Master of Science in Agronomy

Postgraduate Courses M.Sc. Agronomy

Master of Science in Agronomy

Agronomy is a branch of agricultural science that deals with the study of crops and the soils in which they grow. M.Sc. Agronomy is a two years post graduate regular degree program, divided into 4 semesters. M.Sc in Agronomy degree program at BFIT is affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University.

A Master of Science in Agronomy provides graduates with a thorough knowledge and understanding of how agricultural productivity can improve food security and assist societies with the ability to streamline more efficient food production methodologies. Upon completion of an agronomy degree program, students should be able to apply what they have learned into real-world situations where the scientific principals surrounding agronomy are put into action. By combining research with in-depth instruction in climatology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and plant breeding, students are prepared translate their studies into results.

Agronomists work to develop methods that will improve the use of soil and increase the production of food and fiber crops. They conduct research in crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, and other areas.

Completing a master’s degree in agronomy can directly benefit graduates by promoting the acquisition of useful skills in a wide range of careers. Most students learn the proper ways to communicate with the public, farmers and fellow scientists through a wide range of methods.

+ Additional Value Added Certification

                       Agricultural Biotechnology, Orchestrating Cell Separation in Plants, Organic Farming,Agriculture Business

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 or equivalent but whose results have not been as yet declared can also go ahead for the admission.

Career Scope

Agriculture is one of the top career choices made by students in India. Agriculture in simple words, deals with study of plant breeding that is consumed by human beings. Agriculture has lot of scope in terms of career opportunities. With the commercialization of horticulture and agriculture there are wide-ranging opportunities for paid jobs as well as private enterprise.
Paid jobs in government as well as in private organizations offer regular income; private enterprise they can make good remuneration. Horticulturists and Landscapers are employed in resorts, hotels, and in health farms in order to decorate their settings. Postgraduate students can work as supervisors, researcher, distributors, and engineer; or they can also start his/her own business.
Agricultural Engineering: This sector involves improving of agricultural machineries, power, soil and water conservation, agriculture and farm structures. There are lots of job opportunities in this sector for engineering graduates.
Agro-industry Sector: This sector involves dairy processing, grain processing, fats and oils, production, fibers, pesticides, meat packing, fertilizer, and food processing. Graduates from this sector can work as researcher, engineers, sales and promotion, technologists, scientists, as well as in production.
Agriculture Management: Graduates must have knowledge of management and agriculture. They can work in estates and tea gardens.
Corporations: Agriculturists from this sector can seek employment in Warehousing Corporation and Food Corporation, State Farm Corporation and National Seed Corporation.
Estates and tea gardens: There are many employment opportunities available in estates and tea gardens with good remuneration.
Self employment: Graduates after completion of their course and with some experience can start his/her own business such as agriculture product shops, agriculture firms and agribase industry.
Services Sector: This sector involves in the utilization of adequate and timely supply of fertilizers, seeds and chemicals at reasonable price and also to provide quality food products. Graduates from this sector can work as agricultural technicians, veterinarians, graders, agricultural statisticians and agricultural consultants.

Job Prospective

This is a promising career field as the demand for food crops and agriculture yield will never decline as long as life exists. Agronomists are generally employed in almost all sectors i.e in research, production, consulting, management, business, education, government, development, and international assistance. The work positions they are employed range from district sales manager for seed companies, crop consultants for independent and large companies, commodity traders, soil scientists, environmental consultants, fertilizer and chemical salespersons, grain elevator managers, precision agriculture specialists, agriculture loan officers, production specialists, researchers and large farm managers.

Agronomists with Ph.D can pursue teaching career in colleges or universities. Yet another group can conduct their own research, publishing important findings in journals and presenting them at conferences. Agronomists also heads the research and development section of agricultural organizations. Their work involves conducting field trials on crops, generate agronomic data on traits in the prescribed formats, collecting samples for research, monitor safe work practice etc.

In the government sector they can find employment in Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Land Affairs, Farm Services Agency, Bureau of Land Management and the Cooperative Extension Service. Those who prefer managerial jobs can get employed in recreational areas, such as golf courses, sports fields and turf grass management. Many agronomists are employed by seed companies, lawn care companies. Some are employed by farm co-ops and even agricultural banks.

Other career options in the field of agriculture and allied practices: –
• Farming
• Banking
• Conservation
• Seri-culture
• Agri-Business
• Agricultural Research
• Agricultural Education
• Agricultural Journalism
• Services in Agriculture

  • 1. Admission in Post Graduate Course- M.Sc. Agronomy 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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    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.

  • First Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 101 : MODERN CONCEPTS IN CROP PRODUCTION,
    • MSA PAPER – 102 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF SOIL FERTILITY AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT,
    • MSA PAPER – 103 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF WEED MANAGEMENT,
    • MSA PAPER – 104 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF WATER MANAGEMENT,
    • MSA PAPER – 105 : PRACTICAL I
    • MSA PAPER – 106 : PRACTICAL II

    Second Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 201 : AGROMETEOROLOGY AND CROP WEATHER FORECASTING ,
    • MSA PAPER – 202 : AGRONOMY OF MAJOR CEREALS AND PULSES ,
    • MSA PAPER – 203 : AGRONOMY OF OILSEED, FIBRE AND SUGAR CROPS ,
    • MSA PAPER – 204 : AGRONOMY OF MEDICINAL, AROMATIC AND UNDER UTILIZED CROPS,
    • MSA PAPER – 205 : PRACTICAL I
    • MSA PAPER – 206 : PRACTICAL –II

    Third Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 301 : AGRONOMY OF FODDER AND FOR AGE CROPS ,
    • MSA PAPER – 302 : CROPPING SYSTEM AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE ,
    • MSA PAPER – 303 : DRYLAND FARMING AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
    • MSA PAPER – 304 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ORGANIC FARMING,
    • MSA PAPER – 305 : PRACTICAL- I
    • MSA PAPER – 306 : PRACTICAL –II

    Fourth Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 401 : AGROSTOLOGY AND AGROFORESTRY,
    • MSA PAPER – 402 : ADVANCES IN CROP GROWTH AND PRODUCTIVITY,
    • MSA PAPER – 403 : SEMINAR ,
    • MSA PAPER – 404 : THESIS (THESIS & VIVA – VOCE),
    • MSA PAPER – 405 : PRACTICAL,
  • Details Ist YearIInd Year
    Form FeeRs. 500/-NA
    Registration FeeRs. 3,000/-NA
    Campus FeeRs. 7,500/-NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab practical, Seminar etc.)Rs. 11,500/-NA
    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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