M.Sc. (Agriculture)

Master of Science in Agriculture

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation and equivalent

M.Sc. Agriculture or Master of Science in Agriculture is postgraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Agriculture is the cultivation of plants, fungi along with rearing animals and other life forms for food, fibre, and other products used to sustain life. The duration of M.Sc. in Agriculture is mostly of two academic years but it varies from institute to institute. Generally the minimum time to complete the course is two years. And the course is available in full time and may be provided on part time basis by certain institutes. After completion the course candidates can find wide spread career scopes in agriculture and its many allied sectors.

M.Sc. Agriculture Eligibility

  • The candidates should complete their B.Sc. in Agriculture degree under any registered University in the following subjects like B.Sc. (Agri.), B.Sc. (ABM), B.Sc. (Agri. Bio-Tech.), B.Sc. (Horti.), B.Sc. (Forestry) and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Science stream.

M.Sc. Agriculture Syllabus

Syllabus of Agriculture as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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Subjects of Study




Agriculture Botany (Plant Physiology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Seed Technology)


Agriculture Economics


Extension Education


Animal Husbandry


Dairy Science


Agriculture. Entomology




Plant Pathology


Soil Science


Agriculture Chemistry


Some Specializations in M.Sc. Agriculture

  • Agri. Botany
  • Agri. Bio-Technology
  • Agri. Chemistry
  • Agri. Economics
  • Agri. Extension
  • Agri. Engineering
  • Agri. Meteorology
  • Agri. Statistics and Agri. Zoology
  • Agri. Entomology
  • Agronomy
  • Extension Education
  • Forestry
  • Social Forestry
  • Farming System Management
  • Horticulture Mycology
  • Micro Biology
  • Nematology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Ecology Plant Pathology
  • Plant Protection
  • Sugar Cane Technology
  • Seed Technology
  • Soil Science And Soil Conservation
  • Sericulture
  • Tea Husbandry
  • Water Conservation

M.Sc. Agriculture Colleges     

M.Sc. Agriculture Course Suitability

  • One must have a good knowledge in science, and be familiar with crops, pastures, and soil types and agricultural.
  • They should have analytical mind, a high level of concentration, an aptitude for research, ability to work as part of a team, abundant physical stamina to put in long hours of work and patience.
  • Candidates also possess good observation skills, communication skill, organizing skills, written and oral skills, the ability to give presentations and knowledge of common business concepts.
  • Applicants must have a healthy body as farmers spend long days standing, lifting, pulling and on-the-go, moving quickly from one task to the next in their fields.

How is M.Sc. Agriculture Course Beneficial?

  • They can go for further higher research degree after the Master degree course. 
  • They can also seek employment in Central and State Government ministries and departments; Agricultural finance corporation research institutions; nationalized banks and rural banks; Krishi Vigyan Kendras; Agro-Industry Sector; Agricultural universities and various agricultural service organizations.
  • They can also start their own business in primary economic sector such as farming, plantations, fisheries, mining, cattle rearing, poultry farming etc.
  • Students can also work in tea gardens, rubber plantations, fruit orchards and vegetable farms.

M.Sc. Agriculture Employment Areas

  • Agricultural and Food Products Related Companies
  • Agricultural Production Centres
  • Cotton, Jute, Tobacco Companies
  • Coffee and Rubber Plantations
  • Educational Institutes
  • Fertilizer Companies
  • Fruit Orchards
  • National Seed Companies
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Pesticide Control
  • Research Organizations
  • Research and Development
  • Tea Gardens

M.Sc. Agriculture Job Types

  • Senior Associate - Research
  • Agriculturist
  • Business Development Executive
  • Data Curator
  • Agriculture Scientist
  • Deputy General Manager (Production)
  • Marketing Executive
  • Rice Breeder
  • Senior Agriculture Specialist
  • Agriculture Technician
  • Seed Technologist

