Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding

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Head of Department: Prof. Shailendra Sharma

The department of Agricultural Botany was established in 1969, initially to impart education to M.Phil. (a pre-requisite for Ph.D) students with specialization in the field of Genetics & Plant Breeding (including Biometrics Genetics and Cytogenetics). Regular M.Sc. Ag. program was started in the year 1980. In the light of the tremendous advances made in biological sciences all over the world, as also the requirement of this region, the courses and research priorities have been accordingly modified. Courses of current scientific importance like Application of Computer Technology in Agriculture and technology in crop improvement are also included in M.Sc.Ag. program. The department has well equipped laboratories for conducting research in front line areas like Crop Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics. It has also very good farm facilities for conducting field research. The department has so far organized two international symposia on Crop Biotechnology and has conducted 3 training courses to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the field of Molecular Biology. The students of the department have shown good performance in ARS, CSIR-JRF/NET, GATE and have obtained various scholarships from various agencies. Several students of the department are presently occupying important positions in both public and private sector organizations.

The department of Agricultural Botany was established in 1969, initially to impart education to M.Phil. (a pre-requisite for Ph.D) students with specialization in the field of Genetics & Plant Breeding (including Biometrics Genetics and Cytogenetics). Regular M.Sc. Ag. program was started in the year 1980. In the light of the tremendous advances made in biological sciences all over the world, as also the requirement of this region, the courses and research priorities have been accordingly modified. Courses of current scientific importance like Application of Computer Technology in Agriculture and technology in crop improvement are also included in M.Sc.Ag. program. The department has well equipped laboratories for conducting research in front line areas like Crop Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics. It has also very good farm facilities for conducting field research. The department has so far organized two international symposia on Crop Biotechnology and has conducted 3 training courses to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the field of Molecular Biology. The students of the department have shown good performance in ARS, CSIR-JRF/NET, GATE and have obtained various scholarships from various agencies. Several students of the department are presently occupying important positions in both public and private sector organizations.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing regular programmes of study :

Post-Graduate Course

About Program

It is a two–year (four semesters) full time course in CBCS mode. It includes 16 theory courses (4 in each semester) and four practical courses (one in each semester) with an open elective in any two semesters. Besides course work, all M.Sc. (Ag.) students are required to complete their thesis based on the research work conducted in the Department


Duration

2 Years (4 Semester)


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Eligibility Conditions

Four years bachelor‟s degree in Agriculture with 50% marks in the aggregate for Gen/OBC candidates.

About Programme

It is a two semesters programme for M.Sc. Ag./M.Sc. (Genetics and Plant Breeding/Ag. Botany/ Botany/ Biotechnology/Seed Science) students.


Duration

2 Semester Programme


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Eligibility Conditions

Master's degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding/Agricultural Botany/ Botany/ Biotechnology/Seed Science with 55% marks. Bachelor's Degree with an aggregate of 55% marks, and second division in Intermediate examination; or 50% marks in bachelor‟s degree as well as Intermediate examination separately.

About Programme

The department has facilities for research work leading to Ph.D. degree. The areas of specialization include Plant Breeding and Biometrical Genetics, Crop Biotechnology and Genomics Bioinformatics, Abiotic and Biotic Stress, Molecular Virology, Seed Technology, Cytogenetics, Induced Mutations and Agricultural Nanotechnology.


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Faculty

Head

Shailendra Sharma

Professor & Head

M.Sc. (Biotechnology), N.E.T., G.A.T.E., Ph.D.

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Professor

P.K. Sharma

Professor

M.Sc. (Ag), M.Phil., Ph.D., NET

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Shailendra S. Gaurav

Professor

M.Sc.(Ag.), N.E.T, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Rahul Kumar

Associate Professor

M.Sc.(Ag.), N.E.T. ,M.Phil, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Sachin Kumar

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D.

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Dharmendra Pratap

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Biotechnology), N.E.T., G.A.T.E., Ph.D.

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Emeritus Professor

P.K. Gupta

Emeritus Professor

M.Sc. (Botany), Ph.D., FNA, FNASc.,FNAAS

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S.P. Singh

Emeritus Professor

M.Sc.(Ag.), M.Phil, Ph.D.

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H.S. Balyan

Emeritus Professor

M.Sc. (Botany), Ph.D., FNA, FNASc.,FNAAS

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Syllabus

Course NameDownload Syllabus
M.Sc.Ag.(Plant Protection)
M.Sc. Ag. (Genetics and Plant Breeding) Programme (CBCS)

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    M.Sc. Ag. (Genetics and Plant Breeding) Programme (CBCS)
    No. of Seats

    15


    M.Phil. Programme
    No. of Seats

    10