B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture

Four years B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture degree programme is in operation in the College. Normal duration of the degree programme is four academic years with 8 semesters.   Maximum time limit to obtain the degree is 8 years (4+4) depending upon the time taken by the student to complete the prescribed course credits.

Degree ProgrammeClassTheoryPracticals
No. of SectionsNo. of students per sectionNo. of BatchesNo. of students per batch
B.Sc (Hons.) AgricultureI Year0150-560225-28
II Year0150-560225-28
III Year0150-560225-28
IV Year0150-560225-28

Admission Process:

The UAS, Dharwad and its constituent Colleges are governed by the ICAR Model Act and Guidelines, which have been adopted by the University from time to time.

Mode of Admission

Admission for the Degree Programme is through Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Admission for the seats under different categories (except ICAR quota) shall be made by considering the marks scored in equal proportions in qualifying examination and CET in PCMB.

Admission of candidates is subject to the following conditions

Verification of original marks card and other details furnished in the application

b)      Seats being vacant

c)      Payment of prescribed fees to the University on or before the notified dates for such purpose

d)      Registration of courses before the last date

e)      Production of transfer certificate from the previous College/Institution studied

f)      Production of relevant documents as directed by CET Cell, KEA, Bengaluru

Admission for the reserved seats 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 percent of marks scored each in II PUC and CET examination in PCMB, and 50 per cent marks secured in Practical Test conducted at the University level. The main source of income should be from agriculture and 50 percent reservation for children of agriculturists.

Fee Payment Mechanism

All the transactions are made in the name of Assistant Comptroller, College of Agriculture, and Hanumanamatti. Students pay the fees through bank in the form of cash or DD to the College account.


Candidates who have received admission letter from the CET Cell to various degree programmes shall pay the fees on or before the last day specified in the admission letter 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. Registration of candidates admitted from waiting list shall cease after four weeks of commencement of the first semester.

Registration in subsequent semesters

Registration for a semester shall commence three weeks in-advance of the date of closure of the previous semester. The last date for registration for any semester shall be the first day of commencement of the semester. However, students are allowed to register upto a maximum of six working days after the last date for registration on payment of a penal fee as prescribed. Students before registering for courses at the beginning of every semester shall clear all dues to the University and its units such as Hostels, Library, NCC, Students’ Association, Departments, etc.

            A student admitted to undergraduate programme and registered for the courses shall not be permitted to discontinue the first semester. If the student does so, the admission shall stand cancelled.

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 on ten points scale.

The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) / Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) is made 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 student’s performance, the following points are considered.

  1. Regular Attendance: 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 will be included. The duration shall be of one hour and carries 30 per cent marks.
  4. Final Theory External Examination: This examinationwill be conducted at the same time in all the constituents Colleges of  University and carries 50 per cent marks


External theory (50%) & Internal Theory + Practical (50%)

  • Courses with Theory and Practical: Mid-term Exam (25%) + Assignment (5%) + Practical (15%) + Attendance (5%)
  • Courses with only Theory: Mid-term Exam (35%) +Assignment (10%) +Attendance (5%)
  • Courses with only Practical: Internal (95%) + Attendance (5%)
  • External Examinations is through University Examination Centre (UEC)

University Examination Centre (UEC) at UAS, Dharwad campus, headed by Controller of Examination (COE) under the Control of Director of Education at University will conduct final theory examination. The UEC conducts University examinations simultaneously in all the constituent Colleges under UAS, Dharwad to maintain uniformity. There is commonality in offering courses in each semester for respective Degree Programmes across the teaching campuses. The guidelines given in V dean Committee are followed.

Final Theory External Examination: The duration of the final theory examination shall be two hours. The question paper for the final examination shall consist of 25 marks objective (PART-A) questions and 25 marks subjective (PART-B) questions. The student shall answer the objective questions (PART-A) in a pre-printed OMR sheet for which first 30 minutes are allocated. The student has to return the OMR sheet to the invigilator and start answering subjective questions (PART-B) during the next 90 minutes in a separate answer booklet. The students can carry the question paper.

Final practical Examination: It is recommended that examination shall be conducted by course teachers and one teacher nominated by HOD.

Evaluation : Internal evaluation (50 marks) composing mid-term and final practical examination will be attended by concerned course teachers. Care will be taken to distribute evaluated answer scripts well in advance and the internal marks will be displayed before commencement of final external examinations.

