Course

Undergraduate Program
Duration
No. of Seats

B.Sc (Hons) in Horticulture

4 Years ( 8 Semester )

25

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

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
  • UNESCO
  • 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…