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Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture (FOA):

The course of Agriculture Science focuses on soil and water conservation, plant breeding and pathology, soil and plant interaction system, agribusiness management and its implementation, live stock production & management and agricultural economics. This course is widely admired and treated as imperative knowledgeable course for improving the traditional agriculture practices and provide better yield by involving advance and scientific approaches without affecting the environment.

The curriculum is designed to ensure depth in the area ofspecialization together with breadth of exposure and intellectual enrichment, and to prepare the students for higher level professional research and development career in national laboratories, Universities and industry. The duration of the program is 4 years. Each academic year is divided into two semesters with a total of 8 semesters. The entire curriculum also includes seminar, project, study tour, experimental learning etc. Classes that may be taught in an agricultural education curriculum include horticulture, land management, turf grass management, aquaculture, machine shop classes, cropping machinery, livestock management, biology courses etc. It also covers the sales strategy, marketing plans and devising a budget.

SCOPE

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture has wide scope and is job orientated.Currently different agriculture based industries (like fertilizer industries and food manufacturing industries); non- government organisations (like Srijan, Pradan and BAIF); private and public sector commercial firms (like Nationalized and Gramin banks) and agricultural certification agencies etc. are recruiting the graduates of agriculture science.

We also offers B.Sc (Ag.) + ABM (Agri- Business Management) (5 Years).

 Agriculture Laboratory, JECRC University:

The details regarding departmental labs are as follows:
The department is having four, well equipped labs. The equipment’s are installed as per guidelines of Indian Council of Agriculture Research,New Delhi.
•  Plant pathology & Entomology lab is well equipped for experimentation related to plant protection activities such identification of plant disease samples, isolation of different microbes study of insect morphology, mushroom cultivation etc. The students can work on research microbes to study the fine parts of microbes and pests.
•  Soil Science Lab for analysis of soil samples to find out the status of various macro & micro nutrients.
•  For Agronomical and Horticultural practices , the department is having well developed demonstration farm with farm machinery and related tools like Tractor with seed drill cum cultivator, MB plough, disc Harrow, and leveller. 
•  Plant Breeding & Genetics lab is well equipped for the experintations related to crop improvement. It is equipped with some of the specific instruments like ‘Growth Chamber’ to study on plants under artificial controlled conditions of the environment. A distillation plant is also operating to prepare distilled water. Conclusively, the department is having well equipped labs to conduct practicals as per course curriculum prescribed by the 5th Dean’s committee of the ICAR,New Delhi.

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The Faculty of Agriculture (FOA) offering the following mentioned below programmes:-

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

B.Sc (Ag.) + ABM (Agri- Business Management)