Agricultural Scientists

Agricultural scientists study farm animals, crops and factors affecting farm production, to improve the efficiency and sustainability of farms and related agricultural enterprises. They collect and analyze samples of produce, feed, soil, water and other elements that may be affecting agricultural production.

Career Option

  • - Agricultural consultant - Farm manager - Fish farm manager - Plant breeder/geneticist - Rural practice surveyor - Soil scientist

Top Colleges In India

  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the generous grant of 30,000 pounds from an American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. Address: Hill Side Road, Pusa, New Delhi, Delhi 110012 Contact No- 011 2584 3375 Website- www.iari.res.in
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is a leading agrotechnology provider of India and its graduates are recognized throughout the world. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India as early as 1868 which was later relocated at Coimbatore during 190
  • Address: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Lawley Road, Coimbatore 641003 Contact No. +91 422 6611200 Email Id- info@tnau.ac.in Website- www.tnau.ac.in

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.E. (Agricultural Engineering) - B. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) - M. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) - M. Tech (Agricultural Process and Food engineering) - Ph. D (Agri- aeromagnetic) - Diploma in agricultural Engineering

Working Condition

Agricultural scientists involved in management or basic research tend to work regular hours in offices and laboratories. The work environment for those engaged in applied research or product development varies, depending on the discipline of agricultural science and on the type of employer. For example, food scientists in private industry may work in test kitchens while investigating new processing techniques.

Personal Skill

  • - Adaptability - Interpersonal skills - Time management and organization skills - Tech-savvy - Administration and Management

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum- 10+2 with Science and Math
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