India’s economy is primarily agrarian, with agriculture accounting for up to 20% of the national GDP. The growing population, rising average income, and increased food exports highlight the importance of innovative and modern agricultural practices.
If you want to work in the thriving agriculture industry, earning a bachelor’s degree in agriculture is a good place to start.
Here, is a list of top agricultural colleges in Bangalore
University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS)
The University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS) is a state university founded in 2012. It was created by Karnataka Act No. 38 of 2012. The university’s goal is to produce high-quality human resources in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. ICAR is an affiliate of the university.
B.Sc. in Agriculture, Horticulture, and Forestry, an M.Sc. in a variety of specialisations, a Ph.D. in Agriculture, and a Diploma in Agriculture are all available at the university. There is a provision for lateral entry admission for diploma holders into the University’s B.Sc. degree programmes.
Indian Institute of Plantation Management
Business India B School Survey ranked the Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore (IIPM) first among sector management institutes. IIPM is a well-known, AICTE-accredited autonomous management institute in India that offers an MBA, Fellowship, and a variety of PGDM programmes in agribusiness, tea plantation, and other food processing domains.
IIPM is the only institute in India to offer a PGDM course in food processing and business management. It is accredited by HLACT International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bangalore, was established in 1967 as India’s first Horticultural Research Institute. The IIHR Bangalore offers a Ph.D. in Horticulture and admission is based on a merit score/rank obtained in an entrance examination followed by an interview. Candidates for Ph.D. must have a relevant PG degree with at least 60% aggregate marks (55% for students from underrepresented groups).
University of Agricultural Sciences
Recognizing the significance of agricultural education in rural areas, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore wisely chose Hassan as the ideal location for the establishment of an Agricultural College. The district has a variety of agro-climatic conditions that are ideal for growing a variety of fields, fruit, and plantation crops.
The college would assist the farming community of the state in general, and the Hassan district in particular, by producing well-trained manpower, and genuine agricultural inputs such as seeds, planting materials, and other information regularly for the overall development of the rural community.
Rai Technology University [RTU]
Rai Technology University [RTU] is a private university in Bangalore’s Doddaballapur district. The Karnataka government established the university under the Rai Technology University Bangalore Act, 2013.
The university’s constituent college of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry offers Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes. It offers courses with a maximum enrollment capacity.