About C.Sc Sericulture

The course that deals with the rearing of silkworms and the production of raw silk is called Sericulture.  Sericulture is most popular, and the competition for the limited seats available in this course are high. The duration of the course is 2 years.

The course covers topics related to various processes of Sericulture and Silk Farming. Through this course, students study techniques related to the rearing of silkworms to produce raw silk which is further used to manufacture silk clothes and products.

The implementation of Sericulture is found in the development of the rural economy of the nation. A person with a degree in Sericulture can work in cottage industry and hence the scope of employment for people from rural areas is high.

C.Sc Sericulture Course Highlights

Following are the major highlights of  C. Sc Sericulture course: –

Name of the Course

Certificate of Science (B.Sc) in Sericulture


2 years


The minimum eligibility required for admission in C.Sc Sericulture is Senior Four Certificate

Admission Process

Merit Basis/ Entrance Exam

Job Roles

  • Sericulturist
  • Sericulture Researcher
  • Sericulture Assistant
  • Sericulture Instructor

Average Course Fees

Ushs. 400,000 per Semester


C.Sc Sericulture Syllabus

C.Sc Sericulture is a three years course that is divided into four-semester. The semester wise syllabus of C.Sc Sericulture course followed in most institutes in India is as follows: –

Semester 1

  • Principles of Agronomy
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Agricultural Botany
  • History of Sericulture Industry
  • Cultivation Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Crop Physiology
  • Plant Genetics

Semester 2

  • Agriculture Economics
  • Principles of Horticulture
  • Environmental Science
  • Mulberry Silkworm Rearing
  • Fundamentals of Entomology
  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • Livestock Management


Semester 3

  • Rural Sociology and Psychology
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Biotechnology basics
  • Disease of host plants of silkworms
  • Pest control of host plants of silkworms
  • Mulberry Silkworm rearing technology
  • Silk Reeling

Semester 4

  • Mulberry production and management
  • Silkworm rearing and management
  • Fundamentals of nanotechnology
  • Principles of Farming
  • Extension Methodologies and Agricultural Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Silk throwing, dyeing and weaving
  • Planning and Management of Silk Reeling Industry
  • Genetics and Breeding of host plants of silkworms
  • Silk Marketing, Trade and Prices
  • Planning and Management of  Silk Reeling Industry