Dept of Agricultural Science JIS University

Courses to Pursue in Agricultural Colleges

Agriculture plays a significant role in attaining food security and economy of the country. Fast urbanization and degradation of cultivable land and above all staggering increase in population might jeopardize the food sufficiency in the days to come. The country needs trained manpower in the form of Agricultural graduates to tackle the issue. Pursuing career in Agricultural Sciences will, therefore, be a genuine proposition

Agriculture courses mainly involve the study of various technical and scientific subjects related to agricultural technology, food technology, plant science, horticulture and even forestry etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria usually vary in different universities and the study level. The students can pursue several agriculture courses after completing their 10+2 in Science or Vocational in Agriculture. If one wants more detailed information about the eligibility requirement of the university, he/she should visit the official website of the JIS University before proceeding with the application process.

Best Bachelor Courses in Agriculture:

Students can consider the course at the undergraduate level with several specializations. The duration for undergraduate courses is 4 years (8 semester).

Some of the potential bachelor’s courses that you can choose:

  • BSc Agriculture
  • BSc Agriculture Food Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BSc Agriculture Economics and Farm Management
  • BSc Horticulture
  • BSc Biotechnology
  • BSc Forestry
  • BSc Sericulture
  • BSc Animal Husbandry
  • BSc Crop Physiology
  • BSc Fisheries
  • BSc Soil and Water Management
  • BSc Food Processing and Technology
  • BSc Home and Community Sciences

Top Masters’ degree in Agriculture Courses:

Master in Agriculture Science covers a broad range of courses in which students get an in-depth knowledge of a range of subjects. One can choose a course specialization according to his/her interest. The duration of the master-level course is two years (4 semesters).

Some of the critical master’s degrees in agriculture courses:

  • Agronomy
  • Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Food Technology
  • Seed Science Technology
  • Crop Physiology
  • Agricultural Biochemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Fisheries Science
  • Forestry

Eligibility Criteria for MSc (Ag):

The students should be graduate in Agricultural Sciences from recognized University.

Careers Scope and Opportunities for Agriculture Graduates

BSc Agriculture graduates have ample job opportunities in the government as well as private sector.

Nationalized BanksAgricultural Field Officer/Assistant Manager, Probationary Officer
State GovernmentsAssistant Directorate of Agriculture (ADA), Agricultural Officer, Farm Manager
Corporate SectorsSeed producing Companies, Companies producing Agri-chemicals, Bio fertilizers, Microbial fertilizers, etc
Higher education (MSc and PhD)Agriculture Research Scientist (ARS)Assistant Professor in Universities,Post-Doctoral research,Subject Matter Specialist in different Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)Extension OfficerPlant Protection officerFood Safety officerOfficer in Quality Assurance in Related FieldsExtension OfficerAnd many more…

The agriculture sector is becoming more sophisticated and technology-oriented. In the wake of increasing population urging more food production from decreased area of land needs a paradigm shift in agriculture production system. This necessitates refined technologies and educated and trained human resources in the form of Agricultural Graduates. In this context specialization in agriculture opens up a world of possibilities for students pursuing education in Agriculture. Among many Universities, JIS University is one of the best Institute providing Agricultural Education in West Bengal. To get more information about the course and the University, visit the official website and gather information to seek admission.