Master of Science in Agriculture (Agronomy)

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  • Program CodeMSC-008
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Level Post Graduate Programme
  • Department Department of Agriculture
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Agronomy is the branch of agriculture science that deals with principles and practices of soil, water, crop and nutrient management. It deals with the sustainable management of complex physical, chemical and climatological environments with the dual aim of improving agricultural production and productivity. Choosing the best agriculture university in UP, India is imperative for students paving their way to fulfil their career objectives.

The best colleges for agriculture in India equip the interested candidates with industrious knowledge of Agronomy. It includes research on plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology and soil science. Agronomists work in the area of crop yield, plant infection, diseases, cultivation, pest and weed management. This specialist area of agriculture is very important in today’s context since the need for healthy, pest-resistant, and high-yielding crops is the need of the hour, as is utilising the entire plant for various purposes for human betterment.

The two-year Master of Science in Agronomy programme offered by the Department of Agriculture is aimed at providing in-depth knowledge to the students to become on-field crop experts or researchers and academicians with an understanding of the various facets of this subject and its applicability in agricultural settings. The MSc Agriculture Colleges in UP cover various subjects under this programme including Modern Crop Production Concepts, Physiology of Drought, Herbicides and Crop Production, Physiological Aspects of Crop Yield, Principles of Crop Nutrition, Advanced Irrigation Agronomy, Crop Ecology, Applied Conservation Agronomy, and Arid Zone Agronomy.

The practical aspect of the programme takes students to lab settings for research on soils, plants, plant genetics, natural manures and controlled environment farming. The research papers are also an important part of the course completion, as are poster and plant species researched, presentations and group projects. Students also present the utility of plant parts in various applications and visit organic farms, agronomic research facilities and labs outside the university. Experts are also invited to hold talks and help students increase their knowledge.

about programme
Programme Fee Per Year

50,000

Eligibility Criteria

B.Sc. Agriculture/B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

Admission Procedure

On the basis of Merit and/or Invertis University Entrance Test.

 

Programme Outcome (PO):

After completing this program students will be:

(PO-1)

Proficient in applying advanced agronomic principles for sustainable crop production.

(PO-2)

Profound in understanding of crop physiology and its application in enhancing yield and quality.

(PO-3)

Skilled in analyzing soil health and recommending appropriate soil management strategies.

(PO-4)

Able to develop and implement water management practices for efficient irrigation systems.

(PO-5)

Competent in integrating modern technology for efficient pest and weed management in agriculture.

(PO-6)

Capable of designing and implementing precision farming techniques for efficient use of resources.

(PO-7)

Competent in integrating modern technology for efficient crop management in changing climate scenarios.

(PO-8)

Expertise in planning and executing field trials to assess the performance of different crops.

(PO-9)

Proficient in conducting research and adopting innovations to address agronomic challenges.

(PO-10)

Competent in formulating and implementing organic farming practices for sustainable agriculture.

(PO-11)

Efficient in communication and leadership skills to collaborate with stakeholders for agricultural development.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

PEO-1

To attain a high level of professional competence, applying their knowledge and skills to address real-world challenges in agronomy, crop production, and related fields.

PEO-2

To engage in continuous learning, keeping abreast of advancements in agronomic research and technology, and demonstrate adaptability to evolving agricultural practices.

PEO-3

To take leadership roles in the agricultural sector, contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices, and technologies that enhance the sustainability and productivity of crop production.

PEO-4

To effectively communicate scientific knowledge to various stakeholders, including farmers, policymakers, and the wider community, fostering awareness and understanding of sustainable agronomic practices.

PEO-5

To apply ethical standards and promote socially responsible agronomic practices, considering the economic, environmental, and social implications of their decisions in the agricultural context.

Program Specific Outcome (PSO):

After completing this program students will:

(PSO-1)

Develop a deep understanding of crop management practices, including crop physiology, pest management, and crop rotation strategies.

(PSO-2)

Gain expertise in assessing soil health, implementing soil fertility management practices, and utilizing soil amendments to optimize crop productivity.

 

(PSO-3)

Acquire skills in utilizing precision agriculture technologies for data-driven decision-making, enhancing resource use efficiency, and reducing environmental impacts.

(PSO-4)

Become expert in designing and conducting research experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing meaningful conclusions to contribute to the advancement of agronomic knowledge.

(PSO-5)

Engage in extension and outreach activities, translating research findings into practical recommendations for farmers, extension agents, and the broader agricultural community, facilitating the adoption of sustainable agronomic practices.

CAREER PATH
  • Government Sector : FCI, Banking sector as AFO, APEDA, DHO, Lecturer, Subject Matter Specialist (SMS), Agronomist, Research Fellow, Scientific position in DRDO, PCS officer (STA).
  • Private Sector : Research Analyst, Agronomist in different seed and fartilizer companies etc.
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CAMPUS

Invertis Village, Delhi Lucknow Highway NH-24, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh - 243 123, India

CITY OFFICE

B-186, Civil Lines, Opposite Bareilly GPO, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh - 243 001, India