Brief History of the Degree Programme

Name of the programme  : B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture / B.Sc (Ag)  

Year of start                       :B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture- 2017; B.Sc (Ag.) – 1989

Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute (ADAC&RI) is a constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. It was first started in Kumulur, Lalgudi Taluk of Trichirappalli district with an annual intake of 40 studentsin the year 1989. Later, the college was shifted to NavalurKuttapattu, Srirangam Taluk of Trichirappalli Districtin 1992, in the erstwhile Soil Salinity Research Centre campus. In 1995, a new academic block was constructed with class rooms and laboratories to which the college was shifted in the same campus.

The college has five departments offering undergraduate courses for B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture and postgraduate programmes in Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant breeding and genetics and Entomology. However, advance research, education and extension activities have been carried out in 23 subject disciplines. There are 51 faculty member who constitute the prime scientific manpower requirement to cater to the needs of the farming community and to contribute for agricultural development. Besides there are three lab assistants, 18 technicians and 26 provincialized skilled mazdoors supporting the administrative, teaching, research and extension activities of the college.

Objectives of the programme

  • To produce graduates with better understanding of agriculture and allied sciences and technologies for sustainable agricultural production.
  • To impart agricultural education to the students’ community by creating a sustained platform.

Accomplishments

The college was awarded ‘Best College’ of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) during the year 2014. Total number of 1354 students have graduated in this college since inception. The alumni from this college are working in Agriculture Department Government of Tamil Nadu, State Agricultural Universities (SAU), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), public and private sector banks and private agribusiness firms. About 20 alumni of this college are serving in various capacities in the Indian civil service.

Classrooms and Laboratories

Four ICT enabled class rooms with a seating capacity of 110 each are available for taking classes for the B.Sc.(Hons)Agriculture/B.Sc.(Ag)courses. The class rooms are equipped with LCD Projector Computer, podium with public address system and wifi facility.

All the major departments have their own laboratory for the conduct of practical classes for UG and PG students. The machineries and equipments in each laboratory are presented in this section.

Courses for I Semester

S. No

Course code Course Title

Credit load

1

AGR 101

Fundamentals of Agronomy and Agricultural Heritage

1+1

2

BIC 101

Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry

2+1

3

SAC 101

Fundamentals of Soil Science

2+1

4

FOR 111

Introduction to Forestry

1+ 1

5

ENG 101

Comprehension & Communication Skills in English

1+1

6

HOR 111

Fundamentals of Horticulture

1+1

7

MAT 111

Elementary Mathematics

1+1

8

PBG 101

 Introduction to Agricultural Botany

1+1

9

AEX101

Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology

2+0

10

TAM101/

ENG101

Development Education

0+1

11

NSS/NCC 101

NSS/NCC

0+1*

12

PED 101

Physical Education

0+1*

13

PED102

Yoga for human excellence

0+1*

Total

12+9=21

    *Non-gradial courses compulsory courses

Courses for II Semester

S. No

Course code Course Title

Credit load

1

SWE 101

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

2+1

2

CRP 101

Fundamentals of crop Physiology

2+1

3

AEC 101

Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics

1+1

4

PAT   101

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

2+1

5

AEX 102 Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education

2+1

6

FSN 111

Principles of Food Science and Nutrition

1+1

7

FMP 111

Farm Machinery and Power

1+1

8

AGR 102

Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change

1+1

9

HOR 112

 Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops

1+1

10

RSG 101

Geo- informatics for Precision Farming

1+0

11

NSS/NCC 101

NSS/NCC

0+1*

12

PED 101

Physical Education

0+1*

Total

14+9=23

*Non-gradial courses compulsory courses

Courses for III Semester

S. No

Course code Course Title

Credit load

1

AGM 201

Fundamentals of Microbiology

2+1

2

AEN 201

Fundamentals of Entomology 

2+1

3

SST 201

Principles of Seed Technology

2+1

4

AGR 201

Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif crops)

