Courses being taught at BESTIU

AGH 111: Agricultural Heritage

Semester: I Sem, 2023 Batch

Introduction of Indian agricultural heritage; Ancient agricultural practices, Relevance of heritage to present day agriculture; Past and present status of agriculture and farmers in society; Journey of Indian agriculture and its development from past to modern era; Plant production and protection through indigenous traditional knowledge; Crop voyage in India and world; Agriculture scope; Importance of agriculture and agricultural resources available in India; Crop significance and classifications; National agriculture setup in India; Current scenario of Indian agriculture; Indian agricultural concerns and future prospects. 

HRT 111: Fundamentals of Horticulture

Semester: I Sem, 2023 Batch

Horticulture - Its definition and branches, importance and scope; horticultural and botanical classification; climate and soil for horticultural crops; Plant propagation-methods and propagating structures; Seed dormancy, Seed germination, principles of orchard establishment; Principles and methods of training and pruning, juvenility and flower bud differentiation; unfruitfulness; pollination, pollinizers and pollinators; fertilization and parthenocarpy; medicinal and aromatic plants; importance of plant bio-regulators in horticulture. Irrigation – methods, Fertilizer application in horticultural crops.

HRT 222: Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops 

Semester: IV Sem, 2021 Batch

Importance and scope of fruit crops, Production technologies of Mango, Banana, Citrus, Grape, Guava, Litchi & Sapota, Papaya, Apple, Pear, Peach, Jack, Pomegranate, Date, Ber, Pineapple, Strawberry, Almond, Walnut, Coconut, Arecanut, Cashew, Tea, Coffee & Rubber.

PAT 312 : Diseases of Field Crops and Horticultural Crops and their Management - I (Horticulture part) 

Semester : V Sem, 2021 Batch

1.      Guava: i] wilt and ii] anthracnose;

2.      Banana: iii] Panama wilt, iv] bacterial wilt, v] Sigatoka and vi] bunchy top;

3.      Papaya: vii] foot rot, viii] leaf curl and ix] mosaic,

4.      Pomegranate: x] bacterial blight;

5.      Cruciferous vegetables: xi] Alternaria leaf spot and xii] black rot;

6.      Brinjal: xiii] Phomopsis blight and xiv] fruit rot and xv] Sclerotinia blight;

7.      Tomato: xvi] damping off, xvii] wilt, xviii] early and xix] late blight, xx] buck eye rot and xxi] leaf curl and xxii] mosaic;

8.      Okra: xxiii] Yellow Vein Mosaic;

9.      Beans: xxiv] anthracnose and xxv] bacterial blight;

10.   Ginger: xxvi] soft rot;

11.   Colocasia: xxvii] Phytophthora blight;

12.   Coconut: xxviii] wilt and xxix] bud rot;

13.   Tea: xxx] blister blight;

14.   Coffee: xxxi] rust

AET 311 : Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management (Horticulture part) 

Semester : V Sem, 2021 Biatch


Scientific name, order, family, host range, distribution, biology and bionomics, nature of damage, and management of major pests of

1.Mango, Banana, Citrus, Grape,

2.Guava, Litchi, Papaya, Sapota,

3.Apple, Pear, Peach, Walnut, Almond,

4.Date, Ber, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Jackfruit, Strawberry,

5.Coconut, Arecanut, Cashew, Tea, Coffee, Rubber.

6.Tomato, Brinjal, Chilli, Capsicum,

7.Cucumber, Melons, Gourds, Pumpkin, French Bean,

8.Peas, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Knol-Khol,

9.Onion, Garlic, Perennial Vegetables, Carrot, Radish, Beetroot,

10.Potato, Okra, Amaranth, Palak, Coriander,

11.Rose, Gerbera, Carnation, Lilium, Orchids,

12.Gladiolus, Tuberose, Chrysanthemum, Marigold,

13.Ashwagandha, Asparagus, Aloe, Costus,

14.Cinnamomum, Periwinkle, Isabgol,

15.Mint, Lemongrass, Citronella, Palmarosa,

16.Ocimum, Rose, Geranium, Vetiver.

Course on Research Methodology for Ph D Students

Summer 2023 Batch