BSc in Plant Science

Objectives
The specific objectives of the program are:
  • To produce adequate and well trained manpower that will regionally, nationally and internationally contribute to generation, dissemination and adoption of improved plant production and protection technologies;
  • To provide students with basic and applied knowledge of natural resources (soils, agricultural waters and forestry); and field, horticultural and industrial crops production and protection;
  • To enable the students understand and comprehend problems in crop production and seek solutions through exposure to research, extension and management;
  • To enable the students gain the skill and knowledge of proper management and conservation of natural resources and protecting the environment;
  • To provide the students with the knowledge of handling plants and their products;
  • To integrate training-research-extension to increase the efficiency of plant technology generation, dissemination and adoption by end-users and, thereby, contribute to the intended regional and national development;
  • To enable students to conduct relevant research in plant science in problems that affect the region and the nations; and
  • To provide professional services to the community and policy makers at large
Entry requirements
Successful candidates as per the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and the hosting university can be admitted

Graduate profile
  • Graduates of the department of plant sciences program are well equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude needed to:
  • Promote and disseminate agricultural technology through training of farmers and extension worker
  • Identify and analyze problems related to plant sciences and devise appropriate solutions
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programs/projects related to plant production, protection and management in sustainable base
  • Involve in research undertakings in the areas of crop production, crop protection, and natural resources
  • Design and conduct trainings for specialized skill and knowledge in areas of plant sciences
  • Assist policy makers and development practitioners on appropriate plant sciences and natural resources management techniques
Graduation requirement 
  • Minimum ECTS for graduation is a total of 180
  • 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (CGPA) overall courses and No “F” grade in any course (s) taken.

Degree nomenclature: Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant sciences

Course Breakdown
 Year 1 Semester I 

Modules

Courses

 

Cr.

ECTS

No of

Way of

Name

Course name

Code

Hr.

weeks

Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

Communicative English I

Enla1011

3(3+0)

5

1-16

Semester

English skill

 

 

 

 

 

wise

 

Introduction to Computer

Comp1031

3(2+3)

5

1-16

Semester

 

and Its applications

 

 

 

 

wise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Civics &

Cest1021

3(3+0)

5

1-16

Semester

 

Ethics

 

 

 

 

wise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basics in

Plant Morphology &

Plsc1011

3(2+3)

5

1-16

Semester

Plant

Anatomy

 

 

 

 

Wise

Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Biochemistry

Plsc1013

3(2+3)

5

1-16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

wise

 

Agricultural Microbiology

Plsc1014

3(2+3)

5

1-16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

wise

Total

 

 

20

30

 

 

 Year 1 Semester II

 

Modules

Courses

 

Cr.

CP

No of

Way of

Name

Course name

Code

Hr.

weeks

Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basics in Plant

Basic Writing Skills

Enla1012

3(3+0)

5

1-16

Semester

Science

 

 

 

 

 

wise

 

Plant Physiology

Plsc1015

3(2+3)

5

1-16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

wise

 

Plant Taxonomy

Plsc1012

2(1+3)

3

1-16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Plant Ecology

Plsc1016

2(2+0)

3

1-16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

wise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soil and Water

Introductory Soils

Plsc1021

3(2+3)

5

1-6

Block

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soil Fertility and

Plsc1022

3

5

7-16

Block

 

 

Plant Nutrition

(2+3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soil and Water

Narm1023

2(2+0)

3

7-16

Block

 

Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

18

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year 2 Semester I

Modules

Courses

 

Cr.

CP

No of

Way of

Name

Course name

Code

Hr.

weeks

Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soil and Water

Principles and

Plsc2024

2(2+0)

3

1-16

Semester wise

Management

Practices of Irrigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crop

Principles of Genetics

Plsc2031

3(2+3)

5

1

– 8

Block

Improvements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Breeding

Plsc2032

3(2+3)

5

9

– 16

Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Plant

Plsc2033

2(1+3)

3

9

– 16

Block

 

Biotechnology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm Machinery

Farm Machinery and

Agen2041

2(2+0)

3

1

- 16

Semester

 

Implements

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Plant Protection

Agricultural

Plsc2051

3(2+3)

5

1

- 16

Semester

 

Entomology

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Plant Pathology

Plsc2052

3(2+3)

5

1

- 16

Semester

 

Total

 

18

29

 

 

 

 Year 2 Semester II

Modules

Courses

 

Cr.

CP

No of

Way of

Name

Course name

Code

Hr.

weeks

Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crop

Seed Science and

Plsc2034

2(1+3)

3

1

– 16

Semester

Improvements

Technology

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Plant Protection

Management of Crop

Plsc2053

3(2+3)

5

1

- 16

Semester

 

Diseases and Insect Pests

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

of Economic Importance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weeds and Their

Plsc2054

3(2+3)

5

1

- 16

Semester

 

Management

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Field Crops

Agro-climatology

Plsc2061

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

Agronomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Field Crops Production

Plsc2062

3(2+3)

5

1

– 16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Industrial Crops

Plsc2063

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

 

Production

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Practical Plant Sciences

Plsc2064

1

2

1

- 16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Forestry &

Introduction to Forestry

Narm2071

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

Agro-forestry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Animal

Introduction to Animal

Plsc2081

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

Production

Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Total

 

 

20

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Semester I

Modules

Courses

 

Cr.

CP

No of

Way of

Name

Course name

Code

Hr.

weeks

Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forestry & Agro-

Agro-forestry Systems

Narm3072

2

3

9 - 16

Block

forestry

and Practices

 

(2+0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horticultural Crops

Coffee. Tea and Spices

Plsc3091

4(3+3)

6

1 - 16

Semester

Production &

Production. and

 

 

 

 

Wise

Processing

Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floriculture and

Plsc3092

2(2+3)

3

1

– 16

Semester

 

Landscaping

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Research

Introduction to

Plsc3101

3

5

1

- 8

Block

Tools and Skills

Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principles, Design and

Plsc3102

3

5

9

- 16

Block

 

Analysis of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experiments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Methods in

Plsc3103

2

3

1

– 8

Block

 

Plant Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Seminar

Plsc3104

1

2

9

– 16

Block

 

Senior Research

Plsc3105

1

2

9

- 16

Block

 

Proposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to

Agec3111

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

 

Economics

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Total

 

 

19

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year 3 Semester II

Modules

Courses

 

Cr.

 

No of

Way of

Name

Course name

Code

CP

week

 

 

 

 

 

Hr.

Delivery

 

 

 

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horticultural

Vegetable Crops Production

Plsc3093

3(2+3)

5

1

Semester

Crops

 

 

 

 

16

Wise

Production &

Fruit Crops Production and

Plsc3094

3

5

1

- 8

Block

Processing

Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Harvest Physiology and

Plsc3095

2

3

9

- 16

Block

 

Handling of Horticultural Crops

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research

Senior Research Report

Plsc3105

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

Tools and Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Farm management

Agec3112

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Entrepreneurship and Agri.

Agec3113

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

 

Business Management

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Agricultural Project Planning,

Agec3114

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

 

Evaluation and Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

 

Rural Sociology and Agricultural

Rdae3115

2

3

1

- 16

Semester

 

Extension

 

 

 

 

 

Wise

Total

 

 

18

29