The Department of Horticulture was established soon after the B.Sc. (Ag.) degree (two years) programme was approved by the University of Allahabad in the year 1932 under the guidance of Prof. W. B. Hayes. Besides teaching and research activities, extension activities related to fruit growing and its fundamental principles are undertaken. The post-graduate programme in horticulture leading to M.Sc. (Ag.) degree was started in 1970; thereafter the
departmental activities were further enhanced when B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture was started in 2011. Now postgraduate courses in fruit production and post harvest technology, vegetable science, floriculture and landscaping are also being offered and also Ph.D. programmes in fruit production and post harvest technology, vegetable science, floriculture and landscaping.