B.Sc. in Horticulture

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

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Typology Bachelor
Duration 5 Years
  • Bachelor
  • Duration:
    5 Years

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
The Registrar Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Starts On request
The Registrar Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Course programme


Semester I -

Structural and spoken English
Algebra, trigonometry, elementary statistics & matrices
Introductory economics
Principle of plant physiology
Fundamentals of geology & soil science
Plant biochemistry
Fundamentals of horticulture
Introductory botany
Physical education

Semester II -

Fundamentals of extension education
Soil management and conservation
Principles of weed management
Elements of genetics
Principles of plant protection-1 (Entomology)
Introductory microbiology
Horticultural machinery and power
Live stock production and management
Environment and ecology
Vector, algebra, plain and solid geometry and calculus
Introductory zoology
Physical education

Semester III -

Food science and human nutrition
Soil and plant analysis
Principles of plant protection-II (Plant Pathology)
Propagation and nursery management
Ornamental horticulture
Water management of horticulture crops
Arid fruits and plantation crops
Hydrology and irrigation engineering
Mushroom culture

Semester IV -

Introductory nematology
Nutrition of horticulture crops
Orchard management
Tropical and sub-tropical vegetables and tuber crops
Protected cultivation of ornamental crops
Tropical and sub-tropical fruits
Fundamentals of plant breeding

Semester V -

Post harvest management of horticultural crops
Temperate fruits
Temperate vegetables and tuber crops
Spices and condiments
Insect pests management of fruits and plantation crops
Disease management of fruit and plantation crops
Growth and development of horticultural crops
Elementary statistics

Semester VI -

Processing of horticultural crops
Insect pest management of vegetable, tuber and ornamental crops
Disease management of vegetable, tuber and ornamental crops
Systematic of fruits
Breeding of fruit crops
Farms and business management

Semester VII -

Marketing and export
Disease management of spices, medicinal and aromatic plants
Apiculture and sericulture
Medicinal and aromatic plants
Introductory agro-forestry (Horti-silvi-pestoral systems)
Computer science

Semester VIII -

Rural horticultural work experience (RHWP)

B)Elective Courses
Fundamentals of fruit production
Commercial fruit growing
Growth regulation in fruit crops
Evolution and genetics of fruit crops
Genetic resources of fruit crops
Breeding systems in fruit crops
Breeding of vegetable crops
Protected cultivation of vegetable crops
Seed production of vegetable crops
Fundamentals of floriculture
Breeding and seed production
Outdoor and indoor plants
Fundamentals of landscape design
Handling and storage of horticultural crops
Elements of fruits and vegetable processing
Orientation in food processing industries and quality control
Biology of plant pathogens
Fundamentals of plant pathogens
Principles of plant disease management
Insect anatomy and physiology
Insect taxonomy
Principles of economic entomology
Introductory microbial genetics
Plant genes and their vectors
Microbial biotechnology

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