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

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Department of Seed Science and Technology


The department of Seed Science and Technology was established in the year, 1984 with the name seed technology and renamed in the present name in the year (2002). Prior to this it was a State Seed Testing laboratory of Govt. of U.P. established in 1963 and working under the administrative control of the Economic Botanist (Rabi cereal), Kanpur. This laboratory was rendering custom services for testing of seed for purity, germination, moisture, seed health and varietal identification through electrophoresis and other chemicals.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Sc. Agriculture
=> B.Sc. Forestry
=> M.Sc. Agriculture
=> Doctor of Philosophy

Research :

=> Technology generation for optimization of sieve sizes for lhigh recovery of quality seed in cereals, pulses and Oilseeds during processing funding agency NATP, PI, Dr. C.L. Maurya.

=> Studies on longevity of sunflower genotypes in different combination of moisture, humidity and temperature funding agency NATP, PI. Dr. Poonam Singh.

=> Two Research Scheme running

=> NSP (National Seed Project, STR), ICAR 75:25%.

=> DUS Testing of Linseed, mustard and wheat funding agency PPV & FRA 100%.(Nodal Officer Dr. C. P. Sachan)

Important facilities available in the department :

=> Experimentation : Excellent facilities for thesis , research work for the students are also available in all the major disciplines of Seed Science & Technology.

=> Laboratory : There are four well equipped laboratory in the department (Physical Purity, Germination, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Pathology Labs.) for practical, teaching and research work of students.

=> DUS Test Block : There are DUS test field block are available for research work of 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, meeting and other scientific conference.

=> Krishak Shabhagar : There are one farmer’s training centre in the department for conducting 50 farmers training in quality seed production and other related fields of Seed Science & Technology.

=> Computer facilities : The department has a Computer room with internet facilities. Lap top, Computer with LCD projector are also being provided in the department for effective teaching of PG students and presenting seminars. One T.V. set for running the Audio and Video cassettes of the subject matter is also available.

=> Department Library facility : The department has a very good collection of Latest books, journals and Thesis (M.Sc Ag. and Ph.D.). Books, journals and thesis are issued on loan basis to the students and teachers for abreacting their scientific knowledge.


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