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VIT School of Agricultural Innovations And Advanced Learning. (VAIAL)

VIT School of Agricultural Innovations and Advanced Learning (VAIAL) is engaged in Agricultural education, research and extension. Core activities of the school revolves around teaching in Agriculture, training of students, organizing farmers training programmes, outreach and field programmes for the farmers as well as research in agricultural and allied sectors on a techno-commercial scale. Integrated and self sustainable organic farming is the main focus of the school.

B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture - 4 years

Following are some of the employment opportunities for B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture programme:

  • Agriculture extension service in State departments of agriculture
  • Agri business management sector
  • Agricultural farm management and crop production
  • Banking sector
  • Agro industries
    • Seed production
    • Fertilizers and pesticides
    • Organic manures, biofertilizers and biopesticides
    • Horticulture – fruit and vegetable production, floriculture industry
    • Food processing
    • Medicinal crops and pharmaceuticals
    • Agricultural marketing and supply chain management
    • Agricultural engineering
    • Agroforestry
    • Integrated farming system
  • Graduates will be practitioners and leaders in agriculture and would help solve industry’s technological problems related to design
  • Graduates will be agricultural professionals, innovators or entrepreneurs
  • Graduates will function in their profession with social awareness and responsibility
  • Graduates will interact with their peers in other disciplines in their work places / society and contribute to the economic growth of the country
  • Graduates will be successful in pursuing higher studies in industrial design or management
Programme Core (Credits to be earned: 81)

1

BAG1009

Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

2

0

2

0

3

2

BAG1010

Introduction to Forestry

1

0

2

0

2

3

BAG1011

Agricultural Microbiology

1

0

2

0

2

4

BAG1012

Fundamentals of Crop Physiology

1

0

2

0

2

5

BAG1013

Fundamentals of Agronomy

3

0

2

0

4

6

BAG1014

Fundamentals of Genetics

2

0

2

0

3

7

BAG1015

Fundaments of Plant Breeding

2

0

2

0

3

8

BAG1016

Principles of Seed Technology

1

0

4

0

3

9

BAG1017

Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics

2

0

0

0

2

10

BAG1018

Farm Machinery and Power

1

0

2

0

2

11

BAG1019

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

3

0

2

0

4

12

BAG1020

Fundamentals of Soil Science

2

0

2

0

3

13

BAG1021

Fundamentals of Entomology

3

0

2

0

4

14

BAG1022

Fundamentals of Horticulture

1

0

2

0

2

15

BAG1023

Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education

2

0

2

0

3

16

BAG1024

Introductory Agro- Meteorology and Climate Change

1

0

2

0

2

17

BAG1025

Educational Tour

0

0

0

0

1

18

BAG1027

Livestock and Poultry Management

3

0

2

0

4

19

BAG2001

Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops)

1

0

2

0

2

20

BAG2002

Crop Production Technology – II (Rabi Crops)

1

0

2

0

2

21

BAG2003

Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management

2

0

2

0

3

22

BAG2004

Crop Improvement – I (Kharif Crops)

1

0

2

0

2

23

BAG2005

Crop Improvement – II (Rabi Crops)

1

0

2

0

2

24

BAG2006

Pests of Crops and Stored Grains and their Management

2

0

2

0

3

25

BAG2007

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management - I

2

0

2

0

3

26

BAG2008

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management - II

2

0

2

0

3

27

BAG2009

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

1

0

2

0

2

28

BAG2010

Agricultural Finance and Co-operation

2

0

2

0

3

29

BAG3001

Principles of Insect Pests and Disease Management

2

0

2

0

3

30

BAG3002

Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif Crops)

0

0

0

0

2

31

BAG3003

Practical Crop Production – II (Rabi Crops)

0

0

0

0

2

Programme Elective (Credits to be earned: 33)

