Horticultural science is critical in improving the nutritional content of food, enhancing the safety of our produce supply, and increasing the availability of healthy, local, and sustainably produced foods. In addition, the role that horticulture plays in promoting positive mental well-being, on a large scale from public botanic gardens, parks, and sports fields, to small-scale individual home gardens is critical to our life today. Horticultural experts provide the technology necessary to meet the rapidly increasing global demand for fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, and ornamentals in the face of the changing global environment and limited natural and financial resources
The Diploma in Horticulture Program at Guru Nanak University prepares students for a career in various industries like food processing, private consulting, and government. The integrated curriculum is meant to address a variety of educational goals, including teaching students not just about the production aspects, but also how to successfully handle project management challenges. The programme will include lectures, lab practicals and also field work, which is a critical ability for anyone pursuing Horticulture careers. Students are encouraged to enroll in common allied agriculture courses that include Crop Improvement, Crop Protection, Soil Science, Extension etc. Field visits to different Horticultural and Agricultural Farm to gain practical and skilled knowledge while also boosting their managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
The job profiles after Diploma in Horticulture is that one can select a wide range of career options from working in Horticulture management firms as Field assistants, Farm managers, Technical officer in National Fertilizers corporation Limited (NFCL), Fruit Processing Industries, Landscape gardener etc.
Passed 10th examination from any recognized Board with a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent grade (40% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes)