Education in India

B.Sc. (Agriculture)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture


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Duration:4 Years
Level:Graduation
Type:Degree
Eligibility:10+2 or Equivalent


B.Sc. Agriculture or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is an undergraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Agriculture is the classifications name for the farming industry. It refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated animals. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The related practice of gardening is studied in horticulture. The duration of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is four years. The course offered by different departments (theoretical and practical) is taught to the students on credit basis. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture also includes on farm RAWE (Rural Agriculture Work Experience) training and hands on experimental developing confidence in the graduating students of Agriculture.

B.Sc. Agriculture Eligibility

  • The minimum qualification required to apply for B.Sc. in agriculture is 50-60% (depends on institute to institute) in 10+2 with science stream.
  • Admission criterion is an entrance test conducted by various institutes which differs from place to place.

B.Sc. Agriculture Syllabus

The below offered syllabus is provided by the University of Agricultural Sciences – Dharwad, Dharwad.

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

A

Basic Science & Humanities

1

Comprehension and Communication Skills in English

2

Rural Sociology and Constitution of India

3

Educational Psychology

4

Introduction to Computer Applications

5

Plant Biochemistry

B

Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Economics)

1

Principles of Agricultural Economics

2

Agricultural Finance and Co-operation

3

Production Economics and Farm Management

4

Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices

5

Fundamentals of Agribusiness Management

C

Agricultural Engineering

1

Principles of Soil and Water Engineering

2

Farm Power and Machinery

3

Protected Cultivation Structures and Agro-Processing

4

Energy Sources and their Application in Agriculture

D

Agricultural Entomology

1

General Entomology

2

Economic Entomology

3

Crop Pests and their Management

4

Sericulture

E

Agricultural Extension Education

1

Dimensions of Agricultural Extension

2

Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technology

3

Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills

F

Agricultural Microbiology

1

Agricultural Microbiology

2

Soil Microbiology

G

Agricultural Statistics

1

Fundamentals of Statistics

H

Agronomy

1

Introductory Agriculture, Principles of Agronomy and Agricultural Meteorology

2

Field Crops-I (Kharif)

3

Practical Crop Production I

4

Practical Crop Production II

5

Weed Management

6

Irrigation Water Management

7

Field Crops II (Rabi )

8

Rain-fed Agriculture and Watershed Management

9

Farming Systems, Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture

10

Experimental Techniques in Agricultural Research I

 

A. Natural Resource Management (NRM)

 

B. Crop Protection

 

C. Horticulture

 

D. Agribusiness Management

 

E. Social Sciences

 

F. Integrated Livestock Farming (Animal Science and Veterinary)

 

G. Bio-inputs

 

H. Commercial Agriculture

 

I. Genetics and Biotechnology

A

 

1

Fundamentals of Agribusiness Management

2

Protected Cultivation Structures and Agro-Processing

3

Crop Pests and their Management

4

Sericulture

5

Irrigation Water Management

6

Rain-fed Agriculture and Watershed Management

7

Soil Microbiology

8

Environmental Science

9

Vegetables and Ornamental Horticulture

10

Diseases of Field Crops and their Management

 B

 

1

Energy Sources and their Application in Agriculture

2

Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills

3

Farming Systems, Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture

4

Experimental Techniques in Agricultural Research I

5

Experimental Techniques in Agricultural Research II

6

Principles of Plant Biotechnology

7

Breeding of Field and Horticulture Crops

8

Post-Harvest Management and Value Addition to Fruits and Vegetables

9

Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management

10

Soil Fertility and Manures

C

 

1

Rural Agricultural Work Experience

D

 

1

Experiential Learning

 

B.Sc. Agriculture Colleges

B.Sc. Agriculture Course Suitability

  • India being an agricultural country from the very beginning so most of the families here are agrarian in rural areas and doing cultivation. Therefore candidates from such families are most suitable for this agriculture course.
  • Applicants those who want to become lecturer and scientist are also most suitable for it.
  • They should have a good knowledge in science, and be familiar with crops, pastures, soil types, agricultural and horticultural chemicals etc.
  • Applicants must 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, communication skill, organizing skills, written and oral skills, the ability to give presentations and knowledge of common business concepts.

How is B.Sc. Agriculture Course Beneficial?

  • A lot of career opportunities are in the agricultural industries from farmer to consumer, plough to plate as agriculture being the lucrative industry in India and at the global level.
  • They can seek employment in Central and State Government ministries and departments; Agricultural finance corporation research institutions; nationalized banks and rural banks; Krishi Vigyan Kendras; Agro - Industry Sector; Agricultural universities and various agricultural service organizations.
  • They can also be employed as agricultural managers / inspectors in farm related organisations, agro-industries, food-processing unit, dairy fields, NGO's and breeding centres.
  • They can also set up their own business in primary economic sector such as farming, plantations, fisheries, mining, cattle rearing, poultry farming etc.

