Which Is Best Subject For M.Sc. Ag. After B.Sc. In Agriculture?

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M. Sc. Ag.

SUBJECTSelection of Best Subject After B. Sc. Agriculture. Major Subjects in M. Sc. Agriculture. Minor Subjects in M. Sc. Agriculture. B. Sc. Agriculture. M. Sc. Agriculture.

INDEX

S. No.TOPIC
1.INTRODUCTION
2.List of Subjects in M. Sc. Agriculture
3.PART 01: Explanation for The Title
4.PART 02: Explanation for The Title
5.Frequently Asked Questions
#Also Read: Agriculture Multiple Choice Questions

1. Introduction

1.1 B. Sc. Agriculture : Quick Introduction

B. Sc. Agriculture is an Under Graduate (UG) degree programme. It is a four-year degree programme with 8 compulsory semesters. Each semester spans for 6 months.

B. Sc. Agriculture is a compulsory degree who wants to pursue his further study in agriculture after the completion of UG in agriculture.

1.2 M. Sc. Agriculture : Quick Introduction

M. Sc. Agriculture is an Post Graduate (PG) degree programme. It is a four-year degree programme with 4 semesters. Each semester spans for 6 months.

After the completion of B. Sc. Agriculture, students have to clear Common Entrance Test or any other equivalent competitive exams to get admission in PG i.e., M. Sc. Agriculture.

Majority of the students face problem while selecting right subject. That’s the reason why do they often change previously selected subject.

Also Read: How to choose between B. Sc. Agriculture and Horticulture.

Why is it important to choose right subject?

This article will try to clear the ‘Title’ in two parts.

Based on general norms we can divide these subjects into following categories:

  1. Subjects which are really good.
  2. Subjects which are considered as very good.

2. List of Subjects in M. Sc. Agriculture

  • ABM (Agri Business Management).
  • Agriculture Extension.
  • Agriculture Micro-biology.
  • Agriculture Statistic.
  • Agroforestry.
  • Agronomy.
  • Entomology.
  • Floriculture.
  • Meteorology.
  • Olericulture (Vegetable Science).
  • Plant Bio-technology.
  • Plant Breeding.
  • Plant Pathology.
  • Plant Physiology.
  • Pomology (Fruit Science).
  • Soil Science.

3. PART 01: Explanation for The Title

3.1 Most Popular subjects

The most popular subjects in a M. Sc. Ag. degree programme are a group of major subjects in Agriculture. Students, during counseling show their interest in these subjects. These are as follows:

  • #1 – Agronomy.
  • #2 – Plant Breeding.
  • #3 – Plant Molecular Bio-technology.
  • #4 – Pomology and Olericulture.
  • #5 – Entomology, Plant Pathology and Soil Science.

3.1.1 Agronomy

Agronomy is considered as a very good subject among the students. Top ranked students like to choose agronomy.

Why is it considered best among the students?
  • Job opportunities are very good.
  • Further study– Available seats for PhD is more than other subjects.
  • Words of mouth– Every one seems to suggest agronomy.
  • Trend– It is a trend to go for agronomy.

3.1.2 Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding is a very good subject. Generally, fifty (50) percent students from merit list opt plant breeding. They want to become a plant breeder.

Why is it best among the students?
  • Choice of the students– Students who have science background (after 12th) always choose plant bleeding.
  • Dominance of seed production company- Seed production companies hire plant breeder through campus selection by offering very good annual package. This is a reason being very popular subject.
  • Abroad study– Many students choose it for further study in abroad, i.e., PhD.
  • Trend.

3.1.3 Molecular Bio-technology

Plant Bio-technology is similar to Plant Breeding. Generally, It is an advanced plant breeding technology which also includes genetic engineering.

Why is it popular among the students?
  • Choice of the students– Similar to Plant Breeding, Students who have science background tend to choose Molecular Bio-technology.
  • It is demand of the time.
  • Job opportunities– It has more job opportunities both in private and government sector.

3.1.4. Pomology and Olericulture in Horticulture

Pomology and Olericulture are two major subjects in Horticulture prefered by most of the students. First choice among the students is vegetable science.

Why is it best among the students?
  • Job opportunities– Job opportunities for the posts like Assistant professor and Subject Matter Specialist.
  • Further study– PhD.
  • Trend- Both Pomology and Olericulture are preferred over Floriculture and Landscaping.

3.1.5 Entomology, Plant Pathology and Soil Science

Students who are unable to secure a seat from 1 – 4, despite very good rank in entrance exam, prefer to choose Entomology, Plant Pathology or Soil Science.

3.2 Least Popular Subjects

The least popular subjects in M. Sc. Ag. degree programme are a group of minor subjects in Agriculture. Students, during counseling show less interest toward these subjects. Students with average or low rank (entrance exam rank) have to choose one out of these. These are as follows:

  • ABM (Agri Business Management).
  • Agriculture Extension.
  • Agriculture Micro-biology.
  • Agriculture Statistic.
  • Agroforestry.
  • Floriculture.
  • Meteorology.
  • Plant Physiology.

4. PART 02 : For Explanation

Which is Best?

Now comes the question-

‘Which is best subject?’

The Answer Is?

‘Best subject is what we choose‘ or ‘What we are offered eventually‘ during the counselling.

It is often seen that students want to choose that subjects which they are forced to choose by the others. This decision is not ‘a student’s own decision‘. The decision is a thinking imposed on them by others.

The ultimate objective of selecting these subjects is to get a job. This is a very good for them to select a subject. That’s why many students who score low mark in competition exam and get overall low rank than other top 50 students; they want to secure a good rank in next year’s competition exam, and in the process, waste their valuable year.

Considering this, I CAN SAY – every subject has its own specialties and flaws. A subject does not guarantee a job.

The purpose of getting a job can be achieved with any subject . Therefore, the degree of M.Sc Ag. can be completed from the subject you get during counseling. You should go for it. Don’t waste your time.

Read This Example

There are three friends
  1. Abhishek
  2. Vikash
  3. Richa
Abhishek completed his Master Degree in Plant Breeding
Vikash completed his Master Degree in Agriculture Economics
Richa completed her Master Degree in Floriculture
Three years later
Abhishek is a 3rd rank (class) field officer. His salary is around 25000.00 INR Only.
Vikas is a District Manager of an NGO. His salary is around 45000.00 INR Only.
Richa is an Assistant professor at a university. Her salary is 650000.00 INR Only.

Conclusion: we can say there is no direct relation between the tag of degree and salary.

5. Frequently Asked Questions

Question- 01. Should I continue with minor subject?

Ans.- Yes.

Question- 02. Which is an easy subject?

Ans.- All subjects are easy. Although, Plant Breeding, Molecular Bio-technology and Statistic are difficult.

Question- 03. Which is best subject for research work?

Ans.- Followings are good for research work:

  • Agronomy.
  • Horticulture.
  • Plant Breeding.
  • Molecular Bio-technology.
  • Micro Biology.
  • Plant Physiology.
  • Plant Pathology.

Question- 04. I have read the post. Please name the top 5 subjects?

Ans.- The answer is based on common pattern. The ranking is as follows:

  1. Agronomy.
  2. Plant Breeding.
  3. Entomology.
  4. Horticulture (Pomology and Olericulture).
  5. Molecular Bio-technology.

Question- 05. Which is best subject from least popular list?

Ans.- All subjects are good.

By Harish Manik




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