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M.Sc Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry

Master of Science in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry


Are you interested in studying soil profile and its importance? Want to make a career in agricultural sector. Then choose course M.Sc Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry. Learn the course details, eligibility criteria, admission process and the job prospects. Know the list of colleges and universities that offer this course in India

Course Name: M.Sc Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
Group: M.Sc
Stream: Science
Course Category: Agriculture
Duration: 2 years

Course Description of Master of Science in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry


The post graduate course aims at imparting knowledge about developing sustainable agricultural production methods. Program focuses on soil importance and renewable resources. The extensive study enables students to understand the soil structure, its properties, utilization of soil and soil management for benefits on mankind. Ever increasing demands for soil for food production and soil degradation has lead to high demands for experts in the concerned areas. Water crisis, pollution and changing climatic conditions has made soil indispensable for its conservation. Program provides trained hands in agricultural sectors for efficient land usage and students imbibe knowledge on all aspects of soil features such as physical, chemical and biological properties.

Eligibility Criteria for the course


Students with Bachelors degree in B.Sc /Agriculture/ Forestry with minimum of 50% in aggregate from a recognized university are eligible. Admission is through entrance test and interview.


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M.Sc Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering M.Sc Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2021 - 2022 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

College Name
Chaudhary Charan Singh Agriculture College-Haryana, Haryana
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture & Research Institute, Puducherry
Sam Higginbotom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Uttar Pradesh
School of Agricultural Entomology, West Bengal
School of Agriculture, Uttar Pradesh

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Additional Information of the course


Soil stores water, nutrients for plants and provides shelter for organisms. Soil helps in recycling of elements for plant growth and acts as filters for wastes. Soil is the support system for life existence and forms the vital foundation for survival of all living creatures. Soil professionals play an important role in conservation and i judicious management of soil resources. The course is designed to enable students to keep pace with latest developments in the concerned areas for present and future needs. The topics delivered includes soil mineralogy, soil genesis fertilizer use soil erosion, soil conservation, radio isotopes, crop studies and bio fertilizers.

The course is interdisciplinary and emphasizes on understanding effects of soil degradation, prevention and protection of soil from erosion. The program highlights on the study of proper organic utilization and use of organic wastes for crop growth. The study subjects covers soil formation, its classification, soil hydrology, soil ecology, mapping and land evaluation. Focus is laid on understanding of fertilizers, manures and maintenance of soil fertility and structure. The course equips students with strong foundation in soil improvement and sustainable agricultural production. Training is imparted in remote sensing of soils and soil water management.

Job Prospects



Students find ample jobs in the areas of soil conservation departments. Forestry, agricultural sectors, soil water management department, educational institutes, mine operation reclamation, landscape developments, soil testing laboratories, archaeology, crop production. They find jobs as soil scientists, soil researchers, soil surveyor, soil water conservationist, landscape developer, professor.

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