Ph.D (Hort) in Vegetable science


Vegetable crops established its credibility in improving income through increased productivity, generating employment and enhancing exports. Vegetable cultivation has also marked its significance with high yield potential per unit area and plays vital role in alleviation of malnutrition, high market price, processing, seed production, nursery seedling production, value addition, export, employment generation and livelihood improvement. Modern Vegetable Science deals with improved production technologies, breedimg, physiology, biochemistry, crop protection and other allied fields to impart specialized technologies in vegetables called Vegetable Science.

Why this programme?

Study Programme

The Masters programme in Vegetable Science has been designed following the UGC guidelines. The course imparts:

Application and Admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Vegetable Scinece? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures. If you doubt whether admission is possible, feel welcome to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.

Future Career

Master’s in Vegetable course

Master Courses

After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them to understand the basic aspects in crop improvement, management and post harvest and value addition in Vegetable Crops as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 40 credits and 30 credits are exclusively earmarked for their Thesis Research.

Master’s thesis research

After completing the courses in the first year, the students start their thesis research. Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty, approved by the Dean of School of Post-Graduate Studies, who would guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic.

Student Experiences

I’m A. Fahima Fathima, a research scholar at the Department of Vegetable Science. Being enrolled to this campus gave me the chance to participate in a number of seminars, workshops, national and international conferences. We are fortunate to have eminent professors as our guides and faculty members so that we can carry out our research and learn more about our discipline. For conducting molecular research, our college is furnished with a multitude of facilities, including a molecular lab and a micro analytical lab. The chance to take advanced courses in topics like genomics and bioinformatics, cellular and chromosomal manipulations in crop improvement, vegetable production, and vegetable crop breeding have been provided to us. We are given labours who are really helpful to complete our work easily in order to complete our research in a timely manner, especially for field-related work

Myself G. Senthilvadivu studying Ph.D in Department Of Vegetable Science, Horticultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore. During our course work we studied important Courses such as breeding for vegetable crops, biotechnology of horticultural crops which will pave way for our career opportunities in future. My thesis work is on Compatibility studies in brinjal with wild Solanum species for improving horticultural traits. As there is a special unit for brinjal grafting in TNAU orchard facilities such as controlled mist chamber for grafted plants and hardening unit is available readily to carry out my research work in proper time. Lab facilities with instruments such as soxhlet unit, rotary evaporator, simple microscope unit, gel electrophoresis unit, PCR are useful to carry out our biochemical and molecular analysis for our work.

Student Alumni

Myself  VaibhaoGurve completed Ph.D in Vegetable Science in HC & RI, TNAU, Department of Vegetable Science. My overall experience at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to date has been amazing, and the college is having an amazing infrastructure and got second green campus award for its lush greenery. Your college has provided me with a number of opportunities to grow and explore my skills. The emphasis on sports along with education always helped me a lot. I have always found a positive and healthy environment and the professors are highly supportive. Most of my doubts were cleared after the classes get over.I am highly thankful to you for providing me with an opportunity to be a part of your college. It has added a number of values to my life.

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