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Diploma in Horticulture in RIMT University

Diploma in Horticulture

Diploma in Horticulture is a specialized course in Horticulture. It can be taken up by students interested in plants, aesthetics and have a sense of creativity.

Eligibility and admission

Passed 10th with atleast 50% marks.

Curriculum highlights

The curriculum varies, from learning about agricultural meteorology, soil science, production and protection of crops, plant breeding, post-harvest technology and agriculture economics as well as statistics with a balanced summation of theory and practical. The last year of the course will comprise hands-on training, which helps in tying up all you have learned in the first three years, to make you job-ready.

Semester I

  • Introduction to soil science
  • Crop physiology
  • Fundamentals of horticulture
  • Plant propagation
  • Fundamentals of extension education
  • Growth development of horticulture crops
  • Tropical and subtropical vegetables
  • Communication skills

Semester II

  • Fundamentals of statistics
  • Elements of computer application
  • Plant parasitic nematode
  • Tropical and subtropical fruits
  • Fundamentals of food technology
  • Principles of genetics
  • Fundamentals of food technology
  • Introductory microbiology

Semester III

  • Temperate fruits
  • Ornamental horticulture
  • Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of entomology
  • Principles of plant breeding
  • Temperate vegetables
  • Tuber crops

Semester IV

  • Spices
  • Commercial floriculture
  • Plantation crops
  • Orchard management
  • Breeding of fruits
  • Mushroom culture
  • Environmental science

Semester V

  • Organic farming
  • Introduction of major field crops
  • Introductory agroforestry
  • Apiculture
  • Post-harvest management
  • Principles of plant biotechnology
  • Breeding and seed production

Semester VI

  • Remote sensing
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Seed production
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Processing of horticulture crops
  • Horticulture business management

The programme is of 3 years, spread across 6 semesters. During each semester, students will face different sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical workshops along with laboratory sessions.

The demand for trained professionals in the field of agriculture is high in Central/State governments, seed/pesticide/fertilizer companies, banks etc. After completing Diploma in Agriculture students can look for graduation programs.

Program Fee (Per Semester) Amount
Semester Fee 20000

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