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
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
Daw Wai Wai Lwin
Ph.D. Candidate
Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
Daw Sabai Saw Shwe
Ph.D Candidate
Plant Biology Technology
Daw Naw Moe Ae War
Vegetable Science
U Kyaw Minn Swe
Daw The Su Hlaing
Assistant Lecturer
Ph.D.Candidate Horticulture
Daw Ei Hay Man Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate
Postharvest Horticulture,
Dr. Poe Nandar Kyaw
Assistant Lecturer
Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops,
Daw Ei Ei Mon
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 (B.Agr.Sc.) courses Credit Saving System 
No. Course Code Course Title Compulsory/Selective Credit Semester
1 HSC – 101 Fundamentals of Horticulture C 2 3
2 HSC – 102 Plant Propagation C/S 3 5
3 HSC – 103 Introduction to Tropical Horticulture S 2 4
4 HSC – 104 Vegetable Science C/S 3 6
5 HSC – 105 Fruit Science C/S 3 6
6 HSC – 106 Floriculture C/S 3 7
7 HSC – 107 Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops C/S 3 7
8 HSC – 108 Nursery Management and Production C/S 3 8
9 HSC – 109 Protected Horticulture C/S 3 8
10 HSC – 110 Horticultural Seed Production C 3 9
11 HSC – 111 Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping) C 3 9
12 HSC – 112 Organic and Sustainable Horticulture C 3 9
13 HSC – 131 Scientific Writing C 1 6,7,8
14 HSC – 132 Presentation Skill C 1 6,7,8
15 HSC – 133 Special Research Group C 8 6,7,8
16 HSC – 134 Special Field Assignment C 1 9
17 HSC – 135 General Agriculture C 3 9
18 HSC – 136 Internship C 7 10
  Undergraduate (B.Agr.Sc) Courses  Semester Based System For first year students
  • HSC-101: Fundamentals of horticulture
For second year students
  • HSC-211: Fundamentals of horticulture
  • HSC-221: Plant propagation
For third year students
  • HSC-311: Horticultural crops production (Vegetable + Flower + Fruit)
  • HSC-322: Introduction to postharvest horticulture and food science
For fourth year students
  • HSC-4110: Plant tissue culture
  • HSC-4111: Laboratory design and management
  • HSC-4112: Basic molecular biology
  • HSC-4113: Postharvest physiology and technology of horticultural crops
  • HSC-4116: Vegetable science and Seed production of horticultural crops
  • HSC-4210: Applied plant tissue culture
  • HSC-4211: Molecular marker technology
  • HSC-4203: Postharvest technology of horticultural crops
  • HSC-4201: Food science
  • HSC-4209: Nursery management and production
For final year students
  • HSC-5102: Organic and sustainable horticultural crop production
  • HSC-5101: Landscape ecology and design
Graduate Courses (Credit System) Postgrad Diploma
No. Course Code Course Title Credit
1 DH – 111 Plant Growth Regulators in Horticulture 3
2 DH – 112 Tissue Culture Techniques in Horticulture 3
3 DH – 113 Tropical Fruit Science 2
4 DH – 114 Production of Nursery Plants 2
5 DH – 121 Reproductive Physiology of Horticultural Crops 3
6 DH – 122 Commercial Vegetable Production 3
7 DH - 123 Vegetable Seed Production 3
8 DH – 124 Landscape Design 2
9 DH – 125 Flower Production 2
10 DH - 129 Seminar 1
11 DH - 230 Diploma Research and Dissertation 8
No. Course Code Course Title Credit
1 HSC – 601 Plant Growth Regulators in Horticulture 3
2 HSC - 602 Advanced Plant Propagation 3
3 HSC - 603 Fruit Science 3
4 HSC - 604 Commercial Vegetable Production 3
5 HSC - 605 Commercial Floriculture 3
6 HSC - 606 Reproductive Physiology of Horticultural Crops 3
7 HSC – 607 Orchidology 3
8 HSC – 608 Post-harvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops 3
9 HSC - 609 Improvement of Horticultural Crops 3
10 HSC – 671 Special Problem 2
11 HSC – 681 Seminar 1
12 HSC - 699 Master’s Research 16
No. Course Code Course Title Credit
1 HSC-711 Plant tissue culture development and biotechnology  
2 HSC-712 Postharvest technology of horticultural crops  
3 HSC-713 Ecophysiology of horticultural crops  
4 HSC-721 Advanced seed physiology of horticultural crops  
5 HSC-722 Advanced molecular marker technology and mapping  



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
Onion experimental field of undergraduate students Joint-research of Horticulture Department and YARA Fertilizer Co. on fertilizer applications in Cauliflower (Undergraduate Research)

Vine-crop productions practiced by undergraduate students

Faculties and graduate students in a visit to a chilli farm

A graduate research in a protected house

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