B.Sc. Agriculture
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B.Sc. Agriculture

B.Sc. Agriculture (Purbanchal University)

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture helps students to understand modern farming and provide them with a sound grounding in agriculture to prepare them for careers in the product sector. The program helps to develop skills and knowledge needed to enhance sustainability and productivity of agriculture systems throughout the globe. It incorporates various areas in social science, biological and physical relevant to contemporary agricultural practices.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture offered by the Purbanchal University is a four year long academic program that emphasis on equipping pupils with an understanding of the scientific principles underlying the various aspects of agriculture along with their application in modern agriculture systems. The program divided into eight semesters provides students with an option to choose from the elective subjects such as Plant Protection, Agri-economics and Business Management, Development Studies, Livestock Production and Management, Soil Science, Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture, in the 5th semester of the program. Students need to undertake field-based internship in the final semester in order to prepare a thesis. The internship arrangement is made in diverse agro-based industries, vet, laboratories or farms.

Institutions:

There are two colleges affiliated with Purbanchal University that are offering Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program in Nepal:

  • Nepal Polytechnic Institute, located in Bharatpur, Chitwan
  • Himalayan College of Agriculture Science and Technology, located in Kalanki, Kathmandu


Objective

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program aims to produce professionals with entry-level competencies in technical agriculture. Some of the specific objectives of this program are listed below:

  • To enable students to conduct training in agricultural extension.
  • To prepare them to pursue further education in the related field.
  • To conduct and participate in agricultural research program.
  • To enable students to teach agriculture in school, agriculture institutes and teacher training academy.


Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture gives students knowledge and skills required to manage agricultural business, food production, agricultural sales and farming journalism, preparing them to work in the related field. Beside this, graduates with this degree can work in nonprofit organizations, such as NGO, INGO or serve as an officer in the government departments. They have option to become an entrepreneur as well.

Some of the career options include:

  • Soil Scientist
  • Rural practice surveyor
  • Plant breeder/geneticist
  • Fish farm A manager
  • Farm manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Animal nutritionist


Course of Study

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

5th Semester

6th Semester

7th Semester

8th Semester

Scope and Career Prospects

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture gives students knowledge and skills required to manage agricultural business, food production, agricultural sales and farming journalism, preparing them to work in the related field. Beside this, graduates with this degree can work in nonprofit organizations, such as NGO, INGO or serve as an officer in the government departments. They have option to become an entrepreneur as well.

Some of the career options include:

  • Soil Scientist
  • Rural practice surveyor
  • Plant breeder/geneticist
  • Fish farm A manager
  • Farm manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Animal nutritionist



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