* The title of the programme is approved u/s 22 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956
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/ Allied Stream) or eq.
The basic eligibility criteria required to pursue M.Sc in Horticulture (Vegetable Science) is a pass degree of Graduation in Horticulture, second class degree with honors from a recognized college or university.
Candidates who have accomplished graduation in agriculture and botany are also eligible for admission to this PG course.