M.Sc. Horticulture

Best M.Sc. Horticulture In Dehradun

Doon Group of Colleges offers a two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) program in Horticulture. The program is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills related to modern horticulture practices. The program aims to foster learning in the areas of crop production, innovative farming techniques, plant genetics and breeding, plant nutrition, pest and disease management, and post-harvest management.

The curriculum of the M.Sc. Horticulture program comprises theory lectures, practical experiments, field visits, and semester end research projects. The program covers subjects, including Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Crop Science, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Entomology & Nematology, and Plant Pathology.

The program aims to equip students with the technical and management skills required for agricultural research, developing export-oriented strategies, and making value-added products from agricultural and horticultural crops. With MSc Horticulture, one can build a career in agriculture production companies; horticulture product industry; agricultural logistics and export companies; public and private sector research organizations.

To be eligible for the MSc Horticulture program, candidates should have a BSc Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry or related field with a minimum of 50% marks. Admissions are generally based on entrance exam merit and personal interview.

Horticulture is the science and art of cultivating plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants, primarily for food, medicinal, and aesthetic purposes. It is a multidisciplinary field that involves the study of genetics, plant breeding, plant propagation, plant physiology, microbiology, soil science, and pest management.

A degree program in horticulture usually covers the following areas:

  1. Plant science: Study of plant biology, plant genetics, plant physiology, ecology, and plant breeding.
  2. Horticulture production: Study of various techniques and technologies used in horticultural production, including soil and plant nutrition, plant propagation, greenhouse management, and crop management.
  3. Horticulture management: Study of business and management principles, marketing, and finance involved in horticulture and agriculture.
  4. Landscape design: Study of landscape architecture, garden design, and plant selection for aesthetic purposes.
  5. Pest management: Study of plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and other control measures for managing pests and diseases.

Horticulture graduates can work in a variety of fields such as plant breeding, crop consulting, landscape design and management, plant science research, nursery management, and food processing and preserving. Additionally, horticulture graduates can run their own farms or businesses or work with government agencies related to environment and natural resources.

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