B.VOC(Agri-Business & Agrarian Entrepreneurship)

About the Programme

B.Voc. (Agri Business and Agrarian Entrepreneurship) course is being run by the college under Deen Dayal Upadhyay KAUSHAL Kendra scheme of University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Agriculture and its allied activities are the mainstay of Indian Economy with around fifty percent of our population dependent upon it directly and indirectly for employment. The sector provides for commercial oppurtunities which helps escalating the growth of farmers/entrepreneurs. There are many job roles available from the ancillary industries like dairy, poultry, fishery, bee keeping, sericulture, piggery, shrimp, floriculture, horticulture etc.

The programme curriculum has been designed as per the Qualification Packs/Model Curriculum released by Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) and in close consultation with Skill Development Board, Panjab University having experts from the industry and university. The curriculum includes general education and skill development components having extensive practical and on-the job training along with periodic industrial visits and industry interactions.

As per University Grants Commission, New Delhi letter D.O. No. F. 2-7/2014 (CC/NVEQF) Misc. dated 4th August 2016:

  • i) Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc), a Bachelor level degree specified by UGC under section 22(3) of UGC Act, 1956 and notified in official Gazette of India dated 19th January, 2013 be recognized at par with other Bachelor level degrees for competitive exams conducted by Union/State Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission or other such bodies where the eligibility criteria is “Bachelor Degree in any discipline”.
  • ii) Students with B.Voc degree should be considered for trans-disciplinary vertical mobility into such courses where entry qualification is a Bachelor degree without specific requirement in a particular discipline.
Eligibility

10+2 in any discipline of the University/Board/ Council or examination of any other recognized university with not less than 45% marks in the aggregate.

Number of Seats: 50

ADMISSION CRITERIA: Merit Basis

DURATION:Three year Degree Course (6 semesters) with exit point facility after 1st Year and 2nd Year.

Duration Award
After 1st Year – Diploma
After 2nd Year – Advanced Diploma
After 3rd Year – Degree
COURSE SCHEME*

SEMESTER I

GEN -101 Communication Skills
GEN -102 Fundamentals of Information Technology
ASC – 103 Introduction to Agribusiness and Agrarian Entrepreneurship
ASC – 104 Livestock Production and Management
ASC – 105 Feeds and Feeding of Animals

SEMESTER II

GEN 201 Soft Skills and Personality Development
GEN 202 Business Ethics.
ASC – 203 Dairy Farm Economics & Entrepreneurship.
ASC – 204 Quality Control Of Milk And Processing
ASC – 205 Health & Safety Management
SIT-201 Summer Industrial Training

SEMESTER III

GEN 301 Value Education and Human Rights
GC 302 E-Commerce.
ASC – 303 Introduction to Poultry Farming
ASC – 304 Management of Broiler and Layer Chicken
ASC – 305 Hatchery Management

SEMESTER IV

GEN 401 Environmental Studies
GC 402 Project Management
ASC – 403 Poultry Nutrition
ASC – 404 Poultry Health and Bio-Security
ASC – 405 Poultry Production Economics and Marketing
SIT – 401 Summer Industrial Training

SEMESTER V

GEN -501 Critical Thinking and Elementary Statistics
GC -502 Introduction To Research Methodology And Report Writing
ASC – 503 Economics of Floriculture
ASC – 504 Land Preparation and cultivation of Floriculture
ASC – 505 Landscaping

SEMESTER VI

GEN 601 Entrepreneurship Development Programme
GC 602 Total Quality Management
ASC – 603 Protective Floriculture
ASC – 604 Post-Harvest Management of Flowers
ASC – 605 Practical Learning in floriculture
SIT-601 Summer Industrial/ In-house Training and Comprehensive Viva
  • The curriculum includes Industrial Visits and On-Job training at regular intervals.
  • The skill components in the course curriculum will also be assessed by Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI).