In any developing country, agriculture plays a significant role by transforming traditional cultivation system into a modern one agriculture. With the advancement of science this field is also being enriched with newer practices and ideas. To cope with increasing demand of qualified agriculture graduates this program of the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) of IUBAT University is aimed at to build up well-trained, expert, energetic and enthusiastic men and women. Both in the international area and also in the international job market there are plenty of scopes of working for the agriculture graduates in several agro-based commercial sectors, service sectors besides agricultural farms. The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSAg) program is a blend of agriculture education with social sciences, business and computer technology disciplines.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

The program includes all the components of agriculture science like agronomy, soil science, horticulture, plant protection, agricultural economics, extension and communication, etc. The policy is to develop agriculture graduates capable of working in any area of agriculture service and research, and also in other areas. The program provides preparatory and foundation courses in initial years and professional education in third and fourth years with the options of completing the whole program in IUBAT University or transferring credits after two years of study to IUBAT’s collaborating universities in North America. The academic program is broad and includes courses from basic sciences and other related disciplines. The program requires completion of 145 credit hours of study including field projects, and practicum in the form of internship for a semester.

Transfer of credit at the Bachelor level is possible in North American, Australian, and European universities. However, mid-course unblock transfer arrangements for overseas degrees at the BSAg level have been completed with some universities abroad, details of which are available with International Office of the university.  Transfer credit as well as the degree is eligible for higher studies in any university of the world.

PROGRAM FEES

IUBAT University assesses fees for students on credit hour basis.  Per credit hour tuition fee for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSAg) Program is Tk. 2,100 for local students.  There is an admission fee of Tk. 10,000 paid once at the point of admission to BSAg program.  The rate of other charges such as admissions, semester fee, other activities fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the Financial Information section of this Bulletin.

This section also provides information on financing arrangement including merit-scholarships at the point of admission, in-course fee waiver scholarship, different scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, financial assistance in the form of grants, installment payment, deferred payment student loan etc. The standing IUBAT policy is to cater to needs of all qualified students who aspire for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family through appropriate educational financing arrangement under the concept Knowledge Based Area Development: A Step Towards Community Self-Reliance applies to BSAg program.

The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for international students and special fees for students from SAARC countries and Least Developed Countries (LDC) of Asia and Africa.

DURATION OF STUDY

The minimum requirement for BSAg degree is completion of 145 credit hours plus such courses as recommended by the college after reviewing individual background and usually requires full 4 years to complete for a full-time student. It is possible to graduate earlier with additional course load. A semester is of 16 weeks duration, there are three semesters in a year and as such a full-time student can complete the degree requirements earlier. However, most students take 4 years to complete the program.

COMPREHENSIVE

The comprehensive is being conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive is to test the student’s capability to comprehend the entire program. It consists of a written test and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners. The comprehensive is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify. The students must take comprehensive to fulfill the requirement of the program. The comprehensive is a prerequisite to practicum.

PRACTICUM

CAS places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs. Besides, agricultural science being one among the most applied sciences requires more hand-on field experience and training. On the other hand, agriculture being a research-oriented discipline, the students must be well-conversant in research methodology. In the fourth year of study CAS will place BSAg students as interns with suitable organizations or field projects. This internship is an integral part of BSAg program, with 9 credit hours weight.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

The BSAg degree will be conferred only to the student who has fully complied with the graduation requirements and has applied for it. The requirements are:

  • Completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 153  credit hours in addition to such courses recommended by the college after reviewing individual background
  • Earned at least “C” grade in each of the core, elective, business, visual basics and English courses.
  • Earned at least passing grade “D” in each of the remaining courses
  • Fulfillment of English language requirement through English Language Competency Test (ELCT).
  • Earned a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • completed the practicum with at least a passing grade
  • Earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive
  • Satisfactory behavior and discipline
  • Library and financial clearance from the college and university
  • Dissertation on the Laboratory and field activities

COURSE OFFERINGS

The offerings consist  of the following courses with some options in agriculture and other disciplines.

