81, Nilgunj Road, Agarpara, Kolkata-700109

School of Agricultural Science

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Department of Agricultural Science

  • HOD :
    Dr D.D Patra
  • Profile :
    Ph D (IARI), FNASc, FISSS, FNAAS, FWAST,FISA Ex-Vice-Chancellor Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyala, Mohanpur, Nadia WB (2016-2020) Chief Scientist, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow (2002-2017)

Offered as B.Sc Honours degree in Agriculture, the 4 year course in agricultural science has specially been designed to educate the students in the agricultural sector. The medium of instruction will be English and the core subject specializations are as follows;

  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension & Communication
  • Entomology
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Horticulture
  • Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  • Plant Pathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Crop Physiology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Basic Sciences and Humanities

The course is deemed to be certified by The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Field based farm training will be provided to the students.

B.Sc Agricultural Science (Honors)

Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility: Minimum 60% Marks in 10 +2 with PCM/PCB/PCMB/ Agriculture (P-Physics, C-Chemistry, M-Mathematics, B-Biology) from any recognized Board/University. Scholarship is available for meritorious students (T&C Apply).

  • Candidates are requested to check Eligibility criteria for the respective courses which are indicated in the Admission Policy under Admissions menu in the home page. You can also refer the following URL to refer the same.  


  • You need to apply online through our website by visiting any of the following links in “Apply for Online Admission” which is under Admission menu in the home page.
  • For admission to JIS University courses, students have to qualify in JIS University Entrance Examination (JISUEE) 2020 (ONLINE Exam). This exam is conducted either at the University campus at Agarpara or can be given by the candidate sitting at home, weekly every Saturday (11 am to 1 pm).
  • The Result of this Online Exam is declared within 48 working hours of the examination and is intimated to the students individually by email by the Admission department. Generally candidates are advised to take admission for the respective course in the University within 7 days of declaring the Exam result.
  • Scholarship is awarded based on the result of the minimum Qualifying exam (as per Eligibility criteria of the respective courses) and performance in entrance exam. Accordingly fees are applicable for Admission.

Career opportunities in Agriculture Science and Technology Agricultural science involves research and development on production,processing, productivity of crops and products for consumers. Agriculture sector is not only about scientific research and development. It provides roles for students with business backgrounds as well. The traditional career opportunities are there in;

  • Government Departments
  • Research and education
  • Nationalized banks
  • Agri-input industry and Government and Policy making Agencies
  • Agribusiness, Food Processing, Financial Sector and Retailing
  • International trade
  • Rural credit and insurance
  • Warehousing and commodities
  • NGO, and the Corporate Sector

The opportunities related to a degree in agriculture are increasing not only in India but also globally.

Students who have secured 90% marks or above in Higher Secondary Examination (10 + 2) or equivalent qualified examination from any other recognized Board is entitled to 50% scholarship.

Students who have secured 70%-89% marks in Higher Secondary Examination (10 + 2) or equivalent qualified examination from any other recognized Board is entitled to 20% scholarship.

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