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MSc Agriculture

The Master’s Degree Programme is offered in different disciplines under the Faculty of Agriculture. The residential requirement is 2 years for Master’s Degree Programme.

Eligibility for Admission to Postgraduate Degree Programme :

  • A candidate seeking admission to Masters Degree Programme should possess Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from a recognized University with a minimum OGPA 6.5 in 10 point scale and at least 60% marks in Higher Secondary or equivalent examination to apply for admission. The minimum OGPA and marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates are 6.00 and 50% respectively. Candidates who have passed Bachelors Degree with at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) under traditional system may also apply.

Allotment of Seats:  

(i)   Agricultural Economics – 6
(ii)   Agricultural Entomology – 7
(iii)   Agricultural Extension – 6
(iv)   Agricultural Statistics – 5
(v)   Agronomy – 8
(vi)   Biochemistry – 6
(vii)   Genetics & Plant Breeding – 7
(viii)   Plant Pathology – 7
(ix)   Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry – 8

Semester-wise syllabus for M. Sc. Agriculture:

Department of Economics

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
AG ECON 501* MICRO ECONOMIC THEORY AND APPLICATION 2+0
AG ECON 502* MACRO ECONOMICS AND POLICY 2+0
AG ECON 503* EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT 1+0
AG ECON 504* AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION ECONOMICS 1+1
AG ECON 505* AGRICULTURAL MARKETING & PRICE ANALYSIS 2+1
AG ECON 506* RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES 1+1
AG ECON 507* ECONOMETRICS 2+1
AG ECON 508* LINEAR PROGRAMMING 1+1
AG ECON 509* AGRICULTURAL FINANCE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2+1
AG ECON 511 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 1+1
AG ECON 512 INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS 1+0
AG ECON 513 AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY ANALYSIS 2+0
AG ECON 514 NATURAL RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 1+1
AG ECON 515 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 1+0
AG ECON 516# COMPUTER APPLICATION FOR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 2+1
AG ECON 517 RURAL MARKETING 2+0
AG ECON 518 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING 2+0
AG ECON 591 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
AG ECON 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20

* Compulsory for Master’s programme

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Department of Agricultural Entomology

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ENT 501* INSECT MORPHOLOGY 1+1
ENT 502* INSECT ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND NUTRITION 2+1
ENT 503 PRINCIPLES OF TAXONOMY AND CLASSIFICATION OF INSECTS 2+1
ENT 504* INSECT ECOLOGY 1+1
ENT 505 INSECT PATHOLOGY 1+1
ENT 506* BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF CROP PESTS AND WEEDS 1+1
ENT 507* TOXICOLOGY OF INSECTICIDES 2+1
ENT 508 PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS 1+0
ENT 509* PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 1+1
ENT 510* PESTS OF FIELD, HORTICULTURAL AND PLANTATION CROPS AND STORAGE ENTOMOLOGY 3+1
ENT 511* INSECT VECTORS OF PLANT VIRUSES AND OTHER PATHOGENS 1+0
ENT 512 COMMERCIAL ENTOMOLOGY 1+1
ENT 591 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
ENT 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20

* Compulsory for Master’s programme

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Department of Agricultural Extension

Course No. Course-Title Credit Hour Remarks
Master Degree Major/Core Courses
EXT-501 DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES OF EXTENSION EDUCATION

2+0

Semester-I
EXT-502 DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT THROUGH E-EXTENSION

3+1

Semester-I
EXT-503 RESEARCH METHODS IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

3+1

Semester-I
EXT-551 DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF INNOVATIONS

2+1

Semester-II
EXT-552 ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN EXTENSION

3+1

Semester-II

EXT-553

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

2+1

Semester-II
EXT-698 MASTER’S SEMINAR

1+0

Semester-IV
EXT-699 MASTER’S RESEARCH

20

Semester-IV

Minor Courses

EXT-504 PARTICIPATORY METHODS FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER

1+1

Semester-I (Odd)
EXT-505 VISUAL COMMUNICATION

1+1

Semester-I (Odd)
EXT-554 RURAL SOCIOLOGY

2+0

Semester II (Even)
EXT-555 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

2+0

Semester II (Even)
EXT-601 GENDER SENSITIZATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

1+1

Semester III (Odd)
EXT-602 BASIC IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

1+2

Semester III (Odd)
EXT-603 PERSPECTIVES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

1+1

Semester III (Odd)
EXT-604 MARKET-LED  EXTENSION

1+1

Semester III (Odd)

Supporting Courses

ANY COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS ESPECIALLY FROM AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS DEPARTMENT

05

Semester-ISemester IISemester III

 

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 Department of Agricultural Statistics 