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

J

C

1

BAG2011

Agrochemicals

2

0

2

0

3

2

BAG2012

Weed Management

2

0

2

0

3

3

BAG2013

Protected Cultivation

2

0

2

0

3

4

BAG2014

Hi-tech. Horticulture

2

0

2

0

3

5

BAG2015

Commercial Plant Breeding

1

0

4

0

3

6

BAG2016

System Simulation and Agro-advisory

2

0

2

0

3

7

BAG2017

Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture

1

0

0

0

1

8

BAG2018

Problematic Soils and their Management

2

0

0

0

2

9

BAG2019

Management of Beneficial Insects

1

0

2

0

2

10

BAG2020

Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping                                    

1

0

2

0

2

11

BAG2021

Environmental Studies & Disaster Management

2

0

2

0

3

12

BAG2022

Post Harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables

1

0

2

0

2

13

BAG2023

Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices

1

0

2

0

2

14

BAG2024

Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops

1

0

2

0

2

15

BAG3004

Geoinformatics, Nanotechnology and Precision Farming

1

0

2

0

2

16

BAG3005

Rainfed  Agriculture & Watershed Management

1

0

2

0

2

17

BAG3006

Agri-Informatics

1

0

2

0

2

18

BAG3007

Agricultural Marketing Trade and Prices

2

0

2

0

3

19

BAG3008

Farm Management Production and Resource Economics

1

0

2

0

2

20

BAG4001

Agribusiness Management

2

0

2

0

3

21

BAG4002

Biopesticides & Biofertilizers

2

0

2

0

3

The study of agriculture is called agricultural science or agricultural technology. The field combines the natural and social sciences, along with economics, engineering and management (particularly natural resources management and business management) of biological systems to practice, development and understand the fields of agriculture and forestry. Being related to the field of Life & Biological Sciences, agricultural science is multidisciplinary and inter-related to Food Science & Technology. Agricultural Science uses the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics to solve the problems of agriculture-food industry.

  • Graduates will be practitioners and leaders in agriculture and would help solve industry’s technological problems related to design
  • Graduates will be agricultural professionals, innovators or entrepreneurs
  • Graduates will function in their profession with social awareness and responsibility
  • Graduates will interact with their peers in other disciplines in their work places / society and contribute to the economic growth of the country
  • Graduates will be successful in pursuing higher studies in industrial design or management
Laboratories
  • Agri Lab I
  • Agri Lab II
  • Agri Lab III
  • Agri Lab IV
Major equipment
  • UV Spectrophotometer
  • Phase contrast microscope
  • Fluorescent microscope
  • Portable photosynthesis system
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence meter
  • SPAD meter
  • Rheometer
  • Texture analyzer
  • Fermenter
  • Nitrogen analyzer
  • Flame photometer
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Thermal cycler
  • 2D gel electrophoresis
  • Plant growth chamber

On completion of the programme the student should be able to

1. Having an ability to apply mathematics and science in agricultural applications
2. Having a clear understanding of the subject related concepts and of contemporary issues
3. Having an ability to design a component or a product applying all the relevant standards and with realistic constraints
4. Having an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data
5. Having an ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for agricultural practices
6. Having problem solving ability- solving farmers problems
7. Having adaptive thinking and adaptability
8. Having a clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
9. Having cross cultural competency exhibited by working in teams
10. Having a good working knowledge of communicating in English
11. Having a good cognitive load management [discriminate and filter the available data] skills
12. Having interest in lifelong learning

After the completion of B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture programme, the students will be competent in:

  • Applying the knowledge of crop cultivation, crop improvement, soil and crop management for sustainable organic agricultural production and development.
  • Analysing and identifying complex agricultural problems and formulating ethical solutions using the principles of agricultural science, engineering, and business.
  • Developing innovative processes, products, and technologies to meet the challenges in agriculture and farming practices.

1. Having an ability to apply mathematics and science in agricultural applications
2. Having a clear understanding of the subject related concepts and of contemporary issues
3. Having an ability to be socially intelligent with good SIQ (Social Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient)
4. Having Sense-Making Skills of creating unique insights in what is being seen or observed (Higher level thinking skills which cannot be codified)
5. Having design thinking capability
6. Having an ability to design a component or a product applying all the relevant standards and with realistic constraints
7. Having computational thinking (Ability to translate vast data in to abstract concepts and to understand database reasoning)
8. Having an ability to simulate crop models
9. Having problem solving ability- solving farmers problems
10. Having a clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
11. Having interest in lifelong learning
12. Having adaptive thinking and adaptability
13. Having agro-industrial experience exhibited by working in teams through rural agricultural work experience and experiential learning
14. Having an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
15. Having an ability to use the social media effectively for productive use
16. Having a good working knowledge of communicating in English
17. Having an ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for agricultural practices
18. Having critical thinking and innovative skills
19. Having good crop management skills through learning experiences and observations
20. Having a good digital footprint