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B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture

 

COURSE OFFERED DURATION (IN YEARS) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture 4

12th standard pass with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Maths/ Agriculture Vocational with at least 55% marks.

(Note - First preference to be given to candidates with PCMB/ PCB)

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 (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 STRUCTURE

Semester 1: (First Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-AGL 101
CC-AGP 101

Fundamentals of Horticulture

1

2

2 (1+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-AGL 102
CC-AGP 102

Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

2

2

3(2+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-AGL 103
CC-AGP 103

Fundamentals of Soil Science

2

2

3(2+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-AGL 104
CC-AGP 104

Introduction to Forestry

1

2

2 (1+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-AGL 105
CC-AGP 105

Fundamentals of Agronomy

3

2

4(3+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-AGL 107

Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology

2

0

2 (2+0)

7

Ability Enhancement Course

AE-ENL101

AE-ENP101

Comprehension & Communication Skills in English

1

2

2 (1+1)

8

Remedial Course

SE-AGL101

SE-AGP101/

SE-MAL101

Introductory Biology*/Elementary Mathematics*

1/2

2/0

2 (1+1)/ 2(2+0)*

9

Remedial Course

CC-AGL 106

Agricultural  Heritage*

1

0

1(1+0)*

10

Non Gradial Course

NG-AGL 101

Human Values & Ethics (non gradial)

1

0

1(1+0)**

11

Non Gradial Course

NG-AGP 102

NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices**

0

4

2 (0+2)**

 

 

 

No. of hours

33/32

 

Total Credits

18+03*+03**

Semester 2: (First Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-AGL 208
CC-AGP 208

Fundamentals of Genetics

2

2

3(2+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-AGL 209
CC-AGP 209

Agricultural Microbiology

1

2

2(1+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-AGL 210
CC-AGP 210

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

1

2

2(1+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-AGL 211
CC-AGP 211

Fundamentals of Crop Physiology

1

2

2(1+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-AGL 212

Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics

2

0

2(2+0)

6

Core Courses

CC-AGL 213
CC-AGP 213

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

3

2

4(3+1 )

7

Core Courses

CC-AGL 214
CC-AGP 214

Fundamentals of Entomology

3

2

4(3+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-AGL 215
CC-AGP 215

Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education

2

2

3(2+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-AGL 216
CC-AGP 216

Communication Skills and Personality Development

1

2

2(1+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

32

 

Total Credits

24(16+8)

Semester 3: (Second Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-AGL 317
CC-AGP 317

Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops)

1

2

2 (1+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-AGL 318
CC-AGP 318

Fundamentals of Plant Breeding

2

2

3 (2+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-AGL 319
CC-AGP 319

Agricultural Finance and Cooperation

2

2

3 (2+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-AGL 320
CC-AGP 320

Agri- Informatics

1

2

2(1+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-AGL 321
CC-AGP 321

Farm Machinery and Power

1

2

2 (1+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-AGL 322
CC-AGP 322

Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices

1

2

2 (1+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-AGL 323
CC-AGP 323

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

2

2

3(2+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-AGL 324
CC-AGP 324

Statistical Methods

1

2

2(1+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-AGL 325
CC-AGP 325

Livestock and Poultry Management

3

2

4 (3+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

32

 

Total Credits

23(14+9)

Semester 4: (Second Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-AGL 426
CC-AGP 426

Crop Production Technology –II (Rabi Crops)

1

2

2(1+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-AGL 427
CC-AGP 427

Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping

1

2

2(1+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-AGL 428
CC-AGP 428

Renewable Energy and Green Technology

1

2

2(1+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-AGL 429

Problematic Soils and their Management

2

0

2(2+0)

5

Core Courses

CC-AGL 430
CC-AGP 430

Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops

1

2

2(1+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-AGL 431
CC-AGP 431

Principles of Seed Technology

1

4

3(1+2)

7

Core Courses

CC-AGL 432

Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture

1

0

1(1+0)

