B.Sc Agriculture - Course Overview

Duration: 4 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year

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About B.Sc Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is one of the most popular specialisations of B.Sc. since India has been largely dependent on agriculture for its economy in the past. It is a 4-year programme and offers varied subjects related to different types of agricultural practices and their benefits. Students who seek careers in agriculture practices, agribusiness and agricultural research will find this course very beneficial. The programme comprises various subjects related to different types of farming practices in order to increase productivity and reduce soil erosion and soil pollution. B.Sc. in Agriculture enables the graduates to work in different departments of agriculture ranging from technical aspects to business prospects and from production to sales.

B.Sc - Agriculture Syllabus

First Year:

Comprehension and Communication Skills in English

Production Economics and Farm Management

Introduction to Computer Applications

Fundamentals of Agribusiness Management

Rural Sociology and Constitution of India

Principles of Agricultural Economics

Plant Biochemistry

Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices

Educational Psychology

Agricultural Finance and Co-operation

 

 

 

Second Year:

Principles of Soil and Water Engineering

Economic Entomology

Energy Sources and their Application in Agriculture

Crop Rest and their Management

Farm Power and Machinery

Sericulture

Protected Cultivation Structures and Agro-Processing

General Entomology

 

 

Third Year:

Dimensions of Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Microbiology

Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills

Soil Microbiology

Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technologies

 

 

Fourth Year:

Fundamentals of Statistics

Weed Management

Field Crops - 1 (Kharif)

Irrigation Water Management

Introductory Agriculture, Principles of Argonomy and Agricultural Meteorology

Practical Crop Production - 1

Practical Crop Production - 2

Rain-fed Agriculture and Watershed Management

Field Crops - 2 (Rabi)

Farming System, Organic farming and Sustainable Agriculture

Experimental Techniques in Agricultural Research

 

Popular Specializations of B.Sc - Agriculture

Career Options and Job Prospects

India is an agriculture-based economy and offers various opportunities to B.Sc Agriculture graduates. There are various private sector as well as government sector jobs available for graduates. With organisations like NABARD and ministry of agriculture, there is a lot of scope for lucrative jobs in the field of agricultural science. Skilled individuals are required by private firms that produce agricultural products in order to enhance their production techniques as well as business. With the requirement to come up with sustainable methods of agriculture, there is also a lot of scope for research after pursuing B.Sc. in agriculture. Following are some of the profiles that candidates can pursue after completing this course:

  • Agriculture Officer
  • Agricultural Research Scientist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Assistant Plantation Manager
  • Agriculture Development Officers
  • Agriculturists
  • Agriculture Technician
  • Business Development Executive
  • Rice Breeder
  • Junior Agriculture Specialist
  • Seed Technologist
  • Junior Associate – Research

Salary of a fresh graduate in this field can vary from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakhs depending on the organisation that the individual plans to join. It has been observed that the Government of India pays better salary packages to candidates who have pursued B.Sc. in agriculture as compared to the private firms i.e. Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh. However, in order to get employment in the government departments, one has to clear the government entrance exams. To enhance the salary scope after pursuing B.Sc. in Agriculture, candidates can pursue MBA in Agribusiness management as this field has a lot of scope in India. Salaries after MBA can vary from Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh.