BSc Agriculture is a foundation program in the field of agricultural science that aims to impart knowledge and skills required to become skillful professionals to be able to contribute to the agricultural science and economy.
BSc Agriculture Admission is based on the scores obtained in one of the many entrance examinations conducted at either national level, state level or university level, followed by proper counseling and seat allotment.
BSc Agriculture Job Sectors
Agriculture is considered as the backbone of the country, hence studying this course will provide you ample opportunities in research and implementation of modern technologies for the successful growth and increased crop yield.
Graduates after BSc Agriculture can find jobs in a number of government, private and public institutions, research centres and agriculture companies.
The table below shows some of the common jobs sectors after this course:
|Government Research Institutes||State Agricultural Universities (SAUs)||Seed Manufacturing Companies|
|Food Technology Companies||Banks||Agriculture Fields|
|MNCs||Fertilizer Manufacturing Firms||Food Processing Units|
|Central & State Government Departments||Schools & Colleges||Machinery Industries|
BSc Agriculture Jobs & Salary
Some of the common jobs that graduates go for after BSc Agriculture are as follows:
|Job Position||Average Salary||Highest Salary|
|Agricultural Officer||INR 9.60 LPA||INR 14.4 LPA|
|ICAR Scientist||INR 7.20 LPA||INR 15 LPA|
|Agriculture Analyst||INR 4.20 LPA||INR 6 LPA|
|Agriculture Sales Officer||INR 4.80 LPA||INR 10 LPA|
|Marketing Executive||INR 3.46 LPA||INR 6 LPA|
|JRF/SRF||INR 1.80 LPA||As per Govt. standards|
|Research Assistant||INR 3 LPA||INR 3.5 LPA|
|Project Associate||INR 4.20 LPA||INR 6 LPA|
|Plant Breeder||INR 7.76 LPA||INR 14.50 LPA|
|Animal Breeder||INR 4.32 LPA||INR 12.3 LPA|
|Seed Technologist||INR 3.25 LPA||INR 5 LPA|
|Agriculture Technician||INR 3.5 LPA||INR 4.2 LPA|
Source: Glassdoor & Payscale
There are plenty of other private and government jobs available for BSc Agriculture graduates. Especially in the private sector, agriculture science graduates may apply for the position of manager at plantations, manufacturing firms, machinery industries, food processing units and agricultural products marketing firms.
BSc Agriculture Top Research Institutes & Companies
Today, there are numerous government and private research projects going on in the field of agriculture in top research institutes and universities such as IARI, New Delhi, Assam Agricultural University, among others.
Below are listed some of the common and highly reputed research institutes in India that hire BSc Agriculture graduates:
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute
- National Seeds Corporation Limited
- State Farms Corporation of India
- Food Corporation of India
- National Dairy Development Board
- NABARD and other banks
- Agricultural finance corporations
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research
- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
- North Eastern Region Agricultural Marketing Corporation, and others.
Employment in these institutes is based on written test, followed by viva or personal interview.
Below are listed some of the top recruiters for BSc Agriculture students:
- DuPont India
- Rallies India Limited
- Advanta Limited
- National Agro Industries
- Rasi Seeds
- ABT Industries
- Phalada Agro Research Foundation Limited, among others.
The starting salary of graduates after this course can start from INR 2.5 Lakhs Per Annum. This totally depends upon the college, your skills, experience and job position. Two to three years into one sector, you can earn around INR 4-6 LPA.
The salary is higher in case of sales and marketing executives in the private sector because they are usually compensated on the basis of incentives along with basic pay.
If you aspire to go into research, then you should find employment in the government sector since they provide lots of opportunities to learn and grow along with a good salary.