MSc in Horticulture

Objectives
The major objectives of opening the specialization-centered postgraduate training in horticulture are to:
  • Produce highly qualified, competent and skilled human resource in Horticulture
  • Engage in intensive horticulture research and generate applicable technologies that will be used by horticulture industry and farmers for sustainable Agriculture
  • Involve in horticultural extension and advisory services
Entry Requirements   
  • It is presumed that students with a BSc or equivalent degrees in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Crop Sciences or similar fields are eligible to join this MSc training in horticulture. Applicants must pass the entrance exam and fully satisfy the academic rules and regulation of the University.
Graduate profile
Students who complete their MSc study in the field of horticulture will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to work competently within 3 broad job sectors:
  • As a researcher, they can engage in research institutes, universities, and other higher education institutes;
  • As a teacher or trainer, they will have a broad range of opportunities, varying from teaching on a university, development worker for an NGO or a governmental body, as a consultant for private entrepreneurs and companies, as an extension worker for farmers and regional communities and so forth.
  • But MSc graduates might also opt to take up their own business as a private investor or entrepreneur or start being a manger within a commercial farm or business
  • And of course there are still different job sectors where they might be engaged in.
 Graduation requirement
  • The student must obtain at least a “B” grade in all courses. A student that scored one “C” grade will also be eligible for graduation.  A student however should complete his/her MSc research work and defend successfully. The prospective graduate must fully satisfy the academic rules and regulations of the University set for graduation of graduate students.
Degree nomenclature
  • Master of Science in Horticulture (Floriculture)
  • Master of Science in Horticulture (Vegetable Science)
  • Master of Science in Horticulture( Fruit Science) and
  • Master of Science in Horticulture (Coffee, Tea and Spices)

  Course Breakdown
Year I Semester I (Common Courses) 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. hrs

HORT 501

Advanced Biometry

3

HORT 511

Marketing Management

2

HORT 521

Advanced Post-harvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops

2

HORT 531

Integrated Pest Management of Horticultural Crops (E)

2

HORT 541

Advanced plant propagation

2

HORT 551

Resource Management

2

HORT 561

Advanced Soil and Plant Nutrition

2

HORT 571

Training and Communication Skills Development (E)

2

 

Total

15 (13 + 2)

(E) = Elective courses

# = Out of a total of five elective courses, a student is required to take only two

Year I Semester II (Specialization in Floriculture) 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. hrs

HORT 532

Graduate Seminar on Current Topics in Horticulture*

1

HORT 502

Greenhouse Horticulture Production and Management

3

HORT 512

Landscape Design (E)

2

HORT 522

Community Based Education*

3

HORT 561

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development

2

HORT 542

Genetics and Breeding of Horticultural Crops

2

HORT 531

Integrated Pest Management of Horticultural Crops

3

HORT 571

Training and Communication Skills Development (E)

2

 

Total

16(14 + 2)#

* Common courses

(E) = Elective courses

 #  = Out of a total of five elective courses, a student is required to take only two

 Year I Semester II (Specialization in Vegetable Science) 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. hrs

HORT 532

Graduate Seminar on Current Topics in Horticulture*

1

HORT 552

Root and Tuber Crops Production and Management

2

HORT 562

Vegetable Crops Production and Management

2

HORT 572

Vegetable Seed Production and technology

2

HORT 582

Vegetable Processing and Value Addition

2

HORT 522

Community Based Education*

3

HORT 561

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development (E)

2

HORT 542

Genetics and Breeding of Horticultural Crops

2

 

 

 

 

Total

16 (14 + 2)#

* Common courses

(E) = Elective courses

#  = Out of a total of five elective courses, a student is required to take only two

 Year I Semester II (Specialization in Fruit Science)

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

HORT 531

Graduate Seminar on Current Topics in Horticulture*

1

HORT  591

Advanced Tropical Fruits

3

HORT  592

Advanced Sub Tropical and Temperate Fruits

3

HORT 522

Community Based Education*

3

HORT 561

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development (E)

2

HORT 571

Advanced Plant Physiology

2

HORT 542

Genetics and Breeding of Horticultural Crops

2

 

Total

16 (14 + 2)#

* Common courses

(E) = Elective courses

#  = Out of a total of five elective courses, a student is required to take only two

Year I Semester II (Specialization in Coffee, Tea and Spices)

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. hrs

HORT 531

Graduate Seminar on Current Topics in Horticulture*

1

HORT 581

Advanced Coffee Science and Technology

3

HORT 481

Advanced Tea Production and Processing

2

HORT 471

Advanced Spice and Herbs Production and Processing

3

HORT 522

Community Based Education*

3

HORT 561

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development (E)

2

HORT 542

Genetics and Breeding of Horticultural Crops

2

 

Total

16 (14+2)#

* Common courses

(E) = Elective courses

#  = Out of a total of five elective courses, a student is required to take only two

 Year II Semester I and II

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

HORT

Thesis  work

6

 

Total

6