B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture

Admission Process for UG Degree Programmes:

The College offers B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri. and B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) degree programmes of four years. The eligibility for admission and mode of selection of degree programmes during the academic years 2014-15 to 2018-19 were as per the UAS, Dharwad regulations and they are as follows:

Eligibility for admission and mode of selection:

Academic YearDegree programmeEligibilityMode of selection
2019-24B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri. and B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)A pass in the two years PUC Science examination conducted by Department of Pre-University Education, Government of Karnataka or an equivalent examination with the combination of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and with any one science subject or a pass in two years PUC science examination of the Department of Pre-University Education, Government of Karnataka with Inter-Agriculture subject.Selection process involved a screening method based on marks in qualifying exam and score in CET (50:50 weightage). Marks scored in Practical Test were also considered for admitting the students hailing from rural areas with agriculture background (40% of intake).

Before counselling, the final merit list for admission is being displayed well in advance so that the candidates know their ranking. A 15 per cent of the total intake is reserved for the students who have secured ranks in the All-India UG Admission Test conducted by ICAR. Accordingly, the students from different states of the country have been admitted to this college.

Eligibility for admission to ICAR quota:

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) for Bachelor of Technology (Food Tech.) and B.Sc. (Hons.)Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation and Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) for other degree programmes. The filling up of 15 percent seats of UG admission of ICAR candidates shall be within intake to various degree programmes. Admission for the seats under different categories (except ICAR quota) shall be made by taking marks scored in equal proportions in qualifying examination and CET in PCMB.

Admission of candidates is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Verification of original marks card and other details furnished in the application
  2. Seats being vacant
  3. Payment of prescribed fees to the University on or before the notified dates for such purpose
  4. Registration of courses before the last date
  5. Production of transfer certificate from the previous College/ Institution studied.
  6. Production of relevant documents as directed by CET Cell, KEA, Bengaluru.

Admission for the reserved seats excluding those set apart for Agriculturists or Children / Ward of Agriculturists, Kashmiri Migrants and Government of India nominees shall be made strictly according to the merit of candidates eligible for the reserved seats, subject to the same conditions mentioned above. If there are any reserved seats unfilled, such seats shall be deemed to have been transferred to the general pool and filled up as indicated above. In respect of seats set apart for Agriculturists or Children / Ward of Agriculturists, admission shall be made strictly according to the merit based on 25 per cent of marks scored each in II PUC and CET examination in PCMB, and 50 per cent marks secured in Practical Test. The main source of income should be from agriculture and 40% reservation for children of agriculturists.

Registration for the first time in the University:

  1. Candidates who have received admission notice from the CET Cell to various degree programmes shall pay the fees on or before the last day specified in the admission notice and shall report for registration on the first day of the Semester. They shall receive the guidelines for registration from the Dean’s Office of the concerned college.
  2. The students shall have to clear all the dues before discontinuing degree programme temporarily or cancelling their admissions and no dues issued by the various departments, hostels, library etc. shall be finally confirmed by the concerned Heads of the Institutions while sending the proposals.

Admission Process for PG Degree Programmes:

The college offers M.Sc. programme in 12 disciplines viz., Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Microbiology, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Crop Physiology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Seed Science and Technology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry.

The Selection process involves a screening method based on OGPA / Marks at 4 years degree programme and common entrance test conducted by SAU’s, Government of Karnataka. Prior to counselling, the final merit list for admission is being displayed well in advance so that the candidates know their ranking. Students from different States of the country who are qualified in ICAR-JRF examination are admitted under JRF/Non-JRF quota to the extent of 15% of the total intake in PG programmes.

Conduct of Practical and Hands on Training:

The college has 17 departments under which practicals and hands on training are imparted to the students under different subjects/courses. Students are explained with live demonstration of performing practices, even by making use of vide tutors project on LCD screens. Later students are given with the specimen/ samples to perform the experiments/ practicals of their own to understand the aspects contained in the subject. The students are taken to the fields to show live specimen and performing the practicals like identification of insect / pest damages, deficiency symptoms in plants, spacing exercises, measurement and levelling exercises, construction of structures for soil and water conservation, identification of breeds oilseeds/ pests of animals, fishery, grafting, budding, nipping, pruning activities in horticultural plants etc. Students are asked to perform each of the activities to learn them by doing individually.

In social science practical’s also the students are given hands on training by giving exercises on the topics. The teachers performing one or two examples of their own and explain them to students by making used of smart boards and computers. Sometimes the readymade videos are played in the class to evince interest among the students regarding performance of the particular topic. Later students are given one or two exercises in the class to solve them then and there itself. The teachers monitor the students and assist them in doing them. The students are given the exercises to perform of their own in the form of study questions.

In the courses like physical education, students are trained with exercises, sports, games and yoga by the expert/ trained teachers and are asked to perform them individually under the supervision of the physical education teachers. They are also asked to exhibit their performances by educating competitions and sports meets and are awarded/ rewarded suitably to inculcate the competitive sport among them.

Examination and Evaluation Process:

Evaluation of students’ performance is made separately for each course. The evaluation of the student in each course is referred to as grading and  measured by the quality of the student’s performance in that course by assigning grade points as indicated earlier. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)/Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) is on the basis to determine whether or not a student meets the academic requirement during the course of study for award of degree for which the student has been admitted. Each course carries a maximum of 100 marks for the purpose of grading. In evaluating the students’ performance, the following points are considered.

  1. Regular Attendance: A student attaining 80 per cent of attendance is compulsory for attending final examination.
  2. Class Performance: It includes practical records, assignments and midterm examination.
  3. Midterm Examination: The entire portion from the first class till the date of examination is included. The duration of the examination is of one hour and carries 30 per cent marks.
  4. Final Theory External Examination: The duration of the final theory examination is two hours. The question paper for the final examination consists of 25 marks objective (PART-A) questions and 25 marks subjective (PART-B) questions. The student answers the objective questions (PART-A) in a separate answer booklet for which first 30 minutes are allocated. The student has to return the answer booklet of PART-A to the invigilator and start answering subjective questions (PART-B) during next 90 minutes in a separate answer booklet. The question paper is returned to the students.


  1. Examination: External theory (50%) & Internal Theory + Practical (50%).
  2. Courses with Theory and Practical: Mid-term Exam (30%) + Assignment (5%) in practical oriented courses + Practical (15%).
  3. Courses with only Theory: Mid-term Exam (40%) + Assignment (10%).
  4. Courses with only Practical: (100%) Internal practical exam.

External Theory Examination:

Question Paper is set by external: Head of the department ensures the coverage of syllabus. Extended syllabus of the concerned course is sent to the external examiner, who prepares the question papers. Evaluation is done internally by the faculty at University Examination Centre. UG External Examinations through University Examination Centre: Independent University Examination Centre (UEC) at UAS, Dharwad campus, headed by Controller of Examination under the Control of Director of Education at University conducts final Theory examination. The UEC conducts University examinations simultaneously in all the constituent Colleges under UAS Dharwad to maintain uniformity. Attendance: A minimum of 80 per cent attendance is mandatory for appearing for final examination. Final practical: The practical examination is conducted by course teachers and one teacher nominated by head of the department.

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