B.Sc Agriculture (UG) Degree Course Admission 2024 at UMU
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Duration

4 Years
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Eligibility

10+2 in Science from any recognized board
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Fees

Total 3,70,000.00 INR only

Admission Open 2024-25 | B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture

About the B.SC (Hons.) Agriculture

B.sc Agriculture at Usha Martin University is an 4 Years undergraduate Course of four years. The programme is designed meticulously by industry experts and highly qualified faculty of the University to prepare a dedicated and skilled workforce in agriculture and its allied sectors.B.Sc Agriculture course is an excellent blend of theory and practical pedagogy, which provides students a perfect exposure to get hands-on experience in the laboratory’s playhouses, experimental plots, and fields within and outside the university in peri-urban rural, and industrial settings.

Some major topics, which students are taught in B.sc Agriculture are modern scientific instruments machinery and techniques in plant and animal-based farming systems, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal and poultry management, basics of biotechnology, etc. Agriculture department of Usha Martin University has well-equipped laboratories, smart classrooms, and well-stocked library, where students get full-fledge atmosphere to acquainted with various facets of agriculture and its related specializations.

Programme Overview

Programme Objectives

The objective of B.sc Agriculture programme at Usha Martin University is to impart high-quality training to students using the fundamental concept of agriculture, thereby they can implement their classroom learnings in developing economically viable, environmentally safer, and sustainable agricultural systems.

Benefits of B.SC Hons Agriculture?
  • There are various options available after the completion of the B.SC Hons Agriculture course. Options start with higher studies in this field such as M.Sc, Ph.D., and M.Phil in Agriculture; which make you eligible for the post of lecturer in any university or college.
  • After completion of this course, graduates become eligible to join agriculture research centers in the government sector.
  • This degree equips students with the skills and competencies required to manage Agripreneurship, work in the agriculture field, conduct research and field surveys, and manage different areas of farming practices.
  • Self-employment opportunities are also available after earning a B.SC Hons Agriculture degree.
  • This degree allows you to join the banking sector by appearing in the IBPS exam, You become eligible for various competitive exams such as FCI, UPSC-IFSC Exam, State forest Exam, NABARD Grade-A Exam, and many more.
Eligibility Criteria for B.sc (Hons) Agriculture

Students who have completed 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from any recognized board/ institute, they are eligible for B.sc Agriculture admission.

Why Usha Martin University For B.SC Agriculture?
  • Usha Martin University is a top Agriculture college in Ranchi/ Jharkhand, renowned for producing high-quality practically trained manpower in agricultural science.
  • The University has an excellent academic infrastructure, renowned academicians, and world-class laboratories.
  • Extensive focus on practical learning, village and industrial tour, and skill development of students.
  • To uplift the knowledge and skills of students, the University organizes national/ international seminars/ conferences/ workshops.
Career Scope after B.SC Hons Agriculture?
  1. B.Sc Hons Agriculture is considered a significant professional degree. The degree provides access to avail wide range of jobs opportunities in both the government and private sectors. A degree in Agriculture from the Best Agriculture College in Ranchi will enlarge your employment opportunities by enhancing your skills to apply the latest emerging science technologies to expand and improve field productivity and crop quality. Self-employment options are also available in this field. The career scope in this field is extremely comprehensive. Students become eligible for various competitive exams such as FCI, State forest Exam, UPSC-IFSC Exam, NABARD Grade-A Exam, and many others. If you have a keen interest in research work, then you can opt for M. Sc in Agriculture degree followed by Ph.D. You can also go for teaching jobs and get employed as a teacher, assistant professor, or professor. If you want to pursue a successful career in the field of agriculture, Admission Open B.SC Hons Agriculture at UMU; apply now.
B. Sc Hons Agriculture Graduates Job Profiles?
  • Agriculture Scientist
  • Agriculture Officer
  • Food Technologist
  • Agriculture Development Officer
  • Rice Breeder
  • Seed Technologist
  • Junior Associate-Research
  • Assistant Plantation Manager
  • Agriculture Technician
  • Crop Consultant
  • Field Agronomist
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Agriculture Science Teacher
  • Farm Manager
  • Pest Control Technician
  • Breeding Manager
  • Agriculture Engineer

