Agriculture > M.Sc. - Agricultural Biotechnology

M.Sc. Agriculture Biotechnology - Stands for Master of Science in Agriculture Biotechnology. Typically, a M.Sc. is for two years, minimum eligibility for which is a graduation in any science discipline. Agricultural Biotechnology is the field of genetic engineering or plant modification. Subjects studied under this degree are bioinformatics, molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics and plant breeding etc.

Basic Eligibility

 

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.

Job Prospects

Agriculture is one of the top career choices made by students in India.  Agriculture in simple words, deals with study of plant breeding that is consumed by human beings. Agriculture has lot of scope in terms of career opportunities. With the commercialization of horticulture and agriculture there are wide-ranging opportunities for paid jobs as well as private enterprise.

Paid jobs in government as well as in private organizations offer regular income; private enterprise they can make good remuneration. Horticulturists and Landscapers are employed in resorts, hotels, and in health farms in order to decorate their settings. Postgraduate students can work as supervisors, researcher, distributors, and engineer; or they can also start his/her own business.

Agricultural Engineering: This sector involves improving of agricultural machineries, power, soil and water conservation, agriculture and farm structures. There are lots of job opportunities in this sector for engineering graduates.

Agro-industry Sector: This sector involves dairy processing, grain processing, fats and oils, production, fibers, pesticides, meat packing, fertilizer, and food processing. Graduates from this sector can work as researcher, engineers, sales and promotion, technologists, scientists, as well as in production.

Agriculture Management: Graduates must have knowledge of management and agriculture. They can work in estates and tea gardens.

Corporations: Agriculturists from this sector can seek employment in Warehousing Corporation and Food Corporation, State Farm Corporation and National Seed Corporation.

Estates and tea gardens: There are many employment opportunities available in estates and tea gardens with good remuneration.

Self employment: Graduates after completion of their course and with some experience can start his/her own business such as agriculture product shops, agriculture firms and agribase industry.

Services Sector: This sector involves in the utilization of adequate and timely supply of fertilizers, seeds and chemicals at reasonable price and also to provide quality food products. Graduates from this sector can work as agricultural technicians, veterinarians, graders, agricultural statisticians and agricultural consultants.

Other career options in the field of agriculture and allied practices: -

 

  • Farming
  • Banking
  • Conservation
  • Seri-culture
  • Agri-Business
  • Agricultural Research
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Services in Agriculture

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