BSc Agriculture in India

BSc Agriculture in India

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Banita KhanalThu Jan 13 2022

BSc Agriculture (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture)  in India is a 3 to a 4-year undergraduate course that focuses on the tactics of agricultural science.

It includes subjects like Plant Genetics, Agricultural Meteorology, Food Technology, Horticulture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Entomology, Extension of Agriculture, Genetics, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Agriculture Engineering, Sericulture etc. 

There are different specialization courses available for BSc Agriculture in India. Namely- B.Sc. in Agriculture, B.Sc. in Horticulture, B.Sc. in Plant Pathology, B.Sc. in Food Science, B.Sc. in Dairy Science, B.Sc. in Plant Science, B.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology and B.Sc. in Fisheries Science.

The curriculum of  BSC Agriculture in India 

  1. Basic Sciences and Humanities: Analytical chemistry, Environmental science, Agricultural heritage, Crop production, Soil science, Agricultural meteorology, Educational psychology, Comprehension and communication skills in English, Plant biochemistry, Computer applications, Rural sociology and constitution of India
  2. Agronomy: Agricultural finance and corporation, Basics of agricultural economics, agricultural business management, Trade and prices, Agricultural extension, Technology in agriculture
  3. Agricultural Engineering: Principles of soil and water engineering
  4. Agricultural Entomology: Basics of etymology, Pest and insect management, Pests in horticulture, Sericulture, Economic etymology
  5. Agricultural Microbiology: Soil microbiology
  6. Agricultural Statistics: Fundamentals of agricultural statistics
  7. Agronomy: Introductory agriculture, principles of agronomy, and agricultural meteorology, Field crops I (Kharif), Field crops II (Rabi), Practical crop production I

Practical crop production II, Irrigation water management, Rain-fed agriculture, watershed management, Weed management, Farming systems, organic farming, and sustainable agriculture, Natural resource management, Experimental techniques in agricultural research I, Horticulture, Agribusiness management, Crop production, Social sciences, Bio inputs, Commercial agriculture, Integrated livestock farming

Genetics and biotechnology

Top Colleges for BSC Agriculture in India

According to National Institutional Ranking Framework India, the following are the top colleges for Agriculture in India  

Rank

College Name

Location

1

Indian Agriculture Research Institute

New Delhi

2

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore 

3

Punjab Agricultural University

Ludhiana

4

Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences

University 

Chennai 

5

Anand Agricultural University

Anand

6

Anand Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University 

Ludhiana

7

Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture &

Forestry

Solan

8

Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal

Sciences

Bikaner 

9

Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University

Tirupati

10

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences

University

Pookode

Top Government Agriculture College in India 

  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra, India
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research,  Kerala, India
  • Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, India
  • Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Uttar Pradesh, India 
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Uttar Pradesh 
  • Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow

Top Private Agriculture College in India 

  • Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore   
  • Shoolini University, Solan
  • AKS University, Madhya Pradesh
  • CT University, Ludhiana

Eligibility: 

Must have passed 10 +2 with science and English

Must have scored a minimum 45% marks from recognized Board 

Must have obtained score in the Entrance exam of the respective year 

For International Students:  minimum 50% in the qualifying examination

Besides the academic eligibility, one should appear in the Entrance exam too for pursuing BSc in Agriculture. Let's have a quick look at the different types of Entrance exams offered in India for BSc Agriculture.

Exam Name 

Conducted By

Detail 

ICAR Entrance Exam (ICAR-AIEEA)

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

For undergraduate programmes in agriculture Science 

AP EAPCET (Agriculture and Pharmacy)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada.

For B.Sc. (Agriculture)& B.Sc. (Horticulture)



Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Exam (KEAM)

Commission of Entrance Examination (CEE

For BTech courses in Kerala  (Government and private colleges) 

Madhya Pradesh Pre-Agriculture Test (MP PAT)

Madhya Pradesh Professional examination board Bhopal 

For courses related to Dairy and Agriculture industry

AGRICET

Acharya N.G Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

State Level exam for BSc (Hons) Agriculture 

CE Pre Agriculture Test (PAT)

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV)

For admission to BSc in Agriculture and Horticulture 

 Colleges for BSC Agriculture in India with Course and Fees 

Name of College

Course offered 

Fee 

K.K.Wagh Agriculture College, Panchavati, Nashik

B.Sc.(Honours)(Agriculture)

INR 1,04,000 per year

Krishna College of Agriculture and Technology(KRISAT), Usilampatty, Madurai

B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture

  • INR 40,000 per year  Government Quota 
  • INR 70,000 per year Management Quota 

IES University, Bhopal

B.Sc (Hons.)

INR 2.4 Lakhs (whole course) 

Dolphin Institute, Dehradun

B. Sc. (Hons) Agriculture

INR 75,000 per year

Quantum University, Dehradun 

B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture

INR 69,000 per year

Jaipur National University, Jaipur

B.Sc. (Agriculture) (Hons.)

INR 3.20 Lakhs (whole course)

GLA University, Mathura 

B.Sc. (Hons.) (Agriculture)

INR 70,000 per year

NDRI - National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana

B. Tech. (Dairy Technology)

INR 15,450 per year 

University of Agricultural Sciences, Karnataka

B. Tech. Degree Programme (Food Technology)

INR 67,000 per year

Sharda University,  

Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Agriculture

INR 1,20,200 per year

Salary & Future Prospects of BSC Agriculture in India

One can go for MSc Agriculture after completing the BSc Agriculture or start doing a job in Livestock production, Crop production, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering. Following  are some of the Jobs one can apply for if he/she has done a Bachelor of Agriculture 

  • Agricultural Officer
  • Agricultural Analyst
  • Agricultural Sales Officer
  • Marketing Executive
  • ICAR Scientist
  • Junior Research Fellow
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Agricultural Research Assistant
  • Project Associate
  • Plant Breeder
  • Animal Breeder
  • Agriculture Technician
  • Seed Technologist
  • Field Officer
  • Plantation Manager
  • Subject Matter Specialist in Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK)
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Agricultural Loan Officer in Banks
  • Agronomist
  • Business Development Manager of Farming Corporations
  • Agricultural Journalist
  • Agri-preneur

Following are the job positions and their respective salary: 

Job Position 

Average Salary (Approx)

Agricultural Officer    

INR 9.60 LPA  

ICAR Scientist      

INR 7.20 LPA 

Agriculture Analyst       

INR 4.20 LPA 

Agriculture Sales Officer    

INR 4.80 LPA 

Marketing Executive     

INR 3.46 LPA  

JRF/SRF     

INR 1.80 LPA 

Research Assistant     

INR 3 LPA  

Project Associate    

INR 4.20 LPA 

Plant Breeder        

INR 7.76 LPA 

Animal Breeder     

INR 4.32 LPA

Seed Technologist   

INR 3.25 LPA

Comparative Table of BSc Agriculture in India and other countries 

In the table below, you will see the comparisons between doing BSc Agriculture in India and other countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia and UK. 

Parameters

BSc Agriculture in India

BSc Agriculture in Overseas (US, Canada, Australia, UK)

Common Entry Requirements

  • Pass 10 +2 with Science as one of the subjects with a minimum of 50%
  • Respective Entrance Exam
  • Must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in previous studies 
  • Reference Letters
  • English Test Scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Academic transcript 

Tuition fees

USD 3384 to USD 6768 Per year 

USD 5,824- USD 14,510 per year 

Scholarships

No

Yes 

Placements

Not always 

Not Always

Global Recognition

Yes

Yes

 

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