Opportunities In Sericulture Career As A Printing Technologist


Sericulture is the rearing of silk worms to produce raw silk. This is a field with a lot of opportunities especially when it comes to printing technology.  Sericulture is a field that offers about 700000 people with employment in India alone and the number all over the world is even higher. So, there is no doubt that there are a lot of opportunities for a printing technologist in this field.

Course Details

To become a sericulture printing technologist, the candidates have to complete graduation in sericulture course. The candidates can pursue the Bachelor degree in agriculture, sericulture, or any agriculture related domain for making their mark in the professional field of sericulture. In order to join the bachelor degree programme, the aspirants must have completed 12th with chemistry, physics, and biology. The duration of the course (B. Sc in Sericulture or B. Sc in Silk technology) is 4 years.


There are immense options for specializations in the field of sericulture. A few of them are listed below.

  • Disease and Pest of Silk Worm and Food Plants
  • Printing and Spinning Technology
  • Soil Science
  • General Sericulture
  • Diseases and Pests of Mulberry & Silkworm
  • Silkworm Seed Technology
  • Silk Worm Breeding & Genetics
  • Genetics & Breeding of Mulberry
  • Arboriculture and Moriculture
  • Silk Grading and Testing
  • Silk Dying and Printing Technology
  • Costing and Management
  • Biology of Mulberry
  • Genetics & Breeding of Silkworm
  • Sericulture Extension
  • Silk Weaving Technology

Colleges Offering Sericulture Courses

A few colleges that offer sericulture courses are mentioned below.

  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute
  • Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute
  • Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • College of Agriculture

Career in sericulture as a printing technologist

The best thing that a person who has acquired the degree is to become a printing technologist in this field is to become a faculty in any of the prestigious institutions that offer courses on sericulture. Faculty members in this field are paid attractive salaries.

There are many other fields of sericulture that a printing technologist can choose as a career. In India, a person specialized in the printing field of sericulture can easily attain the post of a development officer in Khadi board that is run by the central government. This is a very prestigious position and is a secure position with a good pay. These candidates can also get employed as managers in printing industries. Printing technologists also have the option of finding jobs as lab assistant to aid sericulture students to print.

Once you get experienced in the field, you can set up your own sericulture business and printing factories on a small scale and later expand the same.



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    Dr Butle:

    Sericulture unit in Maharashtra requires supervisors and Skilled workers urgently. Interested candidates may contact: mob. no. +919730774484; e-mail: [email protected].