JIS University

Welcome to School of Agricultural Science

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Certified

Vision

To become world leader by establishing centres of excellence in the fields of higher education, research, entrepreneurship and skill development. Our vision is a future in which all young people have the chance to reach their full potential through satisfying careers that will enable them to significantly contribute to the society and the nation.

Mission

The mission of the university is to prepare quality human resource and to provide world class graduates through quality proper education, training and exposure.

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).

Prof. D. D. Patra

DD Patra

The agricultural sector is getting more complex due to staggering increase in population, globalization, urbanization, impact of climate change, expanding demand of food, sustaining food security and nutrition security. World population is expected to be enhanced to 6 billion by 2150 requiring another 50% increase in food production. As per FAO Report, Indian population is going to surpass China’s population in less than 10-year time. On the other hand, land area is tremendously decreasing due to rapid urbanization, industrialization and degradation of natural resources resulting in stagnation or declining in food productivity. There is a need to develop technologies to have more crops per unit area of land, unit amount of fertilizer, unit volume of water and unit of energy. Climate change is expected to decline decrease crop productivity, enhance infestation of crops with insect pests and diseases. Situation necessitates a renewed thrust for better quality higher agricultural education, research and extension. The need of the hour is to have human capital of highly qualified, motivated, devoted and well-trained agricultural graduates to meet the challenges.

In this context, JIS University is determined to produce high quality agricultural graduates and budding scientists, teachers, and entrepreneurs armed with best quality training by highly qualified teachers, supported with well-equipped laboratories, library, smart classrooms and sprawling teaching and research farm. I sincerely hope that the students will get top quality training, exposure and work on hand experience in the School of Agriculture under JIS University, one of the leading and very organized Teaching Hub in the country. Our mission includes fostering all-round development of students through multi-faceted education and sustained engagement with local, national and global communities, and nurture lifelong inspired learners from across the globe in line with our cultural idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

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.

India is an Agricultural Country. Agriculture and its allied activities act as main source of livelihood for more than 80% population of rural India. It provides employment to approximately 70% of labour in cultivation and processing. Its contribution to Gross Domestic product (GDP) is about 29%.At the time of Independence, and after that up to 1960s India faced severe food grain shortage. Thanks to Green Revolution, India achieved spectacular growth in agricultural production. India today is self-sufficient in most of the food grains despite population increase. The food grain production of India increased from 51 million tons in 1950 to about record 300 million tons in 2019-20. The main enigma is still there in staggering increase in population. Indian population is expected to surpass the population of China by next ten years.

In order to sustain the food security and nutrition security, diversify and realize the potential of agriculture sectors, it is necessary to develop skilled human resources. There is a need of dedicated and well-trained Agricultural Graduates.

Indian Agriculture needs modern technologies to sustain food security and nutrition security to 1.40 billion Indians. Agrotechnology and Agrotechnicians will be in high demand to bring a second Green Revolution. Besides, there are plenty of scope for agricultural graduates both in public and private sectors and making it more with yet higher studies e.g M Sc(Ag) and PhD in different subjects.

 

Careers Scope and Opportunities for Agriculture Graduates

B.Sc Agriculture graduates have ample job opportunities in the government as well as private sector.

Nationalized Banks

Agricultural Field Officer/Assistant Manager, Probationary Officer

State Governments

Assistant Directorate of Agriculture (ADA), Agricultural Officer, Farm Manager

Corporate Sectors

Seed producing Companies, Companies producing Agri-chemicals, Bio fertilizers, Microbial fertilizers, etc

Higher education (MSc and PhD)

Agriculture Research Scientist (ARS),

Assistant Professor in Universities,

Post-Doctoral research,

Subject Matter Specialist in different Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)

Extension Officer

Plant Protection officer

Food Safety officer

Officer in Quality Assurance in Related Fields

Extension Officer

And many more…

The agriculture sector is becoming more modern, scientific and technology-oriented. Shifting farm structures, changing demographics in the food production system, evolving biotechnology strategies, resource management strategies, are playing a major role in the food production and management systems. Specialization in agriculture opens up a world of possibilities for students who have chosen to pursue education in Agriculture.

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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