- The comprehensive is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program.
- The objective of the comprehensive is to test the student’s capability to comprehend the entire program.
- It consists of a written test of three hours, a practical session and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners.
- The comprehensive is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify.
- The students must take comprehensive to fulfill the requirements of the program.
- The comprehensive is a pre-requisite to practicum.
This course is designed for BSAg students to give them practical experience in real life situation. Student is required to work in an agriculture related organization for a semester and after the completion of the practicum the student will have to produce a report on his/her work. The report is examined and graded. There is an oral examination.
Program of Study
The program includes all the components of agriculture science like agronomy, soil science, horticulture, plant protection, agricultural economics, extension and communication, etc. The policy is to develop agriculture graduates capable of working in any area of agriculture service and research, and also in other areas. The program provides preparatory and foundation courses in initial years and professional education in third and fourth years with the options of completing the whole program in IUBAT or transferring credits after two years of study to IUBAT’s collaborating universities in North America.
The academic program is broad and includes courses from basic sciences and other related disciplines. The program requires completion of 158 credit hours of study including field projects, and practicum in the form of internship for a semester. Transfer of credit at the Bachelor level is possible in North American, Australian, and European universities. However, mid-course unblock transfer arrangements for overseas degrees at the BSAg level have been completed with some universities abroad, details of which are available with International Office of the university. Transfer credit as well as the degree is eligible for higher studies in any university of the world.
IUBAT assesses fees for students on credit hour basis. Fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the financial information section of this bulletin.
This section also provides information on financing arrangement including merit-scholarships at the point of admission, in-course fee waiver scholarship, different scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, financial assistance in the form of grants, installment payment, deferred payment student loan etc. The standing IUBAT policy to cater to needs of all qualified students who aspire for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family through appropriate educational financing arrangement under the concept Knowledge Based Area Development: A Step Towards Community Self-Reliance applies to BSEEE program.
The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for international students and special fees for students from SAARC countries and Least Developed Countries (LDC) of Asia and Africa.
Requirements for Graduation
The BSAg degree will be conferred only to the student who has fully complied with the graduation requirements and has applied for it. The requirements are:
- Completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 155 credit hours in addition to such courses recommended by the college after reviewing individual background,
- Earned at least “C” grade in each of the core, elective, business, visual basics and English courses.
- Earned at least passing grade “D” in each of the remaining courses,
- Fulfillment of English language requirement through English Language Competency Test (ELCT).
- Earned a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5,
- Completed the practicum with at least a passing grade,
- Earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive
- Satisfactory behavior and discipline,
- Library and financial clearance from the college and university.
- Dissertation on the Laboratory and field activities
The offerings consist of the following courses with some options in agriculture and other disciplines.
Humanities & Social Sciences
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 1 - 13 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 2 - 13 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 3 - 14 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 4 - 15 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 5 - 15 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 6 - 15 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 7 - 14 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 8 - 14 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 9 - 15 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 10 - 10 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 11 - 9 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence : Semester 12 - 9 Credits
The total credit hours requirement for the degree has been decided to be 155 plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds.
PHY 109, PHY 110, CHM 115 and CHM 116 are available for exemption on the basis of competency. ENG 101 is also available for exemption on the basis of competency. MAT 107 may have to be added for those who cannot meet the requirement of MAT 147. CSC 103 and CSC 104 may qualify for exemption on the basis of competency.
In the light of the student’s background of an applicant and his/her competence, the course requirements in the BSAg program will be customized.
In addition to regular academic programs CAS also conducts specialized trainings such as Training of Trainers (ToT) on pedagogical skill development. Principals and other teachers of Agricultural Training Institutes (ATIs) and teachers of Colleges take part in these training programs. Expatriate visiting professors from USA conduct the trainings which are jointly organized by Winrock International under financial support of USAI
Descriptions of Courses
Description of agriculture courses are given below, while the description of courses in other colleges has been given under respective colleges.