B.Sc Agriculture

Doon Group of Institutes

Agriculture is the backbone of any nation, and with the growing importance and popularity it is getting important for us to gain proper knowledge in this field. The Doon Institute of Management and Research, Rishikesh, runs an undergraduate degree program in Agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture). The college is affiliated from Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand Vishwavidhyalaya, Badshahithaul, Tehri Garhwal. The college provides a conducive environment to the students for learning and overall growth. The college ensures individual attention to each and every student through its advisory system. The advisory system is supplemented by a system of student counselors. For each group of 10 first-degree students, a teacher advisor is appointed. The teacher-advisor guides, supervises and monitors the academic performance of his/her advisees.

This course of four years provides the sound knowledge about agriculture and allied sectors. It also gives an opportunity to gain experience of working in the practical fields; agro based industries and set up a platform for the students to excel in their career taking agriculture as the base. The varied subjects in the course include lab work for better understanding of the subject matter and hands on learning. The students along with the practical experience at the college get to learn various other practices followed in the agro-industries during their trainings in their final semester.

Scope for Agriculture Graduates

  • Job opportunities in Government sector at central level (FCI, National Seed Corporation, DDA etc).
  • State Government jobs (State PSC, Agriculture Officer, and Horticulture Inspector etc).
  • Banking Sector (Agriculture Field Officer).
  • Private sector jobs (Seed companies, Fertilizer industries, Agrochemical industries, Agriculture implement industries, Food processing industries etc).
  • Jobs in Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Job opportunities in Tea board.
  • Various posts in Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).
  • One may pursue higher education in specialized departments i.e. Post Graduation and Doctoral Degree.
  • Research and Development in the same field.
  • Independent agriculture consultant

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S.No Semester I
1 Elementary Statistics
2 Agriculture Meteorology
3 Computer Application
4 Structural and Spoken English
5 Elementary Agriculture
6 Principles of Agronomy
7 Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology
S.No Semester II
1 Fundamentals of Soil Science
2 Fundamentals of Horticulture
3 Elementary Plant Biochemistry
4 Weed Management
5 Elements of Genetics
6 Introductory Entomology
7 Introductory Plant Pathology
8 Microbiology
S.No Semester III
1 Vegetable Production
2 Irrigation Water Management
3 Principles of Plant Breeding and Breeding of Field Crops
4 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
5 Agriculture Marketing and International Trade
6 Field Crops I (Kharif)
7 Crop Diseases and their Management
S.No Semester IV
1 Economic Entomology
2 Introduction of Plant Biotechnology
3 Field Crops II (Ravi)
4 Agriculture Cooperation, Finance, Business Management
5 Insect, Pests and their Management
6 Fruit and Plantation Crops
7 Livestock Production
8 Rain feed Agriculture
S.No Semester V
1 Poultry management.
2 Mushroom cultivation.
3 Elementary crops physiology
4 Farm machine and power.
5 Farm management and natural resource economics.
6 Fundamentals of extension education and rural development.
7 Post harvest management and processing of fruits and vegetable
8 Practical crops production- I
S.No Semester VI
1 Farming system and sustainable agriculture.
2 Conservation and management of soil and water resources.
3 Oranental Horticulture.
4 Environmental science.
5 Silviculture and agro forestry.
6 Seed Production and processing tech
7 Practical crops production -II
S.No Semester VII
1 General economics.
2 Breeding and improvement of farm animals.
3 Principal of animal nutrition.
4 Element of food tech.
5 Human food and nutrition.
6 Soil taxonomy, Survey and remote sensing.
7 Production tech. of medicinal and agromatic plants.
S.No Semester VIII
1 Rural agriculture works experience.

Agricultural sector in India employs the largest workforce. However the sector is still underdeveloped. The sector is in need of a professional workforce. Therefore the scope of growth and jobs is immense.

The Indian Government is a major provider of jobs in the agriculture sector. The State Agriculture Departments recruit Graduates for posts at different levels. A major activity of Government Banks involves agricultural loans. Jobs in such profiles are most suitable for Agriculture graduates.

The private sector has a number of jobs for Agriculture graduate. Such jobs are available in rubber plantations, tea gardens, vegetable farms, orchards, Fertilizer Manufacturing firms, Agriculture Machinery, Food processing, Agricultural Products and Marketing firms.

A number of job profiles available for Agriculture graduates are Quality Assurance Officer, Production Manager, Loan Officer and Agriculture Officer. People with work experience may work as independent consultants.