BSc Agriculture

BSc Agriculture

Bachelors
·
4 years
  • Fee: NPR 821000

The world's population is projected to rise from 7.8 billion in 2020 to 9.9 billion by 2050. Food demand is anticipated to increase between 59% and 98% by 2050. Enhancing productivity on existing agricultural lands is the only sustainable way to feed the ever growing population. Therefore, advancements in Agriculture Science are necessary to ensure food security both in terms of nutritional quality and quantity in the future. For a developing country like Nepal where the majority of farmers are involved in subsistence farming, agriculture development is a key for socio-economic growth and nation prosperity.

The Department of Life Sciences under the School of Science offers Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Ag.) at Kathmandu University. This interdisciplinary program encompasses many different aspects of agriculture. Courses usually include the study of plant science, animal science, soil and pesticides, weed management, agricultural extension, ecology, natural resources management, horticulture, farming system and production technology.

Students who are keen to study agriculture science benefit from the broad nature of the field. The education gained with a bachelor offers advantages when seeking jobs in agricultural research, development and advocacy.

The aim of the program is to generate academically sound and practical oriented professional agriculturists. B.Sc.Ag. is an eight-semester (four-year) program after I.Sc. (Agriculture) or 10+2 (Science).

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.

Eligibility

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.

OR,

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

Job Prospects

  • Government Departments
  • Agricultural Companies and Industries
  • Academic Institutions
  • Research and Development Centre
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Educations

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

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D

F

Grade Points

4.0

3.7

3.3

3.0

2.7

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.0

0

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.

Internships 

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