College of Horticulture Nauni,Solan (HP)


Undergraduate Courses

B Sc (Hons.) in Horticulture:

Semester-wise courses

Course No. Title Credit hours
Semesterwise courses Semester  I
Semester 1
S.N. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 Elementary Statistics and Computer Application 3(2+1)
2 Fundamental of Soil Science 2(1+1)
3 Economics and Marketing 3(2+1)
4 Elementary Plant Biochemistry 2(1+1)
5 Introductory Crop Physiology 2(1+1)
6 Fundamentals of Horticulture 3(2+1)
7 Principles of Landscape Architecture 2(1+1)
8 Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics 3(2+1)
9 Introductory Microbiology 2(1+1)
10 Communication Skills and Personality Development 2(1+1)
11 National Service Scheme/National Cadet Corp 1 (0+1)( NC)*
Total 25(14+11)
Semester  II
S.N. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 Tropical and Subtropical Fruits 3(2+1)
2 Tropical and Subtropical Vegetables 3(2+1)
3 Principles of Plant Breeding 3(2+1)
4 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management 2(1+1)
5 Water Management in Horticultural Crops 2(1+1)
6 Plant Propagation and Nursery Management 2(1+1)
7 Environmental Studies and Disaster Management# 3(2+1)
8 Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops 2(1+1)
9 Physical and Health Education 1(0+1) (NC)*
10 Information and communication technology* 2(1+1) (NC)*
Total 23(13+10)
Semester  III
S.N. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 3(2+1)
2 Fundamentals of Entomology 3(2+1)
3 Temperate Vegetable Crops 2(1+1)
4 Nematode pests of horticultural crops and their Management 2(1+1)
5 Diseases of fruit, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops 3(2+1)
6 Fundamentals of Food Technology 2(1+1)
7 Temperate Fruit Crops 2(1+1)
8 Weed Management in Horticultural Crops 2(1+1)
9 Commercial Floriculture 3(2+1)
10 Elementary Plant Biotechnology 2(1+1)
Total 24 (14+10)
Semester  IV
S.N. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 Soil, Water and Plant Analysis 2(1+1)
2 Spices and Condiments 3(2+1)
3 Ornamental Horticulture 2(1+1)
4 Plantation Crops 3(2+1)
5 Breeding of Fruit and Plantation Crops 3(2+1)
6 Farm Power and Machinery 2(1+1)
7 Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops 3(2+1)
8 Precision Farming and Protected Cultivation 3(2+1)
9 Dry land Horticulture 2(1+1)
Total 23(14+9)
Semester  V
S.N. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 Organic Farming 3 (2+1)
2 Introduction to Major Field Crops 2 (1+1)
3 Medicinal and Aromatic crops 3 (2+1)
4 Introductory Agroforestry 2 (1+1)
5 Breeding of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops 3 (2+1)
6 Diseases of Vegetables, Ornamentals and Spice Crops 3 (2+1)
7 Orchard and Estate Management 2(1+1)
8 Agro-meteorology and Climate Change 2 (1+1)
9 Potato and tuber crops 2 (1+1)
Total 22(13+9)
Semester  VI
S.N. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac culture 2(1+1)
2 Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops 3(2+1)
3 Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops 3(2+1)
4 Seed production of Vegetable, Tuber and Spice Crops 3(2+1)
5 Breeding and Seed Production of Flower and Ornamental Plants 3(2+1)
6 Processing of Horticultural Crops 3(1+2)
7 Horti-Business Management 2(2+0)
8 Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management# 2(1+1)
9 Fundamentals of Extension Education 2 (1+1)
Total 23 (14+9)
Semester  VII
Rural Horticultural Work Experience Programme
S.N. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 STUDENT READY - Placement in Industries 0+10
2 STUDENT READY- Placement in Villages 0+10
Total 20 (0+20)
Semester  VIII
S.N. Title of the Course
STUDENT READY: Experimental Learning programme
1 Commercial Horticulture No change
2 Protective Cultivation of High Value Horticulture Crops No change
3 Processing of Fruits and Vegetables for Value Addition No change
4 Floriculture and Landscape Architecture New Module
5 Bio-inputs: Bio-fertilizers and Bio-pesticides. New Module
6 Mass Multiplication of Plant And Molecules through Tissue Culture New Module
7 Mushroom culture New Module
8 Bee keeping New Module
Total 20 (0+20)

Common courses:

  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Library Science

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.