Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is one of the most popular specialisations of B.Sc. since India has been largely dependent on agriculture for its economy in the past. It is a 4-years programme and offers varied subjects related to different types of agricultural practices and their benefits. Students who seek careers in agriculture practices, agribusiness and agricultural research will find this course very beneficial. The programme comprises various subjects related to different types of farming practices in order to increase productivity and reduce soil erosion and soil pollution. B.Sc. in Agriculture enables the graduates to work in different departments of agriculture ranging from technical aspects to business prospects and from production to sales.
|Full Form||Bachelor of Science in Agriculture|
|Course Duration||4 Years|
|Eligibility||50% marks in class 12 in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) stream from a recognized educational board|
|BSc Agriculture Colleges||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, NG Ranga Agricultural University etc|
|BSc Agriculture Fees||INR 2-3 Lakhs|
|BSc Agriculture Salary||INR 4 LPA to INR 6 LPA|
|BSc Agriculture Jobs||Agriculture Officer, Assistant Plantation Manager, Agricultural Research Scientist, Agriculture Development Officers, Agriculture Technician, Agriculturists, Business Development Executive, Marketing Executive, etc.|
The eligibility criteria for B.Sc agriculture admission in Indian institutes/universities are mentioned below in pointers -
There are two ways of getting admission into the B.Sc agriculture programme offered by various colleges/universities –
India is an agriculture-based economy and offers various opportunities to B.Sc Agriculture graduates. There are various private sector as well as government sector jobs available for graduates. With organisations like NABARD and ministry of agriculture, there is a lot of scope for lucrative jobs in the field of agricultural science. Skilled individuals are required by private firms that produce agricultural products in order to enhance their production techniques as well as business. With the requirement to come up with sustainable methods of agriculture, there is also a lot of scope for research after pursuing B.Sc. in agriculture. Following are some of the profiles that candidates can pursue after completing this course:
Salary of a fresh graduate in this field can vary from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakhs depending on the organisation that the individual plans to join. It has been observed that the Government of India pays better salary packages to candidates who have pursued B.Sc. in agriculture as compared to the private firms i.e. Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh. However, in order to get employment in the government departments, one has to clear the government entrance exams. To enhance the salary scope after pursuing B.Sc. in Agriculture, candidates can pursue MBA in Agribusiness management as this field has a lot of scope in India. Salaries after MBA can vary from Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Course Duration of Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Agriculture) is 4 Years.
The maximum age limit is 22