About Master of
Science (M.Sc. Ag.) Plant Breeding & Genetics
A master's degree in
genetics and plant breeding is a two-year postgraduate study in agriculture or
can be said it's a study on Plant Pathology. It is open to people with a
bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Biotechnology, or any other relevant area.
focuses on Genetics, and Plant Breeding is a relatively new and rapidly growing
field of contemporary biology. The art and science of modifying plant features
to create desirable qualities and, as a result, increase the quality of
nutrition in human and animal products are covered in the curriculum. Aspirants
will largely research technical techniques for improving varieties and genetic
stocks, changing the genetic make-up of plants and developing novel breeding
strategies to increase food, feed, and fibre production.
Agronomy, horticulture, botany, genetics, forest and wildlife ecology, plant
pathology, and statistics are all included in the programme. Plant breeding studies
and applies genetics, agronomy, plant pathology statistics, entomology, and
other related sciences to improve agricultural plants.
Eligibility for Master
of Science (M.Sc. Ag.) Plant Breeding & Genetics
The pupil must meet
the following prerequisites to be considered for this course:
Benefits of Master of Science (M.Sc. Ag.) Plant Breeding & Genetics
Future Scopes after Master of Science (M.Sc. Ag.) Plant Breeding & Genetics
After completing their
MSc in Genetics and Plant Breeding, students can pursue a PhD. They might
pursue a PhD in the same subject or a related branch of agriculture. They must
pass an entrance exam and a personal interview to be admitted to the PhD
Some of the PhD
courses available to candidates are:
Career and Job Opportunities after Master of Science (M.Sc. Ag.) Plant Breeding & Genetics
The seed business,
crop research directories, crop plantation facilities, plant breeding centres,
nurseries, agriculture ministries, genetic engineering firms, research
laboratories, biotechnology corporations, and other employers hire M.Sc in
Genetics and Plant Breeding graduates.
They can be recruited
as farm managers to supervise other staff and oversee the operations on the
farm. In SAUs and agriculture universities, they can obtain teaching and
research opportunities. They are capable of passing tests for seed testing and
certification officer positions in government agencies.
Graduates can work as
Plant Geneticist, Plant Breeder, Agronomist, Farm Manager, Assistant Professor,
Associate Researcher, and other positions after completing the course. The
average annual income after completing this degree ranges from INR 3 lakh to
INR 8 lakh.