College of Horticulture, Chiplima


The College of Horticulture, Chiplima is first of its kind in the state of Odisha located at Chiplima in the district of Sambalpur. It is the sister institute of College of Agriculture, Chiplima. The College was established during 2008 under the financial assistance from Western Odisha Development Council, Odisha with an intake capacity of 24 students. Two years after, the seat capacity increased to 48 students. The College has produced 190 nos. of graduates in 5 batches of both boys and girls and 4 batches (192) students are continuing their study.  Students of this college have proved their academic excellence in JRF Examinations. Besides these, the students of this college have brought glory by participating in the Inter University Sports and Cultural Events competition.


            Initially, the College was functioning in the building of college of Agriculture, Chiplima. Later on during 2014 it was shifted to its own building having 04 laboratories,        04 class rooms, 01 Seminar hall, 01 conference hall, 01 Internet lab, office room, Associate Dean’s chamber and 0 sitting rooms for faculties. The College is having a well spacious Examination Hall. Talented and dynamic faculty members are imparting teaching. The students are accommodated in 02 boys’ hostel and 02 girls’ hostel located inside the campus. The hostels are provided with 90 liter storage capacity water cooler cum- purifier and inverter facility for steady supply of power. The hostels are well secured by 24 hours watch and ward provision. There is library facility in the College both for the students and faculty members.



            Selection of candidates for admission is through a strong competition by appearing at the OUAT UG Entrance Examination in which 50% marks is through entrance examination and rest 50% through Career (25% from HSC or equivalent and 25% from +2 Science or equivalent). The students in the age group of minimum 17 years having PCM/ PCB/PCBM/PCMB combination are eligible for entrance test. The students are also required to full-fil the desired physical and mental fitness duly declared by a Medical Officer not below the rank of Asst. Surgeon. Admission is granted based on rank card issued by the admission committee. The selected candidate is allotted with a Admission No. through which he/she is recognized. The selected candidate is required to deposit the admission fees and original documents while taking admission.


            Courses offered are the courses approved by the 4th Deans Committee for B.Sc. (Hort.) Course. But form 2016-17 academic years, it is revised on the recommendation of the  5th Deans Committee for uniformity in course programmes in all SAUs of the country with maximum 30% modification of syllabus depending upon local syllabus.


            Degree offered is B.Sc. (Hort.) but now from current academic year it has been changed to B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture. Students are required to study 04 core- courses like Fruit science, Vegetable Science, Floriculture and Landscape, and Post Harvest Management along with other auxiliary courses like Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Forestry, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Nematology, Entomology, Extension Education, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agril. Economics, Agril. Biotechnology and Farm Machinery and power.

Courses under different disciplines are

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Fruit Science

  1. Fundamentals of Horticulture.
  2. Propagation and Nursery Management.
  3. Tropical and sub-Tropical Fruits.
  4. Plantation Crops.
  5. Breeding of Fruits of plantation crops.
  6. Temperate fruits.


Vegetable Science

  1. Tropical and Sub-Tropical Vegetables.
  2. Temperate vegetables.
  3. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.
  4. Spices and Condiments.
  5. Breeding of Vegetables, Tubers and Spice Crop.
  6. Potato and Tuber Crops.
  7. Seed production of Vegetables, Tubers and Spice Crops.


Floriculture and Landscaping:


  1. Principles of Landscape gardening.
  2. Ornamental Horticulture.
  3. Commercial Floriculture.
  4. Breeding & Seed Production Ornamental Crops


Post  harvest management


1.      Fundamentals of Food Technology.

2.      Post Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops.

3.      Processing of Horticultural crops.


Plant protection

A.    Plant pathology:







B.     Entomology:







C.     Nematology


1.      Introductory Microbiology.

2.      Fundamentals of Plant Pathology.

3.      Mushroom Culture.

4.      Diseases fruits, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Pants.

5.      Diseases of Vegetables, Ornamental and Spice Crops.


1.      Fundamentals of Entomology.

2.      Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants.

