Course Details

B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture

B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture is an academic undergraduate level degree programme. BSc. or bachelor of science is only offered to students who have qualified 10+2 in a science discipline that includes subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology.

Course Overview

B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture is the science that deals with the study and training of cultivating plants in gardens. It is done for various purposes such as medicinal and food ingredients as well as ornamental purposes.

Eligibility Criteria
  • A candidate who has successfully completed 10+2 or equivalent with PCB/CBZ combination.

  • A candidate who has completed Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture or equivalent of at least 2year’s duration after 10th year of schooling.

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  • Degree Name B.Sc(Hons.)Horticulture
  • Degree Type Undergraduate
  • Duration 4 years
  • Entrance Exams State entrance / colleges
  • Admission process Entrance/ Merit
  • Pass Parcentages 50%

B.Sc.(Hons.) is a four years – 8 semesters program, majoring in Agricultural /Horticulture with a provision to choose Specialisation stream either in Agriculture / Horticulture from 3rd semester onwards. However once the specialised stream is chosen, a candidate should continue with the same specialisation.

Title Description
Average Salary INR 250,000 to 450,000*
Job profiles Horticulturist, Plant Breeder, Plant Geneticist, Food Technologist, Agricultural Inspector, Food Inspector, Food Scientist Gardeners, Agricultural Researchers, among other
Top recruiters State Agriculture Departments, State Forestry Departments, National Research Centres for Grapes,Nestle, Parle, Britannia, Venkys , KRBL Ltd, LT Foods, etc.
Employment Area Agrochemicals, Agriculture Research Laboratories, Orchids, Forestry Departments, Agriculture Departments, Agricultural Products Marketing firms, Equipment manufacturing firms, Food Production and Technology Industry, Equipment manufacturing firms, etc

1st Semester

  • Fundamentals of Agronomy
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Introduction to Forestry
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2nd Semester

  • Farm Machinery And power
  • Water management
  • Fundamentals of Entomology
  • Fundamentals of plant pathology
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3rd Semester

  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • Production technology of vegetable crops
  • Insect Ecology, Principles of Pest management and natural enemies
  • Environmental studies and Disaster Management
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4th Semester

  • AOrnamental Horticulture
  • Plantation crops
  • Principles of Pest Management and Productive Insects
  • Plant Propagation and Nursery Management
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5th Semester

  • Temperate Vegetables and Tuber Crops
  • Growth and Development of Horticulture Crops
  • Medicinal Crops.t
  • Principles of Seed Production in Horticulture Crops
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6th Semester

  • ASpices and Condiments
  • Aromatic Crops
  • FOrganic Farming
  • EPests of fruit plantation medicinal and aromatic crops
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  • B.Sc (Hons) in Horticulture is considered a professional degree. The graduates from this degree can find jobs in both public and private sectors

  • India is a leading agricultural country. There is so much scope in agricultural sector in India.Almost 60 percent of the Indian workforce is involved in agriculture The importance of agriculture is growing rapidly and thereby is increasing the job prospects in the field of agricultur

B.Sc.(Hons.) is a four years – 8 semesters program, majoring in Agricultural /Horticulture with a provision to choose Specialisation stream either in Agriculture / Horticulture from 3rd semester onwards. However once the specialised stream is chosen, a candidate should continue with the same specialisation.

A candidate gets awarded with B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture or B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture degree if he/she earns 180 credits in 8 semesters and he/she can exercise an option to exit with B.Sc. degree by earning 140 credits as stipulated for the first six semesters of the B.Sc.(Hons.) programs.

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