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Department of Horticulture

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  • Dr. Ranjan Srivastava
  • Head,
  • Department of Horticulture,
  • College of Agriculture

  • Contacts
  • Phone: 9412039911
  • E-mail: ranjansrivastava25[at]gmail
    [dot]com, headhorticulture[at]gmail

About Us

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)

  • M.Sc. Ag. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping): 04
  • M.Sc. Ag. Horticulture: 08
  • Ph.D. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping): 4 + 1 =05
  • Ph.D. Horticulture : 4 + 1 =05

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    The department has following laboratories :

  • HPLC Lab
  • Tissue Culture Lab
  • Post Harvest Labs
  • Tissue culture and genetic transformation lab
  • Bioassay Lab

  • 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.

    Faculty Awards/Honours

    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

    1. All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture funded by ICAR, New Delhi.
    2. All India Coordinated Research Project on Fruits funded by ICAR, New Delhi.
    3. Precision Farming Development Centre (PFDC) funded by NCPAAH, New Delhi.
    4. Evaluation of bio-efficacy of Abamectin 1.9% w/w EC (Vertimec) against Mites in Apple, funded by Syngenta Chem.
    5. Integrated farming system and human resource planning and management for livelihood security and capacity building of tribal community in Uttarakhand CD blocks Kalsi and Chakrata in District Dehradun Uttarakhand’, funded by ICAR under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) on Short-duration fruit crops.
    6. Establishment of Ideal Nursery of Amla for its cultivation in Uttarakhand funded by National Medicinal Plants Board, New Delhi.
    7. Enhancing Livelihood Security of Farming Community Through Livestock and Crop Integration Using Proven Technologies- Agriculture Component [Farmers FIRST Programme]funded by ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur

    Recent Publications of the Department

    1. Neelam Thakur, B.D. Bhuj, Ranjan Srivastava and Satish Chand. 2017. Genetic divergence studies in gladiolus germplasm. Prog Hort., 14(3): 285-287

    2. Babita Singh, Ranjan Srivastava and S.S. Sindhu.2016. Genetic Variability in Gerbera (Gerbera Jamesonii Bolus Ex Hooker F.)Through Gamma Radiation. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 34(5): 1201-1204

    3. Bajeli, J., Tripathi, S., Kumar, A., Tripathi, A. and Upadhyay, R.K. 2016. Organic manures a convincing source for quality production of Japanese mint Mentha arvensis L. Industrial Crops and Products, 83: 603-606.

    4. Laishram Hemanta, Ranjan Srivastava, Ajit Kumar and Satish Chand.2016. Studies on Seed Set by Open Pollination in Tuberose (Polianthestuberosa L.) Under Tarai Regions of Uttarakhand. Journal of Agriculture and Technology, 3(1):71-73

    5. Narendra Singh Bhandari, Ranjan Srivastava, S. P. Kantiya and S.K. Guru. 2016. Assessment of substrates for programmed lilium (Lilium longiflorum L.) production in container system. RESEARCH ON CROPS, 17(03).

    6. Rai, R., Joshi, S., Roy, S., Singh, O., Samir, M. And Chander, A. 2015.Implications of changing climate on productivity of temperate fruit crops with special reference to apple. Journal of Horticulture,2:2.

    7. Samir, M., Rai, Ratna and Prasad, B. 2015.Seed germination behaviouras influenced by presowing treatments in khirni.Journal of Hill Agriculture, 6(1):132-135.

    8. Singh, Aradhana, Singh, C.P. and Singh A.K. 2015. Flowering behaviour of mango genotype under Tarai condition of Uttarakhand. International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research. 13 (3): 20-26.

    9. Singh, A. K., Singh, C.P., and Chauhan, P. 2015. Effect of Preharvest chemical treatments and mulching on marketability and quality of Dashehari mango. Acta Hort. 1066: 193-197.

    10. Singh, A. K., Singh, C.P., Kushwaha P.S, and Chakraborty, B. 2015. Efficacy of postharvest treatments on fruit marketability and physico - chemicals characteristics of Dashehari mango. Acta Hort. 1066: 201-204.

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