BSc Agriculture

BSc Agriculture

4 years
  • Fee:NPR 872,000

Are you interested in pursuing a career in agriculture? Look no further than Kathmandu University's Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Ag.) program. With the world's population expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050 and the demand for food to increase significantly, the need for advancements in agriculture science has never been greater.

In Nepal, where most farmers engage in subsistence farming, agricultural development is crucial for socioeconomic growth and national prosperity. Recognizing this, the Department of Life Sciences at Kathmandu University's School of Science offers a comprehensive B.Sc. Ag. program that covers various facets of agriculture.

Throughout the program's eight semesters, you'll delve into plant science, animal science, soil and pesticides, weed management, agricultural extension, ecology, natural resources management, horticulture, farming systems, and production technology. This interdisciplinary approach ensures that you gain a broad understanding of agriculture and its related fields.
By completing a bachelor's degree in agriculture, you'll be well-equipped for diverse agricultural research, development, and advocacy career opportunities. The program aims to produce academically sound and practically oriented professional agriculturists.

Whether you have completed I.Sc. (Agriculture) or 10+2 (Science), you can embark on this four-year B.Sc. Ag. journey and contribute to the sustainable feeding of the world's growing population. Join Kathmandu University and make a difference in the field of agriculture.

Salient Features

  • Qualified human resource persons
  • A practical approach of learning
  • Four years program compatible with 
  • international standards
  • Regular tutorial class
  • Field trips and Internship
  • A foundation for those wishing to pursue further study and research
  • Entrepreneurship development

KU offers the best facilities for higher education in Nepal that includes: 

  • Agricultural farms for study and research,
  • Well-equipped Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology Laboratories,
  • All faculties available during office hours,
  • Academic counseling & project supervisions available also in off-hours,
  • Library with a collection of more than 70,000 
  • books and journals,
  • Enough field space for practical purposes,
  • Hostel facilities for needy students,
  • 24 hours internet access,
  • Transportation, and
  • Health insurance.


The Department of Life Sciences at the School of Science, KU offers scholarships for B.Sc Agriculture students. These scholarships are based on the students' academic performance, specifically their GPA each semester. For every intake of 30 students, there are full tuition fee waivers available for those with high GPA merits. Additionally, there are partial tuition fee waivers available for students in need, according to KU's guidelines. Furthermore, there is a loan scholarship option available as well.


During the 8th semester, students will have the opportunity to participate in internships at various renowned organizations. These internships are tailored to align with students' specific areas of interest within their field of study.


10+2 level (or equivalent) with a minimum aggregate GPA of 2.4, minimum grade of C+ each in PCM or PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and a minimum of grade C in remaining subjects.


Minimum 50% in aggregate and minimum 50% in aggregate of PCM or PCB

Cost of Studying B.Sc Ag Program

The total cost of BScAg program at Kathmandu University is NPR 872,000 which can be paid in 16 installments as per the university financial guideline.

Job Prospects

With a B.Sc. Ag degree graduates have a wide range of career prospects across government sectors, agricultural industries, academia, research and development, entrepreneurship, and opportunities for further education. Agriculture offers diverse and rewarding paths for those passionate about sustainable food production and agricultural development.

  1. Government Departments: Graduates can pursue careers in various government departments related to agriculture, such as agriculture ministries, departments of agriculture, and rural development agencies. They can work as agricultural officers, extension officers, crop inspectors, or in policy-making roles.
  2. Agricultural Companies and Industries: Agribusinesses and agricultural companies offer a range of career opportunities for B.Sc. Ag graduates. They can work in farm management, agricultural marketing, agrochemical sales, seed production, and quality control.
  3. Academic Institutions: Graduates can pursue a career in academia and join educational institutions as lecturers, researchers, or agricultural scientists. They can contribute to teaching, research, and developing innovative farming practices.
  4. Research and Development Centers: Research and development centers focused on agriculture provide avenues for B.Sc. Ag graduates to engage in research projects, develop new technologies, and contribute to advancing agricultural science.
  5. Business and Entrepreneurship: B.Sc. Ag graduates can start agricultural ventures, such as organic farming, agro-tourism, or agricultural consulting services. They can also work as agricultural consultants, providing expert advice to farmers and businesses in the farming sector.
  6. Higher Education: Pursuing higher education, such as postgraduate studies or specialized courses, opens up opportunities for graduates to delve deeper into specific areas of agriculture. They can pursue master's or doctoral degrees to enhance their knowledge and expertise in agronomy, plant breeding, livestock management, or agricultural economics.


Curricular Structure

The total duration of B.Sc Agriculture program of Kathmandu University is eight semesters. Each year consists of two semesters. The academic year usually starts in February. The classes are held from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm, six days a week.

Courses can be categorized into four broad themes: Basic courses, Agricultural courses, Workshops and Fieldwork, and Internship and Project work.

Major courses 

  • Agricultural Technology and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Farming System, Precision & Sustainable Agriculture
  • Crop Production Technology
  • Post-Harvest Technology
  • Commercial Crops
  • Horticulture
  • Crop Diseases and Weed Management
  • Environmental Science and Agroecology
  • Genetics and Animal Breeding
  • Laws and Policies (National and Interna 
  • tional) in trade and market
  • Agricultural Marketing and Trade

Evaluation is based on continuous assessment. Students are evaluated through class participation, assignments, presentations, practical and project works, in-semester, and end-semester examinations. At the end of each semester, students are awarded letter grades as per following grading systems.












Grade Points











Students need to maintain a GPA of 2.0 in each semester to graduate.

There is a preparation break of at least one week before the end-semester examination in each semester.


In the 8th semester, students will be placed at different well-known organizations for their internship in the field of their interest.