Horticulture is a branch of plant agriculture dealing with vegetables, ornamental plants and fruits. It is the science of development; sustainable production and marketing of high-yield and meticulously cultivated food and plants.
Available Job Roles: Horticultural Therapist; Horticultural Scientist/Researcher; Landscape Horticulturist; Floriculturist; Olericulturist; Pomologist; Viticulturist; Arboriculturist.
Key Skills Required: Analytical skills, Domain Knowledge, Demography Knowledge, Communication skills, Coordination, Management, Technical Knowledge.
What to study?
Students wanting to pursue a career in Horticulture can explore the following pathways:
Where to study?
Some of the best colleges/universities offering the best Horticulture programs in India and abroad are listed below:
Pros & Cons
Some of the top recruiters for Horticulture graduates are Indian Forest Services, ICAR, Central/State Agricultural Universities, Agriplex Private Limited, AV Agritech Inputs Pvt Ltd, INI Farms, Highline Hemp Farms LLC, Premium Agritech start-ups etc. Graduates can also work independently as Landscaping Florist in Nurseries.