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DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING

The Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding aims to create novel genetic lines that have disease and insect resistance, better quality, higher yields, more tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses and, ultimately, better consumer acceptance. Experts aim to integrate all areas of agriculture science to increase production that will be more profitable for the producer and be safe for the environment.

The researchers also aim to manipulate the genetic make-up of many crops to improve their heredity and genetic functions with the aim to disseminate improved germplasm for the benefit of society.

The Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding serves as the focal point for many crop improvement disciplines. The expertise of research in the area ranges from fundamental plant genetics and molecular biology to applied statistical concepts

The courses offered under this department such as Fundamentals of Genetics, Principles of Plant Breeding and Principles of Seed Science and Technology highlights the basics as well as the recent national and international research achievements with the aim to direct  the  attention of students towards independent entrepreneurship or develop moral and social  awareness towards Indian farmers

The researchers also aim to manipulate the genetic make-up of many crops to improve their heredity and genetic functions

The expertise of research in the area ranges from fundamental plant genetics and molecular biology to applied statistical concepts