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B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

School of Basic Sciences & Research (SBSR)

  • Program Code

    00008

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    4 Years

About the Programme

B.Sc.(Hons.) in Horticulture (4 year degree programme) is an advanced programme in the field of agricultural science that comprises subjects regarding the cultivation of plants and the study of seeds. The programme also covers plant diseases growth and genetics. The course covers practices that can help enhance plant growth and increase the yield without damaging the quality. In order to achieve this goal the course combines the concepts of Biochemistry Genetic Engineering Biology and other related subjects. The programme is in demand as there is a constant demand for quality food at reasonable prices and horticulturalists are required to achieve this goal.
 

This course is for individuals who...

Who are interested in the field of horticulture and want to apply their scientific knowledge in plant cultivation and thus increase productivity and yield of horticultural crops like vegetables fruits flowers etc..
 

Students who are looking for...

Job opportunities in the field of horticulture want to be a full-time or part-time horticulturist whether they have your own piece of land or not they can take up this line and make a decent living out of it and great career.
 

Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
For National Students 60 000 1 15 000
For International Students 1950 3800
Course Structure

S. No.

Paper Id

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

 

 

  THEORY

 

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

 

BHR 101

Economics and Marketing

2

-

-

2

2

2

 

BHR 102

Elementary Plant Biochemistry

1

-

-

1

1

3

 

BHR 103

Introductory Crop Physiology

1

-

-

1

1

4

 

BHR 104

Principles of Landscape Architecture

1

-

-

1

1

5

 

BHR 105

Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics

2

-

-

2

2

6

 

BHR 106

Introductory Microbiology

1

-

-

1

1

7

 

BHR 107

Communication skills and Personality Development

1

-

-

1

1

8

 

BHR 108

Elementary Statistics and Computer Application

2

-

-

2

2

9

 

BAG 107

Fundamentals of Horticulture

1

-

-

1

1

10

 

BAG 112

Fundamentals of Soil Science

2

-

-

2

2

 

 

 

National Service Scheme/National Cadet Corp (NC)*

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

PRACTICALS

 

         

11

 

BHP 101

Economics and Marketing Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

 

BHP 102

Elementary Plant Biochemistry Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

 

BHP 103

Introductory Crop Physiology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

 

BHP 104

Principles of Landscape Architecture Lab

-

-

2

2

1

15

 

BHP 105

Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics Lab

-

-

2

2

1

16

 

BHP 106

Introductory Microbiology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

17

 

BHP 107

Communication skills and Personality Development Lab

-

-

2

2

1

18

 

BHP 108

Elementary Statistics and Computer Application Lab

-

-

2

2

1

19

 

BAP 107

Fundamentals of Horticulture Lab

-

-

2

2

1

20

 

BAP 112

Fundamentals of Soil Science Lab

-

-

2

2

1

      21

 

 

National Service Scheme/National Cadet Corp (NC)*

-

-

2

2

1

 

 

             

 

 

 

TOTAL

14

 

22

36

25

 

S. No.

Paper Id

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

 

 

  THEORY

 

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

 

BHR 109

Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits

2

-

-

2

2

2

 

BHR 110

Tropical and Sub-tropical Vegetables

2

-

-

2

2

3

 

BHR 111

Principles of Plant Breeding

2

-

-

2

2

4

 

BHR 112

Soil Fertility and Nutrient management

1

-

-

1

1

5

 

BHR 113

Water Management in Horticultural Crops

1

-

-

1

1

6

 

BHR 114

Plant Propagation and Nursery Management

1

-

-

1

1

7

 

BHR 115

Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops

1

-

-

1

1

8

 

BHR 116

Physical and Health Education (NC)*

-

-

-

-

-

9

 

BHR 117

Information and Communication technology (NC)*

1

-

-

1

1

10

 

BAG 120

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

2

-

-

2

2

 

 

PRACTICALS

 

         

11

 

