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Gauradaha Agriculture Campus, Jhapa

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSc Ag)

Affiliated To: Tribhuvan University (TU)

Course

B.Sc.Ag.

Course Level

Bachelor Degree

Duration

4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Total Seats

50

Medium

English

Recognition

UGC Accredited

Overview

BSc Agriculture at Gauradaha Agriculture Campus, Gauradaha, Jhapa, Nepal

Affiliation: Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal


Course Overview: The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Ag.) is an intensive 4-year semester program designed to produce academically competent and practically oriented professional agriculturists. The curriculum is a blend of core agricultural disciplines, field practicals, project works, and study visits.


Course Outlines: The B.Sc. Agriculture program is structured into eight semesters. The initial three years focus on core agricultural disciplines. The final year emphasizes the Undergraduate Practicum Assessment (UPA) and other relevant courses.

Note: A detailed semester-wise distribution of courses is provided below.


Duration: 4 Years (Eight Semesters)


Objectives:

  • Train students to be academically proficient in agricultural sciences.
  • Equip students with practical skills essential for the agricultural sector.
  • Offer hands-on experience through field practicals, projects, and study visits.

Eligibility: Prospective students should have:

  • Successfully completed a 10+2 or equivalent in Science.
  • Met the specific criteria set by Tribhuvan University and Gauradaha Agriculture Campus.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion, graduates will:

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of agricultural sciences.
  • Be capable of applying theoretical knowledge in real-world agricultural scenarios.
  • Be prepared to contribute to the agricultural development of Nepal.

Scope: The B.Sc. Agriculture degree offers a broad spectrum of opportunities in:

  • Agricultural research and development.
  • Agricultural consultancy.
  • Agribusiness and farm management.
  • Agricultural extension services.

Fees Structures: For detailed fee structures, please contact the administration office of Gauradaha Agriculture Campus.


Career Prospects: Graduates can explore careers in:

  • Government agricultural departments.
  • Agricultural research organizations.
  • Agribusiness firms.
  • Non-governmental organizations focusing on agriculture.

Career Options:

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Farm Manager
  • Agricultural Extension Officer

Why Choose this Course:

  • Relevance: Agriculture is the backbone of Nepal's economy.
  • Practical Exposure: The course offers hands-on experience, making students industry-ready.
  • Diverse Opportunities: From research to management, the career avenues are vast.

What After B.Sc. Agriculture:

  • Pursue higher studies like M.Sc. or Ph.D. in specialized agricultural fields.
  • Engage in agricultural entrepreneurship.
  • Join agricultural research projects or consultancy services.

Scholarship: Gauradaha Agriculture Campus offers scholarships to deserving and needy students. The criteria and number of scholarships are determined by the campus administration and Tribhuvan University's guidelines.

Detailed Semester-wise Course Distribution for B.Sc. Agriculture at Gauradaha Agriculture Campus


SEMESTER 1:

  • EXT 111 Rural Sociology: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • BCH 111 General Biochemistry: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AEC 111 Principles of Economics: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • AGR 111 Principles of Agronomy: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • HRT 111 Introductory Horticulture: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • SSC 111 Fundamentals of Soil Science and Geology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • LPM 111 Introductory Animal Science: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • WEP 111 Work Experience Program: 0+1 Cr.Hr.
    • Total: 14+6 Cr.Hr.

SEMESTER 2:

  • PPH 121 Introductory Crop Physiology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • MIB 121 Agricultural Microbiology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AEC 121 Farm Management, Production Economics and Planning: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AGR 121 Cereal Crop Production: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • HRT 121 Ornamental Horticulture: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • SSC 121 Soil Fertility, Fertilizers and Integrated Nutrient Management: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • LPM 121 Ruminant Production: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
  • WEP 121 Work Experience Program: 0+1 Cr.Hr.
    • Total: 13+8 Cr.Hr.

SEMESTER 3:

  • ECO 211 Environmental Sciences and Agro-Ecology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AEC 211 Agricultural and Environmental Economics: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • AGR 211 Grain Legumes and Oilseed Production: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
  • ENT 211 Introductory Entomology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • HRT 211 Fruit and Plantation Crop Production: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • GEN 211 Introductory Genetics: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • LPM 211 Pig and Poultry Production: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AMT 211 Introductory Agrometeorology: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • AQU 211 Introductory Ichthyology: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
    • Total: 15+7 Cr.Hr.

SEMESTER 4:

  • AGR 221 Commercial Crops: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AGR 222 Principles and Practices of Seed Technology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AST 221 Agricultural Statistics: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • HRT 221 Vegetable and Spice Crop Production: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • PLB 221 Introductory Plant Breeding: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • SSC 221 Soil Physics, Genesis and Classification: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AEN 221 Farm Power and Machinery: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • ANU 221 Fodder Production and Pasture Management: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AQU 221 Principles of Aquaculture: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
    • Total: 15+9 Cr.Hr.

SEMESTER 5:

  • ECO 311 Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
  • EXT 311 Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • COM 311 Computer Application: 0+1 Cr.Hr.
  • ENT 311 Principles and Practices of Insect-Pest Management: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • HRT 311 Agroforestry: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • GEN 311 Genetics of Populations: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • PLP 311 Introduction to Plant Pathology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • SSC 311 Introductory Soil Conservation and Watershed Management: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • ANU 311 Animal Nutrition and Feeding Practices: 1+1 Cr.Hr.
  • PRW 311 Project Work: 0+2 Cr.Hr.
    • Total: 14+9 Cr.Hr.

SEMESTER 6:

  • AEC 321 Nepalese Agriculture Development and Policy: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • EXT 321 Agricultural Communication: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • EXT 322 Social Mobilization and Community Development: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • ENT 321 Economic Entomology: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • HRT 321 Post Harvest Horticulture: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • PLP 321 Crop Diseases and their Management: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • ANB 321 Principles and Practices of Animal Breeding: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • PRW 311 Project Work: 0+2 Cr.Hr.
    • Total: 14+7 Cr.Hr.

SEMESTER 7:

  • AEC 411 Agribusiness Management, Marketing and Cooperatives: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AGR 411 Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • BIT 411 Introductory Biotechnology and Biodiversity: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • AEN 411 Principles and Practices of Farm Water Management: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • PRW 311 Project Work: 0+2 Cr.Hr.
  • Elective Courses: Up to 8 Cr.Hr.

SEMESTER 8:

  • AEC 421 Agriculture Project Planning: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • AEN 421 Farm Structures and Surveying: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • LPM 421 Introduction to Dairy Science: 2+1 Cr.Hr.
  • HNU 421 Applied Human Nutrition: 2+0 Cr.Hr.
  • Elective Courses: Up to 8 Cr.Hr.
    • Total: 167 Credit hours

Note: The above course distribution is based on the old course structure. The new course details revised in 2020 A.D. have been provided separately.


Conclusion: The B.Sc. Agriculture program at Gauradaha Agriculture Campus offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of subjects, ensuring students receive a holistic education in

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