 


Humanities & Social Sciences
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ART 202 Career Planning & Development-I 1
ART 203 Career Planning & Development-II 1
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSY 105 General Psychology 3
SOC 201 Rural Sociology 3


Physical Sciences
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
MAT 107 Mathematics 4
MAT 147 Applied Calculu 3
STA 240 Statistics 3
PHY 109 General Physics 3
PHY 110 General Physics Lab 1
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3
CHM 116 General Chemistry Lab 1


Computer Science
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computers & Applications 3
CSC 104 Computer Application Lab 1
CSC 151 Visual Basic 3
CSC 152 Visual Basic Lab 1


Business Discipline
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
AGR 391 Agricultural Extension & Communication 3
BUS 201 Business Communications 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3


Agriculture Core
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
AGR 101 Agronomy 3
AGR 102 Agronomy Lab 1
AGR 203 Plant Physiology 3
AGR 204 Plant Physiology Lab 1
AGR 241 Farm Power Mechanics Machineries and Irrigation Technology 3
AGR 271 Farm Management 3
CHM 147 Agricultural Chemistry 3
CHM 148 Agricultural Chemistry Lab 1
ECO 302 Agricultural Economics 3
AGR 321 Plant Nutrition 3
AGR 322 Plant Nutrition Lab 1
AGR 351 Crop Production 3
AGR 352 Crop Production Practice 1
AGR 371 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 3
AGR 372 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology Lab 1
AGR 404 Crop Diseases and Post Harvest Pathology 3
AGR 405 Crop Diseases and Post Harvest Pathology Lab 1
AGR 373 Fundamentals of Entomology 3
AGR 374 Fundamentals of Entomology Lab 1
AGR 406 Applied Entomology and Pest Management 3
AGR 407 Applied Entomology and Pest Management 1
AGR 381 Fundamentals of Horticulture and Olericulture 3
AGR 382 Fundamentals of Horticulture and Olericulture 1
AGR 383 Floriculture 2
AGR 384 Floriculture Lab 1
AGR 441 Food Processing 2
AGR 442 Food Processing Practice 1
BOT 107 Crop Botany 3
BOT 108 Crop Botany Lab 1
BOT 205 Genetics and Fundamental Plant Breeding 3
BOT 206 Genetics and Fundamental Plant Breeding Lab 1
BIO 207 Plant Ecology and Crop Climatology 3
BIO 208 Plant Ecology and Crop Climatology Lab 1
BIO 253 Biotechnology and Advanced Plant Breeding 3
SSC 101 Soil Science 3
SSC 102 Soil Science Lab 1
SSC 205 Soil Survey and Classification 3
SSC 206 Soil Survey and Classification Lab 1
AGR 401 Animal Science 2
AGR 402 Animal Science Practice 1
AGR 411 Fishery Science 3
AGR 412 Fishery Science Lab 1
AGR 421 Poultry Production 2
AGR 422 Poultry Production Practice 1
AGR 431 Dairy Production 2
AGR 432 Dairy Production Practice 1
AGR 453 Pomology Permaculture and Organic Farming 3
ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
AGR 301 Seed Science Technology 3
AGR 490 Practicum 9
AGR 496 Comprehensive


Electives
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
AGR 450 Farm Marketing 3
AGR 452 Agro-Forestry 3
AGR 437 Agro-Livestock & Fishery Mechanization 3
AGR 438 Agro-Livestock & Fishery Mechanization Lab 1
ACC 102 Financial Accounting 3
MGT 203 Management Process 3
MGT 401 Entrepreneurship 3

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

FRESHMAN YEAR


Semester 1
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
SSC 101 Soil Science 3
SSC 102 Soil Science Lab 1
CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computer and Applications 3
CSC 104 Computer and Applications Lab 1
Total 13


Semester 2
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3
PSY 105 General Psychology 3
AGR 101 Agronomy 3
AGR 102 Agronomy Lab 1
MAT 147 Applied Calculus 3
Total 13


Semester 3
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
SSC 205 Soil Survey and Classification 3
SSC 206 Soil Survey and Classification Practice 1
BOT 107 Crop Botany 3
BOT 108 Crop Botany Lab 1
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Total 13

