Department of B.Sc (Agriculture)
Department of Agriculture
B.Sc. (Agriculture) program consists of topics such as – agriculture science, use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal and poultry management, basics of biotechnology etc. The main aim of this program is to use the above mentioned concepts to train students improve agriculture productivity, manage products and pave way for future developments through research activities. Since India is an agrarian country, this field will never run out of job opportunities. Qualified professionals are always valued, when it comes to agriculture sector. Thus, it is evident that there is more than just one reason to pursue this course.
At Roorkee College of Engineering focus is mainly on the science of Agriculture by which we can enhance the quality of agricultural produce and develop new varieties of crops which will help in increasing production and quality of the food grain in India, thus helping in bringing economic prosperity to the Indian farmers.
Lots of Government as well as Private Job opportunities are present in front of Graduates. Talking about Government jobs, State Agriculture Departments recruits Graduates to fill up Officer level posts. Government Banks also recruits Graduates to fill up Officer level posts (generally dealing with Loans). Talking about Private Sector jobs, graduates may find jobs as Managers at Plantations, as Officers at Fertilizer Manufacturing firms, Agriculture Machinery Industries, Agricultural Products Marketing firms, Food processing units etc.
Students who have passed 12th Science stream board examinations (with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects) from a recognized board are eligible to apply for this course.
Soil Science Lab: Designed to integrate lecture subject matter with hands-on experience, the laboratory primarily serves to expose students to soil and soil related environmental issues. Activities will include soil description and analysis, soil and landscape assessment, nutrient assessment and management, composting, soil system modeling and soil information and interpretation. Soil science equipments are given below:
- pH meter
- Soil moisture meter
- Soil testing lab
- Soil shaker
- DO meter
State-of-the-art agricultural chemistry laboratory is established for conducting chemical analyses of diverse plant and soil samples as a part of curriculum
Plant pathology lab