Course in AgronomyDoon (PG) Paramedical College & Hospital
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Course in Agronomy
Doon (P.G.) Paramedical College and Hospital (DPMC&H); Doon (P.G.) College of Agriculture Science and Technology (DCAST); Doon College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) and Doon Valley College of Education (DVCE), with Head Office at DPMC&H are being run under two educational societies, namely - Chaudhary Charan Singh Memorial Educational Society and Maharani Lakshmi Bai Memorial Educational Society. The Societies have been named in the honour of stalwarts Ch. Charan Singh and Maharani Lakshmi Bai. Ch. Charan Singh was born on 23rd December, 1902 in a small village 'Nurpur' in the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh in a farmer's family. The untiring and ceaseless endeavor of Ch. Charan Singh's work gave our societies a dynamic thrust that has been our inspiration. On 24th March, 1977 he became the Home Minister of India in the Ministry of Shri Morarji Desai and in 1979 he succeeded Shri Morarji Desai as the Prime Minister of India and remained as Prime Minister till January 1980. He was a philosopher, writer, honest politician, freedom fighter and an excellent orator. He wrote the famous book, "Nightmare of Indian Economy".
Rani Lakshmi Bai, better known as the Rani of Jhansi, was one of the great nationalist of pre-independence India. She sacrificed herself for the country. She was born in Banaras in a Brahmin family and was married to Raja Gangadhar of Jhansi. For many in the Independence movement, she was India's Joan of Arc, martyr and icon, whose example set in motion the freedom struggle that eventually rid the subcontinent of its colonial rulers.
There are varied job opportunities in government and non- government sector for agriculturists. Agriculture/Agronomy offers job opportunities at supervisory or managerial levels and one can even attain heights in his/her career in research. One can be a research scientist in government organizations- CSIR (at their various research institution/centers), ASRB, ICAR, New Delhi; Training Associates/training organizer in KVK; Agriculture/Field Officer in different nationalized banks like NABARD. In addition to this, almost all the state Agriculture Universities is recruiting agronomists as Junior Scientists/Agronomists and also as Lecturer, Reader and Professor. Agronomists are absorbed in private sectors as an Agronomist/Junior or Senior Research Officers or Supervisor in industries, farm houses, golf courses, contract farming; processing companies of agriculture production; and marketing jobs in pesticidal and insecticidal companies. An Agronomist can be consultant and he/she provides advice, design and evaluation, supervision of farm or land use planning, cropping system and cropping intensities. An agronomist can start agri-clinic. Government provides an assistance of up to Rs. 10 lakh for this job. Agronomist can start /establish an institute for vocational education (Agriculture/hand use planning). Besides these, students can seek job prospects abroad in countries like Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Ethopia, USA etc.