Department of Horticulture
Dr. Tridip Kumar Hazarika,Head
The department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (HAMP) was established in July, 2007. The department has the expertise on exploitation of genetic diversity of many indigenous underutilized horticultural crops of the region, their domestication & development of cultivation technologies in addition to development of post-harvest technologies of many horticultural crops. The department is also having the expertise on exploration of traditional medicinal systems, conservation, ecophysiology and cultivation technology of MAPs, isolation, identification, evaluation and formulation(s) of drugs, cultivation and post harvesting technology of horticultural crops with proven R&D experiences of the faculty. The teaching & R&D work in the department is aimed to cater the potential of Horticultural and MAP crops including improvement of cultivation practices, bioprospecting and post harvesting technology; to address the challenges and needs for the development of herbal sector in the state as well as in the country; Establishment & development of HAMP farm and MAPs germplasm repository centre as demonstration cum germplasm resource centre and, to develop and trained young professionals for horticultural and herbal sector through M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes. At present Department is conducting M.Sc. (HAMP) comprising of 88 credit courses with 60 credit Core courses, 08 credit Foundation courses, 16 credit Soft courses and 04 credit Open Elective courses under CBCS pattern including research based dissertation /project work. It is worthy to mention here that P.G. programme of the department is only of its kind in the country. Within sort duration, 07 students have been awarded Ph.D. degree and 10 students are registered for their Ph.D. degree. The department is set to have an intake capacity of 25 (twenty five) students in M.Sc. per academic session.