Department of Horticulture

Department of Horticulture is a unique department of attributes and legacy which passes on the knowledge, science and skill of horticultural crop production to the students. Since its reorganization as an academic department in 1996, the department has been focusing on the production of qualified horticulturists who are ready for the job market or advanced learning. It is the department with laboratory facilities for plant tissue culture in Yezin Agricultural University. Under the assistance of YAU-JICA TCP, Department of Horticulture acquired many modern laboratory facility and equipment that empower research capacity of both the department and the students.

  • Horticulture as a major discipline for food and nutritional security, and horticulturists as safe and healthy food producers and nature maintainers.
  • To produce the graduates who are well equipped with theoretical and technical expertise
  • To provide production technology of clean horticultural crops of high nutritive and economic value
  • To preserve natural environment and enhance ecological community
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Extension
Dr. Khin Thida Myint

Head of Department
Horticulture, Floriculture, Tissue Cuture,

Dr. Aye Aye Thwe

Ecophysiology & Vegetable Science

Dr. Saw Hto Lwe Htoo
Associate Professor
Crop Production & Management,

Dr. Thanda Aung
Associate Professor

Dr. Min Zar Ni Aung
Associate Professor
Landscape Ecology & Fruit Science,

U San Shwe Myint
Ph.D. Candidate
Crop Modelling

Daw Tin May Yu Aung
Ph.D. Candidate
Floriculture & Livelihood Development

Daw Chaw Su Su Htwe
Ph.D. Candidate
Plant Genetic Resources

Dr. Wai Wai Lwin
Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

U Kyaw Min Swe

Daw Naw Moe Ae War
Vegetable Science

Daw Thae Su Hlaing
Assistant Lecturer
Ph.D. candidate

Daw Ei Hay Man
Assistant Lecturer
Ph.D. candidate
Postharvest Horticulture

Dr. Poe Nandar Kyaw
Assistant Lecturer
Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

Daw Ei Ei Mon
Assistant Lecturer
M.Sc. candidate

Daw Myo Myat Myat Thu

Daw Shin Min Thi

1. Teaching

Horticulture subject, with a credit system, was started to offer for first year student as of 2017-18 academic years. The department offers the following subjects for second year, third year and fourth year students:

  1. Vegetable science
  2. Fruit science
  3. Floriculture
  4. Postharvest physiology and technology
  5. Food science
  6. Plant tissue culture
  7. Laboratory design and management
  8. Basic molecular biology

Undergraduate Courses (B.Agr.Sc) 

No.Course CodeCourse TitleCreditC/SSemester
1HSC – 101Fundamentals of Horticulture2C3
2HSC – 102Plant Propagation3C/S5
3HSC – 103Introduction to Tropical Horticulture2S4
4HSC – 104Vegetable Science3C/S6
5HSC – 105Fruit Science3C/S6
6HSC – 106Floriculture3C/S7
7HSC – 107Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops3C/S7
8HSC – 108Nursery Management and Production3C/S8
9HSC – 109Protected Horticulture3C/S8
10HSC – 110Horticultural Seed Production3C9
11HSC – 111Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping)3C9
12HSC – 112Organic and Sustainable Horticulture3C9
13HSC – 131Scientific Writing1C9
14HSC – 132Presentation Skill1C6,7,8
15HSC – 133Special Research Group8C6,7,8
16HSC – 134Special Field Assignment1C6,7,8
17HSC – 135General Agriculture3C9
18HSC – 136Internship7C9
19HSC-4110Plant Tissue Culture3C10
20HSC-4111Laboratory Design and Management3
21HSC-4112Basic Molecular Biology3

Graduate Courses

Postgraduate Diploma

No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit
1DH-111Plant Growth Regulators in Horticulture3
2DH-112Tissue Culture Techniques in Horticulture3
3DH-113Tropical Fruit Science2
4DH-114Production of Nursery Plants2
5DH-121Reproductive Physiology of Horticultural Crops3
6DH-122Commercial Vegetable Production3
7DH-123Vegetable Seed Production3
8DH-124Landscape Design2
9DH-125Flower Production2
11DH-130Diploma Research and Dissertation8


No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit
1HSC – 601Plant Growth Regulators in Horticulture3
2HSC – 602Advanced Plant Propagation3
3HSC – 603Fruit Science3
4HSC – 604Commercial Vegetable Production3
5HSC – 605Commercial Floriculture3
6HSC – 606Reproductive Physiology of Horticultural Crops3
7HSC – 607Orchidology3
8HSC – 608Post-harvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops3
9HSC – 609Improvement of Horticultural Crops3
10HSC – 671Special Problem2
11HSC – 681Seminar1
12HSC – 699Master’s Research16


No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit
1HSC-711Plant tissue culture development and biotechnology
2HSC-712Postharvest technology of horticultural crops
3 HSC-713Ecophysiology of horticultural crops
4HSC-721Advanced seed physiology of horticultural crops
5HSC-722Advanced molecular marker technology and mapping

Research program

Scope of research in the Department of Horticulture covers Production and Management, Physiology, Postharvest Technology, Biodiversity and Germplasm Conservation, Plant Tissue Culture, and Landscape Study and Survey. Special Research Project of the graduating undergrad students, Thesis Research of graduate students, departmental research under government financial support as well as in collaboration with private companies and non-governmental organizations are carried out as the major research activities of Department of Horticulture.

Department of Horticulture has its major activities in

  • the collection of indigenous vegetables, indigenous orchids, indoor plants and ornamentals, fruit trees, horticultural crop seeds and Myanmar mango varieties from different parts of Myanmar
  • the study of cultural practices of selected crops, on-farm horticultural crop production of local growers
  • the presentation and report of crop study trip, literature reviewing on selected topics and experimental findings

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