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Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

B.Sc.(Horticulture) degree

Entry to this field starts from undergraduate level. Candidates who have passed 10+2 in Science stream (class 12th) with physics, chemistry and maths/biology/agriculture as the subjects can opt for Bachelors degree in Horticulture as a separate discipline or as a subject of B.Sc Agriculture Science. The same basic qualification is required for doing diploma programme. After doing B.Sc in Horticulture one can continue his/her further study in the field by doing M.Sc in Horticulture. Post Graduates in Horticulture are eligible for M.Phil. For admission to Ph.D Program different agricultural universities exercise different modes of admission. Most of the State Agriculture Universities and ICAR Institutes conduct Entrance Examinations for Ph.D. admissions.

B.Sc. Horticulture is an undergraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Horticulture includes the study of the industry and science of plant cultivation particularly fruits, berries, nuts, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs, and turf. The study under B.Sc. (Horticulture) includes theoretical study including plant identification, field study including basic surveying, technical study involving tools, machinery, hydraulics, safe work practices and Mapping. B.Sc. (Horticulture) degree course covers topics such as plant propagation and cultivation, crop production, plant breeding and genetic engineering, plant biochemistry and plant physiology.

Degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Horticulture, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college. Degree holders are eligible to do Masters in a number of specializations of Horticulture such as in Arboriculture, Floriculture, Landscape horticulture, Olericulture, Pomology, Viticulture, Postharvest physiology, etc. They can also have jobs in industry, government or educational institutions or private concerns. Horticulturists also can work in wide areas like in agribusiness, arboriculture (planting and care of woody plants), botanical gardens, conservation, crop management, floral design, food chemistry, fruit and vegetable production, garden centres, greenhouses, grounds management, landscape construction and management, nurseries, management and sales, marketing/public relations, research and development, teaching/instruction, technical writing and publishing.

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 University.

Admission Procedure

Through Entrance Test conducted by Association of management of DIMS

Entry Qualification

The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Hons) (Horticulture) the degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as subjects studied at the intermediate level. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.

Total Number Of Seats

Sixty (60) seats annually.

Medium Of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be English.

Commencement Of The Course

The course will commence with effect from September/October 2017 for the current academic year.

Hostel Accommodation

The course will be completely residential in nature and hostel accommodation will be compulsory for all the candidates admitted to the course.


  • All the selected candidates will have to deposit full fee on the day of counseling and be deposited in 2 installments.
  • Failure to deposit the fee on the day of counseling will lead to cancellation of admission and the seat will be offered to the next candidate.
  • Cheques, Cash and Bank Drafts are drawn in favor of Doon Institute of Medical Sciences payable at Union Bank of India, Sahaspur, Dehradun will be accepted.
  • All charges are subject to revision by Uttarakhand Government from time to time during the period of course.
  • Student Will have to pay for The Uniform and Books separately.
  • Mess charges will be extra and as per actual (Co-operative mess run by Mess Committee).