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.

M.Sc in Agriculture Syllabus

Biotechnology

Entomology

Plant Pathology

Food Science and Technology

Horticulture

Agronomy

Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science

Extension Education

Plant Breeding

Genetics

Plant Physiology and Farm Management

Economics of Agriculture 

M.Sc in Agriculture Career Options and Job Prospects

Agriculture sector is one of the booming sectors in India and across the world. The need for professionals in the sector has increased with the growth in agricultural productivity. After completing a Master's degree in Agriculture, one can go for either of the two sectors- government or private. 

The government sector offers jobs in organisations like States Farms Corporation of India, National Seeds Corporation Limited, Indian Agricultural Research Institute with job positions including Research Officer, Agriculture Assistant, Agriculture Officer, District Superintendent of Agriculture, and more.

In the private sector, candidates can expect jobs like Territory Manager, Technical Manager, Agriculture Officer, Trial Co-ordinator.

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