Agriculture

Agriculture

About Faculty of 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).


Programme Offered By Agriculture

Programme: - B.Sc. Hon's (Agriculture)

Duration : - 4 Year

Eligiblity Criteria : - 10+2 ( PCM ,CBZ,12th(Ag.))

Procedure : - On the basis of merit / AJEE

Programme Outcome : -

  • Agriculture programme is designed to prepare graduates to attain the following outcomes:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of different streams of agriculture in practice.
  • An ability to critically analyzes and solve marketing problems.
  • An ability to design a system to meet desired needs of food and nutrition.
  • An ability to devise and conduct experiments, interpret data and provide well informed conclusions.
  • An ability to understand the practical problems faced by farmers and to find a proper solution for it.

Programme Specific Outcome : -

  • An understanding of various modes of reproductive mechanism in flowering plants.
  • Determination of various modes of pollination to be utilized for crop improvement.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of various plant breeding methods in the crop improvement.
  • An ability to use appropriate techniques, skills, and tools necessary for plant hybridization.
  • An ability to handle different types of segregating generations in plant population.
  • An ability to identify male sterile and self-incompatible lines of different plant breeding population.
  • An understanding of different wide hybridization methods in crop improvement.
  • 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.

Programme: - M.Sc. Agriculture Agronomy

Duration : - 2 Year

Eligiblity Criteria : - B.Sc.(AG) with 50% of marks.

Procedure : - On the basis of merit / AJEE

Programme Outcome : -

  • An ability to apply knowledge of different streams of agriculture like agronomy, plant breeding, soil science etc. in practice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An ability to devise and conduct experiments, interpret data and provide well informed conclusions.
  • An ability to understand the practical problems faced by farmers and to find a proper solution for it.
  • An ability to be competent professionally with ethical responsibility as an individual as well as in multidisciplinary teams with positive attitude.

Programme Specific Outcome : -

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

  • An understanding of plant breeding objectives, modes of reproduction and genetic consequences, breeding methods for crop improvement.
  • To provide insight into structure and functions of chromosomes, chromosome mapping, polyploidy and cytogenetic aspects of crop evolution.
  • 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.
  • An ability to teach about optimization of irrigation in different crops under variable agroclimatic conditions
  • An ability to handle various types of stresses in crop production and strategies to overcome them.
  • An ability to understand computation skills regarding component of variation and variances, scales, mating designs and gene effects.
  • 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.
  • 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.