Department of Faculty of Agriculture

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture was established in 2023 by the Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj. The undergraduate program at the Faculty of Agriculture provides a robust and comprehensive education in agricultural sciences, seamlessly integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills. This program ensures that students gain a profound understanding of various agricultural aspects, preparing them for successful careers in the field.
  1. Fundamentals of Agronomy: Introduces the principles of crop production, soil management, and sustainable farming practices.
  2. Fundamentals of Genetics: Covers the basics of plant genetics and breeding techniques to enhance crop quality and yield.
  3. Fundamentals of Soil Science:Explores the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil essential for crop production.
  4. Fundamentals of Horticulture: Focuses on the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants, including modern horticultural practices.
  5. Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology:Examines the social dynamics of rural communities and the psychological aspects of education in agriculture.
  6. Introduction to Forestry: Provides an overview of forest management and conservation techniques.
  7. Introductory Animal Husbandry: Covers basic principles of livestock management and production.
  8. Comprehension & Communication Skills in English: Enhances students' communication skills essential for professional success.
  9. Agricultural Heritage: Teaches the historical development and cultural significance of agriculture.
  10. Introductory Biology/Basic Agriculture-I & II: Offers foundational knowledge in biology and basic agricultural concepts.
  11. Elementary Mathematics: Provides mathematical skills necessary for agricultural studies.
  12. NSS/NCC/Physical Education & Yoga: Encourages physical fitness and holistic development through various activities.

Advanced Topics:
  1. Fundamentals of Crop Physiology: Studies the physiological processes in crops.
  2. Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry: Delves into the chemical processes within plants.
  3. Fundamentals of Entomology-I & II: Focuses on the study of insects and their impact on agriculture.
  4. Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics: Introduces economic principles relevant to agriculture.
  5. Principles of Organic Farming: Teaches sustainable and organic farming practices.
  6. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology: Examines plant diseases and their management.
  7. Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices: Covers advanced techniques in vegetable and spice production.
  8. Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education: Focuses on methods to extend agricultural knowledge to farmers.
  9. Food Processing and Safety Issues: Explores the principles of food processing and safety.

Specialized Courses:
  1. Crop Production Technology (Kharif and Rabi crops): Detailed study of crop production techniques for major cropping seasons.
  2. Practical Crop Production: Hands-on training in crop production.
  3. Principles of Seed Technology: Covers the principles and practices of seed production and quality control.
  4. Agricultural Microbiology: Studies microorganisms relevant to agriculture.
  5. Agricultural Finance and Cooperation: Focuses on financial aspects and cooperative management in agriculture.
  6. Farm Machinery and Power: Introduces machinery and equipment used in modern farming.
  7. Integrated Disease Management: Teaches integrated approaches to managing plant diseases.
  8. Environmental Studies & Disaster Management: Explores environmental issues and disaster management strategies.
  9. Statistical Methods: Provides statistical tools and methods used in agricultural research.
  10. Soil and Water Conservation: Focuses on techniques to conserve soil and water resources.

Special Programs and Electives:
  1. Dairy Science, Poultry Production & Management: Courses on livestock management.
  2. Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture: Advanced techniques in protected cultivation.
  3. Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication: Skills for agribusiness and entrepreneurship.
  4. Agro-meteorology & Climate Change:Studies the impact of climate on agriculture.
  5. Precision Farming & Sustainable Agriculture: Modern techniques in precision farming.
  6. Post-harvest Management and Value Addition: Techniques to add value to agricultural produce.
  7. Watershed and Wasteland Management: Strategies for managing watersheds and reclaiming wasteland.
  8. Beneficial Insects and Pest Management: Study of beneficial insects and pest control.
  9. Educational Tour: Practical exposure through tours and field visits.
    This comprehensive curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the diverse field of agriculture, addressing both traditional practices and modern advancements.

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding 

The Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding program is a vital branch of agricultural education. This department was established in 2023 by the Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj. The M.Sc. (Ag.) program in Genetics and Plant Breeding is dedicated to advanced genetic research and breeding techniques aimed at improving crop varieties. Students engage in cutting-edge research to enhance crop yield, disease resistance, and environmental adaptability. The department offers a wide range of courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, taught by well-trained and qualified faculty members. In addition to teaching, the faculty are actively involved in conducting need-based, system-oriented, and target-specific research. Their efforts focus on developing high-yielding varieties of cereals, pulses, and oilseeds for the state of Uttar Pradesh and other regions of India.

Department of Soil Science

The Department of Soil Science  was established in 2023 by the Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh at Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj. In the Department of Soil Science, students delve into the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil, with an emphasis on soil health, fertility management, and sustainable land use practices essential for productive agriculture. The program offers rigorous practical and theoretical training in soil science fundamentals. Beyond undergraduate courses, it also provides a postgraduate degree program in soil science. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, fostering a comprehensive learning environment where students gain extensive theoretical and practical experience in soil science, fertility and fertilizers, and integrated nutrient management.

Department of Horticulture

The Department of Horticulture is an essential branch of agricultural education,established in 2023 by the Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj. The M.Sc. (Ag.)Horticulture program is offered to undergraduate students of Agriculture and Horticulture. The department provides in-depth studies in the cultivation off ruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants, focusing on innovative horticultural techniques, crop management, and post-harvest technology. The Department of Horticulture actively supports the farming community by organizing farmer training sessions, fairs, and technology demonstrations in the field. Its research activities are aligned with the priorities of both the State and the Nation.

Department of Agronomy 

The Department of Agronomy, established in 2023 by Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh at Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj, is a key branch of agricultural education.  The Agronomy department provides advanced education in crop science and field management, covering crop physiology,sustainable farming practices, and efficient agricultural systems. Agronomy plays a crucial role in soil management, crop rotation, pest control, and understanding climate impacts on crops, all vital for crop growth and food production. The demand for agronomists is strong, with opportunities in farming, technical support, and agricultural marketing. Research in agronomy continues to be essential to develop higher-yielding, pest-resistant crops and improve soil fertility and water quality. The department offers postgraduate programme in agronomy, with state-of-the-art research facilities. It promotes hands-on experience in field-crop management and emphasises sustainable agriculture practices, aiming to balance increased agricultural output with environmental preservation.