About the Programme
The students under this programme can perform their research on various aspects of seed production, seed invigoration, seed priming, pelleting, developmental pattern etc. The nature of physiological and biochemical activity can also be pursued in grain filling period as well as seed deterioration at the stage of storage considering various agricultural and horticultural crops. The protocol for large scale multiplication of varieties, production of hybrid seed and standardization of breeding and molecular aspects will also be included in the programme.Course Objectives:
- To strengthen Post-Graduate teaching, research and development related to Seed Production Technology and impart training for entrepreneurship in commercial seed production.
- To ensure basic research related to the genetic purity, seed storage and testing under laboratory conditions.
- To create awareness on Seed Biology, seed Physiology, Seed Pathology, Seed Entomology, Seed Processing and Seed marketing activities in different field crops thereby improving the productivity. 4. Characterization of improved varieties/hybrids using morphological, biochemical and molecular markers for varietal identity, quality control and marketing.
The Department is well equipped with seed testing, seed sampling, seed germination instruments which are the ground for Seed Technology. Also, the students will have exposure to different crops right from sowing to harvest under field and polyhouse conditions.Industry link:
To impart vast knowledge to the students, Department is collaborated with ICAR- Indian Institute of Vegetables Research, Varanasi and ProFarm Pvt. Ltd., Telangana. We connect students to several private firms to acquire future opportunities.