Master of Science in Horticulture

Post Graduate Courses M.Sc. Horticulture
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Master of Science in Horticulture

Horticulture is the science of cultivating plants. Horticulture is the main stream of agriculture. It is an applied science dealing with fruits, vegetables and ornamental flowers. M.Sc. Horticulture is a two years regular degree program, divided into 4 semesters. M.Sc. Horticulture Degree at BFIT is affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University.

It is an extremely diversified field with nearly unlimited career opportunities in a variety of job settings.  Horticulture is a vast subject in the field of agriculture and it is divided in three major branches :

Floriculturist: Floriculture is a branch of Horticulture, which deals with the study of growing and marketing of flowers and foliage plants. Floriculture includes cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for sale or for use as raw material in cosmetic and perfume industry or in the pharmaceutical sector. The persons associated with this field are called floriculturist. Floriculturist are specialized in planning and designs of exterior/interior landscapes for parks, recreational areas, campuses, industrial sites, institutional grounds, shopping malls, and other large projects. Generally florists have a sound knowledge of growing cut flowers, bedding plants and potted plants right from production to post harvest management. They are not only well acquainted with design of flower and foliage plant arrangement  but also they are well versed in field of care and sell live or dried floral material. Therefore,  now a days, these personnel  are in high demand in government agencies, landscape architectural firms, and resorts.

Olericulturist: The study of vegetable culture is called as ‘Olericulture’. Those who perform the activities of vegetable growing are known as olericulturist. Vegetable growing is an important branch of horticulture. It has an immense scope in a vast country like India. Olericulturist can start their career in industry, research institutes, universities and other organizations at various levels. These personnel are more required presently in private sector as the vegetable growers have good future especially in seed industry.

Pomologist: Pomology is one of the branches of horticulture which focuses on the cultivation, production, post harvest, storage, processing and value addition of fruits plants known as the major source of carbohydrates, vitamins, protein and antioxidants. It is a well known fact that fruit industry plays a significant role in many countries economy, making pomology especially vital. One of the most critical aspects of pomology is the development of new hybrid fruit cultivators. Generally pomologists are well acquainted with breeding technology, tissue culture techniques, integrated nutrient management (INM), integrated pest management technique (IPM) and protected cultivation techniques of fruits. They are well versed in transfer of qualitative and quantitative traits specifically desired traits, such as flavor, and disease-resistance. Pomologists future in the industries, ICAR, State agricultural Universities and in other organizations is bright.

+ Additional Value Added Certification

Cropping systems engineers, Propagators and tissue culture, Crop inspectors, Crop production, and Organic Horticulture Management

 

Eligibility

• The candidate should be passed the Bachelors examination from any recognized University or its equivalent examination and secured minimum 50% marks (45% is case of SC/ST candidates) .
• Candidates who have appeared or who are likely to appear for the qualifying examination i.e. B.Sc.or equivalent but whose results have not been as yet declared can also go ahead for the admission.

 

Career Scope

Horticulture is a field that holds ample scope. Whether you want to be full-time or part-time horticulturist, whether you have your own piece of land or not, you can take up this line and make a decent living out of it.
Advances in horticultural technology, increasing product demands, and a growing export industry are making this an extremely lucrative career. Jobs are being created in fields such as research and journalism, in sectors both public and private, and also within and outside of our borders.
Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. Researchers can earn a decent salary from the beginning of their career. Science graduates from different areas as a trainee.
Skilled professionals can seek employment in these areas such as in bioinformatics, food industry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, research institutes and in water conservation. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.

The career opportunities for horticulturists range from commercial and environmental sectors to research as well as journalism. The remuneration of people of this field is very much depended on the area where they are employed and the type of the firm.

Job Prospective

In Private sector
The career opportunities available for graduates of horticulture with private sector firms are very much ample. This is not only due to the sheer importance of fruits, flowers and plans such as orchids and geraniums in India and abroad, but also due to the fact that these perishable products can be preserved with the aid of modern technology. This new sophisticated approach in the field of horticulture has ensured the safe export of these products.

Government Career
Opportunities are available for horticulturists with firms of the government sector. Educational institutions, the many departments of the Indian government etc are a few places where graduates of horticulture can get good jobs. But prior to their recruitment, they need to appear for an admission test. Notifications about the examinations and job vacancies will be available through newspapers or the employment news lets.

