Top Colleges for Horticulture in India

Horticulture is a great career option for people who love taking care and growing plants. It's a promising career if you have right skill set of work. In this article we will talk about the best college in India for horticulture. 

If you would like to read the article on horticulture and how to be a horticulturist, you can by visiting this link. In order to become a good horticulturist and build career in this field, you will need speicific skill set and knowledge about the field which you can get after completing your bachelor's in Horticulture or Agriculture.

So therefore, this article is about the top college in India for horticulture. All the colleges mentioned in this article are well known colleges and all this data is based on NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework).

Best colleges for B.Sc in Horticulture in India are:
Tamil Nadu Agriculture University
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Govind Ballabh Pant University, Uttarakhand
Punjab Agriculture University
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (CCSHAU), Hisar
Anand Agriculture University
Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Fishery
Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University
University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad, Karnataka
College of Agriculture, Junagadh
Orissa University of Agriculture
Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University
Navsari Agriculture University
Shivaji University Kolhapur
Central Agriculture University

These are the some of the best colleges to pursue career in horticulture in India.

P.S: These colleges are not in any ascending or descending list, all these colleges are best and well known colleges which are best for horticulture.

Top 10 Colleges for Horticulture in India:

If you want to pursue career in horticulture, these are some of the best colleges in India. So let's talk about each of these college a little to help you select the best for you.  

1. Tamil Nadu Agriculture University:

Tamil Nadu Agriculture University is in Coimbatore city in state of Tamil Nadu. It's a well known university and one of the best college for agriculture related field such as horticulture.

Tamil Nadu Agriculture University

This college offers many courses in agriculture such as B.Sc in Agriculture, B.Sc in Forestry and B.Sc in Horticulture the one you are looking for to become a horticulturist. Apart from Bachelor's of Science, this college also provided Bachelor in technology (B.Tech) in Agricultural Engineering.

It's one of the best college to pursue your career in horticulture or any agriculture related field here in India. All the details regarding admission and eligibility can be found here on the official website of college.

2. (BHU) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi:

Banaras Hindu University widely famous with the name of BHU is among the top universities in India according to NIRF ranking. This university provided a large variety of courses, one of them being Bachelor's in Agriculture. 

Banaras Hindu University

This university has it's own department of horticulture as well about which you can check here on the official website of BHU. 

Eligibility to seek admission in Bachelor's in Agriculture in BHU is class 12th with Science stream and Physics, Chemistry and Mathematiccs/Biology with atleast 50% of marks in it. Student should be between 17 and 23 years age bracket for Bachelor's in Agriculture.

To know more about admission and BHU, check the official website of university here

3. Govind Ballabh Pant University, Uttarakhand:

Govind Ballabh Pant University famous with the name of G.B Pant University is located in Delhi. This university is among the oldest universities in India. College offers courses, from Undergraduate (Bachelor's) to Doctorate Level (PhD) as well.

G.B Pant University

Like other universities in the list, this university has it's own department of horticulture and agriculture but they don't specifically offer Bachelor in Horticulture but if you want to become a horticulturist from this university, you can apply for Bachelor's in Agriculture in the university and after completing bachelor's, you can go for Master in horticulture which is available

The eligibility criteria to get admission in Bachelor's of Agriculture is completing class 12th with agriculture or Science stream (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology). There's no other eligibility requirement as such but according to college prospectus, eligible candidate have to give a written exam to get admission in the college.

You can check prospectus here to get all the other necessary details about college and admission.   

4. Punjab Agriculture University: 

Punjab is among the state known for it's rich agriculture and it's achievements in this field. So there's no doubt Punjab Agriculture University is also among the best universities for fields like agriculture and horticulture.

Punjab Agriculture University

Punjab Agriculture University or PAU was ranked 3rd in 2017 by ICAR in best agricultural universities in India. PAU offers B.Sc in Horticulture and admission is done through CET (Common Entrance Test) by University.

Minimum Eligiblity requirement for BSc in Horticulture in Punjab Agriculture University is class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture as the subject with 50% aggregate.

5. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (CCSHAU), Hisar:

Chaudhary Charan Singh Agriculture University also known as CCSHAU is famous and a well known agriculture university. University has affiliation to ICAR, UGC and AICTE. It's among the Asia's largest agriculture university and among the top 100 universities in NIRF ranking as well. 


CCHASU provides many courses but doesn't directly provide bachelor's in horticulture. They have a specific unit (Unit 4) on Horticulture in their syllabus of BSc in Agriculture but they don't provide Bachelor's in Horticulture. 

If you want to become a horticulturist from this college then you can opt for BSc in Agriculture as well and then complete your post graduation from horticulture as both agriculture and horticulture are similar in many aspect with little difference between them.

6. Anand Agriculture University:

Anand Agriculture University situated in Gujarat, seeing the importance of horticulture has created a special another segment of horticulture in 1970 with the name of College of Horticulture, Anand.

Anand Agriculture University

AAU or Anand Agriculture University is a well known university in agriculture. You can check more about the college here 

College of Horticulture comes under group B colleges of agriculture in Gujarat. So if you want more details regarding admission and registration in this college, here is the official link to group B admission.

7. Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Fishery

Dr. Y.S Parmer University of Horcticulture and Fishery has it's establishment in 1985 but before that, this college comes under Himanchal Agriculture College and Research Institute which has it's establishment in 1962. So this is a well repuated and old college in India when it comes to agriculture and horticulture.

Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Fishery

Dr. Y.S Parmar University of horticulture and fishery offers education in horticulture in 3 different campus: 

1. Main Campus of University, 
2. College of Horticulture and Fishery, Hamirpur 
3. College of Horticulture, Mandi

All these 3 colleges offers Bachelor in Horticulture and minimum eligibility criteria for the college is class 12th with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology passed with minimum 50% aggregate percentage for general category and 45% for reserved category.

If you want to know, how to calculate aggregate percentage, you can click here which will redirect you to another article on the website.

You can check more detail of college here on the official website of the college.

8. Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticulture University:

Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticulture University is among the famous university for horticulture in India. Situated in Telangana, a state whose 5% GDP is based on agriculture and horticulture. Universities likes this plays a vital role in it by providing with good education and facility for students.

College offers Bachelor's in horticulture and eligibility criteria for students is class 12th with subject in Physical and Biological Science from any recognized board. Admission will be based on rank obtained in Telangana State EAMCET exam. For more details regarding admission process you can check this prospectus on official website of college

9. Orissa University of Agriculture:

Orissa University of Agriculture has it's own department for Horticulture as well. There are many different departments in the university from agriculture to fishery and horticulture as well. College for horticulture is is located in Chiplima in Shambalpur district.

Orissa University of Agriulture

College has all the faculty from laboratory, classrooms, seminar halls to internet lab. Eligibility for students to get into college is class 12th with PCB/PCM/PCMB and should be of minimum 17 years of age.

Students are needed to appear for OUAT UG entrance exam to get admission in Orissa university of agriculture. Admission will be based on 50% marks in entrance exam and rest 50% from HSC and Class 12th (25% from HSC and 25% from +2).

For more details regarding admission or any other thing here is the official link of the website. 

10. Central Agriculture University:

Central Agriculture University

Central Agriculture University is among the well known agriculture universities in India. It has three different departments/colleges for horticulture:

1. College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat
2. College of Horticulture Bermiok
3. College of Horticulture Thenzawl

Eligibility criteria to get admission in Bachelor's in Horticulture in any of these college is class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Maths/Biology as the subject with an aggregate percentage of 50% and 45% for reserved category students. 

You can check official website of the college here to know more about it. 


All these colleges are best if you want to go for horticulture in India. Please note that, these college are not arranged in ascending or descending orders, all of these colleges are best to be in if you want to pursue horticulturist as a career. 

We have other articles as well on this topic about career in horticulture or how to become a horticulturist in India, you can read them as well to get a more clear understanding about a career. 

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