Duration: 2 Years
Course Type: Full Time
It is a Post Graduate Programme of two years, divided in 4 semesters/ 6 trimesters, B.Sc. (Agriculture) graduates or other graduates from relevant courses may pursue after their Bachelor’s program. Students who have an interest in the field of Agriculture, Plant Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Livestock breeding and management etc. may pursue this course. It is one of the best PG denomination available for the students, after completing B.Sc. Agriculture.
This programme at Renaissance University has brilliantly chalked out pedagogy, which is a fantabulous blend of theoretical and practical subjects. Apart from theoretical subjects and practical sessions, seminars and Research work/project also plays an important role in M.Sc. Agriculture program. Based on choice of subjects, students may specialize in disciplines within the sector of Agriculture Science.
M.Sc. Agriculture offers variety of specialization options, including Plant Biology, Plantation management, Agricultural machinery, Biochemistry, Marketing and Management aspects of Agriculture sector etc. Precisely it customizes concepts of science and biology to improve agricultural productivity. It also focuses on managerial aspects related to this sector. Contemporary topics/ subjects one can expect in this course are Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Seed Technology, Agricultural Meteorology, Agronomy, Soil Science and Engineering, Nematology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extensions, Statistics, Fruit and Vegetable Science, Floriculture, Medicinal Plants, Ornamental Plants etc.
Like variety of subjects, this programme offers variety of employment opportunities too. There is plethora of opportunities in Government as well as Private sector. In Government side State Agriculture Departments recruits M.Sc. (Agriculture) to fill up Officer level posts. Government Colleges also hires M.Sc. (Agriculture) to work as Lecturers. Government Banks also hires them to fill up Officer level posts (that primarily deals with Agriculture related loans). In Private Sector one may find jobs of Managers at Plantations, as Officers at Fertilizer Manufacturing firms, Agriculture Machinery Industries, Agricultural Products Marketing firms, Food Processing firms etc. One may also work as a Lecturer in Private Colleges.
Some other options are Research Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Agriculture Officer, Agriculture Loan Officer (in Banks), Production Manager, Operations Manager, Farm Manager, Lecturers, Sales Officer.
Option of working in research sector and later pursuing the doctoral degree in the same is also a productive option.