The Department of Horticulture was established in the year 1971. However, the post graduate teaching in Horticulture started three years before while functioning as a section unit of Faculty of Agriculture. The M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture degree programme was started in 1968. The mandate of department is to provide undergraduate teaching at B.Sc. (Ag.), post graduate education at M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. levels and develop quality human resource in the field of horticulture. Besides, it conduct basic and applied need based research through students, research projects that lead to improvement in production and productivity of horticultural crops. The Department produced nearly 451 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 114 Ph.D. scholars. The Department has the distinction that almost 100% of its M.Sc. (Ag.) students have been absorbed in different sectors of employment. The students have been able to acquire reputed jobs including good share in national competitions like, Agricultural Research Services of ICAR, Provincial Civil Services, State Agricultural Universities and Banks. Besides this, extension is also an integral part of the department. Officers of the state Government and farmers are also given training in the department.


  • Evolved 3 gladiolus varieties through gamma irradiation namely, Malaviya Kiran, Malaviya Shatabdi and Malaviya Kundan.
  • Identified and isolated 8 genotypes of balsam for pot culture and landscaping.
  • Isolated 2 stable mutants of gladiolus.
  • Protected cultivation of gerbera and cut rose.
  • Establishment of Polyhouse and Shade net.
  • Established Tissue Culture Laboratory.
  • Established Vegetable Seed Processing Unit.
  • Established Horticultural Plant Museum.
  • Crop regulation in guava by spraying urea and NAA.
  • Selection of genotypes of Bael and Jamun.
  • Collection and maintenance of gladiolus, tuberose, balsam and marigold germplasm.
  • Overcoming sex problem in papaya through patch budding.
  • Postharvest technology, product development and value addition in mango, guava, Ber, tomato, gladiolus, rose, tuberose, etc.
  • Collection and maintenance of about 355 germplasm of different vegetable crops (172 okra, 40 brinjal, 40 tomato, 36 bitter gourd, 36 bottle gourd and 21 french bean).


Three gladiolus varieties evolved through gamma irradiation in 2017.

Malaviya Kiran

Malaviya Kiran

Malaviya Kiran