Agriculture, even called farming, refers to the cultivation of plants, animals and different other forms of life like fiber, food and various products, which are solely used for staying alive. Since time immemorial, agriculture has always been the backbone of every society. With the passage of time, people have started introducing many new technologies that have improved the quality and quantity of agricultural products. This in turn has necessitated the introduction of varied courses on agriculture.


Current Scenario of Agricultural Courses in India Agriculture education in the Republic of India, like other professional courses, has not yet been featured with a middle level educational system. The varied courses offered by the agricultural institutions in India ranges from under graduate level to post graduate level of study. However, mostly, this kind of vocational course is opted by the students at their graduation degree level of education. Such courses provide an in-depth knowledge and a better insight about the field and make one capable of prospering in agriculture. Apart from the diploma courses, one can even do a B. Sc. or Bachelor of Science and B. Tech or Bachelor of Technology in agricultural studies. After graduating in agricultural science, a student can even do a post graduation in this field. The degree of M. Sc. or Master of Science can be followed by the degree of Ph. D. or Doctor of Philosophy as well. Following are some of the specialized branches, which one can pursue a post graduation or a doctoral degree in:

  • Agri Bio-Technology
  • Agri Botany
  • Agri Chemistry
  • Agri Economics
  • Agri Engineering
  • Agri Entomology
  • Agri Meteorology
  • Agri Statistics
  • Agri Zoology
  • Agronomy
  • Ecology
  • Farming System Management
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture Mycology
  • Micro Biology
  • Nematology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Protection
  • Seed Technology
  • Sericulture
  • Social Forestry
  • Soil Conservation
  • Soil Science
  • Sugarcane Technology

Major Examinations for Agriculture Courses in India The different institutes located all over the Indian Republic conducts a number of examinations related to this field. The most popular among them are the entrance level examinations, which are conducted by the agricultural colleges in India during the time of admission of students to any of their courses. The nature and type of the examinations vary from one course to another though. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research or the I.C.A.R that is based in the city of New Delhi is responsible for conducting the A.I.A.E.E or the All India Agriculture Entrance Examination for agriculture courses. To name a few other important admission tests for such courses are:

  • C.E.E or Combined Entrance Examination, Kerala
  • E.A.M.C.E.T. or Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test
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