B.Sc. (Plantation Management) External Degree Programme

A three year B.Sc. (Plantation Management) degree programme was commenced in 2006, by the Faculty.  The programme is targeted for the executive level employees in the Plantation sector with several years of experience.  All courses are conducted using distant learning modules. The first batch completed the degree programme in April 2009. There are 9 batches registered under this programme and four batches were passed out.

DURATION

The programme is of three (03) year duration with two semesters of six month each per year. During each semester all relevant courses need to be completed (i.e. Contact sessions, Assignments, Examinations, etc.).  However, candidates who register for the degree programme should complete it between 3 to 6 academic years from the date of registration.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The three (03) year programme consists of 44 courses and a special project offered during six semesters (two per year) to include 93 credits, (one credit = 15 theory hours of learning or 30 practical hours). In preparing the programme a balance has been maintained among many basic sciences, applied sciences, management and extension & communication. The basic sciences are concentrated during the first two semesters, so that candidates who had no formal exposure to them prior to admission will have the opportunity to complete them during their first two semesters.

SCHEDULE OF COURSES

Year 1 Semester I

Subject Code

Subject Name

No of Credits

XPM 1101

Botany of Crops

02

XPM 1102

Basic Mathematics

02

XPM 1103

Principles of Crop Physiology

02

XPM 1104

Principles of Ecology

02

XPM 1105

Principles of Agricultural Chemistry

02

XPM 1106

Principles of Soil Science

02

XPM 1107

Fundamentals of Management

02

Total Number of credits per semester

14

Year 1 Semester II

Subject Code

Subject Name

No of Credits

XPM 1208

Principles of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Use

02

XPM 1209

Principles of Pest and Weed Management

02

XPM 1210

Plant Pathology and Quarantine

02

XPM 1211

Principles of Economics

02

XPM 1212

Tea Agronomy

03

XPM 1213

Principles of Marketing

02

XPM 1214

Tea Manufacturing, Processing & Value Addition

02

XPM 1215

Climate Change Impact Mitigation and Adaptation

NC

Total Number of credits per semester

15

Year 2 Semester I

Subject Code

Subject Name

No of Credits

XPM 2116

Information and Communication Technology

02

XPM 2117

Applied Statistics

02

XPM 2118

Rubber Agronomy

03

XPM 2119

Rubber Manufacturing, Processing & Value Addition 

02

XPM 2120

Irrigation and Watershed Management

03

XPM 2121

Soil & Water Degradation, Conservation and Renovation

02

XPM 2122

Cropping Patterns and Crop Diversification Systems

02

Total Number of credits per semester

16

Year 2 Semester II

Subject Code

Subject Name

No of Credits

XPM 2223

Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship

02

XPM 2224

Coconut Agronomy

03

XPM 2225

Coconut Manufacturing, Processing & Value Addition

02

XPM 2226

Oil Palm Agronomy and Processing

02

XPM 2227

Agricultural Development and Policy

02

XPM 2228

Farm Power and Machinery Management

03

XPM 2229

Plantation Forestry    

02

XPM 2230

Organic Farming

NC

Total Number of credits per semester

16

Year 3 Semester I

Subject Code

Subject Name

No of Credits

XPM 3131

Energy and Waste Management

02

XPM 3132

Quantitative Techniques in Plantation Management

01

XPM 3133

Agronomy and Processing of Minor and Potential Plantation Crops

02

XPM 3134

Export Agricultural Crops Agronomy and Processing

02

XPM 3135

Poultry and Dairy Management

03

XPM 3136

Agricultural Project Analysis and Management

02

XPM 3137

Agricultural Marketing and Prices

02

XPM 3138

Application of Biotechnology in Plantations

02

Total Number of credits per semester

16

Year 3 Semester II

Subject Code

Subject Name

No of Credits

XPM 3239

International Trade and Business

01

XPM 3240

Financial and Management Accounting

03

XPM 3241

Human Resource Planning and Management

02

XPM 3242

Agriculture Extension and Communication

02

XPM 3243

Quality Standards and Certification

02

XPM 3244

Management Information Systems and e-Commerce

02

XPM 3245

Special Project

04

Total Number of credits per semester

16

Total Number of Credits

93

NC = Non-Credit

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