Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology (CSUAT), Kanpur

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Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Department has the distinction of producing renowned National and International level scientists from the very beginning. The recipient of “World Food Prize” Dr. S.K. Vasal has been the student of this department who received his M.Sc. (Ag) degree in 1959. His work on “Quality Protein Maize (QPM)” is globally recognized. Renowned personality “Padam Bhushan” Dr. R.B. Singh has also been the student of this department during 1958-60. He held the key positions of ADG, FAO; Director, IARI, New Delhi and Chairman, ASRB.

Education :

The department imparts teaching at the B.Sc. (Ag) Hons., B.Sc. (Forestry), M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D. level programmes. At masters level 13 and at Ph.D. level 3 students are admitted every year. At U.G. level teaching is being imparted for four courses of B.Sc. (Ag) Hons. and three courses of B.Sc. (Forestry). Besides teaching, the the M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D. students are also being guided by the competent faculty of the department for their thesis research programmes. For specific programmes of crop breeding, the expert scientists of various crops have been associated to teach the M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D. students.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Sc. Agriculture
=> B.Sc. Forestry
=> M.Sc. Agriculture
=> Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genetics

Important Facilities Available In The Department :

=> Experimentation :- Excellent facilities for the thesis research of students are also available in all the major field crops.

=> Laboratory:- There are three well-equipped laboratories in the department for teaching and research work of students.

=> Crossing Block :- There is one crossing block in the department for making crosses in different field crops by M.Sc.(Ag) and Ph.D. students.

=> Seminar-cum-Conference Room :- There is one seminar-cum-conference room in the department for conducting the seminars of the students, Departmental RAC meetings and other scientific conferences.

=> Computer facilities :- This department has a Computer room with internet facility. A lap- top computer with LCD projector is also being provided in the department for effective teaching of PG students and resentation of seminars. A T.V. set for running the Audio and Video Cassettes of the subject matter is also available.

=> Departmental Library Facility :- The department has a good collection of old and latest books. M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D. theses are also maintained in the department. Books and theses are being issued on loan basis to the students and teachers for abreasting their scientific knowledge.


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