Bachelors of Agriculture in RIMT University

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

Agriculture plays a crucial role in the Indian economy. Almost 60 percent of the Indian workforce is involved in agriculture, but that has not resulted in substantial growth of the sector. In fact, its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has dwindled to less than 25 percent. It is time that students explore this largely unknown arena.

Eligibility and admission

10+2 or equivalent in Science/Agriculture with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Curriculum highlights

The curriculum has been revised and implemented as per recommendations of the Fifth Deans’ Committee constituted by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research). The curricula includes practical aspects in most of the courses to prepare the students in skill development. The fourth (final ) year of the progrmme is exclusively meant for ELP (Experiential Learning Programme) / Hands-on Training / Industry exposure and RAWE (Rural Agriculture Work Experience). All out efforts will be made to impart practical training to the students to make them market ready and/or capable of starting their own enterprises so that they become job-providers rather than job-seekers.

Semester I

  • Fundamentals of Agronomy
  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology
  • Comprehension & Communication skills in English
  • Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology
  • Agricultural Heritage
  • Human Values & Ethics
  • Introductory Biology
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • NCC/NSO/NSS/Yoga

Semester II

  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Fundamentals of Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education
  • Farm Machinery and Power
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Crop Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Basic Statistics
  • NCC/NSO/NSS/Yoga

Semester III

  • Crop Production Technology-I (Kharif Crops)
  • Livestock and Poultry Management
  • Fundamentals of Entomology
  • Fundamentals of Plant Breeding
  • Production Technology for Vegetable and Spices
  • Agricultural Informatics
  • Agricultural Finance and Cooperation
  • Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

Semester IV

  • Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi Crops)
  • Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Introductory Agrometeorology and Climate Change
  • Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping
  • Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops
  • Principles of Seed Technology
  • Problematic Soils and their Management
  • Renewable Energy and Green Technology
  • Fundamentals of Plant Biotechnology

Semester V

  • Practical Crop Production-I (Kharif Crops)
  • Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management
  • Pests of Crops, Stored Grains and their Management
  • Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-I
  • Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops)
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management
  • Geoinformatics, Nanotechnology and Precision Farming
  • Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices

Semester VI

  • Practical Crop Production-II(Rabi Crops)
  • Principles of Organic Farming, protected cultivation and secondary agriculture
  • Management of Beneficial Insects
  • Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management
  • Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Crop Improvement-II (Rabi Crops)
  • Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II
  • Principles of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics

Semester VII

  • Agro-Industrial Attachment / In-Plant Training/ Rural Agricultural Work Experience

Semester VIII

  • Experiential Learning Modules

The programme is of 4 years, spread across 8 semesters. During each semester, students will face different sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical workshops along with laboratory sessions.

The demand for trained professionals in the field of agriculture is high in Central/State governments, seed/pesticide/fertilizer companies, banks etc. After completing B. Sc. (Agri.) candidates can look for higher education programs such as MBA in Agri-Business, M. Sc. in Crop Physiology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Protection, Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Floriculture & Landscaping, Soil Science, etc.

Program Fee (Per Semester) Amount
Semester Fee 36500
Scholarship Category A 14600
Scholarship Category B 21900
Scholarship Category C 29200

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