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Education:

As per IV Deans’ committee recommendation the B.Sc. (Agri) degree programme is implemented since 2007-08 in agronomy with work load of 24 credits up to VII semester. The Experiential Learning Programme has been initiated during VIII semester Course No. AEL-AGRO-4813 entitled “Seed production of field crops and processing” having 20 credits implemented with other associated disciplines.

The Agronomy Section offered and taught the following courses for B. Sc. (Agri).
I)Core courses (old syllabus):

Course No. Semester Title of the course Credits
AGRO - 111 I Principles of Agronomy 2 +1=3
AG.MET-112 I Physics and Agricultural Meteorology 1+1=2
AGRO-123 II Irrigation Water Management 1+1=2
AGRO-124 II Weed Management 1+1=2
AGRO-235 III Field Crops-I (Kharif crops including Forages, Cereals, Millets and Pulses) 2+1=3
AGRO-236 III Practical Crop Production-I 0+1=1
AGRO-247 IV Field Crops-II (Rabi crops including Forages, Oilseeds and Commercial crops 2+1=3
AGRO-248 IV Practical Crop Production II  0+1=1
AGRO-359 V Rainfed Agriculture 1+1=2
AGRO-3610 VI Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture 2+0=2
AGRO-4811 VIII Farm Layout, Development and Field plot Techniques 0+1=1
AGRO- 471 VII RAWE 0+3=3
                                                                                                              Total    12+13=25

II)The courses offered for B. Sc. (Agri) as per IV Deans’ Committee recommendation, ICAR New Delhi

Course No. Sem. Title of the course Credits
AGRO - 111 I Principles of Agronomy 1 +1=2
AGRO -112 I Physics and Agricultural Meteorology 1+1=2
AGRO - 113 I Introductory Agriculture
(Ancient Heritage, Agriculture Scenario
and Gender Equity in Agriculture)
1+0=1
AGRO-124 II Water Management Including Micro Irrigation  2+1=3
AGRO-235 III Field Crops-I (Kharif crops) 2+1=3
AGRO-236 III Practical Crop Production-I(Kharif Crops) 0+1=1
AGRO-247 IV Field Crops-II (Rabi crops ) 2+1=3
AGRO-248 IV Practical Crop Production II (Rabi crops ) 0+1=1
AGRO-359 V Weed Management 1+1=2
AGRO-3610 VI Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture 1+1=2
AGRO-3611 VI Organic and rainfed farming 1+1=2
AGRO- 4712 VII RAWE –Agronomy 0+2=2
Total-12+12=24
Course for experiential learning:
AEL-AGRO-4813 VIII Seed production of field crops and processing (Associated
Sections: Botany, Agril. Entomology,
Plant Pathology, Agril. Engineering, Economics and Extension)
0+20=20
Total-0+20=20

III) M. Sc. (Agri) degree programme:
The M.Sc. (Agri) degree programme in Agronomy discipline has been implemented from the academic year 2009-10 and having six students intake capacity with two ICAR nominated students. The four students during 2009-10, six students during 2010-11 and seven students during 2011-12 have taken admission.

The courses offered for M. Sc. (Agri) as per New ICAR Syllabus:

Course No. Sem. Title of the course Credits
AGRON- 501 I Modern concepts in crop production 3 +0=3
AGRON- 503 I Principles and practices of weed management 2+1=3
AGRON- 505 I Agro-meteorology and crop weather forecasting 2+1=3
AGRON- 502 II Soil fertility and nutrient management 2+1=3
AGRON- 504 II Principles and practices of water management 2+1=3
AGRON- 513 II Principles and practices of organic farming 2+1=3
AGRON- 512 III Dryland farming and watershed management 2+1=3
AGRON- 591 IV Master’s seminar 0+1=1
Total15+07=22

Non credit course:

Course No. Sem. Title of the course Credits
PGS- 502 II Technical writing and communication skills 0 +1=1
PGS-505 III Agricultural research, research ethics and rural development programmes 1 +0=1
PGS-506 III Disaster Management 1 +0=1

College Farm: The Agronomy section has two farms viz. main farm at College of Agriculture, Kolhapur with total area of 85.55 hectares and cultivated area of 40.18 hectares. The Shenda park farm is located 6 km. away from the main from with total area of 43.00 hectares in possession of Animal Science and Dairy Science. The soil of main farm is light to medium in depth and that of Shenda Park is light and shallow in depth. The irrigation facilities for different farms are provided by seven wells, two quaries and Panchaganga lift irrigation scheme. As the development activities the efforts have been made by the section for collection of rain water by constructing contour bunds. The PVC pipe line is laid out with the help of Agril. Engineering section, Kolhapur.

Similarly, under the modernization of university farms, the plots have been leveled and provided drainage facilities. The various pressurized irrigation systems installed on the farm.

Seed production programme: The seed production programme of paddy, maize, groundnut, soybean, sugarcane and wheat is implemented on an area of 15 hectares every year.