B.Sc (Horticulture)

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B.Sc. Horticulture is a 4 year full time undergraduate program to get the students acquainted with various facets of Horticulture and its related specializations. The syllabus is very exhaustive in tune with the industrial requirements and Govt. jobs. Horticulture graduates shall have scope of their employment in the horticulture departments, as agronomist & landscaping professionals, managers of existing orchards, field officers in banks and also entrepreneurship development etc. Students on completion of their B.Sc. can also pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D. for exploring opportunities as educationist and also as senior positions in Government departments.


  • Dehradun - A Safe, Beautiful & Cosmopolitan Education City.
  • Students from 23 States & 5 Countries on campus.
  • Degree from Govt. Universities.
  • Multiple Placements for all.
  • Impressive scholarship schemes for meritorious students.
  • Possibilities of International Exposure.
  • Separate in campus Girls & Boys hostels with Modern Sporting & Gym facilities.
  • Happening campus life with a variety of sports and cultural events.

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Life @ DBS BSc Horticulture

Why B.Sc Horticulture at DBS School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences

  • No capitation fee.
  • Scholarships up to 50% in tuition fee for meritorious students.
  • Course structure as per ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) approved syllabus.
  • UGC recognized / Affiliated with Govt. University. Graduated students are eligible for employment anywhere in the country and abroad.
  • Agricultural Farm attached with the college campus.
  • Fine tuned with the industrial and Govt. jobs requirements.
  • Highly experienced well qualified (Doctorates) from institutes of repute, engaged in consultancy, research and publication to add immense value to academic life.
  • Live Projects and demonstrations in the areas of crop production, nursery raising, organic farming, floriculture, vegetable crop production, medicinal plants, orchard management, ornamental horticulture etc.
  • Forest inventory & socio economic surveys, wild life habitat studies, attachment with state forest department and forest based industries etc for making the students versatile for industry.
  • Experiential Learning Activities: Students are exposed to Commercial farms to know-how that create an opportunity for students to engage and tone up their endurance, confidence and management skills.
  • Innovative Pedagogy : Emphasis on case studies and inter-personal based teaching to develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by reading and discussing complex, real-life scenarios.
  • Well equipped Labs with necessary field equipments and research facilities for demonstration and independent project work.
  • Opportunity for inter personal development by having association with MBA and PGDM students from India & abroad.

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Horticulture graduates from DBS have scope of their employment in the horticulture departments, as agronomist & landscaping professionals, managers of existing orchards, field officers in banks and also entrepreneurship development etc. They can also pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D. for exploring opportunities as educationist and also as senior positions in Government departments. Lucrative career options in Food Industry (Bakery, Brewing Industry, Dairy, Distribution Cntre, Food Processing, Packaging, Warehouse) and Pulp and Paper Industry also await Horticulture graduates and DBS has an impressive line up of companies in these sectors for its students.

For more details on placements click here.


Must have passed 10+2 (Science stream) with 50 % (Science stream)

Course Structure

Semester 1
  • Structural Grammar and Spoken English
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Elementary Statistics & Computer Application
  • Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
  • Fundamentals of Geology and Soil Science
  • Elementary Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology
  • Principles of Plant Physiology
  • Introductory Biology
Semester 2
  • Introductory Economics
  • Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Extension Education
  • Agrometeorology
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Environmental Science
  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Apiculture
Semester 3
  • Principles of Plant Breeding
  • Fundamentals of Entomology & Nematology
  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
  • Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
  • Weed Management in Horticultural Crops
  • Tropical and Subtropical Vegetables
  • Orchard Management
  • Introductory Agroforestry
  • Propagation and Nursery Management

Semester 4
  • Spices and Condiments
  • Temperate Fruits
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Water Management in Horticultural Crops
  • Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops
  • Plantation Crops
  • Organic Farming
  • Breeding of Fruits and Plantation Crops
  • Introduction to Major Field Crops
Semester 5
  • Temperate Vegetables
  • Principles of Landscape Gardening
  • Mushroom Culture
  • Fundamentals of Food Technology
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Diseases of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops
  • Soil and Plant Analysis 9 Communication Skills & Entrepreneurship Development
Semester 6
  • Potato and Tuber crops
  • Breeding of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops
  • Diseases of Vegetable, Ornamentals and Spice Crops
  • Post harvest Management of Horticultural Crops
  • Seed production of Vegetable, tuber and Spice Crops
  • Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops
  • Breeding and Seed Production of Ornamental Plants
  • Commercial Floriculture

