B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Of Agriculture 2023-24

In this post b sc agriculture 3rd semester syllabus of agriculture subjects is given for 2023-24. 

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BSc Agriculture 3rd Semester syllabus 2023-24

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Of Crop Production Technology 1 (Kharif Crops)


  • Origin, geographical distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic requirements, varieties, cultural practices and yield of Kharif crops. Cereals - rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet, pulses-pigeonpea, mungbean and urdbean; oilseeds- til, groundnut, and soybean; fiber crops- cotton & jute; forage crops-sorghum, cowpea, cluster bean and napier.


  • Rice nursery preparation, transplanting of rice, sowing of soybean, pigeon pea and mungbean. Maize, groundnut and cotton, the effect of seed size on germination. Effect of sowing depth on germination of Kharif crops, identification of weeds in Kharif season crops, top dressing and foliar feeding of nutrients, study of yield contributing characters and yield calculation of Kharif season crops, the study of crop varieties and important agronomic experiments at the experimental farm. Visit research centers related to crops.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Practical Crop Production 1 Kharif Crops


  • Crop planning, raising field crops in multiple cropping systems: Field preparation, seed, treatment, nursery raising, sowing, nutrient, water and weed management and management of insect-pests diseases of crops, harvesting, threshing, drying winnowing, storage and marketing of produce. The emphasis will be given to seed production, mechanization, resource conservation and integrated nutrient, insect-pest and disease management technologies. Preparation of balance sheet including cost of cultivation, net returns per student as well as per team of 8-10 students.

B.sc Agriculture 3rd Semester Syllabus Of Plant Breeding


  • Historical development, concept, nature and role of plant breeding, major achievements and future prospects; Genetics in relation to plant breeding, modes of reproduction and apomixes, self-incompatibility and male sterility- genetic consequences. Domestication, Acclimatization and Introduction; Centres of origin/diversity, components of Genetic variation; Heritability and genetic advance; Genetic basis and breeding methods in self-pollinated crops - mass and pure line selection, hybridization techniques and handling of segregating population; Multiline concept. Concepts of population genetics and Hardy-Weinberg Law; Genetic basis and methods of breeding cross-pollinated crops, modes of selection; Population improvement Schemes-Ear to row method, Modified Ear to Row, recurrent selection. Heterosis and inbreeding depression, development of inbred lines and hybrids, composite and synthetic varieties; Breeding methods in asexually propagated crops, clonal selection and hybridization; Maintenance of breeding records and data collection; Wide hybridization and pre-breeding; Polyploidy in relation to plant breeding, mutation breeding-methods and uses; Breeding for important biotic and abiotic stresses; Biotechnological tools-DNA markers and marker-assisted selection.


  • Plant Breeder's kit, Study of germplasm of various crops. Study of floral structure of self-pollinated and cross-pollinated crops. To work out the mode of pollination in a given crop and the extent of natural out-crossing. Prediction of performance of double cross hybrids. Emasculation and hybridization techniques in self & cross-pollinated crops. Consequences of inbreeding on the genetic structure of resulting populations. Study of male sterility system. Handling of segregation populations. Methods of calculating mean, range, variance, standard deviation, and heritability. Designs and their analysis in plant breeding experiments.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Of Agricultural Microbiology


  • Introduction of Microbial world: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes. Bacteria: cell structure, chemoautotrophy, photo autotrophy, growth. Bacterial genetics: Genetic recombination- transformation, conjugation and transduction, plasmids, transposon. Role of microbes in soil fertility and crop production: Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulphur cycles. Biological nitrogen fixation- symbiotic, associative and symbiotic. Azolla, blue-green algae and mycorrhiza. Rhizosphere and phyllosphere. Microbes in human welfare: biofertilizers, biopesticides, biofuel production and biodegradation. Microbial degradation of organic matter in soil. Cellulose decomposing micros for composed preparation & vermin composition. Soil organisms: macro and microorganisms, their beneficial and harmful effects.


