It is originally applied the principles of economics to the production of crops and livestock-a discipline known as agronomics.agrnomics was a branch of ecominics that specifically dealt with land usage.it focused on maximsing the crop yield while maintaining a good soil ecosystem.throughout the 20th century the discipline expanded and the current scope of the discipline is much broader.agricultural economics today includes a variety of applied areas,having considerable overlap with conventional economics.economics is the study of resource allocation under scarcity.agronomics or the application of economic methods to optimizing the decisions made by agricultural producers grew to prominence.
India is one of the top agricultural countries in the globe.an agricultural sector plays a vital role in the economic development of the country.it contributes 29.4% of gdp.a graduate who specializes in this field is known as agriculturists.not only production f fruits,vegetables and food grains is impacted bt agriculture,the industries dependent on the agricultural sector for raw material are also affected.
List of courses
- Certificate in agriculture science
- Certificate course in bio-fertilizers production
- Certificate course in food and beverage service
- Diploma in agriculture
- Diploma in food processing
- Bachelor of science in agriculture
- Bachelor of science in crop physiology
- Bachelor of science(h) in agriculture
- Master of science in agriculture
- Master of science in agriculture botany
- Master of science in biological sciences
- Post graduate diploma in fishey science
- Doctor of philosophy in agriculture
- Doctor of philosophy in agriculture entomology
- Doctor of philosophy in agriculture biotechnology
For admission to the bachelor degree,the candidate must have passed th higher secondary school certificate examinations with science subjects as (biology,maths and chemistry).the duration of this course is 3 yrs.the eligibility criteria fr pursung a masters degree are holding a bachelors degree with science subjects as (bio,maths,physics).the duration of this course is 2 yrs.
- Weed sciences
- Plant breeding
- Agricultural genetics
- Agriculture economics
- Agriculture entomology
- Agricukture microbiology
- Soil science and agri chemistry
It is one of the top career made by the students in india.it deals with the study of plant breeding that is consumed by human beings.it has a lot of scope in terms of career opportunities.with the commercialization of horticulture and agriculture there are wide ranging opportunities for paid jobs as well as private enterprise.paid jobs in govt. as well as in pvt. Organization offer regular income.in private enterprise they can make good remuneration.horticulturists and landscrapers are employed in resorts,hotels, and in health farms in order to decorate their settings.post graduates students can work as supervisors,researchers,distributors and engineers or they can also start his own business.
Other career options in the field of agriculture:
- Seri culture
- Agricultural research
- Agricultural education
- Agricultural journalism
Services in agriculture