Programme Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER

Subject Code Subject Name Credits
BAG111 Fundamentals of Horticulture 2(1+1)
BAG 112 Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 3(2+1)
BAG113 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3(2+1)
BAG114 Introduction to Forestry 2(1+1)
BAG115 Comprehension & Communication Skills in English 2(1+1)
BAG116 Fundamentals of Agronomy 4(3+1)
BAG117/ BAG108 Introductory Biology*/ Elementary mathematics* 2(1+1)*/ 2*
BAG109 Agricultural  Heritage* 1*
BAG1010 Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology 2
BAG1011 Human Values & Ethics (non gradial)** 1**
BAG1112 NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices** 2**
*R: Remedial course; **NC: Non-gradial courses
Total Credits in first Sem. 18+03*+03**

SECOND SEMESTER

Subject Code Subject Name Credits
BAG201 Fundamentals of Genetics 3(2+1)
BAG202 Agricultural Microbiology 2(1+1)
BAG203 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 2(1+1)
BAG204 Fundamentals of Crop Physiology 2(1+1)
BAG215 Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics 2(2+0)
BAG206 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4(3+1)
BAG207 Fundamentals of Entomology 4(3+1)
BAG208 Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education 3(2+1)
BAG209 Communication Skills and Personality Development 2(1+1)
Total Credits in first Sem. 24(16+8)

THIRD SEMESTER

Subject Code Subject Name Credits
BAG301 Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops) 2(1+1)
BAG302 Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 3(2+1)
BAG303 Agricultural Finance and Cooperation 3(2+1)
BAG304 Agri- Informatics 2(1+1)
BAG305 Farm Machinery and Power 2 (1+1)
BAG306 Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices 2 (1+1)
BAG307 Environmental Studies and Disaster Management 3(2+1)
BAG308 Statistical Methods 2(1+1)
BAG309 Livestock and Poultry Management 4(3+1)
Total Credits in first Sem. 23(14+9)

FOURTH SEMESTER

Subject Code Subject Name Credits
BAG401 Crop Production Technology –II (Rabi Crops) 2(1+1)
BAG402 Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping 2(1+1)
BAG403 Renewable Energy and Green Technology 2(1+1)
BAG414  Problematic Soils and their Management 2(2+0)
BAG405 Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops 2(1+1)
BAG406 Principles of Seed Technology 3(1+2)
BAG417 Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture 1(1+0)
BAG408 Agricultural Marketing Trade & Prices 3(2+1)
BAG409 Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change 2(1+1)
BAG410 Elective Course 3 credit
Total Credits in first Sem. 19(11+8)+3+3*(only for students who have not opted for maths or biology as remedial course in first semester)

FIFTH SEMESTER

Subject Code Subject Name Credits
BAG501 Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management 3(2+1)
BAG502  Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management 3 (2+1)
BAG503 Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management 3 (2+1)
BAG504 Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management -I 3 (2+1)
BAG505 Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops) 2 (1+1)
BAG506 Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication 2(1+1)
BAG507 Geoinformatics and Nano-technology and Precision Farming 2 (1+1)
BAG518 Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops) 2 (0+2)
BAG519 Intellectual Property Rights 1(1+0)
 Elective Course 3 credit
Total Credits in first Sem. 21(12+9)+3

SIXTH SEMESTER

Subject Code Subject Name Credits
BAG601 Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management 2 (1+1)
BAG602  Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture 2 (1+1)
BAG603  Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II 3 (2+1)
BAG604  Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables 2 (1+1)
BAG605 Management of Beneficial Insects 2 (1+1)
BAG606  Crop Improvement-II  (Rabi crops) 2 (1+1)
BAG607  Practical Crop Production –II (Rabi crops) 2 (0+2)
BAG608  Principles of Organic Farming 2 (1+1)
BAG609  Farm Management, Production & Resource Economics 2 (1+1)
BAG6110 Principles of Food Science and Nutrition 2(2+0)
BAG6111 Elective Course 3 credits
Total Credits in first Sem. 21(12+9)+3