1+1

5

HOR 211

Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices

1+1

6

ENS 201

Environmental Studies & Disaster Management

2+1

7

AMP 201

Livestock and Poultry Management

2+1

8

AEC 201

Farm Management, Production & Resource Economics

1+1

9

SAC 201 

Soil Resource Inventory

1+1

10

AGR 202

Study tour Non gradial compulsory 

0+1*

11

NSS/NCC 101

NSS/NCC

0+1*

12

PED 101

Physical Education

0+1*

Total

14+9=23

*Non-gradial courses compulsory courses

Courses for IV Semester

S. No

Course code Course Title

Credit load

1

PBG 201

Fundamentals of Genetics

2+1

2

AEX 201

Communication Skills and Personality Development

1+1

3

MAT 211

Statistical Methods

1+1

4

PAT 201

Principles of plant disease management 

1+1

5

AEN 202

Beneficial insects and Principles of Insect pest management 

2+1

6

AGR 203

Crop Production Technology – II (Rabi crops)

1+1

7

ERG 211

Renewable Energy

1+0

8

AGR 204

Farming System & Sustainable Agriculture

1+1

9

SAC 202

Problematic soils and their management 

2+0

10

HOR 212

Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping                                     

1+1

11

ANM 201 

Introductory Nematology

1+1

12

NST 201

Fundamentals and Applications of nanotechnology

1+0

13

NSS/NCC 101

NSS/NCC

0+1*

14

PED 101

Physical Education

0+1*

Total

15+9=24

*Non-gradial courses compulsory courses

Courses for V Semester

S. No

Course code Course Title

Credit load

1

PBG 301

Fundamentals of Plant Breeding

2+1

2

AEC 301

Agricultural Marketing Trade & Prices

2+1

3

AGM 301

Soil and Applied Microbiology

1+1

4

PAT 301

Diseases of Field and Horticultural crops and their management

1+1

5

AEX 301

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication

1+1

6

AGR 301 

Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops)

0+2

7

HOR 311 

Post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetable crops 

1+1

8

SAC 301

Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management

2+1

9

ABT 301

Plant Bio technology

2+1

10

AGR 302

Rainfed Agriculture & Watershed Management

1+1

11

NCC 101

NCC*

Total

13+11=24

*Non-gradial courses compulsory courses 

Courses for VI Semester

S. No

Course code Course Title

Credit load

1

AEC 302

Agricultural Finance and Co-Operation

2+1

2

PAT 302

Diseases of Field crops and Horticultural crops and their Management

2+1

3

COM 311

Agriculture Informatics

1+1

4

ENS 301

Environmental Pollution and Management

1+1

5

APE 311

Post-Harvest and Food Engineering

1+1

6

AEN 301

Pests of Crops and Stored grain and their Management         

2+1

7

AGR 303

Practical Crop Production – II (Rabi crops)

0+2

8

AGR 304

Principles of Organic Farming

1+1

9

PBG 302

Crop Improvement 

2+1

10

OPT 301

Optional Course

1+1

11

NCC 101

NCC*

Total

13+11=24

*Non-gradial courses compulsory courses 

Courses for VII Semester

(RAWE Programme)

S. No.

Rural Agricultural Work Experience and Agro-industrial Attachment(RAWE &AIA)

Activities No. of weeks Credit Hours
1 General orientation & On campus training by different faculties 1 20
2 Village attachment/ Unit attachment in Univ./ College. KVK/ Res. Stn. 8
3 Agro-Industrial Attachment 2
4 Project Report Preparation, Presentation and Evaluation 2 1
Total weeks for RAWE & AIA 13 21

Courses for VIII Semester

(Experiential Learning Programme/ HOT)
ICAR TNAU
S.No Module Credit Hrs. Module Credit Hrs.

