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Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding

The Department of Agricultural Botany at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore is one of the oldest in the country started at Hebbal in 1965 by the then Government of Mysore to engage teaching, research and extension activities in field crop improvement. Later on the department was renamed as Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and shifted to the new campus GKVK, Bangalore.

The major mandate of the Department is teaching of Under Graduate and Post Graduate students of Agriculture. Three courses are being offered to B.Sc. (Agri.) viz. GPB 101-Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics, GPB 201- Principles of Plant Breeding, GPB-301- Breeding of Field Crops. One course is offered to B.Sc. (Marketing and Cooperation) viz., GPB 305 – Fundamentals of Genetics, Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding, in addition to Rural Work Experience Programme (RWEP).

Post Graduate programs include M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. Over 315 students have completed Masters and 90 Ph.D. as of 2006. Many students have been ICAR fellowships for M.Sc. and Jawaharlal Award for excellent Ph.D. thesis work.

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Bangalore, Karnataka
India

 

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