SEVENTH SEMESTER

Activities Credit Hours
General orientation & On campus training by different faculties 14
Village attachment
Unit attachment in Univ. / College. KVK/ Research Station Attachment 2
Plant clinic 2
Agro-Industrial Attachment 4
Project Report Preparation, Presentation and Evaluation
Total weeks for RAWE & AIA 20

EIGHT SEMESTER

Paper code Title of the module Credits
BAG811 Production Technology for Bioagents and Biofertilizer 0+10
BAG812 Seed Production and Technology 0+10
BAG813 Mushroom Cultivation Technology 0+10
BAG814  Soil, Plant, Water and Seed Testing 0+10
BAG815 Commercial Beekeeping 0+10
BAG816 Poultry Production Technology 0+10
BAG817 Commercial Horticulture 0+10
BAG818 Floriculture and Landscaping 0+10
BAG819 Food Processing 0+10
BAG8110 Agriculture Waste Management 0+10
BAG8111 Organic Production Technology 0+10
BAG8112 Commercial Sericulture 0+10 0+10

Agro- Industrial Attachment

Village Attachment Training Programme

Sl. No. Activity Duration
1. Orientation and Survey of Village 1 week
2. Agronomical Interventions 1 week
3. Plant Protection Interventions 1 week
4. Soil Improvement Interventions (Soil sampling and testing) 1 week
5. Fruit and Vegetable production interventions 1 week
6. Food Processing and Storage interventions 1 week
7. Animal Production Interventions 1 week
8. Extension and Transfer of Technology activities 1 week

Agro Industrial Attachment

  • Students shall be placed in Agro-and Cottage industries and Commodities Boards for 03 weeks.
  • Industries include Seed/Sapling production, Pesticides-insecticides, Post harvest-processing value addition, Agri-finance institutions, etc.

Activities and Tasks during Agro-Industrial Attachment Programme

  • Acquaintance with industry and staff.
  • Study of structure, functioning, objective and mandates of the industry.
  • Study of various processing units and hands-on trainings under supervision of industry staff.
  • Ethics of industry
  • Employment generated by the industry
  • Contribution of the industry promoting environment
  • Learning business network including outlets of the industry
  • Skill development in all crucial tasks of the industry
  • Documentation of the activities and task performed by the students
  • Performance evaluation, appraisal and ranking of students

Minimum Attendance: 85 %

Records: Students will complete the record work/report writing/presentations, etc based on daily field observations recorded in notebooks and weekly diaries maintained by them.

Evaluation Procedure: Students shall be evaluated component-wise under village attachment and agro-industrial attachment. The respective component In-charge Instructor(s), agro-industrial official and course coordinator will evaluate the students as under:

Activity Max. Marks
1. Village attachment training
a. KVK/ARS/NGO scientist 50
b. Report Preparation 10
c. University Committee (Presentation and Viva-Voce) 40
2. Industrial attachment training
a. Industry officials 50
b. Report preparation 10
c. University Committee (Presentation and viva-voce) 40

Assessment parameters (RAWE and AIA):

Parameters Marks (%)
A Village Attachment
Regularity 10
Initiative and creativity 10
General conduct and discipline 10
Work performance 20
B Industrial Attachment
Initiative and compliance 10
General conduct and discipline 10
Project planning and implementation 10
Work performance 20

Modules for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship:  A student has to register 20 credits opting for two modules of (0+10) credits each (total 20 credits) from the package of modules in the VIII semester.

