New Delhi, April 03, 2019: Kavita Faman, a final year student of M.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy) at LPU, has bagged a package of Rs 1 crore per annum. The package has been offered by Monsanto, global leaders in agrochemicals and now part of the crop sciences division of the Bayer Group. The student will be working as the Product Manager at Monsanto Canada from April 2019.
The offer was made based on a preliminary test and an interview conducted by the company officials, both of which she aced. “Agriscience is at the cusp of technology-led disruption. From innovations in biotechnology to the usage of data science, the field is embracing the latest technologies and Monsanto is at the forefront of it. I am extremely excited to join the company and will strive to absorb as much as I can over the next few years”, said Kavita.
“I am very thankful for my alma mater Lovely Professional University, that helped me prepare for this opportunity. The ability to apply things we learn in the class at the farms as well as the research focus of the program played a key part in making me industry ready”, added Kavita.”
Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Dean, School of Agriculture, LPU said, “Kavita is one of the brightest students that we have in the Agronomy program. It is a moment of great pride for all of us to see her succeed and get placed at Monsanto. This proves that there are massive career opportunities in agriculture for those who are willing to learn and work hard. At LPU, our focus is on marrying classroom learning with the on-ground application. The 1000 acres of farmland that we have, offers students plenty of opportunities to implement what they learn. We hope to see more students following Kavita’s footsteps in the future”.
The School of Agriculture at Lovely Professional University is one of the leading institutes for Agricultural education in India. It offers Masters’ programs across fields like Agronomy, Entomology, Genetics, Horticulture and Soil Science. The programs are geared towards helping students build a research aptitude and offer ample opportunity of ‘learning by doing’ through its farmlands spread across 1000 acres.