B.Sc. in Horticulture is an advanced programme in the field of agricultural science that comprises subjects regarding the cultivation of plants and the study of seeds. The programme also covers plant diseases, growth and genetics. The course covers practices that can help enhance plant growth and increase the yield without damaging the quality. In order to achieve this goal, the course combines the concepts of Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering, Biology and other related subjects. The programme is in demand as there is a constant demand for quality food at reasonable prices and horticulturalists are required to achieve this goal.
It is a 3 years long Undergraduate Level Bachelor’s Degree program. Like all B.Sc. courses, this one too has the semester system of learning. The 3 years’ duration is divided into 6 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months.
For achieving the said goal of improved productivity, this branch makes use of concepts of Biology, Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering etc. To get a better understanding about the course structure, let us take a look at some of the important subjects present in B.Sc. Horticulture program.
Duration of the Course
The B.Sc. (Horticulture) degree in DIMS is typically a 4-year course under credit based semester system. The program also includes a compulsory 1 semester of internship. Most of the courses are infused with practical with emphasis on 'hands-on experience and learning by doing'
The Course is affiliated to Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand State Government University.
Eligibility Criteria For Admission To The Course
The minimum qualification for entry to B.Sc Horticulture degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as subjects studied at the intermediate level.
The Curriculum and the Syllabus for the course shall be as prescribed by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Commencement Of The Course
The course will commence with effect from August 2019 for the current academic year.
Scope of B.Sc Horticulture
There is a lot of scope after pursuing B.Sc in Horticulture and various employment options are available to individuals. From starting one’s own private business to practicing horticulture for agricultural companies, graduates can opt for different work profiles. The Government of India also hires horticulturists for various agricultural projects carried out on rural lands and towns. There is also scope for research after pursuing B.Sc. in Horticulture with organisations like NABARD and Forest Research Institute (FRI). Graduates can also practice on their own if they have land available and foray into the private plant breeding sector. Following are some popular jobs available after B.Sc. in Horticulture: