Agricultural Studies

Though traditional agriculture is seen to be unremunerative , new career opportunities have opened up in new areas due to the entry of large...

Though traditional agriculture is seen to be unremunerative , new career opportunities have opened up in new areas due to the entry of large corporates.agricultural studies use the knowledge of science and mathematics to solve problems faced by agriculture sector . Apart from the regular farming activities of sowing, harvesting and marketing farm products, there are other areas of specialization like aquaculture, forestry, sericulture, dairy technology. veterinary science. Soil science etc. Broadly, the field of agriculture studies can be mapped into agricultural science and agricultural engineering. Agricultural science finds ways of improving the quality of seeds and the efficiency of fertilizers and pesticides. Agricultural Engineering deals with engineering aspects such as the manufacture of equipment for increasing out

The main branches of study are
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Marketing
Agriculture Banking and Co-operation
Dairy Technology
Fisheries
Food Science and Technology/Forestry
Home Science
Horticulture
Sericulture
Veterinary Science
B.Sc.(Agri)

Eligibility: The minimum educational qualification required for admission is 10+2 with a minimum of 50 percent marks.Mode of admission: Entrance cum academic performance.weightage marks for admission is determined on the basis of 60 per cent marks of the entrance examination,30 per cent marks from 10+2 examination and the remaining 10 per cent marks from the 10th slandered examination. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organize the national –level entrance examination for filling 15 per cent of seats in State and Central agricultural Universities for there 4year under-graduate programme The examination is announced in January –February and conducted in May.

Programme duration: Four years (Eight Semesters)
Educational Institutions: A number of Universities offer graduate and post graduates programmes in agriculture and allied fields. The Department Of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) is a premier organization monitoring R&D activity in the field of agriculture. The ICAR promotes science and technology programmes in agricultural research and training

List of Institutes (Agricultural Universities)

Andhra Pradesh:        Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Administrative office, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad-500030, Web: www.angrau.net
Assam:                    Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, Web: www.aau.ac.in ,
Bihar : Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur 848125,Web:www.pusavarsity.org.in,

Chhattisgarh  :     Indira Gandhi  Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Krishak Nagar, Raipur-492012, Web:www.igau.edu.in,

Gujarat: Anand Agricultural University, Anand 388110, Web:www.aau.in, Junagadh Agricultural University, Navasari-396450, Web:www.nau.inJunagadh AgriculturalUniversity,Jungadg-362001,Web:www.jau.in, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450, Web: www.nau.in,, Sardarkrushinagar-Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardar Krushinagar, Distt Banaskantha-385506, Web:www.sdau.edu.in,

Haryana: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-12004, Web:www.hau.ernet.in,

Himachal Pradesh : CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur-176062, Web:www.hillagric.earnet.in, Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar Univ of Horticulture&Forstry, Solan, Nauni- 173230, Web: www.yspuniversity.ac.in

Jammu& Kashmir:  Sher-E-Kashmir Univ of Agricultural Science&Technology,Railway Road, Jammu 180012, J&K, Web:www.skuast.org,

Jharkhand, Birsa Agricultural university, Knke,Ranchi-834006, Web:www.baujharkhand.org,

Karnataka: University of Agricultural Science,Bangalore,GKVK, Bangalore-560065,Web:www. uasbng.kar.nic.in, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, Web:www.uasd.edu,

Kerala: Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikara, Trichur 680656,Web:www.kau.edu

Madhya Pradesh: Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Jabalpur- 482004, Web: www.jnkvv.nic.in, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior,

Maharahtra  Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli Distt, Ratnagiri 415712, Web:www.dbskkv.org, Dr Panjabaro Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Krishinagar, Akola-444104,Web:pdkv.mah.nic.in, Maharashtra Animal Science &Fishery University, Seminary Hills, Nagpur-440006, Web:www.mafsu.in,Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri-413722, Web:mqkv.mah.nic.i
Manipur Central agricultural University, PO Box 23, Impal-795 004,

Orissa Orissa University of Agriculture&Technology, Bhubaneshwar-751003, Web: www.ouat.ac.in

Punjab Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and animal Sciences, Ludhiana-141004, Web:www.gadvasu.in, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, Web:www.pau.edu,

Rajasthan: Maharana Pratap Univ.of Agriculture&technology, Udaipur-3133001, Web:www.mpuat.ac.in,Rajastan Agricultural University, Bikaner-334006, Web:www.raubikaner.org,

TamilNadu :Tamil Nadu  Agricultural University,Coimbatore-641003, Web:www.tnau.ac.in,Tamil Nadu Veterinary &Animal Science University, Chennai-600051, Web:www.tanuvas.tn.nic.in,

Uttar Pradesh,: Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture &technology,Kanpur-208002,Web:www.csauk.ac.in, Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad-224229, Web:www.nduat.ernet.in,SadarVallabh Bhai Patel Univ.of Agriculture &technology,Modipuram,Meerut-250110,Web:www.svbpmeerut.ac.in,UP Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidhyalaya evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura-281001,Web:www.upvetuniv.edu.in

Uttaranchal: Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture &Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Distt Udham Singh ,Nagar, Web:www.gbpuat.ac.in,

West Bengal,: Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, Web: www.bckv.edu.in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, P.O.Pundibari, Dist. Coach Bihar-736165, Web:www.ubkv.ac.in,West Bengal University of Animal&Fishery Sciences, 68 KB Sarani,Kolkata-700037, Web:www.wbuafs.nic.in

Job Prospects: Career prospects for trained personnel in agriculture are excellent. For a country like India , with its vast land resources, the potential for growth is huge. India has also made much headway in poultry production, livestock and fisheries. Horticulture is today an invaluable source of income for women. The export of farm products has also increased manifold in recent years thus generating a healthy demand for the same.
  The qualified personnel  can find job at various levels in the Government. There are also jobs in the private sector companies which manufacture machinery, market farm inputs like seeds and fertilizers and produce farm products. They can also work in estates and plantations as agricultural exports. Opportunities are available in R&D laboratories and in the teaching sector also. Farm experts can also seek self employment by setting up nurseries and greenhouses.

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