In the Public Sector:
• Scientist: This test is carried out by the Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board, ICAR, New Delhi
• In Education: Posts such as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor etc are available in Agricultural Universities as well as Colleges.
• Training Organizer & Training Associate in Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK).
Employment :
• Cropping systems engineers
• Wholesale or retail business managers
• Propagators and tissue culture specialists
• Crop inspectors
• Crop production advisers
• Extension specialists
• Plant breeders
• Research scientists
• Teachers
In Abroad
Career opportunities for horticulturists in foreign nations are quite high. These professionals are very much in demand with Countries like the US and UK. A few areas of employment for them comprise of:
• Agri-Biotech Companies
• Agronomy Sales Jobs
• Commercial Farming
• Dairy Consultancies
• Extension Services
• Fertilizer Companies
• Food Chains
• Horticulture Departments
• Horticulture Finance Companies
• Horticulture Insurance Companies
• Horticulture Transportation
• Research Organizations
• Storage and Grading

  • Admission Process

    1. Admission in Post Graduate Course- M.Sc. Horticulture is on the basis of merit of graduation marks and personal interview.

    2. You can fill the online registration form available on the website and pay Rs. 5000/- online as the registration fee. If interested and eligible, Apply Online here

    3. Alternatively, for the Seat registration you can deposit money by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.

    4. Selected students will be intimated over email/phone.

    5. On the date of scheduled joining time 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.
    * TC & Migration Certificate. * Character certificate from the last school attended.
    * Marks sheet of Graduation & pass certificate.
    * 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.
    1. 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 25th July 2018.
    2. The merit list is drawn on the basis of weightage as under-

    Graduation – 50%
    Personal Interview – 50%

    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of above. Those shortlisted, an offer/short listing letter will be sent to them. On Receipt of the above letter, students need to confirm their admission within 15 days of receiving the communication and deposit the course fee.
    The fee can be deposited online through our website or by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.
    Account Details:

    BANK NAME- ICICI BANKA/C NO.-243801000031

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    A/C HOLDER-BFIT

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    3. Students confirmed for admission shall have to deposit the balance fee 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 or as deemed fit by the selection committee will be granted only on an undertaking that in case the fee 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.

  • Course Structure

    First Semester

    • SDMHC 101 Systematic Horticulture
    • SOMHC 102 Plant Propagation and Nursery Management
    • SOMHC 103 Statistical Methods and Experimental Designs
    • SOMHC 104 Advances in Pomology : Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
    • SOMHC 105 Practical I
    • SOMHC 106 Practical II

    Second Semester

    • SDMHC 201 Advances in Temperate- Zone Pomology
    • SDMHC 202 Advances in Olericulture
    • SDMHC 203 Canopy Management in Fruits Crops
    • SDMHC 204 Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops
    • SDMHC 205 Practical I
    • SDMHC 206 Practical II

    Third Semester

    • SDMHC 301 Advances in Post- Harvest Technology and Management of Fruits and Vegetables
    • SDMHC 302 Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops
    • SDMHC 303 Advances in Floriculture and Landscaping
    • SDMHC 304 Advances in Orchard Management
    • SDMHC 305 Practical I
    • SDMHC 306 Practical II

    Fourth Semester

    • SDMHC 401 Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management in Horticultural Crops
    • SDMHC 402 Organic Horticulture
    • SDMHC 403 Seminar
    • SDMHC 404 Thesis
    • SOAHE 405 Practical I
  • Fee Structure

    Details Ist YearIInd Year
    Form FeeRs. 500/-NA
    Registration FeeRs. 3,000/-NA
    Campus FeeRs. 7,500/-NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab practical, Seminar etc.)Rs. 11,500/-NA
    Tuition FeeRs. 50,000/-Rs. 50,000/-
    LibraryRs. 3,000/-Rs. 3,000/-
    Other Charges (ID card/Marathon/SMS etc.)Rs. 940/-NA
    Medical Consultation ChargesRs. 800/-Rs. 800/-
    Placements Rs. 4000/- Rs. 4000/-
    Dissertation/Internship/Training Charges (wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)
    University Exam FeeAs per the University NormsAs per the University Norms
    TotalRs.81,240/-Rs.57,800/-
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BFIT Dehradun runs M.Sc. Horticulture, a two year regular degree program affiliated to H.N.B. Garhwal Central University (UGC Approved University -University Grant CommissionMinistry of H.R.D. Human Resource Development Govt. of India & NAAC Accredited).

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