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BSc. (Hons.) Agriculture is a program offered at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

The curriculum is designed through a multidisciplinary approach aligned with international standards and as envisaged by Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Specialty of the Program:

  • Advanced training in the field of agriculture science through integrating most recent technological advancements.
  • A curriculum aligned with international standards and as envisaged by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  • Involvement of expertise at the national and international level in all spheres of the program.
  • Well-disciplined academic and research environment.

Duration: 8 Semesters

Programs Offered

Coimbatore

B.Sc. Programs

  • B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

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Eligibility & Process

Eligibility

A pass in 10 + 2 (Class XII) or its equivalent examination with minimum 60% aggregate of marks in Biology, Physics and Chemistry and with not less than 55% in each of these three subjects Age: Candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 2001.

Exam Pattern
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Question Paper Split up: Physics – 25, Chemistry – 25, Biology – 40, General English – 10
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Syllabus: Based on 11th and 12th Curriculum
  • Marking Scheme: +3 for correct answer and –1 for wrong answer.
Important Date

AEEA 2022 will be held in July 2022

  • July 24, 2022 – 12.30 PM to 2.30 PM
  • July 31, 2022 – 09.00 AM to 11.00 AM
Admission Process

To Be Updated

Important Note

To be Updated

Curriculum

Semester 2
Sl. No. Subject Name Credit
1 Fundamentals of Genetics 3
2 Agricultural Microbiology 2
3 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 2
4 Fundamentals of Crop Physiology 2
5 Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics 2
6 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4
7 Fundamentals of Entomology 4
8 Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education 3
9 Communication Skills and Personality Development 2
Semester 3
Sl. No. Subject Name Credit
1 Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops) 2
2 Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 3
3 Agricultural Finance and Cooperation 3
4 Agri- Informatics 2
5 Farm Machinery and Power 2
6 Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices 2
7 Environmental Studies and Disaster Management 3
8 Statistical Methods 2
9 Livestock and Poultry Management 4
Semester 4
Sl. No. Subject Name Credit
1 Crop Production Technology –II (Rabi Crops) 2
2 Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping 2
3 Renewable Energy and Green Technology 2
4 Problematic Soils and their Management 2
5 Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops 2
6 Principles of Seed Technology 3
7 Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture 1
8 Agricultural Marketing Trade & Prices 3
9 Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change 2
10 Landscaping 3
Semester 5
Sl. No. Subject Name Credit
1 Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management 3
2 Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management 3
3 Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management 3
4 Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management – I 3
5 Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops) 2
6 Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication 2
7 Geoinformatics and Nano-technology and Precision Farming 2
8 Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops) 2
9 Intellectual Property Rights 1
10 Hi-tech. Horticulture 3
Semester 6
Sl. No. Subject Name Credit
1 Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management 2
2 Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture 2
3 Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II 3
4 Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables 2
5 Management of Beneficial Insects 2
6 Crop Improvement-II (Rabi crops)
7 Practical Crop Production –II (Rabi crops) 2
8 Principles of Organic Farming 2
9 Farm Management, Production & Resource Economics 2
10 Principles of Food Science and Nutrition 2
11 Biopesticides & Biofertilizers 3
Semester 7
Sl. No. Subject Name Credit
1 Students can choose any two modules
There will also be a student project as experiment attached to any of these areas.
10
1. Production Technology for Bioagents and Biofertilizer
2. Seed Production and Technology
3. Mushroom Cultivation Technology
4. Soil, Plant, Water and Seed Testing
5. Commercial Beekeeping
6. Commercial Horticulture
7. Floriculture and Landscaping
8. Food Processing
9. Agriculture Waste Management
10. Organic Production Technology

 

Semester 8
Sl. No. Subject Name Credit
1 Students can choose any two modules
There will also be a student project as experiment attached to any of these areas.
10
1. Production Technology for Bioagents and Biofertilizer
2. Seed Production and Technology
3. Mushroom Cultivation Technology
4. Soil, Plant, Water and Seed Testing
5. Commercial Beekeeping
6. Commercial Horticulture
7. Floriculture and Landscaping
8. Food Processing
9. Agriculture Waste Management
10. Organic Production Technology

Fee Structure

Annual Tuition Fee : Rs 2,25,000/-

 

Fee Structure 25% of the seats will be reserved for high ranked students with scholarship fees.
Annual Tuition Fee : Top 25% Candidates, Rs. 1,25,000
Others: Rs. 2,25,000

FAQ

Qn.1. Is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham affiliated to any University for purpose of recognition of degrees?

No. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a University established under sec 3 of UGC Act 1956. Being a University, the question of affiliation to another university does not arise. Since the university is recognized by UGC and Ministry of HRD,Govt. of India, the courses offered by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are recognized. The University is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC )with ‘A’ Grade in 2009. The HRD Ministry’s Panel Report (2010) on Deemed Universities has graded Amrita in Category ‘A’.

Qn.2. What are the job opportunities for this Programme?

The curriculum is designed to train students through a multidisciplinary approach by integrating technological advancements and the offered courses are in tune with international standards and as envisaged by Indian Council of Agriculture Research. At present, our Corporate and Industrial Relations Directorate is linking students with various industries and helping them with placements depending on industrial demands. Specifically, students get placement in government departments as Agricultural or Extension Officers and in banks as Agricultural Development Officers. In addition, students are eligible to apply for any jobs where a general science degree/agriculture is set as eligibility condition. For example, students can apply for Indian Civil Service examination after securing a degree in Agricultural Science.

Qn.3. At the time of counseling, is the presence of candidate compulsory?

Yes, the candidate along with his parent or guardian shall be present at the counseling desk.

Qn.4. At the time of counseling, is it enough if I produce Photostat copies of my certificates?

Sorry. Original certificates are to be produced.

Qn.5. If I do not receive call letter in time to attend the counseling, what can I do?

The rank list and counseling schedule will be published in the university website. Candidates who do not get the intimation letter shall check the website and if their rank is included for counseling, they may attend the counseling on the specified date with all their original certificates as specified. Moreover they may contact the university office in this regard before the date of counseling.

Qn.6. Eligibility & Criteria:

A pass in 10 + 2 (Class XII) or its equivalent examination with minimum 60% aggregate of marks in Biology, Physics and Chemistry and with not less than 55% in each of these three subjects.

Qn.7. Is there an entrance exam for UG Programmes?

Yes, Admissions to Agriculture Programmes are based on the rank secured in Amrita entrance exam.

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School of Agricultural Sciences
J. P. Nagar, Arasampalayam,
Myleripalayam (via.),
Coimbatore, – 642 109
Tamil Nadu, India.

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