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Date: 28 May 2016    Group: Science and Technology    Category: Science   

I want to do BSc Agriculture. Can anyone suggest me about its scope? What are the outcomes of this education? Can I be well paid after this course or do I need to study MSc?
Is there any other course related to Agriculture?
Experts: do advice.

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Author: Kailash Kumar    30 May 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

B.Sc. (Agriculture) is a four years undergraduate program. Some of the subjects covered in this course are agronomy, plant genetics, soil science, agricultural economics, agriculture engineering, horticulture, agricultural extension etc.
In my opinion it is a good alternate of pursuing B.Tech. program.
Eligibility Criteria for admission is 10+2 in science stream with physics, chemistry and biology subjects.
The job and salary etc. will depend on the outstanding performance of the author. In case top score in the course from a reputed Government university is achieved, then good salary can be expected even after completing B.Sc. (Agriculture) course without doing M.Sc..
In Government sector, state Government agriculture departments, agricultural research institutes and PSU banks recruit such candidates of jobs at officers level. There are employment opportunities in private sector also like in agriculture machinery manufacturers, food processing industries and agricultural products marketing firms etc.
The other available related UG degree courses are in the field of agricultural engineering, dairy science/technology, fisheries sciences, forestry, home science, horticulture and food science.

Author: Jagdish Patro    03 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

B Sc Agriculture, shortly known as B Sc (Ag) or Ag B Sc is a four year degree course after completion of 10+2 standard. Various state level Entrance Examinations like APEAMCET, KCET, OJEE are conducted for admission into B Sc (Ag) course along with other Medicine, Pharma and Veterinary Sciences courses. Biological Sciences with Physics and Chemistry in 12th standard are permitted for admission into this course via securing a good rank in the said Entrance examination. Those who have done their plus Two with MPC are also eligible but limited to a maximum of 15% in some states like Haryana and Andhra Pradesh.

Agricultural Extension officers, Asst.Director of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Officer etc are the job avenues for those who have done their Ag B Sc at state level . If you go for post graduation in Agricultural Sciences or MBA in Agri Business Management, you will have bright chances in your career on par with those who have done MBA in other areas. ICRISAT, Hyderabad, NIRD, Hyderabad and Institute of Forest Management , Mysore are some of the famous institutes to opt for Post Graduate and PG Diploma courses where your placement chances are assured. Just check in the various websites of the Agricultural Universities located in your state or neighboring states which would help you to have a better idea about the prospects.

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