Section of Horticulture

Horticulture Department is dedicated to the study and application of Plant Cultivation, Management and Conservation making it a pivotal field in the world of Agriculture and Environmental Science. Horticulture encompasses a wide range of disciplines including Fruit and Vegetable Production, Ornamental Plant Cultivation, Landscape Design, Plant Breeding and Sustainable Agricultural Practices. Department mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of Horticulture through cutting-edge research, innovative teaching methods and community engagement. We strive to equip our students with the skills and expertise needed to address the challenges facing the Horticulture Industry while promoting the responsible and sustainable use of plant resources. Our Graduate Programme provides a strong foundation in horticultural sciences and offers opportunities for specialization and in-depth research where our students aspire to become Horticulturist, Landscape Designers, Educators or Researchers. To support our research and academic endeavors, we boost state-of-the-art facilities, including Modern Laboratories, Greenhouse, Arboretums and Experimental Farms.

          The Horticulture Department is a dynamic hub of learning, research and innovation. Our commitment to excel in Horticulture Education and Research ensures that we continue to make valuable contributions to the Agricultural Sector in particular and Environment in general. The present Annual Growth Rate of Horticulture is more than 6.5%. It now contributes 24.5% from the 8.0% of area to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Faculty :-

Dr.Sanjeewani P. Gondane
Assistant Professor
PhD (Hort), NET (ASRB)
Ms Shrikant Mehere
Assistant Professor,
Msc. (Horti.)
Dr. V.R. Gurve
Assistant Professor

Horticulture offers following courses

Sr. No Semester Course No. Credits Course Title
1. I HORT 111 2 (1+1) Fundamentals of Horticulture
2 III HORT 232 2 (1+1) Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices
3. IV HORT 243 2 (1+1) Production Technology for Fruits and Plantation crops.
4 V HORT 354
2 (1+1)
3 (2+1)
Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping.
Protected Cultivation
5 VI HORT 366 2 (1+1) Post harvest Management and Value addition of Fruits and Vegetables.
6 VI ELE HORT 367 3 (2+1) Landscaping
7 VI FST 362 2 (2+0) Principle of Food Science and Nutrition
8 VII SRP RAWE 479 2 (0+2) Student Ready Programme RAWE
9 VIII ELM HORT 4810 10(0+10) Floriculture and Landscape Gardening
10 VIII ELM HORT 4811 10(0+10) Nursery Management of Horticultural Crops
11 VIII ELM HORT 4812 10(0+10) Commercial Vegetables Production
12 VIII ELM HORT 4814 10(0+10) Post harvest Management and Value Additions of Horticultural Crops

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