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M.Sc Agriculture Job oppurtinities

Agricultural sector has got a great impact in the global economy. Agricultural productivity has increased with the improved agricultural techniques. Thus agricultural courses have got a great importance in the field of agriculture. M.Sc degree in Agriculture is a two year post graduation course in agriculture which enables the candidates to pursue their career in various fields of agriculture.

Private Sector Jobs after M.Sc in Agriculture
Candidates who have completed M.Sc degree in Agriculture can work in bakery and confectionery, fruit and vegetable processing, beverage and dairy industries. Some of the private companies which recruit these candidates are GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Cavin Kare, Dabur Foods, ITC, Hatsun Agro Products and Hindustan Unilever Limited. Different job profiles available in the private sector for these graduates are given below
  • Agriculture officer
  • Technical Manager
  • Assistant Plantation Manager
  • Territory Manager
  • Trial Co-ordinator
These graduates can also work in different research institutes which focus on seed technology and plant research. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture is one among those institutes which recruits M.Sc graduates for the post of Senior Research Fellow and Project Assistant. They can also work as Technical Assistant or Research Associate in various research institutes.
Government Sector Jobs after M.Sc in Agriculture
Many government sector agricultural organizations are offering lucrative job opportunities for the candidates who have completed M.Sc degree in Agriculture. Some of those organizations are given below.
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • National Seeds Corporation Limited
  • North Eastern Region Agricultural Marketing Corporation
  • State Farms Corporation of India
They can find research-oriented jobs or marketing jobs in these organizations. They can work in different laboratories under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which focus on agricultural research. They can also teach in different colleges or universities after qualifying the NET exam. They can also get into the agricultural department of the government after qualifying the concerned exam. Several agricultural research institutes under government are also recruiting these graduates for the post of agricultural scientist. Some of those research institutes are Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Centre Tuber Crops Research Institute, Indian Institute of Spices Research and Indian Institute of Vegetable Research. These graduates can work as plant protection specialists in various plant quarantine stations. They can apply for various posts available in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Several job profiles available for these graduates in the government sector are given below.
  • Agriculture Officer
  • District Superintendent of Agriculture
  • Agriculture Development Officer
  • Agriculture Assistant
  • Research Officer
  • Research Assistant
Job Prospects Abroad after M.Sc in Agriculture
Those who are looking for a career in foreign countries after completing M.Sc degree in Agriculture can work in various agriculture and food product related companies. Job profiles available in these companies need experience in the related field.  These graduates can also pursue their career in various reputed research and development organizations located in foreign countries.