B.Sc. (Hons.) In Agriculture

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Course Offered Duration (in Years) Eligibility
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, with its allied sectors, is undeniably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity protection, are essential for holistic rural development. Indian agriculture and allied activities have contributed towards green revolution, white revolution, yellow revolution and a blue revolution.

Agriculture with its allied fields such as animal husbandry, fishery provides lucrative job opportunities along with food security of the nation. Agriculture along with horticulture, floriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and dairy technology provides a strategic framework for innovation-led inclusive agricultural growth in the country.

The Neotia University (TNU) is the First Private University in W.B to offer ICAR guided B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture 4-years course. Sixty acre campus with poly house, net house, aquaponics unit, meteorological observatory and developed experimental field & labs (agronomy, soil science, horticulture, genetics & plant breeding, entomology, agriculture extension, agriculture engineering, etc.) to conduct live projects and research opportunities to students. The University follows strict ICAR course curriculum along with well maintained laboratories, equipment’s and course wise practical manuals as a part of quality education. The curriculum is based on experiential learning through rural agriculture work, internship programme, industrial training and live projects. Farm workshop is well equipped with tractor, power-tiller and equipment required for mechanized farming and conducting practical classes. The Agriculture unit has started construction / development of plant tissue culture unit, plant pathology lab, food science lab, agri-biotech lab, geo-informatics & precision agriculture lab, mushroom unit, sericulture unit, crop cafeteria, farmers meeting point, mulberry garden, vegetable garden, floriculture garden, indigenous & exotic fruit orchards, land shaping models, field laboratory, biogas plant, compost & vermicompost unit, open & covered threshing floor, etc.

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Career Prospects

Graduates and post-graduates in agriculture have many 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. Candidates can also look out for state level exams for vacancies in Assistant Agricultural Officer, Agricultural Officer, Seed Officer, and other such posts. Moreover, there are large number of local, national and international private business organizations, manufacturers, export houses, FPOs 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, Panseeds, Pepsico, Godrej Agrovet LTD, Ravi Hybrid Seeds Pvt Ltd.

Graduates can pursue higher studies in Masters in Agriculture through various agriculture entrance exams like ICAR PG, UPCATET, CMAFFU, and several others. Colleges and Universities conduct entrance exams once a year to enrol aspiring students in the PG courses. Students of agricultural can also opt to become entrepreneurs. There is abundant scope abound for candidates after B.Sc Agriculture. The purpose of education is to empower individuals that ultimately leads to collective betterment of society as a whole. Agriculture is one of the basic fields on which humanity survives, it is needed that bright young minds shed their inhibitions, critically analyse their options, and join this field.

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

1. Mondal (2022) Development of Ionome (Salt-OMIC) for the varietal improvement and food security of the coastal region of India. Transforming Coastal Zone for Sustainable Food & Income Security. T.D. Lama (eds). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95618-9_5

2. Mondal B (2022) Cost effective oil extraction from surplus betel (Piper betle L.) leaves. Asian. J. Biol. Life Sc.; 11(1):100-106. doi. 10.5530/ajbls2020.11.14

3. Mondal B (2022) Extraction of Betel leaf Essential oil for sustainable solution to betel business of West Bengal for effective economic gain- A review. Mysore J. Agric. Sc.; 56(2):1-13

4. Mondal B, Mitra G (2022) Gene Mining for Management of Psychological and Neurodevelopmental Disorders-A Review. Asian. J. Biol. Life Sc.; 11(1). doi. 10.5530/ajbls2020.9xx.

5. Mondal B (2021) Assessment of Genetic stability of Ex-vitro lime population maintained under nursery condition in West Bengal.Res. J. Agric. Sci.; 12(05): 1498-1502.

6. Mondal B (2021) Biomarker discovery a challenge to the early diagnosis of Psychological disorders.Res. J. Biotechnol. 16(2): 231-236.

7. Mondal B (2021) Conversion of metabolomic data to genomic marker for genetic characterization of Piper betel chemotypes- A review. Agric. Rev.  2021. doi. 10.18805/ag. R-2118.

8. Mondal B (2020) Application of Molecular Marker in effective management of Mandarin Orange Orchards of West Bengal. Res. J. Agric. Sci;12(1): 126-130.

9. Mondal B, Saha R, Samanta A (2020) Improvement of local economy through the Maintenance of the Rural House Hold Bank (Piper Betel Baroj) of South Bengal.Indian. Hortic. J.;10(1/2): 22-24.

10. Mondal B, Saha R, Samanta A (2020) Post-Amphan management and rejuvenation of the ravaged betel (Piper betle) baroj in South Bengal. Farming & Management. 5(2): 92-100. doi. 10.31830/2456-8724.2020.009.

11. E Tarafder, A K Dutta, P. Pradhan, B. Mondal, N. Chakraborty, S. Paloi, A. Roy and K. Acharya (2017) Contribution to the Macromycetes of West Bengal, India:13-17. Research. J. Pharm. and Tech 10(4):1-8. (IF-0.41).

12. B. Mondal and R Saha (2019) Mitigating the Problems of fresh fruit and vegetable export of West Bengal, In proceedings of UKIERI Down to Earth- An Interdisciplinary conference on Agri- Innovation and Entrepreneurship, pp 41-43. UGC approved.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Agriculture Department, published their first E-Journal ‘Krishi Parasar’ on April, 2021.
  • Students of session 2018-2019 department of Agriculture have achieved the dream to cultivate and harvest rice on their own in the kharif season, keeping themselves involved in the process for 135 days.
  • Students of session 2019-2020 department of Agriculture successfully cultivated and harvested vegetables like, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, spinach, amaranthus, knolkhol, etc. and sold them to the TNU campus residents.
  • Students of session 2018-2019 department of Agriculture successfully cultivated sunflower and maize crop on their own as part of Rabi season crops practical.
  • One student of B.Sc. Agriculture (2018-2019 batch) got IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship for two months during this summer in Amity University, Noida in 2020.
  • Students of the Agriculture department visited Meghna Dairy as a part of practical course of Livestock Production and Management under the guidance of Dr.Nitish Modak and Dr. Debasish Mondal.
  • Farmer-Scientist Interaction Meet: TNU, School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences (SAAS) and CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow jointly organized a farmer- scientist interaction meet under CSIR Aroma Mission at TNU campus. More than 120 farmers from various parts of South 24 PGS district participated in the programme.
  • Supplied free of cost planting materials of menthol mint / vetiver grass to 14 farmers from nearby villages.
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Course Structure

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4
  • Semester 5
  • Semester 6
  • Semester 7
  • Semester 8

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)

Lab Manuals

Agri Engeneering

Agriculture Economics

Agriculture Extension & Communication

Agronomy

Animal Science

Crop Physiology & Bio Chemistry

Entomology

Genetics & Plant Breeding

Plant Pathology

Soil Science & Agri Chemistry

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