BHP 109

Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits

-

-

2

2

1

12

 

BHP 110

Tropical and Sub-tropical Vegetables

-

-

2

2

1

13

 

BHP 111

Principles of Plant Breeding

-

-

2

2

1

14

 

BHP 112

Soil Fertility and Nutrient management

-

-

2

2

1

15

 

BHP 113

Water Management in Horticultural Crops

-

-

2

2

1

16

 

BHP 114

Plant Propagation and Nursery Management

-

-

2

2

1

17

 

BHP 115

Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops

-

-

2

2

1

18

 

BHP 116

Physical and Health Education (NC)*

-

-

2

2

1

19

 

BHP 117

Information and Communication technology (NC)*

-

-

2

2

1

20

 

BAP 120

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

-

-

2

2

1

 

 

 

TOTAL

13

 

20

33

23

 

S. No.

Paper Id

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

 

 

  THEORY

 

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

 

BHR 218

Fundamentals of Entomology

2

-

-

2

2

2

 

BHR 219

Temperate Vegetable Crops

1

-

-

1

1

3

 

BHR 220

Nematode pests of horticultural crops and their management

1

-

-

1

1

4

 

BHR 221

Diseases of fruit, plantation, medicinal and aromatic crops

2

-

-

2

2

5

 

BHR 222

Fundamentals of Food Technology

1

-

-

1

1

6

 

BHR 223

Temperate Fruit Crops

1

-

-

1

1

7

 

BHR 224

Weed Management in Horticultural Crops

1

-

-

1

1

8

 

BHR 225

Commercial Floriculture

2

-

-

2

2

9

 

BHR 226

Elementary Plant Biotechnology

1

-

-

1

1

10

 

BAG 125

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

2

-

-

2

2

 

 

PRACTICALS

 

         

11

 

BHP 218

Fundamentals of Entomology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

 

BHP 219

Temperate Vegetable Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

 

BHP 220

Nematode pests of horticultural crops and their management Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

 

BHP 221

Diseases of fruit, plantation, medicinal and aromatic crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

15

 

BHP 222

Fundamentals of Food Technology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

16

 

BHP 223

Temperate Fruit Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

17

 

BHP 224

Weed Management in Horticultural Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

18

 

BHP 225

Commercial Floriculture Lab

-

-

2

2

1

19

 

BHP 226

Elementary Plant Biotechnology  Lab

-

-

2

2

1

20

 

BAP 125

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology Lab

-

-

2

2

1

 

 

 

TOTAL

14

 

20

34

24

 

S. No.

Paper Id

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

 

 

  THEORY

 

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

 

BHR 227

Soil, water and Plant Analysis

1

-

-

1

1

2

 

BHR 228

Spices and Condiments

2

-

-

2

2

3

 

BHR 229

Ornamental Horticulture

1

-

-

1

1

4

 

BHR 230

Plantation Crops

2

-

-

2

2

5

 

BHR 231

Breeding of Fruit and Plantation Crops

2

-

-

2

2

6

 

BHR 232

Farm Power and Machinery

1

-

-

1

1

7

 

BHR 233

Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops

2

-

-

2

2

8

 

BHR 234

Precision Farming and Protected Cultivation

2

-

-

2

2

9

 

BHR 235

Dryland Horticulture

1

-

-

1

1

 

 

PRACTICALS

 

         

10

 

BHP 227

Soil, water and Plant Analysis  Lab

-

-

2

2

1

11

 

BHP 228

Spices and Condiments Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

 

BHP 229

Ornamental Horticulture Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

 

BHP 230

Plantation Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

 

BHP 231

Breeding of Fruit and Plantation Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

15

 

BHP 232

Farm Power and Machinery Lab

-

-

2

2

1

16

 

BHP 233

Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

17

 

BHP 234

Precision Farming and Protected Cultivation Lab

-

-

2

2

1

18

 

BHP 235

Dryland Horticulture Lab

-

-

2

2

1

 

