M. Sc. (Agronomy)

Course Details

M.Sc. Agronomy or Master of Science in Agronomy is a postgraduate courses in Agriculture. Agronomy is the application of various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture. Subjects studied under this degree focus on modern concepts in crop production, physiology of drought, herbicides and crop production, physiological aspect of crop yield, principles of crop nutrition, physiology of crop plants, advanced irrigation agronomy, agricultural research organizations, advanced crop ecology, applied conservation agronomy, arid zone agronomy, cropping and farming systems and agrometeorology. After passing this course, students have many opportunities in various fields.

Agronomy is also common, occasionally also spelt (Agronomy), is the branch of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.Students may also study parasites and immunity, cell and receptor biology, evolution and animal behavior, biodiversity and taxonomy and neuroscience and endocrinology. Classes might include both lecture and lab to meet the desired results .

Eligibility and Seats Availability

  • M.Sc. Agronomy : B.Sc.(Agriculture) with minimum 50%

Duration

  • 2 Years

Admission Process

Admission can be taken directly on merit/marks basis or through AGI(CET)

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Career Prospects

After completion of M.Sc Agronomy, students interested in research can opt for PhD.Various government departments such as the UPSC, SSC, state PSC, etc conducts examination for recruitment of talented candidates. Many opportunities are available in forensic science department also. Research field can look out for a opening in BARC, ISRO etc.

  • After passing the Master Degree course, students have further can opt for teaching and research studies options.
  • They can also join the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi as junior fellow researcher.
  • Candidates can work in private sector on applied research and product development or engage in basic research, mainly in universities or government agencies.
  • They can also become agricultural scientist who can also work as consultants in business firms, private clients or to government.

Employment Areas

There are unlimited career opportunities which an M.Sc in Agronomy graduates can look forward to various private sector firms’ specially chemical as well as pharmaceutical companies recruit huge M.Sc Agronomy graduates. The demand for these graduates is increasing day by day due to the faster growth of the industries.

  1. Colleges & Universities
  2. Seed Companies
  3. Department of Land Affairs
  4. Farm Services Agency
  5. Lawn Care Companies

Higher Education After M. Sc. (Agronomy)

  1. M. Phil. (Agronomy)
  2. Ph. D.(Agronomy)

Job Opportunities

A M. Sc. Agronomy student can choose to be any of the following:
  1. Farm Manager
  2. Agronomist
  3. Research Testing Associate
  4. Subject Matter Specialist
  5. Project Fellow/Research Associate
  6. Lecturer & Teacher

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