Applied Plant Science (Horticulture)

About Department

The department of Applied Plant Science (Horticulture) if offering M.Sc. (Ag.) degree in Horticulture since its inception i.e. from the academic session 2001-2002 and Ph.D. programme from the academic session 2003-2004. Before the genesis of the DAPS (Horticulture), the university was offering a two semester (one year) diploma in Horticulture "Seed and Nursery Production" under the Centre for Rural Technology which was started by the University from its first academic session 1997 and was continued up to 2000. The major objective of Horticulture development includes: to provide food for all, and creating employment opportunities for proper segment of society; to develop Horticulture activities including the basic and applied research for developing strategies to enhance productivity and utilization of Horticulture crops viz. fruits, vegetables, flowers (ornamentals), medicinal and aromatic crops in the field of agriculture and economically depressed segments of society; landscaping programme (through bioaesthetic planning) and mass plantation to develop greenery in the University Campus; and adoption of Hi-Tech Horticulture.

Course Name M.Sc. (Applied Plant Sciences)
Intake 30

Course Name B. Voc (Floriculture and Landscape Gardening)
Intake 50

Course Name Ph.D. (Horticulture)
Intake As per Ph.D. Ordinance

Course Structure of M. Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture

  • Semester - I
    • Paper CodePaper Name Credit
      HORT 101Propagation and Nursery Management of Horticultural Crops 3+1
      HORT 102Production Technology of Cool Season Vegetable Crops 3+1
      HORT 103Production Technology of Ornamental Plants 3+1
      HORT 104Post Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops 3+1
      Total Credits  16

  • Semester - II
    • Paper CodePaper Name Credit
      HORT 201Tropical and Dry Land Fruit Production 3+1
      HORT 202Production Technology of Warm Season Vegetables Crops 3+1
      HORT 203Landscaping and Ornamental Gardening 1+1
      HORT 204Special Statistical Methods in Horticultural Research and Computer Application 3+1
      HORT 205Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops1+1
      Total Credits 16

  • Semester - III
    • Paper CodePaper Name Credit
      HORT 301Subtropical and Temperate Fruit Production 3+1
      HORT 302Production Technology of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops 3+1
      HORT 303Principles of Fruit and Vegetable Preservation 1+1
      HORT 499Thesis 06
      Total Credits 16

  • Semester - IV
    • Paper CodePaper Name Credit
       * One Optional out of the following
      HORT 401Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops* 1+1
      HORT 402Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops* 1+1
      HORT 403Seed Production Technology of Vegetable Crops* 1+1
      HORT 404Organic Horticulture* 1+1
      HORT 404Breeding of Horticultural Crops* 1+1
      HORT 499 Research Work (Thesis) 14
      Total Credits 16
       Total Credits Requirement for M. Sc. (Ag) Horticulture 64 

Dr. Ravi Shankar Verma