Mohali: To aware agriculture students about future prospects of agriculture a webinar on “Career Opportunities in Agricultural Sciences” was organised by Department of Agriculture, Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura Near Chandigarh. Sneha Bhardwaj, Expert, Seed Technology addressed Aryans Agriculture students including B.Sc. Hons. & Diploma Agriculture. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the Webinar.
Bhardwaj while interacting with the students said that Agriculture is an academic discipline that involves the study of various scientific, technical and business subjects related to agriculture, horticulture, farm management, poultry farming, dairy farming, agricultural biotechnology, etc. The scope of a career in Agriculture has grown tremendously in recent times with cutting-edge research and continuous innovation in the industry, she added.
She said that Indian economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and the demand for a professionally trained workforce is strident. The days of thinking of agriculture as toiling in the hot sun with returns at subsistence level are over as technology and scientific inputs have made the process less dependent on manual labour.
While answering students questions she said that The scope is endless as the agriculture industry is still in a maturing phase and new technological advancements will open new vistas for the youth to build careers on, discussed Bhardwaj.
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