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Agricultural Scientists

Agricultural scientists develop methods for improving the quality, quantity and safety of farm crops and livestock. They may focus on animals, soil, plants or food, usually working in a lab or in the field.


Career Options

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

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Communication Skills - Critical Thinking - Data Analysis - Decision Making Skills - Math Skills - Observation Skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Agriculture - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Agriculture - Bachelor of Science in Crop Physiology - Master of Science in Agriculture - Master of Science in Biological Sciences - Master of Science in Agriculture Botany - Master of Science in Agriculture - Master of Science in Biological Sciences - Master of Science in Agriculture Botany

Top Colleges

  • University of Agricultural Sciences Address: GKVK, Bangalore - 560 06
  • Phone: +91-80-2333 0153 / 2333 0984 Website: http://www.uasbangalore.edu.in/
  • Anand Agricultural University, Address: Anand: 388110 Gujarat. Phone:(Office) +91-2692-261310 Website: http://www.aau.in/

Working Conditions

Agricultural scientists spend most of their time in laboratories and offices. They work in laboratories, in offices, and in the field. Their most of the time is spent in studying data and reports in a laboratory or an office. Fieldwork includes visits to farms or processing plants.

Top Companies

  • E I DuPont India Pvt Ltd Address: 7th Floor, Tower C, DLF Cyber Greens, Sector - 25 A, DLF City, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122 002 Phone: 0124 254 0900 Website: http://www.dupont.co.in/
  • Rallis India Limited, Address: 156/157, 15th Floor, Nariman Bhavan,227, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021 Phone: +91 - 022 - 6665 2700 Website: http://www.rallis.co.in/

Successful Persons

Robert Bakewell

Robert Bakewell was a British agriculturalist who is a renowned name in the British Agricultural Revolution. His notable contribution includes implementation of systematic selective breeding of livestock.

Norman Ernest Borlaug

Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American agricultural scientist who introduced initiatives worldwide that contributed to the increases in agricultural production known as Green Revolution.

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