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BSc Agriculture | PU

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. in Agriculture) helps students to understand modern farming and provide the students with a sound education of agriculture sector to prepare them for careers in the different area of agriculture. This program by Purbanchal University (P.U) 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 (P.U) is a four years long academic program. This degree emphasize on equipping learners with an understanding of the scientific principles underlying the various aspects of agriculture along with their application in modern agriculture systems. This program is based on semester system and is divided into eight semesters. In the 5th semester of this program , Purbanchal University (P.U) provides students with an option to choose from the numerous subjects such as Plant Protection, Agro-economics and Business Management, Development Studies, Livestock Production and Management, Soil Science, Horticulture, and Sustainable Agriculture. Students have 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.

Objectives of BSc Agriculture

This degree 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 students 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 in BSc Agriculture

Candidate willing to study Bachelor of Science in Agriculture must have to complete 10+2 or ISc (Agriculture) or A-Level or equivalent degree having studied 100 marks each of English, Chemistry and Biology, and at least 50 marks each of Math and Physics with a minimum of 50 percent in aggregate from PU or institutions/ board/ University recognized by PU.

Entrance exam for Bachelor of Science in Agriculture:

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

Career and Scope

This course gives students knowledge and skills, which is 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 also work in nonprofit organizations, such as NGO, INGO or also can 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 and geneticist
  • Farm manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Animal nutritionist