Agriculture



ABOUT AGRICULTURE

Agriculture has been an integral part of India’s economy and livelihood. There are several agricultural engineering colleges that offer graduation and post-graduation degrees in agriculture along with other technical and professional courses. RNTU being one such agriculture college offers the course under the Faculty of Agriculture and undertakes various scientific research and educational activities to promote and propagate science based agricultural research and education.

The college offers labs that are perfectly equipped to meet the requirements of academic and research activities. The institute incorporates latest available technology in research, teaching, and extension activities to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of each task.

The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers a four-year Bachelor’s course in B.Sc. (Hons.) and two-year Master’s course in M.Sc. (Agriculture).


FACULTIES WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE & SPECIALIZATION
S. No. Name of Faculty Specialization Designation Year of Experience Photo
1 Dr. Anil Kurchania Farm Machinery & Power Renewable Energy,
35 Research Publication, 06 books, 30 Years Research & Academic Experience
Dean
2 Dr. Satyakumari Sharma Agronomy-
Weed control and Microbial Studies, 26 Research Publication, 12 Books, 09 Chapter, 04 year Research & 03 year Academic Experience
HOD

PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY AGRICULTURE
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
Eligibility Criteria : - 10+2 Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology with minimum 50% of marks.

Duration : - 4 Year

Procedure:-On the basis of merit/AJEE

Overview:-

Upon completing the course of B.Sc. Agriculture the candidate becomes eligible for appointment in various government departments that include Agriculture, Food, Industries, Banks, Fertilizers, and more. The candidate can also choose to pursue higher studies with courses like Master of Science in Agriculture or a Ph.D. level degree. This will allow the candidate to indulge in R&D activities in research laboratories, universities, industries, government departments, multinational companies, etc.


Program Outcome

Towards the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of different streams of agriculture like agronomy, entomology, plant breeding, plant pathology, soil science etc. in practice.
  2. An ability to identify, critically analyzes, formulate and solve Agriculture economics and marketing problems.
  3. An ability to design a system and process to meet desired needs of food and nutrition with the knowledge of protected cultivation and Post-Harvest Technology.
  4. An ability to devise and conduct experiments, interpret data and provide well informed conclusions.
  5. An ability to understand the practical problems faced by farmers and to find a proper solution for it.
  6. An ability to be competent professionally with ethical responsibility as an individual as well as in multidisciplinary teams with positive attitude.
  7. To produce well informed socially responsible global citizen with sharp critical thinking skills having sound awareness about Government policies and programmes related to Agriculture (Extension &Economics).
  8. An ability to devise communication and Extension methodologies for transfer of Agricultural Technologies.
Program Specific Outcome
  1. An understanding of various modes of reproductive mechanism in flowering plants.
  2. Determination of various modes of pollination to be utilized for crop improvement.
  3. An ability to apply knowledge of various plant breeding methods in the crop improvement.
  4. An ability to use appropriate techniques, skills, and tools necessary for plant hybridization.
  5. An ability to handle different types of segregating generations in plant population
  6. An ability to identify male sterile and self-incompatible lines of different plant breeding population.
  7. An understanding of different wide hybridization methods in crop improvement.
  8. An ability to practically apply various techniques of selfing, emasculation and crossing in different crops of economic use.
Overview:

Upon completing the course of B.Sc. Agriculture the candidate becomes eligible for appointment in various government departments that include Agriculture, Food, Industries, Banks, Fertilizers, and more. The candidate can also choose to pursue higher studies with courses like Master of Science in Agriculture or a Ph.D. level degree. This will allow the candidate to indulge in R&D activities in research laboratories, universities, industries, government departments, multinational companies, etc.

Procedure:

On the basis of merit/AJEE

M.Sc. Agriculture
Eligibility Criteria : - 4 Year B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture with minimum 50% of marks.

