Programme overview

Ph.D. Fruit Science is a minimum three-year doctor of philosophy course studying the enhancement of the production of fruits and plantation crops. Development of field, laboratory, and documentation facilities for research on fruit crops Along with the improvement of tropical, subtropical, and temperate fruit and plantation crops, as well as the development of post-harvest technology and value-added products, we are also aiming for the improvement and overall development of the entire horticulture field through the implementation of various schemes.

  • 3 Years

    Duration of Program

  • Doctorate

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Placement and Advisory Services
Industrial Tour and On-the-Job Training
Well-versed library
Well-qualified and highly experienced faculty members
Horticulture Laboratory (Pomology)

How will you benefit

Diverse Knowledge: Learn fruit crop production methods, variations, and agricultural processes.
Innovative Talents: Develop skills to address sustainability challenges and offer agricultural innovations.
Practical Skills: Apply percent agricultural practises, propagation methods, and plant growth regulators.
Career Prospects: Due to modern agricultural advancements, fresh degree holders are sought after.

What will you study

Current genetic concepts enhance fruit competence.

Excel, impact, and top-quality graduates

Research for agriculture, fruit, and environmental development

Gender-sensitive, eco-friendly fruit crop management

  • PO1: Students will gain knowledge of the concepts and principles of pomology.
  • PO2: Detailed knowledge of the production of fruit plants by a skilled person The main aim of pomologists is to increase plant growth, quality, nutritional value, yield, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses.
  • PO3: Pomologists are needed in nurseries, orchard management, agricultural companies, genetic companies, agricultural produce companies, and the food industry.
  • PO4: Develop innovative agro-techniques to enhance the production and productivity of horticultural crops.
  • PO5: Conservation and exploitation of biological diversity through crop management
  • PO6: Prolong the post-harvest storage life of horticultural commodities, increase income through value addition of the products, and reduce post-harvest losses.

  • PSO1: Specific knowledge of various branches specialised for their studies
  • PSO2: Detailed knowledge on the subject will improve the farmer’s condition through their contributions.
  • PSO3: Students having a combined knowledge of Fruit Science with entrepreneurial skills permit them to get administrative or marketing positions with organisations involved in the processing and marketing of fruits; they also get recruited into the companies as horticulturists, gardeners, supervisors, and farm managers, handling large-scale production of certain varieties of fruits in various private seed companies.
  • PSO4: After gaining experience, they will get positions as specialists for the handling of fruit plantations, nursery operations, and other orchard management projects.
  • PSO5: After gaining experience, they will increase farmers’ income by adopting hi-tech horticulture.

  • PEO1: Revamping of the postgraduate programme in fruit science throughout the country.
  • PEO2: Development of technical manpower to cater to the needs of government, corporate, quasi-government, and research organisations both in India and abroad in horticulture.
  • PEO3: Imparting quality education and exposure to the faculty in the latest technical knowhow.
  • PEO4: A vital step to sustain the Golden Revolution in India.


  • Advances in Breeding of Fruit Crops
  • Advances in Production of Fruit Crops
  • Advances in Growth Regulation of Fruit Crops
  • Irrigation management
  • Advances in Soil Fertility
  • Applied Regression on Analysis
  • Library and Information Services
  • Technical Writing and Communications Skills
  • Intellectual Property and its Management in Agriculture


Subject Matter Specialist
Senior Lab Assistant
Research Associate
Production Managers


M.Sc. in Horticulture (Fruit Science)


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