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
STAT 500 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS 3+1
STAT 501 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR RESEARCH WORKERS 2+1
STAT 502 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR BIOLOGY 2+1
STAT 503 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR RESEARCH WORKERS 2+1
STAT 504 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES 2+1
STAT 505 TIME SERIES ANALYSIS 2+1
STAT 506 LINEAR PROGRAMMING 2+1
STAT 507 ECONOMETRICS 2+1
STAT 508 BIOMETRICAL GENETICS 2+1
STAT 551 MATHEMATICAL METHODS-I 3+0
STAT 552 MATHEMATICAL METHODS-II 2+0
STAT 560 PROBABILITY THEORY 2+0
STAT 561 STATISTICAL METHODS 2+1
STAT 562 STATISTICAL INFERENCE 2+1
STAT 563 MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS 2+1
STAT 564 DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS 2+1
STAT 565 SAMPLING TECHNIQUES 2+1
STAT 566 STATISTICAL GENETICS 2+1
STAT 567 REGRESSION ANALYSIS 1+1
STAT 568 STATISTICAL COMPUTING 1+1
STAT 569 TIME SERIES ANALYSIS 1+1
STAT 570 ACTUARIAL STATISTICS 2+0
STAT 571 BIOINFORMATICS 2+0
STAT 572 ECONOMETRICS 2+0
STAT 573 STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL 2+0
STAT 574 OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES 1+1
STAT 575 DEMOGRAPHY 2+0
STAT 576 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 2+0
STAT 577 STATISTICAL ECOLOGY 2+0
STAT 591 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
STAT 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 10+0

Note:

  1. STAT 551 and STAT 552 are supporting courses.  These are compulsory for all the students of Agricultural Statistics.
  2. STAT  560  –  STAT  569  are  core  courses  to  be  taken  by  all  the  students  of  Agricultural Statistics.
  3. STAT 591 and STAT 599 are compulsory for all the students of Agricultural Statistics.
  4. A  student  has  to  take  a  minimum  of  36  credits  course  work,  excluding  the  supporting  courses, seminar and research.

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 Department of Agronomy

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
AGRON 501* MODERN CONCEPTS IN CROP PRODUCTION 3+0
AGRON 502* PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF SOIL FERTILITY AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT 2+1
AGRON 503* PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF WEED MANAGEMENT 2+1
AGRON 504* PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF WATER MANAGEMENT 2+1
AGRON 505 AGROMETEOROLOGY AND CROP WEATHERFORECASTING 2+1
AGRON 506 AGRONOMY OF CEREAL CROP-I (RICE) 2+1
AGRON 507 AGRONOMY OF CEREAL CROPS-II (MAIZE AND MILLETS) 2+1
AGRON 508 AGRONOMY OF CEREAL CROPS II (WHEAT AND BARLEY) 2+1
AGRON 509 AGRONOMY OF PULSE CROPS (KHARIF AND RABI) 2+1
AGRON 510 AGRONOMY OF OIL SEED CROPS (KHARIF AND RABI) 2+1
AGRON 511 AGRONOMY OF FIBRE CROPS 2+1
AGRON 512 AGRONOMY OF SUGAR CROPS 2+1
AGRON 513 AGRONOMY OF TUBER CROPS 2+1
AGRON 514 AGRONOMY OF FODDER AND FORAGE CROPS 2+1
AGRON 515 CROPPING SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 2+0
AGRON 516 DRYLAND FARMING AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT 2+1
AGRON 517 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ORGANIC FARMING 2+1
AGRON 518 DIAGNOSIS OF NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY IN FIELD CROPS AND THEIR REMEDIAL MEASURE 2+1
AGRON 591 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
AGRON 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20

* Compulsory for Master’s programme

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PG Biochemistry Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
BCH 501 Basic Biochemistry 2+1
BCH 502 Chemistry of Biomolecules 2+1
BCH 503 Fundamentals of Enzymology 2+1
BCH 504 Analytical Techniques in Biochemistry 1+2
BCH 505 Plant Biochemistry I 2+1
BCH 506 Metabolic Pathways I 2+0
BCH 507 Molecular Biology 2+1
BCH 508 Pesticide Biochemistry 2+0
BCH 509 Basics of Immunology 2+1
BCH 510 Food and Nutritional Biochemistry 2+0
BCH 649 Seminar I 1+0
BCH 699 Seminar II 1+0
BCH …… Dissertation 15

