B.Sc Hons Agriculture Course details, Fees, Eligibility, Admission
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B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

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School of Agricultural Sciences

Duration

Years

Fees Structure

Semester-I

Rs.60,000/-

Semester-II

Rs.60,000/-

Total Fee

Rs.1,20,000/-

 

Overview
B.Sc (Honours) Agriculture is a four-year bachelor's degree that focuses on research and practice in Agricultural Sciences, which would include disciplines like Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Microbiology, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, and so on. The agrarian sector is a major contributor to the global economy, but it has been significantly challenged in recent times by population growth, limited resources, global climate change, and dwindling farming space.
 
Our agricultural enthusiasts hone their skills at K.R. Mangalam University's School of Agricultural Science (SOAS) in order to close the gap between agriculture and human resources. Students are able to gain a fundamentally important understanding of the industry through rigorous site visits and case studies on livestock and crops.
 
K.R. Mangalam University (KRMU) also provides Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE 7 Weeks). Students are given the opportunity to interact with agronomists and experiment in order to bring about a revolution in the field of agriculture. Students gain a better understanding of reality through live experiments, farm visits, and interactions with farmers and scientists. We also offer the opportunity to witness the implementation of new and innovative agricultural techniques in order to meet the population's ever-increasing demand.
 
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agriculture at SOAS have numerous career options after they graduate, including positions in Central and State government, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, agricultural and other universities, research institutions, and more.
 
 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed 10+2 in PCM/PCB/Agriculture from any govt. recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

Programme Details

Programme Highlights
  • Students pursuing this course get in-depth knowledge about the agricultural industry and the various ways to make enhancements in the field.
  • The Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE 7 Weeks) allows students to interact with renowned agronomists, perform various experiments, and visit farms to meet farmers for understanding the ground reality of the industry.
  • Students are provided with high-end farm laboratories. The school has a vermicompost unit, kitchen and farm waste compost unit, mushroom production unit, and honey production unit.
  • KRMU has world-class and the latest agricultural equipment on campus to give its students the best practical training.
  • The school has academic tie-ups with institutions like IARI, CCS
  • This course opens up a wide range of career options for its students including jobs in Central and State government institutions.
  • The course curriculum is designed with a focus on multidisciplinary studies
  • The development of soft skills is done through co-curricular and extracurricular activities 
  • Innovative and interactive teaching methods are used
  • The course curriculum aids the holistic development of students
 
Programme Structure

Semester 1
Course Title Credit
Introductory Agro-Meteorology and climate change 2
Agricultural Heritage 1
Fundamentals of Entomology 4
Fundamentals of Smart Agriculture 2
Fundamentals of soil Science 3
Elementary Mathematics/Introductory Biology 2
Introduction to computers and IT office automation 4
Communication Skills 4
Introduction to statistical methods 2
NSS 2

Semester 2
Course Title Credit
Introduction to the use of sensors artificial intelligence in agriculture 2
Fundamentals of Agronomy 4
Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 3
Fundamentals of genetics 3
Fundamentals of agricultural Extension Education 3
Agricultural Microbiology 2
Soil and Water conservation Engineering 2
Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology 2
Environmental studies 3
NSS/NCC 2

Semester 3
Course Title Credit
Crop Production Technology-1 (Kharif Crops) 2
Fundamentals of Crop Physiology 2
Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 3
Fundamentals of Horticulture 2
Introductory Forestry 2
Livestock and Poultry management 4
Renewable energy and Green Technology 2
Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4
Agriculture Finance and Cooperation 2
Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping 2
Disaster Management 3

Semester 4
Course Title Credit
Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture 1
Production Technology of fruits and Plantation crops 3
Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics 2
Principles of Seed Technology 3
Crop production Technology-2 (Rabi Crops) 2
Production Technology of vegetable and spice crops 3
Farm Machinery and Power 2
Agriculture marketing,Trade and Price 2
Problematic Soils and their management 2
Agriculture informatics 2
Elective Course 3

Semester 5
Course Title Credit
Principles of Integrated Disease Management 2
Pests of crops and stored grains and their management 3
Crop Improvement –1 (Kharif Crops) 2
Geoinformatics, Nanotechnology And precision farming 2
Practical Crop Production-1(Kharif Crops) 2
Rainfed agriculture and watershed management 2
Diseases of field and horticultural crops -1 3
Post-harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables 2
Management of beneficial insects 2
Weed management 2
Elective Course 3

Semester 6
Course Title Credit
Manures, Fertilizers and soil fertility management 3
Diseases of field and horticultural crops -1 3
Entrepreneurship Development and business communication 2
Intellectual Property right 1
Mushroom Cultivation 2
Protected Cultivation and secondary agriculture 2
Principles of organic farming 2
Crop Improvement-II (Rabi Crops) 2
Farm management, Production and Resource Economics 2
Practical Crop Production-II (Rabi Crops) 2
Human Values and Ethics 1
Elective Course 3

Semester 7
Course Title Credit
Commercial Beekeeping 10
Commercial Sericulture 10
Production Technology for Bioagents and Biofertilizers 10
Commercial Horticulture 10
Floriculture and Landscaping 10
Food Processing 10
Mushroom Cultivation Technology 10
Seed Production and Technology 10
Organic Production Technology 10
Soil, Plant, Water and Seed Testing 10
Poultry Production Technology 10
Agriculture Waste Management 10
(Evaluation of Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) 2

