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.
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
National Seed Companies
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development