Department of Agronomy offers the following courses for BS program.

The department offers courses for BS,MS & PhD Programs. Research facilities are available for field and laboratory works in most areas of stand establishment, crop physiology, Eco physiology, crop management, weed science and seed science aspects of crop production.

Course Title : Fundamentals of Agronomy

Course Code: AGR 101

Course Credit: 03+1.5

Theory (3.0 Cr. hr.): Concept, importance, opportunities, constraints and branches of agriculture; concept and basic principles of agronomy, concept of crops and classification of field crops; principles of crop growth and development; cropping seasons of Bangladesh; definition, classification and characteristic of quality seeds; weather and climate, weather elements and crops growth. definition, importance and classification of tillage; concept of tilth and plough pan formation and their impact on crop production; sowing and transplanting; seedling establishment and plant population density; intercultural operation; weeding, thinning, earthingup, irrigation and drainage; basic concept of crop nutrition, function of nutrient elements, fertilizer and manure; crop geography of Bangladesh.

Practical (1.5 Cr. hr.):  

Identification and classification of field crops identification of crop growth stages, identification and utilization of tillage, intertillage and other agriculture implements; observation of agro meteorological instruments; observation of plough pan formation; seed bed preparation; seed identification; practicing intercultural operation; identification; practicing intercultural operation; identification of manures and fertilizers, calculation of fertilizer dose.

Course Title : Fundamentals of Cereal Crop Producation

Course Code: AGR 175

Course Credit: 03+1.5


Theory (3.0 Cr. hr):

Scope, limitation and strategies of cereal crop production; origin of rice; distinguished feat ures between indica, japonica and javamica rice; growth stages of rice plant, rice ecology, classification of rice culture, ratoon rice; upland rice culture; transplanted and deep water rice culture; characteristics of HYVs developed in Bangladesh; origin and classification of wheat; growth stages of wheat; distinguished characteristics between new and old wheat; climate, and cultural practices for wheat production; quality factors in wheat; origin and classification of maize; growth of maize; climate and cultural practices for maize production; origin and classification of barley, plant morphology and growth stages of barley, cultural practices for barley production; origin, classification and growth stages of minor cereals; cultural practices for minor cereals.

Practical (1.5 Cr. hr:):

Identification of growth stages of different cereals; cereal production under different tillage conditions; cereal production under different levels of fertilizers; cereal production under different levels of moistures.

Course Title : Weed Science

Course Code: AGR 205

Course Credit: 03+1.5


Theory (3.0 Cr hr):

Introduction: concept, definition, characteristics and harmful and beneficial effects of weed; weed biology & ecology: classification of weeds; propagation, dispersal and distribution of weed; persistence of weeds; major weeds of Bangladesh; morphology of major weeds; crop weed interference critical period of crop weed interference: critical period of crop weed competition; degree of weed infestation; competitive ability of crops against weeds; allelopathy, allelopathic effects of weeds on crop and vice-versa; weed management: components of weed management, weed control; chemical weed control; classification of herbicide; herbicide selectivity; behavior of herbicide in plant and soil; rice herbicides in Bangladesh; herbicidal weed control in major crops; integrated weed management.

Practical (1.5

Identification of major weeds from upland and lowland habitat; study on the life cycle and morphology of major rice weeds; identification, description and use of weeding implements; fields exercise on mechanical weed control; identification, description and use of chemical weed control equipment; herbicide dose calculation and herbicide sprayer calibration; study on the effect of weed infestation in the growth and development of rice plants.

Course Title : Agro-climatology

Course Code: AGR 255

Course Credit: 03+1.5

Theory (3.0

Climate and weather terms; elements of climate and weather, meteorology and climatology; agro meteorology and agro climatology and Earth’s climatic history; climate, agricultural production and food security; biosphere, characteristics of atmospheric energy, warming the earth and the atmospheric, heat transferring in the earth atmosphere, heat transferring in the earth atmosphere system; radiation and temperature; Wien’ law, Stefan-Boltzmann law; absorption, emission and equilibrium; atmosphere moisture; air pressure and humidity; water cycle; ozone layer; atmosphere pressure; causes of air movement; the general circulation of the atmosphere and the ocean; earth rotation: causes of earth season; cloud: types characteristics and formation; classification of world climatic; agro-climate of Bangladesh: delineation of climatic region; agro-ecological zone (AEZ); global climate change change; application of agro-climatology knowledge on crop production.

