This is a course that focuses mainly on agricultural science. This degree deals with disciplines like- Agricultural Microbiology, Soil Science, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Food Microbiology etc. This degree equips a student with the knowledge and skills that will help them to manage agri-preneurship, to conduct research, work in agricultural field, conduct field surveys and manage different areas of farming practices.
COURSE LEVEL: Undergraduate
DURATION: 4 Years
ELIGIBILITY: The minimum age limit is 18 and there is no upper age limit to pursue B.Sc Agriculture. The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing this course is that the student must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks.
SCOPE: BSc in Agriculture is a broad-based course with great potential. It deals with things like food production, horticulture, animal rearing, rural economy and rural development, environmental health, etc. Other industries may face downsizing but agriculture can never fall prey because “food” is the basic necessity for life. Feeding the world will never face a recession or a slowdown. In fact, the development in technology, research, and innovation has multiplied the scope of agriculture in a big way. Graduates can find jobs in both the public and private sectors.
The Gazetted post of Government of India as Agricultural Officer (Agronomist) is one of the most prestigious jobs in the public sector after B.Sc. Agriculture.Some other jobs associated with the profile are:*Agriculture Officer, *Assistant Plantation Manager, *Agricultural Research Scientist,* Business Development Executive, *Marketing Executive etc.