What to do after B.Sc Horticulture?


The graduates of Horticulture can have two options for the future, either to go for the higher courses or to find the job in the respective field.  The following points will help to find more about the question.

Higher Studies Options after B.Sc Horticulture

Graduates in Horticulture can go for the higher courses in Horticulture, in the interested specialized field, for the applied research programs, and to the course like MBA.  The students who want their career in the management field can go for MBA by writing the entrance exam. The candidates who need to be in the same field have option like,

  • M.Phil. (Horticulture)
  • M.Sc. (Agriculture - Water Management)
  • M.Sc. (Agriculture Horticulture)
  • M.Sc. (Genetics and Plant Breeding)
  • M.Sc. (Horticulture- Fruit Production and Post Harvest Technology)
  • M.Sc. (Horticulture-Floriculture and Land Scalping)
  • M.Sc. (Horticulture-Vegetable Science)
  • M.Sc. (Plant Protection)
  • Ph.D. (Horticulture - Vegetable Science)
  • Ph.D. (Horticulture)
  • Ph.D. (Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry)

The interested students can do their research work in the specialized fields of horticulture like,

  • Arboriculture
  • Floriculture
  • Landscape horticulture
  • Olericulture
  • Pomology
  • Viticulture
  • Postharvest physiology

Job Opportunities for B.Sc Horticulture

Horticulturists have the opportunity in industry like government, private, educational institutions etc. The respective authority will announce the vacancies when openings came, through the Employment News lets or through the dailies.

They can be employed as:

  • Cropping systems engineers
  • Wholesale or retail business managers
  • Propagators and tissue culture specialists
  • Crop inspectors
  • Crop production advisers
  • Extension specialists
  • Plant breeders
  • Research scientists
  • Teachers

Short Term Courses for B.Sc Horticulture Graduates

There are a lot of short term job based courses available for B.Sc Horticulture Graduates. These can be categorized as diploma courses and certificate courses. They are

  • Advanced Diploma in Floriculture
  • Diploma Course in Floriculture
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Agriculture and Information Technology
  • Certificate Course In Floriculture
  • Certificate Course In Raising of House Plant
  • Diploma in Fruit Production
  • Diploma in Vegetable Production

After graduation in horticulture, as you can see above, students have some good career options as well as for research and higher studies too.



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5 Responses to “What to do after B.Sc Horticulture?”

  1. 5
    vamshi krishna:

    pay scale of bsc horticulture agriculture bsc, ca & bm and food techonology

  2. 4

    this is prem & iam studying b.sc horti -3yr , am in confusion to choose the course for JRF entrance? but i am interested in Agro FOrestry course, pls let me know is this course is good or not? & give information about subjects to prepare for this course entrance.


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  4. 2
    Vikas agrahari:

    I am doing b.sc(horticulture)
    what opportunity in government job for me

  5. 1

    I have completed my B.sc hort .and i want the details of entrance exams for M.sc hort in south India.