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Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Agriculture

Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Agriculture

Sharda School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS)

  • Programme Code

    SBR0501

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    4 Years

About the Programme

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture is a 4 years professional bachelor degree programme. The curriculum includes theory and practicals over eight semesters and visits and hands-on experience in the laboratories polyhouses experimental plots and fields within and outside the university in peri-urban rural and industrial settings. It includes topics related to agricultural and allied sciences use of modern scientific instruments machinery and techniques in plant and animal based farming systems land surveying soil science water resource management animal and poultry management basics of biotechnology etc. The programme is to get the students acquainted with various facets of agriculture and its related specializations in the well equipped laboratories as well as in real environment in related industry and farming. The main aim of this programme is to use the above mentioned concepts to train students understand and improve agriculture productivity manage processes & products and pave way for future developments through fundamental and mission oriented applied research with a thrust on evolution of bio-safe and eco-friendly high value agricultural production systems.
This ensures that the graduates will be eligible for higher education leading to

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • PEO1: A strong foundation in agricultural and horticultural principles and practices to make students globally competitive.     
  • PEO2: Strong interest in agricultural and horticultural technologies by enhancing the problem-solving skills so that they are motivated to pursue research and entrepreneurship development.
  • PEO3: Expertise on peri-urban agriculture and protected cultivation to address the needs of the growing population and changing environment and demonstrate technology for income and employment generation.
  • PEO4: A sense of responsibility towards the use of scientific knowledge in agriculture for the benefit of farmers.

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

  • PO1: Apply science for the benefit of industry by conducting relevant investigative and trial work.
  • PO2: Develop good agricultural practice, evaluate new techniques, instigate change and be able to contribute effectively to the development of the industry
  • PO3: Identify, formulate, analyze, and evaluate scientific and technical information of global agriculture and its consequences.
  • PO4: Communicate effectively on complex agricultural activities and have enhanced personal and employability skills so that they can work effectively in a professional environment.
  • PO5: Have a clear understanding of various agricultural practices for maintaining food security in current climate scenario 
  • PO6: Become determined individuals who question practice and apply the skills they have learnt to propose effective solutions to real-world agricultural problems in a professional manner
  • PO7: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of agriculture and management principles and apply these to one’s own work or in a team to manage projects.
  • PO8: Apply ethical principles and commit to the professional ethics and responsibility of the agricultural practices.

This course is for individuals who...

Who have interest in agriculture may opt B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture programme which is a great alternate to the B.E/B/Tech/ Agriculture Engineering. Since India is an agrarian country this field will never run out of job opportunities. To be honest qualified professionals are always valued when it comes to agriculture sector.

Students who are looking for...

Career in agriculture sector as Agronomist Soil Scientist Plant breeder Entomologist and many government and private sector jobs.

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 116699 2nd Year 120200 3rd Year 123806 4th Year 127520
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1950 3800*
Programme Structure

S. No

Subject Code*

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Theory Subjects

L

T

P

Total

1

AGL 101

Fundamentals of Agronomy

3

-

-

3

2

AGL 102

Fundamentals of Genetics

2

-

-

2

3

AGL 103

Fundamentals of Soil Science

2

-

-

2

4

AGL 104

Fundamentals of Horticulture

1

-

-

1

5

AGL 105

Fundamentals of Rural Sociology, Educational Psychology

2

-

-

2

6

AGL 106

Introductory Forestry

1

-

-

1

7

AGL 109

Agricultural Heritage

1

-

-

1

8

AGL 111/ AGL 110

Foundation course in Mathematics/ Introduction to Life Sciences

4

-

-

4

Practicals

 

 

 

 

9

ARP101

Communicative English

1

-

2

2

10

AGP 101

Fundamentals of Agronomy Lab

-

-

2

1

11

AGP 102

Genetics Lab

-

-

2

1

12

AGP 103

Fundamentals of Soil Science Lab

-

-

2

1

13

AGP 104

Fundamentals of Horticulture Lab

-

-

2

1

14

AGP 106

Introductory Forestry Lab

-

-

2

1

                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Credits

23

Sr. No

Course Code*

Course Name

Teaching Load

Credits

Theory Subjects

L

T

P

Total

1

AGL 201

Fundamentals of Crop Physiology

2

-

-

2

2

 

