10+2 with PCM OR PCB or Agriculture with minimum 50% marks in aggregate
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BSc Horticulture is an undergraduate agriculture science technology course. Horticulture is the science of plant cultivation including the process of preparing soil for the planting of seeds, tubers or cutters. During the course student work and conduct research in the disciplines of plant propagation and cultivation, crop production, plant breeding, plant biochemistry etc. Horticulture usually refers to gardening on a smaller scale while agriculture refers to larger scale cultivation of crops.
BSc Horticulture jobs are available in both Government sector and Private sector. Talking about Government sector jobs, Officer level posts are often rolled out for BSc Horticulture Graduates in State wise Agriculture Departments, State wise Forestry Departments as well as Boards like Spice/Coir/Rubber boards etc. In Private Sector, job opportunities are available in areas such as Private Plantations, Agricultural Machinery and Equipment manufacturing firms, Agricultural Products marketing firms, Ornamental plants and flowers businesses, Food Production and Technology Industry etc. The scope of Horticulture is tremendous in manufacturing sector.
BSc Horticulture salary in India is commensurate with other agriculture courses. The scope of Horticulture education is not limited to jobs but also extends to the agri-preneur market. The question of salary often gets superseded due to the immense likelihood of graduates going for entrepreneurship opportunities which are lucrative yet uncertain in nature.