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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

Important Note
 

Applications for admission to UG and Integrated degree programmes based on +2 / HSE / Intermediate / equivalent marks except B.Tech, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences is now open.

Please ignore if you have already applied.

If you have already applied for the aforesaid courses through Amrita Entrance Examinations 2023, you need to only enter your +2 / HSE / Intermediate / equivalent marks in AOAP Portal and upload the relevant Mark Statement immediately after publication of results.

Important Dates
 

Dates of Entrance Examination: May 12, 13, 14, 2023
Last Date to Apply: June 15, 2023

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 2002.

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.
Admission Process

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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

Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) and Agro-Industrial Attachment (AIA)

This program will be undertaken by the students during the seventh semester for a total duration of 20 weeks with a weightage of 0+20 credit hours in two parts, namely, RAWE and AIA. It will consist of general orientation and on-campus training by different faculties followed by village attachment/unit attachment in university/ college/ KVK or a research station. The students would be attached with the agro-industries to get an experience of the industrial environment and working. Due weightage in terms of credit hours will be given depending upon the duration of stay of students in villages/agro-industries. At the end of RAWE/AIA, the students will be given one week for project report preparation, presentation and evaluation.

The students would be required to record their observations in field and agro-industries on daily basis and will prepare their project report based on these observations.

Course Code Course Title Theory Hrs/w Practical Hrs/w Credit
19AEX401 RAWE – Village Attachment 0 35 14
19AEX402 RAWE – Plant Clinic 0 5 2
19AEX403 RAWE – Agro Industrial Attachment 0 10 4
  Total   50 20
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.
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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

1. Withdrawal Requests received before the commencement of the programme  The entire academic fee after deducting the processing fee of Rs.1000/- will be refunded. 
2. Withdrawal Requests received within 10 days after the commencement of classes The entire academic fee after deducting 10% will be refunded. 
3. Withdrawal Requests received after 10 days and within 20 days from the commencement of classes  The entire academic fee after deducting 20% will be refunded. 
4. Withdrawal Requests received after 20 days and within 30 days from the commencement of classes.  The entire academic fee after deducting 50% will be refunded. 
5. Withdrawal Requests received after 30 days  No refund of any academic fees 

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.

Landline
0422 2619300

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