Agricultural Science is a multidisciplinary field that comprises of a variety of scientific, technical & business subjects. It promotes the efficient production of quality food in the agricultural-food industry & on the farm linked to the farming. It is the backbone of the economic system and plays a vital role in Indian economy. In addition to providing food and raw material, agriculture also provides employment opportunities to a very large percentage of the population.
The Diploma in Agriculture Program at Guru Nanak University prepares students for a career in industry, private consulting, and government. The integrated curriculum is meant to address a variety of educational goals, including teaching students about the subject but also how to successfully handle project management challenges. The programme will include lectures, lab practicals and also field work, which is a critical ability for anyone pursuing Agriculture careers. Students are encouraged to enroll in common Agriculture courses along with allied subjects like Horticulture, Seed Production, Plant protection aspects etc. Field visits to different agricultural and Horticultural farms will be provided to gain practical and skilled knowledge while boosting their managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
The job profiles after the course Diploma in Agriculture includes Agriculture Extension Officer (AEO), Field assistants in various Seed companies, National Fertilizer companies etc.
Passed 10th examination from any recognized Board with a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent grade (40% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes)