Establishment of Polytechnic in Agriculture

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INTRODUCTION

Two years diploma course named as “Agricultural School” was run for SSC (Xth  Std.) passed students, only in the faculty of agriculture, at  14 different centers across the state under the control of Agricultural universities of Gujarat till 2008-09 (at Dahod) and at other centers till the year 2009-10. In the Agricultural School, twelve subjects were taught in Gujarati medium and examination system was yearly.

Recently, all these then Agricultural schools are upgraded in to Polytechnics (Diploma) Programmes in various faculties like Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Home Science, Dietetics and Co-operation, banking and marketing etc.

The duration of Polytechnics is of three years divided in to six semesters. Candidates who have passed SSC (Xth  Std.) examination with English as compulsory subject are eligible for admission in Polytechnics absolutely on merit basis. Medium of instruction is English. Boys and girls both are eligible for admission in Polytechnic programmes.

Polytechnic in Agriculture at Anand came in to existence since 27th   May, 2008 and known as "Sheth M.C. Polytechnic in Agriculture". However, the academic programmes were commenced from the academic year 2009-10 with following objectives.

Objectives:

1. To impart theoretical and practical training to the secondary passed students to   develop skilled manpower in agriculture.

2. To provide technical person to Government sectors, NGOs, Agro-based industries etc.

3. Students will be able to get admission in the higher education of B.Sc. (Agri.) degree course. 

         

         In order to achieve the objectives and to meet To-day's need of an agriculture sector. Total 48 courses including five specialized areas identified for experiential learning covering 12 disciplines are designed for newly sanctioned Polytechnic in agriculture in such a manner that high quality theoretical and practical training shall be imparted to the students.

About the course:

YEAR & SEMESTERWISE DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES

Department / Course No.

 

Title of the Course

     Credits

I  Semester

Ist Year

               T

       P

AGRON- 111

General Agriculture

1

1

Ag.CHEM-111

Fundamentals of Soil Science

2

1

ENTO- 111

Agricultural Zoology

1

1

PBR-111

Botany of Field Crops

2

1

HORT-111

Principles of horticulture

1

1

ENGL-111

Comprehension and Developing Communication Skills in English

1

1

MATH-112

Bio Mathematics

1

1

PBR- 112

Economic Botany

1

1

NSS

(Non credit)

0

1

 

TOTAL

18 (10+8)

II  Semester

Ist Year

T

P

AGRON-122

Dry land Agriculture & Watershed    Management

1

1

Ag.CHEM-122

Plant Nutrition, Manures &   Fertilizers

2

1

ENTO- 122

Fundamentals of Entomology

1

1

Pl.PATH-121

Introductory Plant Pathology &    Nematology

1

1

AH - 121

Principles of Live stock Production &    Management

1

1

AENG-121

Agricultural Engineering ,Soil Survey and Soil Conservation

2

1

AGRON-123

Production Technology of Forage and Grasses

1

0

Ag.ECO-121

Principles of Agricultural Economics

2

0

ENTO-123

Principles of Insect control

1

1

NSS

(Non credit)

0

1

TOTAL

19(12+7)

III Semester

II nd Year

T

P

AGRON- 214

Crop Production – I Kharif

2

1

AGRON- 215

Organic Farming and Farm Management

1

1

AGRON- 216

Practical Crop Production – I.   ( Cereals and Pulses)

0

1

HORT- 212

Production Technology of Fruit  Crops

1

1

ENTO- 214

Crop Pests and their management

2

1

Pl.PATH- 212

Diseases of Field, Vegetable and Fruit crops

1

1

AH - 212

Dairy Cattle & Buffalo Production & Management

1

1

STAT– 211

Introduction to Agril. Statistics

1

1

NSS

(Non credit)

0

1

TOTAL

17(9+8)

 

 Course No

Title of the Course

Credits

IV Semester

II nd Year

T

P

AGRON- 227

Crop Production – II Rabi

2

1

AGRON- 228

Water Management including Micro Irrigation

2

1

AGRON- 229

Practical Crop Production – II.(Oil seeds & Commercial crops)

