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UPCATET 2022- Admission in Agriculture and Allied Subjects

A(caps)s per provision of the Uttar Pradesh Krishi Evam Prodyogik Vishwavidyalaya (Dwitiya Sanshodhan) Adhiniyam, 2006 (Uttar Pradesh Adhiniyam Sankhya 16 of 2006)  passed by the Uttar Pradesh Legislature and assented to by the Governor on May 23, 2006, The  Registrar, Banda University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda would organize U.P.Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET)-2022 on rotation for admission in all the UG, PG and Ph.D. degree programmes of the four agriculture universities viz. Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut of Uttar Pradesh. 

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Mode of Application and Last Date

The candidates can apply only online. The last date of online application is 30.4.2022 and last date of online fee deposition is 02.5.2022. The UPCATET 2022 examination will be conducted on 16th and 17th June, 2022 at different centers in Uttar Pradesh. The details are available on website. The candidates are advised to visit the website and apply.

Employment Opportunities in Agriculture and Allied Sectors

The Indian Agricultural sector has undergone a transformation from traditional cultivation methods to high feet agricultural methods which requires professionals who are equipped with multiple skills and updates with respect to the latest technological changes. The country has enormous potential as an exporter of agricultural commodities such as mushrooms, baby corn to flowers, spices, cereals, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables. The government’s support for export of Agri products has evolved considerable interest in the large business houses which have worked out agreements for transfer of technology, marketing tie-ups and management and trading contacts with leading foreign Multinational Companies (MNCs). The career opportunities in Agri and allied sectors are mentioned below: 

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) 

The Post Graduate students can choose their career in ICAR for research and can become Agriculture Research Scientists. The recruitment of these posts has been done through competitive examinations conducted by ASRB. The ICAR is also providing employment opportunities to the Agri Graduates, Post-Graduates & Doctorate degree holders of Agriculture and allied sciences on various technical posts like T5, T6 (Subject Matter Specialist) in Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

State Agricultural Universities (SAU’s)

The SAU’s are advertising the various positions for recruitment of agricultural students Post Graduates & Ph. D holders in their concerned discipline of specialization in Teaching, Research & Extension Education activities along with the technical positions such as Farm Manager, Junior Horticulturist, etc.  

State Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Science, Fisheries, Irrigation, and Child Development 

The state government is providing employment opportunities to the Graduate’s students of agriculture and allied disciplines on the post of DAO, DSO, DHO, DVO, ADO or equivalent positions through the competitive examinations conducted by the State Public Service Commission/concerned departments. The state government is also providing employment opportunities to the P.G. & Ph. D. degree holders of Agri and allied sciences in their concerned field of specialization in UPCAR, Higher Education Commission through competitive examinations. 

Banking & Finance Sectors

The Graduates & Post-Graduate students of agriculture & allied sciences are getting the enormous job opportunities offered by the different public & private sector banks, micro-finance institutions, insurance agencies such as the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AICI), Reliance General Insurance Company Limited (RGICL) etc. Reserve Bank of India, NABARD on the post of Managers, AFO, Rural Development Officers,and Bank PO. The cooperative sector companies are also offering attractive salaries and positions to Agri allied Graduates & Post-Graduate students such as IFFCO, KRIBHCO, NAFED, SAFED, DMI etc. on the positions of agriculture graduate trainees and management trainees. 

Agro-Industry & Corporation Sectors 

Agro-Industry is providing career opportunities to join the various positions of seed officers, plant breeders, plant protection officers as well as the job avenues in food processing, milk, market and dairy products, pesticide companies, feed manufacturing, transport and warehousing etc. The various job opportunities are also provided by the various corporations to the agriculture and allied sector students such as National Seed Corporation, State Seed & Farm Corporation, FCI, NFL, and warehousing corporation.

Service Sectors 

There are enormous job opportunities which have been offered by several government agencies at the Central, State & District level to the Graduate & Post-Graduate students of Agri & allied sectors in order to regulate the time-bound supply and quality check of the seeds, chemical, pesticides & food products in the positions of food safety officers, plant and animal quarantine officers, Agricultural Technicians, Statisticians, Veterinarians, Consultants and so on.

Self Employment

The Graduates & Post-Graduate students of agriculture & allied sciences can start their own businesses of seeds, plant nursery, pesticides and chemicals, food processing, veterinary clinic, dairy, fisheries, poultry, fertilizers store, advisory services, consultancy and coaching centers for the students of agriculture and allied subjects.

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