B.Sc Agriculture

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About the Program

The B.Sc. Agriculture program at the School of Modern Agriculture is a comprehensive undergraduate degree designed to cultivate skilled professionals in the agricultural domain.

This program integrates theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience, covering diverse aspects such as crop science, soil management, pest control, and sustainable farming practices. The program provides insights into the latest agricultural technologies and innovations and prepares them for roles in farm management, agribusiness, and research. With a focus on fostering sustainability and environmental responsibility, the program equips graduates to address the challenges of modern agriculture and contribute to the advancement of the agricultural sector.

Advantage @DGU

  • Dehradun - A Safe, Beautiful & Cosmopolitan Education City.
  • Bundle of Industry Integrated Value Added Certificates.
  • Students from 23 States & 5 Countries on campus.
  • Multiple Placements for all.
  • More than 250+ Companies for Campus Placement.
  • Possibilities of International Exposure.
  • Separate in campus Girls & Boys hostels with Modern Sporting & Gym facilities.

USPs of the Program

Holistic Curriculum

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering crop science, animal husbandry, and sustainable practices, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of the agricultural domain.

Hands-on Learning

Emphasizing practical experience, the program integrates fieldwork, farm visits, and internships, providing students with real-world exposure to agricultural operations and challenges.

Research Opportunities

The program encourages research initiatives, allowing students to explore innovative solutions to agricultural issues, contribute to advancements, and engage in projects that impact the industry positively.

Sustainable Practices

The program focuses on sustainable farming techniques, instilling an eco-conscious mindset to address global challenges related to food security and environmental sustainability.

Market-oriented Approach

The program equips with market-oriented skills, to help understand market dynamics, consumer trends, and business aspects, making graduates adept at navigating the agricultural business landscape.

Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural Officer
  • Farm Manager
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Environmental Consultant

Course Structure

Subject Credits Subject Credits
Fundamentals of Horticulture 2 Fundamentals of Genetics 3
Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 3 Agricultural Microbiology 2
Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 2
Introduction to Forestry 2 Fundamentals of Crop Physiology 2
Comprehension & Communication Skills in English 2 Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics 2
Fundamentals of Agronomy 4 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4
Introductory Biology*/Elementary Mathematics* 2/2 Fundamentals of Entomology 4
Agricultural Heritage* 1 Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education 3
Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology 2 Communication Skills and Personality Development 2
Human Values & Ethics 1 NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices** 2
NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga Practices** 2
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops) 2 Crop Production Technology –II (Rabi Crops) 2
Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 3 Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping 2
Agricultural Finance and Cooperation 3 Renewable Energy and Green Technology 2
Agri- Informatics 2 Problematic Soils and their Management 2
Farm Machinery and Power 2 Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops 2
Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices 2 Principles of Seed Technology 3
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management 3 Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture 1
Statistical Methods 2 Agricultural Marketing Trade & Prices 3
Livestock and Poultry Management 4 Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change3 2
Elective Course
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management 3 Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management 2
Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management 3 Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture 2
Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management 3 Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II 3
Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management -I 3 Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables 2
Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops) 2 Management of Beneficial Insects 2
Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication 2 Crop Improvement-II (Rabi crops) 2
Geoinformatics and Nano-technology and Precision Farming 2 Practical Crop Production –II (Rabi crops) 2
Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops) 2 Principles of Organic Farming 2
Intellectual Property Rights 1 Farm Management, Production & Resource Economics 2
Elective Course 3 Principles of Food Science and Nutrition 2
Elective Course 3
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment(RAWE &AIA) * 20 Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 20

* For Semester VII: Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment(RAWE &AIA)

S.No. Activities No. of Weeks Credits
1 General orientation & On campus training by different faculties 1
2 Village attachment 4
3 Unit attachment in Univ./ College. KVK/ Research Station Attachment 1
4 Plant clinic 4
Total 10
5 Agro-Industrial Attachment 3 10
6 Field Visit 5
7 Project Report Preparation, Presentation and Evaluation 2
Total 10

* For Semester VIII: Modules for Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: A student has to register 20 credits opting for two modules of (0+10) credits each (total 20 credits) from the package of ELP modules in the VIII Semester from the list provided below:

Subject Credits
Production Technology for Bioagents and Biofertilizer 10
Seed Production and Technology 10
Mushroom Cultivation Technology 10
Soil, Plant, Water and Seed Testing 10
Commercial Beekeeping 10
Poultry Production Technology 10
Commercial Horticulture 10
Floriculture and Landscaping 10
Food Processing 10
Agriculture Waste Management 10
Organic Production Technology 10
Commercial Sericulture 10

Elective Courses List

Subject Credits
Agribusiness Management 3
Agrochemicals 3
Commercial Plant Breeding 3
Landscaping 3
Food Safety and Standards 3
Biopesticides & Biofertilizers 3
Protected Cultivation 3
Micropropagation Technologies 3
Hi-tech. Horticulture 3
Weed Management 3
System Simulation and Agro-advisory 3
Agricultural Journalism 3


To pursue this program student must have

Min. 60% in XII with appereance in National Level Entrance Examinaiton + Online Interview + Objective Test (Merit on the basis of cumulative Score on the basis of X+XII+ Online Interview + Objective Test )

How to Apply

In order to pursue this program, the students can talk to our counceller or use links below for further details:

Student Speak

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I am delighted to say that the faculties and the staff has helped me to achieve these dreams. Here, I not only had the chance to develop on my technical skills but also on other aspects such as Leadership & Management skills.

Saswati Pattjoshi

⁠I am very thankful to the department faculty and the placement cell that helped me achieve this while guiding me at every stage. My experience with the placement procedure was really great as I got to learn a lot. The placement cell is very well versed about each step.

Satyam Shekhar

⁠It is a great experience being at DBSGU. Our CDC department has helped a lot during the process of placement. They make sure that each student is well prepared for the interview.

Jyoti Nainwal

I am really thankful towards our college and placement cell, for supporting and providing us opportunities to learn interview skills, communication skills and guiding us in placements. The staff was supportive and informed us with enough notice regarding every placement drive.

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At DBSGU each student gets the opportunity to appear for more than 250+ companies each year and each student is able to get the optimum placement deserved. The maximum take home salary has been Rs. 20.5 Lakhs & CTC 23.5 Lakhs. Based on the intensity of training and exposure involved in the management program chosen by students at DBSGU, they are offered positions ranging from Mid-level Manager, Functional Expert, Consultant (Entry Level), Entry Level Managerial and Domain Trained positions.

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