Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnology involves traditional breeding techniques that alter living organisms, or parts of organisms, to form or modify products; improve plants or animals or develop microorganisms for specific agricultural uses. Agricultural biotechnology examines agriculture and therefore the wildlife, emphasizing the relationships between food production, the environment, science, and society.

With an insight of providing students, science and economic background rooted in both theoretical knowledge and practical experience, School of Biosciences, proposes a specialization program in Agriculture biotechnology. The course is a lab-extensive, hands-on learning program, with multi-faceted approach that allows the student to explore new applications in science and develop fresh perspectives about the way to address challenges in food production through changes in economics, production or diversification Agriculture biotechnology also delves into sectors including government policy development, farm production, environmental implications., Agriculture biotechnologists are adopted as Research associate, Product development, Agricultural Consultants, Marketing Analyst, Quality assurance officers etc.

The students also gets engaged with various profit and non-profit agencies working in the agriculture sector including, commercial businesses, crop physiology, plant breeding, biotechnology, environmental quality assessment,

Plant Pathology, Immunology, Medicine, Agricultural Engineering, Cellular Biology, Farm Consulting, Animal Science, Range land Evaluation & Management, Agrology Sales & Business Resource, Economy, Entomology Sales & Business, Resource Economy, Entomology, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Health Inspection, Water Resource Management, Pest Management & Biocontrol, Environmental Sciences, Waste & Compost Management.

This course is designed to incorporate basic elements of science with a variety of technology applications that are used to modify living organisms with special focus on plants, to make a student well versed and prepared to compete with the field expert.

Agriculture Biotechnology specialization curriculum
(For B.Sc. Biotechnology graduates)
Theoretical session 2nd Year 3rd Year
Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology Physiological stress resistance in crops
Crop improvement hybridization and plant breeding techniques Microbiological stress resistance in crops
Micropropagation and plant tissue culture technique and its application in agriculture. Potential applications of plant genetic engineering in crop improvement
Somatic hybridization, haploid production and cryopreservation. Achievements and recent developments of genetic engineering in agriculture.
Hands- On session Laboratory practicals Laboratory practicals
Industrial/ laboratory visit Visit to Industry Visit to Research Laboratory
Assessment Written Written
Practical Practical
80% attendance is compulsory 80% attendance is compulsory