  • Introduction to microbiology laboratory and its equipment; principles of microscopy. Methods of sterilization. Nutritional media and their preparations. Enumeration of microbial population in soil- bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes. Methods of isolation and purification of microbial cultures. Isolation of Rhizobium from legume root nodule. Isolation of Azotobacter from soil. Isolation of Azospirillum from roots. Isolation of BGA. Staining and microscopic examination of microbes.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Of Agriculture Finance And Cooperation


  • Agricultural Finance- meaning, scope and significance, credit needs and its role in Indian agriculture. Agricultural credit: meaning, definition, need, classification. Credit analysis: 4 R's, and 3C's of credits. Sources of agricultural finance: institutional and non-institutional sources, commercial banks, social control and nationalization of commercial banks, microfinancing including K.CC. Lead bank scheme, RRBs, Scale of finance and unit cost. An introduction to higher financing institutions - RBI, NABARD, ADB, IMF, World Bank, Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India. Cost of credit. Recent development in agricultural credit. Preparation and analysis of financial statements - Balance Sheet and Income Statement. Basic guidelines for preparation of project reports- Bank norms - SWOT analysis. Agricultural Cooperation - Meaning, a brief history of cooperative development in India, objectives, principles of cooperation, and significance of cooperatives in Indian agriculture. Agricultural Cooperation in India- credit, marketing, consumer and multipurpose cooperatives, farmers' service cooperative societies, processing cooperatives, farming cooperatives, cooperative warehousing; role of ICA, NCUI, NCDC, NAFED.


  • Determination of the most profitable level of capital use. Optimum allocation of limited amount of capital among different enterprises. Analysis of progress and performance of cooperatives using published data. Analysis of progress and performance of commercial banks and RRBs using published data. Visit a commercial bank, cooperative bank and cooperative society to acquire firsthand knowledge of their management, schemes and procedures. Estimation of credit requirement of farm business - A case study. Preparation and analysis of balance sheet - A case study. Preparation and analysis of income statement - A case study. Appraisal of a loan proposal - A case study. Techno-economic parameters for preparation of projects. Preparation of Bankable projects for various agricultural products and their value-added products. Seminar on selected topics.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Of Farm Machinery And Power


  • Status of Farm Power in India, Sources of Farm Power, I.C. engines, working principles of I C engines, comparison of two-stroke and four-stroke cycle engines, Study of different components of I.C. engine, I.C. engine terminology and solved problems, Familiarization with different systems of I.C. engines: Air cleaning, cooling, lubrication, fuel supply and hydraulic control system of a tractor, Familiarization with Power transmission system: clutch, gearbox, differential and final drive of a tractor, Tractor types, Cost analysis of tractor power and attached implement, Familiarization with Primary and Secondary Tillage implement, Implement for hill agriculture, implement for intercultural operations, Familiarization with sowing and planting equipment, calibration of a seed drill and solved examples, Familiarization with Plant Protection equipment, Familiarization with harvesting and threshing equipment.


  • Study of different components of I.C. engine. To study the air cleaning and cooling system of the engine, Familiarization with the clutch, transmission, differential and final drive of a tractor, Familiarization with the lubrication and fuel supply system of the engine, Familiarization with brake, steering, the hydraulic control system of the engine, Learning of tractor driving, Familiarization with the operation of power tiller, Implements for hill agriculture, Familiarization with different types of primary and secondary tillage implements: mold plough, disc plough and disc harrow. Familiarization with seedcum-fertilizer drills their seed metering mechanism and calibration, planters and transplanters Familiarization with different types of sprayers and dusters Familiarization with different inter-cultivation equipment, Familiarization with harvesting and threshing machinery.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Of Integrated Disease Management


  • Categories of diseases, IDM: Introduction, history, importance, concepts, principles and tools of IDM. Economic importance of, diseases and Methods of detection and diagnosis of and diseases. Calculation and dynamics of economic injury level and importance of Economic threshold level. Methods of control: Host plant resistance, cultural, mechanical, physical, legislative, biological and chemical control. Survey surveillance and forecasting of diseases. Safety issues in fungicide uses. Political, social and legal implications of IDM.