1

Module-I

0+10

Module-I

0+10

2

Module-II

0+10

Module-II

0+10

Total

20 (0+20)

Total

0+20

Abstract of the Courses

Semester

TNAU Courses

I

12+9=21

II

14+9=23

III

14+9=23

IV

15+9=24

V

13+11=24

VI

13+11=24

VII

0+21=21

VIII

0+20=20

Total

81+99=180

DEPARTMENT WISE DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES

Department 

ICAR

TNAU

No. of courses 

Credit Hours No. of courses 

Credit Hours

Agronomy

9

19

9

18

Nano tech & RSGIS

1

2

2

2

Plant Breeding and Genetics

5

13

5

14

Soil Science and Agrl. Chemistry

3

8

4

10

Entomology

3

9

3

9

Nematology

1

2

Economics

4

10

4

10

Agrl. Engineering

4

8

4

8

Plant Pathology

4

13

4

10

Horticulture

5

10

4

10

Food Science

1

2

1

2

Agrl. Extension

4

9

4

9

Bio chemistry & Bio technology

1

3

2

6

Crop physiology

1

3

1

3

Agrl. microbiology

1

2

2

5

Environmental Science

1

3

2

5

Forestry

1

2

1

2

Statistics

1

2

1

2

Maths

1

2

1

2

Computer Science

1

2

1

2

IPR

1

1

Animal Husbandry

1

4

1

3

Language

1

2

3

3

NSS/NCC/Yoga/PED

3

Non gradial

3

Non gradial

Tour

2

Non gradial

2

Non gradial

Project

1

1

RAWE

1

20

1

20

Experiential learning

2

20

2

20

Human values and ethics

1

1

Elective course

3

9

1

2

Total

66

180/183

69

180

LIST OF EXPERIENTIAL COURSES

S. No.

Titles of the module

Credits

1

Bio-agents and Bio-fertilizer production

0+10

2

Hybrid Seed Production in Vegetables Crops

0+10

3

On Farm Advisory for Soil Health, Water Quality & Plant Nutrition

0+10

4

Commercial Beekeeping

0+10

5

Commercial Cocoon Production

0+10

6

Commercial Plant Tissue Culture

0+10

7

Commercial Nursery Technology of Horticultural Crops

0+10

8

Commercial Landscape Gardening

0+10

9

Commercial production of Bio-control agents

0+10

10

Commercial mushroom production

0+10

11

Commercial broiler and layer production

0+10

12

Commercial seed production

0+10

13

Hybrid pearl millet seed production

0+10

14

Hybrid rice parental line seed production

0+10

15

Managerial skill for Agribusiness

0+10

16

Export Import and Protection of Property Rights in Agriculture

0+10

17

Development of Integrated Farming system Model

0+10

18

Protected cultivation of Vegetable crops

0+10

19

Composting technology

0+10

20

Utilization of Rearing Bed Refuse, Pupae and Unreelable Cocoons

0+10

21

Agri-business management

0+10

Optional courses

A student can select one optional course out of the following offered during VI semester.

Optional courses for 2 credits
S.No Courses Credit Hours

1

Applied Crop Physiology

2 (1+1)

2

Designer fertilizer Production

2 (1+1)

3

Rejuvenation of Deteriorated lands

2 (1+1)

4

Soilless crop production

2 (1+1)

5

Instrumental methods of analysis

2 (1+1)

6

Seed entrepreneurship skill development and management

2 (1+1)

7

Production Technology of Field Crops

2 (1+1)

8

Weed and water management

2 (1+1)

9

Plant Genetic Resources Collection, Conservation and Utilization

2 (1+1)

10

Commercial Production of Nematode Antagonistic bio-agents

2 (1+1)

11

Downstream Processing for Industrially Important Microbial Products

2 (1+1)

12

Microbial Enzymes

2 (1+1)

13

Microbial Quality and Safety of Foods

2 (1+1)

14

Plant –Microbe Interaction

2 (1+1)

15

Quality Control of Bio-inoculants

2 (1+1)

16

Crop and Pesticide chemistry

2 (1+1)