About M.Sc in Agriculture
M.Sc in Agriculture is one of the most sought-after programmes after one completes a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. The course focuses on topics like Biochemistry, Agricultural Machinery, Management aspects of the agricultural sector, Plantation Management, etc.
M.Sc in Agriculture is a two-year postgraduate course that gives an in-depth knowledge of agriculture and the various aspects of it. The course is for the candidates who seek a better insight into the potential of plants in benefitting mankind. It also focuses on agriculture as a human activity.
Be it the Government sector or the private sector, candidates with a Master's degree in Agriculture can find many job roles in both. Job profiles like Agriculture Officer, Production Manager, Farm Managers are a few that the candidate can go for apart from higher studies in the field.
M.Sc in Agriculture Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who seek admission to a Master's degree in Agriculture should fulfil the following criteria:
- He/she must have a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture/Forestry/Horticulture from a recognised university.
- He/she should have qualified the degree with not less than 50 per cent marks in aggregate.
M.Sc in Agriculture Admission Process
The admission process for the M.Sc in Agriculture programme considers the performance in the following entrance exams apart from the candidate's graduation score:
ICAR AIEEA: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research organises an All India Entrance Examination for Agriculture (AIEEA). The applications for the same are released in the month of February and the exam is scheduled in April.
AGRICET: A Common Entrance Test is conducted by Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University for M.Sc in Agriculture. The entrance exam is held in July for which application forms are invited from May/June.
MCAER PG CET: The Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research (MCAER) conducts a Postgraduate Common Entrance Test for M.Sc in Agriculture. The applications for the same are usually available in March and the examination is organised in May.