Programs Offered

SRM-IST is proud to add Agricultural Sciences into its fold to foster agricultural education. It is contemplating to start School of Agriculture, School of Horticulture, School of Dairy Technology, School of Poultry Science and School of Food Technology etc.

An undergraduate degree programme B.Sc (Hons.) Horticulture was introduced from the academic year (2018-19).

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

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%

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