Master of Science in Seed Science & Technology

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Post Graduate Courses M.Sc. Seed Science & Technology
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Master of Science in Seed Science & Technology

Seed Science & Technology is the study of the structure and development of seeds from the moment of fertilization of the egg cell on the maternal plant until formation of a new plant from the seed. M.Sc. Seed Science & Technology is a 2 years regular degree program, divided into 4 semesters. The M.Sc Seed Science & technology degree at BFIT is affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University.

Seed science is divided into two sections Carpology, studies the seeds and fruits of wild plants, and the other section studies the seeds of cultivated plants. Seed science is the theoretical basis of seed growing. Agricultural seed science also elaborates methods of evaluating and controlling seed material. The science is closely connected with botany, biochemistry, genetics, and other biological sciences.

The course includes elements of seed production and technology, routine and advanced methods of seed testing, genetics and plant breeding, molecular biology, pomological and ornamental nursery production, seed biology, seed diseases and pests, business management in seed industry, landscape architecture, and extension in seed industry.

Students having a postgraduate degree in Seed Sciences have ample career prospects. They can apply in both Government and Private Sectors. Also, there are many self employment opportunities. There are posts of Seed Production Officer, Seed Testing Officers etc. in the Govt. Sector where students can seek out job prospects. Students who have completed M.Sc in Seed Science and Technology can find lucrative opportunities in government agricultural organizations like Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Seed Corporation (NSC), State Farms Corporation of India Ltd (SFCI) etc. If they are interested in private sector, then they can work in private research organization.

Eligibility

* The candidate should be passed the Bachelors examination from any recognized University or its equivalent examination and secured minimum 50% marks (45% is case of SC/ST candidates) .
* Candidates who have appeared or who are likely to appear for the qualifying examination i.e. B.Sc. with science group or equivalent but whose results have not been as yet declared can also go ahead for the admission.

Career Scope

M.Sc degree holders in Seed Science and Technology can get into the post of Scientist in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). But they have to qualify the examination conducted by Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board. It is possible for them to pursue their career as Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in agricultural colleges and universities provided they qualify the NET exam. Job profiles available for them in National Seed Corporation (NSC), State Seed Testing Lab (SSTL), State Seed Corporations (SSCs), Central Seed Testing Lab (CSTL), and Breeder Seed Units (BSUs) are: Seed Production Officer, Seed Inspector, Assistant Seed Officer, Seed Testing Officer, Seed Certification Officer.

Opportunities available in private sector: If the candidates are interested to work in private sector after M.Sc in Seed Science and Technology, then they can pursue their career as Plant Breeder in non-governmental research organizations like Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI).

After getting good experience in the field of Horticulture, M.Sc degree holders in Seed Science and Technology can pursue their career as Horticulture Consultant. They can start up their own office and give advice to their clients on how to design and supervise gardens. Another Self-employment opportunity available for these postgraduates is start an agriculture clinic for providing professional extension services to the farmers.

Job Prospects

Opportunities available in government sector

M.Sc degree holders in Seed Science & Technology can get into the post of Scientist in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). But they have to qualify the examination conducted by Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board. It is possible for them to pursue their career as Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in agricultural colleges and universities provided they qualify the NET exam. Job profiles available for them in National Seed Corporation (NSC), State Seed Testing Lab (SSTL), State Seed Corporations (SSCs), Central Seed Testing Lab (CSTL), and Breeder Seed Units (BSUs) are-

  • Seed Production Officer
  • Seed Inspector
  • Assistant Seed Officer
  • Seed Testing Officer
  • Seed Certification Officer

Public Sector Undertakings like State Farms Corporation of India Ltd (SFCI) offers the job of Production Manager to the M.Sc graduates in Seed Science and Technology. These aspirants can get into the agricultural departments of government as Agricultural Development Officer or Block Development Officer. Public Service Commission conduct All India Level or State Level examination for the recruitment to these posts. Other job profiles available in Krishi Vigyan Kendra and agricultural departments in Central/State government are-

