The School of Agriculture Sciences offers B.Sc. Horticulture for the students of four years duration (Eight Semesters). Horticulture is the art or science comprising of Pomology (Production of Fruit Crops). Olericulture (Production of vegetable crops) and Floriculture (Production of flower). The admissions to the B.Sc. Horticulture are based on multi-stream entries and thus the students from biology, mathematics group besides those from agriculture also get an opportunity to join the undergraduate programme. The students coming from different streams are required to study the remedial courses apart from the basic supporting and the core courses. The degree programme is well known for strong practical focus and professionalism. Intensive well thought course work (165-170) credits including practical crop production (PCP) and Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) fit to meet the requirement of the hour constitutes the pivotal components of the degree programme in Horticulture. Emphasis has been laid down to include the recent trends in Horticulture viz., Hi-Tech Horticulture, Micro irrigation, Protected cultivation, Precision farming, High Density Planting, Integrated nutrient management, Integrated Pest Management Organic farming etc. The course curricula are upgraded continuously from time to time incorporating the emerging concepts and technologies. Practical Crop Production (PCP) provides the unique model for practical training in Horticulture crop production and has been designed based on agricultural universities of the country. It provides the opportunity to grow a variety of horticulture crops comprising fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, flowers, ornamental plants, medicinal and aromatic plants, spices, plantation crops and mushrooms.
The Horticultural crops play a unique role in India’s economy by improving the income of the rural people. Cultivation of these crops is labour intensive and as such it generates lot of employment opportunities for the rural population.
Examination Pathway admissions through GAT :
- Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
- Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics/Computer Sciences/Biotechnology/Biology at Senior Secondary level (12th)