Master of Science in Agronomy

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Master of Science in Agronomy

Master of Science in Agronomy or MSc in Agronomy is a postgraduate programme which deals with the study of crops and the soils in which they grow. It is a two-year programme, divided into four semesters in which one learns about the basic concepts in the field of agriculture. The agronomy degree at Baba Farid Institute of Technology is affiliated to HNB Gharwal Central University.

A Master of Science in Agronomy provides graduates with a thorough knowledge and understanding of how agricultural productivity can improve food security and assist human beings with the ability to methodize more efficient food production procedures. The subjects studied under the agriculture studies degree include concepts like crop production, physiology of drought, herbicides, irrigation agronomy, advanced irrigation agronomy, advanced crop ecology, arid zone agronomy, agro-metrology, cropping and farming systems, crop yields, the principle of croup nutrition etc. The course helps students to gain knowledge of animal and plants organisms, their functions, inter dependencies, cell functions and their interactions with each other and the environment.

We here at BFTI through masters in agronomy teach our students to improve agriculture productivity, manage products and contribute to the future development of the sector through research activities.The course teaches them the proper ways to communicate with the public, farmers and fellow scientists through a wide range of methods. With an increase in the need for new ways for improving sustainable agricultural practices, the discipline is fast gaining popularity in the country, in both government and private sectors.The course curriculum of master’s degree in agronomy trains students through both theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can conduct research in crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, and other areas. We make sure that through our course we can help our students in combining research with in-depth instruction in climatology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and plant breeding so that they can easily translate their studies into results.

Eligibility

  • Students who have passed 10+2 or senior secondary examination with at least 50%(45% SC/ST ) can join masters in agronomy course.
  • The students need to qualify the written examination and personal interview conducted by the institute.
  • The selection will be based on merit.

Career Scope

Completing a master’s degree in agronomy can directly benefit graduates by promoting the acquisition of useful skills in a wide range of careers. Students after completing agriculture studies can work in both the public and private sector. The various fields in which one can work are:

  • Agricultural Engineering: This sector involves improving agricultural machinery, power, soil and water conservation, agriculture and farm structures. There are lots of job opportunities in this sector for engineering graduates.
  • Agro-Industry Sector: This sector involves dairy processing, grain processing, fats and oils, production, fibers, pesticides, meat packing, fertilizer, and food processing. Graduates of agriculture study can work as a researcher, engineers, sales and promotion, technologists, scientists, as well as in production.
  • Agriculture Management: Graduates must know about management and agriculture. They can work in estates and tea gardens.
  • Corporations: Agriculturists from this sector can seek employment in Warehousing Corporation and Food Corporation, State Farm Corporation and National Seed Corporation.
  • Estates and tea gardens: There are many employment opportunities available in estates and tea gardens with reasonable remuneration.
  • Self-employment: After completing agriculture degree and with some experience one can start his/her own business such as agriculture product shops, agriculture firms and arginine industry.
  • Services Sector: This sector involves the use of the adequate supply of fertilizers, seeds and chemicals at a reasonable price and also to provide quality food products.
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Department of Land Affairs
  • Farm Services Agency
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Cooperative Extension Service

Job Prospective

There are a lot of employment prospects in the private as well as public segments where the students can work after completing agriculture degree the various job profiles include:

  • Agricultural Technicians
  • Veterinarians
  • Graders
  • Farming Statisticians
  • Agricultural Consultants
  • Crop Consultants
  • Commodity Traders,
  • Soil Scientists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Fertilizer and Chemical Salespersons>
  • Grain Elevator Managers
  • Precision Agriculture Specialists
  • Agriculture Loan Officers
  • Production Specialists
  • Researchers
  • Farm Managers
  • Course Fee

    Fee applicable to applicants admitted on the basis of AIBFEE (Agronomy) will have to pay Rs 59,500/- annually.

  • Scholarship

    BFiT Group of Institutions

    On The basis of performance in AIBFEE (School of  Agriculture Sciences  – SAS) :

    The cut-off for each category will be announced along with the result of respective schedule. The scholarship details are as per the following table:

    Course Fee (per year)  Rs.59500/-
    Percentage Slab Details Scholarship amount (per year) Fee Applicable after Scholarship (per year)
    95% or above aggregate marks (Subject to seat Availability)
    Or
    AIBFEE score more than or equal to Rank #1 cut-off
    Rs.35700/- Rs.23800/-
    90% – 94.99% aggregate marks (Subject to seat Availability)
    Or
    AIBFEE score more than or equal to Rank #2 cut-off
    Rs.23800/- Rs.35700/-
    80% – 89.99% aggregate marks (Subject to seat Availability)
    Or
    AIBFEE score more than or equal to Rank #3 cut-off
    Rs.17850/- Rs.41650/-
    70% – 79.99% aggregate marks (Subject to seat Availability)
    Or
    AIBFEE score more than or equal to Rank #4 cut-off
    Rs.11900/- Rs.47500/-

     

  • Admission Process

    A) Admission in Post Graduate Course- M.Sc Agronomy is based on Percentage of the graduation marks / AIBFEE Exam / GD-PI.

