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Master of Science (Horticulture-Vegetable Science)

Course Fee
Exam Fee
4 Semester (2 Years)
Rs. 65,000-/ (Per Year)
Rs. 4,000-/ (Per Year)
Level 6 To Level 7

It is a postgraduate course under the aegis of Agriculture Sciences with specialization concerning the study of vegetables. The duration of M.Sc. in Horticulture (Vegetable Science) is about 2 years, which are divided into four semesters.

This course is completely dedicated to the aspects of vegetables crops concerning seed production, hybrid seed development, various breeding approaches in vegetable, protection, cultivation of vegetable crops. Upon completion of the course one can ensure a thorough problem-solving knowledge in the development of crop production industry.

In this course offering, the students are made aware of the innovative scientific approaches and practices of vegetable cultivation. The postgraduates are imbued with diversified skills and tools of horticulture science, and the related technologies and plant production strategies that would have to be put into actual use. The course also encapsulates the pest and insect management approaches to enhance the yield of the vegetable crops.  A macro consideration is that of the production fields and the distinct aspects of it. The post-graduates can also employ their skills and talent for further research fields or avenues of it being essentially vegetable science.

The entire syllabus is structured in a way that puts equal emphasis on theoretical lectures and laboratory work. Frequent farm visits in order to adhere practices, and farm visits are given much importance as well. Research is also given huge importance to students studying this course. Research on the fundamental of processing of vegetable crops would be one of the salient features of the course. Along with this, the techniques to formulate research by applying principles criteria in problem selection also has a huge importance in this course.

The faculty members of this teaching department is dedicated to delivering excellence on various subjects of study under the course. The special curriculum brings out a well-trained and skilled graduates who possesses professional skills in pursuing a job specialized in vegetable science.

B.Sc. (Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Allied Stream) or eq.

OECC after 1st Year
To be finalized by UGC and ICAR.
OECC after 2nd Year
To be finalized by UGC and ICAR.
Financial Assistance :-

Candidates may apply for Fee reimbursement under various Central or State Govt. schemes subject to eligibility conditions and compliance of prescribed terms and conditions of the relevant granting agency.

Fee reimbursement upto ₹ 60,000/- for APST candidates having family income less than ₹ 2,50,000/- (Two Lakhs Fifty Thousand) per annum under the schemes offered by Central Govt./ State Govt. subject to compliance of prescribed terms and conditions.

Career Path :-

After completing M.Sc. (Horticulture - Vegetable Science), you'll have specialized knowledge in the cultivation, management, and production of vegetable crops. This specialization opens up various career opportunities in the agricultural and horticultural sectors. Here are some potential career paths you can consider:

Horticulturist (Vegetable Production): You can work as a horticulturist specializing in vegetable production, where you'll be responsible for managing all aspects of vegetable cultivation, including crop planning, soil management, irrigation, pest and disease control, and harvest.

Crop Consultant: Provide advisory services to farmers and agricultural companies, offering expertise in vegetable crop management, pest and disease control, and optimal cultivation practices.

Seed Production Manager: Oversee the production of high-quality vegetable seeds, ensuring genetic purity, disease resistance, and desirable traits in vegetable varieties.

Research Scientist (Horticulture): Work in research institutions, universities, or private companies to conduct experiments, develop new vegetable varieties, study plant physiology, and contribute to advancements in vegetable horticulture.

Greenhouse Manager: Manage greenhouse facilities where vegetables are grown under controlled conditions, overseeing aspects such as temperature, humidity, light, and nutrient management.

Agricultural Extension Specialist (Vegetable Science): Work with farmers and communities to provide education, training, and technical support on vegetable cultivation techniques, sustainable practices, and pest management.

Postharvest Specialist: Focus on the postharvest handling, storage, and transportation of vegetables to maintain their quality and extend shelf life.

Crop Production Manager: Oversee large-scale vegetable production operations, making decisions about crop planning, resource allocation, and quality control.

Agri-Business Manager (Vegetable Sector): Manage the business aspects of vegetable production, marketing, distribution, and sales, either within an agribusiness company or as an entrepreneur.

Urban Agriculture Specialist: Work on projects related to urban farming and community gardening, helping people grow vegetables in urban settings.

Sustainable Agriculture Advocate: Promote sustainable and environmentally friendly vegetable cultivation practices, emphasizing organic farming, agroecology, and resource conservation.

Food Safety and Quality Control Manager: Ensure that vegetable products meet food safety standards and quality requirements, especially in processing and distribution.

Educator/Professor: Pursue a Ph.D. and become an educator or professor in horticulture programs, contributing to the academic advancement of vegetable science and mentoring future professionals.

Agri-Tech Entrepreneur: Combine your vegetable science knowledge with technology to develop innovative solutions for vegetable production, such as precision farming tools, sensor-based technologies, or smart irrigation systems.

Food Security and Nutrition Specialist: Collaborate with organizations working on food security and nutrition initiatives, focusing on improving vegetable production and availability to address dietary needs.

Your M.Sc. (Horticulture - Vegetable Science) equips you with valuable skills and expertise that are essential for successful vegetable production and management. Continuously updating your knowledge, staying current with industry trends, and networking within the horticultural and agricultural community will be important for a rewarding and impactful career.

Well apart from being ranked amongst the Best Horticulture College/University not only in Arunachal Pradesh, but also in other Northeast states of India like Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland, and Mizoram; it provides you world-class knowledge.

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