B.Sc. Agriculture is a 4-year professional undergraduate degree awarded by Indian Universities for 10+2 students preferably with Science stream.
Admission to the course is mostly entrance exam based. KEAM, EAMCET are a few entrance exams conducted for admission to the course. There are 42 State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), 1 Central Agricultural University (CAU), 5 Deemed Universities (DUs) and 4 general Central Universities with Agriculture faculty in India. These institutions provide admission at UG level in 11 disciplines and about 15,000 students get enrolled every year. The course is not so popular among students but the demand for trained professionals in agriculture is very high.
The curriculum involves the study of agriculture sciences and the use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal, and poultry management, basics of biotechnology, etc. B.Sc. Agriculture Syllabus includes subjects such as Agronomy, Plant Biochemistry, Water Management Engineering, Study of Pests and Crops, amongst many others.
Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Eligibility||10+2 in Science stream from a recognized educational board|
|Admission Process||Entrance exam based|
|Course Fee (per year)||INR 10,000-50,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2-4.5 Lacs|
|Top Recruiters||DuPont India, Rallies India Limited, Advanta Limited, National Agro Industries, Raasi Seeds, ABT Industries, and others such.|
|Job Positions||Agriculture officer, Assistant Plantation Manager, Agricultural Research Scientist, Agriculture Development Officers, Agriculture Technician, Agriculturists, Business Development Executive, Marketing Executive, etc.|
This course focuses on teaching students how to prosper agricultural sciences using modern scientific equipment and techniques. Covering aspects of water resource management, land surveying, soil sciences, and poultry management among various others, the main objective of the course is to teach students how to improve agricultural productivity.
Interested aspirants for the course are required to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.
Apart from this, candidates possessing Intermediate in Agriculture stream (limited states) are also eligible to apply. Depending on the university, the eligibility varies in terms of a combination of subjects. Eligibility criteria also vary for reserved categories as per the reservation guidelines of GOI.
Admission in universities or institutes offering the course is done basically in two modes. It is done either based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination (Direct Admission) or written exam conducted by the university/institution that offers the degree.
The details on how to apply for B.Sc. degree in Agriculture can be collected from the authorized website of the institution along with the information on course details and the available number of seats. The application forms can be obtained either through the college office or from the concerned web portal.