Bachelor of Science in Agriculture B.Sc Ag is a course which is taught at Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan. The course is highly interdisciplinary, requiring students to have a good grasp of both natural sciences and social sciences, and drawing on areas such as biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, economics, and business and management. The course focuses on teaching students how to prosper agricultural sciences using modern scientific equipment and techniques. Covering aspects of water resource management, land surveying, soil sciences, and poultry management among various others, the main objective of the course is to teach students how to improve agricultural productivity.

The students will be able to create a strong scientific foundation in agriculture by studying biology, natural environments, agricultural production, and agricultural science. The graduates will have a wide range of technical skills and knowledge, as well as an understanding of the scientific, moral, and commercial principles behind the agricultural industry.

The main objectives of the course are as follows:

  • To make students acquainted with modern equipment, tools, and techniques associated with agriculture
  • To develop students competencies in inventive and pragmatic thinking
  • To prepare students with desirable attitudes, knowledge, and skills for facing the complex and challenging problems in agriculture with the economic development of the country
  • To motivate students for involving them in lifelong agricultural practices and research

Examination System

Internal assessment

The Agriculture and Forestry University follows semester system of examination for evaluation. A total of 20% of full marks in theory in each subject is evaluated internally by the subject teacher through an internal assessment. The student must secure 40% marks in the internal assessment to qualify for final examination. The course teacher gives one chance for makeup test to those who fail in the first internal assessment or missed for valid reasons.

Final theory and practical examination

The Examination Board of Agriculture and Forestry University conducts a separate final theory examination of 80% and 20% of practical for each level externally through an external system of examination. A students must secure at least 40% marks in theory and practical separately to pass the final theory and practical examination in each subject. The students who fail in the final theory or practical examination are allowed to take a back-paper examination conducted by the examination board of AFU in each semester. Maximum allowable back paper examination will be as per the AFU regulation.

Attendance Requirement

A student must attend at least 70% of classes in theory and practical in each subject to be eligible for final examination. All teachers will submit their attendance register to the faculty dean after the end of classes of each subject.

Other Requirements and Rules 

The aspects of instruction, evaluation and other areas of academics not mentioned in here are as per rules and regulations of the Agriculture and Forestry University. The university may change any rules and regulations any times as required for effective functioning. 

Grading System

A student will be graded at 1- 4 scale; 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest grade. A, B, C and D grade will be awarded according to marks obtained in the courses.

Grade

Marks Obtained

A

80% and above

B

65% and less than 80%

C

50% and less than 65%

D

40% and less than 50%

 

 

Salient Features

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are various National and International organizations that provide scholarship for education in forestry and allied sectors. They are ITTO, WWF, AFU, JICA, DFID, USAID, UGC, Finida, Danida, Norad, SDC, EOI etc. Some social organizations and memorial trusts also offer some kind of scholarship to the students.

Please contact the Faculty of Forestry, Agriculture and Forestry University for details regarding scholarships and available quotas for applicants. 

Contact details:

 

Faculty of Agriculture

Agriculture and Forestry University

Rampur, Chitwan

Tel.: +977-56-591141, 520602

Fax: +977-56-520602, 591021

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://afu.edu.np/ag

Eligibility

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicant must have Passed SLC or equivalent examination. 
  2. Applicant must be I.Sc./10+2 (Science/Agriculture) passed with at least 50% of aggregate marks and has studied English, Chemistry and Biology of at least 100 full marks each, together with Mathematics and Physics of at least 50 full marks each. 
  3. Must secure at least 50% entrance exam score. 
  4. Nepalese Citizen

Admission Criteria

Advertisement for Admission

The notice regarding students' admission is published in a national newspaper and will be put on the website of Agriculture and Forestry University (www.afu.edu.np). The exact date of admission process may vary from year to year but it generally starts in August- September and classes begins from mid of November.

How to apply

The candidates can apply online. Online application can be accessed at the official website of the university : www.afu.edu.np 

When encountered with any problem, then applicants can contact the responsible authority at [email protected] for technical help.   

Admission is done on the basis of entrance examination (80%), aggregate score of Higher secondary level or plus two (10%), aggregate score of SLC/SEE (10%). The applicants will be selected on merit basis.

Entrance Examination:

The entrance examination will be of 80 full marks, 80 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), and 1 hr. time period. There is no system of "Negative marking". The examinee must use "Black Gel Pen" to encircle ‘O’ the correct answer choice. The examinee must secure a minimum of 50% marks in the entrance examination to be eligible for the "Merit List".

Admission Criteria:

Candidates enlisted in the MERIT LIST are eligible for admission. Candidate scoring minimum of 50% in the entrance exam will be at merit list formulated with 80% of entrance examination score added with 10% of SLC and 10% of I.Sc./10+2 aggregate marks, respectively. Candidates can get admission as per the ADMISSION LIST during the specified admission schedule.

Documents Required During Admission:

During admission time, along with the admission fee, all the documents (including citizenship, academic certificates, and other verification letters/certificates) must be ORIGINAL/HARD COPY and verified as TRUE with documents that were submitted through an online application. The candidate who failed to submit the below-mentioned documents at the time of admission will be disqualified from the admission procedure.

