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College of Horticulture, Bharsar

Prof. Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal
Dean, College of Horticulture, Bharsar

VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry,
Bharsar-246 123, District -Pauri Garhwal
Uttarakhand, India
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Prof. B.P. Nautiyal completed his master and Ph. D. degree from H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar, Garhwal. He started his carrier as Project Scientist in High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre, HNB Garhwal University and thereafter started working on medicinal and aromatic plants of high altitude region. He worked extensively on ecology, eco-physiology and cultivation aspects of Picrorhzia kurrooa, Rheum emodi, Aconites, Nardostachys jatamasi and several other important medicinal plants of Himalaya and his work got wide appreciation and cultivation of these wild species became possible. He joined Mizoram Central University, Aizawl as Reader in 2007 and worked there as Associate Professor, Head and Professor in the department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plant (HAMP) up to 2014. During his stay in Mizoram university, he worked on spatial planning for the development of Agro horticulture sector in Mizoram, R&D work on banana and other fruit crops as well on Cinnamomum verum for the evaluation of essential oil contents. He joined UUHF Bharsar in June 2012 and has served university as Dean, College of Horticulture, Finance Comptroller, Director Research and OIC of other centres besides working as Director, IMAP, Mehalchauri, Gairsain of the university. Prof. Nautiyal so far has published more than 130 research papers in international and national journals of repute and articles. Beside he is author/co author of 8 books on different aspects of botany, medicinal plants and horticulture and 3 manuals. His book on agro-techniques of high altitude medicinal and aromatic plants gained worldwide attention. To his credit, 12 students are awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision on various aspects such as forest ecology, alpine ecology and eco-physiology, taxonomy and ethnobotany, traditional medicinal knowledge, cultivation of MAPs, integrated nutrient management (INM) of fruit crops etc. He is a member of editorial boards of several journals including Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Trends in Horticulture etc. Prof. Nautiyal is a member of academic bodies of several universities and institutions and has served as a chairman /member of MAP Screening Committee, Mizoram and Public Service Commission Boards of various states.

College of Horticulture Bharsar is situated in the main campus of V.C.S.G Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. The scenic natural beauty of Garhwal region is world famous. This region of Garhwal is aptly named as Bharsar, which in local Garhwali dialect means fulfilled with abundant natural wealth. It covers an approximate area of 175 hectares consisting of 104 hectares of forest and 71 hectares of horticultural area. The altitude of Bharsar varies from 1800-2300 meters above mean sea level. Bharsar is located 57 km away from Pauri, the headquarter of district Pauri Garhwal on National Highway No. 121.

The climatic conditions of Bharsar are fairly cool over the years except harsh winter during the month of December, January and February, which is considered ideal for the production of quality temperate fruit and tree nut crops such as apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, kiwi, walnut, chestnut, hazelnut etc. The area receives adequate snow during last week of December to mid February followed by heavy precipitation during monsoon. There are ample sunshine hours and the growing period is long. Soils are basically sandy loam with a deep profile of 2-3 meter. Soil pH range from 5.0-7.5 on the agricultural lands and is less than 6.0 in forest area. There are enough natural water resources to fulfil the domestic and all agricultural irrigation requirements.


Bharsar was founded by an English man McMilan, who settled in the area around 1924. Subsequently, orchards of apple, pear, peach, plum, walnut etc were established in the area. In 1951, Mr. McMilan sold the area to the Department of Horticulture, Government of Uttar Pradesh from 1951 till the date of establishment of the college (June12, 2001). It remained under the control of Department of Horticlture, Uttar Pradesh on account of potential development activities that can be carried out here for the nearby hill region by horticulture, The government of Uttarakhand handed over the orchard to G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar for the establishment of College of Horticulture.
The College of Horticulture was established and inaugurated by Ex-Chief Minister, Government of Uttaranchal on June 12, 2001 and formerly handed over to G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar on the occasion of Secound State foundation day of Uttaranchal i.e November 9, 2002 in 2011 with the establishment of V.C.S.G Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, headquater at Bharsar, the College of Horticulture,Bharsar along with the College of Forestry, Ranichauri were handed over to University.


  • Human Resource Development in the area of Horticulture.
  • Technology development for improving horticulture production and post harvest management including processing and value addition.
  • Germplasm management.
  • Capacity building for entrepreneurship/self employment.
  • Dissemination of technologies for the benefit of farmers/ orchadists.


The Frontier areas of academics and R&D of the college include:-

  • Human Resource Development in the area of horticulture & agriculture.
  • Development of technologies for the improvement in Horticulture.
  • Capacity building for entrepreneurship/ self employment.
  • Dissemination of the technologies for the benefit of the region.

Production of genuine and quality planting material of different temperate horticulture crops along with important medicinal and aromatic plants.

