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B.Sc Horticulture - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year


About B.Sc Horticulture Horticulture 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.

B.Sc - Horticulture Syllabus

First Year:

Introduction to Soil Science

Growth Development of Horticulture Crops

Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Fundamentals of Food Technology

Fundamentals of Statistics

Principles of Genetics

Plant Parasitic Nematode

Introductory Microbiology

Crop Physiology

Elements of Computer Application

Plant Propagation

Fundamentals of Horticulture

Tropical and Subtropical Vegetable

Fundamentals of Extension Education

Water Management in Horticulture Crops


Second Year:

Temperate Fruits

Breeding of Fruits

Fundamentals of Entomology

Principles of Plant Breeding


Temperate Vegetables

Orchard Management

Environmental Science

Ornamental Horticulture

Mushroom Culture

Commercial Floriculture

Insect ecology


Tuber Crops

Plantation Crops

Soil Science I




Third Year:

Organic Farming

Principles of Plant Biotechnology

Entrepreneurship Development

Processing of Horticultural Crops

Remote Sensing

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Introductory Agroforestry

Seed Production

Introduction of Major Field Crops


Breeding and Seed Production

Horticulture Business Management

Post-harvest Management



Career Options and Job Prospects

There is a lot of scope after pursuing B.Sc in Horticulture and various employment options are available to individuals. 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. 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. Following are some popular jobs available after B.Sc. in Horticulture:

  • Horticulturist
  • Breeding Manager
  • Horticulture Specialist
  • Crop Consultant
  • Plantation Manager
  • Plant Breeder
  • Technical Assistant
  • Crop Production Adviser
  • Food Technologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Nursery Manager
  • Crop Inspector
  • Feed Plant Manager
  • Plant Geneticist

Horticulture. Jobs are offered by forest departments in the government, private plantation companies, agricultural companies, flower farms and other such organisations. Jobs offered by the government departments can vary from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum. Manager lever job positions can also be pursued after masters in horticulture or an MBA and packages for these jobs can go up to Rs. 7.5 lakh per annum.