Need and colleges for B.Sc. in Agricultural Science!

Agricultural Science is a field in biology that consists of economic, social science that is used in the practice and understanding of agriculture. As agriculture is the backbone of India’s economy, so it plays a major role in productivity and development.

agriculture science

Agricultural Science includes research and development on-

Plant breeding and genetics

Plant Pathology

Horticulture

Soil Science

Entomology

Theoretical production of ecology

Industrial agriculture

Are you eligible for admission in agriculture course?

For eligibility for UG Program-

The candidates who are looking for admission are needed to qualify the 10+2 or equivalent exam with biology, mathematics, and physics subjects from any recognized school or board. The duration of UG courses (B.Sc. Agriculture) is four years.

Students can apply for admission through entrance exams organized at the national, state, and university levels. They can apply for this course after completing their 10+2 education. Some colleges also offer admissions based on the merit list of the qualifying exam.

Some agriculture entrance exams are mentioned here-

ICAR AIEEA 2020 (All India Entrance Examination for Admission)

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE 2020)

Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE 2020)

Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical 9KEAM 2020)

Madhya Pradesh Pre-Agriculture Test (MP PAT 2020)

Colleges available in India for B.Sc. in Agricultural Science are-

There are 40 University- level institutions and about 200 colleges offering various courses on agricultural stream. These institutions produce professionals with well-groomed study and development in this field.

The top colleges available for the same are-

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur

Assam Agricultural University

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

IGNOU, School of Agriculture, New Delhi

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur-

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It was first established in 1964 under the name of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University.  This university also provides courses for Agricultural Engineering and Technology and Home Science.

The eligibility criteria for the admission-

20% Supernumerary seats on total intake for candidates with Diploma in Agriculture/ Seed Technology/ organic farming through AGRICET.

A total of 6% of seats are allotted to in-service candidates, out of which 55 are allotted to in-service AEOs from Agriculture Department and 1% for AEOs working in University.

The fee structure-

The annual average fees are around 27,000 INR to 28000 INR.

Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam-

It is an agricultural education state university which was established in 1969 in Jorhat in the state of Assam, India.

This university also offers courses on-

College of Community Science, Jorhat

College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara

College of Fishery Science, Raha

College of Horticulture, Nalbari

College of Sericulture, Jorhat

College of Horticulture, Jorhat

B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree Eligibility-

A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Physics, Chemistry, and Agriculture from a recognized University or Board.

A candidate must have secured 50% marks in aggregate for Gen/OBC/UPS category and 40% in aggregate for SC/ST/DAC in qualifying examination.

The Fees Structure-

The annual average fees are around 10,000 INR to 11,000 INR.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-

It was initially established as an agricultural school in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, as early as 1868 which was later relocated at Coimbatore during 1906.

The university offers 13 undergraduate programs, 40 graduate programs, and 27 doctoral programs.

This university was ranked 105 among BRICS nations by QS World University Ranking of 2018.

The candidates need to appear for the TNAU entrance test which is held offline.

The eligibility criteria are-

A candidate must have passed Higher Secondary with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Physics, Chemistry, and Agriculture from a recognized University or Board.

The student should have passed 10+2 with 60% with the subjects combination Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Physics, Chemistry, Biology with four elective i.e. Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Home Science.

The fees structure-

The fees for the four years course is around 1, 47,600 INR.

Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-

agricultural science

The university was established in 2005 by Lovely International Trust, under the lovely Professional University Act, 2005.

The University comprises of the following criteria of schools-

  • Mittal School of Business
  • School of Computer Science and Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Civil Engineering
  • School of Electronics & Electrical Engineering

The Eligibility Criteria is-

The candidate must have passed with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 or intermediate with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Maths or Biology or Forestry) or in intermediate (Agriculture) or 2 years Diploma in Agriculture after 10th or equivalent.

The fees structure is –

The fees for the program are around 98000 INR per semester.

IGNOU, School of Agriculture, New Delhi-

Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU is a Central University located at Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India. It was founded as the means for distance and open education in 1985.

The Eligibility Criteria is-

The IGNOU selection procedure is based on the credit system, Here, for every subject particular credit point is awarded.

The fee structure-

The course is available in two categories, that are-

Post Graduation Program in Plantation management (PGPM) which is a 1-year course and has 6600 INR fees.

Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) which is also a 1-year course and has 14400 INR fees.

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