Programs Offered & Intake

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Programs Offered, Intake & Career Oppotunities 

SRM – Faculty of Agricultural Sciences offers B.Sc. (Hons.) degree prgrammes in Agriculture and Horticulture.

Eligibility for Admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree Programmes

H.Sc. / Equivalent - Academic Stream:

Candidates seeking admission into B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture / Horticulture programme must have passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) conducted by any recognized board / University, with any one of the following subject group:

Group I :  Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics
Group II :  Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Group III :  Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Group IV :  Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Group V :  Physics, Chemistry and Forestry
Group VI :  Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture
Group VII :  Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture

H.Sc. - Vocational Stream:

Biology and Agricultural Practices as vocational subject including theory & practical’s.

Eligible Minimum Qualifying Marks:

50 % aggregate marks.

Structure of the Programme

The entire B.Sc. (Hons.) Programme of study will consist of career streams distributed over eight semesters with two semesters per year viz., Compulsory Core; Supportive Course, Allied; Extension Activity; Supplementary Course; Student READY and Elective Core.

Duration 8 semesters (4 years)
System of Education Semester course credit system
(as per the Report of the Fifth Deans Committee, Agricultural Education Division, Indian Council of Agricultural research, New Delhi)
Total Credit Hours of Learning 180 - 184
Distribution of Credits • Theory
• Theory based practical
• Practical
Number of working days per semester 110 - 112
Attendance requirement 80%

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Under Graduate Programs
Degree Branch KTR RMP VDP NCR
B Sc Honours Horticulture 120      
B Sc Honours Agriculture 240      

Career Opportunities

Diverse career opportunities exist in agricultural production; agricultural marketing; agricultural processing; agricultural export; agricultural education; agricultural research, administration in Government, banking sector, civil society organizations, non-government organizations; agro-industries; agricultural communication etc. Pathway vary for each job in agriculture.

Career Cluster Stream Description
Own Farm Set up your own farm in your native place and profitably produce agri/horticultural products and become a model farmer
Scientist / Teacher Pursue higher studies (PG, Ph.D, Post-doctoral) and work in National and International Agricultural Education Institutes and Agricultural Research Organizations (ICAR, IRRI, ICRISAT, IFPRI etc), agricultural Service Organizations (WORLD BANK, FAO)
Extension Specialist Jobs in Government / Non-Government Organizations / Agribusiness Companies and contribute to knowledge sharing with farmers
Administration Become an IAS / IPS / IFS Officer and contribute to public governance. Success rate agricultural graduates 12 -19 %.
Agribusiness and management Become a CEO by setting up agro processing centres, agri-marketing agencies, agricultural export, nurseries, renewable energy, farm implements; bioproducts
Banking Loan officers / Financial managers in nationalized and private banks
Expert Consultancy in urban farming, farmer education, landscaping, organic farming, agricultural communication
Jobs in agriculture industries Sales / Marketing / Farm managers in fertilizer, sugar, agrochemical, processed food, fruits, flowers, vegetables, landscaping, organic products