Overview

Horticulture deals with arrangements of cultivation of plants, vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs, bushes, elaborate trees and finishing for gardens, looking after nurseries, green houses, garden, plantations and development of flowers.

B.Sc in Horticulture is a 3 years Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree Course. B.Sc. Agriculture program is about development of plants, beginning from seed related examination to logical investigation of cultivation, hereditary qualities of plants, plant infections and so on. So, it is about the use of logical information in plant development and along these lines increment efficiency and yield.

Courses & Eligibility

  • U.G. Degree (B.Sc in Horitculture): 12th passed  from a Recognised Board.
  •  P.G. Degree (M.Sc in Horticulture) – U.G. Degree in Horticulture from Recognised Board

Course Curriculum

Semester I:

  • Introduction to soil science
  • Crop physiology
  • Fundamentals of horticulture
  • Plant propagation
  • Fundamentals of extension education
  • Growth development of horticulture crops
  • Tropical and subtropical vegetables
  • Communication skills

Semester II:

  • Fundamentals of statistics
  • Elements of computer application
  • Plant parasitic nematode
  • Tropical and subtropical fruits
  • Fundamentals of food technology
  • Principles of genetics
  • Fundamentals of food technology
  • Introductory microbiology
  • Water management in horticulture crops

Semester III:

  • Temperate fruits
  • Ornamental horticulture
  • Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of entomology
  • Principles of plant breeding
  • Temperate vegetables
  • Tuber crops

Semester IV:

  • Spices
  • Commercial floriculture
  • Plantation crops
  • Orchard management
  • Breeding of fruits
  • Mushroom culture
  • Environmental science
  • Insect ecology
  • Soil science I

Semester V:

  • Organic farming
  • Introduction of major field crops
  • Introductory agroforestry
  • Apiculture
  • Post-harvest management
  • Principles of plant biotechnology
  • Breeding and seed production

Semester VI:

  • Remote sensing
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Seed production
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Processing of horticulture crops
  • Horticulture business management

Career Prospect

After B.Sc in Horticultute one can go for the following posts:

  • Project Manager
  • Gardener
  • Foreman
  • Horticulturist
  • Horticultural Education Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager Human Resources
  • Professor
  • Scientist

Empolyment areas for Graduate of B.Sc Horticultute are:

  • Field Work
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Research Area
  • Farming
  • Projects
  • Irrigation Department

Pay & Remuneration

For Fresher in this field, expected salary may be Rs. 7,000 - 25,000/- per month.

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