Advance Courses in M.Sc. Agriculture

Agriculture Courses
Agriculture Degree Courses
B.A. (Agro Services)
B.B.A. (Agriculture)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Economics & Farm management)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Economics)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Meteorology)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)
B.Sc. (Agriculture and Food Business)
B.Sc. (Agriculture)
B.Sc. (Agro-Chemical and Pest Control)
B.Sc. (Agroforestry)
B.Sc. (Agronomy)
B.Sc. (Biochemistry and Agricultural Chemistry)
B.Sc. (Crop Physiology)
B.Sc. (Entomology & Apiculture)
B.Sc. (Entomology)
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Agriculture)
B.Sc. (Nematology)
B.Sc. (Plant Breeding and Genetics)
B.Sc. (Post Harvest Technology)
B.Sc. (Sericulture)
B.Sc. (Soil Science)
B.Sc. (Vegetable Science)
B.Tech. (Agricultural and Food Engineering)
Bachelor in Rural Studies (BRS)
M.F.Sc. (Mariculture)
M.Phil. (Genetics & Plant Breeding)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics & Business Management)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Entomology)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Extension Education)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Extension)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Microbiology)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Physics)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Sciences)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Botany)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Chemicals)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Chemistry & Soil Science)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Agril. Biochemistry)
M.Sc. (Agril. Marketing & Cooperation)
M.Sc. (Agril. Meteorology & Physics)
M.Sc. (Agro-meteorology)
M.Sc. (Agronomy)
M.Sc. (Crop Physiology)
M.Sc. (Cropsiology)
M.Sc. (Entomology)
M.Sc. (Extension Education & Rural Sociology)
M.Sc. (Fruits & Orchard Management)
M.Sc. (Genetics and Plant Breeding)
M.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture)
M.Sc. (Nematology)
M.Sc. (Olericulture)
M.Sc. (Plant Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Rural Banking & Finance Management)
M.Sc. (Seed Science & Technology)
M.Sc. (Sericulture)
M.Sc. (Silviculture and Agro-forestry)
M.Sc. (Silviculture)
M.Sc. (Soil and Water Conservation)
M.Sc. (Soil Conservation & Water Management)
M.Sc. (Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Soil Science and Water Management)
M.Sc. (Soil Science)
M.Sc. (Spices & Plantation Crops)
M.Sc. (Stem Cell & Regenrative Medicine)
M.Sc. (Vegetable Science)
M.Tech. (Plant Design)
M.Tech. (Soil and Water Engineering)
Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Biotechnology)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Economics)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Botany)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Chemistry)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Zoology)
Ph.D. (Agriculture)
Ph.D. (Agril. Biochemistry)
Ph.D. (Agril. Meteorology & Physics)
Ph.D. (Agril. Statistics)
Ph.D. (Agril.Chemicals)
Ph.D. (Agril.Chemistry & Soil Science)
Ph.D. (Agril.Economics)
Ph.D. (Agroforestry)
Ph.D. (Agronomy)
Ph.D. (Crop Physiology)
Ph.D. (Developmental Communications)
Ph.D. (Extension Education)
Ph.D. (Fruits & Orchard Management)
Ph.D. (Mariculture)
Ph.D. (Plant Biotechnology)
Ph.D. (Plant Breeding)
Ph.D. (Plant Physiology)
Ph.D. (Seed Science & Technology)
Ph.D. (Sericulture)
Ph.D. (Silviculture and Agro-forestry)
Ph.D. (Silviculture)
Ph.D. (Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry)
Ph.D. (Spices & Plantation Crops)
Ph.D. (Tree Improvements)
Ph.D. (Vegetable Science)
Agriculture Diploma Courses
Diploma in Agribusiness Management
Diploma in Agriculture
Diploma in Agro Journalism
Diploma in Farm Management
Diploma in Fodder and Feed Technology
Diploma in Management Non Wood Forest Products
Diploma in Meat and Meat Products Technology
Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)
Diploma In Production Of Value Added Products From Cereals, Pulses And Oilseeds (DPVCPO)
Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)
Diploma in Vegetable Production
Post Graduate Diploma in Agrochemistry
Post Graduate Diploma In Plantation Management (PGDPM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Post Harvest Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Regulations in Agricultural Biotechnology
Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS)
Post Graduate Diploma in Sericulture
Post Graduate Diploma Pulp & Paper Technology
Post Master's Diploma Natural Resource Management
Agriculture Certificate Courses
Certificate Course in Bio-fertilizer Production
Certificate Course in Commercial Flower Production
Certificate Course in GIS and Remote Sensing (CGRS)
Certificate Course In Home Gardening (CCHG)
Certificate Course in Home Scale Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
Certificate Course in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CMAP)
Certificate Course in Mushroom Production
Certificate Course In Mushroom Spawn Production and Cultivation
Certificate Course in Organic Farming (COF)
Certificate Course in Raising of House Plant
Certificate Course in Sericulture (CIS)
Certificate Course in Vegetable Production
Certificate in Agricultural Insurance
Certificate in Agriculture Science
Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)
Certificate in Farm Management
Certificate in Food Safety (CFS)
Certification Course in Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology
Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy
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