Department of Horticulture facilitates quality education, strengthen and improve the infrastructure for providing quality education by constantly improving the syllabi of undergraduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) courses as per the guidelines of University and ICAR in horticulture particularly in Fruit Science and Floriculture. It generates technology for improving the production and productivity of crops which should be knowledge based, knowledge driven and farmer centric and provides assistance in planning and development of Horticulture technology and dissemination of the technology to farmers. It also coordinates and integrates the efforts for achieving excellence in Horticulture.
The Department of Horticulture came into existence in 1961 and M. Sc. Ag. in Horticulture programme was initiated in 1963. The Department of Horticulture is instrumental in imparting teaching, research and extension services since 1963-64 in different aspects of horticulture. Ph.D. programme in Horticulture was initiated in the year 1976 while P. G. programme in Floriculture and Landscaping have been started from the academic year 2000-01 and till date department has produced 320 M. Sc. and 125 Ph.D. students. The department is credited with development of 22 varieties in fruits and one in flower crops, development of technologies like high density orcharding, control of biennial bearing in mango, crop regulation in guava, use of growth regulators in pear, control of fruit cracking and post harvest management in litchi, potential pollinizers in different fruits, internal necrosis, causes and control of fruit drop, maturity indices, standardization of micro propagation protocols in many horticultural crops, standardization of leaf sampling techniques in crops, etc.
The competent faculty has been awarded with various awards like, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award and the best citizens of India award. The department was initiated with the vision to provide foundation for knowledge led, technology driven intellectually satifying and economically rewarding horticulture enterprise, for ensuring livelihood security and improved quality of life of people.
Degrees Offered (with seat breakup)
The department has following laboratories :
Equipments :The department is equipped with following equipments which are as follows: HPLC, UV/visible spectrophotometer, flame photometer, deionizer, laminar air flow cabinet, electrophoretic apparatus, autoclaves, digital pH meter, electrical and electronic balances and many more.
The competent faculty has been awarded with various awards like, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, Hari Om Ashram trust award, Jawahar Lal Nehru award, Dr. Rajendra Prasad award and the Best Citizens of India award.
|Award Name||Awardee Name|
|Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award||Dr. Sant Ram|
|Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award||Dr. Sant Ram|
|Hari Om Ashram Trust Award||Dr. Sant Ram|
|ICAR Team Award||Dr. J.P. Tiwari|
|Jawahar Lal Nehru Award for outstanding PG Research||Dr. L.D. Bist|
|Jawahar Lal Nehru Award for outstanding PG Research||Dr. R.L. Arora|
|Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for Book||Dr. Sant Ram|
|Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for Book||Dr. K.K. Misra|
|The best citizens of India award||Dr. K.K. Misra|
Ongoing Research Projects in the Department
Recent Publications of the Department