Maya College of Agriculture & Technology

Maya College of Agriculture & Technology / Agriculture (B.Sc)

Agriculture (B.Sc)

Affiliated To Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University (UGC Recognised) Govt. Of Uttarakhand

  • Program: B.Sc Agriculture

B.Sc. Agriculture is an undergraduate programme that provides an insight into Agriculture Science and Technology. Agriculture is the classification name for the farming industry, It refers to the production of goods by the growing plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated animals. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The related practice of gardening is studied in Horticulture. The duration of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is four years.

The course offered by different departments (theoretical and practical) is taught to the students on credit basis. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture also includes RAWE (Rural Agriculture Work Experience) training and hands on experimental developing confidence in the graduating students of Agriculture.

Course outline

Principles of Agronomy, Plant pathology, Entomology, Horticulture, Soil science, Irrigation management, Crop physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Weed management, Genetics, Seed technology, Agro forestry, Farming system, Sustainable agriculture, Biostatistics, Practical crop production, Livestock production, Rainfed agriculture, Kharif and Rabi crops, Fruit and Plantation crops are the major subjects under the B Sc Agriculture curriculum.

Career & Scope

After doing your B.Sc. one can apply for jobs offered by banks, finance sector, seed companies, breeding farms, poultry farms and insurance companies etc. Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India and the nationalized banks offer openings for postgraduates in agriculture and allied areas as Field Officers, Rural Development Officers and Agricultural and Probationary Officers.

One can become an Agriculture Development Officers (ADO). The post is equivalent to that of the Block Development Officers (BDO). Another job opportunity is to join seed companies as Seed Officer, Scientist (Breeding, plant protection etc.), and technical and other field jobs. Besides these, job opportunities also exist in the areas of farm management, land appraisal, grading, packaging and labelling. Both in the public and private sectors jobs are also offered in the field of marketing and sales, transportation, farm utilities, storage and warehousing etc.