Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – B.Sc Agriculture Course Syllabus

What is B.Sc Agriculture Course? What are B.Sc Agriculture Subjects and what is the syllabus for B.Sc Agriculture Course



B.Sc Agriculture Course – B.Sc. Agriculture or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is 4-year undergraduate degree course offered by the Universities for 10+2 students preferably with Science stream. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. B.Sc. Agriculture courses makes students familiar with various facets of agriculture and its related specialization. Government of India considered B.Sc. in Agriculture as a professional degree. The course includes topics related to agricultural and allied sciences use of modern scientific instruments machinery and techniques in plant and animal based farming systems land surveying soil science water resource management animal and poultry management basics of biotechnology etc


The curriculum of B.Sc Agriculture is very broad and interdisciplinary consisting of courses in

  • Agronomy,
  • Horticulture,
  • Plant Pathology,
  • Entomology,
  • Agricultural Economics,
  • Extension education,
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding,
  • Soil Science,
  • Food technology,
  • Animal Husbandry

The program also includes a compulsory 1 semester Internship (Rural Agricultural Work Experience). Most of the courses are infused with practicality with emphasis on ‘hands on’ experience and ‘learning by doing’.


B.Sc. Agriculture Course

  • Course Level – Undergraduate
  • Duration – 4 years
  • Examination Type – Annual
  • Eligibility – 10+2 in Science stream from a recognized educational board
  • Admission Process – Entrance exam based
  • Course Fee (per year) – INR 10,000-50,000
  • Average Starting Salary – INR 2- 4.5 Lacs
  • Job Option – Agriculture officer, Assistant Plantation Manager, Agricultural Research Scientist, Agriculture Development Officers, Agriculture Technician, Agriculturists, Business Development Executive, Marketing Executive, etc.


See: Agricultural engineering Career Scope – Entrance Exams


B.Sc. Agriculture Subjects

  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Principles of Analytical Chemistry
  • Principles of Environmental Sciences
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Educational Psychology
  • Production Economics and Farm Management
  • Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices
  • Sericulture
  • Crop Pests and their Management
  • Principles of Plant Biotechnology
  • Breeding of Field and Horticulture Crops
  • Irrigation Water Management


See: B.Sc Agriculture Entrance Exam Syllabus


Syllabus for the Courses:

Semester 1 – Basic Science & Humanities

  • Comprehension and Communication Skills in English
  • Rural Sociology and Constitution of India
  • Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Plant Biochemistry

Semester 2 – Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Economics)

  • Principles of Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Finance and Cooperation
  • Production Economics and Farm Management
  • Agricultural Marketing,
  • Trade and Prices
  • Fundamentals of Agribusiness Management

Semester 3 – Agricultural Engineering

  • Principles of Soil and Water Engineering
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Protected Cultivation Structures and Agro-Processing
  • Energy Sources and their Application in Agriculture

Semester 4 – Agricultural Entomology

  • General Entomology
  • Economic Entomology
  • Crop Pests and their Management
  • Sericulture

Semester 5 – Agricultural Extension Education

  • Dimensions of Agricultural Extension
  • Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technology
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills

Semester 6 – Agricultural Microbiology

  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Soil Microbiology

Semester 7 – Agricultural Statistics

  • Fundamentals of Statistics

Semester 8 – Agronomy

  • Introductory Agriculture, Principles of Agronomy and Agricultural Meteorology
  • Field Crops-I (Kharif)
  • Practical Crop Production I
  • Practical Crop Production II
  • Weed Management
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Field Crops II (Rabi )
  • Rain-fed Agriculture and Watershed Management
  • Farming Systems, Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Experimental Techniques in Agricultural Research I
  1. Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  2. Crop Protection
  3. Horticulture
  4. Agribusiness Management
  5. Social Sciences
  6. Integrated Livestock Farming (Animal Science and Veterinary)
  7. Bio-inputs
  8. Commercial Agriculture
  9. Genetics and Biotechnology


See: Agriculture Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects


Top College in India for B.Sc Agriculture Course

India has one of the world’s largest agricultural education system with 42 State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), 3 Central Agricultural Universities (CAUs), 5 Deemed Universities (DUs) and 4 general Central Universities with Agriculture faculty.

Here is the list of the few top college in India

  • Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Agriculture (SOA), New Delhi
  • Punjab Agricultural University, College of Agriculture Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana
  • Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar
  • Desh Bhagat University, Punjab
  • Swami Sarvanand Institute of Management & Technology, Gurdaspur
  • Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
  • Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur
  • Agriculture University, Jodhpur


See: B.Sc Admission 2019 Notification