ABOUT THE B.Sc. Agriculture PROGRAM
B.Sc. Agriculture is a 4 year professional bachelor degree course. The curriculum includes theory and practical visits, research activities to sustain developments, hands-on experience in the laboratories, playhouses, experimental plots and fields within and outside the VGI in peri-urban rural and industrial area. The aim of BSC agriculture is to educate and train students in scientific methods to affect agricultural productivity in a sustainable way and understand to improve agriculture productivity, manage processes & products and pave way for future developments through fundamental and mission oriented applied research with a thrust on the evolution of bio-safe and eco-friendly high value agricultural production systems.
Why to Choose B.Sc. Agriculture
In today’s scenario, great advances have been made in the field of agriculture, science and technology. The modern study of agriculture involves how to implement the methods of science and technology to the activity of traditional agriculture. Owing to the rich agricultural culture of India, the importance of this course to Indian life cannot be overstated. It makes an important contribution to GDP. Agriculture also plays a major role of provider of employment. It goes without saying that agriculture constitutes a paramount factor in ensuring the economic development of the country.
Agriculture has both of opportunity in government as well in private sectors. Unlimited career opportunities exist for agricultural graduates in recent years due to changes in the global economy and trade liberalization such as agriculture officer in banks, Dairy consultancies, insurance companies, the animal industry and fellowship in agriculture research centers. They can be appointed as Research Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Agriculture Officer, Agriculture Loan Officer (in Banks), Production Manager, Operations Manager and Farm Manager with State agriculture departments.
After completing B.Sc. Agriculture, students can look for higher education programmes such as MBA in Agri- Business, M.Sc in Crop Physiology, M.Sc in Genetics and Plant Breeding, or M.Sc in Entomology etc.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE BACHELORS IN B.Sc. Agriculture PROGRAM
|Number of Seats||60|
|Eligibility||10+2 Science stream students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Agriculture subjects with min 45% marks from a recognized board|
|Admissions to the Program||Strictly through the CCS University entrance examination or through management quota.|
|Approved by||Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh|
|Program Fee||Visit the fee structure page here for the fee details.|
A BSc in Agriculture equips students with all-round knowledge of the sector and normally includes the following:
- Plant Genetics
- Soil Science
- Agricultural Economics
- Agriculture Engineering
- Agricultural Meteorology
- Plant Pathology
- Agricultural Extension
- Basics of Agronomy, Kharif and Rabi Crop, Crop Protection, Weed Management, Irrigation Techniques, Water Resource Management, Organic Farming, Sustainable Agriculture.
- Botany, Basics of Genetics, Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, Basics of Biotechnology.
- Introduction to Soil Science, Soil Fertility, Soil Chemistry, Fertilizers, Agricultural Chemistry.
- Pest Management, Beneficial Insects, Grain Storage and Management.
- Market prices, Trade prices, Marketing, Finance, Agribusiness Management, Farm Management.
- Agriculture Machinery, Power and Tools, Harvest Technology, Environment Science and Engineering, Renewable Energy.
- Climate patterns, Climatic hazards on Agriculture, Climatic Zones, Weather forecasting.
- Crop Diseases, Nematology.
- Fruit Crops, Medicinal Plants, Aromatic Plants, Flower Production, Spices, Plantation Crops.
- Dimensions of Agricultural Extension, Extension Methodologies, Entrepreneurship Development program.
In all the above areas of study, practical sessions related to theoretical knowledge are also built into the course.
- Hydraulics Lab
- Soil & Water Cons. Engg. Lab
- Farm Power Lab
- Machinery Lab
- Ergonomics Lab
- Power Tiller workshop
- Test Soil Bin in the tillage laboratory
- Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Food Analysis Lab
- Model agro processing centre
- Soil Mechanics Lab
- Agril. Structures Lab
- Surveying Lab