  • Methods of diagnosis and detection of plant diseases, Methods of plant disease measurement, Assessment of crop yield losses, calculations based on economics of IDM, Identification of biocontrol agents, different predators and natural enemies. Identification and nature of damage of important diseases and their management. Plan & assess preventive strategies (IDM module) and decision making, crop monitoring attacked by diseases. Farmers' fields visit.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Environmental Studies & Disaster Management


  • Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies Definition, scope and importance. Natural Resources: Renewable and non-renewable resources, Natural resources and associated problems. a) Forest resources: Use and over-exploitation, deforestation, case studies. Timber extraction, mining, dams and their effects on forest and tribal people. b) Water resources: Use and over-utilization of surface and ground water, floods, drought, conflicts over water, dams-benefits and problems. c) Mineral resources: Use and exploitation, environmental effects of extracting and using mineral resources, case studies. d) Food resources: World food problems, changes caused by agriculture and overgrazing, effects of modern agriculture, fertilizer-pesticide problems, water logging, salinity, case studies. e) Energy resources: Growing energy needs, renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, use of alternate energy sources. Case studies. f) Land resources: Land as a resource, land degradation, man-induced landslides, soil erosion and desertification. Role of an individual in the conservation of natural resources. Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles. Ecosystems: Concept of an ecosystem, Structure and function of an ecosystem, Producers, consumers and decomposers, Energy flow in the ecosystem. Ecological succession, Food chains, food webs and ecological pyramids. Introduction, types, characteristic features, structure and function of the following ecosystem: a. Forest ecosystem b. Grassland ecosystem c. Desert ecosystem d. Aquatic ecosystems (ponds, streams, lakes, rivers, oceans, estuaries), Biodiversity and its conservation: - Introduction, definition, genetic, species & ecosystem diversity and biogeographical classification of India. 
  • Value of biodiversity: consumptive use, productive use, social, ethical, aesthetic and option values. Biodiversity at global, National and local levels, India as a megadiversity nation. Hot spots of biodiversity. Threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, man-wildlife conflicts. Endangered and endemic species of India. Conservation of biodiversity: In-situ and Ex-situ conservation of biodiversity. 
  • Environmental Pollution: definition, cause, effects and control measures of: a. Air pollution b. Water pollution c. Soil pollution d. Marine pollution e. Noise pollution f. Thermal pollution g. Nuclear hazards. 
  • Solid Waste Management: causes, effects and control measures of urban and industrial wastes. Role of an individual in the prevention of pollution. Social Issues and the Environment: From Unsustainable to Sustainable Development, Urban problems related to energy, Water conservation, rainwater harvesting, watershed management. Environmental ethics: Issues and possible solutions, climate change, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents and holocaust. dies. Wasteland reclamation. Consumerism and waste products. Environment Protection Act. Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act. Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act. Wildlife Protection Act. Forest Conservation Act. Issues involved in the enforcement of environmental legislation. Public awareness. Human Population and the Environment: population growth, variation among nations, population explosion, Family Welfare Programme. Environment and human health: Human Rights, Value Education, HIV/AIDS. Women and Child Welfare. Role of Information Technology in Environment and human health.

Disaster Management 

  • Natural Disasters- Meaning and nature of natural disasters, their types and effects. Floods, drought, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, Heat and cold waves, Climatic change: global warming, ozone depletion. Man-Made DisastersNuclear disasters, chemical disasters, biological disasters, building fires, coal fires, forest fires, oil fires, air pollution, water pollution, deforestation, industrial wastewater pollution.
  • Disaster Management- Effect to migrate natural disasters at national and global levels. International strategy for disaster reduction. Concept of disaster management, national disaster management framework; financial arrangements; the role of NGOs, community-based organizations and media. Central, state, district and local administration.


