B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture

B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture

  • Program Code

    13

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    4 Years

About the Programme
Overview:

From Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Entomology, Plant Pathology, to Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Extension Education, Seed Science and Technology, students gain competency on all underlying aspects of the Farm to Fork concept. Apart from following the ICAR curriculum, the degree course also focuses on digital agriculture through AR/VR, IOT, UAV, image processing, scaling up agriculture production, genome sequencing through the research centres and own production units, through research centres and own production units. With a turnover of over 4 crores through the scaled-up production of low GI rice ‘DiaFit’, vermicompost, biofertilizers, and phytoextracts in the above units and Gram Tarang Foods, the university also partners with ICAR Institutes, NSDC, RCOF, other Universities in India and overseas, and private organizations such as Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Sunmoksha Power Pvt. Ltd., Kalgudi, IFFCO Kisan, Genotypic Technology Pvt. Ltd., and ProFarm Seed India Pvt. Ltd. While students are exposed to various extension activities through RAWE & AIA and AELP, where they participate in real-time learning and dissemination of the latest farming techniques and practices, the university has trained over one lakh farmers under the RPL project in 30 districts of Odisha.

Duration- Four years (B.Sc.)
Scope/Job Opportunity

Research Officer | Quality Assurance Officer | Agriculture Officer |Agriculture Loan Officer (in Banks) |Production Manager | Operations Manager |Farm Manager | Lecturers | Sales Officer

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 Science (Physics/Math, Chemistry, Biology) 50%

SMART AGRICULTURE
Course Overview

Designed to impart skill and practical knowledge to students on precision agriculture through application of IoT, UAV and mobile app-based crop management, the course deals in production of gerbera, dendrobium orchid and Dutch rose by IoT-based management of greenhouse, precision management of low GI rice with the Paddy Predict and Kalgudi apps, and the use of UAV for crop health monitoring and management. Students also learn to grow vegetables like lettuce, pakchoi, kale, broccoli, basil, Chinese cabbage, etc., under soilless culture, hydroponics and aeroponics. They become familiar with drip and micro-irrigation, plastic mulching, construction of different types of greenhouses, application of Cropwat (FAO), DSSAT, modified Penman and Aquacrop for water management and yield estimation. Moreover, emphasis is given on practices and projects to empower students to become skilled professionals / human resources after successfully completing the course

ORGANIC FARMING
Course Overview

Organic Farming stands on three pillars: Research, Practice and Promotion (RPP). The curriculum focuses on imparting traditional, innovative and scientific skills on diverse crop cultivation, in order to restore the soil health and environment – for a sustainable future. The university has also collaborated with Regional Centre for Organic Farming (RCOF), Bhubaneswar, and Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad, to create a chain of Organic Farming practitioners, generate database on production and productivity, and reduce the cost of crop cultivation through effective use of on-farm by-product

PROTECTED HORTICULTURE
Course Overview

This course delineates the horticultural crop (vegetables, fruits, flowers, medicinal, aromatic crops, etc.) cultivation under controlled conditions through modification of the natural environment through practices and structures to achieve optimal productivity by increasing qualitative and quantitative yield. The curriculum is aimed to introduce and familiarize the principle, theoretical aspects and developing skills in protected cultivation of horticultural crops. It imparts knowledge regarding input-output relationship marketing in high valued export marketing system. Learning outcome of this course encompasses hands-on experience of method-techniques in protected cultivation, knowledge on polyhouse, mulching, micropropagation and microirrigation. In today’s world, high-tech horticulture poses an important role to scale-up trade and agriculture economics in the international scenario. In collaboration with Himalayan Drug Company Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru, the course also introduces and acclimatizes underexploited medicinal crops to Gajapati District of Odisha.

GENETICS AND GENOMICS
Course Overview

With the focus areas being gene editing and gene sequencing, the course aims at investigating gene functions and inculcating the desired traits in the breeding programs and generating plants with modified traits that confer resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Actively involved in the whole genome and metagenome sequencing, and data analysis using Oxford Nanopore sequencer, it also focuses on giving hands-on training to students on molecular biology, plant tissue culture and genetic engineering techniques. The labs consist of Nanopore sequencer, software for genomics as well as the support lab equipment required for Bio Tech experiments like RT-PCR, PCR, etc. Students also practice RNA / DNA extraction and sequencing, and genomics analysis – making this school one of the few places that offers such facilities in Eastern India

COMMODITY AND FOOD STORAGE
Course Overview

The course is designed to provide thorough knowledge on safe storage of commodity and food, skill development on identification of pests, diseases and their management, hands-on training of new techniques in storage, practical exposure to commercial safety procedures, and food security issues. Students gain skills in estimation of storage losses, fumigation techniques, gadgets and techniques used in the storage pest and disease management, and detection techniques of pests. They also learn the preparation of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, export-oriented quality grading of fruits and vegetables, eco-friendly packaging, construction and design of zero energy cool chamber, working/design/construction of cold storage, and making of value-added products of various horticultural produce. Students who have undergone this course have all the knowledge and skills required in storage industries, empowering them for various government and private sector jobs related to storage and warehousing

AGRI BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Course Overview

Focused on the food and agribusiness sector while emphasizing business and economic analysis, this course is specifically structured to equip students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and outlooks for rural marketing, agri warehouse management, agribusiness managerial and entrepreneurial decision-making and execution. The course also provides extensive field experience and internship opportunities in the agri and allied industries, and banking sectors – ultimately leading to placement.

Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
FOR PARALAKHEMUNDI CAMPUS 2,00,000
Eligibility Criteria
10+2 (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) – 60% from Odisha Board/CBSE/ICSE/Other board, 80% for AP Board And Centurion University Entrance Exam (CUEE) Score
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Estates manager
  • Farm manager
  • Fish farm manager
  • Plant breeder/geneticist
  • Rural practice surveyor
  • Soil scientist

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