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SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE SCIENCE

School of Agriculture Science covers a broad range of courses

Overview

School of Agriculture Science’s Mission is to achieve Excellence in Academics, Leadership, Research & Innovation. It aims to educate students who seek knowledge, and wants to learn current & advanced agriculture practices and techniques on strong scientific foundations and hands-on experience for a promising career.
Vikrant University – School of Agriculture is the centre of teaching, learning and research in agriculture, animal science, crop science, global development and the environment. The exciting structure of the agricultural courses allows students to select from many subjects taught by experts in their field, thus providing for the individual student’s specialist needs as well as developing a core understanding of their subject.

Facilities

School of Agriculture Science (SoAS) provides many facilities for the students.The Teaching faculty is highly qualified and has many years of experience. It has a variety of books and journals in the departmental library with more than 100seating arrangements. There is one reading room and comfortable reading halls for reference and periodical sections. It has high-end computer systems in the digital library section,working laboratories for UG, PG and research scholars, computer laboratories, internet in hostels, canteen, etc.

Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities:

Besides extensive sports facilities and events, there are student-run Health Club, Yoga Club, Adventure Club, Meditation Club and Karate Club under the guidance of respective faculty in charges. The students regularly participate in cultural, NSS, NCC and other socially responsible activities.

Agriculture Library:

The School of Agriculture Science has Library with broadband Wi-Fi connectivity. It provides a sound physical and digital learning environment round the clock. The learning materials are in the Printed, Audio and Visual form.

Courses Offered
SNoProgramsSpecializationDurationEligibility Criteria
01.CertificateFood Processing and Technology1 Year10th or equivalent examination from a recognized board
02.DiplomaAgriculture1 Year10th or equivalent examination from a recognized board
Agriculture2 Years12th Science (PCM, PCB, Agriculture) examination or equivalent examination from a recognized board
Food Processing and Technology2 Years or 3 Years10th / 10+2 examination in any subject from a recognized board
03.Under GraduateBachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSAg)4 Years10+2 Science stream with PCB, PCM, PCA or any other equivalent examination from a recognized board
04.Post-GraduateM.Sc. (Ag.) in Agronomy2 YearsB.Sc. (Ag.) or equivalent examination
M.Sc. (Ag.) in Soil Science
M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture
M.Sc. (Ag.) in Genetic and Plant Breeding
05.Ph.D.PhD. available in all streamsAs per UGC PhD Regulations
 

Working Laboratory in School of Agriculture Science

  1. Agronomy and Agro-meteorology
  2. Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry
  3. Genetics and Plant Breeding
  4. Horticultural
  5. Agriculture Entomology
  6. Agriculture Pathology
  7. Agricultural Extension & Agricultural Economics

*Practical fields and research field also available for UG & PG students

Salient Features of School of Agriculture

Main aim of School of Agriculture Science (SoAS) increased production and productivity must be the sole objective of agricultural research, to make a successful career in the agriculture field

  • Training of manpower with more practical orientation to cater to the needs of public, private and corporate sectors in agriculture.
  • Providing experiential learning and hands-on training for developing an entrepreneurial skill for being a job provider as well as job seekers.
  • Complete implementation of Government recommendations.
  • Imparting knowledge and training in interdisciplinary production-oriented courses in agriculture.

Career Prospects

Potential employment areas after courses like B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Agriculture:-

  1. Agricultures Scientist.
  2. Agriculture Development Officers (ADO)
  3. Block Development officers (BDO)
  4. Extension Officer (EO)
  5. Plantation Manager
  6. Agriculture Officer /Agriculture Field Officers (AO/AFO)
  7. Agriculture Loan Officers in Banks
  8. Operations Manager in Fertilizers Units
  9. Food Processing Units – Private and Government
  10. Farm Manager
  11. Forester Officer
  12. Subject Matter Specialist in Krishi Vigyan Kendras
  13. Officer in Quality Assurance
  14. Field Officer
  15. Rural Agriculture Extension Officer (RAEO)
  16. Rural Horticulture Extension Officer (RHEO)
  17. Subject Matter Specialist (SMS), Etc.

Placement

University provides all the necessary help and assistance for student’s placement once the course is completed. A number of talks, Agriculture seminars, workshops, and others are organized to help students learn about different career choices. An individual training and placement cell is established by the University. It aims to promote the students in higher level through employment.