The world's population is projected to rise from 7.8 billion in 2020 to 9.9 billion by 2050. Food demand is anticipated to increase between 59% and 98% by 2050. Enhancing productivity on existing agricultural lands is the only sustainable way to feed the ever growing population. Therefore, advancements in Agriculture Science are necessary to ensure food security both in terms of nutritional quality and quantity in the future. For a developing country like Nepal where the majority of farmers are involved in subsistence farming, agriculture development is a key for socio-economic growth and nation prosperity.
Department of Life Sciences under School of Science offers Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. Ag.) at Kathmandu University. This interdisciplinary program encompasses many different aspects of agriculture. Courses usually include the study of plant science, animal science, soil and pesticides, weed management, agricultural extension, ecology, natural resources management, horticulture, farming system and production technology.
Students who are keen to study agriculture science benefit from the broad nature of the field. The education gained with a bachelor offers advantages when seeking jobs in agricultural research, development and advocacy.
The aim of the program is to generate academically sound and practical oriented professional agriculturist. B.Sc. Ag. is eight-semester (four-year) program after I.Sc. (Agriculture) or 10+2 (Science).