Department of Horticulture

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Welcome to the Department of Horticulture, University College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan. As a subject Horticulture has been part of the UOS curriculum since 2005. In 2012 Horticulture became a separate department. The department has offered B.Sc (Hons.), M.Sc (Hons) and PhD degrees since 2007, 20009 and 2013 respectively. The Department’s mission is to train our students for horticulture-associated careers in science and business. This includes making novelties in the field of horticultural science; improving the quality and quantity of horticultural commodities; and strengthening the horticultural sector of Pakistan and particularly the citrus industry of Sargodha region. Department is pioneer in developing certified and disease free citrus nursery in Sargodha region. This nursery is providing certified and disease free nursery of seedless varieties to the citrus growers at very economical price. The certified citrus bud-wood block at Department of Horticulture is also significant attraction for the students, researchers, national and international visitors. The best fruit publication award by American Society of Horticultural Science and Significant Innovation Award by Pakistan Science Foundation are also on the credit of departmental. Department have 06 the most talented and highly qualified faculty. Our faculty members seize a diversified expertise in fruits/pomology, vegetables, viticulture, floriculture, nursery crops, postharvest, mushroom cultivation, tissue culture and landscape design and ecology. Faculty members exercise their specialties in their research, teaching and outreach programs. Horticulture at UOS is among the exceptionally top ranked horticulture departments throughout the country. Department of horticulture offers four year curriculum leading to Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture. In this program (B.Sc. Hons) we have annual intake of 35 students. Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum is continuously reviewed and evaluated to introduce new concepts, practices, and technologies, and to ensure that the curriculum is enriched with practical and hands-on experiences and internships to help students to develop problem solving skills in management, design, science, and technology. Our graduate program comprised of two-year M.Sc. (Hons) and three-years PhD degrees. Currently, 1500 students are enrolled in our graduate program and every year intake is 350 students. Research is gravely important to improve the horticulture sector; therefore the students of our graduate degrees are working on very fundamental, disciplinary, applied and problem-oriented projects. Horticulture faculty members are extensively engaged with projects related to the burning issues of the horticulture sector. All these investigations are supported by nationally-competitive grants from federal and provincial agencies. Department also research collaboration with prestigious foreign institutions like Cornell University, USA, University of Florida, USA and Adam Harper University, UK. Department aims that there should be very close and efficacious relationship between horticultural industry/stakeholders and horticulture department UOS, therefore our faculty members are providing on farm and free of cost consultancy and advisory services to horticultural growers with special focus on citrus growers. Department also conducts various short courses such nursery management, kitchen gardening, cult flower arrangement, mushroom cultivation, lawn management etc for urban and rural community. Sargodha is known as mini California due to the citrus production of unique taste and quality and scientist at department of horticulture, UOS working day a night to augment the recognition of Sargodha region by uplifting the quality of our citrus.


To motivate and impart knowledge through innovative learning; research and training in order to support the knowledge based economy in emerging trends of 21st century.


The mission of the Department is to build academic environment conducive for teaching and research in the field of horticulture and train the students for developing knowledge based economy.

Degree Programs

Our diverse and varied degree programs are designed to uplift research aptitude and instill skill based knowledge to cater the needs of job market.



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Research Publications


Our innovation in research is the true reflection of our distinguishing position as a higher education institution. We provide a pathway to our faculty and research scholars to bridge together laboratory research, commercial potential, and solution-focused innovation.

Faculty Members

Our resourceful faculty, efficient in providing opportunities for research and mentoring, is devoted to enrich the institutional heritage of quality education, thus, creating a substantial academic experience for the students.

Our People

Living and working across the globe in myriad professional positions, our alumni are torchbearers of the integrity of our institution as well as an inspiration for the generations of students at Sargodha University.

“The knowledge I gained from the College of Agriculture proved very helpful in my professional career as I am successfully applying skills learnt here to the practical needs of my career.”

Hassan Raza at Agriculture development bank
B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture (2006-2010)

“As a graduate of this department, I feel proud to have gained knowledge and skills that go hand in hand with my development as a professional. I would highly recommend College of Agriculture, SU to those who wish to pursue a career in food and agriculture.”

Hafiz Wasif at Punjab Agriculture Department
B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture (2006-2010)

“As a PhD Scholar, I am doing my research in a very conducive environment ensuring all facilities under the supervision of dedicated faculty.”

Irum Rashid 
Ph.D (2014-2017)

“I am quite satisfied with the facilities provided at the department for my studies and the practical skills one needs to equip oneself for a productive future. ”

Qamar Uz Zaman
Msc (Hons) Agriculture (2019-2021)