Semester 8
Course Title Credit
General orientation & on campus training by different faculties 1
Village attachment 8
Unit attachment in Univ. / College. KVK/ Research Station attachment 5
Plant clinic 2
Agro-Industrial attachment 3
Project report preparation, presentation and evaluation 1

 

Programme Outcomes
  • Becoming more Employable- One of the reasons why you should opt for this course is that it will enhance your employability. After studying Agriculture, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from. Having knowledge in multiple avenues will also help you in getting a good starting salary package. 
  • Gaining confidence in Communication- Another reason why you should consider getting this degree is that you will be able to develop plentiful soft skills. One of those soft skills is your communication abilities. You will be able to speak and write in an efficient and precise manner. 
  • Gaining Knowledge- Gaining a lot of knowledge in the field of Agriculture is another advantage of this course. You can use this knowledge to work on individual projects or to collaborate with a team of like-minded people. The skills that you gain during this course will empower you and give you the confidence to solve real-world problems.
  • People Skills- Individuals in this field need to have people skills that would assist them to work with people. They need to have a sense of sensitivity towards others. Without having this kind of understanding towards other human beings, they won’t be able to work in a team. 
  • Personality Development- Being proficient in a practical and useful field like Agriculture will add an edge to your personality and make you appear more intelligent and charismatic to the outside world. You would easily be able to contribute to the welfare of society by working on innovative projects. 
 

Who should Pursue

There is a growing demand for people who have knowledge in the area of Agricultural Sciences. Many technological advancements have come up in this sector. Studying this subject will enable you to understand the challenges that will come up in this field for future generations. Your degree will help you gain knowledge about the various environmental issues that have been prominent in the past few years. Individuals who are interested in understanding such complex problems and finding innovative solutions for the same should opt for this course. If you are interested to learn about the lives of farmers and their struggles in India, then this course would aid you to do the same.

Sponsored MBA Degree

K.R. Mangalam University offers a Sponsored MBA Degree to all of the new KRMU students who are looking forward to getting enrolled in the UG courses. 
KRMU bears the total course fee i.e. INR 5,20,000 of the deserving student. This is a golden opportunity for the students who wish to pursue MBA after their undergraduate studies.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • The students who wish to avail and pursue a Sponsored MBA Degree from K.R. Mangalam University should be eligible as per the following eligibility criteria:
  • The student must be enrolled in an undergraduate course at KRMU and needs to score more than 8.0 CGPA
  • Students must clear all of the papers/exams across the tenure in the first attempt
  • The student must have 75% or more attendance during the whole course period
  • The student should not have any disciplinary charges against him/her during the whole period of their undergraduate degree
 

Financial Assistance

K.R. Mangalam University partnered with the leading banks to help you to finance your dream course through Education Loan. You only have to start repaying one year after finishing your course or six months after you get a job.

Benefits:

  • Quick and Instant
  • Includes tuition fees, books cost, hostel fees, airfare.
  • Concessional rate of interest.
  • Speedy disposal of loan applications
  • Availability of the loan across the country
  • Up to 100% loan with lower interest rate and zero processing fees
  • Repayment tenure ranging from 5-15 years.
 

Career Options

There are various areas in which you can build a good career after graduating from this course. Some of these paths are well-known, while others aren't much of a common choice. Here is the list of some of the possible career routes that you can take up after completing this course:
  • Research Officer
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Agriculture Officer
  • Agriculture Loan Officer (in Banks)
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Farm Manager
 

Placements

K.R. Mangalam University believes in shaping a bright future for its students that is why it offers only the best of the placement opportunities available in the market. Students of KRMU have secured handsome salary packages through college placements. The university also provides career counseling services to students who are confused about their careers. Additionally, it encourages its students to build a strong professional network so that they can work in their dream jobs when they want to. Some of the top companies offering jobs to students are mentioned below:
  • Mahindra Agri
  • Reliance Foundation
  • JK Agri Genetics Ltd
  • SBI
  • Cargill
  • The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
  • Bayer
  • John Deere
  • CNH Industrial

 

Faq

If you are seeking admission in this course, you need to first fill out the application form at admissions.krmangalam.edu.in. Then you will get a link for the admission test at your registered email address. Once you complete the test, your interview will be scheduled with one of the faculty members at KRMU. Upon selection, you have to submit the required documents and fee.

The KRMU has some of the best on-campus hostels for its students. The premises are spacious and well-ventilated. Additionally, KRMU has excellent learning facilities like classrooms, labs, a moot court, and a museum.

Yes, students have access to high-quality transportation services at the university. KRMU provides its transportation facilities to all of the parts of Delhi-NCR. Shuttle Services from the Rajiv Chowk and HUDA Metro Station are also available.

Yes, the university offers top-notch hostel facilities to its students. The premises are spacious and well-ventilated. KRMU ensures to maintain an optimistic and rejuvenating atmosphere for the students so that they feel completely comfortable during the course of their studies.

Yes, KRMU has certain provisions for financial assistance to its students. It has collaborated with some of the top banks to provide some educational loans. To know more about the financial aid given by KRMU, Click here.

 

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