3.      Insects Pests of Vegetables, Ornamental & Spice Crops.

4.      Apiculture


1.      Nematode pests of Horticultural crops & their management.



Natural Resource Management

A.    Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry


B.     Agronomy:




C.     Environmental Science




1.      Fundamentals of soil Science.

2.      Soil fertility & nutrient management.

3.      Soil and plant analysis.

1.      Water management in Horticultural crops.

2.      Weed Management in Horticultural Crops.

3.      Introduction to Major Field crops.

4.       Organic Farming.

1.      Environmental Science.


Basic Science

A.    Statistics


B.     Bio- Technology


C.     Plant Physiology




D.    Agricultural Economics

E.     Extension Education


F.      Plant breeding and Genetics


G.    Farm Machinery and power


H.    Agroforestry


1.      Elementary Statistics & Computer Application.

1.      Elementary Plant Bio- Chemistry & Bio – Technology


1.      Introductory Crop Physiology.

2.      Growth and Development of Horticultural



1.      Introductory Economics.

2.      Horti- business Management.

1.      Fundamentals of Extension Education.

2.      Entrepreneurship Developments Communication Skills.

1.      Principles of Genetics & Cytogenetics.

2.      Principle of Plant Breeding.


1.      Farm Power and Machinery. 



1.      Introductory Agroforestry.


Supporting Courses

A.    Structural Grammar & Spoken English


B.     Physical Education


C.     National Social Service.





Non – Credit



Non – Credit


Non – Credit


Professional Packages ELP

A.    Fruit Science

B.     Vegetable Science

C.     Floriculture and Landscaping

D.    Post harvesting Management




  1. Nursery Production and management.
  1. Protected cultivation of high value Horticultural crops.
  1. Floriculture and Landscape Gardening – Commercial Production loose flowers.
  1. Post Harvest Management and Value Addition.









              No department concept exists. However faculties have been posted in Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Floriculture and Landscape, Post Harvest Management, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Agril. Economics.



            One Net Work Project is going on i.e. All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic. Salient achievements are:

Varieties suitable for Kharif season in Odisha are:
             Red Onion: 

  • Bhima Super, N-53, Agri Found Dark Red , Bhima Red, BhimaRaj ,  NRCRO-3, Arka Kalyan &  N-2-4-1 (Marketable bulb yield of 208 q/ha to 241.0 q/ha, while total bulb yield of 229 to 252 q/ha) and also tolerance to thrips and purple blotch.

       White Onion:

  • NRCWO-1, NRCWO-2 (Bhima Sweta), NRCWO-3, NRCWO-4 (Marketable bulb yield of 205 q/ha to 223.0 q/ha, while total bulb yield of 248 to 276 q/ha).

Varieties suitable for Rabi season in Odisha are:

         Red Onion:

  • Bhima Shakti, , Agri Found Light Red, Sel-126, VG-18, VG-19, NRCRO-4 & Arka Niketan (Marketable bulb yield of 200 q/ha to 248 q/ha, while total bulb yield of 262 to 337 q/ha).

       White Onion:

  • Bhima Subhra, Agrifound white,NRCWO-3 (Marketable bulb yield of 194 q/ha, while total bulb yield of 249 q/ha).

Garlic Varieties suitable for Odisha
            Phule Basawant, G-189 & G-324 (45.37 to 48.21 q/ha).

Promising entries resistance to both thrips and foliar diseases (purple blotch) identified in Odisha condition are Phule Basawant & G-189.

  • Broad based Furrow System (BBF) of planting with 2m width and convenient length beds are recommended for Kharif Onion. 
  • . Transplanting of Rabi Onion should be completed within 1st week of November, preferably to obtain higher bulb yield with lower incidence of disease and pests.
  •  Install Micro Irrigation System (both Drip & Sprinkler) in Onion & Garlic for higher production of quality bulbs
  • Integrated application of vermicompost @ 7.5 t/ha, bio-fertilizers along with fertilizer @ 110:40:60:40 kg NPKS/ha produced significantly bigger marketable bulb (86.51g) with highest total bulb yield of 263.59 q/ha in onion variety N-53.
  • Integrated application of FYM @ 7.5 t/ha, Poultry manure @3.75 t/ha and bio-fertilizers along with fertilizer @ 75:40:40:40 kg NPKS/ha produced significantly bigger marketable bulb (17g) with highest total bulb yield of 58.35 q/ha in Garlic variety Agrifound White

