What is M.sc Agronomy

M.Sc. Agronomy is a two-year, full-time postgraduate course that provides students with a broad overview of various practices used by agriculturistsThe course is meant to provide advanced insight into offering alternatives for sustainable agriculture

Program Structure

The program provides in-depth knowledge of agriculture and its various aspects in a specialized field. Students gain scientific knowledge and understanding of production methodology for agricultural crops. They also learn about:
  • Weed science
  • Water management
  • Crop physiology
  • Organic farming
  • Scientific knowledge to increase produce production 
Some topics in the M.Sc. Ag. (Agronomy) program include:
  • Lime requirement for acid soils and gypsum requirement for sodic soils
  • Crop production techniques in problem soils
  • Effects of water table fluctuation on crop growth
  • Degraded lands and their rehabilitation 


MSc agriculture is a postgraduate course that focuses on developing sustainable agricultural methods to improve the environment and human health. Agronomy is a specialization within MSc agriculture that focuses on the science of plant breeding and how it relates to human consumption. 
subjects studied in an MSc agriculture program include:
  • Modern concepts in crop production
  • Physiology of drought
  • Herbicides and crop production
  • Physiological aspect of crop yield
  • Principles of crop nutrition
  • Physiology of crop plants
  • Advanced irrigation agronomy
  • Agricultural research organizations
  • Advanced crop ecology 
After completing an MSc agriculture program, students can pursue a variety of careers in agriculture and allied sectors, including:
Agronomist, Agricultural scientist, Crop production specialist, Crop scientist, Lab technician, Assistant professor, Research fellow, Farm associate, Farm manager. 
Other specializations within MSc agriculture include:
  • Horticulture
  • Entomology
  • Plant pathology
  • Agricultural extension and communication

Some Basic Information for M.Sc Agronomy

Criteria Details
  Educational Qualification   Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or a related field
  Minimum Marks   Typically, 50-60% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree
  Entrance Exam   May require ICAR AIEEA or institution-specific entrance exam
  Work Experience   Prefer candidates with relevant experience
  Statement of Purpose (SOP)   SOP outlining candidate’s interests, motivations, and goals
  References/Letters of Recommendation   Academic or professional references preferred
  Language Proficiency   Proficiency in English through tests like IELTS or TOEFL
  Resume or CV   Some programs may require a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your academic and     extracurricular achievements.  
  Interview   Some programs may require an interview as part of the application process.