Current Issue 13thFebruary 2016 - 19 February 2016, i.e. No. 45


- Mamta Singh


     Plant breeding technicians work for governments, universities and colleges, research and development departments in large corporations, botanical gardens, herbaria and museums, biotechnology firms, and environmental, forestry and agricultural consulting firms.

Employers of Breeders

     It is generally considered the major employers of breeders to be educational institutions, governments, and environment related industries. The following lists are some of the types of employers that students graduating with degrees in botany or plant breeding should consider.

Private Sectors
•    Drug Companies
•    Nurseries
•    Biotechnology Firms
•    Food Companies
•    Oil Industry
•    Fruit Growers
•    Seed Companies
•    Chemical Companies
•    Paper Companies

Government Sectors

•    Indian Council of Agricultural Research
•    Indian Forest Services
•    Departments of Agriculture


•   Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad- 500030
•   Alagappa University, Alagappa Nagar, Karaikudi- 630003
•   Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002
•   Allahabad University, Allahadbad-211002
•   Amaravathi University, Amaravati-444602
•   Andhra University, Waltair, Visakhapatnam-530003
•   Anna University, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai-600025
•   Annamalai University, Annamalainagar-608002.
•   Arunachal University, Rono Hills, ltanagar-791112
•   Assam University, Silchar- 788011
•   Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa-486003
•   B.N.Mandal University, Madhepura-852113
•   Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur-842001
•   Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Rae Bareilly Road, Lucknow-226025
 •  Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005
•   Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali-304022, Rajasthan
•   Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore-560056
•   Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal-462026
•   Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641046
•   Bharathidasan University, Palkalai Perur, Tiruchirapalli-620024
•   Bhavnagar University, Gouri Shenker Lake Road, Bhavnagar-364002
•   Bundelkhand University, Jhansi-284001
•   Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut-250005
•   Chatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kalyanpur, Kanpur-208024
•   Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur-273009
•   Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, R.N. Tagore Marg, Indore-452001
•   Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh-786004
•   Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Road No. 46, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033
•   Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra-282004
•   Dr. Harisingh Gour Viswavidyalaya, Sagar-470003
•   Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad-224001
•   Dravidian University, Kuppam-517425, Chittoor A.P.
•   Forest Research Institute, Dehradun-248195
•   Guwahati University, Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar, Guwahati-781014
•   Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur-495009
•   Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi-110006
•   Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar-125001
•   Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005
•   Guru Nanak University, Jalandhar-144022
•   Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar-249404
•   Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Srinagar- 246174, Dist Garhwal
•   Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hills, Shimla-171005
•   Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
•   Jadavpur University, Calcutta-700032
•   Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur-342001
•   Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya, Chapra-841301
•   Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi-110062
•   Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025 
•   Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
•   Jiwaji University, Gwalior-474011
•   Kakatiya University, Vidyaranyapuri, Warangal-506009
•   Kannada University, Kamalapura-583221, Distt Bellary
•   Kannur University, P.O. Civil Station, Kannur-670002
•   Karnataka State Open University, Manasangotri, Mysore-570006
•   Kerala Agricultural University , Vellanikkara, Thrissur 680654
•   Kumaon University, Nainital-263001
•   Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119
•   Kuvempu University, Gnanasahyadri, Shankaraghafta-577415, Shimoga District
•   Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University, Red Cross Bhavan, Bhopal-462016
•   Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625021 
•   Magadh University, Bodh Gaya-824234
•   Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda 
•   Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal-795003
•   Mizoram University, Aizawal, Mizoram-796012
•   Mohanial Sukhadia University, Udaipur-313001
•   Nagaland University, Lumami, Kohima-797001
•   RTM Nagpur University, Ravindra Nath Tagore Marg, Nagpur-440001
•   Nalanda Open University, 9, Adarsh Colony, Kidwaipuri, Patna-800001
•   Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492010
•   Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014
•   Patna University, Patna-800005
•   Periyar University, Salem-636011
•   Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222002
•   Rabindra Bharati University, 56A, Barrackpore Trunk Road, Calcutta-700050
•   Ranchi University, Ranchi-834008
•   Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar-388120
•   Saurashtra University, University Road, Rajkot-360005
•   Shivaji University, Vidyanagar, Kolhapur-416004
•   Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur--515003
•   Sri Padmavati Mahila Vishvavidyalayam, Tirupati-517502
•   Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517502
•   University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211002
•   University of Burdwan. Rajbati, Bardhaman-713104
•   University of Calcutta, Calcutta-700073
•   University of Calicut, Calicut-673635
•   University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
•   University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500046
•   University of Jammu, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, New Campus, Jammu (Tawi)-180006
•   University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar-190006 (J&K)
•   University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram-695034
•   University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007
•   University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai-600005
•   University of Mumbai, M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400032
•   University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore- 570005
•   University of Pune, Pune-411007 
•   University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302004
•   University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247667
•   Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751004 
•   Veer Kunwar Singh University, Arrah 802301 Bihar
•   Vidyasagar University, Midnapore 721102
•   Vikram University, Ujjain 456010

     Agricultural Science is taught in ICAR Institutes Based Deemed - to be Universities such as Indian, Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and other institutions namely BHU Varanasi, AMU Aligarh, Vishwa Bharti and AAI Allahabad.


     A large number of scholarships are offered by State Government as well as ICAR at under graduate as well as post graduate level. In State Agricultural Universities monthly stipend is given to all the under graduate students. Besides the scholarships offered by the State Government ICAR offers National Talent Scholarship to first 230 meritorious candidates in the exam conducted by ICAR in each of the ten subjects provided in any Institution not falling in his / her own home State.

     ICAR holds an All India Entrance Examination for Admission to Under Graduate Programme and Award of National Talent Scholarship in Agricultural and Allied Subjects other than Veterinary Science (AIEEA) for filling up 15% of the total number of seats in State Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University.

     At the post graduate level also respective State Governments as well as ICAR offers a number of scholarships. ICAR conducts an All India Entrance Examination for the award of ICAR’s Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and admission to 100% seats of Master’s Degree Programme at IARI, IVRI, CIFE, NDRI and 25% seats at all the SAD’s CAU, and Central Universities in the field of Agricultural, Veterinary & Allied Sciences. Nearly 500 Scholarships are offered by the ICAR.

     The Fellowships at present are at the rate of Rs.12,000/- per month for JRF, Rs.18,000/- per month for SRF, Rs.23,000/- per month for Research Associates and Rs. 24,000/- per month for that Research Associate who has Ph.D degree awarded. Besides, Scholarship offered by CSIR is also open for post graduate students.


The author is Research Associate, PIU-NAIP, Room No. 519, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-II, (ICAR), Pusa Campus, New Delhi- 110012

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