8

Core Courses

CC-AGL 433
CC-AGP 433

Agricultural Marketing Trade & Prices

2

2

3(2+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-AGL 434
CC-AGP 434

Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change

1

2

2(1+1)

10

Elective Course

EC-AGL 401-412
EC-AGP 401-412

Elective Course

1/2

4/2

3(1+2)/3(2+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

32/31

 

Total Credits

19(11+8) + 3

Semester 5: (Third Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-AGL 535
CC-AGP 535

Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management

2

2

3(2+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-AGL 536
CC-AGP 536

Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management

2

2

3 (2+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-AGL 537
CC-AGP 537

Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management

2

2

3 (2+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-AGL 538
CC-AGP 538

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management -I

2

2

3 (2+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-AGL 539
CC-AGP 539

Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops)

1

2

2 (1+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-AGL 540
CC-AGP 540

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication

1

2

2 (1+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-AGL 541
CC-AGP 541

Geoinformatics and Nano-technology and Precision Farming

1

2

2 (1+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-AGP 542

Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops)

0

4

2 (0+2)

9

Core Courses

CC-AGL 543

Intellectual Property Rights

1

0

1(1+0)

10

Elective Course

EC-AGL 501-512
EC-AGP 501-512

Elective Course

1/2

4/2

3(1+2)/3(2+1)

11

Non Gradial Course

NG-AGP 503

Educational Tour

0

4

2(0+2)

 

 

 

No. of hours

39/38

 

Total Credits

23(12+11)+ 3

Semester 6: (Third Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-AGL 644
CC-AGP 644

Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management

1

2

2 (1+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-AGL 645
CC-AGP 645

Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture

1

2

2 (1+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-AGL 646
CC-AGP 646

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II

2

2

3 (2+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-AGL 647
CC-AGP 647

Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables

1

2

2 (1+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-AGL 648
CC-AGP 648

Management of Beneficial Insects

1

2

2 (1+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-AGL 649
CC-AGP 649

Crop Improvement-II (Rabi crops)

1

2

2 (1+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-AGP 650

Practical Crop Production –II (Rabi crops)

0

4

2 (0+2)

8

Core Courses

CC-AGL 651
CC-AGP 651

Principles of Organic Farming

1

2

2 (1+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-AGL 652
CC-AGP 652

Farm Management, Production & Resource Economics

1

2

2 (1+1)

10

Core Courses

CC-AGL 653

Principles of Food Science and Nutrition

2

0

2(2+0)

11

Elective Course

EC-AGL 601-612

EC-AGL 602-612

Elective Course

1/2

4/2

3(1+2)/3(2+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

36/35

 

Total Credits

21 (11 + 10)+ 3

Semester 7: (Fourth Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Number of weeks

Credits

 

1

RAWE & AIA [Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment]

 

General orientation & On campus training by different faculties

1

 

 

 

RE-AGP 701

Village attachment

8

14(0+14)

 

 

 

Unit attachment in Univ./ College. KVK/ Research Station Attachment

5

 

2

RAWE & AIA [Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment]

RE-AGP 702

Plant clinic

2

2(0+2)

3

RAWE & AIA [Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment]

RE-AGP 703

Agro-Industrial Attachment

4

4(0+4)

4

RAWE & AIA [Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment]

 

Project Report Preparation, Presentation and Evaluation

1

 

Total Credits

20(0+20)

Semester 8: (Fourth Year) Curriculum Branch / Course: Agriculture

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Experiential Learning Programme [EL Modules]

EL-AGP 801-812

MODULE-I

0

20

10(0+10)

 

 

 

MODULE-II

0

20

10(0+10)

 

 

 

No. of hours

40

 

Total Credits

20(0+20)

EXPERT COMMITTEE

Prof. Samir Samanta

Professor of BCKV, Genetic Plant Breeding

Dr. Durga Patra

Head, Easter Zone, Fertilizer Association of India 

Mr. Amit Saraogi 

MD, Anmol Seeds

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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