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Programs

Presently, SAST offers B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.), a four (04) years professional Under Graduate degree program. It deals with agriculture and a multitude of allied and related disciplines over a wider perspective.

 

Departments& Disciplines

We offer various theoretical and practical sessions in following specialised subject matters

1. Agronomy 

2. Genetics & Plant Breeding 

3. Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

4. Agricultural Entomology

5. Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management 

6. Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry

7. Plant Pathology 

8. Horticulture 

9. Agricultural Extension

10. Agricultural Statistics & Information Technology

11. Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

12. Environmental Sciences

13. Animal Sciences 

14. Nutrition & Food Technology

15. Humanities 

 

Academic Calendar

  • Admissions & academic classes of Under Graduate programs start from 2nd week of August every year
  • An academic year consists of 2 semesters (commencing July/August 2019 and December 2019)
  • A semester consists of a minimum of 110 working days
  • Each credit hour represents one-hour lecture or 2 hours of laboratory or field practical sessions each week in a semester
  • For a theory lecture, one lecture represents one attendance, while a practical session avails two attendance
  • For most of the courses, 50 % of the score comes from Internal Continuous Assessment (ICA) and the remaining from Term End Examination (TEE)
  • The ICA consists of two mid-term tests (MTT; 15 marks each) and one practical exam (PE; 20 marks)
  • The final examinations of the semester, termed Term End Examination (TEE; 50 marks) for each course shall be conducted at the end of each semester
  • For courses such as experiential learning, study tours, etc. only ICA (100 marks) will be present
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) shall be done on a 10-point scale

 

Student Resource Book (SRB)

SRB empathises the guiding principles, rules and regulations designed for smooth conduct of school, sessions and academic programs

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Practical and Skill Based Training

The course offered by different departments is taught to the students on credit basis, which includes modules for both theory and practical. The practical component helps the students to practice in the actual field, the theoretical concepts they learned will be handy in diagnosing the cause‒effect relationship of field problems.

 

Educational Tours

Technology and globalization are ushering an era of unprecedented change. The need and pressure for change and innovation is immense. To enrich the practical knowledge of the students, Educational tours shall be mandatory. Students also get an exposure to various research institutes in the country and earns an opportunity to interact with various personalities. In this process, students will inculcate objective, goals and facilities of the institutes. Also, the achievements, industrial and agribusiness perspective will be understood and must be presented as tour reports and oral presentations. The educational tours will make the students to reorient their thinking at a national or global level in various fields of interest.

 

Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)

The Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) is a set of modules to bring students for experiencing the rural livelihood at grass-root levels. It helps the students primarily to understand the rural situations, status of agricultural technologies adopted by farmers, prioritize the farmers’ problems and analysis, prepare farm and village development plans and to develop skills & attitude of working with farm families for overall development in rural area. The main objectives of this programme are:

  • To provide an opportunity to the students in understanding the rural setting in relation to agriculture and allied activities
  • To make the students familiar with socio-economic conditions of the farmers and their problems
  • To learn the diagnosis of various pest, disease or physiological problems faced by the crops
  • To fine tune the ability to suggest the remedies in a way similar to the prescription given by doctor
  • To acquaint students with on-going extension and rural development Programs
  • To develop communication skills of students by using various extension teaching methods in transfer of technology
  • To develop confidence and competence to solve agricultural problems 

 

Experiential Learning Program

Experiential Learning Program (ELP) has been introduced at Under Graduate studies with the specific objective of learning by hands-on participation, by trying, making errors, and gradually narrowing the margin between failure and success. Work-based experiential learning through agriculture related supervised experiences provide practical, real-world experiences in agriculture, develop positive work ethics, and meet realistic occupational expectations. ELP helps the students to develop competence, capability, capacity building, acquiring skills, expertise, and confidence to start their own enterprise and turn job creators instead of job seekers. ELP is an important module for high quality professional competence and practical work experience in real life situation to Graduates. This module with entrepreneurial orientation of production and product to market pattern is expected to create a greater number of job providers rather than job seekers in the country.

 

           
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