  • a. Passport Size Photo (3 copies)
  • b. Original Citizenship Certificate
  • c. Original Mark Sheet and Character Certificate of SLC or equivalent
  • d. Original Transcript, Character, Provisional, and Migration Certificate of 10+2 or equivalent
  • e. Equivalence Certificate (if other than Nepal Board)
  • f. Original Quota Verification Letter/Certificate (as specified)
  • g. Original Admit Card of the relevant entrance exam.
  • Applicants with an Higher Education Degree from any other University than Agriculture and Forestry University are required to register with Agriculture and Forestry University. The applicants are required to Submit the original copy of Migration Certificate during registration. 

Prospect Careers

Curricular Structure

SEMESTERWISE DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES FOR B. Sc. Ag. PROGRAM

Ist Semester

SN        Course        Code        Course Title                                                                Cr. Hr.

1

PLB

101

Introductory Genetics

2+1

2

HRT

101

Introductory Horticulture

2+1

3

AGR

101

Principles of Agronomy

2+1

4

AEC

101

Principles of Economics

2+0

5

BCH

101

General Biochemistry

2+1

6

SSC

101

Fundamentals of Soil Science and Geology

2+1

7

LPM

101

Introductory Animal Science

2+1

 

Total

   

14+6

2nd Semester

SN        Course       Code       Course Title                                                               Cr. Hr.

1

PPH

101

Introductory Crop Physiology

2+1

2

HRT

102

Ornamental Horticulture

2+1

3

AGR

102

Cereal Crops

2+1

4

AEC

102

Farm Management and Production Economics

2+1

5

SSC

102

Soil Fertility, Fertilizers and Integrated Nutrient 

Management

2+1

         

6

EXT

101

Rural Sociology

2+1

7

LPM

102

Ruminant Production

1+1

 

Total

   

13+7

3rd Semester

SN

Course

Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

1

MIB

201

Agricultural Microbiology

2+0

2

ENT

201

Introductory Entomology

2+1

3

AMT

201

Introductory Agro meteorology

2+0

4

PLP

201

Introductory Plant Pathology

2+1

5

AGR

203

Grain Legumes and Oilseed Crops

1+1

6

HRT

203

Fruit and Plantation Crop Production

2+1

7

EXT

202

Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension

2+1

8

AQU

201

Principles of Aquaculture

1+1

9

LPM

203

Pig and Poultry Production

1+1

 

Total

   

15+7

4th Semester

 SN      Course    Code   Course Title                                                              Cr. Hr.

1

ECO

201

Environmental Science and Agro ecology

2+0

2

PLB

202

Introductory Plant Breeding

2+1

3

AGR

204

Commercial Crops

2+1

4

AST

201

Agricultural Statistics

2+1

5

HRT

204

Vegetable and Spice Crop Production

2+1

6

ENT

202

Principles and Practices of Insect Pest Management

2+1

7

SSC

203

Soil Physics, Genesis and Classification

1+1

8

ANU

201

Animal Nutrition and Feeding Practices

2+1

 

Total

   

15+7

5th Semester

SN

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

1

ECO 302

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

1+1

2

ENT 303

Economic Entomology

2+1

3

PLP 302

Crop Diseases and their Management

2+1

4

EXT 303

Agricultural Communication

2+1

5

AEC 303

Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives

2+0

6

AGR 305

Principles and Practices of Seed Technology

1+1

7

SSC 304

Introductory Soil Conservation and

2+0

   

Watershed Management

 

8

PLB 303

Molecular and Population Genetics

2+0

9

ANB 301

Principles and Practices of Animal Breeding

2+1

                                 Total

 

                     16+6

6th Semester

   

SN       Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

1

EXT

304

Social Mobilization and Community Development

2+1

2

PLP

303

Mushroom Cultivation

0+1

3

ENT

304

Industrial Entomology

1+1

4

HRT

305

Post harvest Horticulture

2+1

5

AGR

306

Weed Science

1+1

6

AEN

301

Farm Power and Machinery

1+1

7

PLB

304

Introductory Resistance Breeding

2+0

8

ANU

302

Fodder Production and Pasture Management

2+1

9

LPM

304

Introductory Dairy Science

2+1

 

Total

   

13+8

7th Semester

SN

Course

Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

1

ECO

403

Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Climate Change

2+0

2

AEC

404

Agriculture Project Planning

2+1

3

HRT

406

Agroforestry

1+1

4

BIT

401

Introductory Biotechnology and Biodiversity

2+0

5

AEN

402

Principles and Practices of Farm Water Management

2+1

6

AEN

403

Farm Structures and Surveying

2+1

7

ANU

403

Applied Human Nutrition

2+0

8

LEE

401

Learning for Entrepreneurial Experience

0+5

 

Total

   

13+9

8th Semester

SN

Course

Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

1

AEC

405

Agribusiness Management

2+1

2

VMC

401

Animal Health

2+1

3

LEE

402

Learning for Entrepreneurial Experience

0+10

 

Total

   

4+12

For detailed information regarding all the courses in the curriculum:

B.Sc. Agriculture Course Details