PG Diploma in Horticulture & Floriculture BiotechnologyVPM's Advanced Study Centre
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- Post Graduate Diploma
PG Diploma in Horticulture & Floriculture Biotechnology
Maharashtra is fortunate to have varied agro climatic zones in the state spread over various soil types, supporting cultivation of different and large number of crops including horticulture. If we exclude the industrial belts, the major part of the state depends on agriculture. In order to sustain, to have self-employment and to develop our economy in this competitive world, commercial agriculture is the need of this century. Maharashtra state government has taken initiative in increasing area under horticulture crops cultivation under employment guarantee scheme.
Advanced Study Centre's Post Graduate Diploma in Horticulture aims at study of different aspects of horticulture. The beauty of the course lies in the fact that one can assured self-employment in any of the major topics of horticulture that have been discussed below in brief. Horticulture is a vast field and has tremendous scope for monetary returns.
Study of vegetable growing is one of the most important topics that will be dealt in detail keeping its commercial importance in view. Commercial cultivation of flowers has recently turned out to be a subject of great interest as it ensures quick monetary gains and above all adds to the beauty of the nature.
Spices, condiments, medicinal and aromatic plants have been a source of revenue since past and their importance is increasing these days for their medicinal properties and due to the fact that their use doesn't have any adverse side effects. Post harvest management covers study of maturity, harvesting and handling in relation to the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Functional uses of garden design, home landscaping, school garden, urban, state and national parks. Industrial landscaping, roadside planting, rock gardens, lawns have been included in landscape gardening. Besides, the students are prepared in the techniques of Bonsai, Ikebana, Composting and Bio-fertilizers.
Greenhouse technology and plant tissue culture are very popular these days and due coverage has been given in the course. Visits to nurseries aim at acquaintance with propagation techniques. Practical in food processing will cover different recipes and storage technology.
Successful completion of theoretical and practical aspects of the course will ensure upgradation of knowledge about horticulture to the extent of offering consultancy to absentee landlords and self-employment in any of the topics covered in the syllabus.