Faculty of Agriculture

 

Nomenclature of Degree

 

The courses offered should lead to awarding the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) in abbreviated form B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.)

 

Duration of Degree Programme    

 

Each of the degree is a four year Programme divided into 8 academic semesters.

 

Admission

 

Admission to the undergraduate programme will be carried out as per the ordinance regarding admission of students in Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University. The Registrar’s Office will deal with registration as well.

 

Cancellation of admission

 

If a student fails to attend at least 70% of the classes within 21 days of the commencement of classes (Level-I, Semester-I), his/her admission shall automatically stand cancelled.

 

Academic Semester

 

There will be two regular semesters (Semester I and Semester II) in an academic year. The duration of regular semester I & II will be of 22 weeks each. The semester I will start in January and semester II in July of each academic year.

The duration of each semester will be as follows:

Classes

16 weeks

Recess before Semester Final Examination

02 weeks

Semester Final Examination (Theory and Practical (approx)

02 weeks

Result preparation and publication

02 weeks

                                                                       Total                                                                         22 weeks

 

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English

 

Academic Credit

When a student enrolls in Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, he/she shall earn academic credits. In case of theoretical course, one lecture per week per semester (16 weeks) will be equivalent to one credit i.e. for a 3-credit course; there will be three lectures per week. In case of practical course one practical class of three per week will be equivalent to two credits.

 

Types of Courses   

 

The courses included in undergraduate curricula are divided into the following groups:

a) Core/Compulsory courses: In each semester specific number of courses will be offered as courses which are considered as compulsory courses.

b) Elective Courses: there will be a number of courses which will be offered as elective courses.

Students have to complete four elective courses out of a number of elective courses according  to their choice. The chosen elective courses will be treated as compulsory courses.  

 

Limits on the Credit Hours to be taken

 

A student must get enrolled in the core courses designed in each semester. The student may be allowed to enroll up to maximum two elective courses in a single semester. The credit earned in the elective will be added in GPA calculation.

 

Grading System                                                                  

                                                      

Numerical Grade

Latter Grade

Grade Point

80% or above

A+

(A plus)

4.00

75% to Less than 80%

A

(A regular)

3.75

70% to Less than 75%

A-

(A minus)

3.50

65% to Less than 70%

B+

(B plus)

3.25

60% to Less than 65%

B

(B regular)

3.00

55% to Less than 60%

B-

(B minus)

2.75

50% to Less than 55%

C+

(C plus)

2.50

45% to Less than 50%

C

(C regular)

2.25

40% to Less than 45%

D

 

2.00

Less than 40%

F

(Failed)

0.00

 

Distribution of Marks

 

Theory:

 

Fifty percent (50%) of marks of a theoretical course shall be allotted for continuous assessment i.e. class participant/attendance, quizzes/assignment and class tests. The remaining (50%) of the marks will be allotted to Semester Final Examination. The distribution of theory marks for a given course will be as follows:

 

Class participation/attendance

10%

Quizzes/Assignment

10%

1st class test

15%

2nd class test

15%

Semester Final (20% quizzes + 30% descriptive)

50%

Total

100%

 

Practical:

 

Forty five (45%) of marks will be allotted for first practical examination and forty five percent (45%) of marks will be allotted for final practical examination and rest ten percent (10%) of marks will be counted at the end of the semester for class attendance. For practical final examination the internal and external examiners will conduct the examinations. The controller of examination will appoint the external examiners proposed by the Academic Committee of the Department concerned. The practical examinations must include experiments and/or problems, evaluation of practical note book, viva voce and class attendance etc.

Marks for class participation/attendance will be awarded as follows:

 

Attendance

Marks

90% and above

10

85% to less than 90%

9

80% to less than 85%

8

75% to less than 80%

7

70% to less than 75%

6

Less than 70%

0

 

Students having less than 70% of class attendance in any course shall not be allowed to appear in Semester Final Examination and he/she will have to repeat the course3 of that semester in the next available semester with fresh enrollment. The course teacher(s) will send the attendance report for both theoretical and practical courses to the Dean through respective Chairman before filling up the form of Final Examination by the student.

 

Course Layout and Credit Hours for B.Sc.Ag. (Hons.) Degree in the Semester System

 

LEVEL–1: SEMESTER-I

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of  Agronomy

AGRO 101

AGRO 102

2+2

4

Fundamentals of Agricultural Botany

ABOT  103

ABOT  104

2+2

4

Introductory Soil Science

SOIL    105

SOIL    106

2+2

4

Chemistry of fertilizer and  Radio-trace Technique

AGCH  107

AGCH 108

3+2

5

Agricultural Economics

AERS   109

-

3+0

3

 

     TOTAL

12+8

20

Elective Course

English

 

ENGL  131

 

-

 

2+0

 

2

 

LEVEL–1: SEMESTER-II

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Floriculture and Landscaping

HORT 151

HORT 152

2+2

4

Rural Sociology

DEPS 153

-

2+0

2

Chemistry of Biomolecules

BIOC  155

BIOC 156

2+2

4

Introductory Livestock and Poultry Production

ANIM 157

ANIM 158

3+2

5

Farm Mechanics

AGEN 159

AGEN 160

3+2

5

 

     TOTAL

12+8

20

Elective Course

 

Integrated Fish Culture

FISH 181

-

2+0

2

 

