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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Agriculture is an undergraduate course that focuses mainly on agricultural science. This course lets students a scientific approach towards agriculture.

Aim :-

  • Imparting subject-related knowledge along with developing a connection between practical solutions and theory.
  • Encourage personal growth among students and boost their self-confidence, which will give them opportunities to be an integral part of the agro-industry.
  • Making the agriculture-related subjects interesting through scientific and experimental evidence.
  • Develop problem-solving skills through practical applications and research.
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Eligibility

Candidates XII Std. (Science) passed in 10+2 pattern from State Board of Higher Secondary Education or an equivalent Examination, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Inter Agriculture (with Physics, Chemistry) and English

Admission Procedure

XII Std. (Science) passed in 10+2 pattern from State Board of Higher Secondary Education or an equivalent Examination, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Inter Agriculture (with Physics, Chemistry) and English.

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The candidate who have passed qualifying examination without Biology / Mathematics shall have to complete deficiency courses as prescribed by respective university.

The pattern of Course & Syllabus
  • The course and syllabus of this degree programme is based as per the Fifth Dean Committee of ICAR, New Delhi.
  • Things like food production, horticulture, animal rearing, rural economy and rural development, environmental health, etc.
  • The art of farming
  • Students will study a wide variety of subjects including agronomy, soil sciences, horticulture (fruit science & vegetable), plant breeding and genetics, entomology, plant pathology, animal sciences, extension education, plant biochemistry, agriculture economics, basics of biotechnology, etc
Key facts and Indicators (Salient Features)
  • Agriculture is the main occupation. It provides employment to nearly 61% persons of total population.
  • It contributes 25% to national income
  • In agriculture there is under employment as well as disguised unemployment.
  • Source of livelihood
  • Dependence on monsoon
  • Labour intensive cultivation
  • Under employment
  • Small size of holding
  • Traditional methods of production
  • Low Agricultural production
  • Dominance of food crops
  • The agricultural sectors continues to be the backbone of the country. The important of agriculture can be measured by the share of agriculture in the national income & employment sector.
  • In India about 70% of the total population earns his livelihood from agriculture. It still form the hub of India’s economy. Still few factors create major problems in the agricultural system of India and complete mechanisation is yet to be achieve. Different govt. policies are on the road to improve this factor.
  • Studying and analysing the aspects that influence the agricultural economy and distribution of resources, such as land, raw materials, labour and machinery.
Future Scope of Course
  • Agriculture Officer
  • Assistant Plantation Manager
  • Agricultural Research Scientist
  • Business Development Executive
  • Marketing Executive
  • Subject Matter Specialist in different KrishiVigyanKendras (KVKs)
  • Extension Officer
  • Field Officer
  • Farm Manager
  • Plantation Manager
  • Officer in Quality Assurance in Related Fields
  • Agriculture Loan Officer in Banks
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Manager in Fertilizer Unit
  • Business Development Manager
  • Food Processing Units in Government
  • Business Development Manager
  • Seed Technologies Firm
  • Upon graduation or post-graduation in agriculture, there are ample opportunities in teaching, research and transfer of technology areas Agricultural Universities, State Departments of Agriculture and 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.
  • There are large number of local, national and international private business organisations, manufactures and NGOs where agriculture professionals can find decent employment.
  • Software companies are also looking for domain experts in agriculture industry to plan, design and implement different software solutions targeting the agriculture sector.
Jobs opportunities
  • Ankit Pulps and Boards pvt Ltd. - http://www.celluloseankit.com
  • Ankur seeds Pvt. Ltd.- http://www.ankurseeds.com
  • Swarna Organics Pvt. Ltd.- http://Swarnaorganics.com
  • VNR Seeds Pvt. Ltd. - http://www.vnrseeds.com
  • Green India Champion Agro Pvt. Ltd. - http://greenindiachampionagro.com
  • Nutris Crop Solutions - http://www.nutris.in
  • Rallies India Limited
  • Nuziveedu Seeds Limited
  • Lemken India Agro Equipments Private Limited
  • Advanta Limited
  • Monsanto India
  • Poabs Organic Estates
  • Rasi Seeds
  • Criyagen
  • Syngenta etc
Placements
  • State govt. Jobs- like Agriculture Development Officer (ADO), Class-I (Gazetted), Agriculture Extension Officer, Range Forest Officer, District Horticulture Officer (D.H.O. Grade-I), Superintendent-Govt. Garden, District Cane Officer, Assistant Conservator regularly recruited by the respective state governments.
  • Central govt. Jobs - like Agriculture Graduate Trainee in IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited, A Multistate Co-operative Society) etc.
  • Jobs in bank- Field Officers, Rural Development Officers, Junior Associates and Junior Agricultural Associates, Agricultural and Probationary Officers are recruited by different public sector and private banks of India.
  • Jobs in Research and Development (R & D)- Agricultural Research Scientist (ARS) and Research Fellow posts are available with many government and private organizations.
  • Master’s in Agriculture (India)- After completing BSc Agriculture, continuing with higher agricultural education is one of the career options. There are number of reputed agriculture institutions in India to join for MSc specializing in one of the agriculture areas after qualifying with good rank in ICAR conducted JRF exam.
  • Master’s in Agriculture (Foreign)- Study abroad option is also available where lot of foreign universities admit Indian BSc Agriculture graduates with scholarships (Commonwealth Scholarship, Erasmus Mundus etc.).
  • Master’s in Science- As an Agriculture graduate, one can continue higher education with masters in biotechnology (plant /animal) through IIS, IIT’s, JNU, Bose University and few more, for which appearing in entrance exams conducted by respective institutions is required.
  • Master of Business (Agribusiness /General)- There are large number of universities/institutions like IIM-A and IIM-L, where MBA with specialization in Agri. related business is offered.
  • Competitive Exams- Graduate in BSc Agriculture, like any other graduate is eligible to appear job exams in Banking, Defense, UPSC, SSC and many more organizations. Besides, there are exclusive exams only for agriculture graduates (IBPS AO, FCI, AIC, IIFCO, NSCI etc.)
  • Campus-Placements- Many reputed companies has (Ankur Seeds, Jain Irrigation, Swarna Organics Pvt.Ltd., VNR Seeds, Green India Champion Agro. Pvt. Ltd., AU Small Finance Bank, HDFC Bank) visited the university for recruiting B.Sc&M.Sc Agriculture students under campus placement program.
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