Plant Science

College/Institution: CVMA

Department/School/Center: Plant Science

Program title: B.Sc. in Plant Science

Program duration (in years): Three for regular

Study Language: English

Credits and the equivalent ECTS:     ECTS – 180

Mode of delivery: Regular

Program Objective – the ultimate aim of the program is to improve crop production and productivity and ensure sustainable use of natural resources in the country, thereby contributing to improvement of the livelihood of the nation. Such a program seeks to produce competent professionals who are equipped with both academic and practical knowledge and skills in managing all phases of crop production and management; and conduct various research and extension activities which can contribute to the development of the country and ensure food security and self-sufficiency.

The specific objectives of the program are to:

  • produce adequate and well trained manpower that will regionally, nationally and internationally contribute to generation, dissemination and adoption of improved plant production and protection technologies;
  • provide students with basic and applied knowledge of natural resources (soil, agricultural water and forestry); and field, horticultural and industrial crops production and protection;
  • enable students understand and comprehend problems in crop production and seek solutions through exposure to research, extension and management;
  • enable students gain the skill and knowledge of proper management and conservation of natural resources and protecting the environment;
  • provide students with the knowledge of handling plants and their products;
  • integrate training, research and extension to increase the efficiency of plant generation, dissemination and adoption technology by end-users, thereby, contributing to intended regional and national development;
  • enable students conduct relevant research in plant science to solve problems that affect the region and the nations; and
  • provide professional services to the community and policy makers at large.

Admission requirements – successful candidates as per the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and the hosting university can be admitted.

Graduation requirement

  • take a minimum of 180 ECTS ;
  • CGPA 2.0 or higher and No “F” grade in any course/s taken.


Modules, Courses and their status


Module Name Module Code (No.) Module Status Courses in the Module Course Code Cr. Hrs. Course ECTS Module ECTS
Basic English Skills Enla-M1013 Common Communicative English Skills Enla1011 3(3+0) 5 20
Basic Writing Skills Enla1012 3(3+0) 5
Civics and Ethical Education CESt-M1023 Common Civics and Ethics CESt1023 3(3+0) 5
Computer Application CoSc-M1203 Common Introduction to Computer Applications CoSc 1201 3(2+3) 5
Basics in Plant Sciences Plsc-M1011 Core Plant Morphology and Anatomy Plsc1011 3(2+3) 5 26
Plant Taxonomy Plsc1012 2(1+3) 3
Plant Biochemistry Plsc1013 3(2+3) 5
Agricultural Microbiology Plsc1014 3(2+3) 5
Plant Physiology Plsc1015 3(2+3) 5
Plant Ecology Plsc1016 2(2+0) 3
Soil and Water Management Plsc-M1021 Core Introductory Soils Plsc1021 3(2+3) 5 16
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Plsc1022 3(2+3) 5
Soil and Water Conservation Narm1023 2(2+0) 3
Principles and Practices of Irrigation Plsc2024 2(2+0) 3
Crop Improvement Plsc-M2031 Core Principles of Genetics Plsc2031 3(2+3) 5 16
Plant Breeding Plsc2032 3(2+3) 5
Introduction to Plant Biotechnology Plsc2033 2(1+3) 3
Seed Science and Technology Plsc2034 2(1+3) 3
Farm Machinery Plsc-M2043 Supportive Farm Machinery and Implements Agen2041 2(2+0) 3 3
PlantProtection Plsc-M2051 Core Agricultural Entomology Plsc2051 3(2+3) 5 20
Plant Pathology Plsc2052 3(2+3) 5
Weeds and Their Management Plsc2053 3(2+3) 5
Management of Crop Diseases and Insect Pests of Economic Importance Plsc2054 3(2+3) 5
Field Crops Agronomy Plsc-M2061 Core Agro-climatology Plsc2061 2(2+0) 3 13
Field Crops Production Plsc2062 3(2+3) 5
Industrial Crops Production Plsc2063 2(1+3) 3
Practical Plant Sciences Plsc2064 1(0+3) 2
Forestry and Agro-forestry Plsc-M2071 Core Introduction to Forestry Narm2071 2(1+3) 3
Agro-forestry Systems and Practices Narm3072 2(2+0) 3
Animal Production Plsc-M2083 Supportive Introduction to Animal Sciences Plsc2081 2(2+0) 3 3
Horticultural Crops Production & Processing  Plsc-M3091 Core Coffee, Tea, and Spices Production. and Processing Plsc3091 4(3+3) 6 22
Floriculture and Landscaping Plsc3092 2(1+3) 3
Vegetable Crops Production Plsc3093 3(2+3) 5
Fruit Crops Production and Processing Plsc3094 3(2+3) 5
Postharvest Physiology and Handling of Horticultural Crops Plsc3095 2(1+3) 3
ResearchTools and Skills Plsc-M3101 Core Introduction to Statistics Plsc3101 3(3+0) 5 20
Principles, Design and Analysis of Agricultural Experiments Plsc3102 3(2+3) 5
Research Methods in Plant Science Plsc3103 2(2+0) 3
Senior Seminar Plsc3104 1(0+3) 2
Senior Research Proposal Plsc3105 1(0+3) 2
Senior Research Report Plsc3106 2(0+6) 3
Socio-Economic and Business Management Plsc-M3113 Supportive Introduction to Economics Agec3111 2(2+0) 3 15
Farm Management Agec3112 2(2+0) 3
Entrepreneurship and Agri. Business Management Agec3113 2(2+0) 3
Agricultural Project Planning, Evaluation and Analysis Agec3114 2(2+0) 3
Rural Sociology and Agricultural Extension Rdae3115 2(2+0) 3
Total         112 180