B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

Course Overview

School School of Agricultural Sciences
Eligibility Intermediate with 45% marks and for SC/ST as per the University Rules with PCB/PCM /Agriculture/Horticulture as one of the subjects
Duration 4 Years
Admission Process

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agiculture is an undergraduate professional degree program being run by Department of Agriculture at S.G.R.R. College of Humanities and Sciences. India is an agrarian country, so B.Sc. Agriculture course is an alternative to the other professional degree programmes and this field will never run out of job opportunities. The degree course curriculum is according to recent 5th Deans’ committee of ICAR.

This degree Programme includes subjects/papers in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Extension Education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Food technology, Animal Husbandry as well as supporting courses from Basic Sciences, Humanities and Agricultural Engineering. This degree program is infused with practical emphasis on ‘Hands on’ training and ‘learning by doing’.

B.Sc. Agriculture professionals have lot of opportunities in government, banking, NGOs, and corporate Sectors. There are huge Government as well as Private job opportunities in teaching R&D and Freelancing sectors are present in front of agriculture Graduates. Talking about Government jobs, State Agriculture Department recruits Graduates to fill up Officers level posts. In Private Sector agriculture graduates may find jobs in pesticide sector, Fertilizer industry, Agriculture Machinery Industry, Agricultural Products Marketing firms, Food processing based industry, Nurseries, Landscape & Design sector, Dairy Industry.

After completion of B.Sc. Agriculture, Graduates may opt higher education in India & abroad. There are various masters degree programmes are open for all in specialized State and Central Agricultural Universities. After completion of Master’s degree in agriculture one can apply for the position of agriculture scientist, subject matter specialist at Krishi Vigyan Kendra etc. 

Q1. What is the scope of Agriculture?

Ans: Agricultural professionals have big responsibilities to complete the food requirement of increasing population of India. To overcome this situation Government Department of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Plant protection organizations, Banking sector and NGOs and private sectors require B.Sc. Agriculture graduates every year. However, most of the students tend to pursue M.Sc. in different specialized fields of agriculture such as Agronomy, Soil Science, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and vegetable science etc. for better prospect.

Q2. What is the relevance of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture?

Ans: B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture is the most demanding professional degree in the present scenario. Most of the government, banking, NGOs and private sectors have huge requirement to complete their targets and achievements. B.Sc. Agriculture focuses on providing in depth academic intellect along with skills required in field and laboratory. If you want to pursue your career in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, plant pathology entomology, genetics and plant breeding, seed technology and food technology etc. choose B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture for an illustrious career.

Q3. Is it mandatory to have biology in 12th for opting B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture?

Ans: No, it is not mandatory. Students from both biology and mathematics background can opt for B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture.

Q4. What are the industries/institutes that can be targeted for jobs/higher studies in India in Agriculture sector?

Ans. Following institutions and industries are in the search of B.Sc. Agriculture professional Indian agriculture research Institute, New Delhi, G.B.P.U.A&T. Pantnagar, TNAU, Punjab Agriculture University etc. Government Jobs sectors- Department of agriculture, Department of horticulture, Nationalized Banks, Private banks National and state seed corporations, KVKs, NABARD, NGOs, etc. Private companies- like Monsanto, Maharastra hybrid seeds private Ltd. VNR, Rashi seeds, Syngenta, Chambal fertilizers etc.

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