Vijayawada: India is an agricultural country and students who opt courses pertaining to agriculture have a wide scope of job opportunities in the government sector, said Venkat A Naidu, managing director of Dr KN Modi University. Addressing the gathering at an awareness programme organised by KN Modi University on various courses offered by the University and job opportunities, Venkat A Naidu on Saturday said there is a huge requirement of researchers to do research on agriculture. Also Read – Goldsmith steals gold by polishing jewelry in Bhimavaram Advertise With Us However, there is an acute shortage of qualified professionals. He said that the country being agriculture-based, students who prefer to do courses in agriculture have a good job opportunity and to do research. He said that the university was providing UG and PG courses like B Sc Agriculture and M Sc Agriculture. From this academic year, they have started a five year integrated course B Sc Agriculture plus ABM. He said that the campus has a 175-acre agriculture field with various cultivation activity attached to the university which enable the students to do project work simultaneously. He said that the university has a 77-year track record with UGC recognition, said the MD on the occasion.