 

Sl. No.     Paper code Title of the module Credits
1.        BAG811 Production Technology for Bioagents and Biofertilizer 0+10
2. BAG812 Seed Production and Technology 0+10
3. BAG813 Mushroom Cultivation Technology 0+10
4. BAG814  Soil, Plant, Water and Seed Testing 0+10
5. BAG815 Commercial Beekeeping 0+10
6. BAG816 Poultry Production Technology 0+10
7. BAG817 Commercial Horticulture 0+10
8. BAG818 Floriculture and Landscaping 0+10
9. BAG819 Food Processing 0+10
10. BAG8110 Agriculture Waste Management 0+10
11. BAG8111  Organic Production Technology 0+10
12. BAG8112 Commercial Sericulture   0+10 0+10

 

NOTE: In addition to above ELP (Experiential Learning Programme) modules other important modules may be given to the students by the university.

 

 

Evaluation of Experiential Learning Programme

Sl. No. Parameters Maximum marks
1. Project Planning and Writing        10
2. Presentation 10
3.  Regularity 10
4. Monthly Assessment 10
5. Output delivery 10
6. Technical Skill Development 10
7.  Entrepreneurship Skills 10
8. Business networking skills 10
9.  Report Writing Skills 10
10.  Final Presentation 10
Total 100

A student can select three elective courses out of the following and offer during 4th, 5th and 6th semesters. The students who have not opted for elementary mathematics or introductory biology have to opt for extra 1 elective subject to fulfill the credit hours.

 

Sl. No. Paper Code Courses Credit Hours
1. BAG4101 Agribusiness Management 3(2+1)
2. BAG4102 Agrochemicals 3(2+1)
3. BAG4103 Commercial Plant Breeding 3(1+2)
       4. BAG4104 Landscaping 3(2+1)
5. BAG5101 Food Safety and Standards 3(2+1)
6. BAG5102 Biopesticides & Biofertilizers 3(2+1)
7. BAG5103 Protected Cultivation 3(2+1)
8. BAG5104 Micro propagation Technologies 3(1+2)
9. BAG6101 Hi-tech. Horticulture 3(2+1)
10. BAG6102 Weed Management 3(2+1)
11. BAG6103  System Simulation and Agro-advisory 3(2+1)
12. BAG6104 Agricultural Journalism 3(2+1)

Registration and Enrollment

The registration requirement is stipulated as below:

 

To Enroll for Minimum no. of credits to be earned
III semester 50 % of the credits registered in I and II semester (OGPA)
V  semester 50 % of the credits registered in I to IV semesters (OGPA)
VII semester 50 % of the credits registered prescribed in I to VI semester (OGPA)

 

In case the student does not meet the above requirements he/she shall not be promoted to the next semester until and unless he fulfills the above mentioned condition. The students must complete the requirements within the maximum time allowed.

The students must complete all the non-credit requirements as specified by the university from time to time.

How to Apply

Usha Martin University offers admissions to wide range of degree programmes ranging from Bachelors to Post Graduate, Ph.D, M.Phil, in addition to diploma programmes. Usha Martin University aims to facilitate its students to select avenues as per their career goals and interest from among our MBA, BBA, B.Com, B.A (English), B.Sc. (Agriculture), BA (Journalism and Mass Communication), B.Sc. (Physiotherapy).

The admission process of Usha Martin University is fairly easy.

Candidates seeking admissions at Usha Martin University, have two options:

Online Applications:

Candidates who wish to apply online can fill up Application form by clicking “APPLY ONLINE” link on website and payment can also be made online through Debit card, Credit Card and Internet Banking.

Note: Those who are not able to make the online payment can send the payment to the University through a DD of Rs. 500/- in favour of Usha Martin University payable at Jharkhand.

 Offline Applications:

Candidates can download the Form from website. If the Application Form is downloaded from the website, the applicants are required to enclose a Demand Draft of `500/- in favour of Usha Martin University, Jharkhand, payable at Jharkhand along with the Application Form, failing which the application shall be rejected.

