Pakistan was declared an agricultural country from its inception because it is blessed with rich agricultural land and rivers. Large-scale production of major crops, including wheat and rice, makes Pakistan an independent food nation on the map of the world. Moreover, the agricultural lands of Pakistan not only fulfill the needs of its own people but also export significant crops throughout the world and add a significant percentage to the foreign exchange of Pakistan. Multiple universities offer Ph.D. in Agriculture in Pakistan to make progress and development in the agricultural sector. It is a three post-graduate program that concentrates on in-depth knowledge, hands-on training, and expertise about crops, technologies associated with it, chemicals and fertilizers, pest usage, quality and quantity of crops, etc. In addition, a Ph.D. in agriculture also provides the opportunity to do original research and specialization in a particular agriculture domain.
- Plant Breeding and Genetics
- Plant Pathology
- Horticulture- Vegetable Science
- Horticulture- Fruit Science
- Soil science and Agricultural Chemistry
- Agriculture Economics
- 18 years of education in relevant field.
- Minimum 50% marks in previous degree.
- Passing marks in entry test.
It is clear from the fact that almost half of the labor in Pakistan is associated with Agriculture. Moreover, approximately 18 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comes from the agricultural sector. One can quickly grasp the idea of how valuable this academic program is. Hence, Ph.D. in Agriculture enjoys a very bright scope in Pakistan. Graduates with high expertise and skills are in high demand in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, agriculturists enjoy high salary packages and other amenities compared to the private sector. In addition, upon graduation, agriculturists can work on their own land for quality crops and enhanced quantity. In this way, they can earn a good amount for themselves and play their role in boosting the country’s economy. Some of the career opportunities for agriculturalists are as follows:
- Natural Resource Manager
- Natural Resource Advisor
- Laboratory Advisor
- Agriculture Scientist
- Agricultural Consultant
- Senior Fertilizer Supplier
- Senior agriculture Scientist