AGRICULTURE plays a crucial role in the Indian economy. Almost 60 percent of the Indian workforce is involved in agriculture, but that has not resulted in substantial growth of the sector. In fact, its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has dwindled to less than 25 percent. It is time that students explore this largely unknown arena.
The demand for trained professionals in the field of agriculture is high. A student who has completed a BSc in Agriculture will get a well-paying job right after graduation.
BSc in Agriculture is a four-year course. The curriculum vary, from learning about soil science to agricultural meteorology, and there is a balance between theory and practicals. Your last year will comprise hands-on training, which helps in tying up all you have learned in the first three years, to make you job-ready.
Agriculture is very diverse and the curriculum allows you to choose areas of interest to you. “Students interested in physical, biological, chemical, and computer science can specialise, based on their interest and aptitude.
Depending on your aptitude, you will find ways to explore them in agriculture, especially in forecasting and productivity improvement domains. Teaching, research and extension activities are three vital components. Extension, which is applicable to all aspects of agriculture, allows you to take the knowledge you have accumulated back to the farmers through field trips, conferences or hands-on experience.
Agricultural giants such as ITC, Monsanto and Cargill, which are beginning to establish their presence in commercial farming as well as small farmer-led production initiatives, are on the look out for young executives to handle extension services. Since agriculture is a priority area in achieving financial inclusion, many insurance companies and banks also recruit agriculture graduates.
Duration: 4 Years (08 Semester)
Minimum qualification required for admission in B.Sc.(Agriculture.) shall be Intermediate in Science i.e. 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology combination or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combinations. Personal interview will also form part of the admission procedure. The interviews will be administered by the panel of experts constituted by the college.
The admission to B.Sc.(Agriculture) Program would be made on the basis of the 10+2 Score of the candidate.