BSc (Hons) Agriculture

BSc (Hons) Agriculture at Shoolini University aims to provide students with knowledge, core practical skills and competencies in agriculture as well as related fields. Shoolini encourages students to learn more about modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture. 

Started in 2018, the BSc (Hons) Agriculture program lays a special focus on scientific management, diversification of farming, and biodiversity conservation of the Himalayan region. 

The School of Agriculture has been named after Dr MS Swaminathan, a living legend and father of Green Revolution in India. 

Over the years, the demand for well-trained and expert agriculture graduates has increased. To contribute to the resource pool of these graduates, Shoolini University offers BSc (Hons) Agriculture with a special focus on scientific management, diversification of farming, and biodiversity conservation of the Himalayan region. 

Shoolini University is UGC Approved and NAAC Accredited. 

Highlights

As a leading science university of India, Shoolini University offers a highly specialised BSc Agriculture degree 

  • Infrastructure guided by ICAR 
  • Headed by Prof YS Negi (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) 
  • Faculty from Oxford, National Cancer Institute (USA), NIH (USA), IISc & Oxford 
  • Practical experience on university farmlands 
  • Students receive JRF at UG & PG levels 

Career Opportunities

A degree in agriculture prepares you for a wide range of careers in the agriculture industry and ancillary organisations. Being an agro-based economy, India provides vast job opportunities for BSc (Hons) Agriculture in agriculture production, management, development, extension and research. 

  • Agriculture Officers
  • Watershed managers
  • Scientists 
  • Consultants 
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Seed/insecticides/pesticides/agri-implement managers
  • Agri Processing 
  • Research & Development Officers
  • Agripreneurs

Key Areas of Research

Agronomy | Agriculture Economics | Soil Science | Entomology | Himalayan Farming | Crop Diversification | Weed Science | Nutrient Management 

Meet The Faculty

Most faculty members are postdoctoral or leading scientists in their fields and regularly receive grants from national and international funding agencies. Students can also publish research papers with faculty members. Some have received a JRF of up to Rs 30,000 per month.  

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Curriculum

The School of Agriculture follows the course curriculum as prescribed by the ICAR for agricultural education in the country. The course curriculum gives added emphasis on various upcoming sub-fields of plant breeding, biotechnology, floriculture, protective cultivation, apart from the training in the subject fields of the agronomy, soil sciences, vegetable sciences, agricultural economics & policy, food sciences, engineering, veterinary sciences, etc. 

FAQs

Who teaches BSc Agriculture at Shoolini University?

We have a blend of senior and young faculty with Doctoral degrees in their respective fields. They have worked in state agricultural universities as well as industries.

Who is the Dean of School of Agriculture?

Dr YS Negi (PhD from the University of California, Berkeley) is the Dean at the School of Agriculture. He has over 38 years of teaching and research experience. He has worked with some key agriculture universities of India, including the Agro-economic Research Centre (HPU Shimla) and Dr YS Parmar University (Nauni, Solan).

Tell me about the curriculum for BSc Agriculture at Shoolini University?

BSc Agriculture is compliant with the 5th Deans’ committee report of the ICAR. The course curriculum gives added emphasis on various upcoming sub-fields of plant breeding, biotechnology, floriculture, protective cultivation, apart from the training in the subject fields of agronomy, soil sciences, vegetable sciences, agricultural economics and policy, food sciences, engineering, veterinary sciences, etc.

What are the future opportunities after completing BSc Agriculture from Shoolini University?

Student of BSc Agriculture enjoy good opportunities in agriculture and allied areas. They join government and private enterprises. The School of Agriculture also groom Agripreneurs. They create enterprises in nursery raising, beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, precision agriculture, dairy farming, poultry, etc.

What are the unique activities conducted by the School of Agriculture at Shoolini University?

Students of agriculture take the lead in organising events like World Food Day, World Soil Day and Parthenium Awareness Week, Science Exhibitions, etc. Additionally, students participate in debates and declamation contests.

Is practical training part of BSc Agriculture?

We emphasise on hands-on and practical training as well as extension activities where atudents are actively engaged in sharing knowledge with the farmers in the vicinity through field visits.

How do you expose students to industry experience?

Students of BSc Agriculture get industry experience through field visits, lectures, and arranging interaction with experts. Recently, our students visited the prestigious Indian Agricultural Research Institute (New Delhi), Central Soil conservation Research Institute, and the Forest research Institute (Dehradun). In the final year of their program, students get ample exposure of rural agricultural setting and agro-industries through course modules like Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE), Agro-Industrial Attachments (AIA) and the Experiential Learning Program (ELP).

Do we have a strong alumni network?

The recently established MS Swaminathan School of Agriculture at Shoolini University is yet to roll out its first batch of graduates. However, the university has a strong alumni network and agriculture students are going to benefit from this strong network of our illustrious alumni.

Course Information

Eligibility
10+2 in PCM/ PCB with minimum 60% marks.

Admission Criteria
NEET/JEE/ SAT or Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test, and faculty interaction.

Duration
4 years

Semester Fee
₹ 55,700
 
* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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