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  2. Mission Agriculture is committed to excellence, innovation and effectiveness in education, research and transfer of technology programmes that are responsive to the needs of its constituents. Research Teaching Extension
  3. Objectives  To provide quality education in different disciplines of agriculture  To undertake basic, applied and adaptive research, and to develop appropriate agricultural production and protection technologies relevant to the agro climatic and socio-economic conditions in Punjab  To provide direct and indirect educational and technological support to the farmers of Punjab in particular, and to the public in general, for improving agricultural productivity and economic well-being of the rural population  To develop commercial potential of the agricultural sector in the region by facilitating and supporting the growth of subsidiary occupations, agro-based industries and related service sector.
  4. Masters in Agricultural Science  Agronomy  Agro-meteorology  Extension Education  Entomology  Food Science & technology - Food Technology  Horticulture – Pomology  Floriculture & Landscaping  Plant Breeding & Genetics  Plant Pathology  Soil Science  Vegetable Crops  Forestry
  5. Explore State, National & International Institutions for higher education ?
  6. B.Sc. Agriculture (Specializations) Agronomy Horticulture • Fruit Science (Pomology) • Vegetable Science (Olericulture) • Landscape and Flower culture Plant Breeding
  7. JOB OPPOURTUNITIES (AGRICULTURE)-I Indian Council of Agricultural Research • The recruitment to these posts is made through ARS/ NET examination is conducted for Scientist post and lectureship. • ICAR has better option for agricultural graduates, postgraduates and for doctorate degree holders. • Bachelor degree holder can apply for some technical post in concerned discipline Level of T-5 and T- 6(Technical Officer) for postgraduate and graduates. Agricultural Universities • Specialization which are generally advertised by agricultural universities- Plant Pathologist , Breeder , Economic Botanist., Research Engineer, Agronomist, Scientist, Associate Professor. • Qualification for all above posts is Doctor Degree/ Master degree in concerned disciple. • Assistant professor and other teaching post, candidate should be NET qualified (conducted by UGC/ CSIR/ICAR/Other). State Agricultural Departments • One can become an Agriculture Development Officers (ADO) and Horticulture Development Officer (HDO).Recruitment to these posts is made on the basis of an examination conducted by public service commission/concerned department. • Apply for the post of a Research Scientist in organizations in the private sector. qualification required for this purpose is of doctoral level i.e. a Ph.D.
  8. JOB OPPOURTUNITIES (AGRICULTURE)-II Banking Sector • Doing your B.Sc. eligible to apply for jobs offered by banks, finance sector seed companies, breeding farms, poultry farms and insurance companies • Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India and nationalized banks offer opening for postgraduates in agriculture and allied areas as • Field Officers, • Rural Development Officers • Probationary Officers. Seed Companies • Join seed companies as Seed Officer, Scientist (Breeding, plant protection etc.)technical and field job areas of farm management, grading, packaging and labeling. • Both in the public and private sectors jobs are also offered in the field of marketing and sales, transportation, farm utilities, storage and warehousing etc. Agricultural Engineering • The job is related to activities aimed at improving agriculture, reconstructing rural areas in general and agricultural machinery, power, farm structures, soil and water conservation, rural electrification, etc.
  9. JOB OPPOURTUNITIES (AGRICULTURE)-III Career Opportunities in Agro – Industry Sector • Agro - industry provides jobs to scientists, engineers, technologists, sales and marketing • Areas of work relate to production, food processing, grain and seed processing, meat and poultry packing, dairy processing, fats and oils, textiles, fibers, machinery and equipment, fertilizer and lime, pesticides, herbicide, feed manufacturing Services Sector • Requirement for people to inspect, grade, quality control chemicals, agricultural technicians, agricultural statisticians foreign agricultural service, inspection and regulation, food and feed, seed and fertilizer. • Government agencies at centre, state and district levels and international level the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nation related to the development of agriculture also appoints consultants Corporations • Corporations providing job opportunities to agriculturists include National Seed Corporation, State Farm Corporation, Warehousing Corporation and Food Corporation.
  10. Make your Career in Agronomy
  11. Make career in Agronomy  Science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation.  To impart knowledge and skills in crop production for efficient resource management to develop crop production technology for sustained productivity and profitability  Agronomists often specialize in areas such as  Crop rotation, irrigation and drainage  Plant breeding and Plant physiology  Soil classification and soil fertility  Weed control  Insect and pest management
  13. To become an Horticulturalist  Fruit Science  To enhance productivity and quality of fruit crops and to diversify agriculture  To serve farming community and raise their economic livelihood with improved horticultural crops.  To upgrade skills of farming community and field workers  Vegetable Science  Development of improved varieties and hybrids of vegetable crops for higher yield, better quality, resistant to disease and insect-pest.  Improved production and plant protection technology and solutions to emerging problems.  To act as centre of training for up gradation of scientific manpower in vegetable crops.  To disseminate the scientific information to the farmers through various extension education programmes.  Landscape and Floriculture  Breeding of ornamentals for cut flower production, pot culture and garden display  Standardization of production and protection technology for ornamentals  Standardization of post harvest technology
  15. To become an Plant Breeder  To improve the quality and performance of existing agricultural and horticultural crops as well as create new varieties.  Aim to develop useful traits, such as disease resistance or drought tolerance, or to improve characteristics such as appearance.  Role is vital to the agricultural industry as there are constant challenges to meet market requirements, consumer demands and increase and maintain yields in important crops.  Plant breeder have enhanced the traditional work of crossing existing plants and selecting new strains and expertise allows quicker, more accurate work by selecting the plants containing the genes of interest.
  16. CHOOSING PLANT BREEDING AS A CAREER This field is so broad, plant breeding technicians or scientists may specialize in various areas such as  Plant genetics  Conservation work  Environmental biology  Limnology (the study of freshwater plants, animals and chemistry)  Mycology (the study of fungi)  Taxonomy and systematic (the classification of plants and their relationships).  Genetic Engineering
  17. JOB OPPOURTUNITIES Plant Breeders can make a career in education and research in  31 Agriculture Universities in the country  40 ICAR Institutes  Seed production Agencies of the government (National Seed Corporation, State Seed Corporations, SFCI etc)  International crop research institutes under CGIAR system also offer jobs to plant breeders.  Indian seed industry, also offers large number of jobs. There are more than 200 seed companies operating in India. Now opportunities are opening up in international seed industry