B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture

Course Details

Art of Living in partnership with the Government of Odisha is successfully building 650 model villages, providing a valuable insight into the current realities of commercial farming. The students get exposed to a range of systems that have been adopted and recent on-farm research trials, bridging the gap between the laboratory and the farmer. We also deliver rural skills training courses, designed to complement academic studies and meet the needs of future employers.

BSc (Hons) in Agriculture programme is a 4-years-long undergraduate course consisting of topics such as agricultural science, use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal and poultry management, basics of biotechnology, agronomy, nutrition, farm operational management, agricultural marketing or journalism, genetics and animal breeding, production operations management, health, welfare and disease advisors, animal science and technology, research, advisory and consultancy both for the government and the private sector.

The main aim of this programme is to use the above mentioned concepts to train students improve agriculture productivity, manage products and pave way for future developments through research activities.

The courseware will be delivered through a series of lectures, seminars and practical classes at the SSU farms and laboratories. Our exceptional industry contacts and external visits to livestock and crop enterprises and agribusinesses will provide valuable additional case studies. Modules will be assessed through examinations and coursework, including real-life case studies, presentations and reports. There are timed, unseen examinations at the end of each year.

The Research Project is an integral part of the course. It provides the opportunity to study in-depth a subject of specific interest or of direct relevance to employment aspirations. Our graduates will be able to apply for placements relevant to their interests and aspirations, and may choose to link these to their choice of electives in the final year or proposed dissertation topic.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

04 Years full time

2018-19 Entry

120 Seats

10 + 2 or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks with biology
as a compulsory subject*


Tuition fee per semester**

* It is your responsibility to ascertain that you possess the requisite qualification for admission.
**There will be a separate admission fee, examination fee, caution
deposit etc in addition to the tuition fee.
Semester I
  1. Fundamentals of horticulture
  2. Fundamentals of plant biochemistry and biotechnology
  3. Fundamentals of soil science
  4. Introduction to forestry
  5. Comprehension and communication skills in english
  6. Fundamentals of agronomy
  7. Introductory biology/elementary mathematics
  8. Agricultural heritage
  9. Rural sociology and educational psychology
  10. Human values and ethics
  11. NSS/NCC/physical education and Yoga practices
Semester II
  1. Fundamentals of genetics
  2. Agricultural microbiology
  3. Soil and water conservation engineering
  4. Fundamentals of crop physiology
  5. Fundamentals of agricultural economics
  6. Fundamentals of plant pathology
  7. Fundamentals of entomology
  8. Fundamentals of agricultural extension education
  9. Communication skills and personality development
Semester III
  1. Crop production technology – I (kharif crops)
  2. Fundamentals of plant breeding
  3. Agricultural finance and cooperation
  4. Agri- informatics
  5.  Farm machinery and power
  6. Production technology for vegetables and spices
  7.  Environmental studies and disaster management
  8. Statistical methods
  9.  Livestock and poultry management
Semester IV
  1. Crop production technology – II (rabi crops)
  2. Production technology for ornamental crops, MAP and landscaping
  3. Renewable energy and green technology
  4. Problematic soils and their management
  5. Production technology for fruit and plantation crops
  6. Principles of seed technology
  7. Farming systems & sustainable a