M.Sc Horticulture:Vegetable ScienceDr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
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M.Sc Horticulture:Vegetable Science
The University Department of Horticulture was established with the inception of the University during 1969 with the objectives of the education to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Horticulture and to execute and monitor the research activities of Horticulture in the university jurisdiction. The Head, University Department of Horticulture has technical control over teaching and research activities in Horticulture of constituents and affiliated colleges and research unit /stations of the University.
During the academic session of 2009-10, The Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune has increased the intake capacity nearly to double of existing M.Sc. students in four disciplines of Horticulture viz., Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Floriculture & Landscape Architecture and Post Harvest technology. In addition to this, the Ph. D. programme has been launched in three disciplines with 3 intake capacity in each discipline. Amongst four disciplines of M.Sc. in Horticulture, three disciplines expect Floriculture and Landscaping have been initiated at Akola campus. In all there are 34 M.Sc. and 9 Ph.D. students have been admitted during this academic year.
Fruit and vegetable processing One year Diploma under National Horticulture Mission:
One year Fruit and vegetable processing diploma has been started at the department of Horticulture Dr PDKV Akola since 2006 with an objective to develop the entrepreneurship in Vidarbha region.
The basic qualification for this course is 12th passed from arts / science/ commerce or diploma from Agriculture University. Total twenty five unemployed youth will be selected through the entrance test purely on merit basis. There is no admission or other institutional charges for seeking the admission for this course provided 1000/- stipend will be given to the trainees per month.
First batch of twenty five trainees have been completed during 2007-2008. Out of these, seventeen trainee has been started their own enterprises and rest of them got the opportunities in private and govt. offices.
Looking to the success of this project, the Managing Director, National Horticulture Mission gave the sanctioned for the second batch which is started on 15 September 2009.