Department of Horticulture, Aromatics & Medicinal Plant
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.
- To cater the potential of Horticulture and MAPs crops including improvement of cultivation practices, Bio prospecting including drug discovery and development and Post-harvest technology for better livelihood options and economic up-liftment of local people of the region
- To address the challenges and needs for the development of herbal sector of the region in particular
- To develop young professional for horticulture and herbal sector through PG course and Ph.D. programmes in Bio-techniques of MAPS, Horticulture and Food Processing Technology
- To impart training/know how to farmers/ various stakeholders through short term courses and seminars etc. for improving yield, quality and value addition of potential crops.
ACADEMIC AND R&D THRUST AREAS
- To provide and impart excellent education in Horticulture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants to PG students
- To carry out extensive exploration activities on MAPs and wild fruits of the Mizoram and North east region, India through R& D activities
- Documentation of TSM and local health care system of local inhabitants of the region
- To develop suitable agronomic practices of potential MAPs and Horticultural crops under Mizoram conditions and to facilitate technical Know-how for sustainable utilization of natural resources
- Post-harvest technology of fruits, vegetables and MAPs including value addition
- Ecophysiology with main focus on seed biology of the important medicinal plants
- Qualitative and quantitative assessment of active ingredients of MAPs used in TSM and local health care system and bio-prospecting
- Capacity building in terms of trained man powers through teaching and extension activities in addition to development of herbal technology