Semester 7

  • Horti-Business Management
  • Processing of Horticultural Crops
  • Protected Cultivation of High Value Horticultural Crops (EL)
  • Nursery Production and Management (EL)

Admission Process

  1. Admissions in above Under Graduate Courses is on the basis of merit of Class XII marks and personal interview.
  2. You may fill the registration form available on the website and pay Rs. 1000/- on line as the registration fees.

    Alternatively: You may download the registration form from our website www.doonbusinessschool.com and fill the same, attach a Demand Draft of Rs.1000/-  drawn in favour of Doon Business School payable at Dehradun.  And send the same at Doon Business School, 122 mi, Selaqui, Dehradun. On the receipt of the duly filled registration form the institute will inform the date of PI and nearest location as per the preference filled by you through email or telephonically.
  3. On the date of scheduled interview the student shall report at the venue on time, wherein briefing of the institute, rules and regulations etc shall be given to the students. The students should carry the following documents along with the following certificates in original for verification:

    • 8 passport size photographs
    • Character certificate from the last  school attended
    • 10th class marks sheet & pass certificate
    • 12th class marks sheet & pass certificate
    • Two sets of photocopies of all the above documents.
    • Copies of extracurricular / sports or any other major achievement done on basis of which additional consideration is being made.

    Upon verification of the above documents, the candidates shall appear for their Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  4. If any of the above mentioned documents are not available, then the admission given shall be provisional basis unless submitted. The required documents will have to be submitted latest by 30th October 2016.
  5. The merit list is drawn on the basis of weightage as under
    Class 12 %  - 50%
    Personal Interveiw - 50%

    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of above. Those shortlisted ,an offer / short listing letter will be sent to them.
  6. Students confirmed for admission shall have to deposit the balance fees for the first year within next 30 days of confirmation of admission.

    Those students wishing to avail a bank loan and requiring extra time shall make a request within 3 weeks of confirmation of admission. Additional time to deposit the fee for 30 days or as deemed fit by the Director through a bank loan will be granted only on an additional payment of Rs. 10000/- with an undertaking that in case the fees is not deposited till the due date, the seat may be allotted to another candidate.

    In case of sanction of higher loan amounts, the balance will be refunded to the students.


Expected Cost of B.Sc (Agri/Horticulture/Forestry)
program at
Doon Business School : 2017-21

Bank loan purpose only
FEES Ist Sem 2nd Sem 3rd Sem 4th Sem 5th Sem 6th Sem 7th Sem 8th Sem
Admission Fees (Non Refundable) 10,000              
Tution Fees 29,500 29,500 32,000 32,000 34,500 34,500 37,000 37,000
Security (Refundable)     7,500          
Study Trip & Manali Trip         10,000      
CDC Training             5,000  
TOTAL 39,500 29,500 39,500 32,000 44,500 34,500 42,000 37,000

Scholarships (Based on Class XII Marks): Scholarship % = Marks obtained in Class XII - 60. e.g. If a student get 85% marks in class XII. He/she will get (85-60)% : 25 % Scholarship in tution fees every semester and 50% Scholarship to all students whose scores a minimum of 90% marks in class XII on Tution Fees.

Other Incidental Optional Charges  
Charges for Uniform Dress Camp 7,900
Book Bank (for all Eight Semesters) EET Library 5,000
University Exam Fees As applicable from university (Approx 2500 per sem)
Hostel Fees including Boarding & Lodging for the Academic Session 2017-18 (per annum)
Admission Fees One Time 7,500

Two Seater with attached washroom w/o balcony/

Three Seater with attached washroom

Three Seater with common washroom/

Chummery Accommodation attached washroom/





  Laundry Charges (Compulsory) 2,500
In case of students do not have their local guardian, a medical insurance policy will be taken by the institute 2,000