LEVEL–2: SEMESTER-I

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Vegetable Production

HORT 201

HORT 202

3+2

5

Cytology and Cytogenetics

GEPB 203

GEPB  203

2+2

4

Introduction to Plant Pathology

PLPA  205

PLPA  206

2+2

4

Introduction to Agricultural Extension

AEIS  207

AEIS  208

2+2

4

Metabolism and Food Nutrition

BIOS 209

BIOS  210

2+2

4

 

     TOTAL

11+10

21

Elective Course

Sustainable Agriculture

AGRO 231

-

2+0

2

Applied Entomology

ENTO 233

-

2+0

2

 

     TOTAL

4+0

4

 

 

LEVEL–2: SEMESTER-II

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Seed Science & Technology

AGRO 251

AGRO 252

2+2

4

Introductory Entomology

ENTO 253

ENTO  254

3+2

5

Soil Classification, Survey and Conservation 

SOIL   255

SOIL   256

2+2

4

Plant Physiology

ABOT 257

ABOT 258

3+2

5

Agro-Forestry

AFES  259

AFES  260

3+2

5

 

     TOTAL

13+10

23

Elective Course

Nursery Management of Horticultural Crops

HORT-281

-

2+0

2

 

LEVEL–3: SEMESTER-I

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Vegetable Seeds and Spices

HORT 301

HORT 302

2+2

4

Genetics

GEPB  305

GEPB 306

3+2

5

Insect Physiology and Pest Management 

ENTO  307

ENTO 308

2+2

4

Agricultural Statistics

AGST  309

AGST 310

3+2

5

In-Vitro Culture

BIOT  359

BIOT  360

3+2

5

 

     TOTAL

13+10

23

Elective Course

Application of GIS in Agriculture

AEIS 383

-

2+0

2

Introduction to Environment

AFES 335

-

2+0

2

 

      TOTAL

4+0

4

 

LEVEL–3: SEMESTER-II

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Soil Physics and Soil Chemistry

SOIL   303

SOIL   304

2+2

4

Weed Science

AGRO 351

AGRO 352

2+2

4

Principles of Plant Pathology & Disease of Field Crops

PLPA  353

PLPA  354

3+2

5

Extension Communication & Technology Transfer

AEIS 355

AEIS  356

3+2

5

Agro-Industrial Chemistry

AGCH 357

AGCH 358

3+2

5

 

     TOTAL

13+10

23

Elective Course

Heterosis and Hybrid Breeding Technology

GEPB 381

-

2+0

2

Computer Packages

AGST 385

-

2+0

2

Medical Entomology

 ENTO 383

 

2+0

2

 

TOTAL

6+0

6

 

LEVEL–4: SEMESTER-I

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Crop Production Technology

AGRO 401

AGRO 402

3+2

5

Soil Fertility & Soil Microbiology

SOIL   403

SOIL   404

3+2

5

Plant Ecology

ABOT 405

ABOT 406

3+2

5

Extension Organization & Management

AEIS   407

AEIS   408

3+2

5

 

     TOTAL

12+8

20

Elective Course

Clinical Plant Pathology

PLPA 431

-

2+0

2

Soil Pollution & Environmental Degradation

SOIL 481

-

2+0

2

 

      TOTAL

4+0

4

 

LEVEL–4: SEMESTER-II

 

Courses

Courses No

Credit Hour

Total

Theory

Practical

Theory + Practical

 

Compulsory Courses

 

 

 

 

Farm and Farming System

AGRO 401

AGRO 402

2+2

4

Fruit Production & Orchard Management

HORT 453

HORT 454

2+2

4

Plant Breeding

GEPB  455

GEPB  456

3+2

5

Disease of horticultural crops & Seed Pathology

PLPA  457

PLPA  458

3+2

5

Insect Ecology & Economic Entomology

ENTO 459

ENTO 460

3+2

5

 

     TOTAL

13+10

23

Elective Course

Genetic Engineering

BIOT 433

-

2+0

2

Agro-climatology

ABOT 483

-

2+0

2

 

      TOTAL

4+0

4

 

 

DEPARTMENT-WIDE COMPULSORY COURSES

Agricultural Botany

08+06=14

Genetics and Plant Breeding

08+06=14

Agricultural Chemistry

06+04=10

Horticulture

10+08=18

Agricultural Extension and Information system

08+06=14

Language

00+00=00

Agroforestry and Environmental Science

03+02=05

Plant Pathology

08+06=14

Agronomy

11+10=21

Soil Science

09+08=17

Fisheries

00+00=00

Animal Production & Management

03+02=05

Biochemistry

04+04=08

Agricultural Economics

03+00=03

Biotechnology

03+02=05

Development & Poverty Studies

02+00=02

Entomology

08+06=14

Agricultural Statistics

03+02=05

Agricultural Engineering

03+02=05

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT-WIDE ELECTIVE COURSES

Agricultural Botany

02

Genetics and Plant Breeding

02

Agricultural Extension and Information system

02

Horticulture

02

Agroforestry and Environmental Science

02

Language

02

Agronomy

02

Plant Pathology

02

Fisheries

02

Soil Science

02

Biotechnology

02

Agricultural Statistics

02

Entomology

02

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours for Compulsory Courses:

 

           1) Theory

= 100

           2) Practical

=   74

           3) Elective

=     8

Total Credit hours for B.Sc.Ag. (Hons.) Courses

= 182

 

 

Total compulsory Courses

=   39

Total Elective Courses

=   13

Total Number of Courses

=   52

 

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