Agriculture courses, best jobs, eligibility criteria, salary

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Agriculture courses, best jobs, eligibility criteria, salary:

Agriculture courses:

The demand for professionals or skilled people in the agriculture sector is increasing day by day. Hence more people are showing their interest in the field but they aren’t aware of what all courses they can pursue for that, how and from where? At present we have a number of under graduate as well as post graduate agricultural courses in India. But in this article we will only focus on the under graduate courses or programs offered in the country.

B.Sc in Agriculture:  

A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Tech in Agriculture:  

A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Sc in Genetic Plant Breeding:

A 12th based three year  under fultime course. Compulsory subjects are Physics, Chemistry,  Biology. A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Sc in Agriculture Economics and Farm Management: 

A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Sc in Animal Husbandry:

A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Sc in Forestry:

A 12th science based 4 year divided into eight semesters undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Sc Soil and water management:

A 12th science based 4 year divided into eight semesters undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India. A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course.

B.Sc in Horticulture:

B.Sc. in Horticulture is an advanced program in the field of agricultural science that deals with cultivation of plants, vegetables, flowers etc. A 12th based three year  under fultime course. A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Sc Agriculture and Food Business:

A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India. The course is becoming popular in the agriculture sector day by day. A 12th science based 4 year undergraduate course. Offered by many of universities and colleges in India.

B.Sc in Fisheries:

B.Sc. in Fisheries is a four year fulltime course divided into eight different semesters. The course focuses on the fishing sector. The course involves the study of fish, their ecology, food habits, breeding practice and diseases that occur in them. Admission to the course is based upon a student’s performance in the relevant entrance exam and marks obtained in class 12. There are many colleges and institutions that provide this course.

B.Sc in Crop Physiology:

Last but not the least in our list is B.Sc in Crop physiology.  It is a three year regular based program offered by many universities and colleges in India. To take admission in this course, a student is required to have passed his 10+2 (science) from a recognized board or institution.

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Agriculture Courses Jobs:

1. Agriculture Mechanics

Assembly Technician

Automation Coordinator/Technician

Electrician/Electronics Technician

Hydraulics Technician

Maintenance/Service Technician

Mechanical Engineer

Parts Manager

Precision Agriculture Specialist

Service Writer

2. Agriculture Engineers:

Bioprocessing Engineer

Design Engineer or Machine Design Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Food Engineer or Structural Engineer

Geospatial Analytics Scientist

Irrigation Engineer

Sanitary/Waste Handling/Environmental Engineer

Software Engineers and Software Architects

 

3. Agribusiness:

Agriculture Financial Service Representative

Advisor Government/Stakeholder Relations

Agriculture Lawyer

Agricultural Lobbyist

Cotton Gin and Warehouse Manager

Crop Adjuster

Farm Business Manager/Accountant

Farm Production Manager

Feed Mill Manager

Grain Buyer

Grain Elevator Manager

4. Agricultural Communications:

Account Manager

Brand Manager

Market News or Farm News Journalist/Reporter

Public Relations Representative

Regional Sales Manager

5. Agricultural Economics:

Agricultural Lender

Agricultural Policy Analyst

Crop or Agriculture Insurance Agent

Economist Consultant

Food Distribution Manager

Sales Representative for Equipment and Ag Systems

6. Agricultural Agronomy:

Environmental Specialist

Greenhouse Manager

Soil Scientist/Soil Conservationist

Seed Production Agronomist

Viticulturist

Weed Scientist

7. Animal Sciences:

Animal Geneticist

Apiary Worker/Beekeeper

Artificial Insemination Technician

Feed Sales/Management

Livestock Feedlot Operator

Livestock Hauler

Livestock Insurance Representative

Livestock Procurement/Buyer

Livestock Production Manager

Ranch/Farm Hand

Rendering Truck Driver/Rendering Maintenance Technician

Veterinarian

8. Food Sciences:

Food Product Research and Development

Food Chemist/Microbiologist/Researcher

Food Manufacturing

Agriculture courses Career Paths:

According to Environmental Science.org, some of the many occupations for people in agriscience include:

  • Agriculture engineer
  • Agronomist
  • Bee Keeper
  • Botanist
  • Conservation planner
  • Endangered Species Biologist
  • Forest Health Specialist
  • Landscaper
  • Park ranger
  • Water quality specialist

 

Agriculture jobs Salary for different fields:

  • Managers in Plantations

    There are many plantations in India and the salary is different for different plantations. Here I will list a few approximate salaries in different plantations.

