Department of Horticulture

The Department of Horticulture at the College of Agriculture, Dharwad  came into existence in 1948 to teach the subject of Horticulture  to the undergraduate students of B.Sc. (Agri.) course and to conduct research on various horticulture crops of the region and to disseminate the developed technologies.  Presently, Department is offering undergraduate courses to  the extent of 13 credits (six courses) to B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, 4 credits (two courses) to B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture Business Management (ABM) and Cooperation, two credits (One course) each to B.Sc. (Community Science) and B. Tech. (Food Science) programmes.  There are 20 credits of Agricultural Experiential Learning (AEL) are also offered to Final year B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture.  It also offers three courses to Diploma programme in Agriculture.  As a post graduate department, it offers M.Sc. (Agri.) in Horticulture and Ph. D. programmes. The department has the responsibility of maintaining the orchards, plantations ornamental gardens in the University premises as a developmental / corporate activities along with production of genuine seeds and planting material of several horticulture crops and sold to farmers at nominal prices which in turn helps in generation of internal funds. It has been striving its best to offer upto date knowledge to the students and technologies to the farming community. 

Post-graduate teaching in department was started in 1953. As many as 419 students have obtained M.Sc. (Agri.) in Horticulture and 91 Ph.D. in Horticulture since inception of the PG programme.   Besides, the alumni of the Department have occupied prominent positions in public and private sector undertakings.  One of our alumni, late Dr. Manmohan Attavar, first time established Indo-American Hybrid Seeds Co., in India for vegetable and flower seed production on industrial scale to cater the needs of national and international market.  The alumni of this Department are in better positions, viz., Dr. B.S. Patil, is presently the Director, Vegetable and fruit improvement centre, at University of Texas (A&M), USA and Dr. G. Ravishankar, headed as Director of Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow.    

The Department has developed several varieties of horticultural crops through post graduate research. This Department has the distinction of releasing new varieties/ hybrids for the first time in the country – two sapota hybrids, one each in curry leaf, coccinia, and drumstick. Besides, the department has the credit of developing five tomatoes, one each in sweet potato, coriander, capsicum, brinjal, garlic, tamarind, daisy and gaillardia varieties which have become popular in farmers field.

PG Programmes in the Department


PG Students admitted in last five years

Sl. No.Course No.2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
1M.Sc. (Agri.)891086


Sl NoNameDesignationSpecialization
1Dr. G.O. ManjunathProfessor & HeadHorticulture (vegetable science/Pomology)
2Dr. R.V. HegdeProfessor of HorticultureHorticulture (Spices & Plantation Crops)
3Dr. S.G. AngadiProfessor of HorticultureHorticulture (Pomology, Floriculture)
4Dr. R.M. Hosamani                   Professor of Horticulture Horticulture (Vegetable Science)
5Dr. M.S. BiradarProfessor of Horticulture Horticulture (Floriculture)
6Dr. Sunita JohriAsst. Professor of Horticulture Horticulture (Vegetable Science)

Supporting Staff:

Sl NoNameDesignation
1Sri. Y. F. NadafField Assistant
2Sri. Ulavappa B.DanadamaniLab Assistant
2Kum. Bhagyashree RathodAssistant-cum- computer operator

B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1HRT 101Fundamentals of  Horticulture(1+1)
2  HRT 201Production technology for Vegetables and  Spices  (1+1)
3HRT 301Production Technology of fruits and plantation crops(1+1)
4HRT 302Post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables(1+1)
5HRT 312Hi-Tech Horticulture (Elective)(1+1)

B.Sc. Agriculture Business Management (Hons.) courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1HRT 103General  Horticulture1+1
2HRT 301 Post Harvest management and value addition to fruits and vegetables1+1

B.Sc. Community Science (Hons.) courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1HRT 303General Horticulture1+1

B.Tech. Food Technology (Hons.) courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1HRT 301Post Harvest management and value addition to fruits and vegetables1+1

Experiential Learning Modules offered

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1AEL 406Commercial horticulture0+10
2AEL 407Floriculture and landscape gardening0+10

M.Sc. Agriculture in Horticulture courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1HRT 501Major Tropical and Subtropical fruits2+1
2HRT 502Commercial Vegetable Crops2+1
3HRT 503Production Technology of Major Commercial Flowers2+1
4HRT 504Major Spices and Plantation Crops2+1
5HRT 505Post harvest technology of horticulture produce2+1
6HRT 506Growth and Development of Horticulture Crops2+1
7HRT 507Principles and practices of dryland horticulture1+1
8HRT 508Protected cultivation of horticulture crops2+1
9HRT 515Minor vegetable crops1+1
10HRT 516Breeding of Vegetable Crops2+1
11HRT 517Seed Production Technology of  Vegetable Crops2+1
12HRT 518Production Technology  for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants2+1
13HRT 521Landscaping and ornamental gardening2+1

Ph.D. Horticulture courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1HRT 601Advances in production of fruit crops2+1
2HRT 602Biotic and abiotic  stress management in Horticulture crops2+1
3HRT 603Advances in Breeding of Vegetable crops2+1
4HRT 604Advances in spices and plantation crops  1+1
5HRT 605Advances in landscape  architecture1+2
6HRT 606Advances in Flower Production Technology2+1
7HRT 607Advances in post harvest technology of horticulture1+1

On going Externally funded adhoc Projects:

Sl NoName of Adhoc ProjectPI/Co-PI/AssociateDurationFunding agencyProject OutlayObjectives of  ProjectExpected Outcome
1Mission for Integrated Development for Horticulture-Dr. R.V. Hegde CO-PI Dr. S.G. Angadi Dr. Venugopal,C.K. Dr. R.M. Hosamani    AnnualDASD, Calicut36 lakhsPlant multiplication and transfer of technologyProduction of quality planting material of soils


Sl. No.NameInstituteAwardYear
1   Dr. S.G. Angadi    Professor & HeadUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, DharwadWorld Bank funded project Under SUJALA-III project2019-20

Facilities/ Field Laboratory/Fertility Laboratory

UG Field LaboratoryPG Seminar hall
4  (one with LCD desktop and smart board and other with LCD )1  (with LCD desktop and smart board)
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