Realising the importance and foresightedness of the Haryana Government, His Excellency, the Governor of Haryana has approved the establishment of the Haryana State University of Horticultural Sciences (MHU) at village Anjanthali (Karnal) vide Act No. 32 of 2016, thus, the University came into existence on 28th November, 2016. The site for University is situated 21 km from Karnal on national highway number one leading to Ambala at a latitude on 300 N and longitude of 770 E. It is 146 km from Delhi and connected with Nilokheri Railway station.
Haryana is primarily an agrarian state and well known for the production and productivity of wheat and rice. It contributes significantly in grain reserve of the central pool. Since the country has achieved self-sufficiency in grain production and the time has come to think of nutritional security and aesthetic value which requires diversification of agriculture with special emphasis on Horticulture. Because its produce is rich source of fibre, vitamins and minerals which are required for sound physical and mental health.
As the national capital Delhi is surrounded by Haryana state from three sides i.e. North, South and West, its large area comes under national capital region. Therefore, the state has tremendous scope to avail the opportunity of selling its produce. Secondly, Haryana state is blessed with all the six season giving way for successful cultivation of sub-temperate, sub-tropical, tropical and dry land horticulture.