SOPHOMORE YEAR


Semester 4
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CHM 147 Agricultural Chemistry 3
CHM 148 Agricultural Chemistry Lab 1
AGR 351 Crop Production 3
AGR 352 Crop Production Lab 1
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
Total 14


Semester 5
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
AGR 371 Plan Pathology 3
AGR 372 Plant Pathology Lab 1
AGR 321 Plant Nutrition 3
AGR 322 Plant Nutrition Lab 1
AGR 201 Plant Physiology 3
AGR 202 Plant Physiology Lab 1
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
ART 202 Career Planning and Development-I 1
Total 16


Semester 6
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
AGR 381 Horticulture 3
AGR 382 Horticulture Lab 1
BOT 205 Genetics and Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 3
BOT 206 Genetics and Fundamentals of Plant Breeding Lab 1
ECO 101 Principle of Micro Economics 3
Total 14

JUNIOR YEAR


Semester 7
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ECO 302 Agricultural Economics 3
AGR 373 Entomology 3
AGR 374 Entomology Lab 1
CSC 151 Visual Basic 3
CSC 152 Visual Basic Lab 1
AGR 383 Floriculture 2
AGR 384 Floriculture Lab 1
Total 14


Semester 8
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
BIO 207 Crop Climatology & Plant Ecology 3
BIO 208 Crop Climatology and Plant Ecology Lab 1
STA 240 Statistics 3
AGR 241 Farm Power Mechanics & Irrigation Technology 3
AGR 401 Animal Science 2
AGR 402 Animal Science Lab 1
Total 13


Semester 9
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
BIO 253 Biotechnology and Plant Breeding 3
AGR 441 Food Processing 2
AGR 442 Food Processing Practices 1
AGR 411 Fishery Science 3
AGR 412 Fishery Science Lab 1
AGR 421 Poultry Production 2
AGR 422 Poultry Production Practices 1
Total 13

SENIOR YEAR


Semester 10
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENV 101 Environmental Sciences 3
AGR 431 Dairy Production 2
AGR 432 Dairy Production Lab 1
AGR 391 Agricultural Communication 3
ART 203 Career Planning and Development-II 1
AGR 301 Seed Science Technology 3
Total 13


Semester 11
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
AGR 490 Practicum 9
Total 9

Explanations

The total credit hours requirement for the degree has been decided to be 135 plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds.

PHY 109, PHY 110, CHM 115 and CHM 116 are available for exemption on the basis of competency.  ENG 101 is also available for exemption on the basis of competency.  MAT 107 may have to be added for those who cannot meet the requirement of MAT 147.  CSC 103 and CSC 104 may qualify for exemption on the basis of competency.

In the light of the student’s background of an applicant and his/her competence, the course requirements in the BSAg program will be customized.

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

Description of agriculture courses are given below, while the description of courses in other colleges has been given under respective colleges.

AGR 101 AGRONOMY [3]

Concepts, importance and the scope of Agronomy. Agricultural Geography of Bangladesh, classification of field crop. Weather and climate. Soil and water. tillage, sowing, planting and transplanting. Intercultural practices. Fertilizer and manure management. Agricultural implements. Farm mechanization, crop rotation, Nutrient and Water management.

AGR 102 AGRONOMY LAB. [1]

AGR 101 Identification of crops, soil, seeds, farm implements, Fertilizer and manure, observation of weather related instruments, trend of weather data. Preparation and preservation of manure, compost, silage and Practicing of farm operations.

AGR 201 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY [3]

Primary Concepts of plant physiology, study of plant water relationship. Absorption of water, Ascent of sap, Nutrient up take, transpiration, Photosynthesis, Respiration, plant productivity, plant growth regulators, Hormones, Photoperiodism, Vernalization,  Seed physiology, and Stress physiology.

AGR 202 PLANT FHYSIOLOGY [1]

Practical classes of different physiological processes like Osmosis, Plasmolysis,  Absorption of water, Ascent of sap, Transpiration, Respiration, Photosynthesis. Seed Physiology and Stress physiology.

