Bachelor of Science (Agriculture-Horticulture)
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture-Horticulture) is a 4 Years Programme, which involves the study of agriculture-horticulture sciences and use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture-horticulture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal, and poultry management, basics of biotechnology etc.
Horticulture is the stream of agriculture which deals with small scale gardening, usually in enclosed gardens. Horticulture also includes knowledge of agronomy and forestry. Traditionally horticulture deals with garden crops such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, culinary herbs, spices, beverage crops, medicinal plants and ornamental plants.
The Programme is duly published by the University Grants Commission u/s 22 of UGC Act, 1956.
Horticulture is the science which applies the skills, knowledge and technology to intensively produce plants for personal or social needs. The work of horticulturist includes propagation of plants and cultivation. Their main aim is to improve plant growth, yield, nutritional value, quality and resistance to insects and diseases. Horticulturists work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers and technical advisors in sectors of horticulture.
Since agriculture is a basic need for humans, there is always a lot of scope in this field of study. With the advent of technology and developments that comes with it, there has been a wide variety of job opportunities in both public and private enterprises.
Popular Career Options
- Production and sales: Operating a business or managing cultivable land for catering plants and food processing.
- Public Gardens: Managing landscapes and collecting plants is best for persons interested in both plants and people.
- Marketing: Involves the sale of fresh or processed fruits and vegetables.
- Research and development: Developing ways to improve the yield and quality of the plant produce.
- Teaching: Teaching in schools and colleges and to all people who are open to learn new ideas of horticulture.
- Agricultural engineering: This deals with the conservation of soil and water and farm structures.
- Landscape design, construction and management: Creating gardens and knowing the appropriate plants to use to achieve the desired aesthetic effect.
- Pest management: Working with the regulatory agencies, agricultural suppliers, processing corporations, large farm organisation as agricultural specialists
* The title of the programme is approved u/s 22 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956.
NOC from Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) New Delhi Govt. of India