The Department of Seed Science and Technology was established in the year, 1998.This Department offers two compulsory and one module courses to Under Graduate Students. Advance courses leading to M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. degree are also offered. Different students of M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D. are continuing their research programme on various aspects of Seed Technology especially seed invigoration, seed priming, pelleting, developmental pattern etc. The nature of physiological and biochemical activity have also been studied in grain filling period as well as seed deterioration at the stage of storage considering various agricultural and horticultural crops. The low cost protocol for large scale multiplication and production of hybrid seed and standardization of genetic transformation in rice are also included in the programme.
1. To strengthen undergraduate and Post-Graduate teaching, research and development programme related to Seed Production Technology and impart training for entrepreneurship in commercial seed production.
2. To initiate basic research related to the genetic purity and seed storage and Testing.
3. To conduct research on Seed Production, Seed Physiology, Seed Pathology, Seed Entomology, Seed Processing and Seed marketing of different field crops for improving the productivity.
4. Characterization of released and / or improved varieties/hybrids using morphological, biochemical and molecular markers for varietal identity and registration.
||Dr. Sanjib Kr. ChakrabortI
||Dr. Asit Kr. Basu
||Dr. Prabir Chakraborti
||Associate Professor & Head
||Dr. Amitava Dutta
||Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Bordolui