News Updates 16-06-2014 10:30 PM: News of Horticulture

Department of Horticulture

Horticulture is one of the most important disciplines of agriculture. The production and returns from horticultural crops are high as compared to other crops. The horticultural crops, fruits, vegetables and flowers possess export potential to earn foreign exchange.
The Department of Horticulture imparts quality education to the students of Sindh and Balochistan provinces and conduct research on fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. The department consists 8 subject experts from which 6 Ph.D. teachers are professionally skilled in the field of fruits, vegetables and floriculture. The Department of Horticulture offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs to meet the trained manpower needs of the province. Apart from this, the department imparts trainings in various aspects of horticulture. A program to provide quality fruits, vegetables and flowers with true type varieties is also on going. Seed production program on flowers and vegetables have been initiated at the department. Post harvest processing, packaging and marketing to improve the infrastructure and opportunities for the farmers, breading of horticultural crops to develop new high yielding varieties and the In-vitro propagation for vegetative multiplication of plants are some of the other steps in line. The department provides advisory services to the fruit and vegetable growers. The research on problems faced by farming community is also going on with the involvement of graduate and postgraduate students.

Objectives
The main objective is to train both undergraduate and postgraduate students in production, post harvest techniques improvement, storage, processing and marketing of horticultural crops produces as well as in landscape and aesthetic environmental impact. The specific objectives are:

  • Provide educational opportunities for the pursuit of careers in horticulture.
  • Improve the quality, variety, and the availability of horticultural products to achieve global gap certification for export.
  • Strengthen the competitive position of Sindh's horticulture industry.
  • Popularize high density planting concept for achieving higher & quality production of mango.
  • Develop technology for production of certified stock and saplings.

ACADEMIC STAFF

M.  Ayub Baloch

M.Sc. (Agri.) Hons 

Associate Professor & Chairman 

Saba Ambreen Memon

Ph.D. (China)

Associate Professor

Mujahid Hussain Leghari

Ph.D. (SAU)  

Associate Professor

Noor-un-Nisa Memon

Ph.D. (UAF)

Associate Professor

Majeedudin Solangi

Ph.D. (SAU)  

Assistant Professor

Qadir Bux Baloch

M.Sc. (Agri.) Hons 

Assistant Professor

Tanveer Fatima Miano

Ph.D. (Bangladesh)

Assistant Professor

Niaz Ahmed Wahocho

Ph.D. (China)

Assistant Professor

COURSES OFFERED


CODE

TITLE OF COURSE

C.HRS.

TERM-V

HORT-501

Principles of Fruit Production

3(2+1)

HORT-503

Principles of Vegetable Production

3(2+1)

HORT-505

Principles of Ornamental Crop Production

3(2+1)

HORT-507

Nursery Management & Certification System

3(2+1)

HORT-509

Tubers and Solanaceous Crops

3(2+1)

STAT-511

Elementary Statistics

3(2+1)

TERM-VI

HORT-502

Commercial Fruits Production

3(2+1)

HORT-504

Commercial Vegetables Production

3(2+1)

HORT-506

Introductory Landscape Gardening

3(2+1)

HORT-508

Post Harvest Horticulture

3(2+1)

CP-510

General Biochemistry

3(2+1)

TERM-VII

HORT-601

Research Methods in Horticulture

3(2+1)

HORT-603

In Vitro Propagation

3(2+1)

HORT-605

Commercial Flower Production

3(2+1)

HORT-607

Breeding of Horticultural Crops

3(2+1)

SUPT-611

Supporting Courses

3(2+1)

TERM-VIII

HORT-602

Business Management in Horticulture

2(2+0)

HORT-604

Protected Horticulture

3(2+1)

HORT-606

Vegetable and Flower Seed Production

3(2+1)

HORT-610

Internship and Report Writing

4(0+4)

 

 

 

 

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