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Agriculture & Food Science

Agriculture and Food science is a catch-all term for the application of scientific concepts to the development and maintenance of a healthy food supply. It helps us to make the most of our food resources while reducing waste. The majority of food ingredients are of biological origin. It's a difficult problem to predict how they'll act during harvesting, refining, delivery, storage, and planning. Broad-based training is needed to fully comprehend all important aspects of the issue.

The professionals in this field engage in conducting experiments and studies to increase the efficiency and long-term viability of field crops and farm animals, creating new food items and create new and improved processing, packaging, and delivery methods for them, examining how soil composition affects plant growth and look for ways to enhance it, Informing the scientific community, food processors, and the general public about research findings, manage the introduction of new programmes, travel between facilities. Agricultural and food scientists play a critical role in ensuring the nation's food supply is maintained and expanded. Many people work in research and development, whether it's fundamental or applied. Many agricultural and food scientists work independently, developing their own hypotheses and research methodologies.

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Scope of Agriculture & Food Science

Scope of this field delves into a variety of fields such as banking, economics, agriculture, management, and so on, providing students with a broader range of job opportunities. It also includes opportunities in horticulture, fisheries, and animal husbandry, in addition to agriculture. candidates can choose their job role based on their field of specialization and interest. It is clear that work opportunities are available in a variety of industries. Academic institutions, agricultural finance banks, fast-moving consumer goods firms, and food processing companies are just a few of the main job sectors. The average annual income of a professional in this field ranges from INR 2,00,000 to INR 5,00,000.

Duration: 2 years
Eligibility:

Eligibility for the selection the Diploma in Agricultural Sciences is a pass in +2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or equivalent examination. 20% of the seats are reserved for VHSE (Agri.) candidates. Candidates of Kerala origin as evidenced by relevant document will be given admission for the course.

Duration: 1 year
Eligibility:

Diploma in Organic Agriculture is a one-year duration full-time course offered by Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur and approved by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). 

Duration: 6 years
Eligibility:

students who wish to pursue this course should have completed 10th board exams with 60% in science subjects

Description:

The main aim of the B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons) Integrated – 6 yrs programme is to use latest concepts to train students and improve agriculture productivity, manage products and pave the way for future developments through research activities, this field will never run out of job opportunities. 

Duration: 2 years
Eligibility:

Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or an equivalent degree from a UGC recognized university.

Must have obtained an aggregate score of at least 60% or above in graduation as well as 10 + 2 (with a 10% relaxation of marks for ST/SC/PWD candidates)

Agriculture & Food Science as a Career

Agriculture Consultant : In this job profile one is responsible of assisting farmers with pest control and farming methods, soil testing, and analysing issues of excessive crop production and developing realistic, long-term solutions.

Farm Manager: In this job profile one is responsible of farm supervision, determining the number of crops to be planted in each season based on weather forecasts, and planning the planting and harvesting period schedule.

Research Investigator : In this job profile one is responsible of providing surveillance for businesses, law enforcement agencies, and individuals

Lecture : In this job profile one is responsible of teaching in schools/colleges/universities.

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