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

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

Second 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

Third 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

Fourth 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

Fifth 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

Sixth 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

Seventh 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

Eighth 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 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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