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Im studying in Std 12th. I want to become an horticulturist. Can you please tell me the qualification required and the scope as well.

Umang Patankar
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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Shubham Sri
created: 27th May 2017 Last Modified: 27th May 2017

Horticulture deals with basic principles and cultivation practices of various horticultural crops like vegetables, fruit crops, ornamental plants, medicinal and aromatic plants. It is an applied science which provide in depth knowledge in establishing horticulture as industries.

scope: Agriculture Inspectors, Agriculture Officers, POs, Food Quality Inspectors, Agriculture Development Officer, Horticulture Development Officer, Technical Assistants and administrative posts in government and non-government organizations. continue higher degree like master and doctorate programme in india/abroad.

Qualification: Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 or Intermediate (with English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology or Forestry) OR 10+2 or Intermediate (Agriculture) OR 2 yrs. Diploma in Agriculture after 10th or equivalent, subject to valid score in LPUNEST- 2017.

YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 18th May 2017

A career in horticulture is your best bet if you love being closer to nature - plants, fruits, flowers and what have you. If gardening is your favourite past time you can now extend it as a career and develop virus resistant potatoes, or simply increase the yield of your favorite fruit.

You will at least need a 4 years' degree course in Horticulture which is offered at almost all the Agricultural Universities in India. One can also enter the field with a degree in Agricultural Science or an M.Sc. in Agricultural Science. M.Sc. in Horticulture is another route to enter this field. A diploma in Horticulture is also a good option.

Qualified horticulturists and floriculture specialists can be employed at various levels: As Horticulturists, Supervisors, Farm Managers and Estate Managers at horticultural farms and estates, In government organisations like the Department of Agriculture, In private organisations involved in the processing, marketing and export of fruits, vegetables or flowers, Various avenues for self employment, opening a Nursery, Research openings, particularly in the area of genetic engineering.

You would begin with Rs 4, 000-8, 000 per month in a farm. With experience it would grow to Rs 8, 000-20, 000 or more per month.