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".

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
  • 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)
  • AGRIPRENEURS
  • AgriTechStartups
  • Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)
  • Contract Farming
  • Consultant Services
  • Farm Managers
  • Urban Pest Management Services
  • GOVERNMENT SECTOR
  • 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)
  • BANKING SECTOR
  • Banks (Rural Development Officer/Agricultural Finance Officer/Field officer)
  • NABARD (Assistant Manager: Agriculture)
  • Reserve Bank of India (Officer Grade B: General)
  • HIGHER STUDIES
  • 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.


    I Year I Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    21AGRO101 Agriculture Heritage 1 0 0 1
    21AGRO102 Fundamentals of Agronomy 2 0 2 3
    21BICM101 Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2 0 2 3
    21ENGL101 Comprehension and Communication Skills 1 0 2 2
    21CPHY161 Introductory Biology 1 0 2 2
    21SMCA101 Elementary Mathematics 1 0 2 2
    21ENTO131 Fundamentals of Entomology (Insect Morphology and Taxonomy) 2 0 2 3
    21AECO141 Fundamentals of Economics 3 0 0 3
    21HORT181 Fundamentals of Horticulture 1 0 2 2
    21AEXT190 Human Values and Ethics (non gradial) 1 0 0 1
    21AEXT191 Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology 1 0 2 2
    21COCA100 NSS/NCC/Physical Education and Yoga Practices 0 0 4 2
    Total 24


    I Year II Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    21AMBE101 Agricultural Microbiology 1 0 2 2
    21AGRO103 Introductory Agrometeorology and Climate Change 1 0 2 2
    21AGRO104 Introduction to Forestry 1 0 2 2
    21SMCA102 Agriculture Informatics 1 0 2 2
    21GPBR111 Fundamentals of Genetics 2 0 2 3
    21SSAC121 Fundamentals of Soil Science 2 0 2 3
    21AENG151 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 1 0 2 2
    21CPHY162 Fundamentals of Crop Physiology 2 0 2 3
    21PATH171 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology I (Plant Pathogens - An Introduction) 1 0 2 2
    21HORT182 Production Technology of Fruits and Plantation Crops 1 0 2 2
    21ELCT122 / 21ELCT172 / 21ELCT183 / 21ELCT184 Elective Course
    (21ELCT122 / 21ELCT172 / 21ELCT183 / 21ELCT184)
    2 0 2 3
    Total 26


    II Year I Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    21AGRO201 Crop Production Technology-I (Cereals,Millets and Pulses) 2 0 2 3
    21GPBR211 Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 2 0 2 3
    21ENTO231 Fundamentals of Entomology II (Insect Ecology and Concepts of IPM) 1 0 2 2
    21AECO241 Agricultural Finance and Co-operation 1 0 2 2
    21AENG251 Farm Machinery and Power 1 0 2 2
    21CPHY261 Eco-physiology 1 0 2 2
    21PATH271 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology II (Plant Pathology Principles) 2 0 0 2
    21HORT281 Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices 1 0 2 2
    21AEXT291 Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension 2 0 2 3
    21AB201 Python Programming 3 0 2 4
    21COCA200 Education Tour 0 0 4 2
    Total 27


    II Year II Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    21AGRO202 Crop Production Technology-ll 2 0 2 3
    21AGRO203 Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture 1 0 0 1
    21AGRO204 Irrigation Water Management 1 0 2 2
    21SMCA201 Statistical Methods 1 0 2 2
    21LSPM201 Live-stock and Poultry Management 2 0 2 3
    21SSAC221 Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management 2 0 2 3
    21AECO242 Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices 2 0 2 3
    21AENG252 Renewable Energy and Green Technology 1 0 2 2
    21HORT282 Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Landscaping 1 0 2 2
    21AEXT292 Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication 1 0 2 2
    21AB202 Statistical Methods with Data Visualization 3 0 2 4
    Total 27


    III Year I Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    21AGRO301 Geoinformatics and Nanotechnologyfor Precision Farming 1 0 2 2
    21AGRO302 Practical Crop Production 0 0 2 1
    21BICM300 Principles of Food Science and Nutrition 2 0 0 2
    21GPBR311 Crop Improvement -1 (Cereals, Millets, Pulses and Oilseeds) 1 0 2 2
    21SSAC321 Problematic Soils and their Management 1 0 2 2
    21ENTO331 Pests of Field crops and Stored Grain and their Management 2 0 2 3
    21AENG351 Protected Cultivation and Post-harvest technologies 1 0 2 2
    21CPHY361 Environmental Studies and Disaster Management 1 0 2 2
    21PATH371 Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-I (Kharif crops) 2 0 2 3
    21PATH373 Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management 1 0 4 3
    21ELCT305 / 21ELCT333 / 21ELCT342 / 21ELCT362 / 21ELCT382 Elective Course
    (21ELCT305 / 21ELCT333 / 21ELCT342 / 21ELCT362 / 21ELCT382)
    2 0 2 3
    Total 25


    III Year II Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    21AGRO303 Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management 1 0 2 2
    21AGRO304 Principles of Organic Farming 1 0 2 2
    21GPBR312 Crop Improvement - II (Fibres, Sugar, Starches, Narcotics, Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers) 1 0 2 2
    21GPBR313 Intellectual Property Rights 1 0 0 1
    21GPBR314 Principles of Seed Technology 2 0 2 3
    21ENTO332 Pest of Horticultural Crops and their Management and Beneficial insects 2 0 2 3
    21AECO341 Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics 1 0 2 2
    21PATH372 Diseases of Field & Horticultural Crops and their Management - II (Rabi crops) 1 0 2 2
    21HORT381 Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables 1 0 2 2
    21AEXT391 Communication Skills and Personality Development 1 0 2 2
    21AB301 Machine Learning 3 0 2 4
    21ELCT306 / 21ELCT315 / 21ELCT334 / 21ELCT374 / 21ELCT383 Elective Course
    (21ELCT306 / 21ELCT315 / 21ELCT334 / 21ELCT374 / 21ELCT383)
    2 0 2 3
    Total 28


    IV Year I Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    RAWE Crop Production 0 - 8 4
    Crop Protection 0 - 6 3
    Rural Economics 0 - 4 2
    Extension Programme 0 - 8 4
    Research Station / KVK/DAATT Centre activities 0 - 2 1
    AIA Attachment to Agro based industries 0 - 12 6
    Total 20
    IV Year II Semester
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    AELP Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) 0 - 40 20
    Total 20


    Electives
    Course Code Course Title L T P C
    21ELCT305 Agricultural Waste Management 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT306 Weed Management 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT315 Commercial Plant Breeding 1 0 4 3
    21ELCT122 Soil, Plant, Water And Seed Testing 1 0 4 3
    21ELCT333 Biopesticidesand Biofertilizers 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT334 Agrochemicals 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT342 Agribusiness Management 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT362 Micro-Propagation Technologies 1 0 4 3
    21ELCT172 Food Safety Issues 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT374 Mushroom Production Technology 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT183 Hl-Tech. Horticulture 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT184 Soilless farming 1 0 4 3
    21ELCT382 Landscaping 2 0 2 3
    21ELCT383 Protected Cultivation 2 0 2 3
    Total 42


        L=Lecture;    T=Tutorial;    P=Practicals;    To=Total; C=Credits;
    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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