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**Master of Science in Agronomy (M.Sc.Agronomy)

(Commencing from session 2022-23)

Program:  M.Sc. (Agriculture)

Program Code: M.Sc. Ag

Level:  Graduate

Duration: 2 Years (4 Semester)


Programme Educational Objectives/Goals

  • To improve quality of agricultural education through innovative approaches in teaching and research
  • To carry out fundamental and applied research to analyse the obstacles in crop production.
  • To undertake research on current and future: opportunities and challenges for developing climate smart crop, cropping system and technologies
  • To develop resource persons on various aspects of agronomy to meet the requirement of line departments NGOs and the farming community
  • To provide job opportunities in government as well as private sector

Program Outcomes (PO’s):

  • Post graduate in agronomy will be able to scientific principles underlying crop management and physiology, plant improvement, climatology, soil management and fertility, hormonal regulation of plant growth, integrated pest management, and the interaction of these principles
  • They will be able to Critically evaluate research in terms of design, content, potential application, and limitations with respect to agronomic systems
  • Work with various agri-business multi-national companies engaged in production and marketing of manure, fertilizer, pesticide & weedicides
  • Explain agronomy of major Cereals, Pulses, Oilseed, Fibre, Sugar Crops, Medicinal, Aromatic, underutilized Crops, Fodder and Forage Crops
  • Able to understand various types of cropping system, concept of sustainable agriculture, agrostology, agro-forestry organic farming, dry land farming and watershed management
  • Able to find opportunities to improve the agribusiness value chain as an entrepreneur and shall develop and display basic business acumen & business skills
  • Communicate effectively with scientists, professionals, farmers, other professionals, and the general public for the purposes of learning and informing

Particulars

Year

Tuition Fee

Academic Service Fee

Total


Indian students

1

75000

15000

90000

2

75000

 

75000

International students

1

1500 USD

500 USD

2000 USD

2

1500 USD

   
*National Student Exam Fee/ Semester-2500 Indian Rupees
*International Student Exam Fee/ Semester- 100 USD
First Semester

SUBJECT

COURSE CODES

CREDITS

1

Modern Concepts in Crop Production

AGRN-101

3(2+1)

2

Principles and Practices of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

AGRN -102

3(2+1)

3

Principles and Practices of Weed Management

AGRN -103

3(2+1)

4

Principles and Practices of Water Management

AGRN -104

3(2+1)

5

Statistical methods and Experimental designs

AGRN -105

3(2+1)

TOTAL

 

15(10+5)

Second Semester
 

SUBJECT

COURSE CODES

CREDITS

1

Agro meteorology and Crop Weather Forecasting

AGRN -206

3 (2+1)

2.

Agronomy of major Cereals and Pulses

AGRN -207

3(2+1)

3

Agronomy of Oilseed, Fibre and Sugar Crops

AGRN -208

3 (2+1)

4

Agronomy of Medicinal, Aromatic and Narcotic Crops

AGRN -209

2 (1+1)

5

Principles and Practices of Organic Farming

AGRN -210

3 (2+1)

Total

 

14(9+5)

Third Semester
 

SUBJECT

COURSE CODES

CREDITS

1

Cropping System and Sustainable Agriculture

AGRN -311

3(2+1)

2

Dryland Farming and Watershed Management

AGRN -312

2 (1+1)

3

Agronomy of Fodder and Forage Crops

AGRN -313

3(2+1)

4

Seed Production of Major Field Crops

AGRN - 314

3(2+1)

5

Agrostology and Agro-forestry

AGRN - 315

2(1+1)

Total

 

13(8+5)

Fourth Semester
 

SUBJECT

COURSE CODES

CREDITS

Masters’ Research (Research work & Thesis)

AGRN - 416

15

Total

 

15

Career Path student can choose after the course

As plant scientists, agronomists can have many career paths, but their careers are generally focused on increasing the quality and amount of food produced for the nation's food supply.

Agronomy connects technology with agriculture. It provides practical solutions to enhance crop production practices. If you have an interest in this field, it could be a rewarding and fulfilling career path. Depending on their specialisation and field of study, an agronomist has an option to work in different environments, including:


Agronomists: They can conduct the research and the field investigations, take samples and observations, perform tests, and identify and solve the problems related to the plant or soil nutrition, damage from pests or wildlife, weather or climate change, or use special products, Such as pesticides, fertilizers, etc.


Agricultural Scientists: Agricultural scientists work in many specialties. Veterinarians focus on how domestic agricultural animals are used for food. They study reproduction, development, genetics, and diseases. Food scientists and technologists analyze nutrition and processing to make manufactured foods more attractive and nutritious.


Crop Production Specialist: The Crop Production Specialist will assist the Project Management Unit (PMU) in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of production, productivity and income of domestic crops related to the targeted crops.


Crop Scientist: Crop scientists, also known as soil and plant scientists, work to improve the quality of the food crops that we consume. This may include developing new methods to keep pests and weeds at bay. Crop scientists work in a variety of settings, including laboratories, offices, and crops that are grown.


Lab Technician: Lab assistants are responsible for helping technologists and scientists during lab tests and research. These highly-analytical professionals have in-depth knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and equipment. His duties include processing samples, classified results and recording findings.


Assistant Professor: The responsibilities of an assistant professor include teaching the required number of classes, providing guidance and supervision to graduate students, attending departmental meetings, and providing academic support to professors and other faculty members.


Research Fellow: The Research Fellow develops a strategy and vision from start to finish of a project; Creates teams and collaborations that understand the direction of the project. Communicates direction through words or actions to motivate team members to reach goals.


Farm Associate: Coordination with farmers - Collecting soil samples, maintaining farm profile, etc. Kisan Interaction - Discussion on creating and driving the WhatsApp group.


Farm Manager:- the farm manager is responsible for the management and general maintenance of the farm. On a crop farm, a farm manager will supervise the fertilization, planting, spraying, cultivation and harvesting processes of crops

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