AGL 202

Fundamentals of Plant biochemistry & biotechnology

2

-

-

2

3

AGL 203

Fundamentals of Entomology

2

-

-

2

4

AGL 204

Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics

2

-

-

2

 

5

AGL 205

Principles of Organic Farming

2

-

-

2

6

AGL 206

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology and Nematology

2

-

-

2

7

AGL 207

Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices

1

-

-

1

8

AGL 208

Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education

2

-

-

2

 

9

AGL 210

Human values and ethics

2

-

-

2

Practicals

 

 

 

 

10

AGP 201

Crop Physiology Lab

-

-

2

1

11

AGP 202

Plant biochemistry & biotechnology Lab

-

-

2

1

12

AGP 203

Entomology Lab

-

-

2

1

13

AGP 206

Plant Pathology  Lab

-

-

2

1

14

AGP 207

Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices Lab

-

-

2

1

15

AGP 208

Agricultural Extension  Education Lab

-

-

2

1

                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Credits

23

S. No.

Subject code

Subjects

Teaching load

Credits

  Theory subject

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

AGL 301

Crop production technology-I (Kharif crops)

2

-

-

2

2

2

AGL 303

Fundamentals of Plant Breeding

2

-

-

2

2

3

AGL 304

Fundamentals of Microbiology

2

-

-

2

2

4

AGL 305

Agricultural finance and cooperation

2

-

-

2

2

5

AGL 306

Farm Machinery and Power

1

-

-

1

1

6

AGL 307

Principles of integrated pest and disease management

2

-

-

2

2

7

AGL 308

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

2

-

-

2

2

8

AGL 309

Statistical Methods

1

-

-

1

1

9

AGL 310

Introductory soil and water conservation engineering

2

-

-

2

2

10

AGL 311

Livestock and poultry management

2

-

-

                        2

2

Practicals

         

11

AGP 301

Crop production technology-I (Kharif crops) Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

AGP 303

Fundamentals of Plant Breeding Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

AGP 304

Microbiology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

AGP 305

Agricultural Finance and Cooperation Lab

-

-

2

2

1

15

AGP 306

Farm Machinery and Power Lab

-

-

2

2

1

16

AGP 307

Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management Lab

-

-

2

2

1

17

AGP 308

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management Lab

-

-

2

2

1

18

AGP 309

Statistical Methods Lab

-

-

2

2

1

19

AGP 310

Soil and water conservation engineering Lab

-

-

2

2

1

20

AGP 311

Livestock and Poultry Management Lab

-

-

2

2

1

                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Credits

28

 

S. No.

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

  THEORY

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

AGL 401

Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi crops)

2

-

-

2

2

2

AGL 403

Principles of Seed Technology

1

-

-

1

1

3

AGL 404

Problematic Soils and their management

2

-

-

2

2

4

AGL 406

Renewable Energy and Green Technology

1

-

-

1

1

5

AGL 407

Production Technology for Ornamental crops, MAP and Landscaping

1

-

-

1

1

6

AGL 408

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication

1

-

-

1

1

7

AGL 409

Introductory Agro-meteorology and climate change

1

-

-

1

1

8

AGL 410

Agri-Informatics

2

-

-

2

2

9

BAX 101

Protected Cultivation (El. Course)

2

-

-

2

2

PRACTICALS

         

10

AGP 401

Crop Production Technology-II  Lab

-

-

2

2

1

11

AGP 403

  Principles of Seed Technology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

AGP 406

Renewable Energy and Green Technology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

AGP 407

Production Technology for Ornamental crops, MAP and Landscaping Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

AGP 408

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication Lab

-

-

2

1

1

15

AGP 409

Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change Lab

-

-

2

2

1

16

AGP 410

Agri-Informatics Lab

-

-

2

2

1

17

BAY 101

Protected cultivation Lab

-

-

2

2

1

18

CCU 401

Community Connect

-

-

2

2

2

                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Credits

23

 