AGR 241 FARM POWER MECHANICS AND IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY [3]

Basic Fundamentals of Irrigation, History, Factors involving Irrigation, Water sources, Soil water movement and Retention, Soil Water Management, Mechanisms of water intake., Field capacity, Wilting point, Principles of evapotranspiration, Measuring irrigated water, Irrigation efficiencies, Irrigation engineering: Machines and Tools, Farm power machineries, Irrigation frequency, Velocity-area method, Advantages and disadvantages of irrigation. Types of Irrigations: Surface Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation, Micro-irrigation, Sub-irrigation, Furrow Irrigation, Center Pivot Irrigation

Scope, importance and history of irrigation. Soil water relationship. Irrigation practices. Water flow measurement.  Modern irrigation equipment.  Drainage.  Field visits to irrigation projects and report writing.

AGR 271 FARM MANAGEMENT [3]

Introduction to farm management, Application of Economic principle in farm management. Concept and principles of business diminishing return, substitution, opportunity cost, Farm accounting, survey, cost accounting, Measure of efficiency, Budgeting and planning, Linear programming for planning. Project analysis. Undiscounted and discounted measure of physical worth. Sensitivity analysis. Farm management research techniques.

AGR 321 PLANT NUTRITION [3]

Definition, Criteria and Classification of essential plant nutrients, source of plant nutrients, essential elements and their functions, deficiency symptoms, Factors affecting availability, Forms of nutrients used by plants, Occurrence of N. P. K. Ca, Mg, S, Zn, Bo, Mo, in Soil, Transformation of commonly used fertilizer. Chemistry of Urea, TSP, MP micronutrients components. Industrial preparation methods of commonly used fertilizer. Assimilation of nitrogen by plants and biological nitrogen fixation. Azola, Blue-Green Algae, Rhizobium inoculum, Bio-fertilizer.

AGR 322 PLANT NUTRITION LAB. [1]

Laboratory experiment Based on AGR 321.

AGR 351 CROP PRODUCTION [3]

Concepts, Importance of crop production Factor affecting crop production, diversified cropping, Crop environment. Soil moisture and organic matter management, Mechanization and production technology of crop, Climate and soil factors: status, importance, production inputs, post-harvest operation, methods of production, cost calculation of major crops, crop estimate, Crop calendar, weed management, Quality control of crop, Cropping system: concept, utility procedure, Crop production in rain fed irrigated and flooded land.

AGR 352 CROP PRODUCTION LAB. [1]

Practical experiments and observations based on AGR 351

AGR 371 PLANT PATHOLOGY [3]

Concepts of plant pathology, Significance of plant diseases and their symptoms, Causes of plant diseases, parasitism and pathogenesis, Epidemiology and dissemination of plant pathogen, principles and methods of plant disease management. Crop loss assessment and disease forecasting.
Symptom and control measures of majors diseases of field crops, Horticultural crops and stored products, Seed pathology.

AGR 372 PLANT PATHOLOGY LAB. [1]

Preparation of culture media for isolating fungi and nematodes, Technique for the preparation of slides for microscopic study. Study of important genera of fungi.

Field survey and laboratory studies of plant diseases of different crops. Control of some important diseases, preparation of diseases herbarium. Seed health testing : Dry inspection and incubation methods.

AGR 373 ENTOMOLOGY [3]

Concepts of entomology. Arthropods: general characters, Classification and study of important families of insects and their importance in agriculture. Different morphological structure of insects’ population; Embryonic and post-embryonic development of insects.

Concepts of pest and pest management. IPM, its basic principles, guidelines and tools, Influences of environmental factors on insect’s population; growth forms, polymorphism in insects.

Bio-ecology, nature of damage and control measure of major insects and mite pests of field crops. Horticulture crop and stored produce. Industrial insects culture, Transmission of insects-borne diseases in plants.

AGR 374 ENTOMOLOGY LAB. [1]

External and internal morphology of a typical insects. Methods of collection, preparation and preservation of insects. Identification of economically important insects and different types of antennae, mouthparts, legs and wings of insects. Techniques for the preparation of permanent slides. Field survey and laboratory studies of economically important insect-pests of different crops.

