The Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology at AKS University has been a pioneer in promoting agricultural education and research. Among its various departments, the Department of Agronomy holds a significant position. Established in 2014, this department has played a crucial role in advancing the field of agronomy through its dedicated focus on teaching, research, and extension activities.
At the heart of its existence is the commitment to imparting knowledge and skills to students pursuing agricultural sciences. The Department of Agronomy offers comprehensive academic programs that equip students with the theoretical foundations and practical expertise required for successful careers. Through rigorous coursework and hands-on training, students gain insights into crop production systems, soil management techniques, weed control strategies, and sustainable farming practices.
The Department of Agronomy at AKS University stands as a testament to its unwavering commitment to advancing agricultural sciences. As it continues to evolve with changing times, the department remains dedicated to nurturing future generations of skilled agronomists who will contribute towards global food security and sustainable farming practices.
The department's main objectives are:
● To teach the subject of Agronomy to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
● To conduct research on agronomical crops towards their improvement in
● To impart training to agricultural extension functionaries.
The mission of the Department of Agronomy is to advance understanding of the biology of agronomical crops and their interactions with soil. The faculty focuses on all aspects of
the production technology of various crops. The Department provides experiential educational and research opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and global citizens to be competent in resolving the complex challenges of the 21st century and in providing a healthy and secure food supply while protecting our environment. In order to become a dynamic and effective future leader in agronomy, one must develop an interdisciplinary global perspective. The department aims to strengthen the economy and quality of life for society by developing human resources, technologies, and products. It is our aim to be a World leader in research, teaching, and extension involving plant
health while serving the changing needs of society, the environment, and the university.
|Fundamentals of Agronomy
|Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change
|Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif crops)
|Crop Production Technology – II (Rabi crops)
|Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture
|Practical Crop Production - I (Kharif crops)
|Practical Crop Production - II (Rabi crops)
|Principles of Organic Farming
|Geoinformatics and Nanotechnology for Precision Farming
|Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management
|Name of the Program
|M.Sc. (Agri.) Agronomy
|2 years (4 Semester)
|M.Sc. (Agri.) Agronomy
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment of agricultural and food scientists will grow 7% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
This growth is due to the increasing demand for food and agricultural products, as well as the need for agronomists to help farmers and other agricultural producers adapt to
climate change and other challenges.
Some of the specific career options available to agronomists include :
- Farm manager: Farm managers oversee the day-to-day operations of farms, including crop production, livestock management, and financial planning.
- Agronomist: Agronomists work with farmers and other agricultural producers to help them improve crop yields and soil health. They may also conduct research on new agricultural technologies and practices.
- Research scientist: Research scientists work in government agencies, universities, and private companies to conduct research on agricultural topics. They may study crop genetics, soil science, or other aspects of agriculture.
- Consultant: Consultants provide advice to farmers and other agricultural producers on a variety of topics, such as crop production, soil health, and pest management.
- Teacher: Agronomists can also teach at colleges and universities, or in agricultural training programs.
In addition to these specific career options, agronomists with strong communication and leadership skills may also find opportunities in other fields, such as government, business, and non-profit organizations. Here is a snapshot of available options of employment :
- Colleges and universities (research, teaching, and extension).
- Agricultural consulting companies.
- Agrochemical companies.
- Seed and plant production companies.
- International agricultural research centres.
- Biological control companies.
- Private practice.
- Public policy organizations.
- Agricultural Research Service.
- UPSC-Forest Service.
- State Departments of Agriculture (PSC).
- Environmental, agricultural, and patent law firms.
If you are interested in a career in agronomy, there are a few things you can do to prepare. First, you should earn a bachelor's degree in agronomy or a related field. You can also gain experience by working on a farm or in an agricultural research lab. Finally, you should network with other agronomists and stay up-to-date on the latest agricultural trends. With the right preparation, you can have a rewarding and successful career in
The placement cell at AKS University's Department of Agronomy works tirelessly to connect students with potential employers. They organize campus recruitment drives
where leading companies from the agricultural sector visit the campus to conduct interviews and select candidates for various job roles.
Additionally, they provide career counseling sessions and workshops on resume building, interview skills, and professional etiquette to enhance employability skills among students. The department also encourages entrepreneurship by providing guidance and support for those interested in starting their own ventures in agriculture.
With a strong emphasis on practical learning and industry exposure combined with dedicated placement assistance efforts, the Department of Agronomy at AKS University
ensures that its graduates are well-equipped to embark on successful careers in agronomy.
Research and Development:
In addition to academic excellence, the department actively engages in cutting-edge research endeavors. Faculty members collaborate with industry experts and government agencies to address critical challenges faced by farmers today. Their research efforts aim to enhance crop productivity, optimize resource utilization, mitigate environmental impact, and develop innovative farming technologies. By staying at the forefront of agronomic advancements, they contribute significantly to shaping modern agriculture practices.
Furthermore, the Department of Agronomy extends its expertise beyond academia through extension activities. It acts as a bridge between scientific knowledge generated
within university walls and farmers' fields. By organizing workshops, training programs, field visits, and demonstrations, the department ensures that farmers have access to up-to-date information on best agronomic practices. This outreach effort is instrumental in transforming traditional farming methods into more sustainable and profitable approaches.
At AKS University's Agronomy Department, we are committed to creating an environment that fosters growth and innovation through state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities like our labs, library, and training centers. Come join us on this journey of excellence in Agronomy education!