Agriculture Courses After 12th

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Agriculture Courses after 12th are the professional programs that will teach you the science of farming, cultivation, plants, animals, micro-organisms, and products to enhance the standard of human life. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Agriculture is an Undergraduate Course of 4 years duration. Students can select and specialize in any of the subjects related to agriculture, farm management, horticulture, poultry farming, agriculture biotechnology, dairy farming, etc., as per their interest. Besides being professional, you will also receive various diversity.

Key Points

  • Increased immense scope in the field of Technological Agriculture
  • Duration of degree courses is 4 years, diploma & certificate courses are of 6-15 Months
  • Thousands of jobs for Agriculture field releases every year
  • Salary : 2 lac – 10 lac CTC per annum

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After 12th students can join degree, diploma & certificate courses in Agriculture. The duration of degree courses is 4 years, while diploma & certificate courses are of 6-15 Months. Here we provide the complete list of Agriculture courses after 12th.

Course NameDurationFree Counseling
B.Sc Agriculture4 YearInterested
B.Sc Agriculture (Hons)4 YearInterested
B.Sc Agriculture Integrated (Hons)6 YearInterested
B.Sc Horticulture4 YearInterested
B.Sc Horticulture (Hons)4 YearInterested
B.Sc Forestry 4 YearInterested
B.Sc Forestry (Hons)4 YearInterested
B.Voc. in Horticulture Science3 YearInterested
B.Sc. Agribusiness Management3 YearInterested
B. Sc. in Commercial Agriculture and Business Management3 YearInterested
B.Sc Fisheries3 YearInterested
B.Sc Fisheries (Hons)3 YearInterested
B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering4 YearInterested
B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural Information Technology 4 YearInterested
B.Sc. in Dairy Science3 YearInterested
B.Sc. in Plant Science3 YearInterested
B.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology3 YearInterested
B.E. or B.Tech. in Dairy Technology4 YearInterested
B.E. or B.Tech. in Agriculture and Dairy Technology4 YearInterested
B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural and Food Engineering4 YearInterested
B.Sc. in Agriculture and Food Science3 YearInterested
B.SC. in Poultry Science3 YearInterested
B.Sc. in Plant Pathology3 YearInterested
BBA in Agriculture Management3 YearInterested
M.Sc. – Horticulture- Fruit Production and Post Harvest Technology2 YearInterested
M.Sc Agriculture2 YearInterested
M.Sc Plant Breeding & Genetics2 YearInterested
M.Sc Seed Science & Technology2 YearInterested
M.Sc Plant Pathology2 YearInterested
M.Sc Agronomy2 YearInterested
M.Sc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology2 YearInterested
M.Sc Genetics2 YearInterested
M.Sc Horticulture2 YearInterested
M.Sc Forestry2 YearInterested
M.Sc Fisheries 2 YearInterested
Diploma in Mushroom Cultivation1 YearInterested
Diploma in Veterinary & Livestock Development1 YearInterested
Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacist1 YearInterested
Diploma in Dairy Technology 1 YearInterested
Food Processing Diploma1 YearInterested
Diploma – Agriculture3 YearInterested
Diploma Course in Hybrid Seed Production Technology1 YearInterested
Diploma in Horticulture Nursery Management1 YearInterested
Diploma in Mushroom Technology1 YearInterested
Diploma in Commercial Seed Production1 YearInterested
Diploma in Organic Farming1 YearInterested
Diploma in Water Resource Management1 YearInterested
Diploma in Plant Protection and Pesticide Management1 YearInterested
Certificate in Horticulture3-4 MonthsInterested
Certificate in Fish Farming6 MonthsInterested
Certificate in Floriculture6 MonthsInterested
Certificate in Aquaculture6-7 MonthsInterested
Certificate Course in Food & Beverage Service6 MonthsInterested

The first step before thinking about a career in the Agriculture Industry is to check the eligibility. Whether its BSc in Agriculture, Diploma in Agriculture or Certificate in Agriculture, each of them have their own & different eligibility criteria.

  • First of all, candidates should be at least 17 years of age.
  • Students must clear 10+2 exam with minimum 45% marks in any stream, to get admission in UG Courses.
  • Students can avail the admission in the agriculture course of various courses only on the basis of merit.
  • Some of the Agriculture Science institutes in India organize entrance tests for the students to take admissions.
  • Apart from the above-mentioned tests, there are a number of other entrance tests including KEAMEAMCET etc.
  • There are numerous popular Agriculture institutes in India from where students can pursue the course.
  • Some of them include RIT Roorkee, RR Institutions Bangalore, DBIT Group of Institutions,UHITM Dehradun, Graphic Era University, Petroleum University, UTU Dehradun, Quantum University, Maya Group of Colleges Dehradun, BFIT Dehradun, DBU Chandigarh, SVIET Chandigarh, MMDU Jalandar, Bangalore Institute of Technology, ITM University.

