B.Sc. Horticulture is a three year program and the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination PCB with minimum 50% marks by M.P. Board/CBSE or equivalent conducted by other State Board/University recognized equivalent.
Many of us may think that horticulturalists are the people working only in garden centers. However, the field of horticulture is actually quite vast, with a wide range of potential career paths. Horticulture is the mainstream of agriculture that deals with the cultivation of plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, ornamental trees, maintaining nurseries, gardens, orchards and plantations. It is an extremely diversified field with nearly unlimited career opportunities in a variety of job settings. Horticulturalists work with plants and apply their knowledge to fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and non-food crops to maximize their health or growth.
Horticulturalists can find jobs as farming specialists in vineyards, agriculture estates and fruit orchards. The major job of a horticulturist is to assess forests and bush for rehabilitation and data gathering, harvest seeds and cultivate young trees and plants, collect field and control samples of roots, green matter and yields for analysis, measure forest and agricultural metrics on an ongoing basis, create and maintain onsite and offsite resources like nurseries, young forest sites, seeding, planting, greenhouse, process horticultural specimens and also work in remote locations in all weather conditions.
In terms of employment opportunities, horticulturist has a lot of scope since it deals with agriculture and plant breeding. Therefore, the job opportunities for horticulturists in both public and private enterprises is immense. Some of the top sectors where a horticulturist can work are listed below:
Sales & Marketing, Farming, Irrigation Department, Teaching, Health farms, Export industry, Field Work and Research, Warehousing, Food Corporation, Services Sector
As per the guidelines of MP Higher Education, admission is through online registration. This is followed by direct entry through college level counselling- CLC (Online registration is compulsory for CLC).
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