An agronomist is a person who engages in the scientific study of agronomy, which is the science of using plants and plant materials as fuel, feed, food, and fibre. Agronomists integrate science and practical applications of crop production, soil management, and climatology in the production and utilization of food, feed, and fibre within an environmentally sound system. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants. Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.
Various courses at bachelor's and master's level are offered in agriculture and its allied subjects. One can also apply for various research programs in agricultural institutes and universities.
B.Sc programme in the subject - one can choose from a variety of subjects depending upon his/her interest. Minimum eligibility requirement for admission: To be eligible, a candidate must have passed 10+2 science examination with PCB/PCBM/PCM/10+2 having scored not less than 50% marks in aggregate with the condition that candidates coming from different streams must take remedial courses as prescribed. Admission is through entrance and academic performance.
M.Sc Agri Science (2 years), Masters in Agricultural Business Management, M.Sc Agricultural Biotechnology, M.Sc Food Science and Technology or M.Sc Environmental Science and Technology. Eligibility: Relevant Bachelor's Degree examination from an institution accredited by ICAR, admission is through entrance and academic performance.
Doctoral degree programmes and fellowship are also offered by many agricultural universities of India.
Central University charges around Rs.18000-20000 per year.
India has as many agricultural universities that offer regular full time programs in agriculture.
(1.) Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural Univ., Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, A.P.
(2.) Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat
(3.) Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam
(4.) Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, P.O Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal
(5.) Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand
(6.) Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur
(7.) Chandra Shekar Azad Univ. of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, U.P
(8.) Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, Haryana
(9.) Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidhalaya, Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
(10.) Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
(11.) Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Krishi Nagar, Akola, Maharashtra
(12.) Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar Univ. of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan, Nauni, Himachal Pradesh
(13.) Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udhamsingh Nagar, Uttarakhand
(14.) Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ludhiana, Punjab
(15.) Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Krishak Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
(1.) Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi
(2.) Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
(3.) National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
(4.) Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra
(5.) Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Central Universities with Agriculture Faculty
(1.) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P.
(2.) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.
(3.) Vishwa Bharti, Shantiniketan, West Bengal
(4.) Nagaland University, Medizipherma, Nagaland
There are excellent career opportunities in agricultural sector for engineering graduates and scientists. They find employment in private consultancies, large corporations, government and non-government organisations, universities and colleges, research laboratories, fertiliser industry and some manage large farms or estates.
Dr. Panjabrao S. Deshmukh, Agricuturist, who was also Agriculture Minister when Pt Nehru was Prime Minister of India.
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