The M.Sc Genetics and Plant Breeding Program at Guru Nanak University prepares students for a career in industry, private consulting, and government. The integrated curriculum is meant to address a variety of educational goals, including teaching students not just how to analyse and design a wide range of structural and environmental systems, but also how to successfully handle project management challenges. The programme will include lectures, lab practice and also individual field trials with a strong emphasis on practical knowledge, which is a critical ability for anyone pursuing Agriculture careers. Students are encouraged to enroll in common Agriculture courses that include Agronomy, Soil science and Soil Chemistry, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Marketing, Sociology, Statistical analysis etc. Field visits to different research stations and field trips to different agricultural farms to train students in professional knowledge while boosting their managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
The job profiles after the course M.Sc Genetics and Plant Breeding are Teaching Assistants in SAUs, Deemed Universities, Plant Breeders in seed companies, Research Assistants in KVKs, Project Assistants and Managers in Seed companies, Quality Analysts, Technical Officers in FSSAI, FCI, NABARD, NFCL etc.
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / related subjects with 7.0/10 or equivalent OGPA/ equivalent percentage of marks in Bachelor’s degree