The department of Genetics and Plant Breeding was functioning since 2016 as one of the major departments in Sri Krishnadevaraya College of Agricultural Sciences, Ananthapuramu. The main objective of the department is to impart basic knowledge to the students on various aspects of genetics, cytogenetics, plant breeding, biotechnology, seed technology and their contribution towards crop improvement. This department is offering six courses for B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture viz., GPBR 111 (Fundamentals of Genetics), GPBR 211 (Fundamentals of Plant Breeding), GPBR 311 (Crop Improvement I), GPBR 312 (Crop Improvement II), GPBR 313 (Intellectual Property Rights) and GPBR 314 (Principles of Seed technology) as per guidelines of Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University, Andhrapradesh. This department is maintaining two separate labs i.e., Genetics and Plant Breeding Laboratory and Seed Science and Technology Laboratory. Further, each lab is sufficiently equipped with different instruments for carrying practical experiments of undergraduate programme. This department giving more emphasis to improve technical and practical skills of students by allowing them to operate instruments in the lab and to practice emasculation and crossing techniques of major field and horticultural crops. In addition, the department also aims to update information to students regarding recent released varieties, research activities and significant accomplishments in genetics and plant breeding.
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