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B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

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B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

Duration
ELIGIBILITY
ADMISSION PROCESS
FEES
04 years (08 Semesters) 60% in 10+2 with PCB / PCM / Agriculture Entrance examination or merit at 10+2 or a combination or JET Rs. 38,000 per semester & Rs. 76,000 per annum

About the Program

B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture program primarily focuses on the study of the industry and science of plant cultivation particularly trees, flowers, shrubs, fruits, vegetables and the turf. This program provides fascinating opportunities for the study of a broad range of disciplines ranging from landscape design to pest biology, garden history, crop production, mechanization, and business management. Through this program, SGVU offers its students an experience that delivers the theoretical knowledge required to work in the horticulture industry together with the practical skills and real-life experience, recognized by the industry.

Career Prospects

  • Students graduating from this program can have jobs to them in industry
  • Government or educational institutions or private concerns.
  • Horticulture graduates are employable in wide areas like:
  • Agribusiness
  • Arboriculture
  • Conservation
  • Crop management
  • Floral design
  • Food chemistry
  • Fruit and Vegetable production
  • Greenhouses
  • Grounds management
  • Landscape construction and management
  • Management and sales
  • Marketing /public relations
  • Research and development
  • Teaching, Technical writing and publishing, etc.

Program Structure

Semester 1

  • Elementary Statistics and Computer Application
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • Elementary Plant Biochemistry
  • Introductory Crop Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Principles of Landscape Architecture
  • Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Communication Skills and Personality Development
  • National Service Scheme/National Cadet Corp/ Swatch Bharat
  • Foundation Course

Semester 2

  • Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
  • Tropical and Subtropical Vegetables
  • Principles of Plant Breeding
  • Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
  • Water Management in Horticultural Crops
  • Plant Propagation and Nursery Management
  • Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
  • Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Information and communication technology
  • Foundation Course

Semester 3

  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
  • Fundamentals of Entomology
  • Temperate Vegetable Crops
  • Nematode pests of horticultural crops and their Management
  • Diseases of fruit, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Fundamentals of Food Technology
  • Temperate Fruit Crops
  • Weed Management in Horticultural Crops
  • Commercial Floriculture
  • Elementary Plant Biotechnology

Semester 4

  • Soil, Water and Plant Analysis
  • Spices and Condiments
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Plantation Crops
  • Breeding of Fruit and Plantation Crops
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops
  • Precision Farming and Protected Cultivation
  • Dry land Horticulture
  • Consumer Affairs

Semester 5

    • Organic Farming
    • Introduction to Major Field Crops
    • Medicinal and Aromatic crops
    • Introductory Agro forestry
    • Breeding of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops
    • Diseases of Vegetables, Ornamentals and Spice Crops
    • Orchard and Estate Management
    • Agro-meteorology and Climate Change
    • Potato and tuber crops

Semester 6

  • Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac culture
  • Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops
  • Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops
  • Seed production of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops
  • Breeding and Seed Production of Flower and Ornamental Plants
  • Processing of Horticultural Crops
  • Horti-Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management
  • Fundamentals of Extension Education

Semester 7

  • Rural Horticultural Work Experience Programme:
  • STUDENT READY – Placement in Industries
  • STUDENT READY- Placement in Villages

Semester 8

  • STUDENT READY: Experimental Learning programme
  • Commercial Horticulture
  • Protective Cultivation of High Value Horticulture Crops
  • Processing of Fruits and Vegetables for Value Addition
  • Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
  • Bio-inputs: Bio-fertilizers and Bio-pesticides.
  • Mass Multiplication of Plant And Molecules through Tissue Culture
  • Mushroom culture
  • Bee keeping

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this program based on student choices. This information is collated from the previous year and will not be available if the program is new.

Year 1

Lectures, seminars and similar
40%
Independent studies
60%

Year 2

Lectures, seminars and similar
40%
Independent studies
60%

Year 3

Lectures, seminars and similar
40%
Independent studies
60%

Assessment

Typically how work is assessed for this program based on student choices. This information is collated from the previous year and will not be available if the program is new.

Year 1

Written exams
70%
Coursework
30%

Year 2

Written exams
70%
Coursework
30%

Year 3

Written exams
70%
Coursework
30%

Year 4

Written exams
70%
Coursework
30%
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