Agricultural Research Scientist

8/12/2013 Career

Agriculture Research Scientist
is the professional responsible for rasing the production of agricultural good
by finding various methods to increase the production with� the existing
sourses and finding ways to maximise the agricultural produce. With the ever
increasing population of the earth, demand for the food, medicines and other
consumable is increasing at a exorbitant rate whereas resourses of the earth are
depleting with every passing.

Thus to keep pace with the demand within the limited recourses there is a great
need to improve the quality and quantity of the existing resourses so that they
could be used up to optimum level to fill the gap between demand and supply of
the consumable biological resourses on the earth.

For making this a reality a lot of research work is needed. Indian agricultural
sector plays a crucial role in the economic development of the country. It
contributes nearly 30% of GDP and employs about 65% of the work force.

Agriculture is science�based, high tech and
offers an array of career opportunities in the research work. Agricultural
Research scientist is one such profession. These professionals plays an
important role in maintaining and increasing the Nation�s agricultural
productivity. They study farm crops and animals and responsible in developing
ways of improving their quality and quantity. These professionals use the
principles of Biology, Physics, Chemistry and other applied sciences in tandem
to solve problems in agriculture. Depending upon the area of Specialization, the
Agricultural Research Scientist�s nature of work varies.

Considering the importance and need of Agricultural Research the Job of an
Agriculture Research Scientist has become one of the hottest career options
available to today�s Indian Agricultural science graduates. It is an right
career for those who have a passion for improvement in the existing agricultural

Although it demands a lot of hard work and effort but at the same time offers
enormous scope for the building of one�s career. But on the other hand this
profession is such a profession which demands hard work and high level of
patience along with many years in the study.

To discharge his duties with efficiency an Agricultural Research Scientist
should have good interpretation skills, be confident of accepting challenges and
an ability to understand things as they come before him. They have to look into
every minute details of the facts to conclude as precisely as possible.

Young people with desire and capacity for hard work can get both money and
satisfaction in this profession.

Eligibility to Become an Agricultural
Research Scientist

one has to undergo one or more of the the
following Courses to become an Agricultural Research Scientist

1. Graduate courses

  1. � B.E/ B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering.
  2. � Diploma in Agricultural Engineering.


1. Educational Qualification

Candidates who wish to apply for above given Under Graduate degree/Diploma
courses should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination, with physics,
chemistry and mathematics/Biology with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
in the subjects concerned.

2. More advanced courses such as Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research in
Agriculture can also be pursued.


1. Educational Qualification

Graduates in relative fields are eligible for
the postgraduate and Doctorate courses.

Process to become
an Agricultural Research Scientist.

Step 1

Interested candidate has to apply for the entrance tests conducted by the
various Universities and independent institutions like IIT, etc providing above
given graduate and undergraduate course of varying duration (usually 3 to 4
years for the graduates, 2-3 years for the Post Graduate and 5 years of the
integrated M.Tech Programmes )

Step 2

Selection to the graduate courses ( BE / B.Tech ) is based on merit i.e the
marks secured in the final exams of 10+2 and through entrance test.

Entrance to the IIT's is through JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) and for other
institutions through their own separate entrance exams and other state level and
national level exams. Apart from the IIT's, some other famous institutes also
recognize JEE scores for selection.

Selection to the postgraduate courses in different universities is through
Entrance exam conducted by respective educational institutions providing these

Step 3

After completion of his studies the aspiring candidate has to sit in the
combined entrance conducted by various state and centre recruitment agencies
from time to time to join as an Agricultural Research Scientist in the various
concerned departments of the state and Centre Governments .

Besides the aspiring candidates can also take
Agricultural Research Scientist Exam which is known as ARS/NET (Agricultural
Research Service / National Eligibility Test) exam to work as Lecturer in
various agricultural universities and their affiliated colleges.

Agricultural Research Scientist Job

Agricultural research scientist job include studying farm crops and
animals and develop ways of improving their quality and quantity. These
professionals use the principles of Biology, Physics, Chemistry and other
applied sciences in tandem to solve problems in agriculture. Depending upon the
area of Specialization, the Agricultural Research Scientist�s nature of work

Agricultural Research Scientist Career

As there is increasing popularity and explosive growth, there is plenty of
opportunities available in Agricultural field. You can be an Agricultural
Research Scientist or a lecturer or Production in-charge in the processing Food
and allied industry. Enormous employment opportunities are available for
Agricultural Research Scientist in private as well as public sector
organisations. Agriculture Research Scientist can find employment in the
International organization working in this field, public sector, government
agencies, and many private organization�s R & D agencies.

Agriculture Research Scientist Salary

Agriculture Research Scientist Salary depends largely upon their academic
qualification, institute or university from which the degree is attained and the
level of work experience they have achieved. To start with the fresh Graduates
from the prestigious institutes like IIT�s etc can get anything between
Rs.3,00,000 to Rs.4,50,000 as annual income in the corporate sector with rapid
growth with a little of experience lime wise the B.Tech. graduates from other
universities can get anywhere near Rs.2,00,000 to Rs.2,25,000 with a lot of
increment in the future to come.

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