Department of Genetics
The Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Department of Genetics and plant breeding is an exciting and ever green subject on account of its relevance at the time of Climate change and narrow downed genetic diversity in cultivated crop species. It is a compulsion particularly for agricultural graduates to understand the fundamental genetic principles to opt out various carrier option from perusing higher studies in the same field as well as to choose options in other fields like Biotechnology, Bioinformatics , biochemistry and conservation biology . Our department focuses on teaching and practical aspects of Transmission Genetics, cytogenetics and advanced molecular genetics
With the advent of Molecular techniques and Genome sequence information, the applications of this knowledge is just begun and future prospects are much promising, along with traditional breeding approach the New breeding techniques (NBT) which is aided with DNA Markers improves accuracy to develop new varieties to suit not only different climatic conditions but also agronomic traits with farm mechanisation friendly traits.
It is time for the new generation Geneticists and plant breeders to improve advanced crop varieties with broad insect pest and disease resistance to avoid frequent pest and disease outbreak, the changing climate has unforeseen consequences of emerging minor pest into major pest and sudden outbreak.