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Career in Agricultural Biochemistry


WHAT IS AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY?

Agricultural Biochemistry is the study of both chemistry and biochemistry which are important in agricultural production, the processing of raw products into foods and beverages, and in environmental monitoring and remediation. These studies emphasize the relationship between plants, animals and bacteria and their environment.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:

This course will provide an introduction to the subject of biochemistry from the perspective that will be particularly applicable to agricultural scientist. It will focus on the chemistry of plant and animal metabolism and the biomolecules that are involved in these pathways.

Discuss strategies plants and animals adopt for processing of nutrients , the adaptation of these organism to environmental condition and the ways in which new genetic engineering techniques can be used to manipulate growth. The graduate level course explores the biochemical underpinning of agriculture and food production, and provides a broad survey of biochemistry with selected topics under the broad field of agriculture.


WHAT DO THEY DO?

Agricultural chemists work with food producers to increase yields, improved quality, and reduce costs. They also study the causes and effects of bio-chemical reactions related to plant and animal growth, seek ways to control these reactions and develop chemical products that provide help in controlling these reactions


WHO CAN APPLY FOR THIS COURSE:

As the name suggests only those who took up science stream can apply for this course. Because science is the core subject of this course.

After completing under graduation candidates has a broad option of doing masters in this field. To do masters one has to hold under graduation in any one of the subjects mentioned below

B.Sc. Zoology

B.Sc. Botany

B.Sc. Chemistry/Biochemistry

B.Sc. Agriculture


COURSES AVAILABLE IN INDIA

B.Sc. Agricultural Biochemistry

B.TECH Agricultural Biochemistry

M.Sc. Agricultural Biochemistry

Ph.D. Agricultural Biochemistry


LIST OF PREFERABLE INSTITUTIONS:

UG Programs:

1.Assam Agricultural university

Contact-(0376) 2340001

2.Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology

Contact-9889882082


PG and Doctorate Programs

1.Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya

Contact-(033) 222269

2.Indian Agriculture Research Institute

Contact-(011) 25841670

3.National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology

Contact-(011) 2584878


JOBS POSITIONS:

1.Research Scientist

2.Agronomist

3.Patent Scientist

4.Teaching

5.Laboratory Assistant


SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Statistical knowledge to conduct research

  2. To be thorough and pay attention to detail

  3. Ambition and a desire to succeed

  4. Usages of a computer and the main software packages competently

AVERAGE INCOME:

An Agricultural biochemist as a fresher will get around 20k and 25k per month. After gaining experience, the candidate can get a better salary. The average salary of people working in botany field in India is 5, 00,000 per annum.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is the importance of biochemistry in agriculture?

ANS: Prevents disease and enhances growth. And also identifies new chemicals that can be used to stimulate plant growth.


2. What is the eligibility criteria for doing post graduation in agricultural biochemistry?

ANS: Bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Agriculture in any one of the UGC recognized college or university with 55% marks.



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