S. No.

Subject code

Subjects

Teaching load

Credits

  Theory subject 

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

AGL 501

Rainfed agriculture and watershed management

1

-

-

1

1

2

AGL 502

Crop improvement-I (Kharif Crop) 

1

-

-

1

1

3

AGL 503

Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management 

2

-

-

2

2

4

AGL 504

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management -I 

2

-

-

2

2

5

AGL 505

Protected cultivation and secondary agriculture 

1

-

-

1

1

6

AGL 506

Diseases of field and horticultural crops and their management-II 

2

-

-

2

2

7

AGL 507

Production technology for fruit and plantation crops

1

-

-

1

1

8

AGL 508

Agricultural marketing trade and prices

2

-

-

2

2

9

AGL 511

Geoinformatics and Nano technology and precision farming

2

-

-

2

2

10

BAX 102

Elective Course

3

-

-

3

3

Practicals

         

11

AGP 501

Rainfed agriculture and watershed management lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

AGP 502

Crop improvement-I (Kharif crops) Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

AGP 503

Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

AGP 504

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management -I Lab

-

-

2

2

1

15

AGP 505

Protected cultivation and secondary agriculture Lab

-

-

2

2

1

16

AGP 506

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II Lab

-

-

2

2

1

17

AGP 507

Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops Lab 

-

-

2

2

1

18

AGP 508

Agricultural Marketing Trade and Prices Lab

-

-

2

2

1

19

AGP 511

Geoinformatics and Nano Technology and Precision Farming Lab Lab

-

-

2

2

1

20

AGP 512

Practical Crop Production-I (Kharif crops)

-

-

4

4

2

                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Credits

28

S. No.

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

  THEORY

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

AGL 601

Farming system and Sustainable Agriculture

1

-

-

1

1

2

AGL 602

Crop Improvement-II (Rabi crops)

1

-

-

1

1

3

AGL 603

Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management

1

-

-

1

1

4

AGL 604

Farm Management, Production & Resource Economics

1

-

-

1

1

5

AGL 606

Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of fruits and Vegetables

1

-

-

1

1

6

AGL 608

Management of Beneficial Insects

1

-

-

1

1

7

AGL 609

Principles of Food Science and Nutrition

2

-

-

2

2

8

BAX 103

Agribusiness Management

2

-

-

2

2

PRACTICALS

         

9

AGP 602

  Crop Improvement-II (Rabi crops) Lab

-

-

2

2

1

10

AGP 603

Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management   Lab

-

-

2

2

1

11

AGP 606

Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

AGP 608

Management of Beneficial Insect Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

AGP 609

Project Work/Disseration

-

-

4

4

2

14

AGP 610

Practical Crop Production –II  (Rabi crops) Lab

-

-

4

4

2

15

AGP 611

Educational Tour

-

-

4

4

2

                                                                                                                                                                                                Total Credits

20

 

S. No.

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

PRACTICALS

L

T

P

Total

 

1

AGP 701

Student READY Programme (RAWE)

General

-

-

12

12

12

2

AGP 702

Plant Clinic

-

-

08

08

08

3

AGP 703

Project report preparation, presentation and evaluation

 

 

02

02

02

                                                                                                                                                                                              Total Credits

22

 

S. No.

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

PRACTICALS

L

T

P

Total

 

1

AGP 801

Dissertation-II

-

-

30

15

15

2

AGP 802

Dissertation-III

-

-

30

15

15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Total Credits

30

 
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with minimum 55% marks in PCM/PCB.
  • Proficiency in English Communication
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course

This ensures that the graduates will be eligible for higher education leading to

  • Masters Management and Doctorate degrees as well as for employment in
  • Government and Non-Government Institutions including academic managerial and administrative civil services not only in India but also in most countries of Asia Africa middle-east and rest of the world.

Students of this programme are placed in companies with an average annual package of 4.50 LPA to 6.00 LPA

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