Undergraduate Program
No. of Seats

B.Sc (Hons) in Horticulture


4 Years ( 8 Semester )




Students who have passed HS/10+2 (Science) with minimum 50% marks in aggregate with PCB will be eligible to apply for admission. The minimum marks for eligibility is 45% in aggregate for reserve categories.

Course Contents of B. Sc. (Hons) in Horticulture

Plant Propagation and Nursery Management; Tropical and Subtropical Fruits; Tropical and Subtropical Fruits; Orchard and Estate Management; Plantation Crops; Temperate Fruit crops; Weed Management; Plant Breeding, Genetics and Cytogenetics; Breeding of Fruit and Plantation Crops; Dryland Horticulture; Tropical and Subtropical Vegetable crops; Spices and Condiments; Breeding of Vegetable Tuber and Spice Crops; Seed Production of Vegetable Tuber and Spice Crops; Temperate Vegetable crops; Potato and Tuber Crops; Precision Farming and Protected Cultivation; Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops; Processing of Horticultural Crops; Food Technology; Ornamental Horticulture; Breeding and Seed Production of Flower and Ornamental Crops; Landscape Architecture; Commercial Floriculture; Medicinal and Aromatic Crops; Plant Pathology; Diseases of Fruit, Plantation and Medicinal & Aromatic Crops; Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops; Entomology; Nematode Pests and their Management; Insect Pests of Fruit; Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops, Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac Culture, Soil Science, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management; Soil, Water and Plant Analysis; Environmental Studies and Disaster Management; Farm Power and Machinery; Water Management in Horticultural Crops; Organic Farming; Agro-meteorology and Climate Change; Introductory Agro-forestry; Major Field Crops; Elementary Statistics and Computer Application; Elementary Plant Biochemistry; Elementary Plant Biotechnology; Crop Physiology; Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops; Introductory Microbiology; Economics and Marketing; Horti-Business Management; Extension Education; Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management; Communication Skills and Personality Development; Information and Communication Technology; Physical and Health Education; NSS/NCC; Educational Tour;Experiential learning (Professional Package); RHWE & Placement in Industries
Rural Horticultural Work Experience Programme

  1. Student Ready - Placement in Industries.
  2. Student Ready - Placement in Villages.
STUDENT READY: Experimental Learning programme Commercial Horticulture, Protective Cultivation of High Value Horticulture Crops Processing of Fruits and Vegetables for Value Addition, Floriculture and Landscape Architecture New Module, Bio-inputs: Bio-fertilizers and Bio-pesticides- New Module, Mass Multiplication of Plant and Molecules through Tissue Culture- New Module, Mushroom culture- New Module, Bee keeping.

Career Oppurtunities

B.Sc. Horticulture: What is it about?

Horticulture basically deals with the art, science and technology of growing and cultivation of plants that include fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, flowers, and non-food crops such as medicinal & aromatic plants

The B.Sc.(Hons) Horticulture course deals with topics related to breeding of plants, plant nutrition, fertilizers, soil and Water management, Nursery management, equipments & machineries, pests & diseases, agribusiness and all the other aspects that are required to grow horticultural crops.

  • The Course focuses mainly on crop plants, vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants, spices and medicinal plants.
  • It especially deals with various types of crops like fruit crops, vegetable crops, garden crops, plantation crops, medicinal & aromatic crops, spices and many others.
  • The course discusses breeding of plants like Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops, Seed Production of Vegetables & flowers, Tuber and Spice Crops and multiplication techniques for Fruits among others.
  • The course includes various important aspects like soil quality, type of soil required for different types of plants and how to grow different crops under different conditions including hi-tech playhouses.
  • This course will enable students to breed, grow, evolve and do business with any kind of seed, planting material and crop plants.
  • The course will also teach how to do marketing of Agro Products, how to manage orchids and farms, and many other important management related topics which will help the students to manage and run any agricultural farm successfully.

B.Sc. Horticulture: Why this particular course?

You could consider studying BSc Horticulture Science because it offers the following advantages it has:

  • The candidates willing to join the farming sector will find this course hugely beneficial. This course will train them to farm various types of crop plants.
  • The candidates who complete this course will have enough knowledge to pursue any kind of agricultural research in future.
  • They can develop better seeds, research on breeding conditions and do many more different types of research.
  • The candidates can work to develop their own farms, Nurseries and Horticulture gardens. They can start their own agricultural businesses.
  • The course offers a vast opportunity for government jobs. Many government departments and banks offer jobs to BSc Horticulture Science candidates.
  • Since farming will always be an important sector, the candidates with a degree in Horticulture will always be in demand in the job market both in Govt. and private sectors.

Career Prospects and Job Scope for a B.Sc Horticulture

The job market and career options for B. Sc. Horticulture for the aspirant performing the course for the time duration of 4-year will never fade away like other streams. Depending upon the desire aspirants may choose the career options from the vast and wide fields such as:

  • Defence
  • Healthcare Industries
  • WHO
  • Space and Research Agencies
  • Civic Bodies
  • Agriculture fields
  • Organic Industries
  • NHAI
  • Govt. sector as Development Officers
  • Company Executives in Pesticide and Fertilizer industries
  • Company Sales Executives

Horticulturist job type according to specialization:

  • Plant pathologis
  • Entomologist
  • Agri-economist
  • Professors in Colleges & universities
  • Scientists
  • Subject Matter Specialists in KVK
  • Consultant in Horticulture
  • Ornamental Horticulturist
  • Plant Care Personnel
  • Nursery Owner
  • Landscape Designer & Architect
  • Writer & Journalist
  • And many more…

General Outcomes

  • Knowledge Enhancement: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Soil Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agri- Extension, Agri-Economics, Agri-business, Agri-Statistics and other such areas of agriculture.
  • Professional Enhancement: Understanding the value and processes of life-long learning and development of professionalism.
  • Entrepreneurship Skills: Understanding the processes of setting up and managing viable business ventures.
  • Communication & Extension Skills: Developing appropriate communication skills for effective transfer of knowledge and technologies through extension programs.
  • Team Work: Play effective roles in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Educational Leadership: Recognize and meet emerging agriculture challenges of global society in the 21st century and developing leadership and strong linkages in the agro-industrial setup.
  • Data Handling: Collect, analyze and interpret scientific data.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the scientific practice.
  • Computational Skills: Recognize, analyze problems and plan strategies for their solutions with the help of computer skills.
  • Physical Education: Impart physical education and Yoga Practice.

Specific Outcomes

  • Impart knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and techniques of maintaining and enhancing soil fertility, crop production, crop management, crop improvement, agri-business, organic farming, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture.
  • Develop the ability to know farming practices and their scope to improve agricultural productivity and the environments in rural areas.
  • Apply knowledge of basic science through Agricultural microbiology, Plant biochemistry and Biotechnology.
  • Apply knowledge of Agri-bussiness management and finance to develop profitable agricultural production system.
  • Improve understanding of farming and farmers conditions through Rural Work Experience Programme.
  • Inculcate self confidence in farming and marketing tactics through Experiential Learning.

Advantages of Daffodil

  • Excellent environment for teaching & learning.
  • With pure lush green area, the DAFFODIL campus has a peaceful atmosphere and salubrious climate providing a perfect setting for learning.
  • Infrastructure already available for Horticulture Courses
  • State - of- the - art Nursery and Orchard
  • A team of highly qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty and staff
  • Well-equipped classrooms with audio-visual aids.
  • Mentor system for Students