Duration : - 2 Year

Procedure:-On the basis of merit/AJEE

Overview:-

Upon completing the course of Master of Science in Agriculture the candidate becomes capable of applying the knowledge gathered in different streams of agriculture like soil science, plant breeding, agronomy, etc. in practice. The candidate becomes eligible for job appointment in different government and private departments like Banks, Food, Fertilizers, Industries, Agriculture, and more. The candidate, after pursuing M.Sc. Agriculture, can go on to pursue higher studies with courses like a Ph.D. level degree. This will allow the candidate to indulge in R&D activities in research laboratories, universities, industries, government departments, multinational companies, etc.


Program Outcome
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of different streams of agriculture like agronomy, plant breeding, soil science etc. in practice.
  2. An ability to apply the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientificagriculture and helping students to develop their analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills from classical to molecular genetics.
  3. An ability to design a system and process as permodern concepts in crop production, physiology of
    drought, herbicides and crop production, physiological aspect of crop yield, principles of crop nutrition,
    physiology of crop plants, advanced irrigation agronomy, agricultural research organizations, advanced
    crop ecology, applied conservation agronomy, arid zone agronomy, cropping and farming systems and
    agro-meteorology.
  4. An ability to devise and conduct experiments, interpret data and provide well informed conclusions.
  5. An ability to understand the practical problems faced by farmers and to find a proper solution for it.
  6. An ability to be competent professionally with ethical responsibility as an individual as well as in multidisciplinary teams with positive attitude.
Program Specific Outcome

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

  1. An understanding of plant breeding objectives, modes of reproduction and genetic consequences, breeding methods for crop improvement.
  2. To provide insight into structure and functions of chromosomes, chromosome mapping, polyploidy and cytogenetic aspects of crop evolution.
  3. An ability to apply knowledge of general principles of radiation and various tests/methods for detection of radiation effects on the living cells, genetic risks involved and perspectives of advances made.
  4. An ability to teach about optimization of irrigation in different crops under variable agroclimatic conditions
  5. An ability to handle various types of stresses in crop production and strategies to overcome them.
  6. An ability to understand computation skills regarding component of variation and variances, scales, mating designs and gene effects.
  7. An understanding of theory of production costs and sets out to provide a basic understanding of price and / or output determination under different types of market structures including factor markets.
  8. An ability to practically apply various skills to use biotechnological tools in crop improvement.
Overview

Upon completing the course of Master of Science in Agriculture the candidate becomes capable of applying the knowledge gathered in different streams of agriculture like soil science, plant breeding, agronomy, etc. in practice. The candidate becomes eligible for job appointment in different government and private departments like Banks, Food, Fertilizers, Industries, Agriculture, and more. The candidate, after pursuing M.Sc. Agriculture, can go on to pursue higher studies with courses like a Ph.D. level degree. This will allow the candidate to indulge in R&D activities in research laboratories, universities, industries, government departments, multinational companies, etc.

Procedure:

On the basis of merit/AJEE

Board of Studies
Internal Members

S.No Name Designation
1. Dr. Anil Kurchania Professor & Dean, Convener
2. Dr. Satyakumari Sharma Associate Professor & Head
3. Dr. Jai Prakash Gupta Assistant Professor
4. Mr. Mahesh Kumar Assistant Professor
5. Mr. Rohit Kumar Gupta Assistant Professor
6. Mr. Neetu Singh Assistant Professor
7. Mr. Vikash Singh Thakur Assistant Professor

External Members

S.No Name Designation
1. Dr. A. K. Vishwakarma Principal Scientist (Agronomy), ICAR-IISS, Bhopal
2. Dr. Pramod Jha Principal Scientist (Soil Chemistry/Fertility), ICAR-IISS, Bhopal
3. Dr. Vijay Agrawal Deputy Director, Directorate of Horticulture, Bhopal
Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar 2018-19 Faculty of Agriculture Odd Semester.

S.No Activity Date

1

Commencement of semester, Fees Payment and Registration 1st, 3rd, 5th Sem

25 July 2018

2.

Commencement of classes 1st, 3rd, 5th Sem

26 July 2018

3.

