From soil to harvest: shaping the future of horticulture


Horticulture is the science and art of the advancement, maintainable production, marketing and utilization of high-value, plan developed nourishment and decorative plants. Moreover, it contributes to the quality of life, the excellence, maintainability and recovery of our environment and the human condition. Plants, crops and green spaces support and improve our lives by giving nutritious nourishment, upgrading the excellence of our living spaces and communities as well as decreasing our carbon reaction. 

The career of horticulture gives a wide range of green career ways counting in nursery production, wholesale brokers, commercial nurseries, cultivation centers, flower specialists, landscape design and development firms. There are many green occupations in private and community gardens, civil parks and state or national reserves.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants have to pass 10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture from any recognised board. 
  • For the UG Program, students can opt for a Bachelor's degree in horticulture science. 

For Masters

  • For the PG Program, national level entrance exams like HORTICET or other state level exams are conducted. 
  • Seekers need to pass their bachelor’s course with at least 60% marks. 

For Doctoral Courses

  • Students must have to pass their PG course with competitive marks. 
  • Aspirants can go for Ph.D. Programmes and for that national level entrance exams are conducted.

Job Roles

The field of horticulture aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the field of horticulture presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Horticultural Technician
  • Horticultural Supervisor
  • Horticulture Manager
  • Horticulture Consultant
  • Pomologists
  • Floriculturist
  • Olericulturist
  • Ornamental Horticulturist

Employment Sector 

  • Export Industry
  • Food Corporation
  • Warehousing
  • Farming
  • Irrigation Department
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Health Farms
  • Services Sector
  • Field Work & Research 
  • Teaching

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in agriculture engineering. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Green Decor
  • Shorb Landscaping
  • Interior Plantscapes
  • Sun Valley Landscaping
  • Casa Verde Growers
  • Greater Texas Landscape Services
  • ER & M ecological restoration & management
  • Iffco Kisan Sanchar Limited


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a Horticulturist is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹1,80,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹3,90,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹7,70,000


  • Technical Knowledge
  • Record-keeping skills
  • Communication skills


Scope in horticulture is expanding day by day. Floriculture is a part of horticulture which is a procedure of cultivation of flowering and is utilized as a raw material in making fragrances as well as makeup in the pharmaceutical industry. Developing vegetables may be a most vital portion of cultivation, which is exceptionally much demanding in India. There are a number of work openings that are accessible after completion of this study. After this, one can end up as a horticulturist, floriculturist, pomologist, etcetera.


  • Enough Knowledge of Plant species 
  • Numerous Career Opportunities
  • Continuous Growth of the Industry


  • Work with dangerous chemicals
  • To become a researcher, in-depth knowledge & training is needed. 
  • Limited jobs in research & teaching