The Department of Agriculture offers B.Sc. Agriculture (4 years professional and regular degree program) which is affiliated to Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (NAAC ‘A’ Grade Central University). We provide state-of- art laboratories with Hi-tech facilities during studies. In campus we extend well furnished hostel facility with healthy food. Well qualified teachers with best pedagogy have made the school of Agriculture and Higher Education at Himalayan College, a preferred destination of the students of the country.
We manifest the students with an understanding of the scientific principles underlying the many facets of agriculture together with their application in agricultural systems and related industries. Study curriculum involves professional presentations, practical experimentation, field trials etc in accordance with the curriculum. Industrial visits are arranged at regular intervals for professional exposure as well as up gradation of students. Students are engrossed in studies through semester scheme.
Roorkee Institute of Technology (RIT) and Himalayan College (HC) operate in unison under Himalayan Charitable Trust. At Himalayan College, we offer B. Sc. Agriculture and B. Sc. Forestry programmes (both 4 years regular degree programmes). The School of Agriculture and Forestry provides quality education in Agriculture, Forestry and other allied disciplines. The School of Agriculture and Forestry also provides an atmosphere not only for healthy academic activities but also for an all-round growth and development of student’s personality. The primary objective of the School of Agriculture and Forestry at Himalayan College is to train students to become Agriculture and Forestry professionals. After completion of program a student can opt for serving in different areas of biotechnology, microbiology and biochemistry industries as well as in healthcare industries through campus placement. An individual can also aspire for higher studies to pursue research programmes. Also candidates can establish their own enterprises and become an entrepreneur.
B.Sc. Agriculture: Career Prospectus
B.Sc. Agriculture involves the study of agricultural sciences and use of modern scientific equipments and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil sciences, water resource management, animal and poultry management and basics of biotechnology etc. Graduates of B.Sc. Agriculture have opportunities both in public and private sectors. Economists point out that agriculture is four times more effective in reducing poverty than any other sectors. It can even be a gold mine for young entrepreneurs. B.Sc. Agriculture graduates can be appointed as
Agriculture Research Scientist
Business Development Executive.
Additionally, agriculture is more diverse now than ever before and is advancing quickly, creating new jobs with increasing salaries.
Following are some government sectors which have job opportunities for B.Sc. Agriculture graduates:
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Food Corporation of India
National Dairy Development Board
Agricultural finance corporations
National Seeds Corporation Limited
North Eastern Region Agricultural Marketing Corporation
Following are the private sectors which offer jobs to agriculture graduates:
Financial sector with focus on agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture Practice
Soil & Water Conservation
Zero Tillage Farming
Genetically Modified Crops
Post Harvest Technologies