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BSc Agriculture

The undergraduate programmes are of four years’ duration. The University offers three undergraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Agriculture. Undergraduate programme under Faculty of Agriculture has been introduced since the before inception of the University i.e. from 2001 under erstwhile North Bengal Campus of BCKV in the year 1999.

Eligibility for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programme:

  • Higher Secondary / Equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology with a minimum of 60% in aggregate. For SC/ST/PWD 50% in aggregate is the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the undergraduate programmes.
  • Admission is being made on the basis of merit. Reservations of seats are maintained for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PWD as prescribed by the State Government time to time.
  • Beside these, reservations are also provided for WB Vocational Stream Courses, CBSE, ICSE and other Board, Hill student of Darjeeling district of West Bengal and ICAR Quota.

 

Allotment of Seats (Total Seats: 66):

  • WBCHSE Board: Gen-22, SC-12, ST-3, OBC-A – 5, OBC-B – 4, PWD-2,
  • West Bengal Vocation Stream: Gen-2
  • CBSE, ICSE & Other Board: Gen-2, OBC-A – 2, OBC-B – 1
  • Hill Quota: Gen-1
  • ICAR Quota: Gen-7, SC-2, ST-1

B. Sc. Agriculture Syllabus as per the ICAR-V Deans’ Committee Recommendations

B. Sc. Agriculture Syllabus ||  Notice 

 

Semester-wise syllabus for B. Sc. Agriculture:

 

First Semester

Course No. Name of the Course Credit Hours Offering Department Associated Departments
AGR 101 Principles of Agronomy 1+1 Agronomy

AGR 102

Agricultural Meteorology

1+1

Agronomy

AGR 103

Livestock Production and Management

2+1

Agronomy

SSC 101

Introduction to Soil Science

2+1

Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry

ECO 101

Principles of Agril. Economics

2+0

Agril. Economics

GPB 101

Crop Physiology

2+1

Genetics and Plant Breeding

PPT 103

Production Technology of Fruit Crops

2+1

Pomology and Post Harvest Technology

AG 101

Communication Skills in English (NC)

1+1

Agriculture

AG 102

Physical Education (NC)

0+1

Agriculture

Total Credit Hours: 13+8=21

 

Second Semester

Course No.

Name of the Course

Credit Hours

Offering Department

Associated Departments

AGR 151

Crop Production Technology-I (Kharif-I)

1+1

Agronomy

AGR 152

Principles of Weed Management

1+1

Agronomy

ENT 151

Plant Parasitic Nematodes and their Management

1+1

Agril. Entomology

AST 151

Fundamentals of Statistics-I

1+1

Agril. Statistics

AST 152

Elements of Computer Application

1+1

Agril. Statistics

GPB 151

Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics

2+1

Genetics and Plant Breeding

EXT 151

Fundamentals and Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology

2+0

Agril. Extension

SSC 152

Agricultural Microbiology

2+1

Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry

PPA 151

Introduction to Plant Pathogens

2+1

Plant Pathology

Total Credit Hours: 13+8=21

 

Third Semester

Course No.

Name of the Course

Credit Hours

Offering Department

Associated Departments

AGR 201

Crop Production Technology-II (Rabi-I)

1+1

Agronomy

AGR 202

Water Management of Field Crops: Principle and Practices

1+1

Agronomy

GPB 201

Principles of Plant Breeding

2+1

Genetics and Plant Breeding

ENT 201

Fundamentals of Entomology

2+1

Agril. Entomology

ECO 201

Agricultural Finance and Cooperation

1+1

Agril. Economics

BCH 201

Biochemistry-I

2+1

Biochemistry

PPA 201

Principles of Plant Pathology and Plant Disease Control

1+0

Plant Pathology

VSC 203

Production Technology of Vegetables and Flowers

2+1

Vegetable and Spice Crops

FMAP

AEN 201

Farm Power, Machinery and Renewable Energy

2+1

Agril. Engineering (Faculty of Technology)

