The Department of Agricultural Sciences at Loyola was set up in 1983, and offers B.Sc in Agricultural Science & Rural Development.
"A hands-on approach makes for better understanding among the students. That we have all the resources for this approach right here on campus, is a matter of pride."- Mrs. D. Saritha
Head of Department
Established in the year 1983, Department of Agricultural Sciences achieved autonomy in 1992, and the B.Sc course was upgraded to a 4-year honours course in 2000. This skills-based under graduate course is of immense relevance today when agriculture and the appropriate mining of rural resources has become a critical issue.
Some key statistics for the Department of Agricultural Sciences:
We offer 1 UG honours course of 4 years in Agricultural Science and Rural Development
With a cumulative experience of 130 years
Hand-picked for their zeal to improve the rural sector
Most of whom are reshaping rural sectors
Admissions to our B.Sc Agricultural Science and Rural Development ( Honors) course happen through the common Loyola admissions route.
The Department of Agricultural Sciences equips students with skill-oriented knowledge in agriculture and rural development. We provide them with all the theoretical, analytical, and practical expertise required to take the field of agriculture, a prominent cornerstone of our economy, into the future. Here are a few ways we are making this possible:
Instructional farms, crop museums, and herbal gardens are just a few of the facilities we have that give our students live experience of what they are learning.
A pioneering program, the Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme involves 90 days of training in rural farms where the students get a more hands-on experience.
For a well-rounded education in the field of agriculture, we include courses on a variety of subjects including agricultural economics, genetics, bio-technology and rural development.
State-of-the-art infrastructure such as the Green House, the Poly House, the Automatic Weather Station, and a laboratory brimming with the latest industrial equipment make our department one of the most compelling in the Academy.
The first of its kind, the very existence of our department of Agricultural Sciences is an achievement. It doesn’t stop there, however. Here are some notable achievements:
B.Sc. (Farm Science and Rural Development) is established in Loyola Academy
The Department Of Agricultural Sciences receives autonomy
Gargeyee, a student, wins Special Prize at elocution competition at Lion’s Club
The Department of Agriculture Science & RD in collaboration with Samagra Agri Business organized a one day workshop on “Ripening Chambers”, on 26 July, 2015.