Syllabus

Semester I

Department Course No. Course Title Credits
Agronomy AGRO-111 Principles of Agronomy 1 + 1 = 2
AGRO-112 Agricultural Meteorology 1 + 1 = 2
AGRO-113 Introductory Agriculture 1 + 0 = 1
Botany BOT – 111 Environmental Science 1 + 1 = 2
Soil Science SSAC-111 Introduction to Soil Science 2 + 1 = 3
Plant Pathology PATH – 111 Introductory Plant Pathology 1 + 1 = 2
Horticulture HORT – 111 Production Technology of Fruit Crops 2 + 1 = 3
Agricultural Extension EXTN- 111 Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology 2 + 0 = 2
Animal Science and Dairy Science ASDS – 111 Livestock Production and Management 1 + 1 = 2
12 + 7 = 19
Physical Education PHY EDN 111* Physical Education 0 + 1 = (NC)

PHY EDN 111*is a Non-Credit Course and is optional.

Semester II

Department Course No. Course Title Credits
Agronomy AGRO – 124 Water Management including Micro-irrigation 2 + 1 = 3
Soil Science SSAC – 122 Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management 2 + 1 = 3
Plant Pathology MIBO- 121 Agricultural Microbiology 2 + 1 = 3
Botany BOT – 122 Principles of Genetics 2 + 1 = 3
Agricultural Economics ECON – 121 Principles of Agricultural Economics 2 + 0 = 2
Agricultural Extension EXTN- 122 Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Engineering ENGG- 121* Fundamentals of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 1 + 1 = 2
Statistics STAT – 121 Statistics 1 + 1 = 2
13 + 7 = 20
NSS/NCC NCC/NSS- 121* National Service Scheme/ National Cadet Corps 0 + 1 = (NC)

NCC/NSS- 121* is a Non-Credit Course and is optional.

Semester III

Department Course No. Course Title Credits
Agronomy AGRO-235 Field Crops — (I) (Kharif Crops) 2 + 1 = 3
AGRO-236 Practical Crop Production (I) (Kharif Crops) 0 + 1 = 1
Botany BOT-233 Principles of Plant Breeding 2 + 1 = 3
BOT-234 Crop Physiology 2 + 1 = 3
Plant Pathology PATH-232 Principles of Plant Pathology 1 + 1 = 2
Entomology ENT-231 Insect Morphology and Systematics 2 + 1 = 3
Horticulture HORT-232 Production Technology of Vegetables and Flowers 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Engineering ENGG-232 Introduction to Computer and Applications 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Economics ECON-232 Production Economics and Farm Management 1 + 1 = 2
12 + 9 = 21

 

Semester IV

Department Course No. Course Title Credits
Agronomy AGRO-247 Field Crops-(II) (Rabi Crops) 2 + 1 = 3
AGRO-248 Practical Crop Production (II) (Rabi Crops) 0 + 1 = 1
Botany BOT- 245 Breeding of field and Horticultural crops 2 + 1 = 3
Soil Science SSAC- 243 Manures, Fertilizers and Agrochemicals 2 + 1 = 3
Plant Pathology PATH-243 Diseases of Field Crops and their Management 2 + 1 = 3
Entomology ENTO-242 Insect Ecology, Integrated Pest Management and Beneficial Insects 2 + 1 = 3
Horticulture HORT-243 Production Technology of Spices, Aromatics, Medicinal and Plantation Crops 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Economics ECON-243 Agricultural Finance and Co-operation 1 + 1 = 2
Animal Science & Dairy Science ASDS-242* Livestock Breeding and Nutrition 1 + 1 = 2
13 + 9 = 22

Clarification regarding ASDS – 242* – In the initial stages in the absence of faculty of Livestock Breeding and Nutrition, students to be associated with ICAR- Central Coastal Agriculture Research Institute Complex, Old Goa.

Semester V

Department Course No. Course Title Credits
Agronomy AGRO-359 Weed Management 1 + 1 = 2
Botany BOT-356 Principles of Plant Biotechnology 2 + 1 = 3
Plant Pathology PATH-354 Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management 2 + 1 = 3
Agricultural Economics ECON-354 Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Extension EXTN-353 Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technology 1 + 1 = 2
Animal Science and Dairy Science ASDS-353 Technology of Milk and Milk Products 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Engineering ENGG-353 Farm Power and Machinery 1 + 1 = 2
Entomology ENTO-353 Crop Pests and Stores Grain Pests and their Management 2 + 1 = 3
Soil Science SSAC-354 Biochemistry 2 + 1 = 3
13 + 9 = 22

 

Semester VI

Department Course No. Course Title Credits
Agronomy AGRO-3610 Farming systems and sustainable Agriculture 1 + 1 = 2
AGRO-3611 Organic and Rain fed farming 1 + 1 = 2
Botany BOT-367 Principles of Seed Technology 2 + 1 = 3
Horticulture HORT-364 Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Economics ECON-365 Agri-Business Management 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Extension EXTN-364 Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills 1 + 1 = 2
Animal Science and Dairy Science ASDS-364 Sheep and Goat production 1 + 1 = 2
Agricultural Engineering ENGG-364 Protected Cultivation and Post-harvest Technology 1 + 1 = 2
Entomology ENTO-364* Introductory Nematology 1 + 1 = 2

Clarification regarding ENTO-364* Nematology course practical will be done in association with ICAR- Central Coastal Agriculture Research Institute, Old Goa.

Semester VII

Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme (RAWEP)

Course No. Course Title Credits
RAWE 401 Crop Production 0 + 5
RAWE 402 Plant Sciences 0 + 3
RAWE 403 Crop Protection 0 + 3
RAWE 404 Rural Economics 0 + 2
RAWE 405 Practical Extension Work in Villages* 0 + 4
RAWE – ABI.406 Agro Based Institutions 0 + 3
20

* 12 Weeks rural stay.

Semester VIII

Experiential Learning/Hands on Training

Course No. Course Title Credits
Module I Horticulture
HRT. 401 Commercial Vegetable Production 0 + 5
HRT. 402 Commercial Floriculture 0 + 5
HRT. 403 Nursery Management of Horticultural Crops 0 + 5
15 Credits
Module II Post Harvest technology and Value Addition
PHT. 401 Post Harvest Technology and value addition of Fruit and Plantation Crops 0 + 5
PHT. 402 Commercial Food Processing and Value Addition 0 + 5
PHT. 403 Processing of Cereals, Pulses and Oilseed Crops 0 + 5
15 Credits
Module III Commercial Agriculture
CMA. 403 Commercial Mushroom Production 0 + 5
CMA. 404 Commercial Production of Biofertilizers 0 + 5
CMA. 405 Commercial Seed Production Technologies 0 + 5
CMA. 406 Commercial Compost Production Technologies 0 + 5
20 Credits

Clarification: Of the 10 courses, students have the option to take any 4 courses adding up to 20 credits as all courses have the same number of credits.