AGR 381 HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION [3]

Present status and trend of horticulture crops. Principles of Tropical fruit and vegetables production. Landscape horticulture. Propagation techniques. Spices and plantation crops. Industrial horticulture. Processing, preserving and Marketing of Horticulture produces. Export of horticultural produces.

AGR 382 HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION LAB. [1]

Propagation technique of fruits. Ornamental and vegetables. Grafting, Budding, Cutting, Layering of major fruit crops. Tissue culture, propagation of horticultural crops. Micro-propagation of fruits and ornamentals. Seedling-raising techniques. Seed production of vegetables and flowers.

AGR 383 FLORICULTURE [2]

Prospect of flower industry in Bangladesh. Flower businesses and its export from Bangladesh. Landscape horticulture. Winter and summer season flowers. Orchid and rose production. Cacti and other succulents. Commercial flowers like tuberose, gerbera, anthurium and jasmine production. Technique of lawn making. Bonsai and its impact in human mind. Ikebana and flower show.

AGR 391 AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS [3]

Contents same as BUS 201 with addition of one module involving agricultural communication process. Organizational communication. Technology transfer process. Category of technology. Models of technology transfer. Means of technology transfer. Training. Extension services.

AGR 401 ANIMAL SCIENCE [2]

Economic importance of livestock, domestic animal. Livestock population history of domestication. Zoological classification of livestocks. Introduction to animal psychology and behavior, importance of livestock and its economic impact on farming system of Bangladesh, terminology and glossary of animals, livestock production in Bangladesh compare with that of the world, types and breeds of livestock, feeding and housing, products and by-products. Selection of livestock, animal health management and diseases.

AGR 402 ANIMAL SCIENCE PRACTICE [1]

P: AGR 401. Approaching animals, methods of different body measurements and live weight of livestock, identification and marking of animals, dentition, ageing and different management of livestock. Livestock feeds and product.

AGR 411 FISHERY SCIENCE [3]

Taxonomy. Fishery biology. Freshwater aquaculture. Capture fishery. Processing. Fisheries management. Hatchery operation. Marketing and cooperatives.

AGR412 FISHERY SCIENCE LAB. [1]

Laboratory experiments based on AGR 411

AGR 421 POULTRY PRODUCTION [2]

P: AGR 401, AGR 406. History of poultry domestication and development of poultry production. Terminologies. Origin, Classification and characteristics of different poultry species. Structure, composition and formation of eggs. Poultry feeds and feeding, layer and broiler production, incubation and brooding. Pigeon and quail production, poultry-cum- fish production. Poultry meat and egg. Project preparation for broiler and layer farm. Poultry diseases.

AGR422 POULTRY PRODUCTION PRACTICE [1]

P: AGR 421. Handling of poultry, external body parts of chicken. Identification of poultry breeds, chicken, ducks, geese, and pigeons. Selection of males and females. Introduction to housing and housing system of poultry. Poultry equipment. Egg structure and formation, Vaccination of poultry, poultry feeds and balance ratio formulation. Daily work schedules of poultry farm.

AGR 431 DAIRY PRODUCTION [2]

P: AGR 401 and 402. Importance of dairy, beef and draught animal production. Breed characteristics and beef. Limiting factors and favorable conditions related to dairy, beef production. Principals of feed and feeding dairy animals and their management. Status of dairy cattle in Bangladesh and their possible improvements, selection and judging of dairy cows, dairy cattle management, factors affecting the quality and quantity of milk. Dairy record-keeping. Composition and properties of milk, nutritional properties of milk, sources of contamination of milk, milk marketing, buying and assembling the milk, milk processing.

AGR 432 DAIRY PRODUCTION PRACTICE [1]

P: AGR 431. Identification of dairy breeds, judging of dairy cows and bulls, identification of dairy feeds, ration formation for dairy beef and draught animal. Practice of milking and dairy farm work. Sampling of milk. Platform taste for milk, detection of adulteration, milk test for quality, pasteurization, homogenization and bottling of milk. Project preparation of dairy farm.

AGR 441 FOOD PROCESSING [2]

Introduction to postharvest physiology and technology. Concept of post harvest quality. Packaging of fruits, vegetables and tuber. Drying. Post-harvest losses. Role of environmental factors in post-harvest deteriotion of fruit and vegetables. Post-harvest handling, transportation and storage. Storage pest and loss assessment of other crops. Sociological, economical and institutional implication of preventing of post-harvest food losses.

