B.Sc. Agriculture
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B.Sc. Agriculture

B.Sc. Agriculture (Tribhuvan University)

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is a four year, 8 semester program of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University. The course consists of 167 credit hours in total. Students are taught both technical and non technical subjects for preparing them professionally. There are elective subjects in seventh and eighth semester. Introductory Cytology and Cytogenetics and The Principles and Practices of Plant Breeding are the two electives of seventh semester whereas Hybrid Seed Production and Biotechnology in Crop Improvement are the two electives of eighth semester. 12 credit hours are allocated for elective courses in total. Some subjects are theory based and some other subjects are taught both on theory and practical basis. The course aims to promote agricultural science and to produce manpower for agricultural development particularly on teaching, research and handling and using of modern agricultural equipments and technologies. For integrating the theoretical course with real life experience there are projects work, work experience program in different semesters.

List of colleges offering BSC Agriculture in Nepal:

Some of the colleges offering B.Sc. Ag in TU are as follows:

  • Lamjung Campus, Lamgunj,
  • Gandaki Paklihawa Campus, Rupandehi, Lumbini
  • Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science College, Baitadi, Mahakali
  • Midwest Academy and Research Institute College of Life Science,Tulsipur, Dang
  • Prithu Technical College, Dang, Deukhuri 

Fee structure:

The detail fee structure can be known from the college concerned.


Objective

The main objectives of the course are as follows:

  • To make student understand the various aspects of agriculture science and enrich skills in using modern equipment, tools and techniques associated with agriculture.
  • To develop students competencies in inventive and pragmatic thinking as agricultural professional for solving problems in rural, semi rural and urban setup.
  • To prepare students with desirable attitudes, knowledge and skills for facing the complex and challenging problems in the field of agriculture and linking the agriculture with economic development of the country.
  • To motivate students for involving them in lifelong agricultural practices and further study and research in this field.


Admission Requirements

The eligible candidate should have I.Sc. or 10+2 or I.Sc. (Agriculture) or A- Level or equivalent degree having studied 100 marks each of English, Chemistry and Biology and at least 50 marks each of maths and Physics with a minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate from TU or institutions / board/ University recognized by TU.

Entrance exam:

  • Time duration: 2 hours, Total marks: 160, multiple choice objective questions
  • Physics: 25 marks, Chemistry: 25 marks, Zoology: 25 marks, Botany: 25 marks, English: 25 marks, Maths: 25 marks, General Agriculture: 10 marks
  • Merit list is published after the entrance with 80% marks of Entrance, 10% of SLC and 10% of Intermediate level.


Course of Study

1st Semester

  • Rural Sociology
  • General Biochemistry
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Agronomy
  • Introductory Horticulture
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science and Geology
  • Introductory Animal Science
  • Work Experience Program

2nd Semester

  • Introductory Crop Physiology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Farm Management, Production Economics and Planning
  • Cereal Crop Production
  • Soil Fertility, Fertilizers and Integrated Nutrient Management
  • Ruminant Production
  • Work Experience Program

3rd Semester

  • Environmental Sciences and Agro-Ecology
  • Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Grain Legumes and Oilseed Production
  • Introductory Entomology
  • Fruit and Plantation Crop Production
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Pig and Poultry Production
  • Introductory Agrometeorology
  • Introductory Ichthyology

4th Semester

  • Commercial Crops
  • Principles and Practices of Seed Technology
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Vegetable and Spice Crop Production
  • Introductory Plant Breeding
  • Soil Physics, Genesis and Classification
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Fodder Production and Pasture Management
  • Principles of Aquaculture

5th Semester

  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension
  • Computer Application
  • Principles and Practices of Insect-Pest Management
  • Agroforestry
  • Genetics of Populations
  • Introduction to Plant Pathology
  • Introductory Soil Conservation and Watershed Management
  • Animal Nutrition and Feeding Practices
  • Project Work

6th Semester

  • Nepalese Agriculture Development and Policy
  • Agricultural Communication
  • Social Mobilization and Community Development
  • Economic Entomology
  • Post Harvest Horticulture
  • Crop Diseases and Their Management
  • Principles and Practices of Animal Breeding
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Project Work

7th Semester

  • Agribusiness Management, Marketing and Cooperatives
  • Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Principles and Practices of Farm Water Management
  • Mountain Agriculture
  • Introductory Biotechnology and Biodiversity
  • Agrobiodiversity Management
  • Environmental Pollution and Protection
  • Project Work

8th Semester

  • Agriculture Project Planning
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Farm Structures and Surveying
  • Applied Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Dairy Science
  • Undergraduate Practicum Assessment

Scope and Career Prospects

Agriculture is one of the most important assets of the economy. The country with efficient agriculture system has leap forward in the economic development. Country like Nepal needs large number skilled manpower in the field of agriculture. The undergraduates in the agriculture science can work as agricultural officer, technician, agro expert, field officer, supervisor, laboratory specialist. There are various factories and industries working in the field of agriculture where graduates can work. The NGO/ INGO’s hires technical professional working in the field of agriculture science. There are academic and research sector where graduates can pursue their careers. Similarly, graduates can vie for governmental and semi governmental jobs. Moreover, agriculture science has lot of scope in the developed countries providing graduates with jobs and decent salary.



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