0

1

PBR-223

Crop Physiology

2

1

HORT- 223

Production Technology of  Vegetable Crops

1

1

Pl.PATH-223

Plant Disease Management

1

1

STAT–223

Introduction to Computer

1

2

AEXT-221

Extension Education  

1

1

NSS

(Non credit)

0

1

 

TOTAL

19(10+9)

V  Semester

IIIrd Year

T

P

AGRON - 3110

Weed Management

1

1

AGRON - 3111

Farming Systems & Sustainable   Agriculture

1

1

PBR-314

Genetics and Plant Breeding

2

1

HORT- 314

Production Technology of Flower Crops and Gardening

1

1

AEXT- 312

Entrepreneurship Development

1

1

AH – 313

Livestock trade, Fish and Poultry Marketing

1

1

Ag.ECO-312

Fundamentals of Agribusiness and Management

1

1

Ag. MICRO- 314

Agricultural Microbiology

1

1

AENG- 312

Post harvest Technology

1

1

TOTAL

19(10+9)

PRACTICAL WORK EXPOSURE **

 

VI  Semester

III rd Year

Practical

PBR- 325

Seed Production Technology

4

HORT- 325

Preservation and Value Addition in Horticultural Crops

4

Pl.PATH- 325

Mushroom Production Technology

4

HORT- 326

Green House Technology

4

AGRON- 3212

Vermicompost

4

 

Educational Tour *

 

 

TOTAL (A)

20

3. College Campus

                  The Polytechnic in Agriculture is situated at the Anand Campus of Anand Agricultural University, locally known as KHETIWADI,six kilometer away from the ANAND Railway Station of the Western Railway-between Ahmedabad and Vadodara. Anand city popularly known as "MILK-CITY" is about 80 kilometers from International Airport of Ahmedabad and about 40 kilometers from Vadodara (Baroda) Airport. To reach the campus, city bus service is available at the Railway Station.

4. Students reservation

                    Reservation of seats shall be subject to the condition that the candidates fulfill the minimum requirement for admission. The reservation of seats for the admission shall be as under:

 

Sr. No.

Particulars

Reservation of Seats

Remarks

1

Schedule Caste (SC)

07 %

Reservation of these seats shall be inter changeable among SC / ST candidates.

2

Schedule Tribes /        Nomadic Tribes and Denotified Tribes of Gujarat State (ST)

15 %

3

Socially and Educationally Backward Communities (SEBC)

27 %

As specified by the Government of Gujarat and does not fall under creamy layer section.

4

Disabled (Physically Handicapped)

03 %

This will be adjusted against respective category.

5

Candidate belonging to Parsi Community

1 Additional Seat

1. Candidates who are

    domicile of Gujarat   only.

2. This seat shall be non-

     transferable.

6

Ex-service man

1 Additional Seat

1. This seat shall be non-

     transferable.

A candidate availing himself / herself the benefit of reserved seat as above shall be required to produce a certificate of current year that he / she belongings to a particular group of backward class from the competent authority of the Gujarat State. The candidate belonging to SEBC should also bring the certificate showing that he /she does not belong to Creamy Layer persons or sections issued during the  current  year  from  the  competent  authority,  otherwise  he/she  will  not  be considered against SEBC category.

  1. The candidate availing of any benefit of reserved seats shown as above or enjoying any concessions in admission shall however will not be eligible to get more than one advantage of relaxation in minimum qualification at the same time.
  2. In the event of some or all reserved seats specified as above remaining vacant due to less number of applications from eligible candidates, they shall be considered as open seats and will be filled in, in order of merit from the general list of candidates.

4. Co-curricular activities

  • Students's Representative Council
  • NSS

5. Student Counseling

The counseling and placement activity is going on satisfactorily as the first batch of polytechnic in agriculture completed and few students are already selected during campus interview and remaining will be interested to pursuing higher studies.

6. Contact details

Dr. V. J. Patel
Associate Professor
Sheth M. C. Polytechnic in Agriculture

Anand Agricultural University
Phone (O): 02692 260060