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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1787-1796
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.211


Preferences of Agricultural Undergraduates of PAU, Ludhiana and PJTSAU, Hyderabad towards Agriculture as a Profession
Boda Mahesh Naik*, Rupinder Kaur and Lopamudra Mohapatra
Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana – 141 004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was designed to identify the preferences of agricultural undergraduates towards agriculture as a profession. A sample of 120 students of final year B.Sc. Agriculture was drawn by following random sampling method from PAU, Ludhiana and PJTSAU, Hyderabad. Data were collected by distributing questionnaire to the respondents. Findings of the study reveal that 56.67 per cent of the respondents were in the age group of 23-25 years. About 52 per cent have scored more than 70 per cent in their latest academic performance, 53.33 per cent were from rural family background and 87.50 per cent respondents belonged to family size of 3-5 family members. It was found that 46.6 per cent of the respondent families had service as main occupation. Majority (78.33%) of the respondents expressed their preferences to continue higher studies. The preference for research was ranked first by the respondents after M.Sc. whereas female respondents were interested in teaching and research field and male respondents were interested in research and extension after M.Sc. The service in the Department of Agriculture was ranked first by respondents followed by Assistant professor at University/College, Agro-based Industries, Banking sector and Department of Horticulture. In case of adopting agriculture for self-employment, vegetable production was most preferred followed by farming and agri clinics and agri business centre.


Keywords: Agriculture, Preference, Profession, Undergraduate
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Boda Mahesh Naik, Rupinder Kaur and Lopamudra Mohapatra. 2019. Preferences of Agricultural Undergraduates of PAU, Ludhiana and PJTSAU, Hyderabad towards Agriculture as a Profession.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1787-1796. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.211