BSc (Bachelor of Science) Agriculture Syllabus, Subjects, Books, Scheme of Assessment, Entrance Exams Syllabus, Course Curriculum 2020-2021

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BSc Agriculture is an undergraduate course of 4 years duration that allows students to gain expertise in the field of agricultural science.

Candidates can pursue this course if they have completed Class 12 with a minimum of 50% in Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

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BSc Agriculture Syllabus & Subjects

BSc Agriculture syllabus is broad and consists of various courses in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Extension Education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Animal Husbandry apart from supporting courses in Basic Sciences, Humanities, and Agricultural Engineering.

The basic BSc Agriculture subjects are designed in such a way that students grasp all the knowledge related to agriculture and environmental science.

The course has specializations like majoring in Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil Science, Genetics and Breeding or Agricultural Engineering.

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The following table shows some of the common subjects that are included in the BSc Agriculture course curriculum:

BSc Agriculture Subjects Topics/Units Covered
Principles of Crop Production Definition and scope of Agronomy, Classification of Crops on Different basis, General principles of Crop production : Climate, soil and its preparation, seed and seed sowing, post-sowing tillage, water management, nutrition, plant protection measures, harvesting, threshing and storage, Crop sequences and systems with emphasis on mixed cropping and inter cropping, etc.
Fundamentals of Soil Science Definition of Soil, Components of Soil and their role in agriculture, Soil forming rocks and minerals, Development of Soil profile, Soil formation, factors affecting soil formation, soil forming processes, Soil reaction and its measurements and significance, Physical properties of soil, and their significance, Chemical properties of soil, cation and anion exchange phenomenon and their importance in agriculture, etc.
Elements of Genetics Definition, significance and historical development in genetics, Mendel’s Laws of heredity, Cell division, meiosis and mitosis, Chromosomal theory of inheritance, Linkage and crossing over-types, mechanism and significance, Nucleic acid as genetic material-structure and replication, Mutation-spontaneous and induced, etc.
Agricultural Meteorology Different meteorological variables related to agriculture, Rainfall- Hydrologic cycle and it’s components, Types and forms of precipitation, Humidity, definition, windvane, Anemo-meter, Indian Agro Climatic Zones Elementary idea of weather forecasting, etc.
Elementary Crop Physiology Role of plant physiology in agriculture, Cell structure and function, Bio-Physico-chemical phenomenon-diffusion, osmosis plasmolysis and imbibitions, Absorption of water and mineral salts, Photosynthesis - light and dark reactions, etc.
Introductory Plant Physiology Definition and importance of plant pathology, Causes of plant diseases, Classification of plant diseases according to cause and occurrence, Plant Pathogens, Different types of spores, Levels of parasitism, etc.
Principles of Plant Breeding Plant Breeding-history, objectives and scope, Mode of reproduction in crop plants in relation to breeding techniques, Plant variation kind and causes, Genetic consequences of self and cross pollinated crops, etc.
Livestock Production and Management Importance of livestock in Agriculture, Breeds, and Breeding methods of livestock and their consequences, Pasture management, Importance of scientific Feeding, etc.
Introduction to Plant Biotechnology Definition scope and importance of plant biotechnology, Plant tissue culture, Cloning vectors for recombinant DNA, Application of plant genetic engineering in crop improvement, etc.

Other than this, the other common subjects are Weed Management, Crop Diseases, Soil Microbiology, Soil Fertilizers, Horticulture, Silviculture and AgroForestry, Agricultural Economics, Seed Production Technology, Post Harvest Engineering etc.

BSc Agriculture Scheme of Assessment

The evaluation of BSc Agriculture subjects is based on different parameters such as Presentation, Project Work, Report Writing Skills, etc.

