Horticulture (Horticulture)

About Department

The Department offers M. Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. Programmes in Horticulture. Initially, there was a one year (two semester) PG Diploma course in Horticulture known as PG Diploma in ‘Seed and Nursery Production’ under the Centre for Rural Technology (CRT) that was started in the Academic Session 1997 and continued up to the academic session 2000-2001. The course was upgraded to Master Degree Programme in Horticulture from the academic session 2001-2002 after creation of Department of Applied Plant Science (Horticulture) under the School of Bio Sciences and Biotechnology. Since then concerted efforts have been made to conduct research on all aspects of Horticultural crops viz., Fruits, Vegetable, Ornamentals, Medicinal & Aromatic crops and Aquatic plants in order to improve their productivity and quality. Recently, School of Agricultural Science and Technology (SAST) came in brief under which Department of Horticulture is existing. Another course i.e. B. Voc. (Floriculture and Landscape Gardening) is also running under the aegis of the Department of Horticulture. About the B. Voc. (Floriculture and Landscape Gardening) To develop skill and employability among youth, short term and long certificate courses, diploma courses and various vocational courses have also been emphasized by government of India at various platforms. The basic aim of these courses is to increase self-sufficiency and self-dependence of younger generation, motivating them for entrepreneurship. B. Voc. (Floriculture and Landscape Gardening) targets the floriculture and nursery industry, besides the various opportunities for landscaping in hotels, land developers and government gardens and aims to prepare a person for handling various job opportunities in public and private sector as well as help for entrepreneurship development. The department has also started 3 years B. Voc Course (Bachelor of Vocational Course) in Floriculture and Landscape Gardening from 2014.

Course Name M.Sc. (Horticulture)
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