 

 

TOTAL

14

 

18

32

23

 

S. No.

Paper Id

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

 

 

  THEORY

 

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

 

BHR 336

Organic Farming

2

-

-

2

2

2

 

BHR 337

Introduction to Major Field Crops

1

-

-

1

1

3

 

BHR 338

Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

2

-

-

2

2

4

 

BHR 339

Introductory Agroforestry

1

-

-

1

1

5

 

BHR 340

Breeding of Vegetables, Tuber and Spice Crops

2

-

-

2

2

6

 

BHR 341

Diseases of Vegetables, Ornamentals and Spice crops

2

-

-

2

2

7

 

BHR 342

Orchard and Estate Management

1

-

-

1

1

8

 

BHR 343

Agro-meteorology and Climate Change

1

-

-

1

1

9

 

BHR 344

Potato and tuber crops

1

-

-

1

1

 

 

PRACTICALS

 

         

10

 

BHP 336

Organic Farming Lab

-

-

2

2

1

11

 

BHP 337

Introduction to Major Field Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

 

BHP 338

Medicinal and Aromatic Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

 

BHP 339

Introductory Agroforestry Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

 

BHP 340

Breeding of Vegetables, Tuber and Spice Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

15

 

BHP 341

Diseases of Vegetables, Ornamentals and Spice crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

16

 

BHP 342

Orchard and Estate Management Lab

-

-

2

2

1

17

 

BHP 343

Agro-meteorology and Climate Change Lab

-

-

2

2

1

18

 

BHP 344

Potato and tuber crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

 

 

 

TOTAL

13

 

18

31

22

 

S. No.

Paper Id

SUBJECT CODE

Course Title

HOURS

CREDITS

 

 

  THEORY

 

L

T

P

TOTAL

 

1

 

BHR 345

Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac culture

1

-

-

1

1

2

 

BHR 346

Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops

2

-

-

2

2

3

 

BHR 347

Post-harvest Management of Horticultural Crops

2

-

-

2

2

4

 

BHR 348

Seed Production of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops

2

-

-

2

2

5

 

BHR 349

Breeding and Seed Production of Flower and Ornamental Plants

2

-

-

2

2

6

 

BHR 350

Processing of Horticultural Crops

1

-

-

1

1

7

 

BHR 351

Horti-Business Management

2

-

-

2

2

8

 

BHR 352

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management

1

-

-

1

1

9

 

BHR 353

Fundamentals of Extension education

1

-

-

1

1

 

 

PRACTICALS

 

         

10

 

BHP 345

Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac culture Lab

-

-

2

2

1

11

 

BHP 346

Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

12

 

BHP 347

Post-harvest Management of Horticultural Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

13

 

BHP 348

Seed Production of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops Lab

-

-

2

2

1

14

 

BHP 349

Breeding and Seed Production of Flower and Ornamental Plants Lab

-

-

2

2

1

15

 

BHP 350

Processing of Horticultural Crops Lab

-

-

4

4

2

16

 

BHP 351

Horti-Business Management Lab

-

-

-

-

-

17

 

BHP 352

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management Lab

-

-

2

2

1

18

 

BHP 353

Fundamentals of Extension education Lab

-

-

2

2

1

 

 

 

TOTAL

14

 

18

32

23

 
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with minimum 55% marks in PCM/PCB.
  • Proficiency in English Communication
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course

There is a lot of scope after pursuing B.Sc. (Hons.) in Horticulture and various employment options are available to individuals such as:

  • From starting one s own private business to practicing horticulture for agricultural companies graduates can opt for different work profiles. 
  • The Government of India also hires horticulturists for various agricultural projects carried out on rural lands and towns.
  • There is also scope for research after pursuing B.Sc. (Hons.) in Horticulture with organisations like NABARD and Forest Research Institute (FRI). 
  • Graduates can also practice on their own if they have land available and foray into the private plant breeding sector.
     

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