COURSE DESCRIPTION


B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture or Bachelor of Science Honours in Horticulture is an undergraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Horticulture includes the study of the industry and science of plant cultivation particularly fruits, berries, nuts, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs, and turf. The study under B.Sc. (Hons) (Horticulture) includes theoretical study including plant identification, field study including basic surveying, technical study involving tools, machinery, hydraulics, safe work practices and Mapping. B.Sc. (Hons) (Horticulture) degree course covers topics such as plant propagation and cultivation, crop production, plant breeding and genetic engineering, plant biochemistry and plant physiology. The duration of the course is three years and it is career orienting in nature.


B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Hons) (Horticulture) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects studied at intermediate level. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
  • Some of the very reputed colleges and institutes also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their B.Sc. (Hons) (Horticulture) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.

B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture Course Suitability

  • They should have the ability to communicate, to provide practical and information in simple language, patience and ability to infuse enthusiasm for learning in students and work for long periods with intense concentration. 
  • Candidates should have a keen analytical mind, and a strong scientific bent, eye for detail etc. which are essential skills for it. 
  • They should be able to do work on their own basis, be part of a team, ability to get on well with people, as also tact and diplomacy. 
  • Applicants must also have practical ability, good powers of observation to detect early signs of disease in plants.

How is B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture Course Beneficial?

  • Degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Horticulture, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college. Degree holders are eligible to do Masters in many specializations of Horticulture such as in Arboriculture, Floriculture, Landscape horticulture, Olericulture, Pomology, Viticulture, Postharvest physiology, etc. 
  • They can have jobs in industry, government or educational institutions or private concerns.
  • Horticulturists can work in wide areas like in agribusiness, arboriculture (planting and care of woody plants), botanical gardens, conservation, crop management, floral design, food chemistry, fruit and vegetable production, garden centres and greenhouses etc.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY


The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Hons) (Horticulture) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects studied at intermediate level. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture Syllabus

    Syllabus of (Hons) Horticulture as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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    Subjects of Study

    1         

    Agri Business Management

    2         

    Applied Mathematics

    3         

    Applied Physical Sciences

    4         

    Applied Statistics

    5         

    Applied Agro Informatics

    6         

    Agricultural and Industrial Microbiology

    7         

    Agricultural Finance, Marketing and International Trade

    8         

    Agricultural Industrial Tie-up Programme (AITP)

    9         

    Basic Electronics and Instrumentation Technology

    10     

    Biochemistry

    11     

    Commercial Flower Production under Open Conditions

    12     

    Commercial Horticulture and Bio-inputs

    13     

    Construction and Management of Protected Structure

    14     

    Crop Physiology

    15     

    Crop Production, Post-Harvest Handling and Marketing

    16     

    Crop Protection under Protected Structure

    17     

    Disease and Nematode Management in Horticultural Crops

    18     

    Extension Methodologies and Transfer of Agricultural Technologies

    19     

    Entrepreneurship in Horticultural Nursery

    20     

    Floriculture and Landscape Gardening

    21     

    Forestry, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

    22     

    Fundamentals and Applications of Nano-Technology

    23     

    Fundamentals, Economic Entomology and Sericulture

    24     

    Fundamentals of Horticulture and Plant Propagation

    25     

    Fundamentals of Soil Science

    26     

    Genetics and Breeding of Horticultural Crops

    27     

    Internship in Plantation and Hill Horticultural Crops

    28     

    Interior Scaping and Dry Flower Production

    29     

    Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming Languages

    30     

    Landscape Planning, Designs and Turf Management

    31     

    Livestock and Poultry Production Technology

    32     

    Micro-Propagation of Horticultural Crops

    33     

    Mushroom Cultivation

    34     

    Nursery Production of Annual Crops

    35     

    Nutrient Management and Fertiliser Technology

    36     

    Ornamental Gardening, Landscaping and Turf Management

    37     

    Pest Management in Horticultural Crops

    38     

    Practical Crop Production

    39     

    Principles and Production Technology of Field Crops

    40     

    Principles of Agricultural Economics

    41     

    Principles of Plant Biotechnology

    42     

    Principles of Plant Pathology

    43     

    Principles of Seed Production and Quality Control in Horticultural Crops

    44     

    Post-Harvest Technology of Flowers, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

    45     

    Post-Harvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetable Crops

    46     

    Post-Harvest Technology, Process Engineering and Value Addition in Horticultural Crops

    47     

    Production of Bio Fertilizer and Bio-control Agents

    48     

    Production Technology of Commercial Flowers, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

    49     

    Production Technology of Fruit Crops

    50     

    Production Technology of Spices and Plantation Crops

    51     

    Production Technology of Vegetable Crops

    52     

    Propagation of Perennial Crops

    53     

    Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops

    54     

    Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)

    55     

    Sericulture, Organic Manures and Bio Composting

    56     

    Soft Skills for Personality Development 

    57     

    Soil Conservation, Water Management, Farm Machinery and Renewable Energy

    58     

    Value Addition, Quality Control and Marketing

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