  • College Buildings (3 Blocks)
  • McMullen House
  • Library
  • Computer Centre
  • Meteorological Observatory
  • Automatic Weather Station
  • Labs (Post Harvest Technology, Natural Resource Management, Plant Protection, Floriculture, Medicinal And Aromatic Plants, Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Tissue Culture, Mushroom, Agriculture Engineering, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
  • Fruit Nursery and mother blocks.
  • Orchards (Apple, Apricot, Plum, Peaches, Walnut, Hazel Nut, Pears)
  • Floriculture farm
  • Vegetable farm
  • MAP farm
  • Organic Block
  • Conference Hall
  • Hostels (Separate for Boys and Girls)
  • Guest House
  • Farmers Hostels
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Telephone Exchange
  • Dispensary
  • Primary school
  • Bank, Post Office And Public Utility Complex
  • Heli pad
  • Residential Blocks
S.No. Name of the Department Name of OIC Mobile No. Email ID
1. Vegetable Science Dr. Satish Chandra Pant 7895348615
2. Fruit Science Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Negi 6396877994
3. Floriculture & Landscape Architecture Dr. (Mrs.) Mamta Bohra 9410174857
4. Plantation crops, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Dr. R.S. Chauhan 9456738061
5. Food Science & Technology Dr. Sanjeev Verma 9997827812
6. Natural Resource Management Dr. Sandeep Upadhya 9027272955
7. Crop Improvement Dr. Satish Chandra Pant 7895348615
8. Basic & Social Sciences Dr. Anand Singh Bisht 8477039539
9. Entomology
10. Plant Pathology Dr. Vijay Kumar 9012426105

College of Horticultre, Bharsar offers 04 year degree (Hons.) Graduate in Horticulture and Post Graduate Programmes in the disciplines of Horticulture, Agriculture and Food Technology.


Courses Offered:-

Under Graduate Programme:- B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulure – 4yrs

Post-Graduate Programme:- The University offers Seven Post-Graduate programmes leading to Masters degree in :

  1. MSc. Horticulture (Fruit Science) – 2 years
  2. MSc. Horticulture (Vegetable Science) – 2 years
  3. MSc. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscape Architecture) – 2 years
  4. MSc. Horticulture (Plantation crops, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants) – 2 years
  5. MSc. (Food Technology) – 2 Years
  6. MSc. (Agri) Entomology – 2 Years
  7. MSc. (Agri) Plant Pathology – 2 Years

Every year the College admits a maximum of 82 students; 40 in undergraduates and 42 in postgraduate students. On an average, the college has around 238 students on its rolls, of which girl students constitute nearly 65 percent. The University admits the students to UG programme through Entrance Examination, based on the rank obtained in the common entrance examination.

The intake capacity of the students to the various degree programmes are as :-

Degree programme Annual intake capacity
Under graduate B.Sc. Horticulure (Hons.) 40
M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science) 6
M.Sc. Horticulture (Vegetable Science) 6
M.Sc. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscape Architecture) 6
M.Sc. Horticulture (Plantation crops, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants) 6
M.Sc. (Food Technology) 6
M.Sc. (Agri) Entomology 6
M.Sc. (Agri) Plant Pathology 6


S.No. Name Designation Discipline
1 Prof. Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal Dean Horticulture
2 Dr. Gargi Goswami Assistant Professor Agronomy
3 Dr. Kh. Chandrakumar Singh Assistant Professor Soil Science
4 Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Assistant Professor Fruit Science
5 Dr. Satish Chandra Pant Assistant Professor (Contractual) Genetics & Plant Breeding
6 Dr. S.S. Bisht Assistant Professor (Contractual) Biology
7 Dr. Rajendra Singh Chauhan Assistant Professor (Contractual) MAP
8 Dr. Sanjeev Verma Assistant Professor (Contractual) Microbiology
9 Dr.Pankaj Bahuguna Assistant Professor (Contractual) Basic Science and Humanities
10 Dr.Mamta Bohra Assistant Professor (Contractual) Floriculture & Landscaping Architecture
11 Dr.Vijay Kumar Assistant Professor (Contractual) Plant Pathology
12 Dr. Sanjeev Ravi Assistant Professor (Contractual) Plant Pathology
13 Er. Tejas Bhosle Assistant Professor (Contractual) Agriculture Engineering
14 Dr. Sandeep Upadhyay Assistant Professor (Contractual) Soil Science
15 Mr. Neeraj Malik Technical Officer Computer

Library centre of the College of Horticulture Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal is situated in central position among the College premises which ensures its accessibility to the teachers and students alike. Library stores knowledge in the form of books, magazines, journals, news papers and electronic bibliography database (e-books, CD Rom, OPAC, and CeRA) and thesis of M.Sc. students. The University Library College of Horticulture is providing quality services to the students, teachers and research scholar, supporting teaching, research and extension programs of the University.

The total membership of the library has been reached to 325 that include 250 UG and PG students, along with 75 staff members. University library is well equipped with internet facility.


Total Collection Details

  • Total Learning Resources = 5420 (approx.)
  • Total printed books including text books and reference books = 3929 (as per the accession register)
  • Total Gratis /Donated Collection (Print) = 332 (approx)
  • Total News Letter (Print) =35
  • Total Magazines (Print) = 20
  • Total Journals (Print) = 15
  • Total Bound Journals (Print) = 205 (as per the bound journals’ register)
  • Total Newspaper (Print) = 03 (English & Hindi)
  • Total thesis Collection = 81 Print and 81 CD


Reprographic service: The library provides reprographic facility to the students and faculty, photocopy services is one of the important services offered by the library, photocopying service is provided to users on payment basis for reference materials like periodicals, books and notes etc.

Internet Facility: The library is connected to the through LAN (Local Area Network) connectivity as well as broadband connectivity.  The library has four desktop computers, students and faculties are welcome to use their laptops in the library.

Reference Service: Reference service are the personal assistance offered to the users to help them to define and identify correctly, bearing in mind how He/She intends to use the information, reference service it provides necessary assistance to users in locating information of their choice.

Book bank service: Library provides book bank facility to the students and faculty of the College. The book bank has a separate collection of books other then the library books.

Online Content Access: College library subscribes online journals on different subjects through CERA by LAN connectivity.

Offline Database: Separate CD- ROM databases are procured by the library and made accessible to the users for reference purpose.