Programme overview

M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture (Fruit Science) is a two-year post-graduation course studying the improvement of wild species of fruit crops like mango, banana, papaya, grape, citrus, pineapple, sapota and custard apple, etc. Development of field, laboratory, and documentation facility for research works on fruit crops. Along with the improvement of tropical, subtropical, and temperate fruit crops and plantation crops, as well as the development of post-harvest technology and other horticulture crops, we are also aiming for the improvement and overall development of the entire horticulture field in Madhya Pradesh through the implementation of various schemes.

  • 2 Years

    Duration of Program

  • PG

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Cutting-edge Solar Dryer Technology
Well-Qualified & Highly-Experienced Faculty Members
Industrial Tour & On-The-Job Training
Extensive and Knowledge-Rich Library
Effective Placement and Strategic Consulting

How will you benefit

Studying this course offers a wealth of knowledge about different methods of fruit crop production, enhancing students' understanding of agricultural processes' variations.
Equips students with the ability to innovate solutions for emerging challenges in sustainable agriculture, fostering their capacity to address various issues.
Imparts practical skills such as implementing precise agricultural practices for fruit crop cultivation, mastering propagation techniques, and utilizing plant growth regulators effectively.
Provides ample career opportunities due to the expanding realm of modern agricultural techniques, offering fresh graduates diverse job openings in the field.

What will you study

Teach students current concepts in genetic improvement of fruit and environmental resources that would enhance their competence and provide them with knowledge in changing trends in fruit crops globally

Produce top-quality graduates who would excel in their fields of endeavor and impact positively on their communities

Conduct relevant basic and applied research to address problems, generally in Agriculture and specifically in fruit crops and the environment to enhance the development of the nation

Provide gender-sensitive and environmentally sound extension services in the management of fruit crops and sustainable agricultural production

  • PO-1. Students will gain knowledge on concepts and principles of pomology.
  • PO-2. 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.
  • PO-3. Pomologist is needed in nurseries, orchard management, agricultural companies, genetic companies, agricultural produce companies, and the food industries.
  • PO-4. Develop innovative agro-techniques to enhance the production and productivity of horticultural crops
  • PO-5. Conservation and exploitation of biological diversity through crop management.
  • PO-6. Prolong the post-harvest storage life of horticultural commodities and increase income through value addition of the products and reduce post-harvest losses.

  • PSO-1. Specific knowledge of various branches specialized to their studies.
  • PSO-2. Detailed knowledge on the subject to improve the farmer’s condition through their contributions.
  • PSO-3. Students having combined knowledge of Fruit Science with entrepreneurial skills permit them to get administrative or marketing positions with organizations involved in the processing and marketing of fruits, they also get recruited by companies as horticulturists, gardeners, supervisors, farm managers, handling large-scale production of certain varieties of fruits in various private seed companies.
  • PSO-4. After gaining experience, they will get positions as specialists in handling fruit plantation, nursery, and other orchard management projects.
  • PSO-5. After gaining experience, they will increase farmers’ income by adopting hi-tech horticulture.

  • PEO-1. Revamp the postgraduate program in fruit science throughout the country
  • PEO-2. Develop technical manpower to cater to the need of government, corporate, quasi-government, and research organizations both in India and abroad in horticulture
  • PEO-3. Impart quality education and exposure to the faculty in the latest technical know-how


Subject Matter Specialist
Senior Research Fellow
Orchard Designers
Senior Lab Assistant


B.Sc. in (Agriculture/Horticulture), or any other relevant equivalent degree


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