Horticulture Training Centre (HTC) was operated at Central Polytechnic, Madras and it was transferred to the Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops and shifted to Madhavaram in the year 1981 Vide G.O. Ms. No. 1567, Agriculture Department Dated 02.07.1981 offering “Two Years Diploma in Horticulture Course”
Initially, 20 students per academic year were admitted for each of the above courses. Then, six months and one year courses were abolished and the number of students were increased from 20 to 40 for the diploma course as per G.O. Ms.No.500 Agriculture (HII) Department dated 06.08.92 .
During the year 2009, Horticulture Training Centre (HTC) was upgraded as Tamil Nadu Horticulture Management Institute Under the scheme of NADPvide G.O. Ms. No. 224 Agriculture (AP1) Department Dated 16.10.2009.
There were 853 students awarded with two year Diploma course from this institute till date. The students awarded with Diploma in Horticulture from this institute are employed as Assistant Horticulture Officers in the Department of Horticulture and plantation Crops and Assistant Technical Manager under ATMA (Agriculture Technology Management Agency) scheme in Tamil Nadu Government.
This Institute is taking previlage that more than 500 students have successfully passed in Assistant Horticulture officer competitive Examinations conducted by TAMILNADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION and appointed as Assistant Horticulture Officers in various districts of TamilNadu in the year 2018 & also recruited as AHO’s in Puducherry union territory.
They are also being placed Garden Supervisor in Greater Chennai Corporation, Delhi Corporation and some other biggest city Corporations in India working as field Officers, Garden Mangers, Landscaping Horticulturists and Marketing Executives in the Private Farms, Seeds, Fertilizer and Plant Protection Chemical companies.
The famous industries like Ford, Hundai, Giant Gopin, Mahendra City, Nissan and other leading industries are being landscaped and maintained by these institute students. Our institute alumni students are also working as technical assistant at leading cut flower production units at Hosur and also working as Garden Supervisors in many abroad countries like Singapore, Oman, Kattar, UAE, Malaysia etc.
Five of our alumni students are working as project assistant at M/s. Masterplan Landscape Architects, Chennai and ten of our alumni students are employing as project assistant at M/s. Plantscape, Chennai.
Apart from Employment opportunities the students completing this course were becoming huge Entrepreneurs and offering more employment opportunities to other peoples.
INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES AVAILABLE
F. TRAINING BLOCKS
|1||Lecture Halls||2 Nos of Lecture Halls with an extent of 42.6 Sq.Mt each|
|2||Laboratory||One Computer Laboratory with 40 DTP Computers|
|Library||One Library Room with an extent of 642.6 Sq.Mt (A good collection of Various books numbering about 300 are available)|
|4||Students Hostel||20 Rooms|
|5||Kitchen and Dining Rooms||-|
|6||Farm Office Cum Godown||-|
|8||Staff Room||1 Staff room|
|1||Ground Floor|| 2 Lecture Halls with LED Projectors
1 principal Room
1 Reprography Room
2 Staff Rooms
|2||Ist Floor|| 2 Dormantries for staying Of Trainees
1 Store Room
1 Dining Room
|2||IInd Floor||As per the Instructions of Agriculture Production Commissioner & Secretary to the Government it was being utilized as Girls Hostel.|
SYLLABUS AND CURICULLUM
The Syllabus followed by TNHMI is based on Tamilnadu Agriculture University curriculum with a duration of 2 years (4 Semesters) with credit System with English has Medium of instruction.