Department of Crop Science

The Department of crop Science offers Full-Time and Part-Time programmes leading to the award of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. ) degree in:

  1. Crop Production
  2. Crop Protection (Entomology and Pathology)
  3. Corp Breeding and genetics
  4. Pasture Agronomy.
  5. Weed Science

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc.) PROGRAMME

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme consists of course work component and Research component with thesis / dissertation.

STRUCTURE OF M.SC. PROGRAMME

(i)    Course Work
Students would be required to register for a minimum of 15 credit units per Semester depending on their background. Students would be required to register for courses from the following groups.

  • Remedial Courses; These courses carry no credit units towards the higher degree.
  • Core Courses ; Courses to be taken by students specializing in related areas. The Core Courses are of direct relevance to the field of study.
  • Elective or Optional Courses

These are normally taken from related disciplines if so recommended by the department. They carry credit units.

(ii)    Research Thesis
The subject for the thesis will normally be chosen from  within the Research areas of the relevant Master’s degree option. Before embarking on the Research every which must be required to submit a Research proposal which must be approved by the Graduate School Board on the recommendation of the Department Graduate Committee.

(iii)   Seminar
A student will be required to attend all Departmental Seminars He/She must present a Seminar in his/her area of specialization before the defence of the thesis.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION FOR THE M. SC DEGREE

To graduate, a student shall be required to pass a minimum of 30 Credit, Units including Core Courses, Elective and the Research Thesis.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph. D. )PROGRAMME

  1. Research
    The Ph. D. programme is done by thesis. A student who is enrolled in the Ph.D. programme in the Department will be  expected to carry out his/her Research under lose supervision of his/her supervisor(s).
  2. Seminar
    A student will be required to attend all Departmental Seminars. In addition, he/she in the course of the Ph. D. programme will be expected to present at least one Seminar in his/her area of Research.