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Applying for any Agriculture Course isn’t a difficult task. You just need to follow the below-mentioned steps carefully:-

  • Students need to select in what branch of agriculture they want to make a career.
  • After selecting the right branch, students are required to choose the duration and type of branch. It could be either degree, diploma, or a certificate course in that particular branch of the agriculture course.
  • After deciding the duration of the course, students need to check the eligibility criteria of that particular course. Each degree, diploma, and certificate of agriculture branch has different eligibility criteria. Reviewing this section (Eligibility) first and then applying for the course will save you lots of time.
  • Apply for the course from your preferable college. If the college allows admission on the basis of merit, then it’s okay, but if not, then you will have to appear in college demanded entrance examination. Various Universities require entrance exam marks to consider the candidate for admission. 
  • Firstly, fill the Application form very carefully because if you submit the form with the mistake then it will be canceled.
  • After filling the form, submit the all required documents and submit them. 
  • Pay the registration fee through the Net Banking or Debit/Credit Card. 
  • Take minimum 3-4 copies of the form for the future reference

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Below mention colleges are the top agriculture colleges in India 

S.No.College Name Free Counseling
1RIT, RoorkeeInterested
2Desh Bhagat University, ChandigarhInterested
3SVIET ChandigarhInterested
4UIHMT, DehradunInterested
5Uttaranchal PG College of Bio-Medical Sciences & HospitalInterested
6Doon PG College of Agriculture Science Technology, DehradunInterested
7Graphic Era University, DehradunInterested
8Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions, DehradunInterested
9Himgiri Zee University (HZU), DehradunInterested
10Uttaranchal University(UU), DehradunInterested
11Quantum University, DehradunInterested
12MMDU JalandarInterested
13RR Institutions, BangaloreInterested
14Maya Group of InstitutionsInterested
15BFIT, DehradunInterested
16Tula’s, DehradunInterested
17SGRR University, DehradunInterested
18GRD, DehradunInterested
19ITM UniversityInterested
20Koshyas Group of indtitutions, BangaloreInterested
21Bangalore Group of Institutions, BangaloreInterested
22Dolfin Institute of Bio-Medical SciencesInterested
23Doon PG Group of Colleges, DehradunInterested
24Sai Group of Institutionsl, DehradunInterested

Here are some entrance exams for Hotel Management, that you need to qualify, even after passing the eligibility test:-

ICAR AIEEA: This entrance exam is being conducted by the National Testing Agency. It is a national level examination that lets students have admission in Undergraduate and Post-Graduate agriculture courses. In May, application forms get released each year, and the exam held in June.

BCECE: This state-level exam organized by the Bihar board is known as Bihar Combined Entrance Competetive Examination. After attending this entrance test, students can get pursue BSc Agriculture from the colleges of Bihar.

KCET: The Karnataka Examination Authority is a popular examination held in April. After appearing in this examination, students can get admission to some of the most renowned colleges of Karnataka.

KEAM: The state-level entrance test ‘Kerala Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical’ helps students in attaining admissions in Engineering and Agriculture offering courses. The application form of this test usually releases in February.

MP PAT: For getting admission to one of the best colleges of Madhya Pradesh, it is mandatory to appear in Madhya Pradesh Pre-Agriculture Test. This exam is organized by the MP Professional Exam Board for students willing to pursue BSc or B.Tech Agriculture.

JCECE: For securing admission in the first year degree level courses of Agriculture from colleges of Jharkhand, the student should appear in the state level JCECE examination conducted by the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competetive Examination Board. The Application form usually releases in April.

AP EAMCET: For admission in Agriculture, Engineering, Pharmacy, etc. of several colleges of Andra Pradesh, students must appear in the AP EAMCET entrance test. This state-level test is conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Kakinada)

Currently, there is a wide scope and unbeatable demand for trained professionals in the industry of Agriculture. For science students, a career in Agriculture is at its peak. Students can select and pursue any branch in agriculture as per their interest. There is n number of options like Horticulture, Aquaculture, Poultry Farming, Food Science, Animal Science, Floriculture, Soil Science, etc. 

Self-employment and entrepreneurship options are also beneficial after completing education in an agriculture course. Many of the successful graduates are running agricultural farms, poultry farms, breeding labs and farms, Agro products shops, etc.

Some Sectors to look for Job after Agriculture Course
  • Estates and Tea Gardens
  • Agro-Industry Sector
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Services Sector
  • Agricultural Management
  • Corporations
  • Farms of Poultry, Breeding, and Florists
  • Horticulture and Floriculture Industries
  • Aquaculture State Wise Departments

Job Titles

After completing the course in the Agriculture field, you can apply for jobs in the Government and Private sectors.Here check the Job opportunities in Agriculture field

  • Crop Specialists
  • Fertilizer sales representative
  • Food Microbiologists
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Soil Surveyor
  • Farm Manager
  • Rice Breeder
  • Seed Technologist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Marketing Executive
Salary after Agriculture Courses

Agriculture Sector rewards satisfying salary packages to hard and smart working candidates. Many private and public organizations hire agricultural graduates in groups to fulfill the increasing need for skilled persons in agro-industry. After completing a BSc in Agriculture, you can earn around 3-4 lacs P/A as a graduate in India.

Ques: I have an interest in both, but I am confused between what I should choose as a stable career prospective. Horticulture or Aquaculture?

Ans: You don’t need to confuse, as both of these fields are way different from each other and are carrying countless opportunities. You can pursue a job in both of the areas with a minimum package of approx 3-3.5 lacs per annum, or you can be an entrepreneur and can start your own business using your skills. 

Ques: How much marks criteria do I need to fulfill for getting admission to a BSc Agriculture college after 12th?

Ans: For admission in any BSc Agriculture college, you need to score at least 45% in the main science stream subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Bio/Maths. Some colleges also demand entrance examination marks, so there may be some chances that you need to appear in an entrance exam for admission in BSc Agriculture Course.

Ques: In this modern era, are there still any chances of growth as a fisheries’ inspector?

Ans: There is an endless growth in fisheries. The consumption rate of fish is high in India, but in foreign nations, it is way more than you think. A graduate in BSc Fisheries has a bunch of opportunities in domestic as well as international sectors.

Ques: How much minimum package can we expect after completing a Diploma in Agriculture Management type courses?

Ans: Whether its diploma or its a certificate, any candidate with specific skills can acquire a well-paying job in the agriculture sector. Still, a candidate just after completing a diploma in agriculture management can expect a salary with an annual package of 2.5-3 lacs.

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