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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 

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. 

Course Instructors
Y S NegiProfessor
GK SharmaProfessor
SK GuptaProfessor
Ravinder NathAssociate Professor
Santanu MukherjeeAssistant Professor
Anurag KumarAssistant Professor
Shweta SharmaAssistant Professor
Sanchit ThakurAssistant Professor
Rajendra KumarAssistant Professor
Devanshi PanditAssistant Professor
Ratika KayasthaAssistant Professor
Vinaykumar RachappanavarAssistant Professor
Anshul KumarAssistant Professor
Rahul KumarAssistant Professor
Neeraj Singh PariharAssistant Professor
Frequently Asked Questions

The MS Swaminathan School of Agriculture at Shoolini University has a blend of senior and young faculty with Doctoral degrees in their respective fields. Senior faculty members are leaders in their fields and come with the exposure of working in state agricultural universities and industries, and have ample international exposure. Under the guidance of these senior faculty members, the younger faculty members are also well-trained. All faculty members are enthusiastic and motivated to experiment with promoting scientific agriculture for the benefit of the farming community. 

 

Dr YS Negi is the Dean of the School of Agriculture. With over 38 years of teaching and research experience, he has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. In the past year, 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).

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).

The School of Agriculture follows the course curriculum as prescribed by the ICAR for agricultural education in the country. Along with the prescribed curriculum, all infrastructure and other requirements conveyed by the ICAR are available to students of Agriculture.

At present, the BSc (Hons) Agriculture program is strictly 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, and 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.  

Students of BSc (Hons) Agriculture at Shoolini University enjoy good opportunities in allied areas. They join the government and private enterprises as Agriculture Officers, watershed managers, consultants, and marketing specialists. These profiles are found in a range of industries, including governments, NGOs, INGOs, banks, industrial units, etc. Students also join as marketing, sales and service officers or representatives in agricultural firms such as seed, insecticides, pesticides or agri-implement managers.

Several students join as Research & Development officers or as scientists in agro-based industries such as food processing, agrochemicals, etc. The need for marketing (and e-marketing) specialists in agriculture is also on the rise.

The School of Agriculture at Shoolini University also groom Agripreneurs. They create enterprises in nursery raising, beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, precision agriculture, dairy farming, poultry, etc. 

Along with the prescribed course curriculum, the students of agriculture at Shoolini University are actively engaged in other related and extra-curricular activities. Our students take the lead in organising various functions on occasions like World Food Day, World Soil Day and Parthenium Awareness Week, Science Exhibitions, etc. Additionally, students participate in debates and declamation contests. We emphasise on hands-on-training and all students participate in practical training as well as in extension activities where they are actively engaged in sharing the knowledge they have gained with farmers in the vicinity through field visits.

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.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: 10+2 in PCM/ PCB with minimum 60% marks
  • Admission Criteria: CUET/ NEET/JEE/ SAT or Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT), and faculty interaction
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 60655
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 67500

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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