    • Jute Plantation: Rs.27,000 to Rs.48,000 per month.
    • Tea Plantation: Rs.23,000 to Rs.40,000 per month.
    • Coffee Plantation: Rs.21,000 to Rs.35,000 per month.
    • Pepper Plantation: Rs.20,000 to Rs.36,000 per month.
    • Teak Plantation: Rs.30,000 to Rs.65,000 per month.
    • Cocoa Plantation: Rs.24,000 to Rs.45,000 per monthn.
    • Rubber Plantation: Rs.25,000 to Rs.45,000 per month.
    • Tobaco Cultivation: Rs.25,000 to Rs.40,000 per month.
    • Cardamom Plantation: Rs.25,000 to Rs.43,000 per month.
    • Indigo Plantation: Rs.20,000 to Rs.40,000 per month.
    • Wood Plantation: Rs.30,000 to Rs.60,000 per month.
    • Horticulture: Rs.25,000 to Rs.45,000 per month.
    • Nursery: Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000 per month.

    Wild life officer

Social Forestry Officer

Social forestry means the protection and management of forest, afforestation, deforestation with the intention of helping the environment, social and rural development. SFO can earn around Rs.23,000 to Rs.45,000 per month.

Land Geometric Surveyor

LGS can earn around Rs.20,000 to Rs.45,000 depending on the experience. In this post experience really matters. If you have good skills then you will be paid more.

Soil Quality Officer

Soil quality officer has the role to survey the soil and study the fertility and other contents of the soil. Soil quality Officer will be having a salary of around Rs.22,000 to Rs.35,000 per month.

Grafting Expert

Grafting experts are really in demand. This is because the person should be able to work with the utmost care. This post is also called as a plant breeder. They will get a salary of around Rs.25,000 to Rs.50,000 per month.

Tissue Culture Expert

Tissue culture or budding expert can earn anywhere between Rs.20,000 to Rs.40,000 per month.

The above mentioned are the jobs mainly in the private sector. Now I will also list a few positions in the government sector and the expected salary range.

  • Agricultural Loan Officer: Rs.40,000 to Rs.1 lakh/month.
  • Irrigation Specialist: Rs.40,000 to Rs.80,000/month.
  • Agricultural Educator: Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000/month.
  • Agricultural Engineer: Rs.25,000 to Rs.55,000/month.
  • Farm Engineering Trainer: Rs.45,000 to Rs.1.1 lakh/month.
  • Crop Science Manager: Rs.68,000 to Rs.1.5 lakh/month.
  • Innovative Agricultural Officer: Rs.55,000 to Rs.1.1 lakh/month.
  • Agronomy Expert: Rs.60,000 to Rs.1.45 lakh/month.
  • Farm Finance Manager: Rs.45,000 to Rs.90,000/month.
  • Farm Researcher: Rs.40,000 to Rs.80,000/month.
  • Food Technologist: Rs.30,000 to Rs.70,000/month.
  • Animal Nutritionist: Rs.35,000 to Rs.60,000/month.
  • Fisheries Officer: Rs.27,000 to Rs.45,000/month.
  • Fish Farm Manager: Rs.27,000 to Rs.45,000/month.
  • Quarantine Inspector: Rs.40,000 to Rs.90,000/month.

Lecturer

As a lecturer in any agriculture college or university yon earn around Rs.60,000 to Rs.1.5 lakh/month. To get a lecturing post, you must be a postgraduate and also clear NET entrance examination.

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