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INTRODUCTION
Agriculture is the mainstay of Indian economy. More than 70% of population is engaged in agriculture sector. Country has vast resources of land, manpower and other required sources.
Agriculture and related fields include farming, dairy and poultry science, horticulture, raising livestock and agro based industries. Due to improvement in technology, agriculture industries are expanding and are expected to provide better option.

NATURE OF WORK
Agriculture is an extensive field and it encompasses a number of areas to work in
.Options available
A person willing to make career in agriculture field can go choose to work in one of the following fields.
Agriculture scientist
Agri business: It includes activities related to banking and credit land appraisal, grading, packaging, marketing and sales, storage and ware housing.
Agro industry: It includes areas related to machinery and equipments, fertilizers, food processing, pesticides and other such industries.
Agricultural Education
Banking
Farming
Agricultural Engineering
Agriculture Management

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Agriculturists work in different fields; hence the traits required differ from service to service. Though basic traits required are hardworking, sense of responsibility and deep interest and commitment to work for the development of the sector.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
A Job opportunity for agriculture graduates exists in State/Central Agriculture Department, Agro Industries, as Scientists, as Lecturers and Professors,in rural banks.

COURSES OFFERED
Agriculture science is offered as a Four year Bachelor's degree in the Agricultural Universities established all over India. After graduating in Agriculture a person can pursue M.Sc. in the field of his interest or can go for Agri Business Management or can fight competitive exams.
Specializations available at P.G. level (M.Sc.)
Agri Botany
Agri Biotech
Agri Economics
Agronomy
Agri extension
Soil Science
Forestry
Farming System Management.

INSTITUTES/COLLEGES
There are 33 state Agricultural Universities, 5 Deemed to be Universities and 3 Central Agricultural Universities. These universities offer U.G. courses in 11 fields. Indian Council of Agricultural Research Institute is the apex body in India related to agricultural fields.

UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES COURSE OFFERED
ELIGIBILITY
ALLAHABAD AGRICULTURE INST.
(DEEMED UNIV.)
B.Sc. Ag. 12th with Agri.Sc 50%
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY,
INST.OF AGRI.SC.
B.Sc. Ag. 12th with Agri.Sc/Science
G.B.PANT COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE B.Sc. Ag. 12thwithAgri.Sc./Bio/Maths.
CCSU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, HISSAR B.Sc. Ag. (Hons) 10+2 with Phy./ Chem./Bio.
60%
RCA, UDAIPUR B.Sc. Ag. (Hons) 10+2
AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY, LUDHIANA.
B.Sc. Ag. 10+2 Phy./ Chem./Bio.
50%.
SKN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE B.Sc. Ag. (Hons.) 10+2
COA, BIKANER B.Sc. Ag. (Hons) 10+2
MDSU, AJMER B.Sc. Ag. (Hons.) 10+2
NG RANGA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY. B.Sc. Ag. 10+2

India council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi conducts All India Entrance Exam to fill 15% seats in all Agriculture Universities all over India.