Increasing demands of Careers in Agriculture
Careers in Agriculture Can be Your New Wings
India is predominantly agriculture-based economy. Food is one of basic and priority thing for everyday in everyone’s life. But Sadly it’s been avoided and less recognizable. After the result of 10th and 12th large number of students choose engineering and medical as prime career. The concept of choosing a career option mostly depends upon demands in job market and high salary package. This might be a reason of ignorance students and their parents less interested to opt careers in agriculture.
But the fact is agriculture is an important part of our Indian economy and the demand for skilled professionals in the field is growing day by day. After pursuing graduation or post post graduation degree in agriculture, one can get a high paid job in private as well as government sector. You can work as an Agriculture Officer, Production Manager, Research Scientist, Farm Manager, Weather forecasting and so on. These all job profiles you can check with agriculture vacancy.
According to ICAR, the agriculture sector in India has occupied almost 43% of the geographical area and provides 52% of the total number of jobs available out of which more than 80% are from rural India. The Indian agriculture sector contributes around 18.1 per cent to the GDP and exporting 49$ billion worth of agriculture products, making it the seventh largest agriculture exporter worldwide.
Modern agriculture practice are increasingly turning out to be knowledge-based and hence gaining expertise in them is not an easy task for many of our rural farmers. India doers require education at all levels so that India farmers are better equipped to handle the threats of globalization. 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.
Government of India has come up with the following assistance to facilitate better education in agriculture sector. For those who are looking for a successful career in the field should take admission in any reputed institute or university to gain maximum benefits in the form of best education, good faculty, well equipped libraries and placement cell. Candidates can opt Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, B.Tech, M.Sc. in Agriculture and M. Tech.
List of Top 10 Universities in India:
- National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi
- Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad
- Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (CCSHAU), Hisar
- University of Agricultural Science (UAS), Bangalore
- Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU), Coimbatore
- GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Uttarakhand
- Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana
- Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)
- Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai
National Level Exams:
ICAR AIEEA – ICAR All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). Through this national level exam candidates can get admission into UG and PG agriculture programmes.
Interested candidates can fill the forms in online and offline mode on May month. The examination is commenced on June month.
State Level Exams:
- BCECE- Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination https://bit.ly/2YoCy2b
- JCECE – Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination https://bit.ly/2D8uxpE
- KEAM- Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical https://bit.ly/2HbOTkf
- MP PAT- Madhya Pradesh Pre- Agriculture Test peb.mp.gov.in
- OUAT – Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology https://bit.ly/2Lv0nU7
- TS EAMCET – Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Entrance Test https://bit.ly/2JvMdzJ
- AP EAMCET – Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada conducts this exam. This exam offers admission in various college of Andhra Pradesh. https://bit.ly/2vLJQkf
- LPU NEST – Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test https://bit.ly/305OS92
- BVP CET- Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University https://bit.ly/2vP3vj7
- SAAT – Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test https://bit.ly/2HdFU2i
- AMU – Aligarh Muslim University https://www.amu.ac.in/
- Allahabad University https://bit.ly/2vOdF3t