. Sulphur recommendation for onion

Based on three years trial, application of Sulphur @ 30 kg/ha is recommended for onion crop where soils sulphur level is more than 15 kg/ha. Application of S @ 45 kg/ha recommended for onion crop where soils sulphur level is less than 15 kg/ha.  Elemental sulphur is recommended for Odisha,

  • Spraying of Profenophos @ 1.0 ml/litre of water or Spinosad @ 0.25 ml/litre water along with sticker starting from 30 days after planting and subsequently at 15 days interval is recommended to control thrips infestation in Onion & Garlic.
  • Alternate application insecticides (Profenofos @ 1.0 ml/litre) followed by fungicide (Mancozeb @ 0.25%) at 15 days intervals effectively reduced both thrips and purple blotch in Onion and Garlic.

Management of foliar disease

  • Two sequential spray schedules of fungicide in combination with insecticide found to be effective for the management of foliar diseases of onion as follows:
  • Mancozeb 0.25% +Methomyl 0.8g/L  at 30 DAT, Tricyclazole 0.1% + Carbosulfan 2ml/L  at 45DAT and  Hexaconazole 0.1% +Profenofos 1ml/L at 60DAT.
  • Mancozeb 0.25% + Methomyl 0.8g/L  at 30 DAT, Propiconazole 0.1%+ Carbosulfan 2ml/L at 45 DAT and Copper oxychloride 0.25% + Profenofos 1ml/L at 60DAT

IPM Module for Thrips control: `

  • Adoption of IPM module {Planting barrier crops –outer row of maize + inner row of wheat , 7-10 DAP of onion , Seedling root dip: Dip the seedlings (bottom 1/3rd) in carbosulfan (2ml/l) ,Whenever thrips cross ETL of 30 thrips/pla, spray - methomyl @ 240 g ai/ha or neem oil (3ml/l) + profenofos (0.5ml/l), or fipronil (1 ml/l), or neem (3ml/l) + carbosulfan (1ml/l)} not only reduces the thrips infestation (20.66 thrips/plant) but also increases the bulb yield (175.10q/ha) as against control (53.57 thrips/plant, yield of 142.80 q/ha) in onion with higher BC ratio(2.62) than M2; the Farmers’ practice (2.19).


      Besides the routine work as per the calendar other activities taken up under NSS programme and Students’ Union are:

  1. Swachha Bharat Abhiyan.
  2. Vana Mohastava.
  3. Blood Donation Camp.
  4. Community Clinic.
  5. Annual Dramatic and Commemoration day.
  6. Annual Sports.
  7. Spiritual activities.


  1. Teachers

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Name of Teacher




Prof. (Dr.) B.S. Naik

Associate Dean I/C

Plant Breeding and Genetics.


Dr. S. Samal

Assoc. Prof. (Post Harvest Management)

Post Harvest Management.


Dr. (Mrs.) D. Sahoo

Assoc. Prof. (Vegetable Crop Science)

Vegetable Science


Dr. R.K. Tarai

Assoc. Prof. (Fruit Science)

Fruit Science


Mr. B.C. Das

Asst. Prof. (Post Harvest Management)

Post Harvest Management.


Dr. P. Mandal

Farm Superintendent (Horticulture)

Post Harvest Management.



Mr. N.N.S. Dalapati

Asst. Prof. (Plant Pathology)

Study Leave.


Dr. (Mrs.) C. Nayak

Asst. Prof. (Agricultural Economics)

Agril. Economics.


Mr. A.K. Sahoo

Asst. Prof. (Fruit Science)

EOL for Ph.D


Miss P. Mishra

Asst. Prof. (Floriculture & Landscaping)

EOL for Ph.D


Miss L. Biswal

Asst. Prof. (Entomology)




Assoc. Prof.(Floriculture &Landscaping)




Asst. Prof. (Vegetable Crop Science)




Asst. Prof.(Medicinal & Aromatic Plants)




Asst. Prof. (Soil Science)




Asst. Prof. (Plant Breeding &Genetics)




Asst. Prof. (Plant Physiology)