Course

Undergraduate Program
Duration
No. of Seats

B.Sc (Hons) in Horticulture

4 Years ( 8 Semester )

60

Eligibility

Students who have passed HS/10+2 (Science) with minimum 55% marks in aggregate with PCB will be eligible to apply for admission. The minimum marks for eligibility is 50% in aggregate for reserve categories.

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

Elementary Statistics and Computer Application, Fundamental of Soil Science, Economics and Marketing, Elementary Plant Biochemistry, Introductory Crop Physiology, Fundamentals of Horticulture, Principles of Landscape Architecture, Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics, Introductory Microbiology, Communication Skills and Personality Development, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, Tropical and Subtropical Vegetables, Principles of Plant Breeding, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, Water Management in Horticultural Crops, Plant Propagation and Nursery Management, Environmental Studies and Disaster Management, Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops, Information and communication technology, Fundamentals of Plant Pathology, Fundamentals of Entomology Temperate Vegetable Crops, Nematode pests of horticultural crops and their Management Diseases of fruit, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Fundamentals of Food Technology, Temperate Fruit Crops, Weed Management in Horticultural Crops, Commercial Floriculture, Elementary Plant Biotechnology, Soil, Water and Plant Analysis, Spices and Condiments, Ornamental Horticulture, Plantation Crops, Breeding of Fruit and Plantation Crops, Farm Power and Machinery, Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops, Precision Farming and Protected Cultivation, Dry land Horticulture, Organic Farming, Introduction to Major Field Crops, Medicinal and Aromatic crops, Introductory Agroforestry, Breeding of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops, Diseases of Vegetables, Ornamentals and Spice Crops, Orchard and Estate Management, Agro-meteorology and Climate Change, Potato and tuber crops, Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac culture, Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops, Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops, Seed Production of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops, Breeding and Seed Production of Flower and Ornamental Plants, Processing of Horticultural Crops, Horti-Business Management Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management, Fundamentals of Extension Education, National Service Scheme/National Cadet Corp, Physical and Health Education.
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

The welfare, health and nutrition of the society and the nation depend on Horticulture. It has been recognized as one of the most important enterprises for doubling income and thereby improving the economy of nation in general and of north eastern India in particular, besides generating self employment through development of entrepreneurship.

Horticulture is an extremely diversified field with nearly unlimited career opportunities. Horticulturists play a vital role in improving the cultivation practices of vegetables, fruits, flowers, orchids, medicinal & aromatic plants and spices & condiments. The scope for Horticulture widens with changing food habits, growing health consciousness and demand for both ornamental and the cut flowers for export to different countries. Post harvest management of fruits, vegetables and spices provide a unique opportunity for value addition of the horticultural produces opening up new avenue for entrepreneurship development. A pass-out in this field can opt career as Floriculturist, Olericulturist, Pomologist or entrepreneur. Various employment options are available to individuals. From opening own business to serving agricultural companies, graduates can opt for different jobs. The Government of India also hires horticulturists for various agricultural projects carried out on rural lands and towns. They can also pursue higher studies upto Ph. D, and find employment in Agricultural/Horticultural universities, ICAR, Banks, NABARD and Forest Research Institute (FRI). Graduates can also opt for Public Service Commission jobs where agriculture is an optional subject.

Following are some popular jobs available after B.Sc. in Horticulture:

  • Agriculture Development Officer
  • Horticulture Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Plantation Manager
  • Technical/Programme Assistant
  • Crop Production Adviser
  • Food Technologist
  • Research Scientist/Teacher (After M. Sc.)
  • Nursery Manager
  • Crop Inspector
  • Seed Certification Officer
  • Feed Plant Manager
  • Agripreneur (Self-Employed)