The Department of Horticulture is engaged in training highly skilled manpower in the field of Horticulture, Agricultural Education and extension, Agribusiness management and Applied Crop Science. Research and education are carried out in an interdisciplinary environment in close conjunction with soil, plant, and eco-friendly science disciplines.
In teaching and research, the faculty advances sustainable production technology for the agricultural and nutrition sectors with high emphasis on biological farming smart agriculture. The overall aim is to create knowledge that promotes sustainable and competitive agricultural production. In this regard, the department is actively engaged in practical training of frontline Agricultural Specialists for placement in public and private sector across the country. The first cohort graduated in 2017.
In addition, we offer practical training in Organic farming techniques (Vermiculture, composting, tillage techniques), state of the art techniques in greenhouse management, hydroponics crop production, aquaculture, apiculture, and modern methods of farming for improved agricultural productivity through community outreach programmes in collaboration with stakeholders
Ongoing research projects