Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

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Department of Agricultural Botany


Department of Agril. Botany established in the year 1970 under Post Graduate Institute, Akola. Since establishment this department runs M.Sc. (Agri.) degree programme in the subject of Agricultural Botany (Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Seed Technology and Biotechnology). Ph. D. Degree programme with specialization in Genetics and Plant Breeding as well as in Plant Physiology by course work and research was started from 1986.

Courses Offered

=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.) in Agrilcultural Biotechnology
=> Doctor Of Philosophy ( Ph.D.) in Agricultural Biotechnology

Research & Development / Topic


The research activities of the department are aimed at crop improvement include the development of new varieties suitable for Vidarbha region. The main crop improvement activities are mostly centered at the main campus at Akola. The research on rice, soybean, linseed, maize, mustard, sesame and bajra carried at Agril. Research Station at other locations as mentioned below.
Stations Crops:

=> ARS, Sindewahi and Sakoli Paddy
=> ARS, Buldhana Bajra
=> College of Agriculture, Nagpur Sesame, Linseed, Mustard, Maize
=> RRC, Amaravati Soybean


=> Plant Physiology
=> Cytology
=> Seed Technology
=> Genetics and Plant Breeding
=> Plant Bio-technology Centre
=> Field facility

Department of Botany avails all facilities of Crop Research units located in the jurisdiction of Dr. PDKV, Akola for post graduate student’s research.


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