Programs Offered, Intake & Career Oppotunities
SRM – Faculty of Agricultural Sciences offers B.Sc. (Hons.) degree prgrammes in Agriculture and Horticulture in the 2019-20 academic year.
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 based practical
|Number of working days per semester||110 - 112|
|Under Graduate Programs|
|B Sc Honours||Horticulture||120|
|B Sc Honours||Agriculture||240|
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|