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Career And Scope In Plant Protection

Plant Protection is a branch of Agricultural Science. There are a number of sub-branches of Plant Protection Sciences such as Plant Pathology (Etiology, management of diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids, virusoids, phytoplasmas etc), Plant entomology or Entomology (Insects), Plant Nematology or Nematology (Nematodes), Weed sciences (weeds), etc. through entrance exams the candidate can take admission in various agriculture as well as non-agriculture Universities. There are two separate entrance examination through which entry is possible. One is through All India ICAR Entrance and another through State-wise agriculture universities. There are 34 state agriculture universities, 3 deemed agriculture universities and 3 central universities, which offer the UG in agricultures and PG degrees in plant protection or in related subjects (Table 1). Universities provide four years UG Honors degree in agriculture and two year PG degrees Plant Protection/ Plant Pathology/ Entomology/ Nematology and Weed sciences subjects with dissertation. Only those candidates having passed the Bachelor?s degree or appearing in the Final Examination in the biological sciences or in agriculture, under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 are eligible to apply for admission in the Master courses of Plant Protection and its sub branches. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks of its equivalent overall grade point average (OGPA) for general category and for SC/ST/PH 55% marks or equivalent OGPA. The admission can be obtained through All India Combined Entrance and State level Entrance Examinations conducted separately. The All India Entrance is being held regularly by the ICAR that also provide the JRF Scholarships to the students holding good ranks. The tentative numbers of seats in M. Sc Plant Pathology are 74 (20 JRF), in Entomology, 80 (23 JRF), Nematology, 10 (3 JRF) and in Plant Protection, 4 (1 JRF). The number of seats both JRF and Non-JRF may vary depending upon the approval of number in seats in different universities by the time of counseling and admission.Various training in plant protection and in the related subjects are being provided by the following institutions regularly: National Plant Protection Training Institute, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad, Environment Protection Training & Research Institute, Gochibowli, Hyderabad, Division of Forest Entomology, FRI, Dehradun, Institute of Indian Bio-informatics, Training in Plant Protection, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture etc.

Scope:

Opportunities exist in Government sector, private sector and personal business. After a candidate has received his Masters degree of Ph. D degree in Plant Protection or any of its branches he can opt for any of the aforesaid sectors.

1. Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad ? 500 030

2. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat ? 785 013

3. Dr. Balasaheb Sawant, Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli (Distt. Ratnagiri) ? 415 712

4. Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi ? 834 006

5. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, P.O Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Mohanpur ? 741 252

6. CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar ? 125 004

7. C.S Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur ? 208 002

8. Ch. Sarvan Kumar Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur ? 176 062

9. Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar ? 385 506

10. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar ? 263 145

11. Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Krishaknagar, Raipur ? 492 012

12. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya. Jabalpur ? 482 004

13. Kerala Agricultural university, Vellanikkara, Thrissur ? 690 654

14. Maratwada Agricultural University, Parbhani ? 431 402

15. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri ? 413 722

16. Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, RCA Campus, Udaipur ? 313 001

17. Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad ? 224 001

18. Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneshwar ? 751 003

19. Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Krishinagar, Akola ? 444 104

20. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana ? 141 004

21. Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa (samastipur) ? 848 125

22. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner ? 334 006

23. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Railway Road, Jammu Tawi J&K ? 180 004

24. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Shalimar Campus, Srinagar, J&K ? 191 121

25. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore ? 641 003

26. University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore ? 560 065

27. University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad ? 580 005

28. Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni (Distt. Solan) ? 173 230

29. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Pundibari ? 736 165

30. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and technology, Meerut

31. Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari ? 396 450

32. Anand Agricultural University, Anand ? 388 110 (Gujarat)

33. Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagarh ? 362 001 (Gujarat)

Deemed Universities

34. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi ? 110 012

35. Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad ? 211 007

Central Universities / Non-Agriculture Universities

36. Central Agricultural University, Iroisemba, Imphal (Manipur) ? 795 001

37. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

38. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

39. Meerut University, Meerut.

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