MSc Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) at Shoolini University offers eligible students the essential academic tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. Through this discipline, students learn to apply economics to measure the impact of agricultural practices and are also trained to forecast it. With a specialization in Agricultural Economics, students are known to enjoy a wider range of professional opportunities.
Shoolini University enjoys a prime location at the foothills of the Himalayas. Such a rural setting provides an excellent experience of mountain farming to students of agriculture in particular.
Faculty members come from global universities such as Oxford, NIH, NCI, John Hopkins Medical School, as well as top universities of India like IISc, JNU, DU, and ZSI. Many faculty members have received grants from National and International funding agencies.
Agriculture Economics | Natural Resource Economics | Economic Analysis of Himalayan Farming Systems | Crop Diversification | Farm Management | Agricultural Growth | Sustainable Agriculture
Career Opportunities in MSc Agriculture (Agricultural Economics)
|Semester I||Sr. No.||COURSE NAME||CREDITS||COURSE TYPE|
|1||Micro Economic Theory And Applications||2||Core|
|2||Macro Economics And Policy||2||Core|
|3||Agricultural Production Economics||2||Core|
|4||Natural Resource And Environmental Economics||2||Core|
|5||Library And Information Services||1||Compulsory|
|6||Technical Writing And Communications Skills||1||Compulsory|
|7||Intellectual Property And Its Management In Agriculture||1||Compulsory|
|Semester II||1||Evolution Of Economic Thought||1||Core|
|2||Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis||3||Core|
|3||Research Methodology For Social Sciences||2||Core|
|5||Agricultural Finance And Project Management||3||Core|
|7||Agricultural Development And Policy Analysis||2||Core|
|8||Commodity Futures Trading||2||Core|
|10||Basic Concepts In Laboratory Techniques||1||Compulsory|
|11||Agricultural Research, Research Ethics And Rural Development Programmes||1||Compulsory|
|Semester III||1||Linear Programming||2||Core|
|3||Intellectual Property Management||1||Core|
|Semester IV||1||Master’S Research||13||Core|
|Minimum Credit Requirements for Master’s Programme|
Frequently Asked Questions
Who teaches MSc Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) at Shoolini University?
The MS Swaminathan School of Agriculture at Shoolini University has a blend of senior and young faculty members with doctoral degrees and postdocs from reputed institutions. Dr YS Negi, with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, is the Dean of the School of Agriculture. He has over 38 years of teaching and research experience.
What are the future opportunities after completing MSc in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) from Shoolini University?
Students can find employment as agriculture officers, watershed managers, consultants, and marketing specialists in the government sector, NGOs, INGOs, banks, industrial units, etc. They can also work as marketing, sales and service officers or representatives in agricultural firms such as seed, insecticides, pesticides or agri-implement. Students also join as research & development officers or as scientists in agro-based industries such as food processing, agrochemicals, etc.
Is practical training a part of this course?
Yes, we emphasise hands-on experience, and all students participate in practical training as well as in extension activities where they share the knowledge they gained with farmers through field visits. Shoolini University has a crop cafeteria for day-to-day field practicals, small-scale milk unit, Kalaghat Farm for research and demonstration purposes as well as instructional farms to grow seasonal crops as per the course curriculum. Our students take the lead in organising events on occasions like World Food Day, World Soil Day and Parthenium Awareness Week, Science Exhibitions, etc.
How do you expose students to industry experience?
We organise regular field visits, lectures, and interactions with experts. In their final year of the program, students are exposed to rural agricultural settings and agro-industries through course modules like Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE), Agro-Industrial Attachments (AIA) and the Experiential Learning Program (ELP).
What are the placement opportunities available for students who have completed MSc in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) at Shoolini University?
Our fully functional Placement Cell with its team of experienced professionals has tie-ups with industry giants and multi-national corporations who visit Shoolini campus during Placement Week for On-the-Spot Placements. Our ‘Mission 130’ provides 100 per cent employability to students with 30 per cent in top companies.
Do you have a strong alumni network?
Yes! The Shoolini Alumni Association organises Alumni Meet every year where alumni get together to share their valuable experiences with current students. We also invite outstanding alumni for expert talks, workshops, and seminars.
Eligibility: BSc Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry with 6/10 OGPA or 60%.
Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT)
Duration: 2 years
Himachal Pradesh Domicile : ₹65000
Others : ₹70000