About M.Sc Horticulture

M.Sc in Horticulture is a postgraduate degree programme that involves the study of plant harvesting including breeding, storage, storage and shipment of vegetable and fruits.

A candidate studying M.Sc Horticulture course learns the environmentally friendly practices to process food production. Candidates can expect the course to be completed with a deeper understanding of food production. The course focuses on the attention to detail to all the topics covered in the curriculum.

Resource management, food hygiene and sustainable growth are some of the skills that students gain while studying M.Sc Horticulture course. It trains students to implement their skills to increase productivity and improve the quality of food production.  


M.Sc Horticulture Highlights

Course Name

Master of Science (M.Sc) In Horticulture


Master of Science (M.Sc)

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s or B.Sc

Course  Fees

INR 6,000/- to 1,00,000/-

Starting  Salary

INR 4,00,000/- to INR 6,00,000/-


M.Sc Horticulture Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for admission in M.Sc Horticulture course is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a bachelors degree in B.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Horticulture,  B.Sc Biotechnology or any other equivalent discipline from a recognized institute.
  • Minimum percentage in the qualifying examination acceptable in most of the institute is 60%


M.Sc Horticulture Admission Process

Admission in most of the institutes is considered on merit basis i.e candidates performance in the qualifying examination is considered for admission in M.Sc Horticulture course.

However, there are also few All India level entrance examinations which are conducted for admission in top agriculture institutes in India. ICAR AIEEA is one the entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission in postgraduate agriculture courses including M.Sc horticulture course.

M.Sc Horticulture Syllabus

The curriculum of M.Sc Horticulture can be studied in 2 years under 4 semester. The syllabus covered in most of the institute’s in semester format is given below:

Semester 1

  • Systematic Horticulture
  • Plant Propagation &Nursery Husbandry
  •  Vegetable Crops
  • Statistical Method

Semester 2

  • Orchard Management
  • Spices and Plantation
  • Crops
  • Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
  •  Design of Experiments

Semester 3

  • Temperate Fruits
  • Minor Fruits
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

Semester 4

  • Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Breeding of Horticultural crops
  • Marketing and Quality control of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers
  •  Seminar and Thesis

M.Sc Horticulture Career Options and Job Prospects

With an M.Sc horticulture degree, candidates can apply for various job roles like plant breeding, landscape management, pest controls, arboreal management etc. Candidates can also get a decent job in harvest management and agriculture management activities.
Those who concerned about the environment can opt to work in activities that involve plant protection and sustainable management.
Some of the job roles that an M.Sc Horticulture graduate candidate can opt are as follows: -

  • Horticulturist
  • Forest Officer
  • Field Officer
  • Horticultural Education Supervisor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Scientists

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