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Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Horticulture


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.Tech. Horticulture is a 4-year college course in engineering. Cultivation is the branch of agribusiness including the workmanship, science, innovation, and business of developing plants.

Courses & Eligibility

  • U.G. Degree (B.Tech 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:

  • Primer on Horticulture
  • Nursery Technology of Horticultural Crops
  • Principles of Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Meteorology
  • English for Effective Communication
  • Physical Education

Semester II:

  • Commercial tropical fruit culture
  • Commercial tropical vegetable culture
  • Commercial Floriculture
  • Crop Physiology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Principles of Agricultural Economics
  • Principles of Genetics and methods of plant breeding in horticultural crops

Semester III:

  • Commercial temperate vegetable culture
  • Commercial Production of Spices and Plantation Crops
  • Fundamentals of Entomology
  • Principles of Plant pathology
  • Principles of Seed Production and Quality control in Horticultural crops
  • Livestock and Poultry Production Management
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Fundamentals of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Forest Resource Management
  • Applied Microbiology

Semester IV:

  • Commercial Sub Tropical and Temperate Fruit Culture
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • Industrial visit I (Fruit, Vegetable and Floriculture Industry)
  • Principles of Biotechnology
  • Seed production technology of horticultural crops
  • Fundamentals of Agribusiness Management
  • Applied Statistics
  • Surveying and Engineering drawing
  • Renewable Energy

Semester V:

  • Ornamental Gardening and Landscaping
  • Protected and Precision Horticulture
  • Hi Tech Crop Production
  • Industrial visit II
  • Commercial Production of Medicinal and Aromatic crops
  • Applied Plant Biotechnology
  • Waste Management in Horticulture Industry
  • Pest Management in Horticulture Production Systems
  • Production Economics and Farm Management
  • Principles of processing and value addition of horticultural produces

Semester VI:

  • Establishment and management of Horticultural Estates
  • Interior scaping and therapeutic Horticulture
  • Post-Harvest Technology of Fruits, Vegetables and Spices
  • Experiential learning
  • Fundamentals and applications of Nanotechnology
  • Soft skills for career development
  • Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices
  • Nematode Management in Horticultural crops
  • Greenhouse construction and maintenance

Semester VII:

  • Horticultural Industrial Work Experience
  • Project Work
  • Industry and Institutional Educational Tour

Semester VIII:

  • Post- harvest technology of flowers, plantation, medicinal and aromatic crops
  • Experiential learning
  • Diseases of horticultural crops and their management

Career Prospect

After B.Tech 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.Tech 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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Top Colleges in India

  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • RIMT University, Gobindgarh
  • Rai Technology University, Bangalore
  • BA College of Agriculture, Anand
  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Fergusson college, Pune
  • Annamalai University, Chennai
  • Indira Gandhi national open university, Delhi
  • College of horticulture, Kerela Agricultural University

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