Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – 4 years
(Diploma in Agriculture – 2 years)
 
The main purpose and intention of the programme is to build human resources capacity in the agriculture sector. The proposed programme is designed to develop a cadre of professionals with knowledge and competencies in applied sciences pertinent to all aspects of agriculture and resources management. The programme is designed with double exit and double entry possibilities. The first two years of the programme is skill based, and prepares students to exit with a two year Diploma certificate. On completion of the first two years, those students capable of and wishing to pursue Bachelors programme will continue further for two more years and exit with Bachelor degree. Diploma graduates who have worked and gathered at least two years of field experience and wishing to enhance their profession career have the possibility to enter at the beginning of year 3 to obtain a Bachelor degree.
 
Objectives
 
The main aim of the Diploma and BSc Agriculture programme is to contribute to the socioeconomic development by creating a larger critical mass of qualified professionals in the field of agriculture and to advance the country's intellectual and academic environment. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to enhance food production, food security, and manage agriculture programmes that contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of a nation. 
 
Curriculum Structure
 
The proposed BSc programme consists of 480 credits with 36 modules including field attachment and a research project in the 4th year. The mode of study will be full time for two years Diploma certificate and four years for Bachelor degree.
 
Year
Semester
Module Title
Module Code
Credit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
I
Dzongkha
DZG101
12
Academic  Skills
ACS101
12
Soil Nutrient Management
SSC102
12
Fundamentals of Horticulture
HOR101
12
Fundamentals of Plant Protection
PLP101
12
 
 
II
Communication & Extension
EXT101
12
Soil Science
SSC101
12
Fundamental of Agronomy & Farm Machinery
AGR101 
12
Plant Protection
PLP202
12
Horticulture Crop I
HOR102
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
I
Farm Economics & Marketing
ECN201
12
Project Work I
PWK201
12
Post Harvest Technology
HOR203
12
Horticulture Crop II
HOR204
12
Field Crops – Cereals
AGR102
12
 
 
II
Project Work II
PWK202
12
Field Attachment
ATT201 
12
Medicinal,  Aromatic Plants & Spices
HOR205
12
Plant Breeding & Seed Production
BRS201
12
Field Crops
AGR203
12
Water Management
WMT201
12
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
 
I
Organizational Management and Leadership
MGT101
12
Entrepreneurship Development
EDP101
12
Agronomy
AGR304
12
Landscaping and  Ornamental Horticulture
HOR306
12
Biochemistry
BIC301
12
 
II
Statistics
STS301
12
Research Methods
RES301
12
Rural Enterprise Development
EDP302
12
Integrated Pest Management
PLP303
12
Advanced Vegetable Production
HOR307
12
 
 
 
 
 
4
 
 
I
Advanced Fruit Production
HOR408
12
Geographical Information System  and Remote Sensing
GIS402
12
Epidemiology and Crop Diseases Management
PLP404
12
Food Science and Technology
FSC401
12
Organic Agriculture
AGR405
12
II
Research Project
RES402
60
 
 
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