Have a look at the following table to know the parameters that are involved in the scheme of assessment of this course which is followed by more or less all the colleges:

Project Planning and Writing Presentation
Monthly Assessment Output delivery
Business networking skills Report Writing Skills
Technical Skill Development  Final Presentation

BSc Agriculture Books & Course Material

Some of the common books and course material that are advised to considered for this course are mentioned in the following table:

Name of the Book Name of the Author
History of Agriculture M.S. Randhawa
The Future of Indian Agriculture Y.K. Alagh
Principles of Agronomy S.R. Reddy
The Nature and Properties of Soil N.C. Brady and Ray Weil
Principles of Vegetable Production S.P. Singh
Land and Water Management Engineering V.V.N. Murty
The Insects: Structure and Function R.F. Chapman
Principles of Plant Breeding R.W. Allard
Plant Physiology R.K. Sinha

BSc Agriculture Entrance Exams Syllabus

The BSc Agriculture Admission process is different in different colleges. Some take admission on the basis of written round or direct interview. Some take admission on the basis of performance in BSc Agriculture Entrance Exams, followed by counselling.

Some of the common entrance exams are KEAM, BHU UET, etc. The syllabus usually consists of sections such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology, along with a section of Agriculture.

The Agriculture section is not present in all the entrance examinations, but is present in exams such as CGPAT 2020, among others. The common sections included in the entrance exams conducted for BSc Agriculture admissions are:

  • Physics:

It includes topics such as Dimensional Analysis, Kinematics, Waves and Oscillations, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Thermodynamics, etc.

  • Chemistry:

It includes General and Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, etc.

  • Biology:

It includes topics such as Botany, Developmental Biology and Genetics, Taxonomy Evolution, Economic Zoology, Communicable Diseases, etc.

  • Mathematics:

It includes topics such as Algebra, Trigonometry, Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Linear Programming, etc.

  • Agriculture:

It consists of topics from Agricultural Physics, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Mathematics, etc.

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suriyanarayan kumar
Bsc agriculture first year syllabus for physics, chemistry, mathematics,, Please reply me

Hi Suriyanarayan, B.Sc course curriculum includes topics as below:

  • Soil Microbiology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Pathology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Post Harvest Technology among others

For complete 3 year syllabus of B.Sc visit B.Sc. Agriculture.

I came here to know agriculture colleges in ap(andhra pradesh)

Hi Chandini

You can find all the colleges which provides Ba Agriculture in AP click here

ertugrul ghazi
Hello, I have also taken admission in Agriculture, ma'am, I want to get information from you that which is the BSc first semester or first year course syllabus, which book is required to read, I am waiting for your reply.

Hi Ertugrul

You can click here to know all the syllabus and books details you need to study for your BSc Agriculture.

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Hi Madhu

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surjeet singh
Sir kya distance education ho sakti hai bsc ag
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Surjeet, yes, you can pursue this course from colleges offering distance leaning like IGNOU.
manish kumar mani
Sir hindi medium se bhi hoti hai please reply me sir.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Manish, yes, each course can be offered in Hindi medium. However, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission that whether it provides admission in a certain medium or not.
pavan anjana
Mene 10th pass ki h or m agricultul bio krna chahta hu ?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Pavan, you are not eligible for this course as candidate must have done at least intermediate to be eligible for this course.
tunimani bala
Hii shobhna.ineed details about bsc agriculture subject in 1st yr..
mannu singh

Hi Bala, Please check this link: Subjects.

snigdha sindhusha
Is it English medium or Hindi medium?
akhil pasanth
Hi Snigdha, Please mention the university in which you wanted to know the medium.
sivamohan reddy
Hi Shobhna, I am a software engineer, I would like to learn Agriculture as I'm coming from the same background. is there any possibility to do BSC degree privately. if Yes, please guide me to achieve it. if Not, please refer to me related subjects and books to learn and complete the course on my own. I appreciate your time and guidance.
sidramoni raghavendra
Sir/madem i need details about bsc agriculture First year to final year subjects
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sidramoni, kindly mention the college in which you want to take admission as the subjects being taught in a particular course for a specific course may vary from college to college.
v satyanarayana
I came to know what is the eligibility to apply B.Sc (Agriculture). I heard a news about this B.Sc(agriculture) candidate must have 3 acres of agricultural land other wise you are not eligible for the above study, Sir please tell me the truth about above study i.e. B.Sc (Agriculture), is this correct or not. Pl give me the correct information from you.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Satyanarayana, this information might be true for a certain college but is not applicable to every college you come across. Each college has a different eligibility criteria for this course. Thus, you may look for some other college or you may mention the college here so that we may provide you the relevant information.


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