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Diploma in Agriculture is a 2 year full time diploma course in Agriculture. In India, Most of the top ranking colleges and universities offer Diploma in Agriculture course. This Diploma course focuses on the discipline of agriculture. Diploma in Agriculture course usually focuses on the agricultural machinery, fertilizers, pesticides and concepts of biology to boost our agricultural productivity topics. It deals with the various forms of technology (machinery, chemicals, seeds etc) that helps us improve agricultural productivity. 

Minimum Educational Qualification Required for Diploma In Agriculture Admission

Candidates must have passed the 10th standard with minimum 55% marks in aggregate from any recognized board.

Diploma In Agriculture Course Duration

The minimum duration of Diploma In Agriculture course is about 2 years which is divided into four semesters with each semester lasting for a period of six months. 

Diploma In Agriculture Admission Process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their marks obtained in the entrance test conducted by the university. In some institutes admission to the Diploma course is based on merit based.

Diploma in Agriculture Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise syllabus for Diploma in Agriculture is given below. The syllabus may vary from one college to other.

Diploma in Agriculture Semester I Syllabus

  • Introduction to Agriculture, Principles of Agronomy, Field Crop Production, Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fundamentals of Entomology, Economic Botany, Principles of Horticulture, Biomathematics

Diploma in Agriculture Semester II Syllabus

  • Crop Production, Soil Chemistry, Principles of Insect Control, Plant Pathology, Live Stock and Poultry Production, Basics of Agricultural Engineering, Principles of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Meteorology.

Diploma in Agriculture Semester III Syllabus

  • Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Plant Nutrition, Manures, and Fertilizers, Principles of Genetics, Pests and Pest Control, Diseases of Field Crops, Dairy Cattle and Buffalo Production, Production Technology of Fruit Crops, Water Management

Diploma in Agriculture Semester IV Syllabus

  • Weed Management, Agricultural Statistics, Plant Breeding, Agricultural Microbiology, Green House Technology, Seed Production Technology, Post-Harvest Technology

Diploma in Agriculture Career Prospects and Job Scope

There are many opportunities in the agriculture sector for an experienced agricultural professional. These professionals may get opportunities in major areas like Food production firms, Government agricultural firms, Banks, Plantations, Government fertilizer manufacturing firms, Private fertilizer manufacturing firms, Agriculture machinery manufacturing firms, etc. This qualification is enough to secure entry level jobs in these areas. 

Job Types                             Average Annual Salary In INR

Agriculture officer                  INR 4 to 5 Lacs

Tea Gardener                            INR 2,00,000

Research Scholar                   INR 2 to 3 Lacs

Research Associate               INR 3 o 4 Lacs

Business Manager                INR 7 to 8 Lacs


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