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School of Applied Sciences & Agriculture


B.Sc (Honors) Agriculture

Introduction:


Poverty has a firm grip particularly on rural areas. Even where natural resources are ample, people cannot take advantage because they lack access to agriculture financing, quality seed and fertilizer, competitive crop distribution channels, agriculture education, training, and insurance against natural disasters. B.Sc. (Agriculture) is one of the programs which are widely explored in the present area. The main reason behind this is the growing importance of agriculture and the benefits of adding technology to it. B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree differs from a normal B.Sc. degree as in this, courses focus on agriculture: for example the student will study agricultural economics rather than economics. It requires specialization in the field of animal sciences, plant protection, soil sciences etc.

Objective of the Program:


The objective of the B.Sc. (Agriculture) program is to prepare future agricultural scientists having general knowledge and skills in agricultural production, process and farming based on agricultural, natural, technical and economical sciences in diverse areas of modern agriculture. The Agriculture graduates of the university will be able to;
•manage agricultural enterprises in the area of agricultural production, process and trade.
•hold a post on supply in administration and policy.
•analyze and control commercial and economical process in the field of agriculture.
•control and manage agricultural production.
•take managerial and social responsibilities.

Features of the program:


B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture shall be a 4 year program. The curriculum will be broad and interdisciplinary consisting of courses in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Extension Education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Food Technology, and supporting courses in Basic Sciences, Humanities and Agricultural Engineering. The program shall also include a compulsory one semester of internship (Rural Agriculture work experience).

Job prospects:


Many government and private organizations in the agriculture sector recruit candidates who have completed their Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Organizations in sector like animal husbandry, dairy consultancies, insurance, food chains and banks also look for Agriculture graduates. Thus, B.Sc. (Ag) program offers a wide scope particularly in an agriculture-based country like India.

Eligibility:


Minimum Eligibility for admission to this program shall be 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade in 10+2 with Science (Physics, Chemistry, Maths / Biology) or 10+2 with Agriculture

Per Year Fee: 48,000 INR / $3000 USD Course Duration: 2 Years