AGR 442 FOOD PROCESSING LAB. [1]

P: AGR 441. Assessment of quality and grading. Study of deterioration of fruits and vegetables. Sampling of fruits and vegetables from market, assessment of post- harvest deterioration. Study on packaging and controlled storage systems.

ENV 101 Environmental Science [3]

Topics include Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring, Sustainable Agriculture, Population Weather, Climate, Air Pollution, Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Hydralogical Cycle and Water Quality, Organic load for water pollution, Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) design, Activated sludge, Aerobic treatment mechanisms and Lagoons process,  Solid waste disposal and treatment technologies, Anaerobic treatment mechanisms, Classification of Pollutants, Carbon cycle and Carbon budget, Nitrification and Dinitrification process, Biomass conversion into Bio-energy, Ethanol production from Agricultural bi-products and use of Bio-fuel, wastewater treatment technology, Integrated process for waste management, Global environmental Issues.

AGR 450 FARM MARKETING [3]

Concepts of marketing and market structure, analysis of marketing functions, channels, costs and margins, efficiency and institution. Marketing of Agricultural inputs and major agricultural products including livestock, fisheries etc, in Bangladesh. Government Intervention in Agriculture marketing.

 

AGR 451: POMOLOGY AND ORGANIC FARMING

Establishment of fruit orchard, planting plans. Orchard management practices. Bearing habit and its implications. Unfruitfulness – causes and remedies; use of growth regulators in fruit production.

Organic Farming: Concept, protecting physical properties of soil, micorrhizal management, pest and disease management. Principles of organic production, methods of composting. Biodynamic preparation, constraints to organic farming technology.

Physiological and anatomical aspects of vegetative propagation. Stionic relationship and incompatibility. Micro propagation and its principles, storage and techniques.

Physiology of flowering, fruit set and fruit development: Factors influencing flower bud initiation, differentiation, pollination, fertilization, parthenocarpy.

Pomology: Subject, scope, importance, classification, area, production and factors affecting distribution of fruits in Bangladesh. Major fruit growing regions of the world.

Production technology quick growing and orchard fruits of Bangladesh: Banana, Papaya, Pineapple, Mango, Jackfruit, litchi, Guava, Jujube, Citrus. Important minor and exotic fruits.

AGR 490 AGRICULTURE PRACTICUM [3]

This course is designed to expose students to real life situation in agricultural production, processing, marketing, organization, extension and related aspects. The student will be placed in relevant organization or situation to gather experience and to generate a problem-related report. The report will be graded. There is an oral examination.

BOT 107 GENERAL BOTANY (CROP BOTANY) [3]

Introduction to botany, general concept of crop botany, branches of botany, importance of botany. The anatomy, ultra structure and functions of cell and cell organelles, tissue, tissue system, primary plant body, secondary growth in plant, external morphology and anatomy of different important crop plants, embryology, taxonomy of plants economic botany and study of different important plant families.

BOT 108 CROP BOTANY LAB [1]

Practical classes: Study of different important families. Study of external morphology of different important crop plant anatomy of root, stem, leaf of different important crop plants etc. preparation of temporary and permanent slides, structure of ovules, spores, pollen grains.

BOT 205 GENETICS AND FUNDAMENTAL PLANT BREEDING [3]

Cytogenetics: Cell division, karyotype, chromosomal aberration, cytogenetics of wheat.

Genetics: Introduction, physical basis of heredity, Mendel’s law of inheritance, gene, linkage and crossing over, sex determination and sex linked inheritance, mutation, extra-nuclear inheritance.

Plant breeding: Introduction, evolution of crop plants and genetic resources, reproductive systems, breeding of self and cross pollinated crop.

BOT 206 GENETICS AND FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANT BREEDING LAB [1]

Introduction of different stages of cell division, karyotype analysis, observation of Mendel’s law of inheritance and observation of reproductive systems.