B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture Course details

Sl NoCourse NoCredit HoursTitle of the Course
1HRT 1012 ( 1+1 )Fundamentals of Horticulture
2BCH 1012 ( 1+1 )Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry
3FSH 1011 ( 0+1 )Fisheries Science
4SAC 1013 ( 2+1 )Fundamentals of Soil Science
5AEC 1012 ( 2+0 )Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
6ENG 1012 ( 1+1 )Comprehension & Spoken English
7AGR 1014 ( 3+1 )Fundamentals of Agronomy
8AEX 1012 ( 1+1 )Constitution of Indian Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology
9FSN 1031 ( 1+0 )Priniciples of Food Science and Nutrition
10KAN 101/  KNK1011 ( 0+1 )Kannada Krishi Bhag-1/ Kannada Bhashe*
11AEX 1021 ( 1+0 )Human Values & Ethics*
12NCC 101/                    PED 1011 ( 0+1 )NCC/ Physical education & Yoga Practices-I*
  19 + 3*Total
1GPB 1112 ( 1+1 )Introductory Biology**
2MAT 1112 ( 2+0 )Elementary Mathematics**
Sl NoCourse NoCredit hoursTitle of the Course
1GPB 1013 ( 2+1 )Fundamentals of Genetics and Cytogenetics
2AEX 1033 ( 2+1 )Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education
3AEG 1012 ( 1+1 )Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
4CPH 1013 ( 2+1 )Fundamentals of Crop Physiology
5FOR 1012 ( 1+1 )Introduction to Forestry
6PAT 1013 ( 2+1 )Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
7AET 1013 ( 2+1 )Fundamentals of Entomology
8AGM1022 ( 1+1 )Introductory Agro-meteorology & Cliamate change
9KAN 102/                     KNK1021 ( 0+1 )Kannada Krishi Bhag-2/ Kannada Sanskriti*
10NCC102/                               PED 1021 ( 0+1 )NCC/ Physical education & Yoga Practices-II*
  21 + 2*Total
Sl NoCourse NoCredit hoursTitle of the Course
1AGR 2013 ( 2+1 )Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops)
2GPB 2013 ( 2+1 )Fundamentals of Plant Breeding
3SST 3112 ( 1+1 )Principles of Seed Technology
4AGR 2021 ( 0+1 )Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops)
5AEC 2012 ( 1+1 )Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics
6AMB 2013 ( 2+1 )Agricultural Microbiology
7HRT 2012 ( 1+1 )Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices
8AEG 2012 ( 1+1 )Farm Machinery and Power
9AST 2011 ( 0+1 )Agri-Informatics
10ASC 2013 ( 2+1 )Live Stock and Poultry Management
11NSS 2011 ( 0+1 )National Service Scheme*
  22 + 1*Total
Sl NoCourse NoCredit hoursTitle of the Course
1AGR 2032 ( 1+1 )Crop production Technology – II (Rabi Crops)
2HRT 2022 ( 1+1 )Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, Medicinal & Aromatic plants and Landscaping
3PAT 3012 ( 1+1 )Principles of Integrated Disease Management
4SAC 2022 ( 1+1 )Problematic soils and their Management
5ENS 2022 ( 1+1 )Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
6AEX 2022 ( 1+1 )Communication Skills and Personality Development
7AEC 2023 ( 2+1 )Agricultural Finance and Cooperation
8AGR 2041 ( 0+1 )Practical Crop Production – II (Rabi Crops)
9AGR 2052 ( 1+1 )Geoinformatics and Nano-technology for Precision Farming
10AST 2023 ( 2+1 )Statistical Methods
11AET 2023 ( 2+1 )Principles of Integrated Pest Management
12SST 3212 ( 1+1 )Post Harvest Seed Technology and Quality Assurance
Sl NoCourse NoCredit hoursTitle of the Course
1ASC 3011 ( 0+1 )Livestock and Poultry Health Care
2AEG 2022 ( 1+1 )Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture
3SAC 3013 ( 2+1 )Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management
4AET 3013 ( 2+1 )Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management
5PAT 3023 ( 2+1 )Diseases of Crops and their Management -I
6GPB 3012 ( 1+1 )Crop Improvement – I (Kharif Crops)
7HRT 3012 ( 1+1 )Producation Technology for Fruits and Plantation Crops
8AGR 3011 ( 0+1 )Experimental Techniques in Agricultural Research
9AGR 3021 ( 0+1 )Principles of Organic Farming
10AEX 3012 ( 1+1 )Enterpreneruship Development and Bussiness Communication
11CPH 3012 (1+1)Applied plant physiology and Crop Modelling
12 2 (1+1 )Elective – 1
Sl NoCourse NoCredit hoursTitle of the Course
1AGR 3032 ( 1+1 )Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management
2AEG 3022 ( 1+1 )Renewable  Energy and Green Technology
3PAT 3033 ( 2+1 )Diseases of Crops and their Management -II
4HRT 3022 ( 1+1 )Post-Harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruts and Vegetables
5AET 3021 ( 0+1 )Management of Productive Insects
6GPB 3022 ( 1+1 )Crop Improvement – II (rabi Crops)
7AEC 3023 ( 2+1 )Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices
8BTH 3022 ( 1+1 )Fundamentals of Plant Biotechnology
9AGR 3041 ( 1+0 )Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture
10AST 3021 ( 1+0 )Intellectual Property Rights
11CPH 3021 ( 1+0 )Fundamentals of Nano  technology in Agriculture
12SST 3211 ( 1+1 )Seed Quality  Assurance
13 2 ( 1+1 )Elective – 2
Sl NoCourse NoCredit hoursTitle of the Course
1SRP 40114General Orientation and on Campus Training by Different Faculties ; Village Attachment and
Unit Attachment in Univ./ College/ KVK/ Research Station
2SRP 4026Plant Clinic; Agro- Industrial Attachment and
Project Report Preparation, Presentation and Evaluation
  20Total weeks for RAWE & AIA
3TOR 4011 ( 0+1 )All India Stduy Tour *
  20 + 1*Total
Sl NoCourse NoCredit hoursTitle of the Course
2AEL10 ( 0+10 )Module 1
3AEL10 ( 0+10 )Module 2
* Non- Gradial Courses
** Remedial Courses
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