12th Science pass students have many options available in front of them. Agriculture science is one such option. In this post, I’ve listed down some of the best agriculture colleges in Kerala.
In this post, you will find the names of top agriculture colleges. Apart from that, you will also find additional details such as – agriculture courses, duration, eligibility and admission process.
Both students and parents may use this guide to find the best college. Finding the best college is not an easy task. But it is not rocket science either.
If you give attention to a few parameters, it become easy to rate and gauge the quality of a college. Here are the important parameters that you must give attention to –
- Quality of infrastructure
- Quality of faculty
- Recognition status
- Availability of amenities
- Age and reputation
- Reviews of existing students
Before securing admission into any college, give attention to the above mentioned factors. Rate any college against these factors. It will help you gauge the quality of the college. This process may not be 100% accurate, but it definitely makes college selection easier.
Before heading to the meat of the matter – list of agriculture colleges in Kerala – let us find out more details about agriculture education and courses. Here we go –
Agriculture courses and education
Agriculture courses can be classified into different types on the basis of academic levels and course formats. Let us check out division in the basis of academic levels first. Here it is –
On the basis of academic levels, agriculture courses can be classified into the following types –
- UG level
- PG level
- Doctoral Degree level
UG stands for undergraduate level. UG level programs can be pursued by students who have passed 12th class. Bachelor’s Degree programs fall under this category.
PG stands for postgraduate level. PG level programs can be pursued by students who have completed graduation. Master’s Degree and PG Diploma programs fall under this category.
Doctoral Degree courses are research programs. Candidates who have completed relevant Master’s Degree course are eligible to pursue these programs.
Let us check out different course formats now. Here they are –
These are UG level programs. 12th pass (with specific subjects) students are eligible to pursue these courses. The course duration is 3 years.
Here are some of the popular B.Sc. courses related to farm science –
- B.Sc. Agriculture
- B.Sc. Forestry
- B.Sc. Sericulture
- B.Sc. Horticulture
- B.Sc. Fisheries Science
B.Tech. stands for Bachelor of Technology. It is a UG level course. The academic program is 4 years long. Students who have completed 12th Science (with specified subjects) are eligible to pursue this course.
Here are some of the notable B.Tech. programs related to farm science –
- B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering
- B.Tech. Dairy Technology
- B.Tech. Food Processing and Technology
These are PG level programs. Graduates (hailing from relevant disciplines) are eligible to pursue these courses. The course duration is 2 years.
Here are some of the popular M.Sc. courses related to farm science –
- M.Sc. Agriculture
- M.Sc. Forestry
- M.Sc. Sericulture
- M.Sc. Horticulture
- M.Sc. Fisheries Science
As you can observe, agriculture colleges offer programs related to different disciplines. These disciplines are directly or indirectly related to agriculture. Examples are – dairy technology, animal husbandry, fisheries, food processing, floriculture, horticulture etc.
In Kerala, there exists three different types of agriculture colleges. They are –
- Government agriculture colleges
- Aided agriculture colleges
- Private agriculture colleges
As you can see, the classification is carried out on the basis of the entity that owns the college. For example – Government colleges are managed and owned by the state Government. Aided colleges are private institutes, but they get support and partial funding from the Government. Private colleges are entirely owned and funded by private charitable trusts and organizations.
Let us check out the list of colleges in Kerala. Here it is –
List of agriculture colleges in Kerala 2019
Here are some of the popular agriculture colleges in Kerala –
- College of Agriculture, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
- College of Horticulture, Thrissur, Kerala
- College of Agriculture, Kasargod, Kerala
- College of Agriculture, Wayanad, Kerala
In order to secure admission into Government colleges, one must crack relevant entrance test. In merit based admission process, seats are allotted to candidates on the basis of their performance in relevant entrance exam and/or board examination. Some colleges are also known to conduct direct as well as donation based admission process.