BSc Agriculture | Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or BSc. Agriculture program is a four year, 8 semester program of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University (TU). The course consists of 167 credit hours in total. Students are taught both technical and non-technical subjects for preparing them professionally. This program aims to produce manpower for agricultural development particularly on teaching, research, and handling and using of modern agricultural equipment and technologies.

List of BSc Agriculture Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for BSc Agriculture program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of BSc Agriculture

The main objectives of BSc. Agriculture degree 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 the same.
  • To develop students’ competencies in inventive and pragmatic thinking as agricultural professional for solving problems in rural, semi-rural and urban setup.
  • BSc. Agriculture program prepare students with desirable attitudes, knowledge and skills for facing the complex and challenging problems in this field and linking it 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 in BSc Agriculture

Candidate willing to study Bachelor of Science in Agriculture should have completed 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 Math and Physics with a minimum of 50 percent in aggregate from TU or institutions/ board/ University recognized by TU.

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.

BSc Agriculture Syllabus

For integrating the theoretical course with real life experience students are associated in projects, work experience program during the course of study. There are elective subjects in the last year. Introductory Cytology and Cytogenetics, The Principles and Practices of Plant Breeding, Hybrid Seed Production and Biotechnology in Crop Improvement are the two electives in last year. 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. 

First Semester

  • EXT 111: Rural Sociology
  • BCH 111: General Biochemistry
  • AEC 111: Principles of Economics
  • AGR 111: Principles of Agronomy
  • HRT 111: Introductory Horticulture
  • SSC 111: Fundamentals of Soil Science and Geology
  • LPM 111: Introductory Animal Science
  • WEP 111: Work Experience Program

Second Semester

  • PPH 121: Introductory Crop Physiology
  • MIB 121: Agricultural Microbiology
  • AEC 121: Farm Management, Production Economics and Planning
  • AGR 121: Cereal Crop Production
  • SSC 121: Soil Fertility, Fertilizers and Integrated Nutrient Management
  • LPM 121: Ruminant Production
  • WEP 121: Work Experience Program

Third Semester

  • ECO 211: Environmental Sciences and Agro-Ecology
  • AEC 211: Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • AGR 211: Grain Legumes and Oilseed Production
  • ENT 211: Introductory Entomology
  • HRT 211: Fruit and Plantation Crop Production
  • GEN 211: Introductory Genetics
  • LPM 211: Pig and Poultry Production
  • AMT 211: Introductory Agrometeorology
  • AQU 211: Introductory Ichthyology

Fourth Semester

  • AGR 221: Commercial Crops
  • AGR 222: Principles and Practices of Seed Technology
  • AST 221: Agricultural Statistics
  • HRT 221: Vegetable and Spice Crop Production
  • PLB 221: Introductory Plant Breeding
  • SSC 221: Soil Physics, Genesis and Classification
  • AEN 221: Farm Power and Machinery
  • ANU 221: Fodder Production and Pasture Management
  • AQU 221: Principles of Aquaculture

Fifth Semester

  • ECO 311: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • EXT 311: Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension
  • COM 311: Computer Application
  • ENT 311: Principles and Practices of Insect-Pest Management
  • HRT 311: Agroforestry
  • GEN 311: Genetics of Populations
  • PLP 311: Introduction to Plant Pathology
  • SSC 311: Introductory Soil Conservation and Watershed Management
  • ANU 311: Animal Nutrition and Feeding Practices
  • PRW 311: Project Work

Sixth Semester

  • AEC 321: Nepalese Agriculture Development and Policy
  • EXT 321: Agricultural Communication
  • EXT 322: Social Mobilization and Community Development
  • ENT 321: Economic Entomology
  • HRT 321: Post Harvest Horticulture
  • PLP 321: Crop Diseases and Their Management
  • ANB 321: Principles and Practices of Animal Breeding
  • AGR 311: Organic Agriculture
  • PRW 311: Project Work

Seventh Semester

  • AEC 411: Agribusiness Management, Marketing and Cooperatives
  • AGR 411: Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
  • AEN 411: Principles and Practices of Farm Water Management
  • ANU 411: Mountain Agriculture
  • BIT 411: Introductory Biotechnology and Biodiversity
  • ECO 411: Agrobiodiversity Management
  • ENT 411: Environmental Pollution and Protection
  • PRW 311: Project Work

Eighth Semester

  • AEC 421: Agriculture Project Planning
  • AEC 422: Agri-Business Management
  • AEN 421: Farm Structures and Surveying
  • HNU 421: Applied Human Nutrition
  • LPM 421: Introduction to Dairy Science
  • UPA 412: Undergraduate Practicum Assessment

Scope and Career Prospects

Agriculture is one of the most important aspect of the economy. The country with efficient agriculture system has leap forward in the economic development and thus, country like Nepal needs large number skilled manpower in this field. BSc. Ag. undergraduates can work as agricultural officer, technician, agro expert, field officer, supervisor, and laboratory specialist. There are various factories and industries working in this area 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 BSc. Ag. 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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