B.Sc Forestry Syllabus

M.Sc Agriculture Syllabus

Diploma in Agriculture Syllabus

PG Diploma in Agriculture Syllabus

MBA in Agri Business Management Syllabus

PhD in Agriculture Syllabus

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Career Options and Job Prospects of Different Agricultural Courses

Graduates and postgraduates in agriculture will find lots of work opportunities in both the commercial and public sectors. Candidates’ pay packages are determined by the degree of their work experience and the agricultural science branch in which they work. Here are some job profiles that are suitable for diploma holders, graduates and postgraduates in agriculture - 

  • Silvicultural researcher

  • Soil and plant scientist

  • Conservation planner

  • Horticulturist

  • Aquatic ecologist

  • Agricultural manager

  • Agricultural food scientist

  • Soil surveyor

  • Fertilizer sales representative

  • Food researcher 

  • Farm manager

  • Agriculture officer

  • Soil engineer

  • Water conservationist

  • Forester

  • Arborist

  • Agronomist

  • Agricultural inspector

  • Agricultural engineer

  • Plant geneticist

  • Crop specialist

  • Food microbiologist

  • Production manager

  • Agricultural scientist

Agriculture Courses Admission Process

The candidates will find out the different ways through which admissions are offered into different agricultural courses from the following table - 

B.E/B.Tech

Candidates are offered admission based on some reputed entrance exam scores like JEE Main, MHT CET, ICAR AIEEA, KCET etc OR admissions are offered based on the previous qualifying exam scores of the candidates

B.Sc

Candidates are offered admission based on some reputed entrance exam scores like CG PAT, ICAR AIEEA, UPCATET, BCECE Agriculture etc OR admissions are offered based on the previous qualifying exam scores of the candidates

BBA

Reputed institutions offering this programme rely on the merit-based admission process where admissions are offered based on the previous qualifying exam scores 

M.E/M.Tech

Candidates are offered admission based on the GATE exam score OR admissions are offered based on the previous qualifying exam scores of the candidates

M.Sc

Candidates are offered admission based on some reputed entrance exam scores like ICAR AIEEA, MCAER PG CET, AGRICET etc OR admissions are offered based on the previous qualifying exam scores of the candidates 

MBA

Candidates are offered admission based on some reputed entrance exam scores like CAT, SNAP, CMAT, X-GMT etc OR admissions are offered based on the previous qualifying exam scores of the candidates

Diploma

Candidates are offered admission based on the previous qualifying exam scores

PG Diploma

Candidates are offered admission based on the previous qualifying exam scores

PhD

Candidates are offered admission based on some reputed qualifying exam scores like MCAER CET PhD, ICAR AICE JRF/SRF etc OR candidates are offered admission based on the previous qualifying exam scores followed by personal interview and GD/PI round rounds

Highlights of Agricultural Courses

To catch up with some of the latest and detailed information regarding the types of agricultural courses, the candidates should take a look at the table given below - 

Type of Programmes Offered

UG, PG, Diploma, PG Diploma, PhD

Duration of Programmes

  • UG - 3 to 4 years

  • PG - 2 years

  • Diploma - 2 years

  • PG Diploma - 2 years

  • PhD - 3 to 5 years

Minimum Academic Criteria

  • UG - Class 12th pass with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology

  • PG - B.Tech/B.E/Relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognized university

  • Diploma - Class 10th pass from a recognized Board

  • PG Diploma - Any relevant bachelor’s degree 

  • PhD - Any relevant master’s degree

Admission Process

Entrance based and merit-based

Average Annual Course Fee (In INR)

  • B.E/B.Tech - 1 LPA to 5 LPA

  • B.Sc - 2 LPA to 3 LPA

  • BBA - 1 LPA to 2 LPA

  • M.E/M.Tech - 20k to 75k

  • M.Sc - 5k to 5 LPA

  • Diploma - 5k to 1 LPA

  • PG Diploma - 15k to 50k

  • PhD - 10k to 2 LPA

Major Recruiters

DripTech India Pvt Ltd, Heritage Foods, Fumigation Services, Randstad India Pvt Ltd etc

Job Profiles

Soil Engineer, Agriculture Scientist, Food Microbiologist, Soil Surveyor, Horticulturist etc

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