AST 201

Fundamentals of Statistics-II

1+1

Agril. Statistics

AG 201

NSS (NC)

0+1

Agriculture

Total Credit Hours: 15+10=25

 

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Name of the Course

Credit Hours

Offering Department

Associated Departments

AGR 251

Crop Production Technology-III (Kharif-II)

2+1

Agronomy

EXT 251

Dimensions of Agricultural Extension

1+1

Agril. Extension

GPB 251

Breeding of Field/Horticulture Crops

2+1

Genetics and Plant Breeding

PPA 251

Diseases of Field crops and their Management

2+1

Plant Pathology

SSC 251

Soil Science-I (Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility and Fertilizers)

2+1

Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry

ECO 251

Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices

1+1

Agril. Economics

ENT 251

Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management including Beneficial Insect

2+1

Agril. Entomology

AEN 251

Fundamentals of Soil, Water and Conservation Engineering

2+1

Agril. Engineering (Faculty of Technology)

Total Credit Hours: 14+8=22

Fifth Semester

Course No.

Name of the Course

Credit Hours

Offering Department

Associated Departments

AGR 301

Crop Production Technology-IV (Rabi-II)

2+1

Agronomy

AGR 302

Organic Farming

1+1

Agronomy

PPA 301

Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management-I

2+1

Plant Pathology

GPB 301

Principles of Plant Biotechnology

1+1

Genetics and Plant Breeding

ECO 301

Fundamentals of Farm-Business Management (including Product Development, Appraisal and Monitoring)

1+1

Agril. Economics

ENT 301

Crop Pests and Stored Grain Pests and their Management

2+1

Agril. Entomology

BCH 301

Biochemistry-II

1+0

Biochemistry

BCH 302

Agricultural Chemicals

1+0

Biochemistry

PPT 302

Post Harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables

1+1

Pomology and Post Harvest Technology

EXT 301

Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technologies

1+1

Agril. Extension

Total Credit Hours: 13+8=21

 

Sixth Semester

Course No.

Name of the Course

Credit Hours

Offering Department

Associated Departments

AGR 351

Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture

1+1

Agronomy

GPB 351

Principles of Seed Technology

2+1

Genetics and Plant Breeding

ECO 351

Production Economics and Farm Management

1+1

Agril. Economics

SSC 351

Soil Science-II (Soil Physics, Soil Genesis and Classification)

2+1

Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry

SSC 352

Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System (GPS) & Geographical Information System (GIS)

1+1

Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry Agronomy & Agril. Engineering (Faculty of Technology)

VSC 352

Production Technology of Spices, Aromatics, Medicinal and Plantation Crops

2+1

Vegetables and Spice Crops FMAP, PCP

FOR 351

Environmental Science

1+1

Forestry Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry

AEN 351

Protected Cultivation and Post-Harvest Technology

1+1

Agril. Engineering (Faculty of Technology)

EXT 351

Entrepreneurship Development

1+1

Agril. Extension

Total Credit Hours: 12+9 = 21

 

Seventh Semester

Experiential Learning                       20

Module 1

Crop Production Module 

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs

Lead Department

Associated Department

AGR 401

Seed Production Technology

3(1+2)

GPB

Agronomy

SSC 401

Integrated Nutrient Management

3(2+1)

SSAC

Agronomy

SSC 402

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System for Natural Resources Management and Land Use Planning

3(1+2)

SSAC

Agril. Engineering  & Agronomy

AGR 402

Agrometeorology and Crop Modelling

2(1+1)

Agronomy

SSAC & Ag. Statistics

AEN 401

Farm Mechanization

3(1+2)

Agril. Engineering

AGR 403

Integrated Farming Systems

2(1+1)

Agronomy

AGR 404

Water Management

3(1+2)

Agronomy

SSAC

SSC 403

Soil Management (Conservation, Problematic Soil and Soil quality

3(2+1)

