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B.Sc (Hons.) in Agriculture

 

Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. 54.6% of the population is engaged in agriculture and allied activities (census 2011) and it contributes 17% to the country’s Gross Value Added (Current price 2014-15, 2011-12 series). India ranks second worldwide, in farm output. India is the largest producer of milk, jute and pulses, and has the world’s second largest cattle population with 170 million animals in 2011. It is the second-largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, cotton and groundnuts as well as the second-largest fruit and vegetable producer, accounting for 10.9% and 8.6% of the world fruit and vegetable production, respectively according to Annual Report 2016-17, Govt. of India. 4-year B.Sc. in Agriculture programme consists of topics such as agricultural science, use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal and poultry management, basics of biotechnology etc.

Course Offered Duration (in years) Eligibility Criteria
B.Sc (HONS.) in Agriculture 5 12th standard pass with science subjects and at least 60% marks.

 

Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Title of the course

Credit hours

Fundamentals of Genetics

2+1

Agricultural Microbiology

1+1

Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management

1+1

Fundamentals of Crop Physiology

1+1

Fundamentals of Entomology I

2+1

Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics

2+0

Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education

2+1

Production Technology for Vegetable and Spices

1+1

Introductory Agro-meteorology and Climate Change  

1+1

Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi crops) 1+1
Total Credit Hours 14+9 = 23 credit hours

Semester 2

Title of the course

Credit hours

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

1+1

Fundamentals of Entomology II

1+1

Pests of field Crops and Stored Grains and their Management

2+1

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

2+1

Communication Skills and Personality Development

1+1

Total Credit Hours

7+5 = 12 credit hours

Semester 3

Title of the course

Credit hours

Crop Production Technology I kharif Crops

1+1

Fundamental of Plant Breeding

2+1

Agricultural Finance and Cooperation

2+1

Agro-informatics

1+1

Farm Machinery and Power

1+1

Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAPs and Landscaping

1+1

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

2+1

Statistical Methods

1+1

Livestock and Poultry Management

3+1

Coastal Saline Zone Management (Elective)

1+1

Total Credit Hours

15+10 = 25 credit hours

Semester 4

Title of the course

Credit hours

Crop Improvement  II (Rabi Crops)

1+1

Fundamental of Plant Pathology

3+1

Renewable Energy and Green Technology

1+1

Problematic Soil and their Management

2+0

Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops

1+1

Principle of Seed Technology

1+2

Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture

1+0

Agricultural Marketing Trade & Prices

2+1

Soil and Water Conservation

1+1

Weed Management (Elective)

1+1

Total Credit Hours

13+10 = 23 credit hours

Semester 5

Title of the course

Credit hours

Principles of Integrated Pest & Disease Management

2+1

Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management

2+1

Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management

2+1

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops I

2+1

Crop Improvement Kharif  

1+1

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication

1+1

Geo-Informatics and Precision Agriculture

1+1

Practical Crop Production I Kharif Crops)

0+1

Fundamentals of Entomology II IPM

1+1

Communication Skill and Personality Development

1+1

Total Credit Hours

13+10 = 22 credit hours

Semester 6

Title of the course

Credit hours

Protected Cultivation 

 1+1

 Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops & their Management I

 2+1 

 Post Harvest Management and Value addition of Fruits and Vegetables

1+1 

Management of Beneficial Insects 

1+1

Practical Crop Production II (Rabi Crops) 

0+2 

 Principle of Organic Farming

1+1 

Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics

1+1

Principle of Food Science Nutrition

2+0

Pests of field Crops and Stored Grains and their Management

2+1

Intellectual Property Rights

1+0

Total Credit Hours

12+9 = 21 credit hours

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates and post-graduates in agriculture have ample opportunities in teaching, research and transfer of technology areas in ICAR, State Agricultural Universities, State Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and NGOs. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts an annual competitive examination for recruitment in the Indian Forest Services, for which one of the educational qualifications required is Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. Successful candidates can apply in any government job that specifies graduation as the required qualification like civil services, defense services, banks etc. Moreover, there are large number of local, national and international private business organizations, manufacturers and NGOs where agriculture professionals can find employment. Therefore, B.Sc in Agriculture offers a wide scope particularly in India where half the workforce is living on agriculture. Some of the top companies are, Rallies India Ltd (TATA), Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. Monsanto, National Agro Industries, Godrej Agrovet LTD, Ravi Hybrid Seeds Pvt Ltd.

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