MSA - 1 (After Unit - 1 ) Assignment

13 Aug 2018

4.

Mid Semester Test ( MST - I ) After ( Unit - 2 )

29 - 31 Aug. 2018

5.

Display of Mid Semester Test - I results and attendance

07 Sept. 2018

6.

MSA - 2 ( After Unit-3 ) Assignment

19 Sept. 2018

7.

MST - II, (Test ) (Unit 4 )

03 –05 Oct. 2018

8.

Display of MIST II results and attendance

10 Oct. 2018

9.

Submission of Examination Forms and Examination Fees

22 Oct. to 17 Nov. 2018

10.

Minor (All Units )

19 - 23 Nov , 2018

11.

Display of Result of Minor

30 Nov. 2018

12.

Submission of Examination Forms with Late Fees

19-23 Nov. 2018

13.

Preparation Leave

To be notified Inter

14.

Major Final Semester Theory & Practical Exam

03- 31 Dec 2018

15.

Semester Vacation

01-19 Jan. 2019

16.

Commencement of new semester

21 Jan. 2019


All the two MST’s (MST 1 & MST II) will be for duration of one period only. Class teacher will conduct the MST any day between the block dates given above during class hours with prior notice to the class. MSA’s will be of two/three sheets assignments to evaluate problem solving skill, analytical approach and conceptual understanding of the student. Minor and Major examinations will be for 3 hours duration each, covering entire syllabus. Note: -
SAC will notify separately Extracurricular Activity Calendar of functions, social gathering and sports meet in consultation with NSS/NCC/Sports in charge and all deans, latest by 14 July 2018. Deans/department will notify separately a Faculty/Departmental Activity (seminar/guestlecture/visits value addition workshops/classes etc.) in consultation with other deans, & SAC by 14 July 2018.


Academic Calendar 2018-19 Faculty of Agriculture Even Semester.

S.No Activity Date

1

Commencement of semester, Fees Payment and Registration 2nd, 4th, 6th Sem.

21 Jan. 2019

2.

Commencement of classes 2nd, 4th, 6th Sem.

22 Jan. 2019

3.

MSA - 1 (After Unit - 1 ) Assignment

11 Feb. 2019

4.

Mid Semester Test ( MST - I ) After ( Unit - 2 )

05 March 2019

5.

Display of Mid Semester Test - I results and attendance

11 March 2019

6.

MSA - 2 ( After Unit-3 ) Assignment

01 April  2019

7.

MST - II, (Test ) (Unit 4 )

23 –25 April 2019

8.

Display of MIST II results and attendance

29 April to 17 May 2019

9.

Submission of Examination Forms and Examination Fees

01 May 2019

10.

Minor (All Units )

29 -31 May 2019

11.

Display of Result of Minor

28 May 2019

12.

Submission of Examination Forms with Late Fees

20 -25 May 2019

13.

Preparation Leave

To be notified Inter

14.

Major Final Semester Theory & Practical Exam

30 May to 28 June 2019

15.

Semester Vacation

29 June to 13 July 2019

16.

Commencement of new semester

15 July 2019


All the two MST’s (MST 1 & MST II) will be for duration of one period only. Class teacher will conduct the MST any day between the block dates given above during class hours with prior notice to the class. MSA’s will be of two/three sheets assignments to evaluate problem solving skill, analytical approach and conceptual understanding of the student. Minor and Major examinations will be for 3 hours duration each, covering entire syllabus. Note: -
SAC will notify separately Extracurricular Activity Calendar of functions, social gathering and sports meet in consultation with NSS/NCC/Sports in charge and all deans, latest by 17 Jan 2018. Deans/department will notify separately a Faculty/Departmental Activity (seminar/guestlecture/visits value addition workshops/classes etc.) in consultation with other deans, & SAC by 17 Jan 2019.



Activity Calendar
Activity Calendar, Faculty of Agriculture

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LIBRARY & LABORATORIES (FACILITIES & DESCRIPTIONS)
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