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    Diploma in Horticulture

    About Diploma in Horticulture

    Diploma in Horticulture is a course that is pursued by a candidate after the competition of Class X studies. It deals with the study of methodologies and techniques involved in the cultivation of plants, crops and flowering plants.

    A horticulture professional makes the best use of his specialized knowledge and skills in the production of various types of crops and plants. The purpose of offering Diploma in Horticulture course is to produce professionals who would be involved in sustainable plantation and inspection of diseased plants and crops. They also suggest solutions to get resistance against plant pests and insects.

    Diploma in Horticulture Highlights

    Following are the major highlights of the Diploma in Horticulture course: -

    Course Name

    Diploma in Horticulture


    2 years


    Class 10th

    Selection Process

    Merit basis

    Course Fees

    Rs 20,000 to INR 80,000

    Starting Salary

    Rs 2 Lacs to Rs 4 Lacs

    Job roles

     Horticulturist, Floriculturist, Pomologist, Pest controller, Marketing professional, Sales executives

    Diploma in Horticulture Eligibility Criteria

    The minimum eligibility for admission in Diploma in Horticulture is given below:

    • The candidate must have passed Class X board examination
    • The candidates must have a minimum of 35% in Class 10th
    • In some states, preference in admission is given to the sons of farmers. A certain amount of seats is reserved for them.

    Diploma in Horticulture Admission Process

    There is no specific entrance examination for admission in Diploma in Horticulture course. Admission is mostly done on merit- basis. Students' performance in the Class X board is considered for admission in diploma in horticulture course.

    However, admission also depends on various other factors like the number of seats available in an institute for a specific course, category wise reservation etc.

    Diploma in Horticulture Syllabus

    The topics that are covered in Diploma in Horticulture course in each semester is given below:

    Semester 1

    • Basics in Horticulture
    • Plant propagation practices
    • Fundamentals of Agronomy
    • Soil and Fertility Management
    • Farm Machinery
    • Livestock Management and Poultry Production
    • Physical Education
    • Communication Skills

    Semester 2

    • Fruit crops Production Technology
    • Dry Land Horticulture
    • Ornamental gardening and Landscaping
    • Medicinal and Aromatic crops production technology
    • Agroforestry
    • Silvihorticulture
    • Irrigation
    • Weed management
    • Plant protection

    Semester 3

    • Vegetable crops Production Technology
    • Flower crops Production Technology
    • Spice crops Production Technology
    • Crop Pests Management
    • Crop Diseases and its management
    • Commercial Agriculture

    Semester 4

    • Plantation crops Production Technology
    • Protected cultivation
    • Practical training
    • Tours
    • Seed production Technology of Horticultural crops
    • Post Harvest Handling
    • Value addition of Horticultural crops
    •  Farm Management and Marketing
    • Fundamentals of Extension Education

    Diploma in Horticulture Career Options and Job Prospects

    After the competition of Diploma in Horticulture course, a candidate can choose to work in various sectors like agriculture, pharmaceutical industry, perfumes and cosmetics production industries etc. The candidate can also set up his/ her business.

    Growing vegetables, fruits and flowers is one of the major business opportunities available for those who want to be involved in the business. Candidates can also go for research and development as well as agriculture landscape management in future.

    Some of the job roles that a candidate who completes a Diploma in Horticulture course can choose from are as follows:

    • Horticulturist
    • Floriculturist
    • Pomologist
    • Pest controller
    • Marketing professional
    • Sales executives

    Related Questions


    riya, Student / Alumni

    You can enroll for PLACEMENT DRIVE conducted by the university and can check the whole procedure there.

    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    After completing a Diploma, an aspirant will get a bundle of placement opportunities at NLSIU Bangalore. Top recruiters such as L&L Partners, AZB & Partners and KPMG will hire the deserving candidates. Go through the Placements at NLSIU Bangalore to find out more about it.

    In case of admission related enquiry, do not hesitate to reach out to our admission experts by simply dialling the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or filling-up the Common Application Form. For more questions, write back to us in the QnA zone.

    Thank You


    Navneet, Student / Alumni

    As an alumnus of LPU, I had many friends who did fashion designing and are own working with top brands. LPU has faculty from premier design institutes to sharpen design visualization and execution. Labs and equipment to simulate the industry environment with practical exposure to the fashion industry right from design to merchandising. Option of specialization in Design or Technology. Quality learning has created skilled professionals that are recruit-able much before they graduate.There are 15+ global brands for placement and training,16+ labs to stimulate industry environment and 20+ lifestyle products created every year. School of design alumni are working in best design houses like Anshul Rajwansh (Delhi), Archana Kochhar (Mumbai), Sabeena Bani Ahuja (singapore), Aslam Khan (Delhi), Pam Mehta (Delhi). Companies like H&M, Raymond’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Gini & Jony, Shahi export, Orient Craft selected LPU students. LPU is also a hot ground for fashion start ups Some names include Nidhi & Ankita brand name “Akhyan”, Sumandeep handa brand name “SumanHanda Design ”, Abhishek Harshbardhan brand name “Harshbardhan”, Aditi Brand name “Pankh”, Tanvi Bansal “Modian Designer House” In Academics students do experimental design and production. Students are exposed to fashion shows, craft fairs, industry internships and craft documentation. Intensive exposure to practical work in Pattern making, Draping, Weaving, Printing, Dyeing, Garment Construction labs. Students are given various Live-projects during the course of the program to create commercially viable designs.

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