Horticulture is the branch of agriculture concerned with intensively cultured plants directly used by man for food, for medicinal purposes, or for esthetic gratification. Horticulture is the science and art involved in the cultivation, propagation, processing and marketing of ornamental plants, flowers, turf, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. It is unique among plant sciences because it not only involves science and technology, but it also incorporates art and principles of design. The department of horticulture in JKKMCAS has been teaching the scientific methodologies and techniques of the cultivation, marketing and value addition of variety of horticultural crops.

The Department consists of

  • Horticulture
  • Forestry
  • Food Science and Nutrition


Horticulture is a science, as well as, an art of production, utilization and improvement of horticultural crops, such as fruits and vegetables, spices and condiments, flowers, ornamental, plantation, medicinal and aromatic plants. Horticulture has gained importance in the recent years as a important component in agriculture in India. The new impetus is given to the horticultural crops mainly for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables which constitute an important segment of Indian Dietary System (IDS).

Courses Offered:
01 HOR 111 Fundamentals of Horticulture 1+1
02 HOR 112 Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops 1+1
03 HOR 211 Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices 1+1
04 HOR 212 Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping 1+1
04 HOR 311 Post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetable crops 1+1


Educating forestry has a key importance in present day agriculture. Incorporating forest trees in agricultural fields are reported to support the agriculturist in a myriad of ways to promote sustainable agriculture. It plays a remarkable role in stabilizing the soils and climate, regulation of water flow, providing a habitat for pollinators and natural predators of agricultural pests. Agroforestry plays a vital role in protective environmental functions through controlling soil erosion, restoration of soil fertility and promotion of soil biodiversity.

Courses Offered:
01 FOR 111 Introduction to Forestry 1+1

Food Science and Nutrition

“The main purpose of food science is to keep our food supply safe and to offer options to our consumers that are healthy,” -Fajardo-Lira

Most food materials are of biological origin. Hence food science concerned about the processes including harvesting, processing, distribution, storage and preparation food materials. The commitment of food science and nutrition is to advancing the science of food, ensuring a safe and abundant food supply, and contributing to healthier people everywhere is integral to that evolution.

Courses Offered:
01 FSN 111 Principles of Food Science and Nutrition 1+1