Duration (in years)
B.Sc in Agriculture
12th standard pass with Physics, Chemistry, Biology with at least 50% marks.
Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.
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. 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.
Upon graduation or post-graduation in agriculture, there are 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.