Department of Horticulture

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Department Overview

Head of Department: Dr. Jitendra Kumar (21.02.2018-20.02.2021)

The department of Horticulture was established in 1970 to impart teaching/research to M.Phil. students (pre-requisite for Ph.D.) with specialization in Pomology, Floriculture and Olericulture. In the last two decades, about 304 and 60 students of the department of Horticulture have obtained M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees, respectively. Besides, the faculty members also undertake extension work in horticulture in the nearby areas time to time. The faculty members provide free consultation, technical advice towards development of the campus, nearby farms and assistance to farmers.

 

Field of specialization:
Pomology, Floriculture and Olericulture.

Programme/ Courses

The department is presently offering following regular programmes of study:

About Programme

It is a two year (Four Semesters) course for B.Sc.(Ag.) students. This programme imparts education to students in Olericulture, Floriculture and Pomology based on recent advances in the field of Horticulture. The student can submit a research project at the end of final semester.


Duration

It is a two year (Four Semester) course for B.Sc.(Ag.) students with research project.


Nature/Type

Regular


Eligibility Conditions

Four years Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks in aggregate.

About Programme

The department has a full time Ph.D. programme. The major areas of research include Nutritional Studies (use of major and minor elements), Standardization and Improvement in Agro-techniques, Improvement in Plant Propagation Techniques, Post Harvest Management of Cut Flowers and Application of Plant Bio-regulators in Horticultural Crops, etc.


Duration

It is a full time Ph.D. programme according to University rules.


Nature/Type

Regular


Eligibility Conditions

As per University rules.

Faculty

Head

Jitendra Kumar

Professor & Head

M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture, M.Phil., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Pavitra Dev

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture, Ph.D., NET (ASRB)

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Syllabus

Course NameDownload Syllabus
Ph.D. Programme
M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture (2022-23)
M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture

Facilities

Facilities
The department has well established laboratory equipped with autoclaves, microscopes, chromatography chamber, distillation water plant, electronic single pan balance, hand refractometer, incubator, oven, laminar flow bench, micro Kjeldahl, mechanical shaker, vaccum evaporator, deep freeze, seed germinator, cooling centrifuge and spectrophotometer etc. The department also has computer facilities with Internet connectivity and 1.5 acres land for conducting experiments.

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M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture
No. of Seats

10


Ph.D. (Horticulture)
No. of Seats

12