  • Farm Supervisor
  • Agriculture Inspector
  • Training Organizer
  • Training Associate
  • Agricultural Officer

Opportunities available in private sector

If the candidates are interested to work in private sector after M.Sc in Seed Science and Technology, then they can pursue their career as Plant Breeder in non-governmental research organizations like Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI). But such aspirants should have minimum 2 years of experience in Plant Breeding.Job profiles available for them in production section of seed companies like Syngenta, Century, Mahyco, Nunhems, Bejosheetal, Namdhari, J.K. Seeds and Indo-American Hybrid Seeds are-

  • Quality Control Officer
  • Production Director
  • Production Manager
  • Production Officer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Zonal Officer
  • Field Assistant
  • Farm Supervisor
  • Production Assistant
  • Plant Supervisor

It is possible for them to find the jobs of Marketing Manager, Zonal Manager, Territory Sales Executive, Area Manager and Sales Executive in the marketing section of these companies

  • Course Fee

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  • Admission Process

    1. Admission in Post Graduate Course- M.Sc. Seed Science & Technology is on the basis of merit of graduation marks and personal interview.

    2. You can fill the online registration form available on the website and pay Rs. 5000/- online as the registration fee. If interested and eligible, Apply Online here

    3. Alternatively, for the Seat registration you can deposit money by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.

    4. Selected students will be intimated over email/phone.

    5. On the date of scheduled joining time the student shall report at the venue on time, wherein briefing of the institute, rules and regulations etc. shall be given to the students. The students should carry the following documents along with the following certificates in original for verification:

    * 8 passport size photographs.
    * TC & Migration Certificate. * Character certificate from the last school attended.
    * Marks sheet of Graduation & pass certificate.
    * 10th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * 12th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * Two sets of photocopies of all the above documents.
    * Copies of extracurricular / sports or any other major achievement done on basis of which additional consideration is being made.

    Upon verification of the above documents, the candidates shall appear for their Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
    1. If any of the above mentioned documents are not available, then the admission given shall be provisional basis unless submitted. The required documents will have to be submitted latest by 25th July 2018.
    2. The merit list is drawn on the basis of weightage as under-

    Graduation – 50%
    Personal Interview – 50%

    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of above. Those shortlisted, an offer/short listing letter will be sent to them. On Receipt of the above letter, students need to confirm their admission within 15 days of receiving the communication and deposit the course fee.
    The fee can be deposited online through our website or by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.
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    A/C HOLDER-BFIT TECHNICAL CAMPUS

    BRANCH- ANURAG CHOWK, DEHRADUN

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    A/C HOLDER-BFIT

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    3. Students confirmed for admission shall have to deposit the balance fee for the first year within next 30 days of confirmation of admission. Those students wishing to avail a bank loan and requiring extra time shall make a request within 3 weeks of confirmation of admission. Additional time to deposit the fee or as deemed fit by the selection committee will be granted only on an undertaking that in case the fee is not deposited till the due date, the seat may be allotted to another candidate.

    In case of sanction of higher loan amounts, the balance will be refunded to the students.

  • Fee Structure

    DetailsIst YearIInd Year
    Form FeeRs.500NA
    Registration FeeRs.3,000NA
    Campus FeeRs.7,500NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab Practical, Seminar etc)Rs.11,500NA
    Tuition FeeRs.59,500/-Rs.59,500/-
    LibraryRs.3,000/-Rs.3,000/-
    Other Charges (ID card/Marathon/SMS etc.)Rs.940/-NA
    Medical Consultation ChargesRs. 800/-Rs. 800/-
    Placements Rs. 4,000/- Rs. 4,000/-
    Dissertation/Internship/Training Charges (wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)
    University Exam FeeAs per the University NormsAs per the University Norms
    TotalRs.90,740/-Rs.67,300/-
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BFIT Dehradun runs M.Sc. Seed Sci & Technology, a two year regular degree program affiliated to H.N.B. Garhwal Central University (UGC Approved University -University Grant CommissionMinistry of H.R.D. Human Resource Development Govt. of India & NAAC Accredited).

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