M.Sc. Agriculture in Soil Science

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Course Offered Duration (in Years) Eligibility
M.Sc. Agriculture in Soil Science 2 Years (a) B.Sc. Ag (4 years) with minimum 60% marks (b) A Personal Interview by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor / Competent Authority of the University

M.Sc. (Ag.) in Soil Science is a 2-year’s Post Graduate Level program. This 2 years Soil Science Courses duration includes 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. During each semester, students will face separate sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical sessions. Apart from those subjects, seminars, and Research work (Thesis work) also play an important role in M.Sc. (Ag.) in the Soil Science program.

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Career prospects of M.Sc. (Ag.) in Soil Science

After completion of M.Sc. (Ag.) in Soil Science, students will be able to conduct research work in different locations, collection of soil samples, processing and storing, and analysis of various physical and chemical parameters of soil, estimation of essential nutrients and identify and solve the problems related to nutrient deficiencies and physiological disorders etc.

Candidates might opt their jobs as Agricultural scientist, Farm Manager, Research Fellow, Management Trainee, Laboratory Technician, School teacher, Soil scientist etc. Students can also opt for Ph. D. in Soil Science.


Course Structure

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4

1st Semester

Sl. No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 Soil Physics 2+1
2 Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Use 3+1
3 Soil Chemistry 2+1
4 Fundamental of Soil Microbiology 2+1
5 Master’s seminar I (Outline of Research Work) 1+0
6 Crop growth analysis and productivity modelling 1+1
Total 16

2nd Semester

Sl. No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 Soil Mineralogy, Genesis, Classification & Survey 2+1
2 Soil Biology & Biochemistry 2+1
3 Management of Problem Soils & Water 2+1
4 Principles and practices of water management 2+1
5 Cropping systems and sustainable agriculture 2+0
6 Experimental designs 2+1
Total 17

3rd Semester

Sl. No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 Physical Chemistry of Soils 2+0
2 Soil Water & Air Pollution 1+1
3 Analytical Techniques & Instrumental Methods in Soil & Plant Analysis 1+0
4 Fertilizer Technology 1+0
Total 6

4th Semester

Sl. No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 Master’s seminar II (Thesis Work) 1+0
2 Master’s Research 0+20
Total 21
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