Government Jobs in Horticulture Sector


Horticulture is an important stream of agriculture and this term is derived from the latin word hortus and culture, which means garden and cultivation respectively. It is a branch of agricultural plant sciences dealing with the production of ornamentals, nuts, vegetables and fruits.

The sector of horticulture is acting as a main source of employment and food to a major population in India. The horticulture sector includes several divisions like landscape architecture, arboriculture, etc…, which also offers employment opportunities.

Government organizations operating in the horticulture sector in India:

National Horticulture Board, Haryana

Directorate of Cashew net and Cocoa Development

Directorate of Areca nut and Spices Development

National Horticulture Research & Development Foundation, Nashik

Indian Institute of Horticulture Research

In addition to these, each state in India has its own Directorate of Horticulture, like Himachal Pradesh Directorate of Horticulture.

Recent job notification in the horticulture sector:

Recently, the following government organizations invited applications from eligible candidates for jobs in horticulture sector:

Horticulture Assistant – Karnataka Public Service Commission

Technical Officer (Horticulture) - National Horticulture Research & Development Foundation, Nashik

Section Officer (Personnel) - National Horticulture Research & Development Foundation, Nashik

Senior technical officer (Horticulture) - National Horticulture Research & Development Foundation, Nashik

Joint Director - National Horticulture Research & Development Foundation, Nashik

Field Technician - Indian Institute of Horticulture Research

Lower Division Clerk - Indian Institute of Horticulture Research

Horticulture Extension Officer – Directorate of Horticulture, Himachal Pradesh

Educational qualification needed for finding a job in the horticulture sector:

As the industry deals with horticulture, candidates with any of the following educational qualifications can find government jobs in horticulture sector:

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Master of Science in Horticulture with specialization in

o Plant protection

o Horticulture, floriculture, landscaping

o Vegetable sciences

o Post harvest technology & fruit production

o Plant breeding & genetics

o Agriculture

Diploma in

o Vegetable production

o Fruit production

o Floriculture

What are the different job positions available for Horticulture graduates in government organizations?

Some of the job positions offered to horticulture graduates in this sector are as follows:

Agricultural inspector

Agricultural development officer

Section officer


Farm supervisor

Training assistant

Fruit & vegetable inspector/horticulture inspector

Technical assistant/officer

Therefore, a wide range of employment opportunities is available in the field of horticulture, not only to candidates with graduation in horticulture and related subjects, but also for candidates belonging to other streams of education as well.



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12 Responses to “Government Jobs in Horticulture Sector”

  1. 12
    sangeeta gupta:

    please inform me about govt. jobs for horticulture graduates in M.P.

  2. 11

    I have done deploma in Horticulture from YCM.
    So what are the government opertunities for me?
    Help me to search the job.

  3. 10

    why the civil Engineers occupied Horticultural works,in power stations,coal fields,Nager palik Nigams and other development authorities in state as well as Govt of india.
    2-Wheather Civil Engineers are impowered by law to pass the bill of hORTICULTURAL WORKS WHEN aDr. varified the bill of medcines.
    3-Wheather posts of Horticulture is under Engineering /Technical catogiries as implemented by CPWD AND PWDs or some Govt concerns.

  4. 9

    I Have done Bsc(Horticulture ) and MBA ( Agri and Food Business Management And Marketing.) I want too job in Horticulture or Agriculture Department in Government Or Semi Government Sector.

  5. 8

    inform me about jobs for horticulture at my email id ([email protected])

  6. 7
    jadav shashikant:

    i am horticulturist so find job

  7. 6
    Piyush chaudhary:

    I have done bsc with Chemistry and Botany , and my age is 21 ,am i Eligble for the post of Horticulture inspector or agriculture inspector ?

  8. 5
    Ranbir / Sunder:

    Dear sir
    After 10+2 i have done ITI in ‘F & V P’ ( fruit & vegetable preservation ) , also done one year apprenticeship. I need job in horticulture department .

  9. 4

    i finish my horticutural gratuate 2002 ,i want to know how to get horticultural officer job in government.any age limit for horticultural officer?

  10. 3
    saroj kumar panda:

    bsc degree holder are elegible for agriculture officer

  11. 2

    What qualification is required for HDO?

  12. 1

    give me detail ugc net by horticulture & jobs in horticulture sector. Thanks