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Department of Horticulture

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  • Dr. D.C. Dimri
  • Head,
  • Department of Horticulture,
  • College of Agriculture

  • Contacts
  • Phone: 05944-233114 (O), 9412984236 (M)
  • E-mail: dimrihorthill[at]
    rediffmail[dot]com, headhorticulture[at]gmail

About Us

Department of Horticulture facilitates quality education, strengthen and improve the infrastructure for providing quality education by constantly improving the syllabi of undergraduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) courses as per the guidelines of University and ICAR in horticulture particularly in Fruit Science and Floriculture. It generates technology for improving the production and productivity of crops which should be knowledge based, knowledge driven and farmer centric and provides assistance in planning and development of Horticulture technology and dissemination of the technology to farmers. It also coordinates and integrates the efforts for achieving excellence in Horticulture.

The Department of Horticulture came into existence in 1961 and M. Sc. Ag. in Horticulture programme was initiated in 1963. The Department of Horticulture is instrumental in imparting teaching, research and extension services since 1963-64 in different aspects of horticulture. Ph.D. programme in Horticulture was initiated in the year 1976 while P. G. programme in Floriculture and Landscaping have been started from the academic year 2000-01 and till date department has produced 320 M. Sc. and 125 Ph.D. students. The department is credited with development of 22 varieties in fruits and one in flower crops, development of technologies like high density orcharding, control of biennial bearing in mango, crop regulation in guava, use of growth regulators in pear, control of fruit cracking and post harvest management in litchi, potential pollinizers in different fruits, internal necrosis, causes and control of fruit drop, maturity indices, standardization of micro propagation protocols in many horticultural crops, standardization of leaf sampling techniques in crops, etc.

The competent faculty has been awarded with various awards like, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award and the best citizens of India award. The department was initiated with the vision to provide foundation for knowledge led, technology driven intellectually satifying and economically rewarding horticulture enterprise, for ensuring livelihood security and improved quality of life of people.

Degrees Offered (with seat breakup)

  • M.Sc. Ag. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping): 04
  • M.Sc. Ag. Horticulture: 08
  • Ph.D. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping): 4 + 1 =05
  • Ph.D. Horticulture : 4 + 1 =05

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    The department has following laboratories :

  • HPLC Lab
  • Tissue Culture Lab
  • Post Harvest Labs
  • Tissue culture and genetic transformation lab
  • Bioassay Lab

  • Equipments :

    The department is equipped with following equipments which are as follows: HPLC, UV/visible spectrophotometer, flame photometer, deionizer, laminar air flow cabinet, electrophoretic apparatus, autoclaves, digital pH meter, electrical and electronic balances and many more.

    Faculty Awards/Honours

    The competent faculty has been awarded with various awards like, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, Hari Om Ashram trust award, Jawahar Lal Nehru award, Dr. Rajendra Prasad award and the Best Citizens of India award.

    Award Name Awardee Name
    Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award Dr. Sant Ram
    Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award Dr. Sant Ram
    Hari Om Ashram Trust Award Dr. Sant Ram
    ICAR Team Award Dr. J.P. Tiwari
    Jawahar Lal Nehru Award for outstanding PG Research Dr. L.D. Bist
    Jawahar Lal Nehru Award for outstanding PG Research Dr. R.L. Arora
    Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for Book Dr. Sant Ram
    Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for Book Dr. K.K. Misra
    The best citizens of India award Dr. K.K. Misra

