B.Sc (Horticulture)

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OVERVIEW

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.

ADVANTAGE @ DBS


  • 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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PLACEMENTS

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.

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)

Eligibility

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