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B. Sc. (Hons.) - Agriculture
Key Facts & Figures
Type
Bachelor
Degree
B. Sc. (Hons.) - Agriculture
Eligibility
Semester Fee
33,000 INR
Mode of study
Full-time
Medium of Instruction
English
Credit Points
185
Location
DAV University Campus
Start date
July-August
B. Sc. (Hons.) - Agriculture
PSCAE Recognized

The 4-Year B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) program is recognized by the Punjab State Council for Agriculture Education. Our B.Sc. Agriculture program prepares students for a fulfilling career in agricultural practice, teaching, and research. Explore diverse career pathways in agriculture, including research, public health, and industry management.

The Faculty of Agriculture Sciences at DAV University is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education in agriculture that goes beyond traditional classroom learning. Its mission is to equip students with not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills, ensuring they are well-prepared to tackle the complex challenges confronting the agricultural sector.

Eligibility

10+2 with PCB/PCMB/PCM/Inter-agriculture (ACB) with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST students)

Why this programme?

Collaborate with renowned faculty on groundbreaking research projects, contributing to advancements in agriculture and engaging in research projects that align with your interests and career goals.

Career Prospects: Agricultural science graduates are in high demand, with a wide range of career opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, and environmental management.

Sustainability Focus: Learn about sustainable farming practices and play a role in addressing global challenges like food security and environmental conservation.

Elective Options: Customize your education with a variety of elective courses in areas like biotechnology, precision agriculture, or sustainable farming.

Internships: Gain hands-on experience through internships with industry partners.

Capstone Project:Conclude your studies with a capstone project that showcases your expertise.

Labs & Farms:

Agronomy Lab: The agronomy lab is equipped with modern instrumentation for soil analysis, precision planting tools, climate control systems, and plant growth chambers, facilitating research on crop physiology, nutrient management, and sustainable farming practices.

Soil Science: This lab focuses on soil analysis, testing, and research related to soil fertility, composition, and management practices.

Plant Science: This lab is dedicated to the study of plant physiology, anatomy, and genetics, including experiments related to plant growth, development, and breeding.

Crop Science: Here, students might conduct experiments related to crop production, agronomy, crop improvement, and crop protection methods.

Horticulture: This lab specializes in the study of fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscaping techniques, often including facilities for tissue culture and greenhouse experimentation.

Entomology: In this lab, students explore the world of insects, studying their biology, ecology, behavior, and management strategies for pest control.

Plant Pathology: Focused on the identification and management of plant diseases, this lab may include facilities for disease diagnosis, pathogen isolation, and research on disease-resistant crops.

Agricultural Engineering: This lab is equipped with tools and equipment for research in agricultural machinery, irrigation systems, post-harvest technology, and agricultural structures.

Biotechnology: This lab focuses on applications of biotechnology in agriculture, including genetic engineering, molecular breeding, and bioprocessing techniques.

Environmental Science: Dedicated to studying the impact of agriculture on the environment and developing sustainable practices, this lab might focus on topics like water quality, pollution control, and ecosystem management.

Agriculture Land & Farm: Well-developed farms serve as invaluable assets for both conducting research experiments and providing hands-on practical training to agricultural graduates. These farms offer a dynamic environment where students can apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios and gain valuable insights into agricultural practices.

Hi-tech Polyhouses: Hi-tech polyhouses employ advanced technologies to optimize growing conditions, enhancing crop yields and quality while minimizing environmental impact. These cutting-edge structures revolutionize agriculture by providing controlled environments for year-round cultivation of crops.

Courses
Semester I
  • Fundamentals of Agronomy
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • Fundamentals of Genetics
  • Communication Skills and Personality Development
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • Introductory Agro-Meteorology & Climate Change
  • Agricultural Heritage
  • Introductory Biology
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Introduction to Forestry
  • NSS/ NCC/ Physical Education & Yoga Practices
Semester II
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education
  • Fundamentals of Crop Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Entomology
  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Fundamentals of Plant Breeding
  • Agri-Informatics
  • Comprehension and Communication Skills in English
  • Human Values and Ethics
  • NSS/ NCC/ Physical Education & Yoga Practices
Semester-III
  • Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops)
  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
  • Agricultural Finance and Cooperation
  • Farm Machinery and Power
  • Principles of Seed Technology
  • Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices
  • Statistical Methods
  • Livestock and Poultry Management
  • Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology
  • NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices
Semester-IV
  • Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi Crops)
  • Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping
  • Renewable Energy and Green Technology
  • Manure, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management
  • Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops
  • Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agricultural Marketing Trade and Prices
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Introduction to Protected Cultivation/Introduction to Beekeeping/Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation /Introduction to Non-Conventional Farming
  • Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
  • NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices
Semester-V
  • Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management
  • Problematic Soils and Their Management
  • Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and Their Management
  • Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and Their Management-I
  • Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops)
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication
  • Geoinformatics and Nano-Technology and Precision Farming
  • Practical Crop Production-I (Kharif Crops)
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Principles and Practices of Protected Cultivation/Principles and Practices of Mushroom Cultivation/Principles and Practices of Beekeeping/Principles and Practices of Non-Conventional Farming
Semester-VI
  • Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management
  • Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture
  • Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and Their Management-II
  • Post-Harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Management of Beneficial Insects
  • Crop Improvement-II (Rabi Crops)
  • Practical Crop Production-II (Rabi Crops)
  • Principles of Organic Farming
  • Farm Management, Production, and Resource Economics
  • Principles of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Commercial Protected Cultivation/Commercial Beekeeping/Commercial Mushroom Cultivation/Commercial Non-Conventional Farming
Semester-VII
  • General Orientation and On-Campus Training by Different Faculties, Village Attachment, Unit Attachment in Univ/College/KVK/Research Station
  • Plant Clinic
  • Agro-Industrial Attachment
Semester-VIII
  • Commercial Horticulture
  • Commercial Apiculture
  • Mushroom Cultivation Technology
  • Organic Production Technology

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