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Dept. of Agri. and Horti. Sciences
  • Programme Description
  • Programme Outcomes
  • Programme Structure
  • Programme Enquiry

Indian Council of Agricultural Research - ICAR(fifth Deans report) curriculum, co-designed with industry, empowers you to choose your direction and chalk out your career path. It means your Vignan experience is yours to shape. In a world where careers and agricultural industries are evolving at lightning speed, your independent and innovative thinking will set you apart from the rest. From the first year to third year of study, you will develop a solid foundation in agricultural science by pursuing a common curriculum, that has been designed in consultation with industry and employers. The curriculum will provide you with a broad understanding on sustainable practices of agriculture as we strive to adapt to the global climate change.

You will have ample opportunities to complement your lab and classroom learning with field practical's that you can conduct in our exclusive arable land of 40 acres, which has been developed just 3 km away from Vignan campus. This instructional farm is equipped with wetland, dryland, orchard, garden and wood land, crop cafeteria and Integrated Farming System, will enable you to enrich your field knowledge by understanding various farmland applications. Fourth (Final) Year: "Student READY" (Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) programme is a unique initiative to provide orientation for the graduating students of Agriculture to the employment market and provide them awareness on opportunities for entrepreneurship in the emerging knowledge areas. You will be exposed to five components i.e., Experiential Learning, Rural Awareness Works Experience, In-Plant Training / Industrial attachment, Hands-on training (HOT) / Skill development training and Students Projects. Experiential Learning (EL) enables students to develop their competences, capabilities, acquire skills, expertise, and confidence to start up their own enterprises and turn from "Job Seekers to Job Creators".


India being an agrarian country, a wide gamut of career opportunities awaits graduates in agriculture sector, as listed below, which are evergreen avenues offering immense potential for growth

  • Marketing, Sales and R & D jobs in input industry viz., Seed, Fertilizer, Pesticide., Irrigation companies, Nurseries, Food Processing, Food Parks, Sugar Industry (Cane Officers), Food Parks (Supply Chain, Postharvest Management)
  • AgriTechStartups
  • Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)
  • Contract Farming
  • Consultant Services
  • Farm Managers
  • Urban Pest Management Services
  • AP Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Officer)
  • Food Corporation of India (Technical Manager)
  • Warehousing corporations (Junior Technical Assistant)
  • AP Civil Supplies Department (Technical Assistant: Grade 3)
  • AP Agro industries (Technical Assistant - Grade 2)
  • UPSC (Central Administrative services)
  • Staff Selection Commission (Agriculture Officer)
  • APPSC (State Administrative Services)
  • Crop specific boards: (Cotton, Spice, Silk, Tobacco, Coffee, Rubber)
  • Plant Quarantine services (Agricultural Quarantine Inspector)
  • Food safety and Standard authority of India (Food Safety Officer)
  • Banks (Rural Development Officer/Agricultural Finance Officer/Field officer)
  • NABARD (Assistant Manager: Agriculture)
  • Reserve Bank of India (Officer Grade B: General)
  • M.Sc. (Ag) (through ICAR- JRF / State Agricultural Universities Entrance Examination / Universities in Abroad)
  • MBA in Agri Business Management
  • Ph.D., (through ICAR- SRF or State Agricultural Universities Entrance Examination/ Universities in Abroad)
  • PDF in various disciplines

  • Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

    PEO 1: Continually improve student-centered learning program to impart knowledge and practical skills to address complex problems and apply learned skills to make agriculture profitable.

    PEO 2: Graduates of the program will possess high levels of professionalism, technical competency, strong ethical responsibility and commitment towards solving challenging societal tasks.

    PEO 3: Graduates of the program will reveal lifelong learning and teamwork in their profession.

    Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

    PSO 1: Design, comprehend, analyze and develop innovative systems that can effectively uplift the small farm holders.

    PSO 2: Develop multi-disciplinary tools in 'collaborative public-private-farmer partnership mode' to reach the unreached.

    PSO 3: Realize sustainable development goals with strong partnerships and cooperation.

    Programme Outcomes (POs)

    The graduates of B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture will be able to :

    PO 1: Agriculture knowledge: Apply the knowledge of regenerative agriculture with a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems.

    PO 2: Complex agricultural problems analysis: Understand rapid appraisal of agricultural innovation systems, a diagnostic tool that can guide the analysis of complex agricultural problems and innovation capacity of the agricultural system towards futuristic agriculture.

    PO 3: Modern tool usage: Agriculture is at the cusp of a technological revolution. Coupled with artificial intelligence (Precision Farming) and modern tools like IoT (Internet of Things), automation, GIS, remote sensing and digital farming, agricultural practices will be directed at uplifting small farm holders by extending, wherever necessary, support of intelligent systems like drone-based sensors, that can monitor plants for disease and water stress.

    PO 4: The Agriculturist and Society: Learn social science concepts and skills to understand, analyze and communicate complex ideas, information and data related to agricultural systems.Recognize, analyze, and evaluate the critical human and social factors impacting agriculture.Understand the social dimensions of agriculture and its connections with food and environmental systems.

    PO 5: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional agricultural solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development. Demonstrate an understanding of comprehensive systemic analysis across both physical and behavioral dimensions involving society, the environment, and the economy.

    PO 6: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics; responsibilities and norms of the agricultural practice, "systemic thinking about the values and norms associated with the food system - farming, resource management, food processing, distribution, trade and consumption".

    PO 7: Individual and teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member of leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

    PO 8: Communication: Communicate effectively on modern agricultural practices with the agricultural commune and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports, documentation, effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

    PO 9: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the agriculture and agribusiness management principles and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team. Manage project in multidisciplinary environments.

    PO 10: Entrepreneurship and employability: Able to design, launch and run a new business, to create job and not to seek for job. Also capable with an effective mix of knowledge, skills, and personal attitudes to be employed initially and function successfully in the required roles.

    PO 11: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning, a deliberate and voluntary act, in the broadest context of technological change.

    Programme Name B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
    Level Under Graduation
    Programme Specific Enquiries: 0863-2344700
    Admission Enrollment and General Enquiries: 0863-2344777, 1800-425-2529
    Director Contact Number 9848312629

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