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Agricultural Courses in India – Part 2

India is an agriculture-based country and hence it is essential for the upcoming generation to pursue a career in the field to boost the country’s economy. In our previous article we talked about under graduate courses in the agriculture sector. Today we will be discussing about the post graduate programs provided by Indian universities and colleges.

Here are some of the top post graduate courses in agriculture:

1. M.Sc in Agricultural Economics

M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics is a two year regular course which is divided into four semesters. The course provides students with the essential technical knowledge and skills that are relevant to the field. After completing your graduation, you can take admission in it. Economics in agriculture is applied to measure the impact of agricultural practices, and efforts to forecast it. After completing the course you can go ahead with a range of professional opportunities available in the field. There are many colleges in India that offers this course.

2. M.Sc in Agriculture

M.Sc in Agriculture is another two year post-graduate program offered by several universities in India.  The course basically deals with the scientific agricultural knowledge and farming techniques and skills. To get enrolled, a candidate should have a B.Sc graduate in Agriculture/Forestry/ Horticulture from a recognized institution. After completing the course you can work as an Agriculture officer, Agricultural Research Scientist, Assistant Plantation Manager, Agriculture Development Officers, Agriculture Technician, Marketing Executive etc.

3. M.Sc in Agronomy

Masters of Science in Agronomy is two year post graduate course. Agronomy is the application of various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production, principal of crop nutrition, advanced irrigation agronomy etc.  During the course, students are taught as to how to communicate with the farmers, public and fellow scientists through various methods. With an increase in the need of new ways for improving sustainable agricultural practices, the course is gaining popularity in the country.

4. M.Sc in Plant Physiology

M.Sc in plant physiology is also a fulltime post graduate course. The course teaches students about various functions of a plant. They are also taught about everything that occurs in a plant. The course includes lessons about the structure of a plant, various processes like respiration, transpirations, and photosynthesis. It also includes interaction of plant with its immediate surrounding or ecosystem. Earlier they were only some colleges that offered this course but at present we have many universities that provide this course.

5. M.Sc in Plant Biotechnology

M.Sc in Plant Biotechnology provides professional knowledge of the physiology, breeding as well as pathology of plants at the molecular level and their use in industrial applications. Unlike other agricultural courses, it is also a two year program offered by various institutions in India. Students who have completed their B.Sc degree can take admission in it.

6. M.Sc in Seed Science and Technology

M.Sc in Seed Science and Technology is a two year post graduate course. Seed Science and Technology is a particular branch of agricultural sciences that focuses on the study of structure and development of seeds from its fertilization to its emergence as a new plant. The course is well planned so as to develop academic base through theoretical examination while developing the practical skills in the students.

7. M.Sc in Soil Science

The two year regular course involves use of remote sensing, GPS and GIS techniques in soil research, land deprivation and watershed management. The course also focuses on plant biology, plantation management, agricultural machinery and marketing. And students after completing the course can work as crop consultant, county conservationist, crop production specialist, wetland Specialist, Research Technician etc.

8. M.Sc. in Plant Pathology

M.Sc. in Plant Pathology is a two year postgraduate course which provides students with advanced learning in plant diseases and their management. The course lays emphasis on the research methods and improves analytical thinking skills in the students to deal with plant-related problems effectively.

9. M.Sc in Sericulture

M.Sc in Sericulture is also a regular agricultural course offered in many Indian colleges. Sericulture is basically a study of silk farming which is nothing but the rearing of silkworms. Students who have completed their bachelor’s degree in sericulture, agriculture or horticulture are eligible for this course.

10. M.Sc in Animal Husbandry

The two year program aims to equip the students with extensive knowledge in the field of animal husbandry.  They are also taught as to how they can manage and run a dairy farm, animal farm, manage livestock, poultry farms etc. Today we have a number of colleges that offer M.Sc in animal husbandry.



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