Amity Institute of Horticulture Studies and Research

Genesis of Amity Institute of Horticulture Studies and Research

In India, there are a wide variety of agroclimatic conditions that are favourable for the cultivation of different fruits and vegetables. India comes behind China in terms of global production of fruits and vegetables. Even while production is great, the nation's needs are not being met. Typically, Post Harvest losses around 30 to 40%. The major challenges before us are the lack of skilled man power to minimize or reduce the Post Harvest losses. There is an ample amount of demands and needs for the Post Harvest experts in India. To meet the demands and needs of the nation the “Amity Institute of Horticulture Studies and Research” was established in the year 2014 with two programmes i.e., M.Sc. Horticulture (Post Harvest Technology) and Ph.D. in Horticulture is one of the few Universities which are offering these regular programmes. Apart from this, our University is the first in India and probably in world to offer Ph.D. (Horticulture) -Part Time as in-service candidates from India as well as from foreign countries can pursue their doctorate as a regular student. Thus, the two programmes have been designed with the vision to facilitate the acquisition of technical and managerial skills to compete globally and is a blend of research-based knowledge and industrial management. The institute has well qualified and experienced faculty of international repute and was collaborated with reputed national and international institutes like IARI, ICARDA, Wageningen University, The Ohio State University, UWA, NTNU, Lentiz Educational Group, Universiteit Leiden, CSIC, CBBC, GRUPO CARINSA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, SINTEF and NPUST for research and student internship programmes.

Vision and Mission
  • To end hunger and poverty, achieve food and nutrition security, build sustainable agriculture and reduce the detrimental environmental impact in food production.
  • Active involvement in productive research and undertake outreach activities in developing more nutritious foods, and increasing agricultural productivity on a sustained basis.

Academic Programmes

Post Graduate
Ph.D. Programme
Why Horticulture Studies at Amity?

  • M.Sc.-Horticulture (Post Harvest Technology)-2nd in India
  • Ph.D. Horticulture-Part Time-1st in India
  • Ph.D. Horticulture-Regular
  • Blend of Horticultural Technology and Post Harvest Technology
  • Practical training and techniques on various technologies of Horticulture with special emphasis on Post Harvest Technology
  • Training on technologies involved from seed production to product development
  • Hands on training on technology and management aspects
  • Intensive interaction between institute-industry-corporate-farmers
  • Competent to develop expertise in Hi-Tech Horticulture
  • Lectures by eminent faculty and professional experts from premier institutions and corporate sectors
  • Facility to interact with experts in different field of Horticulture
  • Well designed course curriculum to develop technological and entrepreneurial skills
  • Rigorous training to equip students with the skills required to be successful in the corporate sectors
  • Intended exposure through exchange programmes
  • Industry and academia interactions
  • International exposure to the students



The programmes will open avenues of employment in various Government, non-Government, corporate organizations and industries dealing with Horticulture production, Post Harvest Technology, soil and water management, nursery management, orchard management, contract farming, seed production, nursery management, Horticulture produce procurement, processing industries, food retail, value chain, supply chain, marketing, international trading and policies etc. in India and overseas.

Opportunities in Various Sectors

  • Post Harvest Technology
  • Horticultural Project Management
  • Research Analysis
  • Cold storage designing and cold chain management
  • Consultant in Horticulture and Post Harvest Technology
  • Retail industry of Horticultural produce
  • Marketing and trading at international level
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Rural business management
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Product policy and Brand management of Horticultural produce
  • Horticultural Project Management
  • Horti-informatics
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Nursery management of Horticultural Crops
  • Seed Production, storage and certification
  • Hi-Tech Horticultural crop production
  • Protected cultivation of Horticultural crops