Value Added Course on HorticultureIntroduction:
Horticulture a derivative of latin words hortus: garden plant; cultura: culture denotes culture of garden plants. The subject of horticulture deals with the propagation and production of fruits, vegetables and floricultural plants. It involves four areas of study: Pomology (production of fruits), Olericulture (production of vegetables) Floriculture (production of ornamental crops), and Post Harvest Technology (involving maintaining quality and preventing spoilage of horticultural crops). However over the years the scope of the above filed has been expanded to include other crops namely mushroom, bamboo, plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber, cocoa, coconut, cashew nut, arecanut, oilpalm, palmyra palm. Bee keeping, one of the tools to improve the productivity of horticultural crops through enhanced pollination is also taken care by the horticulture division at the center
Dr. Santanu Chattopadhyay
I have the proud privilege to share my views on Jagannath Kishore College, with whom I have been associated for the last twenty-five years initially as a faculty of Physics, and then as the Principal for the last seven years or so. Founded in 1948, and serving as a premiere institution for higher education in Purulia for over seven decades, this college has followed the motto ‘Shraddhavan Lavate Jnanam’( a faithful person achieves knowledge) to its optimum. In Swami Vivekananda’s words ‘Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man’ –.....