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B.Sc. Agriculture program at Chitkara School of Basic & Applied Sciences is a 4-year 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.
Students are exposed to real life rural settings to develop a sense of awareness among them about the problems of farmers and rural population, to inculcate professional attitude in facing real-life problems. Major components are industrial attachment, field visits, village attachment and plant clinic.
Practical Crop Production is an integral part of the course curriculum. In this specialised module one hectare of land is provided to a group of eight students to cultivate it themselves. Students not only earn during PCP by selling their produce, but also bear the risks associated with crop production.
B.Sc. Agriculture is considered a professional degree. Graduates from this degree can find jobs in both public and private sectors. The importance of Agriculture is growing rapidly, and thereby is increasing the job prospects in the field. Today, Graduates with B.Sc. Agriculture Degree are readily accepted in Government Projects. Agricultural departments, Extension services, Research organisations, Commercial farming, etc. are some of the sectors where graduates of this field can find job opportunities in. The employment landscape looks very promising for B. Sc. Agriculture graduates, with leading companies looking to hire experts in the field. These include:
Some job profiles offered to B.Sc. Agriculture graduates include Agriculture Officer | Assistant Plantation Manager | Agricultural Research Scientist | Agriculture Development Officers | Agriculture Technician | Agriculturists | Business Development Executive | Marketing Executive | Rice Breeder | Seed Technologist | Junior Agriculture Specialist | Junior Associate – Research
The program in Agriculture aims is to educate future agricultural engineers, who have 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. Major highlights of the program include:
|Per Semester||Rs. 60, 000|
|ERP Fee^||Rs. 8,000|