Agriculture has been the mainstay of Indian economy since ages. The agriculture sector in India provides livelihood to about 52% of the population of the country and contributes about 15% to the Gross Domestic Product. Trained human resource has been the key factor behind the Green Revolution, White Revolution, Yellow Revolution, that has led India to become self reliant in food and becoming a fast developing economy.
The growth achieved in agricultural sector has been attributed to the concerted efforts of skilled human resource developed. Experiential learning, Rural Awareness Work Experience are some special features of agricultural education in the country. Agricultural Education could be termed as one of the most relevant education in the country for growth and sustainable development.
GCS Institute of Vocational Studies- Bhaddal, Ropar offers B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture to impart knowledge based, input-use efficient, eco-friendly, and high tech precision agriculture to the students for their successful career in the agricultural sector.
Humans can live without roads, buildings, highways, but no human can ever lived without food. So be proud for aspiring to become an agriculture professional.
These days with the entry of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the sector, many MNCs have forayed into the segment with dozens of agro-products; subsequently this has resulted as a threat to Indian farmers who lack professional expertise to better deal with the issue. Hence the need of the hour is to give agricultural education a high priority.
Following are some of the sectors providing placement to the agricultural graduates:-
- Development Departments of Central and State Governments
- Commercial Banks and Insurance Sector
- Area development/ watershed development agencies including NGOs
- Industry dealing with fertilizers and plant nutrients
- Plant protection chemicals, insecticides and pesticides manufacturing and marketing companies
- Organizations dealing in seeds and planting materials
- Industries dealing with Ag. Machinery, Sericulture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Dairy, etc.
- Manufacturers and suppliers of irrigation systems
- Agricultural products processing industry
- Multi-nationals dealing with production, field evaluation, and marketing of agricultural inputs including export marketing and consultancy services.