AGRONOMY

 Agronomy' has been derived from the Greek derivatives 'Agros' and 'nomos' which respectively mean 'field' and 'management'. The foundation of the American Society of Agronomy in 1907 led to a vigorous development of the subject; but in India, the field management of crops has been advocated from very early days of agriculture.

 What is the scope of Agronomy?

There is a gradual increase in scope for agronomists. Agronomists will be needed to find ways to increase the output of crops used in these products. Agronomists will also be needed to balance increased agricultural output with protection and preservation of soil, water, and ecosystems.

What are the career options for Agronomy?

As plant scientists, agronomists can have many career paths, but their careers are generally focused on increasing the quality and amount of food produced for the nation's food supply. Many graduates are employed in farm management or go on to manage their own farms, others use the breadth of skills and experience that they develop during their degree to follow a range of opportunities in the service and supply industries.

What are the job roles for Agronomy?

*Agronomist    *Agricultural Climatologist    *Agronomist Sales    * Biological Science    * Technician Chemical      *Sales Representative

* Crop Production Specialist     * Environmental Scientist    *Fertilizer Plant Manager    * Research Assistant    * Soil and Water Conservationist

* Lab technician     * Crop Scientist

Who can study this course?

Candidates with the bachelors degree in Agriculture can pursue master level in Agronomy in India. Candidates who passed the IELTS / TOEFL other eligible entrance examinations for admission to foreign universities can purse bachelor's degree in Agronomy.

Industries / Companies / who hire these professionals:

*Agricultural Industries

*Agriculture Production Industries

Master of Science in Agriculture (Agronomy)

Duration: 2 years

Total Seats : 12

Eligibility: Graduation in B.Sc(Agriculture or Agriculture Hons) with 50 % for general and 45% for SC/ST/PH

Curriculum

Semester I 

AGRON 501: CROP PRODUCTION

AGRON 502: Soil Fertility and Nutrition Managaermenet

AGRON 504: Water Management

Minor Soil Science

SS 501: Soil Biology and Bio Chemistry

Supporting

STAT 501: Statistical Methods for research Workers

Semester II

AGRON 503: WEEd Management

AGRON 507: Agronomy of Oilseed,Fibre and Sugar Crops

AGRON 509: Agronomy of Fodder and forage Crops

Minor Soil Science

SS 502: Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use

Supporting

STAT 502: Experimental Designs for Research Workers

Semester III

AGRON 506                AGRONOMY AND BOTANY OF MAJOR CEREALS AND PULSES

AGRON 513                PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ORGANIC FARMING

SS 513                       MANAGEMENT OF PROBLEMATIC SOILS AND WATER

PGS 503                     INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE           

PGS 505                     AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, RESEARCH ETHICS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES            

AGRON 591 Master Seminar**       MASTER SEMINAR

AGRON 599 Master Research          RESEARCH WORK (Four periods per teacher per student)

Semester IV

AGRON 512                  DRYLAND FARMING AND WATER SHED MANAGEMENT

Minor Soil: SS 514         FERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY & SOIL, WATER AND FERTILIZER TESTING

PGS 506                      DISASTER MANAGEMENT

PGS 502                      TECHNICAL WRITING AND COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

AGRON 599**              Master Research       RESEARCH WORK (Four periods per teacher per student)