• agriculture

Agriculture

Home / Programs / B.Sc / Agriculture

Message From The Dean
Dr. V. D. Khanpara

Agriculture is the backbone of our country and the major segment of our population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. The Government of India has supported Agricultural Education and Research through their successive five-year plan, thereby achieving green revolution which resulted in a significant jump in the agriculture production. India’s Green Revolution programme went a long way in making India self-sufficient in wheat and rice production. Today we have great challenges to overcome the problems of climate change, green house effect, global warming,environmental pollution, ozone depletion, change in the pest scenario, production of healthy food and many more. Therefore, there is a tremendous scope for agricultural development in India.

Marwadi University’s offering B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture is our foray into creating the finest agriculture professionals for the country. With the support of profound academicians, a superlative top management and industrial contacts we will make a mark in this prestigious profession. Marwadi University is emphasizing more on practical work compared to classroom teaching. The students of faculty of Agriculture Science go through the following practical work:

  1. Rural Awareness Works Experience (RAWE)
  2. Experiential Learning Programme (ELP)
  3. Training about Practical Crop Production

After pursuing the degree of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture one can build a career in either, private or public sector. One can pursue MBA in Agricultural Business Management or M.Sc. (Agri.) or Ph.D. in specialized subjects of Agricultural Science.

Educational
Objectives

The course of B. Sc. ( Hons. ) Agriculture at Marwadi University is designed to fulfill the following objectives:

  • To acquire requisite knowledge, skill and attitudes to deal with existing and emerging challenges of the agricultural sector.
  • To motivate the students towards innovative thinking.
  • To develop strong leadership, interpersonal team-building and entrepreneurial skills required to identify and utilize opportunities in agriculture science.
  • To obtain solid ground in scientific as well as technical principles
  • To provide practical in-field knowledge in agricultural science.

Scope of
Employment

  • One can build a career in either, private or public sector after pursuing the degree of B. Sc. (Hons.)  Agriculture .
  • Students have tremendous scope in industries like Pesticides, Fertilizers, Seeds, Micro irrigation, Tractor, Agro based industries etc.
  • Agro processing units, Export-import units, banking sector.
  • Plant tissue culture labs.
  • Cold storage units.
  • One can pursue MBA in Agriculture Business Management, M. Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. in specialized subjects for better future.
  • Whatever the option, opportunities are plenty.

Student
Outcomes

After completion of this course, the students will be able to;

  • Develop the ability to apply the knowledge of agricultural science.
  • Gain the aptitude to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret results
  • Function as part of the multidisciplinary team for various academic or industrial interests
  • Develop a flair for creative thinking to design a system or process to meet the required needs for a related industry
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively with peers, professionals and society
  • Develop the ability to undertake higher level academic as well as industrial research
  • Develop  sense of contemporary and relevant issues in the field of agriculture

Eligibility
Criteria

The candidate should have passed Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination in Science stream with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology from any statutory Board / University in Gujarat State as well as in other states.English is compulsory subject.

Apply Now

Graduate Programs

Syllabus

Semester I
Serial No.Course codeCourse nameCreditsTotalSyllabus
116AS0101Agricultural Heritage1+01View
216AS0102Fundamentals of Soil Science2+13View
316AS0103Introductory Agro meteorology and Climate Change1+12View
416AS0104Agricultural Microbiology1+12View
516AS0105Agri- Informatics2+13View
616AS0106Introductory Botany1+12View
716AS0107Fundamentals of Horticulture1+12View
816AS0108Fundamentals of Plant Pathology2+13View
916SL0101Comprehension & Communication Skills in English1+12View
1016MA0101Elementary Mathematics2+02View
1116PE0101NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices (Non-gradial)0+1*1View
Semester II

1216PE0201NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices(Non-gradial)0+1*1View

Serial No.Course codeCourse nameCreditsTotalSyllabus
116AS0201Fundamentals of Agronomy3+14View
216AS0202Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management2+13View
316AS0203Statistical Methods2+13View
416AS0204Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics2+02View
516AS0205Introductory Soil and Water Conservation Engineering1+12View
616AS0206Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry2+13View
716AS0207Fundamentals of Genetics2+13View
816AS0208Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops1+12View
916AS0209Introductory Plant Nematology1+12View
1016GS0201Human Values & Ethics (Non-gradial)1+01View
1116SL0201English for Special Purpose1+12View
Semester III
Serial No.Course codeCourse nameCreditsTotal
116AS0301Crop Production Technology-I (Kharif Crops)1+12
216AS0302Problematic Soils and their Management2+13
316AS0303Fundamentals of Entomology2+13
416AS0304Agricultural Finance and Co-operation2+13
516AS0305Farm Machinery and Power1+12
616AS0306Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education2+13
716AS0307Fundamentals of Plant Breeding2+13
816AS0308Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices1+12
916AS0309Fundamentals of Crop Physiology2+13
1016PE0301NSS (Non-gradial)0+1*1
Semester IV
Serial No.Course codeCourse nameCreditsTotal
116AS0401Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi Crops)1+12
216AS0402Weed Management2+13
316AS0403Soil, Plant and Water Testing0+22
416AS0404Principles of Integrated Pest Management1+12
516AS0405Management of Beneficial Insects1+12
616AS0406Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices2+13
716AS0407Renewable Energy and Green Technology1+12
816AS0408Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology2+02
916AS0409Principles of Integrated Disease Management1+12
1016AS0410Principles of Seed Technology2+13
1116AS0411Intellectual Property Rights1+01
1216AS0412Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping1+12
1316PE0401NSS (Non-gradial)0+1*1
Semester V
Serial No.Course codeCourse nameCreditsTotal
116AS0501Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture1+01
216AS0502Geoinformatics and Precision Farming1+12
316AS0503Practical Crop Production- I (Kharif Crops)0+11
416AS0504Introductory Biotechnology1+12
516AS0505Pest of Field Crops and Stored Grains and their Management2+13
616AS0506Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture1+12
716AS0507Communication Skills and Personality Development1+12
816AS0508Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and Their Management- I2+13
916AS0509Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops)1+12
1016AS0510Ruminant Production and Management2+13
1116AS0511Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables1+12
Semester VI
Serial No.Course codeCourse nameCreditsTotal
116AS0601Principles of Organic Farming1+12
216AS0602Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management1+12
316AS0603Practical Crop Production- II (Rabi Crops)0+11
416AS0604Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics2+13
516AS0605Pest of Horticultural Crops and  their Management2+13
616AS0606Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication1+12
716AS0607Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and Their Management- II2+13
816AS0608Crop Improvement-II (Rabi Crops)1+12
916AS0609Commercial Plant Breeding1+12
1016AS0610Landscaping1+12
1116AS0611Poultry Production and Management1+12
1216ES0601Environmental studies and Disaster Management2+13