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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B. Sc. Ag.)
The aim of this program is to train academically competent and practical oriented professional agriculturists. The B. Sc. Agriculture program is an eight semester (four-year) course after I. Sc. (Basic Science) or I. Sc. (Agriculture). In the first three years most of the courses are from basic core agricultural disciplines. In the fourth year, elective courses are offered to provide the students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of their interest. Field practicalís, project works and study visits are part of the academic curriculum. The students must fulfill four years of residential learning to complete the requirements of B. Sc. Ag. curriculum.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B. V. Sc. & A.H.)
The B. V. Sc. & A.H. program was started at IAAS beginning the academic year of 1993-94 (2050-051 B.S.) The aim of this program is to train skilled and competent manpower in the area of livestock health, production and management. The regular B. V. Sc. & A.H. program is a five years course after I. Sc. (Bachelor Science) or I. Sc. (Agriculture) which includes nine semesters of academic courses and a final one semester of internship. The curriculum has been designed to integrate basic, production and management, practical and clinical subjects to impart both extensive and intensive knowledge in veterinary clinical sciences, animal breeding, livestock production and management.
An Admission Committee headed
by the Dean of IAAS within the framework of Tribhuvan University rules and
regulations formulates the policies concerning student intake and entrance
examination. Girls students and students from remote areas are provided some
preferences in terms of reserved quota and leverages in admission
requirements. However, these are subjected to changes in the lines of national
and Tribhuvan University policies. The policies for the admission in B.Sc.
Agriculture and B.V.Sc. & A.H. programs are communicated in national media
well in advance of the date of entrance examination and admission.
Evaluation and Examination System
The institute follows a
semester system of education. There are two semesters in each academic year.
One semester covers a period of 90 effective working days of teaching and two
weeks for final examination.
Evaluation and Examination System
The institute follows semester system of
examination for evaluation. A total of 20% of full marks in theory in each
subject is evaluated internally through an internal assessment. The student
must secure at least 40 percent marks in the internal assessment to qualify
for final examination. The course teacher gives one chance for makeup test to
those who fail in the first internal assessment or missed for a valid reason.
The Examination Board of
Tribhuvan University conducts a separate final theory examination with 80% of
total marks and 100% of practical for each level externally through an
external system of examination. A student must secure at least 40% marks in
theory and practical separately to pass the final theory and practical
examination in each subject. The students who fail in the final theory or
practical examination are allowed to take Back Paper Examination conducted by
the Tribhuvan University Examination Board in each semester after about a
month of announcement of final examination result for the previous semester.
Such students need not to repeat the course provided they pass the internal
assessment and qualify for final examination. Those who fail in the back paper
examination should take the regular class along with the regular students of
the particular semester.
A student must attend at least 70% of classes
in each subject to be eligible for final examination. Failure to meet the
minimum attendance requirement may debar a student from taking final
examination. A student must have taken the internal assessment exam to be
qualified for the final or the backpaper examination. For only practical
course, a student must have attended the practical class as reflected in the
attendance register of the course instructor.
Award of Degree and Transcript of Academic Records
A student becomes eligible for
the award of degree of B.Sc. Agriculture or B.V.Sc. & A.H. after completion of
all the requirements prescribed by the curriculum. No partial degree shall be
awarded in case a student fails to complete any of the prescribed
requirements. The Controller of Examination of Tribhuvan University issues
transcript of Academic Record after the notification of results. The standing
of the students is based on aggregate percentage of marks as under:
less than 40%
The facilities for students'
welfare at the IAAS, central campus includes students' hostels, health care
and medical facilities and facilities for sports, extra curricular activities
and recreation. A member from IAAS faculty is appointed as Extra Curricular
Activities Chief to organize and coordinate sports and extra curricular
activities. In addition student clubs and cultural groups also organize extra
curricular activities from time to time.
The institute provides
scholarship to meritorious students. At present 25 percent of the students
receive a scholarship of Rs. 200 per month upto maximum of 10 months in each
academic year. In addition 20 percent of students are provided with freeship
that waives payment of the tuition fees. The award of scholarship is however
subjected to change depending upon availability of funds and Tribhuvan
Design and Delivery of Curriculum
The curriculums of B.Sc.
Agriculture and B.V.Sc. & A.H. programs include courses in basic and core
disciplines and also courses specific to agroclimatic and physiographic
settings of Nepal and Nepalese farming systems. The Subject Committees in
different areas of agriculture and veterinary sciences propose and design the
courses. The content of the courses are critically discussed and modified by
the Faculty Board of the institute. The course curriculum is implemented after
approval of the Academic Council of Tribhuvan University.
The delivery of courses of
B.Sc. Agriculture and B.V.Sc. & A.H. programs at the central campus is carried
out through Instructional Departments.
The course codes listed in
this curriculum have a short text of the subject matter. The digits are read
from left to right. The first digit indicates the year in which a course is
offered, the second digit indicates the first (1) or the second (2) semester
of the academic year and third digit indicates serial number of the course in
sequence in the semester offered by an Instructional Department. Alphabet "E"
in a course code refers to elective subject. Each theory or practical credit
hour is equivalent to 25 marks in theory or practical. For Example, a course
with credit hours of 2+1 has full marks of 75 (Theory 50 and Practical 25).
One credit for theory means one-hour of lecture per week, and for practical
means two to three hours of practical per week.
The core courses are
compulsory subjects offered by different Instructional Departments. All the
students of B.Sc.Ag. or B.V.Sc. & A.H. program are required to study and pass
the core courses as prescribed in the curriculum.
Elective courses have been
designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of students'
interest. The elective courses are offered in the fourth year of B.Sc.
Agriculture program. A student must register and pass elective courses of 12
credits from one or more related departments. The packages of elective courses
are announced by the concerned Instructional Departments in the beginning of
each academic year. B.V.Sc. and A.H. program has no elective courses.
Project work in agronomy, horticulture and
animal husbandry are integral part of B.Sc.Ag. program. The students are given
independent responsibility for crop and vegetable cultivation and rearing of
farm animals where they learn and acquire skills on crop and animal husbandry.
This course is designed to
inculcate in the students the dignity of work. The students will be required
to accomplish various activities related to agriculture, society, sanitation,
landscaping, environment protection, etc.
The internship for one
semester is integral part of B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree program. The objective of
the program is to provide pre-service field training in the areas of
veterinary science and animal husbandry.
The aspects of instruction,
evaluation, and other areas of academics not mentioned in here are as per
rules and regulations of the Tribhuvan University.