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Department Of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture came into existence at Pt. S.N.S. University Shahdol in June 2022, with the new degree course B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture. The duration of course is 4 years, spread to 8 semesters. One to six semesters are conducted with course and practical classes and 7 th and 8 th semester are based on village and industry level practices (Rural Agriculture Work Experience and Agro Industry Attachment (RAWE & AIA).

A candidate shall be eligible for admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture. If he/she has passed 10+2/ intermediate examination in Agriculture or in Science (with physics, chemistry and mathematics/ biology or any other equivalent examination recognized by university securing at least 45% marks in aggregates. There shall be an Entrance Examination. Eligible students will be admitted after qualifying entrance examination in the order of merit according to the available seats. Candidates qualifying PAT shall be exempted from the entrance examination and will be given priority in admission. The numbers of seats are 160.

Agriculture covers a broad range of subjects. Students can pursue different career options in this field, once they successfully complete this degree. NABARD, IFFCO, Central Warehouse Corporation and FCI are some government institutions that offer promising career choices to students from B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture. They can appear for JRF and can opt for higher education in form of M.Sc. Agriculture and MBA Agribusiness. Students also develop skill for setup agri-preneurship, research instinct, management of farm practices etc.

Mission

To conduct education, research and extension activities for enhancing productivity, profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems and quality of rural livelihood in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Vision

Perform impactful innovative interdisciplinary research in Plant and agriculture aiming toachieve food security for all.

Trust Areas

  • Sustainable utilization of natural resources with environmental protection.
  • Safe guarding the plant biodiversity.
  • Rationalization of cropping system through crop substitution and crop diversification.
  • Reorientation of agricultural education in changing scenario.
  • Modernizing commercial horticulture.
  • Integrated mechanization and post harvest technology.
  • Conversion agriculture as business of profit.

Research

 

Opportunities

1. New educational and learning system.
2. Sustainability of natural resource base of agriculture
3. Agricultural productivity, input-use efficiency and profitability.
4. Food and nutrition security.
5. Resilience to climate change and biotic and abiotic stresses.
6. Agricultural markets, policies and institutions.
7. New products and uses (e.g. bio-energy, new crops, synthetic foods, special foods).
8. Use of ICTs and digital platforms in technology transfer.

Career

 

Opportunities

    Top career opportunities after B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture-
  • Agriculture Officer in Banks (AO)
  • State level Rural Agriculture Extension Officer (RAEO)
  • Rural Horticulture Extension Officer (RHEO)
  • Agriculture Technology Manager (ATM)
  • Agriculture Technical Assistant
  • Field and Lab assistant
  • NABARD (National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative limited)
  • KRIBHCO (Krishak Bharti Cooperative Limited)
  • NSC (National Seed Corporation)
  • Central Warehouse Corporation
  • FCI (Food Corporation of India)
  • Pvt. Company- seed, fertilizer, pesticide, insecticide etc.
  • Agriculture Research Scientist (ARS)
  • Extension Officer
  • Plantation Manager
  • Quality Assurance
  • Production Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Agri-preneurship
  • Subject Matter Specialist
  • Field Officer
  • Farm Manager
  • Agriculture Loan Officer
  • Operation Manager (Fertilizer Plants)
  • Food Processing Manager
  • Seed technologists
  • It opens up opportunities in the government as well as private sectors.

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