Cultivate Quality Silk with Passion and Precision: A Career in Sericulture


Sericulture is the cultivation of silk through the breeding of silkworms and the production of silk fibers. A sericulturist is a professional who specializes in the scientific as well as commercial aspects of sericulture. 

The job of a sericulturist requires a deep understanding of the biology and behavior of silkworms as well as knowledge of the technical and commercial aspects of silk production. Sericulture is an important industry in many countries and sericulturists play a key role in ensuring the sustainability and profitability of this industry.


For Bachelor’s

  • Candidates must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • They must have studied science subjects (biology, chemistry, and physics) in their 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Some colleges or universities may require scholars to qualify for an entrance examination for an admission into the program. 

For Masters

  • Seekers must have completed a bachelor's degree in Sericulture or related fields from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Some universities may require aspirants to have studied Sericulture or related field as a subject in their bachelor's degree program.
  • Some universities may also require candidates to qualify for an entrance examination for an admission into the program.

Job Roles

The field of sericulture aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, sericulture presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Sericulturist
  • Sericulture Professor
  • Sericulture Researcher
  • Sericulture Assistant

Employment Sector

  • Academic Institutes
  • Research Institutes
  • Private Firms
  • Central Government Organisation
  • State Government Organisation

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the sericulture field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Andhra Pradesh Department of Sericulture
  • Handloom, Handicrafts, Textiles & Khadi Departments
  • Directorate of Sericulture & Weaving
  • Central Sericultural Research and Training
  • Central Silk Board


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a sericulturist is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,50,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹7,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹12,00,000 


  • Concentration power
  • Stamina
  • Physical fitness
  • Good eyesight
  • Attention to detail


There is a growing demand for silk products and the career scope of a sericulturist is quite diverse. With the right skills and qualifications, sericulturists can expect to find fulfilling careers in a range of industries and fields related to sericulture and textile production.


  • High chances of government jobs
  • Research in cultivation is high career scope
  • Good Salary Package


  • Requires manual work
  • Long working hours
  • Need to have a good eyesight