Department of Agriculture Sciences -

Department of Agriculture Sciences

Department of Agriculture Sciences

Where we nurture the seeds of knowledge to cultivate a brighter future. As a leading educational institution, we offer comprehensive programs designed to empower students with the skills and expertise needed to thrive in the dynamic fields of agriculture and forestry.

Our department is committed to providing a transformative learning experience that combines academic rigor with practical hands-on training. Whether you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture), Master of Science in Agronomy (M.Sc. Agronomy), or Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.Sc. Forestry), you will find a supportive and enriching environment that fosters personal growth and professional development. At Phonics, we understand the importance of staying at the forefront of agricultural and forestry advancements. That’s why our faculty members are not only accomplished educators but also active researchers and industry experts. Through their guidance, our students gain invaluable insights into emerging trends, innovative technologies, and sustainable practices that are shaping the future of agriculture and forestry worldwide.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure provide students with the tools they need to excel in their studies. From well-equipped laboratories to experimental farms and forestry plots, we offer a hands-on learning environment where students can apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. Additionally, our industry partnerships and collaborations offer students opportunities for internships, research projects, and career placements, ensuring that they are well-prepared to meet the demands of the ever-evolving agricultural and forestry sectors.


Embark on a rewarding journey with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry at Phonics Group of Institutions, Roorkee, and unlock boundless career opportunities in these dynamic fields. Our comprehensive programs, including Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture), Master of Science in Agronomy (M.Sc. Agronomy), and Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.Sc. Forestry), prepare students for diverse and fulfilling career paths in agriculture and forestry sectors.

  • Agricultural Specialist: Graduates with a B.Sc. in Agriculture are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work as agricultural specialists, where they can provide expert guidance to farmers on crop production, soil management, pest control, and agricultural technologies. They may also work in agricultural extension services, government agencies, research institutions, or international development organizations.
  • Agronomist: With an M.Sc. in Agronomy, students can pursue careers as agronomists, focusing on optimizing crop production and resource management. Agronomists play a crucial role in developing sustainable farming practices, conducting research on crop varieties, and advising farmers on best practices for maximizing yields while minimizing environmental impact.
  • Forestry Officer/Manager: Graduates with a B.Sc. in Forestry can explore exciting career opportunities as forestry officers or managers in government forestry departments, conservation organizations, or private forestry companies. They are responsible for managing forest resources, implementing sustainable forestry practices, conducting forest inventories, and overseeing conservation efforts to protect natural habitats.
  • Environmental Consultant: Both B.Sc. Agriculture and B.Sc. Forestry graduates are well-suited for careers as environmental consultants, where they can assess the environmental impact of agricultural and forestry activities, develop strategies for sustainable land use, and advise organizations on regulatory compliance and environmental conservation practices.
  • Research Scientist: Graduates with an M.Sc. in Agronomy have the opportunity to pursue research careers in agricultural sciences, working in academia, government research institutions, or private research organizations. As research scientists, they contribute to advancements in crop genetics, soil science, agroecology, and sustainable farming practices, addressing global challenges such as food security and climate change.
  • Entrepreneurship: Our programs also empower students to become successful entrepreneurs by starting their own agricultural or forestry-related businesses. Whether it’s launching a sustainable agriculture venture, establishing a forestry consulting firm, or developing innovative agri-tech solutions, our graduates have the skills and knowledge to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

Vision & Mission


  • To be a global leader in agricultural and forestry education, research, and innovation, empowering future generations to address the world’s most pressing challenges in food security, environmental sustainability, and natural resource management.


  • Excellence in Education: Our mission is to provide high-quality education and training in agriculture and forestry, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values needed to excel in their chosen fields and make meaningful contributions to society.
  • Cutting-edge Research: We are committed to conducting innovative research that advances the frontiers of agricultural and forestry sciences, addressing key issues such as sustainable farming practices, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, and resource management.
  • Industry Partnerships: We foster strong partnerships with industry stakeholders, government agencies, research institutions, and international organizations to facilitate knowledge exchange, collaborative research, and experiential learning opportunities for our students.
  • Community Engagement: We actively engage with local communities and stakeholders to promote sustainable agriculture and forestry practices, enhance livelihoods, and contribute to the socio-economic development of rural areas.
  • Environmental Stewardship: We promote environmental stewardship and conservation by integrating principles of sustainability, biodiversity, and ecosystem management into our teaching, research, and outreach activities.
  • Professional Development: We strive to cultivate a culture of lifelong learning and professional development among our students, faculty, and staff, fostering leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the agricultural and forestry sectors.
  • Global Citizenship: We nurture global citizenship and cultural diversity among our students, encouraging them to become responsible global citizens who are sensitive to the needs and perspectives of diverse communities and ecosystems.

Through our vision and mission, the Department of Agriculture and Forestry at Phonics Group of Institutions, Roorkee, is dedicated to shaping the future of agriculture and forestry education, research, and practice, and empowering individuals to become leaders and change-makers in these critical fields.

Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture):

  • Comprehensive Knowledge: Graduates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles, concepts, and practices in agriculture, including crop science, soil management, plant breeding, agricultural economics, and agricultural engineering.
  • Practical Skills: Graduates will possess practical skills in agricultural techniques, farm management, crop production, and agri-business operations, enabling them to effectively address challenges and opportunities in the agricultural sector.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Graduates will be equipped with critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving abilities to identify, analyze, and solve complex agricultural problems related to production, sustainability, and food security.
  • Communication Skills: Graduates will communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with diverse stakeholders including farmers, agricultural experts, policymakers, and the broader community.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in multidisciplinary teams, respecting diverse perspectives and contributing positively to collective goals and outcomes.
  • Ethical and Professional Conduct: Graduates will uphold ethical standards and professional integrity in their interactions and decision-making, demonstrating a commitment to sustainable and responsible agricultural practices.

Master of Science in Agronomy (M.Sc. Agronomy):

  • Advanced Specialization: Graduates will have advanced knowledge and specialized expertise in agronomy, with a focus on crop production, soil management, crop physiology, and sustainable farming practices.
  • Research Proficiency: Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in research methodologies, experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation, enabling them to conduct independent research and contribute to advancements in agronomic sciences.
  • Innovative Solutions: Graduates will develop innovative solutions to agronomic challenges, leveraging cutting-edge technologies, scientific research, and best practices to optimize crop yields, conserve resources, and mitigate environmental impacts.
  • Leadership and Decision-Making: Graduates will exhibit leadership qualities, strategic thinking, and decision-making skills to effectively lead agronomic research projects, manage agricultural operations, and influence policy development in the agricultural sector.
  • Effective Communication: Graduates will communicate research findings, recommendations, and technical information effectively to diverse audiences, including academic peers, industry professionals, policymakers, and the public.
  • Professional Development: Graduates will engage in continuous professional development, staying abreast of latest advancements, trends, and best practices in agronomy, and actively participating in professional networks and associations.

Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.Sc. Forestry):

  • Forestry Fundamentals: Graduates will demonstrate a strong foundation in forestry principles, concepts, and practices, including forest ecology, silviculture, forest management, wildlife conservation, and forest economics.
  • Field Skills: Graduates will possess practical field skills in forest inventory, tree identification, forest measurements, mapping, and GIS applications, enabling them to conduct forest assessments and management activities effectively.
  • Natural Resource Management: Graduates will understand the principles of sustainable natural resource management and apply them to forest ecosystems, balancing ecological conservation with socio-economic needs and land-use considerations.
  • Environmental Conservation: Graduates will promote environmental conservation and biodiversity conservation, advocating for sustainable forest management practices that enhance ecosystem resilience and protect endangered species and habitats.
  • Community Engagement: Graduates will engage with local communities, indigenous groups, and stakeholders to promote participatory forest management, foster community-based conservation initiatives, and address socio-economic challenges in forest-dependent areas.
  • Policy Advocacy: Graduates will advocate for policies and regulations that support sustainable forestry practices, forest conservation, and community empowerment, contributing to the formulation of evidence-based policies and strategies for forest governance.

Career Prospects

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture):

  • Agricultural Extension Officer: Providing expert advice and support to farmers on crop production techniques, pest management, and sustainable farming practices.
  • Farm Manager: Overseeing day-to-day operations on agricultural farms, managing resources, and ensuring optimal productivity.
  • Agronomist: Conducting research and field trials to optimize crop yields, soil fertility, and water management practices.
  • Agricultural Sales Representative: Marketing agricultural products, equipment, and services to farmers and agricultural businesses.
  • Agricultural Consultant: Offering specialized consultancy services to farmers, agricultural organizations, and government agencies on crop selection, land use planning, and agricultural policy.
  • Agribusiness Manager: Managing businesses involved in agricultural production, processing, marketing, and distribution.

Master of Science in Agronomy (M.Sc. Agronomy):

  • Crop Scientist: Conducting research to develop new crop varieties, improve crop management practices, and enhance agricultural productivity.
  • Precision Agriculture Specialist: Implementing technology-driven solutions for precision farming, including data analysis, GIS mapping, and sensor-based monitoring.
  • Crop Consultant: Providing advisory services to farmers and agribusinesses on crop selection, soil health management, and precision farming techniques.
  • Research Scientist: Contributing to agricultural research projects in academia, government institutions, or private research organizations.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Specialist: Promoting sustainable farming practices, conservation agriculture, and agroecological approaches to enhance food security and environmental sustainability.
  • Seed Production Manager: Overseeing the production, quality control, and distribution of agricultural seeds for commercial cultivation.

Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.Sc. Forestry):

  • Forest Officer/Manager: Managing forest resources, overseeing conservation efforts, and enforcing forestry regulations in government forestry departments or conservation organizations.
  • Forest Ecologist: Studying forest ecosystems, biodiversity, and ecosystem services to inform conservation strategies and sustainable forest management practices.
  • Wildlife Biologist: Conducting research on wildlife populations, habitat management, and conservation biology in forested areas.
  • Forestry Consultant: Providing expert advice to private landowners, forestry companies, and government agencies on forest management, timber harvesting, and wildlife habitat restoration.
  • Environmental Educator: Educating the public about the importance of forests, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable forest management through outreach programs, nature interpretation, and environmental education.
  • Forest Products Manager: Overseeing the production, processing, and marketing of forest products such as timber, non-timber forest products, and eco-tourism services.

These career prospects reflect the diverse range of opportunities available to graduates from the Department of Agriculture and Forestry at Phonics Group of Institutions, Roorkee, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and experience to excel in their chosen fields and make meaningful contributions to the agricultural and forestry sectors.

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