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:
*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
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
STAT 501: Statistical Methods for research Workers
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
STAT 502: Experimental Designs for Research Workers
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)
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)