Agriculture

Agriculture plays a crucial role in the Indian economy. Almost 60 percent of the Indian workforce is involved in agriculture, but that has not resulted in substantial growth of the sector. In fact, its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has dwindled to less than 25 percent. It is time that students explore this largely unknown arena. The demand for trained professionals in the field of agriculture is high. Students who accomplish their education in the graduate level course in agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture) can get many job opportunities. The agricultural sector of India has got more importance these days and this has led to the taking in of experienced professionals’ or students of agriculture into many different departments of the Indian Government and State Government.

CAREER PROSPECTS / EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE

After completing degree in Agriculture, students may work in the following :

  • Banking Jobs
  • Teaching Profession
  • Agriculture officer
  • Assistant Plantation Manager
  • Territory Manager
  • Trial Coordinator
  • Technical Manager
  • Agricultural Research Scientist
  • Agriculture Development Officers
  • Commercial Farming

Since agriculture is a priority area in achieving financial inclusion, many insurance companies and banks also recruit agriculture graduates.

Now only agriculture graduates are eligible for business and licenced dealers in seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides.

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