Agricultural Courses

Students who wish to pursue undergraduate courses in agriculture can go for either a B.Tech or a B.Sc. in the subject.The duration of the undergraduate courses is 4 years whereas the post graduation would take the students 2 years to complete. For admission to the undergraduate courses the students have to pass their 10+2 examinations with the combination of Chemistry, Biology or Physics, and Mathematics with a minimum of 50% marks.

Streams / Branches

State Agricultural Universities offer the following streams under the agriculture courses:

  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Science

Best Universities, Institutions and Colleges

Take a look at the list below to know more about the top colleges, universities and institutes that offer agriculture courses:

  • AP Agricultural University
  • Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering
  • West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
  • Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University
  • Agriculture College and Research Institute
  • Birsa Agricultural University
  • CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya
  • University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute
  • Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
  • Institute of Agriculture Sciences
  • Kerala Agricultural University
  • University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Punjab Agricultural University
  • Rajasthan Agricultural University

Entrance Exams

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research conducts an All-India Entrance Examination for junior research fellowships, undergraduate programs and masters degree courses. To appear in this test, the applicants need a Bachelors degree either in agriculture, agriculture engineering, horticulture or dairy technology.

Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) is conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. This examination is used to screen students for the technical and professional colleges throughout Andhra Pradesh.

Other than the tests that have been mentioned above, there can be separate examinations for entrance purposes that are conducted by the individual agricultural colleges and universities.

When to Start the Preparation

The notifications for the various entrance examinations for agricultural courses are declared in the month of February. So, the students need to start preparing themselves before their higher secondary examinations begin.

How to Prepare

Students can prepare themselves with the help of practice sets that are available through the books that are especially designed for EAMCET examinations. Coaching centers also prepare the students well for these tests provided the students enroll for the preparation programs while they are studying in the 12th standard and have enough time at hand. Â Solving the previous years’ question papers will also give them a fair amount of idea regarding the pattern of the questions.

What are the Future Prospects

After an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in agriculture courses, the students will be able to find jobs in the fields of:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Plant Pathology
  • Apiculture
  • Animal Industry
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Research