Under MSc Agriculture (Agronomy), Shoolini University provides the study of sustainable agriculture, ways to improve and increase agricultural productivity, theories to understand and create food security etc. Students apply such learnings to real-world situations by combining research with in-depth instruction in Climatology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Physiology and Plant Breeding.
Most of the faculty is an alumnus of global universities such as Oxford, NIH, NCI, John Hopkins Medical School, as well as top universities of India like IISc, JNU, DU, and ZSI. Many faculty members have received grants from National and International funding agencies.
Key areas of research
Weed Science | Nutrient Management | Water Management | Crop Management | Soil Management
Career Opportunities in MSc Agriculture (Agronomy)
|Sr. No.||COURSE NAME||CREDITS||COURSE TYPE|
|Semester I||1||Modern Concepts In Crop Production||3||Core|
|2||Principles And Practices Of Soil Fertility And Nutrient Management||3||Core|
|3||Principles And Practices Of Weed Management||3||Core|
|4||Agronomy Of Oilseed, Fibre And Sugar Crops||3||Core|
|5||Library And Information Services||1||Compulsory|
|6||Technical Writing And Communications Skills||1||Compulsory|
|7||Intellectual Property And Its Management In Agriculture||1||Compulsory|
|Semester II||1||Principles And Practices Of Water Management||3||Core|
|2||Agrometeorology And Crop Weather Forecasting||3||Core|
|3||Agronomy Of Major Cereals And Pulses||3||Core|
|4||Agronomy Of Medicinal, Aromatic And Under-Utilized Crops||3||Core|
|6||Principles And Practices Of Organic Farming||3||Core|
|8||Basic Concepts In Laboratory Techniques||1||Compulsory|
|9||Agricultural Research, Research Ethics And Rural Development Programmes||1||Compulsory|
|Semester III||1||Agronomy Of Fodder And Forage Crops||3||Core|
|2||Agrostology And Agroforestry||3||Core|
|4||Mechanism Of Herbicide Action||3||Core|
|Semester IV||1||Master’S Research||13||Core|
|Minimum Credit Requirements for Master’s Programme|
Frequently Asked Questions
Who teaches MSc Agriculture (Agronomy) at Shoolini University?
The MS Swaminathan School of Agriculture at Shoolini University has a blend of senior and young faculty with Doctoral degrees in their respective fields. 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.
What are the future opportunities after completing MSc in Agriculture (Agronomy) from Shoolini University?
After completing this degree from Shoolini University, students can work as data analysts in Agri-startups and tech firms or work in banks and other financial firms. Students can also pursue an academic career by enrolling in a PhD Agriculture program.
Is practical training a part of this course?
Yes, we emphasise hands-on experience, and all students participate in practical training as well as in extension activities where they share the knowledge they gained with farmers through field visits. Shoolini University has a crop cafeteria for day-to-day field practicals, small-scale milk unit, Kalaghat Farm for research and demonstration purposes as well as instructional farms to grow seasonal crops as per the course curriculum. Our students take the lead in organising events on occasions like World Food Day, World Soil Day and Parthenium Awareness Week, Science Exhibitions, etc.
How do you expose students to industry experience?
We organise regular field visits, lectures, and interactions with experts. In their final year of the program, students are exposed to rural agricultural settings and agro-industries through course modules like Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE), Agro-Industrial Attachments (AIA) and the Experiential Learning Program (ELP).
What are the placement opportunities available for students who have completed MSc in Agriculture (Agronomy) at Shoolini University?
Our fully functional Placement Cell with its team of experienced professionals has tie-ups with industry giants and multi-national corporations who visit Shoolini campus during Placement Week for On-the-Spot Placements. Our ‘Mission 130’ provides 100 per cent employability to students with 30 per cent in top companies.
Do you have a strong alumni network?
Yes! The Shoolini Alumni Association organises Alumni Meet every year where alumni get together to share their valuable experiences with current students. We also invite outstanding alumni for expert talks, workshops, and seminars.
Eligibility: BSc Agriculture/Horticulture/ Forestry with 6/10 OGPA or 60%.
Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT), and faculty interaction
Duration: 2 years
Himachal Pradesh Domicile : ₹65000
Others : ₹70000