Faculty of Agriculture - Educational Programs - Undergraduate Degree Detail

Faculty of Agriculture offers B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at undergraduate level. It is a four years bachelor degree program in semester system. The enrolment in a year is made for the two, winter and spring semesters. The students with deficiency courses or failed, for any reason, optionally may enroll summer semester. The fresh admissions are made in winter semester. The admissions are opened for both the genders males as well as females. The admissions are made totally on merit however the faculty for the rationale of representation from all over Pakistan has reserved some seats for various districts. These district seats are divided into rural and urban localities. The number of these seats depends upon the population size of a particular district.

The students after F.Sc. pre-medical submit their applications to the office of the dean wherein these are sorted according to merit. The list of successful candidates is displayed for thrice publicly on the faculty notice boards giving chance to left overs. The merit of female candidates is made among themselves and they are not considered in district quota. The dean office publicly notifies the dates of enrolments and advisory team constituted by the dean help and guide students seeking fresh admissions in a friendly atmosphere. The advisory team is helped by the members of the Agrarian society and team of scouts in delivering its services. The class formation is made by the dean office just after the admissions and the list of class formation is displayed. All the students are divided into six mourning and two evening sections. The agrarian society with the help of faculty and university administration arranges for orientation to get the freshly admitted students familiar with the university buildings and atmosphere. The students for the first four semesters study foundation courses and after fourth semester opt for the major field of study from following twelve major subjects.

  1. Agronomy
  2. Plant Breeding and Genetics
  3. Agricultural Entomology
  4. Plant Pathology
  5. Forestry, Wildlife & Range Management
  6. Institute of Soil & Environmental Sciences
  7. Institute of Horticultural Sciences
  8. Agricultural Economics
  9. Marketing & Agribusiness
  10. Agricultural Extension
  11. Animal Sciences
  12. Institute of Food Science & Technology
The allotment of the major field of study is made crystal clear and the criterion is only CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) and the students’ option. Before their option agrarian society with the help of faculty and university administration arranges a conference for the introduction of each major subject. The students interact with the chairman/director of any discipline for the available facilities, faculty, staff and job opportunities. The students take their specialized courses during next three semesters (5-7). The final semester (8th) is completely reserved for internship programme for their exposure to field and industry. The degree B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri. which is equivalent to M.Sc. in any field of basic sciences is conferred after successful completion of eight semesters. The agriculture graduates have many options for job. The graduates are serving in government research and development organizations, private companies or may start their own farming. Following are a few institutions which welcome agriculture graduate.
  1. Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI), Jhang Road, Faisalabad
  2. NIAB, Jhang Road, Faisalabad
  3. NIBGE, Jhang, Road, Faisalabad
  4. Punjab Forestry Research Institute, Faisalabad
  5. Council for Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, 4th Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, Agha Khan Road, G-5/1, Islamabad
  6. Water Management, Lahore
  7. PARC, Islamabad
  8. NARC, Chack Shehzad, Islamabad
  9. Pakistan Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR), Islamabad
  10. Agriculture Extension, Agriculture House, Davis Road, Lahore
  11. Pakistan Science Foundation, 1-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad
  12. Agriculture Universities/colleges of Pakistan
  13. Central Cotton Research Institute Multan
  14. Cotton Inspectors
  15. Many other Government Organizations
  16. NGOs
  17. Farming
  18. Private Companies/industries
    • Seed Companies (List attached as Annexure-II)
    • Fertilizer Companies
    • Pesticide Companies
    • Poultry Companies
    • Animal feed and Nutrition Companies
    • Livestock Farms