About B. Sc. (Ag)
The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is the study of the scientific principles underlying the disciplines practiced in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Extension education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Food Technology, Animal Husbandry apart from supporting courses in Basic Sciences, Humanities, and Agricultural Engineering etc.
Agricultural education in India is presently regulated by Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) New Delhi help improve the program also includes a compulsory 1 semester of internship (Rural Agricultural Work Experience). Most of the courses are infused with practicality with emphasis on ‘hands on’ experience and ‘learning by doing’.
In 2006, ICAR has recommended to re-designate B.Sc. (Ag) as B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture and return to a system in 8th semester (Four years).
A degree in agriculture provides you with the knowledge and skills to manage agricultural businesses and enter related jobs in commercial research and advisory work. You are also able to work in the area of agricultural sales, food production and farming journalism.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Agricultural consultant like AO/ AAO
- Soil scientist
- Indian Forest Service (IFS)
- Plant Protection Officer (PPO)
- Farm manager
- Fish farm manager
- Rural practice surveyor
- Bank Sector,
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Animal nutritionist
- Field trials officer
- Magazine journalist
- Newspaper journalist
- Sales executive
Agriculture Department has been striving hard for increasing the production level of various crops including food crops. To achieve this objective the Agriculture Department is implementing a number of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) to incentivize farmers for adopting latest innovative technology to enhance the production. During past few years we have achieved remarkable success in enhancing the production level of some important crops like Paddy, Maize, Vegetables and Saffron thereby improving the economic condition of the farmers. However, there is yet lot more to be done to bring further improvement in the implementation of Agriculture Schemes to make the State self sufficient for this all stakeholders are required to join hands and remain connected.Website of the agriculture department is a step in this direction which aims at to associate to all people like students, stakeholders, Businessmen etc. in this endeavor. I hope that the website of the Agriculture Department will prove beneficial for all and especially for the farming community.
Admission Schedule :
Admission to this course starts in the month of May Every year.
Course duration :
The duration of this course is 4 years. The course is divided into 8 Semesters.
This course is affiliated with I.G. Punjab Technical University (IGPTU), Kapurthala, Punjab and is approved by AICTE, New Delhi, India.
The eligibility conditions to join this course are as follows:
All those candidates who have passed the 10+2 with Agriculture, Physics Chemistry and either Mathematics or Biology conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council.
Examination Schedule :
University examination is taken twice every year as per following schedule.
Odd Semester November and December (Every year)
Even Semester April and May (Every year)
Fee Structure :
The fee structure for the course is notified every year by the University.
Contact Detail for Further Queries :
Admission In charge
Head of Department of Agriculture.