B.Sc. (Hons.) - Horticulture

School of Agriculture Sciences

B. Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture is a four-year professional degree programme offered at Jaipur National University. This degree consists of 8 semesters. As recommended by 5th Dean Committee of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR, an Apex body), the course covers subjects such as Fundamentals of Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits & Vegetables, Water Management in Horticultural Crops, Pests and Diseases, Commercial Floriculture, Ornamental Horticulture, Orchard and Estate Management, Horti-Business Management, etc. In the 7th and 8th Semesters, the students will undertake a Rural Horticultural Work Experience Programme and an Experiential Learning Programme to help them become job-ready to work in industries and villages.

The focus of the School of Agricultural Sciences is:

  • To impart education to develop quality human resource
  • Advancement of learning and conducting of research
  • Undertaking extension education for training of the farmers
  • To promote linkages with national & international educational institutes
  • To strengthen the employability of students by way of imparting industry driven, need based education

The School of Agricultural Sciences has highly experienced faculty with various specializations such as Agronomy, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Nematology, Horticulture, Extension Education, Economics, Agri-business Management, Agroforestry, Soil Survey, Land Use Planning and Remote Sensing, Water Management, Soil and Water Conservation/Agriculture Engineering and other relevant areas.

Key Information

Duration

4 Years

Eligibility

10+2 with min 50% (Science/Agriculture)

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Scholarship

As per University norms

Career Prospects

  • Agricultural Officers
  • Agriculture Extension Officers
  • Agriculture field officers
  • Assistant Plant Protection Officers
  • Plant Quarantine Officers
  • Seed Certification Officers
  • Soil Survey Officers
  • Agricultural Field Officers in Banks and other financial institutions
  • Horticulture Officers
  • Landscape and Gardening Officers
  • Food Inspectors and various other such posts 

Applying for Admissions 2021

This is a 4 years duration professional course which is a part of agricultural and allied sciences and mainly focuses on all basic aspects of agriculture. Studies about field crops and some part of horticultural crops are covered in this course. Apart from an extensive crop study this also covers other subjects related to agriculture.

This course is the part of agricultural and allied sciences which mainly focuses on all basic aspects of horticulture. Studies about horticultural crops are covered in this course. Apart from study about crops this also covers other subjects related with horticulture.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture is a Professional degree Course of four years. The course involves the study of various disciplines of AgriculturalSciences that include Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science, Plant Breeding, Genetics, Seed Technology, Crop Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Entomology (dhVfoKku), Plant Pathology (iknijksxfoKku), Integrated Pest Management, Water Management, Agricultural Engineering, Agri-business, Agricultural Marketing (d`f"kfoi.ku) and others.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture is a Professional degree Course of four years. The course involves the study of various disciplines of horticultural sciences that include Horticulture, Landscaping, Study of medicinal and aromatic plants, Apiculture, Sericulture, Post-harvest management, Pomology, Nursery management, Plant Breeding, Genetics, Seed Technology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Integrated Pest Management, Water Management, Horticultural Engineering, Horti-business management etc.

For the students, there is scope in areas like Government (Public) and Private sector. Assistant Agriculture Officer (AAO), Graduate trainees in FCI, IFFCO, KRIBHCO, SWC, CWC, Seed corporations, KVKs. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is also provided to Agriculture Graduatesby ICAR for post-graduation. Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS), Ministry of Finance, Government of India is conducting examination for recruitment of Agriculture Finance Officer (AFO) to be posted in different Nationalized Banks every year. Graduates of agriculture get opportunities in private sector companies related to Seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, agri consultancy, agricultural processing industries etc. Government is providing financial as well as technical assistance to promote agri start-ups.

Graduates of B.Sc. (Hons.) horticulture have wide scope in Government (Public) & Private sector and huge opportunity in entrepreneurship. Government jobs like Horticulture Development Officer (HDO) in state govt., District Horticulture officer, Horticulture officer in urban development Bodies, Food inspectors, Landscape designers, Floriculturists, Project managers, Specialized officers in processing industries, Vegetable seed Production, Horticulture supervisor, Jobs in forest departments etc. Students are eligible for AFO/AO post in Nationalized (Public sector) Banks and private sector banks. Apart from these, the graduates have opportunities to start their own ventures for which govt. provides financial assistance also.

Horticulture graduates are not having any lesser opportunities than graduates of agriculture. This depends on the interest of the students as to which kind of course they would like to study. Both the courses are professional courses so a student can have an equal opportunity to work in both private and government sectors as well. Government is also promoting startups and marginal small scale agro based and horticultural Industries.

Agricultural and allied courses are state subjects.Approval for any programme of agriculture is given by the state government to both private and government universities. Both the courses in our university are approved by state government as per ICAR guidelines.

ICAR is a non-statutory body. It does not give approval to any government or private university or programme in any university. It only provides accreditation to programme/ college/ university after passing out of their first batch and admission of 5 th batch. In our university the first batch is not yet passed out, so we are not eligible to apply for accreditation for now.

Accreditation is not required for any graduate level government or private job.

For eligible programmes/ universities accreditation helps them for additional advantage to students for getting PG seats in all SAUs through entrance exam conducted by ICAR.

The School has experienced as well as young and enthusiastic specialized faculty with desired qualification (Masters + Ph.D. or Masters + NET qualified) to provide best teaching experience to the students.

Our well-equipped laboratories and fields are available as per the guidelines of the state govt. and ICAR

  • Biochemistry
  • Entrance test and Personal Interview.
  • Soil Science
  • Entomology
  • Crop Physiology
  • Agronomy field
  • Horticulture orchard
  • Farm machinery

All essential books and reading materials are available in the university library.

120 seats are allotted for B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture course and 60 seats for B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture course.

Admissions in B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture is taken through JET/PUET exam conducted by state government. State government authorizes any of the 5 SAUs of Rajasthan for conducting this entrance examination.

Admission in B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture is taken through Entrance Exam conducted by university.

No. As both the courses are professional courses. Admission without any entrance exam is not done.

There will be faculty mentors for students who will always be ready to provide assistance to students about their higher studies and job opportunities.

In both the courses in final year Rural Agricultural/Horticultural Work Experience Programme (RAWEP), practical lab work in any specific discipline and industrial training is included. Students will get exposure to practical situations.

Apart from this regular field visits are conducted at national and international research institutes like RARI Durgapura, IHITC Durgapura, KVKs, Forest Research and Training Institute, Jaipur, Nurseries, organic farms, industrial units, IARI, New Delhi, NDRI, Karnal, NRCS, Ajmer, Saras, Jaipur, NIAM, Jaipur, PGIVER, Jaipur etc.

Yes, Final year students, who were interested in doing private job after graduation got placements also in companies like Agrostar and for training in companies like Gharda Chemicals, Saras, Syngenta etc.

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