College of Horticulture and Forestry,Thunag Thunag,Mandi,(HP)


The College of Horticulture and Forestry offers degree programmes for
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry

1st Semester
2nd Semester   
NRS-111(1+1) Fundamentals of Soil Science   
VSC-121 (2+1) Tropical   and Subtropical Vegetable Crops   
BSB-111(1+1) Introductory   Crop Physiology   
NRS-121 (1+1) Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management   
FLA-111(2+1) Commercial   Floriculture   
ENS-121 (2+1) Environmental   Studies and Disaster Management   
BSM-111(1+1) Introductory   Microbiology   
PHT-121 (1+1) Fundamentals   of Food and Nutrition   
FSC-111(2+1) Fundamentals of   Horticulture   
FSC-121 (2+1) Temperate   Fruit Crops   
FSC-112(1+1) Plant   Propagation and Nursery Management   
FSC-122(2+1) Tropical   and Subtropical Fruits   
FSC-113(2+1) Fundamentals   of Genetics and Cytogenetics   
NRS-122 (1+1) Water   Management in Horticultural Crops   
ENG-001(1+1)   Communication Skills and Personality Development   
FSC-123 (2+1) Fundamentals of Plant   Breeding   
*BSB-001(2+1) Introductory Botany (deficiency course for PCM students)   
FSC-124 (1+1) Dryland Horticulture   
*BSM-001(3+0) Basic Mathematics (deficiency course for PCB students)   
*NCC/NSS (0+1)   
*PED-001(0+1) Physical and Health Education   
*NCC/NSS (0+1)   
*ORI-001 (1+0) Orientation   

Professional Packages: 14 weeks duration

I. Protected Cultivation of High Value Horticultural Crops

  1. Visit to commercial poly-houses, Project preparation and planning. Specialized lectures by commercial export house
  2. Study of designs of green- house structures for cultivation of crops
  3. Land preparation and soil treatment
  4. Planting and production:
    1. Cultural management including soil/media management in poly houses
    2. Integrated Pest Management
    3. Harvesting and post harvest management; certification and
    4. Cost of production
  5. Visit to export houses; Market intelligence; Marketing of produce; cost analysis; institutional management
  6. Report writing and viva-voce

II. Nursery Production and Management

  1. Project preparation
  2. Nursery registration, methodology and certification
  3. Establishment and management of plant propagating structures
  4. Establishment of progeny blocks, identification of mother plants and maintenance of bud wood bank
  5. Procurement of inputs (pots, polythene, FYM, etc.)
  6. Techniques and environ management for large scale production
  7. Packaging and selling of plant material
  8. Working out economics

III. Post Harvest Technology and Value-Addition

  1. Design and project formulation
  2. Design and lay out of pilot plant, cold store, grading – packing line, cool chain
  3. Pre harvest practices to extend shelf life.
  4. Quality standards of fruits and vegetables for processing
  5. Procurement of raw material, inventory control
  6. Post harvest handling; grading; packaging; cool chain transportation and storage of fresh produce
  7. Processing (juice/pulp extraction, concentration, product preparation; dehydration; waste Management; In-plant quality control)
  8. Packaging (bottling, corking, sealing, labeling, aseptic packaging, storage)
  9. Quality laboratory exercises, quality assurance, analytical tools, hygiene, machinery maintenance, HACCP, International standards, FPO License, PFA standards, codex Laws
  10. Sales promotion, certification, distribution and marketing, banking, finance and Institutional management
  11. Work experience in food processing plant

IV. Floriculture and Landscape Gardening

  1. Preparation of project report, soil and water analysis, preparation of land and layout
  2. Production and Management of commercial flowers
  3. Harvesting and post harvest handling of produce
  4. Marketing of produce
  5. Cost Analysis
  6. Institutional Management
  7. Visit to Flower growing areas and Export House
  8. Attachment with private landscape agencies
  9. Planning and designing, site analysis, selection and use of plant material for Landscaping
  10. Formal and informal garden, features, styles, principles and elements of landscaping
  11. Preparation of landscape plans of home gardens, farm complexes, public parks, institutions, high ways, dams and avenues.
  12. Making of lawns, use of software in landscape,
  13. Making of bouquets, button hole, wreath, veni and gazras, car and marriage palaces
  14. Dry flower Technology (identification of suitable species, drying, packaging and forwarding techniques)

It is recommended that a student could be allowed to clear the backlog courses after completing experiential learning.