Agricultural Economics Career, Top Colleges and Recruiters

Agricultural Economics is an applied branch of economics. The stream allows the candidates to deal with micro and macroeconomics tools & using them for problem-solving purposes. The candidates who will opt for the course will be able to get the technical skills required for the field of Agricultural Economics. Interested in the course? Read the full article to get a detailed idea about the field of Agricultural Economics.


Top Colleges:

The top colleges for the course study for Agricultural Economics are:

  • Lovely Professional University
  • RIMT University
  • Dolphin PG Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sciences
  • Suresh Gyan Vihar University
  • Sanskriti University
  • Uttaranchal College of Biomedical Sciences and Hospital


Highlights:

Examination Type
Semester System
Eligibility
Varies with Course
Admission Process
Counseling after qualification of relevant entrance examination

Eligibility:

Course
Duration
Eligibility
Entrance
M.Sc.
2 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or an equivalent stream
  • Must have scored a minimum of 60% (5% relaxation for reserved categories)
N/A
PhD
2 years (3 years for some colleges)
  • Master’s degree with a minimum Of 2.5/4 or 6.5/10 CGPA
  • GIPE PhD Entrance Exam
  • OUAT Common Entrance Exam


Top Recruiters:

The top recruiters for the course based for the Agricultural Economics are:

  • Syngenta
  • Sap Mena


Admission Process:

The admission process generally varies across the colleges. The admission process for the students is based over the performance in the relevant entrance examination and also often followed by the round of the personal interview, wherein the general aptitude for the course is being tested. There are institutes where there is direct admission which is based over the candidate's performance at the last qualifying exam. 


Syllabus:

  • Agricultural marketing price analysis
  • Research methods for social sciences
  • Econometrics
  • International economics
  • Master’s seminar
  • Comprehensive
  • Master’s research
  • Microeconomic theory and application
  • Macro-economics and policy
  • Agricultural production economics
  • Agricultural finance project management
  • Agricultural development and policies


Skills Required:

The skills required for the course study for Agricultural Economics are:

  • high mathematical, analytical and scientific aptitude.
  • creative, thorough and analytical.
  • problem-solving abilities.
  • interest in economics.
  • a deep interest in agriculture and the natural environment.
  • good communication, research and organisational skills


Top Entrances:

The top entrances for the course study of Agricultural Economics here are:

  • GIPE PhD Entrance Exam
  • OUAT Common Entrance Exam


Career and Job Prospects:

Job Position
Job Description
Annual Salary (Approx.)
Agriculture Consultant

Agricultural Consultants help farmers by giving data and procedures identified with pest control, some cultivating strategies and more. Their duties and responsibilities are,

  • Collecting information
  • Analysing a problem (be it increasing crop production or eliminating pests)
  • Developing solutions in keeping with accepted standards of agricultural practices
1,80,000/-
Research Investigator
  • Perform surveillance and research for a corporation, law enforcement agency or individual clients
  • Perform interviews and observation on a given situation to determine the nature of what is happening for a client
6,20,000/-
Farming Manager
  • Supervising a farm, such as manual labour
  • Decide which plants and how many crops to lay down every season (based on weather projections, familiar disease and fluctuations in the market)
  • Seek out buyers and sell products for the maximum amount of profit
  • Create planting and harvesting schedules and oversee the work done by operators and other farm employees
9,44,000/-
Commodity Analyst

Role of a Clinical Research Analyst is broad and can vary from employer to employer. Such as,

  • Measure the effectiveness of a drug, and medical device or process on the human body
  • Perform clinical research in a hospital, medical facility or laboratory,
  • Work with physicians or scientists who oversee clinical research
  • Interact directly with patients by screening them as potential candidates or collecting data needed for the study
7,50,000/-

FAQs:

Q: Which is the good college to pursue UG & PG in Agricultural Economics?
A: Some of the best colleges are, 

  • Lovely Professional University
  • RIMT University
  • Dolphin PG Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sciences

Check the “Top Colleges” section to know more.


Q: What is the starting salary in a career in Agricultural Economics?
A: The starting salary in a career in Agricultural Economics is 1,80,000/- (approx.).


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