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    About Msc 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 benefiting 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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates who seek admission to a Master’s degree in Agriculture should fulfill the following criteria:

    • He/she must have a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Forestry/Horticulture from a recognized university.
    • He/she should have qualified the degree with not less than 50 per cent marks in aggregate.

    Admission Process

    The admission to MSc Agriculture is done based on the marks acquired by the students in their graduation and entrance test.

    The admission forms are released in the month of May/June. So, once the student has decided which college they would like to apply for, they are required to fill up the application form. After that, the date of the entrance test is declared and if the candidate clears the admission test, he/she will be eligible for admission. The entire admission process has three basic steps.

    Step 1: Fill the application form

    Filling up the application form is the primary step of the admission process. The admission forms are released in both online as well as offline mode. The students will have to fill up the application form minutely and pay the application fee.

    Step 2: Appear for the entrance test

    If the students fulfill all the eligibility criteria, he/she will be called for the admission test. MSc Agriculture admission test is mostly based on the topics covered in graduation. The cut-off for the admission test is decided by the college authorities. If the candidate performs well in the admission test and clears the cut-off, he /she will be called for further admission procedure.

    Step 3: Admission to the MSc Agriculture colleges

    The final step is taking admission to the college. The shortlisted candidates will be called for admission. The candidates will have to submit all their required documents and take admission in a college of their choice.

    Most of the colleges require following document.

    • 2 Passport Size photographs.
    • Residential certificate.
    • Caste certificate.
    • 12th class Detailed Mark Sheet.
    • Income certificate.
    • Character Certificate.
    • JEE MAINS RANK CARD ( if in Agri. Engg or any Engg.)

    Courses in M.Sc Agriculture

    • Sc in Agriculture
    • Sc in Horticulture
    • Sc Forestry
    • Sc in Fisheries Science
    • Sc in Dairy Science
    • Sc in Plant Pathology
    • Sc in Agricultural Biotechnology

    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 organizations 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 Coordinator .