Agricultural Sciences Programmes
|1||B.Sc Agriculture (Hons.)||4 Years (8 Semesters)|
BSc (Hons) in Agriculture programme is a 4-years-long undergraduate course consisting of topics such as agricultural science, use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal and poultry management, basics of biotechnology, agronomy, nutrition, farm operational management, agricultural marketing or journalism, genetics and animal breeding, production operations management, health, welfare and disease advisors, animal science and technology, research, advisory and consultancy both for the government and the private sector. The main aim of this programme is to use the above mentioned concepts to train students improve agriculture productivity, manage products and pave way for future developments through research activities. The courseware will be delivered through a series of lectures, seminars and practical classes at the Raffles University Neemrana (School of Agricultural Sciences), laboratories and farms. Modules will be assessed through examinations and coursework, including real-life case studies, presentations and reports. There are timed, unseen examinations at the end of each year.
Agriculture plays a crucial role in the Indian economy. Almost 60 percent of the Indian workforce is involved in agriculture, but that has not resulted in substantial growth of the sector. In fact, its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has dwindled to less than 25 percent. It is time that students explore this largely unknown arena.
ELIGIBILITY AND ADMISSION
10+2 or equivalent in Science/Agriculture with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology/ Agriculture with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
The curriculum varies, from learning about agricultural meteorology, soil science, production and protection of crops, plant breeding, post- harvest technology and agriculture economics as well as statistics with a balanced summation of theory and practical. The last year of the course will comprise hands-on training, which helps in tying up all you have learned in the first three years, to make you job-ready.