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Farming and Agricultural Courses in India

Farming and  Agricultural Courses in India
Agricultural Courses in India train students in farming techniques, crop growing, crop protection, multiple cropping and plantation techniques. India being an agricultural country the significance of agricultural course is immense. The crops grown in India include food and cash crops, vegetables, fruits, and spices. Rice and wheat are the primary food crops with ‘jowar’ and ‘bajra’ cultivated in drier areas.

Students with an agricultural degree learn better methods in growing cash crops like jute, sugar cane, tea and tobacco. Sugar cane and tea though strictly food items, are treated as cash crops as they are exported for revenue. Qualified agriculturists are offered lucrative opportunities in tea gardens, rubber plantations, and fruit orchards and organized vegetable farms.

Careers in agriculture also exist in research institutes, laboratories and soil conservation bodies. Candidates with a degree in agriculture are in great demand in the primary economic sector which includes farming, plantations, fisheries, mining, cattle rearing and poultry farming.

Agricultural Institutes in India
Agricultural colleges in India offer undergraduate and post graduate degrees in agriculture. These courses are specialized and have direct application for farming individuals. The renowned colleges and universities offering agricultural study courses include:
# Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia – 741252, west Bengal, Website: http://www.bckv.edu.in/ ; Tel.: 033-25879772

Course: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy, Agricultural Economy, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Meteorology and Physics, Genetics, Animal Science, and Biotechnology, Instrumentation and Environmental Sciences.

Duration: 4 years
Agricultural Courses in India

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# This institute also conducts a M. Sc. in Agriculture course which has a duration of 2 u\years.

# Chandrasekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur – 208002, Uttar Pradesh; Tel.: 0512-2534156; Website: http://www.csauk.ac.in/

Course: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Duration: 4 years

This institute also conducts 13 Master Degree programs, and 13 Doctoral Degree programs.

# Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, Andhra Pradesh; Tel.: 040-24015011; Website: http://www.angrau.net/

Course: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Duration: Four years

Course: M.Sc in Agriculture Duration: Two years

After completion of Bachelor degree accounting courses students become eligible for higher academics in accounting like cost accounting or chartered accountancy courses.

Scope of Agriculture in India

Agricultural jobs in India are offered by tea gardens, coffee and rubber plantations, and fruit orchards. Many agriculture scholars take up opportunities in research organizations or educational institutes.

Scope outside India

Candidates after successfully completing agricultural courses in India are offered placements in capacities of agriculturists, agriculture officers, and research scholars.
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