The objective of the B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture program is to educate future agriculturalist, who has general knowledge and skills in agricultural production, process, and farming based on agricultural, natural, technical and economic sciences in diverse areas of modern agriculture.
Some of the innovative programmes in B.Sc.Ag curriculum are Practical Crop Production (PCP) and Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE).
Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)
In RAWE 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 (PCP)
It is an integral part of the course curriculum for B.Sc. Ag. 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.
The College has well equipped laboratories where students do experiments and get practical knowledge. There laboratories are functioning in different departments.
It has a large number of computers with internet facility. The students can use these computers for their work at any hour of the day.
Students Placement Cell
This cell helps the students by way of counseling and getting them good placement. A large number of students join private organizations every year through campus interviews.
As per law, ICAR is advisory and recommending body not a regulatory authority like AICTE, MCI, VCI etc. Generally, ICAR is an agency to provide financial assistance for carrying out various kinds of researches in agriculture and allied fields.
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10+2 Science stream students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology /Mathematics/ Botany subjects, and 10+2 Agriculture stream students, who have passed their board examination from a recognized board, are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria exists, which varies from one University to another. Generally, it is between 40-50% marks in PCB/PCM/Agriculture subjects.
|Tution Fee||Caution Money(Refundable)||Online Application Fee||Total Fee|
|53500 INR (MP Domicile )||1500 INR||550 INR||55550 INR|
*Uniform Fee,Examination Fee and Enrollment Fee will be separate.
* For Scholarship Admission contact Authority.
M.P. Government Scholarships
Mandsaur University has a well equipped setup of Scholarship Section to facilitate the students through various scholarships and fellowships offered by the govt. departments as well as autonomous/private bodies of the country and abroad. This section ensures to inform the students well before time to apply for the schemes they are eligible for and process their application forms within stipulated time limit.
DETAILS OF THE SCHEMES:
|S.N.||Name of Scholarship||Sanctioning Authority|
|01||Post Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC Students||Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribe
Welfare Department Govt. of M.P.BHOPAL
|02||M.P. Merit Scholarship Scheme||D.T.E. Govt. of M.P.BHOPAL|
|03||Vikramaditya Free Education Scheme for Poor Students||DTE, Govt. of M.P. BHOPAL|
|04||Scholarship for physically handicapped students|| Ministry of Social JusticeDeptt.
Govt. of M.P. BHOPAL
|05||Gaon ki Beti / Pratibha Kiran Scholarship Scheme||Higher Education M.P.Govt. BHOPAL|
|06||Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukharji
|Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribe
WelfareDepartment Govt. of M.P.BHOPAL
|07||Scholarship for students of Minorities Community.||Backward and Minorities M.P.Govt. BHOPAL|
The glimpse of possible Career Options after B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
- Master’s in Agriculture (India)
After completing BSc Agriculture, continuing with higher agricultural education is one of the career options. There are number of reputed agriculture institutions in India to join for MSc specialising in one of the agriculture areas after qualifying with good rank in ICAR conducted JRF exam.
- Master’s in Agriculture (Foreign)
Study abroad option is also available where lot of foreign universities admit Indian BSc Agriculture graduates with scholarships (Commonwealth Scholarship, Erasmus Mundus etc).
- Master’s in Science
As an Agriculture graduate, one can continue higher education with masters in biotechnology (plant /animal) through IIS, IIT’s, JNU, Bose University and few more, for which appearing in entrance exams conducted by respective institutions is required.
- Master of Business (Agribusiness /General)
There are large number of universities/institutions like IIM-A and IIM-L, where MBA with specialisation in Agri related business is offered.
- Competitive Exams
Graduate in BSc Agriculture, like any other graduate is eligible to appear job exams in Banking, Defence, UPSC, SSC and many more organisations. Besides, there are exclusive exams only for agriculture graduates (IBPS AO, FCI, AIC, IIFCO, NSCI etc.)
- Campus Placements
Many reputed companies visit agriculture colleges or universities for recruiting BSc Agriculture students under campus placement program.
- State Government Jobs
Jobs like Agriculture Development Officer (ADO), Class-I (Gazetted), Agriculture Extension Officer, Range Forest Officer, District Horticulture Officer (D.H.O. Grade-I), Superintendent-Govt Garden, District Cane Officer, Assistant Conservator regularly recruited by the respective state governments.
- Central Government Jobs
Agriculture Graduate Trainee in IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited, A Multistate Co-operative Society).
- Jobs in Banks and Insurance sector
Field Officers, Rural Development Officers, Junior Associates and Junior Agricultural Associates, Agricultural and Probationary Officers are recruited by different public sector and private banks of India.
- Jobs in Teaching and Education
For those whose passion is teaching, there are plenty of opportunities to make a career in teaching at the school, college and university level.
- Jobs in Research and Development (R & D)
Agricultural Research Scientist (ARS) and Research Fellow posts are available with many government and private organizations.
- Jobs in Private Sector
There is the number of private organizations that recruit Agriculture graduates on regular basis. Click here and here to have an idea of existing job openings in the agriculture industry.
- Becoming an Entrepreneur
No industry is best suited for becoming an entrepreneur than the agriculture sector. If your dream is to setup your own business to become an employment giver rather than an employment seeker, there are the number of opportunities and promotional schemes from the government to establish your own business in the agriculture-related industry.
- Agricultural Journalism
When your passion is writing and reporting, then Agricultural Journalism is the best choice for you.