Have you completed 10+2? Are you interested in pursuing a good agriculture course? If yes, this article will be of help to you! Here, I’ve listed down some of the best agriculture courses after 12th in India.
“How’s this article of help to me”, you may ask. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about agriculture courses after 12th – names of courses, duration, eligibility criteria and career prospects.
Agriculture courses trains students in agricultural science and its allied areas. The training is all about applying concepts of science, technology, chemistry and biology to boost agricultural productivity.
In India, Agriculture courses are available in the following formats –
- Bachelor’s Degree courses
- Diploma courses
- Certificate courses
- PG Diploma courses
- Master’s Degree courses
- PG Certificate courses
- PhD programs
Certificate, vocational, diploma and Bachelor’s Degree courses are UG (undergraduate) level courses. Students who have passed 10th and/or 10+2 are eligible to pursue these courses.
Master’s Degree, PG Diploma and PG Certificate programs are PG (Postgraduate) level courses. Candidates who have completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree course are eligible to pursue these courses.
PhD is a research based Doctoral program. Candidates who have completed relevant PG course are eligible to pursue this program.
In this article, we will solely focus on agriculture courses after 12th. And as promised, I’ll provide the list of the best courses.
Since Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programs are the best of the lot, I’ve mentioned them only (in my list). Certificate and vocational programs are useful too. But Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree courses provide better career prospects and jobs. For securing admission into reputed agriculture colleges, you may appear for ICAR AIEEA exam.
List of agriculture courses after 12th
Let us check out Bachelor’s Degree courses first. Here they are –
1 Bachelor’s Degree courses
Here are some of the best Bachelor’s Degree courses –
- B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering
- B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural Information Technology
- B.E. or B.Tech. in Dairy Technology
- B.E. or B.Tech. in Agriculture and Dairy Technology
- B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural and Food Engineering
- B.Sc. in Agriculture
- B.Sc. in Dairy Science
- B.Sc. in Plant Science
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology
- B.Sc. in Agriculture and Food Science
- B.Sc. in Horticulture
- B.Sc. in Fisheries Science
- B.Sc. in Plant Pathology
- B.Sc. Forestry
- BBA in Agriculture Management
The above mentioned academic programs are some of the best Degree professional agriculture courses available in India.
B.E. or B.Tech. programs are Engineering Degree courses. These academic programs are 4 years long. 10+2 passed (Science stream) is the minimum qualification required to pursue these programs.
B.Sc. stands for Bachelor of Science. The above mentioned B.Sc. programs are 3 years long. 10+2 passed (Science stream) is the minimum qualification required to pursue these programs.
BBA stands for Bachelor of Business Administration. It is an undergraduate level management program. The course duration is 3 years. 10+2 passed in any stream is the minimum qualification required to pursue these programs.
2 Diploma courses
Here are some of the best Diploma courses –
- Diploma in Agriculture
- Diploma in Dairy Technology
- Diploma in Horticulture
- Diploma in Floriculture
- Diploma in Food Processing
Diploma courses can be pursued after completing 10th and/or 12th. The course duration is generally 3 years. But, depending upon the institute and type of course, it could be anywhere between 1-3 years.
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Some of the notable certificate courses are –
- Certificate in Horticulture
- Certificate in Bee Keeping
- Certificate in Floriculture
- Certificate in Aquaculture
- Certificate in Fish Farming
- Certificate in Fruit Production
Certificate programs can be pursued after 10th and/or 12th. Course duration could be anywhere between 1-2 years.