In the Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, the Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture was formed in the year 2018 to carry out research work on flowers and ornamental crops. The department is involved in teaching, research and extension. The department offers undergraduate courses in floriculture, spices, plantation crops, Medicinal and aromatic crops, soil science and environmental science to the students of B.Sc.(Hons.) in Horticulture and B.Sc.(Hons.) in Agriculture degree programmes.
The department maintains a beautiful botanical garden with attractive annuals, shrubs, trees, climbers, palms, cacti, succulents, Japanese garden and rock garden. The screening of flower crops for saline sodic soil and model plot for successful cultivation is being maintained for education purpose. The department maintains a well established nursery with different ornamental plants for commercial production and handling practical classes. The department has a medicinal park with 60 medicinal and aromatic plants.
- To teach courses on floriculture and landscape architecture, soil science and environmental science to students of B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture and B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture degree programmes.
- To carry out basic and strategic research on commercial flowers for enhancing the productivity.
- To standardize the package of practices for flower crops under saline / sodic soil.
- To carry out the research for enhancing the post harvest quality and shelf life of loose flowers.
- To impart training for upgrading the knowledge of flower growers.
- Development of superior varieties of flower crops suitable for saline / sodic soils
- Mitigation of abiotic stress through breeding programmes and management practice