Agriculture

Opportunities

Agriculture

Lots of Government as well as Private job opportunities are present in front of Graduates. Talking about Government jobs, State Agriculture Departments recruits Graduates to fill up Officer level posts. Government Banks also recruits Graduates to fill up Officer level posts (generally dealing with Loans).

Talking about Private Sector jobs, graduates may find jobs as Managers at Plantations, as Officers at Fertilizer Manufacturing firms, Agriculture Machinery Industries, Agricultural Products Marketing firms, Food processing units etc. Average starting salary is generally between 2-4.7 Lakh Rupees per year.

 

Major Areas in Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Genetics
  • Soil Science
  • Entomology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Horticulture
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Rural Agriculture work experience
Career Opportunities

Some well known job posts available in front of Graduates are

  • Research Officer
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Agriculture Officer
  • Agriculture Loan Officer (in Banks)
  • Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi
  • National Seed Corporation, New Delhi
  • IFFCO, New Delhi
  • Monsento Agro, Mumbai
  • Krishidhan Seeds Ltd., Jalna, Maharashtra
  • Parijat Agro Chemicals Ltd., New Delhi
  • Pepsi Co, fritolay Division, Patiala
  • Buyer Agro Science, Hyderabad
  • Insecticide (India) Ltd., Udhampur, J&K
  • Indofil Industries Ltd., Mumbai
  • Pioneer Pesticides Ltd., Chandigarh
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • ICAR, PUSHA, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Banglore
  • Food Corporation of India, New Delhi
  • MHYCO, Jalna, Maharashtra
  • Poineer Industries, Hyderabad
  • ITC, Agri Business Division, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Reliance India Ltd., (Agriculture Division), Mumbai
  • Safex Chemicals (India) Ltd., New Delhi
  • TATA- Relish India Ltd., New Delhi
  • Ankur Seeds, New Delhi
  • Chambal Fertilizers, Rajasthan
Forestry

A lot of career opportunities is available in this field. The career opportunities are available in public as well as in private sector. The public sector jobs includes work in zoological parks, wildlife ranges, corporate having their own plantations for timbering, wildlife research institutes, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and its affiliated institutes, wildlife department, forest department, national parks & sanctuaries, forest nurseries. Those holding bachelor’s degree in forestry can apply for the Central government through the Indian Forest Service (IFS) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

The job profiles in forestry are as follows:

  • Forester
  • Forest Range Officer
  • Lecturers
  • Forestry Technicians
  • Forest Officer
  • Forestry Staff
  • Forest Professionals
  • Auditor – Forestry
  • Natural Resource Technician
  • Operations Forester
  • Senior Forestry Consultant
  • Foresters Silviculturist
  • Field Investigator
  • Sales/Business Development Officer
  • Teacher or Lecturer

Some working areas where you can find jobs after pursuing courses in the field of Forestry are:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Seed and Nursery Companies
  • Forest Services
  • Food Companies
  • Land Management Agencies
  • Plant Health Inspection Services
  • Plant Resources Laboratories
  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Biological Supply Houses
  • Chemical Industry