Career Avenues after M.Sc Agriculture


Those who possess M.Sc degree in Agriculture can find research jobs in institutes like Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) etc. Some of the research jobs are Research Associate, Research Assistant and Junior Research Fellow. If these postgraduates are looking for career in private sector, then they can join companies like ITC Limited, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Dabur Foods etc. Types of jobs available in private sector are Development Officer, Territory Manager and Agricultural Officer.

Employment opportunities in public sector firms

Central Research Institute for Dry land Agriculture (CRIDA) offers the job of Junior Research Fellow to M.Sc graduates in Agriculture. These graduates can earn a salary of Rs. 14, 000/- per month. It is also possible for them to join Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) as Junior Research Fellow. This research institute offers them a salary of Rs. 12, 000/- per month. They can also join Anand Agricutural University as Research Associate and earn up to Rs. 23000/- per month.

After qualifying NET exam, they can join Gujarat Agricultural University, Kerala Agricultural University or Rajasthan Agricultural University as Assistant Professor and earn a salary between   Rs.15, 600/- to Rs. 39, 100/- per month. Another job opportunity available for them is to join National Seeds Corporation Limited as Assistant Seed Officer. Emoluments offered for this officer post is between Rs.10, 900/- to Rs.31, 500/- per month. Onattukara Regional Agricultural Research Station offers the job of Research Assistant to these graduates with a salary of Rs. 10, 000/- per month. They can also pursue their career as Seed Production Officer in State Farms Corporation of India Limited (SFCI) and earn a salary between Rs. 16, 400/- to Rs. 40, 500/- per month. Other government organizations which offer officer or research jobs to these graduates are

  • Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR)
  • Warehousing Corporation of India
  • Food Corporation of India

Employment opportunities in private sector firms

M.Sc degree holders in Agriculture can get into the post of Business Development Executive, Purchase Officer or Agricultural Technologists in various fertilizer companies like Basant Agro Tech India Limited, Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, Dharamsi Moranji Chemical Company Limited, Bharat Fertilizers Industries Limited etc. Other job types available for these postgraduates in private sector are

  • Agriculture Officer
  • Territory Manager
  • Trial Co-coordinator
  • Technical Manager
  • Assistant Plantation Manager

These postgraduates can pursue their career as Production Officer or Quality Control Executive in companies like

  • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
  • Cavin Kare
  • Dabur Foods
  • ITC Limited
  • Hatsun Agro Products
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited

It is also possible for these postgraduates to join private banks like ICICI bank as Senior Development Officer and earn a salary up to Rs. 4, 00, 000/- per annum.



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    i completed agri in genetics and plant breeding. i want know opportunities in abroad for my studies after that i want to also aware of public and private sector opportunities for my carrier in Karnataka. please send details to my mail id