SSAC

AGR 405

Organic Farming

3(2+1)

Agronomy

SSAC

 

Module 2

Crop Protection Module

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

Lead Department

Associated Department

ENT 401

IPM (Pest Scouting)

3(2+1)

Agril. Entomology

ENT 402

Management of Post Harvest insect-pests

2(1+1)

Agril. Entomology

ENT 403

Non-insect pests and their Management

3(2+1)

Agril. Entomology

ENT 404

Apiculture

2(1+1)

Agril. Entomology

ENT 405

Bio-control agencies and bio-pesticide (mass multiplication and uses)

2(1+1)

Agril. Entomology

ENT 406

Pesticides and their appliances

3(2+1)

Agril. Entomology

PPA 401

Mushroom cultivation

2(1+1)

Plant Pathology

PPA 402

Epidemiology and Disease Assessment

2(1+1)

Plant Pathology

PPA 403

Bio-control Agents and their Mass Production

3(1+2)

Plant Pathology

PPA 404

Diagnosis and Management of Plant Diseases

3(2+1)

Plant Pathology

PPA 405

Techniques in Plant Pathology

2(0+2)

Plant Pathology

 

Module 3

Social Science Module 

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs Lead Department Associated Department

ECO 401

Project Development, Appraisal and Monitoring

3 (2+1)

Agril. Economics

ECO 402

International Trade

3 (2+1)

Agril. Economics

ECO 403

Government Policies and Programmes Related to Agriculture

2 (2+0)

Agril. Economics

ECO 404

Farm Planning, Budgeting and Production Economics

3 (2+1)

Agril. Economics

EXT-401

Agricultural Journalism

3 (1+2)

Agril. Extension

EXT-402

Audio Visual Communication

3 (1+2)

Agril. Extension

EXT-403

Multimedia Technologies and Cyber Extension

3 (1+2)

Agril. Extension

Agril. Statistics

AST-401

Mathematics

2(2+0)

Agril. Statistics

AST-402

Simulation in Agriculture

2(1+1)

Agril. Statistics

Agronomy & SSAC

AST-403

Designing Field Experiments

3(2+1)

Agril. Statistics

AST-404

Sample Survey Techniques in Agriculture

3(2+1)

Agril. Statistics

AST-405

Econometric Approach in Agriculture

2(1+1)

Agril. Statistics

AST-406

Regression Analysis

2(1+1)

Agril. Statistics

AST-407

Genetical Statistics

2(1+1)

Agril. Statistics

AST-408

Probability Distributions

3(2+1)

Agril. Statistics

 

Module 4

Basic Science Module

Sl. No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

Lead Department

Associated Department

GPB 401

Molecular Breeding

3(1+2)

GPB

GPB 402

Plant Tissue Culture

4(1+3)

GPB

GPB 403

Recombinant DNA Technology

3(1+2)

GPB

GPB 404

Bioinformatics

3(1+2)

GPB

Ag. Statistics

GPB 405

Microbial and environmental Technology

4(1+3)

GPB

SSAC (Micro-biology)

GPB 406

Molecular Diagnostics

3(1+2)

GPB

Plant Pathology

 

Eight Semester

Sl. No. Course Cr. Hrs.
AG 451 RAWE 0+20

 

SUMMARY

SEMESTER

THEORY

 

PRACTICAL

FIRST SEMESTER

13

+

8

SECOND SEMESTER

13

+

8

THRID SEMESTER

15

+

10

FOURTH SEMESTER

14

+

8

FIFTH SEMESTER

13

+

8

SIXTY SEMESTER

12

+

9

SEVENTH SEMESTER*

20

EIGHT SEMESTER

0

+

20

Total Minimum Credit Hours for Under Graduate Course – 171 (167+4 NC)

* In 7th Semester, a student is to opt for one of the four modules and from which he or she has to take at least 20 credit hours.
UG Revised Syllabus (Agriculture)