Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture, being established in the year 2014, is one of the most progressive departments at AGC. The Department aims at providing high-quality teaching and to fully equip the students with knowledge and skills. With the ever-learning approach towards the field, the agriculture department has grown into one of the biggest departments of the College. Cultivating their fine skills in becoming agripreneurs, the department has excellent infrastructure and exhibit various laboratories with the latest equipment’s, instruments, specimens and chemicals providing facilities for soil and water testing, spawn development lab for mushroom cultivation, vermicompost, bee keeping, land surveying, and fruit quality testing (TSS, Sugar, Acidity).
The Department is currently offering 4 years (comprising of 8 semesters) B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, wherein the national and international students are showing keen interest to study in a Top Agriculture College in Punjab (India). The curriculum of the agriculture degree covers all the aspects of agricultural crop production and horticulture, forestry, soil science, agricultural economics, and livestock management. It focuses on appropriate technologies developed on scientific principles, such as crop varieties, biotechnological approaches, agro techniques, natural resources, crop protection, agricultural engineering etc. in a sustainable way to maximize the farm output and profit. In each semester the subjects are taught through theory and practical classes with assignments and seminar presentations by faculty members and students. On-farm training is also conducted, inculcating confidence in the students of the agriculture field.
The syllabus is exhaustive in tune with the industrial as well as Govt. and private jobs requirements, Agro–Industry Sectors like post-harvest management of crop produce, fruit and vegetable processing, grain and seed processing, dairy products. Our objective is to train the students in such a way to help the farming community with the aim to boost the Agriculture growth in an eco- friendly environment. AGC’s Amritsar College of Engineering & Technology (ACET) has become a pioneer of world-class education in the field of agriculture by offering endless benefits to the agriculture aspirants. Hence, we aim at training the future agriculture graduates to develop their personality and pave a way for successful career.