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The B. Sc in Agriculture program is a 4-Years 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 program is to use the above mentioned concepts to train students improve agriculture productivity, manage products and pave way for future developments through research activities.
B. Sc in Agriculture course equips students with all-round knowledge of the agricultural sector and includes
The objective of our B.Sc program in Agriculture is to educate future agricultural engineers, who has general knowledge and skills in agricultural production, process and farming based on agricultural, natural, technical and economical sciences in diverse areas of modern agriculture. It includes courses in production and protection of field and horticultural crops, biotechnology and farm Engineering together with relevant laboratory programs, and a research project leading to a dissertation. The students are specifically groomed for R&D, agri-business and industry. A multidisciplinary approach is the essence of the course which is achieved by offering open electives and interdisciplinary research and teaching base in agricultural, biotechnological sciences and engineering emphasis.
Some of the major highlights of B. Sc Agriculture program at Chitkara University
students are exposed to real life rural settings. Its aim is to develop a sense of awareness among the students about the problems of farmers and rural people to inculcate professional attitude in facing real-life problems. Major components are industrial attachment, field visits, village attachment and plant clinic. In the industrial attachment, students get attached to an industry and gain work experience over there. In village attachment, students get attached to a village where they work under the guidance of farmers. They also help farmers in various operations. Field visits are organized to progressive farms, KrishiVigyanKendras, Horticulture Centres and IPM Laboratory, etc. In the plant clinic, students undergo rigorous training. They diagnose the various problems of soils and plants related to production and give solutions or suggestions to farmers.
Practical Crop Production is an integral part of the course curriculum for B.Sc Agriculture degree. In this one hectare of land is provided to a group of eight students. They have to cultivate it themselves. They not only earn during PCP by selling their produce but also bear the risks associated with crop production.