    1. Phase – 1

    i) EARLY ADMISSION: – Applicable 28th Nov 2018 – 28th May 2019

    • Path C: Applicable 28th Nov 2018 – 28th April 2019: – Scholarship based on percentage in graduation.

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    a) To Block/Reserve a seat , you have to pay Rs.5000/- (adjustable in tuition fee & non- refundable) through any below mentioned

    modes. If interested and eligible.

    i) Online Payment facility @ http://bfitdoon.com/online-payment.php or click mentioned below.

    Online Payment

    ii) By cash deposit in Bank

    iii) By making Demand Draft in favour of BFIT payable at Dehradun.

    iv) By RTGS/NEFT

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    b) After making payment, please email us your remittance detail at admissionbfit@gmail.comalong with your complete detail

    c) The Provisional Admission shall be granted to you.

    d) Within few minutes you get admission Id on your registered mobile number/email, stating admission confirmation

     

    • Path D: Applicable 28th April 2019 – 28th May 2019: –

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    a) To Block/Reserve a seat , you have to pay Rs.5000/- (adjustable in tuition fee & non- refundable) through any below mentioned

    modes. If interested and eligible.

    i) Online Payment facility @ http://bfitdoon.com/online-payment.php or click mentioned below.

    Online Payment

    ii) By cash deposit in Bank

    iii) By making Demand Draft in favour of BFIT payable at Dehradun.

    iv) By RTGS/NEFT

    BANK DETAIL:-

    BANK NAME- ICICI BANK BANK NAME- SBI BANK Bank Name: Canara Bank
    A/C NO.-243801000031 A/C NO.-31042767195 A/c no: 1182201002901
    A/C HOLDER-BFIT TECHNICAL CAMPUS A/C HOLDER-BFIT Account Holder: BFIT
    BRANCH- ANURAG CHOWK BRANCH- IMA DEHRADUN Branch: Rajpur Road, Dehradun
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    b) After making payment, please email us your remittance detail at admissionbfit@gmail.comalong with your complete detail

    c) The Provisional Admission shall be granted to you.

    d) Within few minutes you get admission Id on your registered mobile number/email, stating admission confirmation

     

    • Path B : GD/PI : Applicable from 28th Nov 2018 – 28th April 2019

    Interviews shall be conducted for all the Paths of Admission and Phases. The Interview shall be conducted in the following manner: –

    – On-Campus Face-To-Face Interview & Group Discussion

    – Face-To-Face Interview & Group Discussion in Offices Across the World

    – Web One-On-One Interview & Web Conference.

    – Telephonic Interview, etc.

    Apply Now

    a) To Block/Reserve a slot, you have to pay Rs.1000/- (adjustable in registration fee & non- refundable) through any below

    mentioned modes. If interested and eligible.

    i) Online Payment facility @ http://bfitdoon.com/online-payment.php or click mentioned below.

    Online Payment

    ii) By cash deposit in Bank

    iii) By making Demand Draft in favour of BFIT payable at Dehradun.

    iv) By RTGS/NEFT

    BANK DETAIL:-

    BANK NAME- ICICI BANK BANK NAME- SBI BANK Bank Name: Canara Bank
    A/C NO.-243801000031 A/C NO.-31042767195 A/c no: 1182201002901
    A/C HOLDER-BFIT TECHNICAL CAMPUS A/C HOLDER-BFIT Account Holder: BFIT
    BRANCH- ANURAG CHOWK BRANCH- IMA DEHRADUN Branch: Rajpur Road, Dehradun
    IFSC CODE -ICIC0002438 IFSC CODE –SBIN0000739 IFSC Code: CNRB0001182

    b) After scoring the minimum GD-PI cutoff for the selection process, you have to pay Rs.4000/- (adjustable in tuition fee & non-

    refundable) through any above mentioned modes.

    c) After making payment, please email us your remittance detail at admissionbfit@gmail.comalong with your complete detail.

    d) The Provisional Admission shall be granted to you.

    e) Within few minutes you get admission Id on your registered mobile number/email, stating admission confirmation.

     

    • Path A: AIBFEE : – The exam shall be conducted online from – 28th February 2019 to 28th April 2019

    Provisional Admission depends on merit basis available for all Courses. There are four options:

    – Rank #1 cut-off of AIBFEE score.

    – Rank #2 cut-off of AIBFEE score.

    – Rank #3 cut-off of AIBFEE score.

    – Rank #4 cut-off of AIBFEE score

    a) To Block/Reserve a slot you can fill online allocation form.

    Apply Online

    b) After receiving Login Credentials, take your exam 24 X 7 from home and your result shall be updated in 48 hours.

    c) After scoring the minimum AIBFEE Rank, you have to pay Rs.5000/- (adjustable in tuition fee & non- refundable) through any

    below mentioned modes.

    i) Online Payment facility @ http://bfitdoon.com/online-payment.php or click mentioned below.