  • Pollution case studies. Case Studies- Fieldwork: Visit a local area to document environmental assets river/ forest/ grassland/ hill/ mountain, visit a local polluted siteUrban/Rural/Industrial/Agricultural, the study of common plants, insects, birds and study of simple ecosystems-pond, river, hill slopes, etc.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Statistics Method


  • Introduction to Statistics and its Applications in Agriculture, Graphical Representation of Data, Measures of Central Tendency and dispersion, Definition of Probability, Addition and Multiplication Theorem (without proof). Simple Problems Based on Probability. Binomial & Poisson Distributions, Definition of Correlation, Scatter Diagram. Karl Pearson's Coefficient of Correlation. Linear Regression Equations. Introduction to Test of Significance, One sample & two sample test t for Means, ChiSquare Test of Independence of Attributes in 2 x2 Contingency Table. Introduction to Analysis of Variance, Analysis of One Way Classification. Introduction to Sampling Methods, Sampling versus Complete Enumeration, Simple Random Sampling with and without replacement, Use of Random Number Tables for selection of Simple Random Sample.


  • Graphical Representation of Data. Measures of Central Tendency (Ungrouped data) with Calculation of Quartiles, Deciles and Percentiles. Measures of Central Tendency (Grouped data) with Calculation of Quartiles, Deciles and Percentiles. Measures of Dispersion (Ungrouped Data). Measures of Dispersion (Grouped Data). Moments, Measures of Skewness & Kurtosis (Ungrouped Data). Moments, Measures of Skewness & Kurtosis (Grouped Data). Correlation & Regression Analysis. Application of One Sample t-test. Application of Two Sample Fisher's t-test. Chi-Square test of Goodness of Fit. Chi-Square test of Independence of Attributes for 2 x2 contingency table. Analysis of Variance One Way Classification. Analysis of Variance Two Way Classification. Selection of random sample using Simple Random Sampling.

B.sc Ag 3rd Sem Syllabus Dairy Science

UNIT 1. 

  • General: Concept of Dairying, Dairying in India, Dairy development in different five-year plans. 

UNIT 2. 

  • Dairy production statistics, Cleaning and sanitization of dairy equipment. 

UNIT 3. 

  • Dairy cooperatives, Functioning of dairy cooperatives societies, Functioning of Anand Pattern, White revolution, Objectives and achievements of operation flood. 

UNIT 4. 

  • Milk and its secretion, Transportation and milk distribution, pricing policy of milk, platform tests, Filtration, Straining and Clarification of milk, Standardization, Milk adulteration and its detection, Common preservatives of milk and their detection, Legal standards of milk. Factors affecting the quality and quantity of milk, Nutritive value of milk and milk product. 

UNIT 5. 

  • Basic principles of refrigeration and cold storage of milk and milk products. Common adulterants of ghee, khoa and their detection.


  • A sampling of milk, C.O.B. Test, M.B.R. Test, Sediment test, Problems on Standardization, Detection of adulterants viz. water, starch, sucrose, urea, detergent and refined oil, Problems on adulteration, Hansa Test, Detection of preservatives, Alcohol test, Acidity of milk.

B.sc Ag Third Sem Syllabus Fundamental Of Entomology 2

(Insect Ecology & Concepts of IPM)


  • Insect Ecology: Introduction, Environment and its components. Effect of abiotic factors- temperature, moisture, humidity, rainfall, light, atmospheric pressure and air currents. Effect of biotic factors - food competition, natural and environmental resistance.
  • IPM: Categories of pests. Concept of IPM, Practices, scope and limitations of IPM. Classification of insecticides, toxicity of insecticides and formulations of insecticides. Chemical control- importance, hazards and limitations. Recent methods of pest control, repellents, anti-feed ants, hormones, attractants, and gamma radiation. Insecticides Act 1968- Important provisions. Application techniques of spray fluids. Symptoms of poisoning, first aid and antidotes. Survey, surveillance and forecasting of insect pests. Safety issues of pesticide uses.


  • Sampling techniques for estimation of insect population and damage. Insecticides and their formulations. Pesticide appliances and their maintenance.

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