Department of Horticulture



Department Overview

Head of Department: Dr. Jitendra Kumar

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.

Fields of specialization:

Pomology, Floriculture and Olericulture.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing programmes of study :

About Programme

It is a one–year (two semesters) full time course for students with M.Sc. Ag. (Horticulture and its allied branches). This programme imparts education to students in Vegetable Science, Pomology, Floriculture and Landscaping and Post-Harvest Technology, based on recent advances in the field of Horticulture. The students must submit a research project at the end of final semester.


1 Year ( 2 Semester) Course



Eligibility Conditions

Master‟s degree in Horticulture with 55% marks. Bachelor's Degree with an aggregate of 55% marks, and second division in Intermediate examination; or 50% marks in bachelor‟s degree as well as Intermediate examination separately.

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.



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

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Course NameDownload Syllabus
M.Phil. (Horticulture) Programme
Ph.D. Programme


The department has full flashed 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.Phil. (Horticulture) Programme
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