1. Indian Agricultural Research institute, New Delhi
2. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
3.Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
4. Central Institute on Fisheries Education, Mumbai
|Sl No.||Name of the Institute||Location|
|1||Department of Agriculture & Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology||Kharagpur|
|2||Indian Agricultural Research Institute||New Delhi|
|3||Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology||Pantnagar|
|4||Punjab Agricultural University||Ludhiana|
|5||Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University||Hisar|
|6||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University||Coimbatore|
|7||Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University||Hyderabad|
|8||University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore||Bangalore|
|9||Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya||Nadia|
|10||Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology||Kanpur|
|11||Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology||Bhubaneswar|
|12||University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad||Dharwad|
|13||CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University||Palampur|
|14||Kerala Agricultural University||Thrissur|
|15||Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology||Srinagar|
|16||Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth||Rahuri|
|17||Navsari Agricultural University||Navsari|
|18||Assam Agricultural University||Jorhat|
|19||Anand Agricultural University||Anand|
|20||Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology||Faizabad|
|21||Marathwada Agricultural University||Parbhani|
|22||Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology||Udaipur|
|23||Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University||Palanpur|
|24||Rajendra Agricultural University||Samastipur|
|25||Junagadh Agricultural University||Junagadh|
|26||Indira Gandhi Agricultural University||Raipur|
|27||Rajasthan Agricultural University||Bikaner|
|28||Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth||Dapoli|
|29||Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth||Varanasi|
|30||Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth||Akola|
|31||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology||Meerut|
|32||Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya||Pundibari|
|33||Central Agricultural University||Imphal|
|34||Birsa Agricultural University||Ranchi|
|35||Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences||Allahabad|
Several traditional universities have affiliated agricultural colleges that used to impart agricultural education in India before establishment of Agricultural Universities. Colleges in Agra, Baraut, Varanasi and Kanpur were few famous colleges to name in the past.
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology was the first agricultural university established in sixties on Land Grant Pattern with the objective of self sustainability. More agriculture universities were opened afterward to cater educational needs of the country whose seventy percent population depended on agriculture for livelihood.
Education Division of ICAR provides regular financial and professional support to SAUs, CUs and DUs for modernization and strengthening of academic facilities, infrastructure and faculty improvement. It also has a National Center for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research and a management academy known as National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) at Hyderabad for imparting management training to scientific staff of National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in India. Education Division of ICAR conducts examination for admission in different agricultural universities for quality up-gradation and every year about 1350 (15% of total seats) meritorious candidates are admitted through these tests in UG programs and 1600 (25% of total seats) in PG programs. Several Agricultural Universities offer UG courses such as B.Sc (Ag)& AH, B.V. Sc &AH, B. Tech (Agl. Engg.), PG courses in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Soil Science, Soil Microbiology, Soil Chemistry, Agric. Biotechnology, Agriculture Extension etc. Students having interest in research may pursue higher studies in these subjects as most of these courses are available in almost all universities. ICAR offers scholarships to meritorious students at all levels of study. Scholarships for pursuing higher studies are offered by other organizations as well. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research also supports post graduate students opting for courses in agriculture.
Agriculture in India contributes 29.4% of Gross domestic Product (GDP). Agriculture employs about 64% of the work force for different activities. Agriculture graduates are offered jobs in both public as well as private sector. Agro-industries, public and private sector banks, state and central government departments offer job opportunities to agriculture graduates. Agriculture Assistant and Agriculture Field Officers are recruited by different banks to help them disburse loan to farmers and small entrepreneurs. Qualifications to these posts vary from graduate to post graduate. Central and State Agriculture Departments offer posts of Block Agricultural officers, District Agriculture Officers and District Horticultural Officers etc. Seed certification agencies offer post of Certification Assistant and Certification Officers. Agriculture graduates can compete for posts like Block Development Officers (BDOs), Forest rangers and other posts advertised by Public Service Commissions of different states. Research Assistants are hired by research units of ICAR, SAU's and different multi-national companies (MNC's) involved in manufacturing of seed, insecticides. pesticides and fungicides. Agriculture graduates have plenty of opportunities as an agricultural journalist, radio reporter, extension specialist or subject matter specialist. Opportunities also exist in Tea Gardens, call centers and community centers in the villagers.
Vast opportunities are available to those who wish to pursue higher studies and have an aptitude towards research. ICAR recruits Scientific staff conducting an all India level test. Service is known as Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Minimum qualification for Scientific posts is a post graduate degree in concerned subject. However, one should aspire to ARS after acquiring a doctorate degree as promotion is faster than having minimum qualification. Agriculturists with doctorate can apply for professorship in colleges and universities.
Acquiring an MBA or PGDM after graduation may help in getting a job in MNC's. It may also help in establishing an agri-business.
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