Agriculture Sciences and allied courses like Agriculture Engineering, Fisheries Sciences, Sericulture, Plant Biology, Dairy Technology and Aquaculture need special aptitude. Students strongly interested in the subject only should take up these courses. India is a country which is hugely depending up on the products of agriculture. It is an important driving force of the Indian economy. The sector has been getting modernized in various aspects like forming methods, cultivation and production techniques, marketing and investment patterns. The sector has been given renewed emphasis by the state and central governments in terms of education, training, research and development. Specialized universities have been established across the country. Almost all the states in India have exclusive Universities for Agriculture Science and allied courses.
Apart from traditional courses, agriculture education has been tied up with technology and management courses in India. There are top rung institutes like IIMs offering highly reputed courses like Agri Business Management. You can join these courses through CAT. Most of the state level universities admit students through Common Entrance Tests conducted by respective state boards. You can pursue B.Sc. (Agriculture); M.Sc., Ph.D. and Diploma courses as well based on your qualification and performance in selection tests. Following are some of the good institutes for Agricultural Science courses in India:
1. Haryana Agriculture University, College of Agriculture, Haryana
2. Central Agricultural University, Imphal .
3. Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.
4. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.
5. Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur
6. Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. (Branches are in Bapatla, Tirupathi, Naura and Aswaraopet)
7. Forestry Research Institute, Dehra Dun.
8. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat .
9. Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi .
10. Gujarat Agricultural University, Sardar Krushinagar.
11. IIT - Kharagpur, Kharagpur . (Offers PGDM in Agri Business Management.
12. Agriculture College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
13. Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.
14. Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture at BHU, Varanasi.
15. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai.
16. University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad
17. Institute of Agriculture Sciences, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
18. Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur.
19. Narendra Deva University of Agricultural and Technology, Faizabad.
20. Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar .
21. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. Pantnagar
22. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner.
23. National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad.
24. Institute of Agriculture, AMU, Aligarh.
25. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
26. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur.
27. Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Shalimar Campus, Srinagar-191 121/ Camp Office: Railway Road, Jammu .
28. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
29. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.
30. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.