A duly filled Application Form must be delivered in person or sent through registered post/ speed post/ reputed courier service to ensure that the application form is received by the University within the specified time and date. The form can also be sent to the city office mentioned on the website

Candidates can also collect Application Form from University campus and its selected Branches Offices as mentioned

Note:

After receiving the application form, the candidates will be informed by the University officials within 7 working days, and the information about admission (Through Entrance Exam or Merit Basis) will be intimated to candidates accordingly.

  • If a student admitted to the institute is found to have given any false information or suppressed any material information, his/her admission will be cancelled, and fees will not be refunded.
  • Cost of application fee once paid is non-refundable.
  • The institute does not take responsibility for the delay in transit involved in receipt and delivery of any communication between the institute and the applicant.
  • All disputes are subject to the legal jurisdiction of District Ranchi, Jharkhand, (India).
  • Those who are given provisional admission due to non-declaration of their graduation result are required to submit the marks sheet up to 31st October 2020.
  • Students must follow all the rules and regulations, framed from time to time by the institute. Breach of any of these may render him/her liable for penalty under the rules and/or expulsion from the institute

The University reserves the right to alter the course content of the programmes, rules and regulations, teaching schedule, tuition fee payable, boarding and lodging fees and/or any other matter pertaining to its working. The Management’s decision will be deemed as final in all such matters.

The minimum eligibility criteria for the admissions to BSc. Honours Agriculture shall be as follows:

  • To be eligible, a candidate must have passed 10+2 science examination with PCB/PCBM/PCM/10+2 Agriculture having scored not less than 50% marks in aggregate with condition that candidates coming from different streams must take remedial courses as prescribed.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, physically challenged, war widow and other such categories, a relaxation of 5% would apply as per the Government of India reservation policy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is B.Sc (Hons.) agriculture course?

Ans: B.Sc Hons Agriculture course is a four-year Bachelor’s degree that focuses on the study of agricultural sciences and modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture. The study of agriculture, including crop production, animal husbandry, soil science, agricultural economics, and agricultural engineering, is the main emphasis of a Bachelor of Science program in agriculture (BSc). Students who complete this degree program will have a solid foundation in agricultural science and be equipped to pursue careers in farming, agribusiness, agricultural research, and agricultural policy, among other sectors of the agriculture industry.

Is Ph.D in Agriculture available at Usha Martin University?

Ans. Yes, Ph.D in agriculture available at Usha Martin University

What is the B.Sc Agriculture salary?

Ans. After completing this course, the entry-level salary range that you can expect to earn is approximately INR 15,000–30,000. You can make anywhere from INR 3 to 8 LPA after gaining experience and skills. If you work for the government, you will receive a higher compensation package.

Is NEET a prerequisite for a B.Sc in Agriculture?

Ans. No, admission to B.Sc Agriculture does not require NEET.

What is the duration of the B.Sc. Agriculture course?

Ans. It is a 4-year undergraduate degree.

What is the average fee for the B.Sc. agriculture program?

Ans. It depends on the college type; however, it may start from INR 10,000–100,000.

Is B.Sc Agriculture a good career option after 12th?

Ans: As the world grapples with various new challenges like lack of food and sustainable development, the role of BSc Agriculture graduates becomes crucial. The career growth in the field of agriculture is extensive and the field will grow faster than any other field within the next 5 years.

What are the good career option after B.Sc in agriculture?

Ans: You can work as an agriculture officer, junior engineer, researcher, forest officer, graduate trainee in agriculture, landscaping manager, crop trail officer, agriculture field officer, and so on after earning a B. Sc. in agriculture.

What is the best option in terms of education after B.Sc in agriculture?

Ans: In terms of higher education, one can pursue M.sc, master of science in agriculture. This is the best career option after completing B.sc in agriculture.

What are top colleges for B.Sc in agriculture in Ranchi, India?

Ans: Usha Martin University one of the top college in Ranchi, India for bachelor degree in B.Sc Agriculture programme.

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