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Genetics & Plant Breeding

Visions of the Genetics are learning (enhancing access to quality education), discovery (expanding knowledge through research) and engagement (collaborating with diverse institution, communities and people to improve live). Important research and technology developed by the departmental scientists and out put which has been used in the commercial application are: a) three photoperiod sensitive varieties of capsularis jute b) one olitorius jute variety c) one tomato variety by mutation breeding d) two rice bean varieties and e) one US patent pending on ‘Methods and composition for expressing multiple genes in plants by alternate splicing of a polycistronic message’. Major areas of research activities of our faculty members are on in vitro culture of tea, medicinal and aromatic plants for rapid micro-propagation and high secondary metabolites, identification of molecular markers linked with biotic and abiotic stress tolerant gene in greengram, blackgram, chilly etc., marker assisted breeding in rice and rice bean, genetics of plant –microbes interaction (specially of Phytophthora) and plant para- retro virus promoters. This subject is having eight seats for master degree in each year and four to five seats for doctoral programme at a time.
The subject Plant Breeding offers one compulsory and four advance courses to selected students in Under Graduate classes. Post Graduate courses are offered to M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D.. Out of PG programme, a good number of students conducted research in areas of breeding. Teachers of the Department are engaged in different ICAR and W.B. Govt. aided research projects as well as their own research activities including development of suitable baby corn, sweet corn and green maize lines and production technology, aromatic rice, forage corps, oil seed and pulses.

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1. Dr. Subhra Mukherjee Professor and Head
2. Dr. Bijoy Kumar Senapati
3. Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya Professor
4. Dr. Raghunath Sadhukhan Professor
5. Prof. Chandan Bhattacharya Professor
6. Dr. Prabir kumar Bhattacharyya Associate Professor
7. Dr. Anita Aich Associate Professor
8. Dr. Gouranga Sundar Mandal Assistant Professor
9. Dr. Sutanu Sarkar Assistant Professor
10. Dr. Joydeep Banerjee Assistant Professor
11. Dr. Sujaya Dewanjee Assistant Professor
12. Dr. Arpita Das Assistant Professor
13. Dr. Swarupananda Mondal Assistant Professor
14. Dr. Subhasis Samanta Assistant Professor
15. Dr. Anirban Maji Assistant Professor
16. Dr. Saikat Gantait Assistant Professor
17. Dr. Debashis Saren Assistant Professor
18. Dr. Tirthankar Biswas Assistant Professor

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