Agriculture Courses' Syllabus



BSc Agriculture

The BSc Agriculture curriculum teaches students the fundamental concepts such as crop production, protection, soil surveying, water management, and application of technology to improve agricultural production. Some of the major subjects taught in the course are: plant pathology, agricultural economics, agronomy, veterinary science, forestry, fisheries, horticulture and entomology.

Moreover, the curriculum of this agriculture course is designed to have a practical application; thus, a semester is dedicated to gain rural agricultural work experience.


Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, which is located in Raipur in Chhattisgarh offers a BSc. degree in agriculture, which is spread over four years. The course teaches students about the history of agriculture development, Ancient Indian Agriculture in Civilization Era, Chronological Agricultural Technology development in India besides others.


Furthermore, the university also offers a separate degree in horticulture, which is also spread in four years. Horticulture is a part of science, which is concerned with plants, gardening and natural growth. The aim of teaching horticulture to students is to instil skills in them so that they can know how to control the plant growth and development. The syllabus of this agriculture course includes Economic importance and classification of horticultural crops, nutritive value, area and production, exports and imports, fruit and vegetable zones of India and of different states, nursery management practices, soil and climate, vegetable gardens, nutritional and kitchen garden and other types of gardens etc.


BE (Agriculture)/ B Tech (Agriculture Engineering)

Both BE (Agriculture) and B Tech (Agricultural Engineering) have similar Syllabus. Both the courses teach the application of modern engineering technology in the field of agriculture. The subjects offered under BE (Agriculture) and B Tech include farm mechanisation, soil science, bio-energy production and conservation, irrigation techniques, dairy, and food processing operations and more.


BSc. Agriculture Biotechnology

Students aspiring to do agriculture courses can go for BSc. in Agriculture Biotechnology, which teaches them concepts, methods and various tools used to help them understand the genetic makeup of organisms to raise production or processing of agriculture products. The following are some of the subjects that are taught to students pursuing Agriculture Biotechnology:

- Agriculture Botany and Plant Breeding

- Agriculture Chemistry and Biochemistry

- Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship

- Animal Science and Production

- Bioinformatics and Advances in Genomics

- Cell and Tissue Culture


BSc. Agriculture Meteorology

BSc. in Agriculture Meteorology is a part of meteorology that analyses the effect of weather and climate on crops, livestock and several agricultural activities. Students, who opt for this course, should have an understanding of biological, physical and social sciences. The following are the subjects that are taught in BSc in Agriculture Meteorology-

- Mathematics for Scientists

- Mechanics and Modelling

- Dynamics Earth

- Forces of Nature

- Atmosphere and Ocean

- Global Environmental Challenges

- Research and Field Skills


BSc. Biochemistry and Agricultural Chemistry

BSc in Biochemistry and Agricultural Chemistry is the combined study of both chemistry and biochemistry, which are vital for agricultural production, processing of raw materials into the food and beverages and in environmental monitoring and maintenance. The following subjects are taught to students who aspire to go for this Agriculture course:

- Biochemistry and Agrochemicals

- Introductory Agro-Climatology

- Elementary Calculus

- Animal Husbandry

- Crop production under special situation

- Principles of Genetics

- Introductory Microbiology

- Weed biology and control

- Environmental Management

BSc. Crop Physiology

Crop physiology is the investigation of the plant processes driving growth, development, and economic production by crop plants. The course imparts knowledge to students about using basic and applied research to understand how plants operate. The following topics are taught to students enrolled in the course-

- Crop physiology

- Farming Systems

- Carbon, Water and Nutrients Economies of Crops

- Genetics Improvement and Agronomy


MSc Agriculture

A post graduate degree in this agriculture course is spread over two years where students are taught the following subjects.


-Modern concepts in crop production

- Principles and practices of soil fertility and nutrient management

-Dry land farming and watershed Management

-Principles and Practices of Weed Management

-Principles and practices of water Management

-Cropping systems

-Principles and practices of organic farming


-Principles of biotechnology

-Fundamentals of molecular biology

-Molecular cell biology        

-Plant tissue culture and genetic transformation

-Techniques in molecular biology

-Microbial/ industrial biotechnology

-Molecular breeding

Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

-Microeconomics Theory and Application

-Macroeconomics and Policy

-Evolution of Economic Thought

-Agricultural Production Economics

-Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis


-Agricultural Finance and Project Management

Plant Physiology

-Plant Developmental Biology Physiological and Molecular Basis

-Physiological and Molecular Response of Plants to Abiotic Stress

-Hormonal Regulation of Plant Growth and Development

-Morphogenesis, Tissue Culture and Transformation

Physiological and Molecular aspects of Photosynthesis-Carbon and Nitrogen Assimilation


-Insect Morphology

-Classification of Insect

-Principles of Integrated Pest Management

-Techniques in Plant Protection

-Insect Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition

-Biological control of crop pests & weeds

-Toxicology of Insecticides

-Pests of field crops


Besides, students of MSc in agriculture are also taught about extension education, horticulture, genetics and plant breeding, plant pathology, soil science and agricultural chemistry and food science and technology.