Introduction to M.Sc. Agronomy
Productivity in agricultural sector is rapidly changing with the emerging use of innovative technologies. The shift necessitates the education and development of specialists, ready to transform agricultural practices using technologies that are more efficient, productive, and profitable and to provide quality food to the world’s growing population. M.Sc. Agronomy program at SGVU integrates agronomic aspects with plant sciences. It plays a key role in increasing agricultural productivity and improving food security.
Harnessing agriculture requires the access to practical innovations that can address the economic utilization of natural resources for agricultural productivity. This 2-year program has been specifically designed to produce graduates with an understanding of the innovations in crop management to ensure adequate production. The program aims at providing an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of the subject matter and also imparts research skills in agronomy. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be in a position to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to enhance agricultural production through self-employment, research, formal teaching, extension and management, and advanced training.
M.Sc. Agronomy program combines research with in-depth instruction in climatology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and plant breeding. The program helps develop a human resource base that can conduct basic and applied research in various aspects of crop production and soil management under varying agro-ecological and socio-economic conditions of the farming community. The graduates majoring in agronomy help find and disseminate answers to problems, and discover opportunities concerning efficiency and sustainability of production systems by developing safe and environmentally sound practices.
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