Upcoming and Promising Careers in Agriculture

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Whole nation is facing unemployment issues to a vast extent. Rising sectors have many different types of jobs here is 7 Upcoming and Promising Careers in Agriculture for all. 

The Agricultural industry is one of the sectors that will soon require a lot of human resources and will add up to the employment ratio. 

In the Agriculture sector but it has many vacant places to be filled, available jobs are not only demanding but promising as well for the future. 

Now, if you are curious to explore the careers that you could venture into in the field of Agriculture, let us  introduce some of them to you.

Agricultural Engineering

It is a branch that designs, builds and make better farming equipment, machines, and manufacturing processes, increasing the efficiency of farming activities.

The focus is on five main components: rural structure, farm equipment, drainage & irrigation, rural electricity, and soil conservation. 

Also, it ensures proper working of equipment and processes via visiting work sites by the engineer.

Top Institutions for Agricultural Engineering
  • IIT, Kharagpur
  • Anand Agricultural University in Gujarat
  • Indira Gandhi Agricultural University in Chhattisgarh
  • Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad


A branch of science that works to improve the quality, growth, nutrition value, and yield of plants and trees. 

Science of growing and cultivating vegetables, fruits, herbs, decorative flowers, ornamental trees and maintaining orchards, greenhouses, nurseries, and plantations, etc. 

The sector is picking up the pace along with the rise in demand for organic food.

Top Institutions for Horticulture
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad
  • Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana
  • Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar


It is the branch of agriculture that deals with studying crops and the soil they grow.

It develops methods to improve the use of soil and increase the production of crops. 

It includes researching the preparation of good seedbeds, restoration of soil fertility, correct dates for sowing, proper methods of management of soil moisture, conservation and appropriate ways to control weeds and insects.



Top Institutions

●      Mahatma Phulke Krishi Vidyapeeth, Pune
●      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore
●      Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad
●      Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana

Dairy Technology

A field that is concerned with the production and processing of milk mainly. 

Aims to manage milk production along with its collection, storage, packaging and distribution of milk & its by-products.

It also requires looking at its processing, making milk fit to consume, meeting quality and nutritional standards.

Top Institutions
  • Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu University, Raipur
  • Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Science and Technology in Patna
  • Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University in Tirupati
  • Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Science University, Bidar

Poultry Farming

It aims to raise domestic birds for procuring their eggs and meat. 

Helps manage different activities like feed supply, shed management, transportation of the products, nutritional standards of the produce, etc.

Top Institutions
  • Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar
  • The Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Bikaner
  • Bisar Agricultural University, Ranchi
  • Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University, Tirupati

Fisheries Science

It works to understand the principles of cultivation and harvesting of fish commercially (in freshwater, brackish/saline water or any marine environment). And, focuses on studying the life, breeding, and habitats of various species of fish.

Top Institutions
  • Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar
  • Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in Kochi
  • Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries University in Nagpur
  • West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences in Kolkata

Agricultural Economics

It teaches to apply the principles of economics to the agricultural industry. 

Professionals predict market trends, monitoring trade (import/export) patterns, production methods of farming goods, and consumer preferences. 

They analyse the demand and supply of different agro products and helping in determining their market value.

Top institutions
  • Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur
  • Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology in Udaipur
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

There are other branches too which offers the young aspirants should consider as these are some upcoming fields and would have a lot of scope in future given the fact that India’s economy is still primarily dominated by the agriculture sector.

We would love hear from you pls do share with us in the comments! which of these fields excites you the most?

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