Practical (1.5 Cr Hr.):

Air temperature and its measurement; measurement of relative humidity; measuring precipitation by rain gauge; estimation of wind velocity and wind direction; measurement of photo-synthetically active radiation in the crop canopy; study of agro-climatic zones of Bangladesh; observation of crop plants grown under different light and moisture conditions.

Course Title : Seed Science and Technilogy

Course Code: AGR 325

Course Credit: 03+1.5


Theory (3.0 Cr. hr.):

Introduction to seed: definition, role, use and classification; physiology of seed formation and development; seed growth, maturation; chemical composition of seed; seed and seedling morphology; seed dormancy, biological significance, types and breaking of seed dormancy; seed quality attributes; genitival purity; analytical purity; seed moisture content; seed germination; seed health; seed and field standard of seed quality. seed production; factors influencing quality seed production; agro-ecological requirements. crop and variety selection, crop alteration, isolation, land selection, land preparation, plant protection and harvesting. hybrid seed production; seed processing: principles of seed processing. drying, cleaning, grading, treating, packaging; seed storing: physiology of seed ageing, factors influencing storage life, types of storage; seed certification: quality control, legislation, seed marking.

Practical (1.5 Cr. hr.): Seed identification and preparation of seed album; structures of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous seeds; seed sampling for laboratory tests; purity analysis of seed; determination of seed moisture; seed germination test; seed vigor test; calculation of seed rate of different field crops; practicing seed treatment; field inspection of seed crops.

Course Title : Production of Pulses, Oil-seeds and Industrial Crops

Course Code: AGR 375

Course Credit: 03+1.5

Theory (3.0 Cr hr.):

Origin, distribution, classification, morpho-physiology climate and soil requirements, characteristics of species crop varieties, production technology, post- harvest operations and basis of yield improvement of pulse, oilseed and industrial crops i.e. grasspea, lentil, mungbean, blackgram, chickpea, cowpea, pigeon pea, rapeseeds, mustards, sesame, groundnut, soybean, sunflower, safflower, linseed, jute, kenaf, cotton and sugarcane.

Practical (1.5 Cr. hr.):

Conducting simple experiments to study the effect of agronomic practices on crop production and preparation of project paper; study on the distinguishing characteristic of different species and crop varieties; identification of different crops and varieties; evaluation of the effect of planting density, sowing method, water regimes, fertilizer application and intercultural operation on crop growth and productivity, practicing different plating methods of sugarcane.

Course Title : Irrigation and Farm Management

Course Code: AGR 475  

Course Credit: 03+1.5



Theory (3.0 Cr. hr.):

Irrigation: definition and background; importance of irrigation; soil physical properties in relation to irrigation practices; irrigation water requirements time of application of irrigation; conveyance, distribution and field application systems; methods of irrigation, their advantages and disadvantages; measurement of irrigation water loss; present status of irrigation in Bangladesh; common problems in irrigated agriculture and their remedies; drainage of agricultural lands.

Farm management: Concept and definition principles of farm management; consideration for establishment of a farm; farm types, structure and farm layout; crop planning. cropping systems, crop rotation, farming systems’ farm budgeting and farm planning: partial and enterprise budgets, farm budgeting; resource inventory and management of resources; farm efficiency measures and enterprise diversification; financial management: record keeping, balance sheet and cash book; risk management.

Practical (1.5 Cr. hr.)

Identification and use of irrigation machinery; determination of irrigation water requirement; Farm layout preparation, layout of experimental plot, farm records and their maintenance, preparation of cropping scheme, crop rotation schedules, crop calendar; crop cutting experiment; economic analysis of an enterprise, visit to an agricultural farm and preparation and presentation of report.

Lab. Facilities

  1. Balance
  2. Augur
  3. Moisture Meter
  4. Oven
  5. All types of field equipments
  6. PH Meter
  7. EC Meter
  8. DO Meter
  9. Germinator