BIO 207 CROP CLIMATOLOGY AND PLANT ECOLOGY [3]

Crop climatology: Introduction to climatology, weather and climate, climate classification in relation to the world and Bangladesh and their influence on crops, effect of height, temperature, water and wind on crops. Micro climate and its effect of crop plants.

Plant Ecology: Introduction, ecosystem, population, community, adaptation, phytogeography, plant conservation and preservation, biotic relation, atmospheric gases, environmental pollution and biodiversity.

BIO 208 CROP CLIMATOLOGY AND PLANT ECOLOGY LAB. [1]

Adaptation (hydrophytes, mesophytes, xerophytes, heliophytes, halophytes, sciophytes, auntrophs, epiphytes, simbionts, heterotrophs, parasites, saprophytes, etc.) and different ecological survey and field strategies. Measurements of the range of climatological elements by using different instruments, biodiversity expedition.

BIO 253 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND PLANT BREEDING [3]

Biotechnology: Introduction, scope and importance, plant tissue culture, haploid cell culture, isolation, culture and genetic manipulation of plant protoplast, selection of plant cell for desirable characters embryogenesis, organogenesis, and plant generation, use of tissue culture, tissue culture methods in phyto-pathology and genetic engineering.

Plant Breeding: Effect of hybridization, heterosis, plant breeding and quantitative genetics, concept of heritability and progress, polyplordy and crop improvement, mutation breeding, techniques of artificial hybridization, breeding for disease and insect resistance, hybrid seed production, breeding for other stress factors.

CHM 147 AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY [3]

The main objective of the course is to provide knowledge on organic chemistry with special emphasis on fertilizer and pesticide chemistry. The course includes introduction to organic chemistry, aliphatic compounds, hydrocarbons, alkyl radicals, asters, aldehydes, ketones and organic acids, reaction of organic acids, organic salts, asters and amines. Cyclic compounds. Hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds, alcohols, aldehydes, acids, asters, carbohydrate, monosaccharide, polysaccharides, lipids, proteins, amino acids, enzymes, fundamentals of inorganic fertilizer, bio-fertilizer, fertilizer manufacture, phosphate fertilizer, urea, potassium fertilizers, mixed fertilizers, fertilizer control and regulation, fundamentals of fertilizer application. Fundamentals of pesticides, application of pesticides, toxicology of pesticide, environmental chemistry, chemical toxicology.

CHM 148 AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY LAB. [1]

Laboratory experiments based on CHM 145.

SSC 101 SOIL SCIENCE [3]

Introduction to geology, soil forming rocks and minerals, definition of soil, scope and branches of soil science, components and functions, soil genesis and formation, soil particles, texture structure, density, fertility and productivity of commonly used fertilizers and manures. Introduction of soil microbiology.

SSC 102 SOIL SCIENCE LAB. [1]

Method of collection and preparation of samples of water and soil for planting crops. Determination of bulk density, particle density, porosity, particle size analysis (mechanical analysis) and pH of soil. Organic carbon in soil, collection of nodules.

SSC 205 SOIL SURVEY AND CLASSIFICATION [3]

Soil Survey: Purpose of soil survey, importance of soil survey, kinds of soil survey, mapping scales, methods of soil survey, interpretation of aerial photography and preparation soil maps. Soil forming factors, parent materials of soil, soil forming processes, relief and drainage and identification and nomenclature of soil horizons, plotting of soil boundaries on map, identification of soil type and soil series, collection and examination of soil samples, soil correction and inspection.

Soil Classification: Preparation of soil survey reports.

SSC 206 SOIL SURVEY AND CLASSIFICATION [1]

Purpose of soil survey, importance of soil survey, kinds of soil survey, mapping scales, methods of soil survey, interpretation of aerial photography and preparation soil maps. Soil forming factors, parent materials of soil, soil forming processes, relief and drainage and identification and nomenclature of soil horizons, plotting soil boundaries on map, identification of soil type and soil series, collection and examination of soil samples, soil correction and inspection.

AGR 453 Permaculture and Organic Farming [3]

Introduction to Permaculture and Organic Farming , present status of agricultural practices, agriculture and food security, adverse affect of conventional agriculture, and biodynamics,