B.Sc. Agriculture Job Types

  • Actuarial Analyst - Agriculture
  • Sales Officer – Agriculture / Instrumentation
  • Agriculture Portfolio Manager
  • Program Manager - Agriculture
  • Research/Fundamental Analyst - Agriculture commodities
  • Primary Production Managers - Expert Agriculture
  • Farming Consultant / Agronomist
  • Associate Manager - Strategic Planning
  • Agriculture Officer
  • Manager - Manufacturing (Agricultural Tractors)
  • Agricultural Lecturer
  • Subject Matter Specialist - Agriculture
  • Management Executive - Agriculture
  • Agriculture officer - Rural Housing Finance
  • Sales Executive/Manager - Chemical, Agriculture, Pesticides
  • Sales Manager - Agricultural Products
  • Marketing Executive - Agriculture
  • Project Manager - Plantation Establishment

Advance Courses in Agriculture

Agriculture Courses
Agriculture Degree Courses

B.A. (Agro Services)
B.B.A. (Agriculture)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Economics & Farm management)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Economics)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Meteorology)
B.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)
B.Sc. (Agriculture and Food Business)
B.Sc. (Agro-Chemical and Pest Control)
B.Sc. (Agroforestry)
B.Sc. (Agronomy)
B.Sc. (Biochemistry and Agricultural Chemistry)
B.Sc. (Crop Physiology)
B.Sc. (Entomology & Apiculture)
B.Sc. (Entomology)
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Agriculture)
B.Sc. (Nematology)
B.Sc. (Plant Breeding and Genetics)
B.Sc. (Post Harvest Technology)
B.Sc. (Sericulture)
B.Sc. (Soil Science)
B.Sc. (Vegetable Science)
B.Tech. (Agricultural and Food Engineering)
Bachelor in Rural Studies (BRS)
M.F.Sc. (Mariculture)
M.Phil. (Genetics & Plant Breeding)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics & Business Management)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Entomology)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Extension Education)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Extension)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Microbiology)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Physics)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Sciences)
M.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Botany)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Chemicals)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Chemistry & Soil Science)
M.Sc. (Agriculture Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Agriculture)
M.Sc. (Agril. Biochemistry)
M.Sc. (Agril. Marketing & Cooperation)
M.Sc. (Agril. Meteorology & Physics)
M.Sc. (Agro-meteorology)
M.Sc. (Agronomy)
M.Sc. (Crop Physiology)
M.Sc. (Cropsiology)
M.Sc. (Entomology)
M.Sc. (Extension Education & Rural Sociology)
M.Sc. (Fruits & Orchard Management)
M.Sc. (Genetics and Plant Breeding)
M.Sc. (Hons) (Agriculture)
M.Sc. (Nematology)
M.Sc. (Olericulture)
M.Sc. (Plant Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Rural Banking & Finance Management)
M.Sc. (Seed Science & Technology)
M.Sc. (Sericulture)
M.Sc. (Silviculture and Agro-forestry)
M.Sc. (Silviculture)
M.Sc. (Soil and Water Conservation)
M.Sc. (Soil Conservation & Water Management)
M.Sc. (Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Soil Science and Water Management)
M.Sc. (Soil Science)
M.Sc. (Spices & Plantation Crops)
M.Sc. (Stem Cell & Regenrative Medicine)
M.Sc. (Stem cell and tissue Engineering)
M.Sc. (Vegetable Science)
M.Tech. (Plant Design)
M.Tech. (Soil and Water Engineering)
Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Biotechnology)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Economics)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Botany)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Chemistry)
Ph.D. (Agriculture Zoology)
Ph.D. (Agriculture)
Ph.D. (Agril. Biochemistry)
Ph.D. (Agril. Meteorology & Physics)
Ph.D. (Agril. Statistics)
Ph.D. (Agril.Chemicals)
Ph.D. (Agril.Chemistry & Soil Science)
Ph.D. (Agril.Economics)
Ph.D. (Agroforestry)
Ph.D. (Agronomy)
Ph.D. (Crop Physiology)
Ph.D. (Developmental Communications)
Ph.D. (Extension Education)
Ph.D. (Fruits & Orchard Management)
Ph.D. (Mariculture)
Ph.D. (Plant Biotechnology)
Ph.D. (Plant Breeding)
Ph.D. (Plant Physiology)
Ph.D. (Seed Science & Technology)
Ph.D. (Sericulture)
Ph.D. (Silviculture and Agro-forestry)
Ph.D. (Silviculture)
Ph.D. (Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry)
Ph.D. (Spices & Plantation Crops)
Ph.D. (Tea Husbandry & Technology)
Ph.D. (Tree Improvements)
Ph.D. (Vegetable Science)

Agriculture Diploma Courses

Diploma in Agribusiness Management
Diploma in Agriculture
Diploma in Agro Journalism
Diploma in Farm Management
Diploma in Fodder and Feed Technology
Diploma in Management Non Wood Forest Products
Diploma in Meat and Meat Products Technology
Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)
Diploma In Production Of Value Added Products From Cereals, Pulses And Oilseeds (DPVCPO)
Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)
Diploma in Vegetable Production
Post Graduate Diploma in Agrochemistry
Post Graduate Diploma In Plantation Management (PGDPM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Post Harvest Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Regulations in Agricultural Biotechnology
Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS)
Post Graduate Diploma in Sericulture
Post Graduate Diploma Pulp & Paper Technology
Post Master's Diploma Natural Resource Management

Agriculture Certificate Courses

Certificate Course in Bio-fertilizer Production
Certificate Course in Commercial Flower Production
Certificate Course in GIS and Remote Sensing (CGRS)
Certificate Course In Home Gardening (CCHG)
Certificate Course in Home Scale Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
Certificate Course in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CMAP)
Certificate Course in Mushroom Production
Certificate Course In Mushroom Spawn Production and Cultivation
Certificate Course in Organic Farming (COF)
Certificate Course in Raising of House Plant
Certificate Course in Sericulture (CIS)
Certificate Course in Vegetable Production
Certificate in Agricultural Insurance
Certificate in Agriculture Science
Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)
Certificate in Farm Management
Certificate in Food Safety (CFS)
Certification Course in Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology
Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)
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