College Of Horticulture( Nauni Solan (Himachal Pradesh) INDIA )

Infrastructural Facilities

College of Horticulture Building

The College of Horticulture building comprises eight blocks, either three or four storey structures. These blocks are spread over an area of 7275m2 and have 109 rooms, 39 laboratories, 13 class rooms/ lecture halls, a canning unit and an auditorium. Apart from housing different departments of the college, many other offices, like office of the Dean, Students’ Welfare Officer, ARIS/ Education Technology Cell, etc. are housed in the college building. In addition, a separate building partially houses the Department of Biotechnology. However, one departments of the College of Forestry, namely Basic Sciences is also located in the College of Horticulture building, which are likely to be shifted to a new building being constructed in the College of Forestry.


There are 13 class rooms/lecture halls in the basements and ground floors of different blocks of the college, which are used for undergraduate teaching. In addition, almost all the departments have separate postgraduate class rooms for teaching and conducting seminars. The class rooms are well furnished and have been provided with modern teaching gadgets like LCD projectors, overhead/ slide projectors, glass beaded screens, white boards for conducting theory classes, seminars and thesis colloquium. Besides, each department is provided with a portable public address system and teachers are encouraged to use this system in classes where the number of students is more and students find it difficult to hear the teacher clearly. Two more class rooms are being added in the new laboratory block under construction and will be made operational soon.

In addition, there is a Committee Room attached with the office of the Dean which is used for conducting meetings and interactions with visitors and guests, faculty members, students and their representatives in connection with various academic and student related matters. The committee room is also equipped with modern audio visual aids for making scientific presentations by faculty members or outside experts.

Most of the departments of the college have separate undergraduate and postgraduate laboratories for practical and research. In addition, all the departments have well equipped research laboratories for carrying out research work by the faculty. The list of laboratories in different department of the college is as given below:

Fruit Science

  • Propagation
  • Orchard Management
  • Fruit Nutrition
  • Growth Regulation

Vegetable Science

  • Vegetable Breeding
  • Seed Technology
  • Biochemistry

Floriculture and Landscape Architecture

  • Dry Flower and Foliage
  • Tissue Culture

Food Science and Technology

  • Fruit Technology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Post-harvest Physiology

Plant Pathology

  • Fruit Pathology
  • Vegetable Pathology
  • Virology
  • Bacteriology


  • Fruit Entomology
  • Vegetable Entomology
  • Toxicology
  • Apiculture
  • Biocontrol


  • Molecular Biology
  • Tree Biology
  • Tissue Culture

The Computer and information Centre of the university provides information technology facilities for all the staff and students of the University. It also plays an important role in imparting computer education to undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Regular training programmes are also conducted on computer application for different categories of users. The university has connectivity to National Network under Agriculture Research Information System (ARIS) of the ICAR. All the departments and offices within the campus have connectivity through LAN for learning, resource sharing and exchange of information. The Centre is on Global Network Internet and E-mail.