M. Sc. (Horticulture)

Course Details

Horticulture is an important branch of agriculture. It is an applied science dealing with fruits, vegetables and ornamental flowers. It is an extremely diversified field with nearly unlimited career opportunities in a variety of job settings. It is a vast subject and divided in three major branches-

  1. Floriculture:- It is a branch of Horticulture which deals with the study of growing and marketing of flowers and foliage plants.
  2. Olericulture:- The study of vegetable growing, dealing with the culture of nonwoody plants for food is called as “Olericulture”. Those who perform the activities of vegetable growing are known as “Olericulturist”.
  3. Pomology:- It is the science of growing fruit. Its research mainly focuses on the development, enhancement, cultivation and physiological studies of fruit trees.
Eligibility and Seats Availability

The candidates should have passed bachelors in Agriculture with minimum 50% marks from any recognized university or its equivalent.

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Fee Structure
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1 Admission fee INR 5,000/- - - -
2 Tuition Fee INR 25,000/- INR 25,000/-/- INR 25,000/-/- INR 25,000/-/-
Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission in M. Sc. (Horticulture) Course in Alpine Group of Institutes, Dehradun should appear in Alpine Common Entrance Test (AGI CET 2019).

On the basis of AGI CET 2019 Rank candidate will get admission in M. Sc. (Horticulture) Course.

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AGI CET 2019 Important Dates
SN Events Dates
1 Availability of Application Form 1st Feb, 2019
2 Last Date for Application Form 30th Apr, 2019
3 Download of Admit Card 30th Apr, 2019
4 AGI CET 2019 Exam First week of May, 2019
5 Result 4rd week of May, 2019
6 Admission Counselling June First Week, 2019

Career Prospects
  • It is a field that holds ample scope, whether one wants to be a full time or part time horticulturist one can opt for this career option and make a decent living out of it.
  • It gives immense opportunities for a lucrative career in both public and private sectors, apart From public and private sector jobs, one can opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.
  • The career opportunities for horticulturist’s ranges from commercial and environmental sectors to research as well as in journalism and its importance can be felt as a independent department of Horticulture has been introduced in central and state government.
Employment Areas
M. Sc. Horticulture Job Types
  1. Production and Sales. Operating a business or managing an orchard, vegetable farm, greenhouse, flower or plant shop, nursery, landscaping service, garden center, or food processing firm.
  2. Public Gardens
  3. Marketing
  4. Research
  5. Teaching
  6. Industry Support
  7. Inspection
  8. Landscape Construction and Management
Higher Education After M. Sc. (Horticulture)
  1. Ph. D.
Job Opportunities
A M. Sc. (Horticulture) student can choose to be any of the following:
  1. Floriculturist
  2. Olericulturist
  3. Pomologist

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