Agriculture, or farming, is the simplification of nature's food webs and the re-channeling of energy for human and animal consumption. Agriculture involves redirecting nature's natural flow of the food web.
Agriculture has great impact on our everyday life. From the tea we drink to the vegetables we eat and from the grass on the cricket ground to the natural fibers of the clothing we wear and the medicines we consume, are all products of agricultural sciences.
Nature of Work
Agricultural scientists play a vital role in maintaining the food supply and increasing the nation’s domestic product by ensuring agricultural productivity and food safety.
Take care of the beautiful treasure of nature.
Diagnose diseases and take preventive measures to protect plants and crops from biotic and a-biotic stress.
Not only do the office work but are a part of the management.
Those deployed in Research work, Work for regular hours in Fields and laboratories.
Many agricultural scientists work in basic or applied research and development.
Basic research seeks to understand the biological and chemical processes by which crops and livestock grow. Some agricultural professionals administer research and development programs, or manage marketing and quality operations in food companies.
The work environment for those engaged in applied research or product development varies, depending on specialty and on type of employer. For example, food scientists in private industry may work in test kitchens while investigating new processing techniques.
Spend considerable amount of their time outdoor in the field.
Also spend part of their time conducting tests and research in laboratories and writing reports in their offices.
Working conditions are diverse and include work outside in the field, laboratory and office work.
FSc. Pre-medical (Bio-Chem-Phy)
Equivalence if other than FSc (A’Level etc..)
Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Interest towards nature and physical stamina are two most important qualities that one should have as one has to work in farms, fields and forests.
Most of agricultural scientists need an understanding of basic business principles, the ability to apply statistical techniques and the ability to use computers to analyze data and to control biological and chemical processing.
Graduates find employment in academic teaching and research, industrial research in the food and feed industries, in laboratory research programs with governmental and multinational companies and in industrial management positions, including:
Provincial Department of Agriculture (Extension)
Provincial Department of Agriculture (Research)
Provincial Department of Agriculture (Engineering)