PHd in Agriculture

According to George Washington, “Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and the most noble employment of man.”Do you aspire to be a well-known face in agricultural careers? Do you want to gain expertise in the largest sector of country’s economy? If you believe that research in agricultural industry is much beyond understanding the strength of our landaus, environment, biodiversity and climate; then you may like to explore diverse opportunities in this field such as agricultural economics, agronomy, environmental sciences, horticulture, animal husbandry, agricultural statistics, plant physiology, water science and technology, soil science and technology, seed science and technology, computer application, harvest technology, fruit science, vegetable science, floriculture etc. This is one field which will always be valued in an economy like India as we are primarily an agriculture based economy.

A PHd in Agriculture allows a student to gain more in-depth knowledge of the field and also specialize their research and skills on a specialized agricultural topic. Graduates can find numerous jobs in the fields of education and research.

The Agricultural Economics PHd program prepares students to do research on economic issues related to public and private decision making in agriculture, the food sector and natural resources.

The core of the program consists of five courses in advanced economic theory and econometrics, taught through the Economics Department. Agricultural Science is a broad field of science that focuses on economic and social science in correspondence to the understanding of agriculture. It is a very regional science and is directly linked to local areas. With a Master in Agricultural Science, students take the first step toward a rewarding career.

Agricultural science can be linked to many other scientific disciplines, such as Biological Engineering, Environmental Science and Animal Science. If you are interested in improving the nation's crop, improving sustainability, and use and exploitation of resources, then these issues and more are examined with a Master in Agricultural Science. Students pursuing a Master in Agricultural Science will also learn about the important and fairly new field of biotechnology.

Field courses are designed to provide students with a solid knowledge of the literature and guided research efforts in the following areas:

  1. Production economics
  2. Agricultural industrial organization
  3. International trade
  4. Development
  5. Natural resource economics.

Popular Career Options

Graduates of a doctoral degree program in agriculture often find themselves working in teaching and research positions in the field of academia. However, other career options available are:
  1. Agriculture engineer
  2. Agriculture research scientist
  3. Foodstuffs marketing director
  4. Animal husbandry scientist
  5. CEO of a food company
  6. Agriculture communication specialist
  7. Agriculture production specialist
  8. Food scientist
  9. Foodstuffs commodity broker