Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Science graduates prefer biotech: Survey

Biotechnology has emerged as the preferred choice for 82 per cent of science graduates showing interest in pursuing it as a career as against professional courses in agriculture, according to an Assocham survey.The chamber's paper on 'Prospects in Agriculture vs Biotechnology' revealed that a meagre 18 per cent of 500 science graduates said they would pursue post-graduation in agriculture to push up innovations in the sector to serve needs of 70 per cent of India's population.Due to the dependence on external factors such as rain, availability of inputs and quality seeds at affordable rate, agriculture has been unable to attract investment from the majority of businessman. The chamber said this further attributes to graduates' disinclination towards the sector

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