    Online Payment

    ii) By cash deposit in Bank

    iii) By making Demand Draft in favour of BFIT payable at Dehradun.

    iv) By RTGS/NEFT

    BANK DETAIL:-

    BANK NAME- ICICI BANK BANK NAME- SBI BANK Bank Name: Canara Bank
    A/C NO.-243801000031 A/C NO.-31042767195 A/c no: 1182201002901
    A/C HOLDER-BFIT TECHNICAL CAMPUS A/C HOLDER-BFIT Account Holder: BFIT
    BRANCH- ANURAG CHOWK BRANCH- IMA DEHRADUN Branch: Rajpur Road, Dehradun
    IFSC CODE -ICIC0002438 IFSC CODE –SBIN0000739 IFSC Code: CNRB0001182

    d) After making payment, please email us your remittance detail at admissionbfit@gmail.comalong with your complete detail.

    e) The Provisional Admission shall be granted to you.

    f) Within few minutes you get admission Id on your registered mobile number/email, stating admission confirmation.

    2. Phase – 2

    • Path E: From 28th May to 11th July 2019: Path E shall be announced subject to seat availability.

    B) On the date of scheduled joining time the student shall report at the venue on time, wherein briefing of the institute, rules and regulations etc. shall be given to the students. The students should carry the following documents along with the following certificates in original for verification:

    • 8 passport size photographs.
    • TC & Migration Certificate.
    • Character certificate from the last school attended.
    • 10th class mark sheet & passing certificate.
    • 12th class mark sheet & passing certificate.
    • Graduation mark sheet & passing certificate.
    • Aadhar Card
    • Domicile Certificate
    • 3 sets of photocopies of all the above documents.
    • Copies of extracurricular/sports or any other major achievement done on basis of which additional consideration is being made.

    C) Upon verification of the above documents, the candidates shall granted final admission.

    D) If any of the above mentioned documents are not available, then the admission given shall be provisional basis unless submitted. The required documents will have to be submitted latest by 25th July 2019.

  • Fee Structure

    Details Ist YearIInd Year
    Form FeeRs. 500/-NA
    Registration FeeRs. 3,000/-NA
    Campus FeeRs. 7,500/-NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab practical, Seminar etc.)Rs. 11,500/-NA
    LibraryRs. 3,000/-Rs. 3,000/-
    Other Charges (ID card/Marathon/SMS etc.) Rs. 940/-NA
    Medical Consultation ChargesRs. 800/-Rs. 800/-
    Placements Rs. 4,000/- Rs. 4,000/-
    Dissertation/Internship/Training Charges (wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)
    University Exam FeeAs per the University NormsAs per the University Norms
  • Course Structure

    First Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 101 : MODERN CONCEPTS IN CROP PRODUCTION,
    • MSA PAPER – 102 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF SOIL FERTILITY AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT,
    • MSA PAPER – 103 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF WEED MANAGEMENT,
    • MSA PAPER – 104 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF WATER MANAGEMENT,
    • MSA PAPER – 105 : PRACTICAL I
    • MSA PAPER – 106 : PRACTICAL II

    Second Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 201 : AGROMETEOROLOGY AND CROP WEATHER FORECASTING ,
    • MSA PAPER – 202 : AGRONOMY OF MAJOR CEREALS AND PULSES ,
    • MSA PAPER – 203 : AGRONOMY OF OILSEED, FIBRE AND SUGAR CROPS ,
    • MSA PAPER – 204 : AGRONOMY OF MEDICINAL, AROMATIC AND UNDER UTILIZED CROPS,
    • MSA PAPER – 205 : PRACTICAL I
    • MSA PAPER – 206 : PRACTICAL –II

    Third Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 301 : AGRONOMY OF FODDER AND FOR AGE CROPS ,
    • MSA PAPER – 302 : CROPPING SYSTEM AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE ,
    • MSA PAPER – 303 : DRYLAND FARMING AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
    • MSA PAPER – 304 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ORGANIC FARMING,
    • MSA PAPER – 305 : PRACTICAL- I
    • MSA PAPER – 306 : PRACTICAL –II

    Fourth Semester

    • MSA PAPER – 401 : AGROSTOLOGY AND AGROFORESTRY,
    • MSA PAPER – 402 : ADVANCES IN CROP GROWTH AND PRODUCTIVITY,
    • MSA PAPER – 403 : SEMINAR ,
    • MSA PAPER – 404 : THESIS (THESIS & VIVA – VOCE),
    • MSA PAPER – 405 : PRACTICAL,
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BFIT Dehradun runs M.Sc. Agronomy, a two year regular degree program affiliated to H.N.B. Garhwal Central University (UGC Approved University -University Grant CommissionMinistry of H.R.D. Human Resource Development Govt. of India & NAAC Accredited).

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