    Ongoing Research Projects in the Department

    1. All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture funded by ICAR, New Delhi.
    2. All India Coordinated Research Project on Fruits funded by ICAR, New Delhi.
    3. Precision Farming Development Centre (PFDC) funded by NCPAAH, New Delhi.
    4. Evaluation of bio-efficacy of Abamectin 1.9% w/w EC (Vertimec) against Mites in Apple, funded by Syngenta Chem.
    5. Integrated farming system and human resource planning and management for livelihood security and capacity building of tribal community in Uttarakhand CD blocks Kalsi and Chakrata in District Dehradun Uttarakhand’, funded by ICAR under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) on Short-duration fruit crops.
    6. Establishment of Ideal Nursery of Amla for its cultivation in Uttarakhand funded by National Medicinal Plants Board, New Delhi.
    7. Enhancing Livelihood Security of Farming Community Through Livestock and Crop Integration Using Proven Technologies- Agriculture Component [Farmers FIRST Programme]funded by ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur
    Name of student Id. No. Programme Advisor Name Topic of Research
    Ms. Jaya Kumari 49708 Ph.D. Dr. Ranjan Srivastava Standardization of dose of water soluble fertilizers under drip fertigation in tuberose cv Prajwal
    Mr. Jasarath Singh Dhakad 41574 M.Sc. Ag. Hort. Dr. Ranjan Srivastava Assessment of fungal and bacterial bio-agents on growth, flowering and bulb characters in tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) cv Suvasini
    Ms. Akkalareddy Sumalatha 51078 M.Sc. Ag. Hort. Dr. Ranjan Srivastava Assessment of Gibberellic acid treatments on vegetative, floral and bulb characteristics of Asiatic Lilium (Lilium longifolium) cv Menorca
    Ms. Archana Rani 36104 Ph.D. Dr. K.K. Misra Effect of shoot pruning and Paclabutazol on growth, yield and quality of lemon (Citrus limon Burm.)
    Ms. Anjana Kholia 38105 Ph.D. Dr. K.K. Misra Biochemical and molecular characterization of diverse genotypes of Bael (Aegle marmelos Correa) for their nutraceutical properties.
    Ms. Zeba Malik 43779 M.Sc. Ag. (Horticulture) Dr. K.K. Misra Effect of digging hole and potting mixture on growth characters of Karonda (Carissa carandas L.)
    Mr. Vishal Nirgude 49458 Ph.D. Dr. P. N. Singh Response of NPK fertigation and foliar application on growth , nutrient uptake, yield, quality and reducing the problem of chorosis in peach cv. Shan-e-Punjab.
    Mr. Rajat Sharma 50952 M. Sc. Ag. Dr. P. N. Singh Studies of propagation techniques in peach.
    Ms. Manu Tyagi 35650 Ph.D. Dr. C. P. Singh Standardization of water, N and K levels in high density litchi orchard cultivar cv. Rose Scented under drip fertigation.
    Ms. Pooja Devi 51056 M. Sc. Ag. (Horticulture) Dr. C. P. Singh Effect of fertigation on growth, yield and quality attributes of mango cv. Pant Sinduri. (Tentative)
    Ms. Pragnyashree Mishra 45512 Ph.D. Dr. Santosh Kumar Improving vase life of Rosa hybrida L. using herbal extract of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.
    Ms. Sunita Kumari 49706 Ph.D. Dr. Santosh Kumar Irrigation scheduling and fertilizer requirement of oriental lilium under protected conditions
    Ms. Anmika Sajwan 50945 M.Sc. Ag. Horticulture Dr. Santosh Kumar Effect of bio-enzyme treatments on growth and quality of rose flower var. Grand Gala
    Ms. Shivangi Arvind 3569 Ph.D. Dr. Shant Lal Response of leaf to fruit ratio on the growth, yield and quality of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Pant Prabhat, under high density planting.
    Mr. Mahadev Mishra 50966 M.Sc. Ag (Horticulture) Dr. Shant Lal Effect of fruit thinning on growth, yield and quality of rainy season guava (Psidium guajava L.)fruits
    Ms. Sheetal Rawat 50958 M.Sc. Ag (Horticulture) Dr. D. C. Dimri Propagation of Sub-tropical plum by stenting and use of IBA
    Mr. Kamal Kumar Pande 27765 Ph.D. Dr. D. C. Dimri Response of nitrogen and foliar application of calcium on growth, yield, fruit quality and self-life of Peach (Prunus persica (L) Batsch) Cv. Red June under Kumaun hills of Uttarakhand.
    Ms. Rajani Pant 49698 Ph.D. Dr. D. C. Dimri Effect of soil applied Paclobutrazol on vegetative growth, flowering, fruit set and yield of litchi (Litchi chinensis) cv. Rose Scented.
    Ms. Mansi Dharmwal 50950 M.Sc. Ag. (Horticulture) Dr. N. K. Misra Effect of seasonal radical distance, depth on root distribution of Kinnow (Citrus reticulate) mandarin.
    Ms. Kushbu Kholia 42593 Ph.D. Dr. N. K. Misra Influence of preharvest bagging on fruit colour, yield and post harvest of litchi cv. Rose Scented.
    Mr. Anand Singh Rawat --- M.Sc. Hort. Dr. B. D. Bhuj Identification of variants in M2 generation of gamma radiated gladiolus corms
    Mr. Subhash Singh Dhami 41800 M.Sc. Ag. Horticulture Dr. V. K. Rao Optimization of pruning intensity and kinetin concentration for growth and flowing of damask rose
    Mr. Ashish Kumar 51138 M.Sc. Ag. Horticulture Dr. V. K. Rao Evaluation of rose cultivars
    Ms. Pradyot Nalini 51138 Ph.D. Dr. Ratna Rai In vitro studies in strawberry
    Mr. Tribhuvan 50951 M.Sc. Ag. (Horticulture) Dr. P. N. Rai Influence of plant growth promoting bioinoculant on to the root development and plant growth of citrus species.
    Mr. Ankit Kumar 40105 Ph.D. Dr. Omveer Singh Changes in bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity and quality attributes of Ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk.) cultivars as affected by the development and post harvest edible surface coatings.
    Ms. Nisha 50961 M.Sc. Ag Horticulture Dr. Ajit Kumar Micronutrient studies in chrysanthemum
    Mr. Syed Khudus 50917 Ph.D. Dr. Ajit Kumar Response of organic and biodynamic manures on growth and flowering in chrysanthemum
    Mr. Jitendra Chandra Chandola --- Ph.D. Dr. Satish Chand Evaluation of promising chemicals for enhancecd flowering and self life of litchi ( Litchi chinensis Sonn)
    Ms. Reena Prusty 51065 M.Sc. Ag. (Horticulture) Dr. Rajesh Kumar Assessment of yield, shelf life nutrient status of fruits as influenced by different canopy heights and spacing of guava cv Pant Prabhat
    Mr. Manpreet Singh Preet 39628 Ph.D. Dr. Rajesh Kumar Effect of mulching on guava.
    Mr. Jitendra Singh 36100 Ph.D. Dr. Shailesh Tripathi Effect of Ca, Mg and Iron on yield and quality of guava cv. Sardar
    Ms. Karishma Kohli 40107 Ph.D. Dr. Shailesh Tripathi Study of value addition and post harvest behavior in guava.
    Mr. Kailash Singh 50984 M.Sc. Ag. (Horticulture) Dr. Navin Singh Influence of post harvest treatment on storage life of guava (Psidium guajava L.)
    Ms. Shikha 50947 M.Sc. Ag. (Horticulture) Dr. Pratibha Effect of foliar application of calcium and boron on growth, yield and fruit quality of Jackfruit.

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