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 – 101 Fundamentals of Horticulture2C3
2HSC – 102 Plant Propagation3C/S5
3HSC – 103 Introduction to Tropical Horticulture2S4
4HSC – 104 Vegetable Science3C/S6
5HSC – 105 Fruit Science3C/S6
6HSC – 106 Floriculture3C/S7
7HSC – 107 Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops3C/S7
8HSC – 108 Nursery Management and Production3C/S8
9HSC – 109 Protected Horticulture3C/S8
10HSC – 110 Horticultural Seed Production3C9
11HSC – 111Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping)3C9
12HSC – 112 Organic and Sustainable Horticulture3C9
13HSC – 131 Scientific Writing1C9
14HSC – 132 Presentation Skill1C6,7,8
15HSC – 133 Special Research Group8C6,7,8
16HSC – 134 Special Field Assignment1C6,7,8
17HSC – 135 General Agriculture3C9
18HSC – 136 Internship7C9
19HSC-4110 Plant Tissue Culture3C10
20HSC-4111 Laboratory Design and Management3
21HSC-4112 Basic 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 – 601 Plant Growth Regulators in Horticulture 3
2HSC – 602 Advanced Plant Propagation3
3HSC – 603 Fruit Science3
4HSC – 604 Commercial Vegetable Production 3
5HSC – 605 Commercial Floriculture 3
6HSC – 606 Reproductive Physiology of Horticultural Crops 3
7HSC – 607 Orchidology 3
8HSC – 608 Post-harvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops 3
9HSC – 609 Improvement of Horticultural Crops 3
10HSC – 671 Special Problem 2
11HSC – 681 Seminar 1
12HSC – 699 Master’s Research 16


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