M.Sc. (Agriculture)

Master of Science in Agriculture

Stream Agriculture
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

M.Sc. Agriculture or Master of Science in Agriculture is postgraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Agriculture is the cultivation of plants, fungi along with rearing animals and other life forms for food, fibre, and other products used to sustain life. The duration of M.Sc. in Agriculture is mostly of two academic years but it varies from institute to institute. Generally, the minimum time to complete the course is two years. And the course is available in full time and may be provided on part time basis by certain institutes. After completion the course, candidates can find wide spread career scopes in agriculture and its many allied sectors.

Some Specializations in M.Sc. Agriculture

Agri. Botany

Agri. Bio-Technology

Agri. Chemistry

Agri. Economics

Agri. Extension

Agri. Engineering

Agri. Meteorology

Agri. Statistics and Agri. Zoology

Agri. Entomology

Agronomy

Extension Education

Forestry

Social Forestry

Farming System Management

Horticulture Mycology

Micro Biology

Nematology

Plant Physiology

Ecology Plant Pathology

Plant Protection

Sugar Cane Technology

Seed Technology

Soil Science and Soil Conservation

Sericulture

Tea Husbandry

Water Conservation

M.Sc. Agriculture Syllabus

Syllabus of Agriculture as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Agronomy

2

Agriculture Botany (Plant Physiology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Seed Technology)

3

Agriculture Economics

4

Extension Education

5

Animal Husbandry

6

Dairy Science

7

Agriculture. Entomology

8

Horticulture

9

Plant Pathology

10

Soil Science

11

Agriculture Chemistry

M.Sc. Agriculture Colleges     

M.Sc. Agriculture Course Suitability

  • One must have a good knowledge in science, and be familiar with crops, pastures, and soil types and agricultural.
  • They should have analytical mind, a high level of concentration, an aptitude for research, ability to work as part of a team, abundant physical stamina to put in long hours of work and patience.
  • Candidates also possess good observation skills, communication skill, organizing skills, written and oral skills, the ability to give presentations and knowledge of common business concepts.
  • Applicants must have a healthy body as farmers spend long days standing, lifting, pulling and on-the-go, moving quickly from one task to the next in their fields.

How is M.Sc. Agriculture Course Beneficial?

  • They can go for further higher research degree after the Master degree course. 
  • They can also seek employment in Central and State Government ministries and departments; Agricultural finance corporation research institutions; nationalized banks and rural banks; Krishi Vigyan Kendras; Agro-Industry Sector; Agricultural universities and various agricultural service organizations.
  • They can also start their own business in primary economic sector such as farming, plantations, fisheries, mining, cattle rearing, poultry farming etc.
  • Students can also work in tea gardens, rubber plantations, fruit orchards and vegetable farms.

M.Sc. Agriculture Employment Areas

  • Fruit Orchards
  • Agricultural Production Centres
  • Cotton, Jute, Tobacco Companies
  • Educational Institutes
  • Coffee and Rubber Plantations
  • Fertilizer Companies
  • National Seed Companies
  • FMCG Companies
  • Agriculture & Rural Development National Banks
  • Pesticide Control Centres
  • Research and Development Centres
  • Tea Gardens

M.Sc. Agriculture Job Types

  • Senior Research Associate
  • Agriculturist
  • Business Development Executive
  • Agriculture Scientist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Rice Breeder
  • Senior Agriculture Specialist
  • Agriculture Technician
  • Seed Technologist

The candidates should complete their B.Sc. in Agriculture degree under any registered University in the following subjects like B.Sc. (Agri.), B.Sc. (ABM), B.Sc. (Agri. Bio-Tech.), B.Sc. (Horti.), B.Sc. (Forestry) and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Science stream.

Entrance Exam - Master of Science in Agriculture
Exam Name Grade Level Exam Date
GATE PG 1st February 2020