M.Sc. (Agriculture) Master of Science in Agriculture


Master of Science in Agriculture is a Post Graduate Academic Degree awarded for a course or program in the field of Agriculture. It is abbreviated as M.Sc. (Agri) which denotes the master degree in Agriculture.

Duration - M.Sc. (Agri) programme is of 2 years duration, spread over a number of semester which are mostly 4 in number. The students has to complete 50 credits out of which 35 credits are allotted to course work and 15 credits to research work.

This program provides training and practical experience in all aspects of agriculture including agricultural applications, marketing, financial management and business studies. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in Agriculture including Horticulture, Fisheries and Animal Sciences in India.

List of some of the Agricultural Universities providing M.Sc. (Agriculture)

Distance Learning Master Degree is also provided by various distance education Institutes.

Some of the M.Sc. in Agriculture Open Universities:

Eligibility for M.Sc. Agriculture 

For pursuing M.Sc. in Agriculture one needs to complete B.Sc in Agriculture. Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) conducts All India Entrance Examination (AIEEA-PG) for admission to Master's degree in Agriculture.

Master of Science in Agriculture Subjects

Master of Agricultural Science degree subjects depend on one's chosen field of specialisation.

Master of Science in Agriculture Specialisations

  • Agri Botany.
  • Agri Bio-Technology.
  • Agri Chemistry.
  • Agri Economics.
  • Agri Extension.
  • Agri Engineering.
  • Agri Meteorology.
  • Agri Statistics & 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.

Who can and Who should pursue Master of Science in Agriculture Degree

Graduates have a deep interest and commitment to work for the development of the Agriculture sector should pursue this field. M.Sc. in Agriculture is especially suited for those students who want to be trained in practical and managerial skills required to operate a farm.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of Science in Agriculture Degree

  • Masters Degree Programs in Agriculture provides students with the opportunity to study at an advanced level the techniques used for the production and post harvest handling of horticultural/tropical crops and the underlying mechanisms.
  • With M.Sc. Agriculture in their kitty, a candidate can pursue higher studies like P.hd. and can go for research work in foreign countries as well.

Master of Science in Agriculture Jobs

The entry of various corporate houses in the area of food processing has raised the demand for researchers in newer areas such as biotechnology and genetic engineering. Agriculture science in India has risen to international standards and as such the prospects of agricultural scientists have increased many folds.

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.

Job Types

  • Agriculturists.
  • Agriculture Scientist.
  • Agriculture Technician.
  • Business Development Executive.
  • Data Curator.
  • Deputy General Manager (Production).
  • Marketing Executive.
  • Rice Breeder.
  • Senior Agriculture Specialist.
  • Seed Technologist.
  • Senior Associate - Research.
Bachelor Degrees
Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Sc. (Agriculture))
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.)
Bachelor of Computer Science (B.Sc. (Computer Science))
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des. - B.D.)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Technology (B.E./B.Tech.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA - BVA)
Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc. - B.Sc. (Fisheries))
Bachelor of Home Science (B.A. - B.Sc. (Home Science))
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (B.H.M.S.)
Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.)
Bachelor of Library Science (B.Lib. - B.Lib.Sc.)
Bachelor of Mass Communications (B.M.C. - B.M.M.)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc. (Nursing))
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)
Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW or B.A. (SW))
Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc.)
Master Degrees
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy (M.D. (Homoeopathy))
Master in Home Science (M.A. - M.Sc. (Home Science))
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch.)
Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S.)
Master of Design (M.Des. - M.Design.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Engineering - Master of Technology (M.E./M.Tech.)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA - MVA)
Master of Fishery Science (M.F.Sc. - M.Sc. (Fisheries))
Master of Laws (L.L.M.)
Master of Library Science (M.Lib. - M.Lib.Sc.)
Master of Mass Communications (M.M.C - M.M.M.)
Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed. - M.P.E.)
Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T.)
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Master of Science in Agriculture (M.Sc. (Agriculture))
Master of Social Work (M.S.W. or M.A. (SW))
Master of Surgery (M.S.)
Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.)
Doctorate Degrees
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctorate of Medicine (D.M.)
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