Agriculture has been the mainstay of the Indian economy since ages. In the present scenario, the agriculture sector in India provides livelihood to about 52% of the population of the country and accounts for about 15% of the Gross Domestic Product. Trained human resource has been the key factor behind the Green Revolution, White Revolution & Yellow Revolution and has led India to attain self-reliance in food production and in becoming a fast developing economy.
Agricultural education could be termed as one of the most relevant avenues of education in the country for growth and sustainable development. Experiential learning, Rural Awareness and Work Experience are some of the special features of agricultural education in the country.
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-based curriculum for study of agriculture to the students for successful careers in the agricultural sector.
Why should you choose Agriculture as a career?
Humans can live without roads, buildings, highways, but no human can ever live without food. So be proud of your aspiration to become an agriculture professional.
- There is an increasing demand for qualified and innovative thinkers who can apply affordable technology to promote sustainable agriculture and food security both in India and abroad.
- Agriculture not only provides food and raw material but also employment opportunities to a very large proportion of population.
Half of the Indian population and almost all of the rural population is employed in the agricultural or agro-based sector and is very aware of the intricacies of agricultural production. With capital infusion, advanced technologies, better irrigation facilities and knowledge of modern farming, Indian agricultural sector can change the lives of Indian farmers. Agriculture will become a productive means for a better standard of living and not remain as a means to subsistence livelihood as it has been for many generations.
Therefore the need of the hour is to give agricultural education a high priority.
Eligibility for B.Sc. (Agriculture)
The minimum requirement is a 10+2 in science stream with 50% marks, from a recognized school or board.
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1st Semester – INR 25,600/- (Kindly enquire for applicable scholarships, fee structure according to category) For remaining semesters the fee is – INR 23,600/- per Semester
Career Avenues for B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture
Following are some of the Career Avenues for B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture graduates:
- Agriculture Officer
- Assistant Plantation Manager
- Territory Manager
- Trial Coordinator
- Technical Manager
- Agriculture Research Scientist
- Agriculture Development Officer
Private Sector Jobs : Some of the areas that offer a good platform for B.Sc. (Agriculture) graduates include the following:
- Agriculture Marketing
- Home Science
- Dairy Technology
- Fisheries Science
- Food science & Technology
- Veterinary Science
Government Sector jobs:Some of the top Government organizations that recruit B.Sc. (Agriculture) graduates include the following.
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute
- National Seeds Corporation Limited
- North Eastern Region Agricultural Marketing Corporation
- State Farms Corporation of India
International Career Avenues after B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture: Agriculture is an emerging field in most of the foreign countries and aspirants in this field have great career scope abroad. Most of the foreign countries have a great demand for B.Sc Agriculture graduates.