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About B.Sc Agriculture

 

Course Overveiw

BSc Agriculture is a 4-year undergraduate course that primarily focuses on research and practices in agricultural science, dealing with disciplines like Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Microbiology, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, etc. It is a professional degree recognized by the Government of India in the field of agricultural science. This course aims to provide training to implement modern agricultural techniques and technologies in the real world scenario. 

The curriculum includes subjects/papers in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Extension Education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Food technology, Animal Husbandry as well as supporting courses from Basic Sciences, Humanities and Agricultural Engineering. This degree program is infused with practical emphasis on 'Hands on' training and 'learning by doing'.

Well organized agriculture farm with setup of different agricultural practices such as horticulture, agronomy, mushroom cultivation etc. provides field exposure to the students. Polyhouse, agricultural field and orchards of mango etc. outside campus premises accompanying with advanced laboratories and hi-tech classrooms are strength of the department.

The BSc Agriculture syllabus is divided into eight semesters or four years. Through this curriculum, aspirants can canvass, provoke, challenge, and question people, places, things, and structures as part of the program, which helps them conceptualize and validate ideas. The syllabus of B.Sc Agriculture consists of both core and elective subjects. Listed below is the B.Sc Agriculture subjects semester wise:

Syllabus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Agriculture Heritage Agricultural Microbiology
Fundamentals Of Agricultural Economics Fundamentals Of Crop Physiology
Fundamentals Of Agronomy Fundamentals Of Entomology
Fundamentals Of Plant Biochemistry And Biotechnology Fundamentals Of Genetics
Fundamentals Of Soil Science Fundamentals Of Horticulture
Human Values And Ethics Soil And Water Conservation Engineering
Introduction To Forestry Statistical Methods
Semester 3 Semester 4
Agricultural Finance And Cooperation Agricultural Marketing Trade And Prices
Agriculture Informatics Elective 1
Crop Production Technology - I Crop Production Technology - II
Environmental Studies And Disaster Management Farming System And Sustainable Agriculture
Farm Machinery And Power Principles Of Seed Technology
Livestock And Poultry Management Problematic Soils And Their Management
Fundamentals Of Plant Pathology Practical Aspects Of Physical Education
Semester 5 Semester 6
Elective 2 Elective 3
Crop Improvement Crop Improvement
Educational Tour Management Of Beneficial Insects
Entrepreneurship Development And Business Communication Diseases Of Field And Horticultural Crops And Their Management
Geoinformatics And Nano-technology For Precision Farming Principles Of Food Science And Nutrition
Intellectual Property Rights Principles Of Organic Farming
Renewable Energy And Green Technology Rainfed Agriculture And Watershed Management
Semester 7 Semester 8
Agro-industrial Attachment Agro-industrial Attachment
Plant Clinic Attachment Plant Clinic Attachment
Student Project Student Project
Unit Attachment Unit Attachment
Village Attachment Village Attachment

BSc Agriculture graduates have ample job opportunities in the government as well as private sector. They can be hired as Agriculture Development Officers (ADO) and Block Development Officers (BDO). Employment opportunities are available as:

Agriculture Research Scientist Subject Matter Specialist in different Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) Field Officer
Agriculture Officer Farm Manager Plantation Manager
Research Officer Officer in Quality Assurance in Related Fields Agriculture Loan Officer in Banks
Production Manager Operations Manager in Fertilizer Units Business Development Manager
Food Processing Units in Government Agri-Preneurship Seed Technologies Firm
Job profile Job Description
Agriculture Officer An agriculture officer works with farmers and companies related to agriculture. The main role of an agriculture officer is to guide them to increase agriculture productivity.
Assistant Plantation Manager Assistant Plantation Manager is responsible for the efficient and profitable management of harvesting and other operations related to the plantation of crops or vegetables.
Agricultural Research Scientist Agricultural Research Scientists begin with doing research work. Comprising both lab work and fieldwork, they are mainly concerned with the biological processes of various things and their relations with products and processes.
Agriculture Development Officer Similar to an agriculture officer, an Agriculture Development Officer also works to improve the productivity of soil and other agricultural practices.
Agriculture Technician Agricultural Technicians do work related to food, fiber, animal research, production, and processing by inventing methods to improve the yield of crops and protect animals from diseases.
Marketing Executive A Marketing Executive promotes a product and develops sales strategies to attract customers and satisfy their requirements in order to maximize profits. It is one of the most popular job profiles in the corporate world.
Plant Breeder Plant Breeders innovate and develop new strategies, tools, and technologies to improve the yield of major crops in India.
Seed Technologist Seed Technologists provide support to seed growers by helping them with operations of seed equipment, planting of seeds and, and seed scouting.