COURSE DESCRIPTION


B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture or Bachelor of Science Honours in Agriculture is an undergraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Agriculture is a science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide. The duration of the course is three years (four years program in some colleges). Agriculture includes the study of various methods of agriculture, the use of modern fertilizers for the improvement of crops and the ways to improve the present technique of Agriculture with the help of modern technology. The study under B.Sc. in Agriculture (Honours) includes use of various technological aspects for the betterment of agriculture. The degree course is an important as India’s most of the population are engaged in the sector; it opens many career scopes for the candidates after its successful completion.


B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as subjects studied at intermediate level. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
  • Some of the very reputed colleges and institutes also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their B.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.

B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture Course Suitability?

  • They should have good knowledge of science, and be familiar with crops, pastures, soil types, agricultural and horticultural chemicals.
  • They should have a keen and analytical mind, a high level of concentration, an aptitude for research, ability to work as part of a team, abundant physical stamina to put in long hours of work and patience.
  • Other essential skills are good observation skills, communication skill, organizing skills, written and oral skills, the ability to give presentations and knowledge of common business concepts.
  • Candidates also should possess good computer knowledge which is essential to analyse data and to control biological and chemical processing.

How is B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture Course Beneficial?

  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in Agriculture, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture) degree holders are eligible to do M.Sc. Agriculture in any of the large number of specializations such as Agri Botany, Agri Bio-Technology, Agri- Chemistry, Agri Economics, Agri Extension, Agronomy, Agri Engineering, Agri Statistics, Agri Entomology, Forestry, Social forestry, Farming System Management, Horticulture, Micro biology, Plant Physiology, Ecology Plant Pathology, Plant Protection, Sugar Cane Technology, Seed Technology, Soil Science and Soil Conservation, Sericulture, Tea Husbandry, Water Conservation, etc.
  • Candidates also have the option of joining agricultural research centres in government sector.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY


The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as subjects studied at intermediate level. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture Syllabus

    Syllabus of (Hons) Agriculture as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study

    1

    Agriculture, Zoology and Entomology

    2

    Agriculture Economics

    3

    Agricultural Statistics

    4

    Agronomy of Break Crops

    5

    Animal Breeding

    6

    Animal Husbandry

    7

    Bio-Chemistry and Agrochemicals

    8

    Biochemistry and Metabolism

    9

    Dairy Production

    10

    Ecology and Crop Physiology

    11

    Ecological Weed Management

    12

    Economic Zoology and Fish Culture

    13

    Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry

    14

    Elements of Agronomy

    15

    Environmental Management

    16

    Equine Management

    17

    Farm Business Administration

    18

    Field Crops

    19

    Forestry and Woodland

    20

    Fundamentals of Soil Chemistry including Water & Fertilizer testing

    21

    General Botany

    22

    General Physical Chemistry

    23

    General Zoology

    24

    Grassland Ecology and Management

    25

    Introductory Agro Climatology

    26

    Introductory Horticulture

    27

    Introductory Microbiology

    28

    Introduction to Plant Pathogens, Plant Diseases and their Management

    29

    Introduction to Soils

    30

    Manures & Fertilizers

    31

    Olericulture, Floriculture & Landscaping

    32

    Organic Farming

    33

    Plant Physiology

    34

    Principles of Genetics

    35

    Seed Production Technology

    36

    Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use

    37

    Sustainable Land Management

    38

    Supply Chain Management

    39

    Systematic Pomology, Propagation & Nursery Management

    40

    Systematic Study of Soils in relation to Geology, Genesis, Classification, Hydrology & Erosion

    41

    Water Crops and Irrigation

    42

    Weed Biology and Control

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