PG Agricultural Chemicals Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
BCH 521 Basic Chemistry-I 2+1
BCH 522 Chemistry of Insecticides and Acaricides 2+1
BCH 523 Basic Laboratory Techniques 1+2
BCH 524 Pesticide Residue Analysis 1+1
BCH 525 Chemistry of Fungicides and Nematicides 2+0
BCH 526 Chemistry of Herbicides and PGRs 2+1
BCH 527 Chemistry of Botanicals and Biopesticides 2+0
BCH 528 Analytical Techniques in Pesticide Chemistry 2+1
BCH 529 Basic Chemistry-II 2+0
BCH 530 Pesticide Formulations 2+1
BCH 531 Movement, Degradation and Metabolism of Pesticides 2+0
BCH 649 Seminar I 1+0
BCH 699 Seminar II 1+0
BCH …… Dissertation 15

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 Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
GP501* PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS 2+1
GP502* PRINCIPLES OF CYTOGENETICS 2+1
GP503* PRINCIPLES OF PLANT BREEDING 2+1
GP504* PRINCIPLES OF QUANTITATIVE GENETICS 2+1
GP505 MUTAGENESIS AND MUTATION BREEDING 2+1
GP506 POPULATION GENETICS 1+1
GP507 HETEROSIS BREEDING 1+1
GP508* CELL BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS 2+1
GP509* BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT 2+1
GP510 BREEDING FOR BIOTIC AND ABIOTIC STRESS RESISTANCE 2+1
GP511 BREEDING CEREALS, FORAGES AND SUGARCANE 2+1
GP512 BREEDING LEGUMES, OIL SEEDS AND FIBRE CROPS 2+1
GP513 BREEDING FOR QUALITY TRAITS 1+1
GP514 GENE REGULATION AND EXPRESSION 2+0
GP515 MAINTENANCE BREEDING, CONCEPTS OF VARIETY RELEASE AND SEED PRODUCTION 1+1
GP516@ GERMPLASM COLLECTION, EXCHANGE AND QUARANTINE 2+1
GP517 DATABASE MANAGEMENT, EVALUATION AND UTILIZATION OF PGR 2+1
GP591 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
GP599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20

* Compulsory for Master’s programme; @ Cross listed with SST 515;

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Department of Plant Pathology

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
PPA 501* INTRODUCTORY MYCOLOGY 2+1
PPA 502* INTRODUCTORY VIROLOGY 2+1
PPA 503* INTRODUCTORY BACTERIOLOGY 2+1
PPA 504* PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 3+0
PPA 505* DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF PLANT DISEASES 0+2
PPA 506 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2+1
PPA 507 DISEASES OF FIELD CROPS 2+1
PPA 508 DISEASES OF FRUITS, PLANTATION, ORNAMENTAL AND MEDICINAL CROPS 2+1
PPA 509 DISEASES OF VEGETABLE AND SPICES CROPS 2+1
PPA 510 SEED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY 2+1
PPA 511 CHEMICALS IN PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2+1
PPA 512 ECOLOGY OF SOIL-BORNE PLANT PATHOGENS 2+1
PPA 513 DISEASE RESISTANCE IN PLANTS 2+0
PPA 514/ ENT 514$ INSECT VECTORS OF PLANT VIRUSES  AND OTHER PATHOGENS 1+1
PPA 515 BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES 1+1
PPA 516 INTEGRATED DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2+1
PPA 517 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND FORECASTING OF PLANT DISEASES 2+1
PPA 518 POST HARVEST DISEASES 1+1
PPA 519/ ENT 520$ PLANT QUARANTINE 2+0
PPA 591 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
PPA 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20

*Compulsory for Master’s programme;  $ Cross-listed with Entomology

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Department of Soil Science and Agril. Chemistry

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
SOILS 501* SOIL PHYSICS 2+1
SOILS 502* SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZER USE 2+1
SOILS 503* SOIL CHEMISTRY 2+1
SOILS 504* SOIL MINERALOGY, GENESIS, CLASSIFICATION AND SURVEY 2+1
SOILS 505 SOIL EROSION AND CONSERVATION 2+1
SOILS 506 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 1+0
SOILS 507* SOIL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY 2+1
SOILS 508 GEOMORPHOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY 2+0
SOILS 509 RADIOISOTOPES IN SOIL AND PLANT STUDIES 1+1
SOILS 510 SOIL, WATER AND AIR POLLUTION 2+1
SOILS 511 REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES FOR SOIL AND CROP STUDIES 2+1
SOILS 512 ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTAL METHODS IN SOIL AND PLANT ANALYSIS 0+1
SOILS 513 SYSTEM APPROACHES IN SOIL AND CROP STUDIES 2+1
SOILS 514 MANAGEMENT OF PROBLEMATIC SOILS AND WATER 2+1
SOILS 515 FERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY 1+0
SOILS 516 LAND DEGRADATION AND RESTORATION 1+0
SOILS 591 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
SOILS 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20

* Compulsory for Master’s programme

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