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Undergraduate Programmes

I. Main Campus of the University,
Nauni-Solan (HP)

II. College of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri
District Hamirpur (HP)

i) B Sc (Hons) Horticulture 4-year Programme

ii) B Sc (Hons) Forestry 4-year Programme

i) B Sc (Hons) Horticulture 4-year Programme

ii) B Sc (Hons) Biotechnology 4-year Programme

iii) B.Sc. (Hons) Forestry 4 year Programme

Admission to B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture, B.Sc. (Hons) Forestry and B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology (4 year programme) is made through an Objective Type Entrance Test. 85% of the total seats are reserved for domicile of Himachal Pradesh and are filled through Entrance Test conducted by the university. The remaining 15% of the total seats are filled through nomination by ICAR on the basis of All India Entrance Test conducted by ICAR, New Delhi. Over and above the intake capacity, few seats are reserved for nominees of North East Council (NEC). There are some self-financing seats available


Minimum Qualification

B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture, Forestry, Biotechnology Program:

10+2/equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics/ Agriculture from a recognized Board/ University with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% marks in case of SC/ST candidates) in the above subjects.

or

Examination of a University/Board/College/School in a foreign country recognized by the Academic Council as equivalent to 10+2 with science subjects provided the candidate has obtained at least 60% aggregate marks or 'B' grade/equivalent.

General Conditions/Instruction for admission:

  1. The prescribed minimum marks in all the programs shall be relaxed by 5% in the case of SC/ST candidates and in service nominees.
  2. The candidate must bring all the original certificates on the day of registration.
  3. The nominees/sponsored candidates are exempted from the Entrance Test.

Reservation of Seats

Admission shall be subject to the reservation of seats as under:

  1. 85% of the total seats shall be reserved for domicile of Himachal Pradesh; and 22.5% of the seats in category (a) above shall be reserved for SC (15%) and ST (7.5%). In case candidates in either of the two categories are not available the seat(s) will be interchangeable.
  2. 15% of the total seats are filled up through an All India Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) New Delhi.
  3. The following seats shall be over and above the intake capacity:
    • One seat each in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture, College of Horticulture, Nauni and B Sc (Hons) Forestry, College of Forestry, Nauni for the wards of serving/ ex-defence personnel.
    • One seat each in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture, College of Horticulture Nauni and B Sc (Hons) Forestry, College of Forestry, Nauni for the wards of serving/ retired CAPFs personnel.
    • One seat each in all the undergraduate programmes for single girl child.
    • Two seats each in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture, College of Horticulture Nauni, BSc (Hons) Forestry, College of Forestry, Nauni and one seat each in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture, B Sc (Hons) Forestry & B Sc (Hons) Biotechnology at College of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri for candidates belonging to IRDP/ BPL families of HP.
    • One seat each in all the undergraduate programmes for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (excluding creamy layer) of Himachal Pradesh.
    • One seat each in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture, College of Horticulture, Nauni and B Sc (Hons) Forestry, College of Forestry, Nauni for Physically challenged.
      NOTE: The benefit of reservation shall be availed by the candidates having permanent disability (PH) of not less than 40% (low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy) whosoever is found suitable by the admission committee, provided the candidate is otherwise fit for admission. The candidates will be required to perform field operations, activities pertaining to Horticulture/ Forestry and allied disciplines.
  4. The following seats shall be filled over and above the intake capacity as per the nominations from the respective Council/ department without entrance test:-
    1. Four seats each in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture, College of Horticulture, Nauni and B Sc (Hons) Forestry, College of Forestry, Nauni for nominees of North Eastern Hill Council (NEC).
    2. Three seats in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture for Horticulture Extension Officers of HP Horticulture Department in the College of Horticulture.
    3. Three seats in B Sc (Hons) Forestry for forest field staff of HP Forest Department each in College of Forestry, Nauni and College of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri (Hamirpur)

Basis of Admission

  1. The basis of admission shall be merit as determined by Entrance Test.
  2. While determining the merit, weightage will be added to the entrance examination result for sports and co-curricular activities.

Note: For further details see the prospectus and contact:

The Registrar
Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry,
Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230