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Genetics and Plant Breeding and Seed Science & Technology


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 department offers courses on Genetics and Plant Breeding, Seed Science & Technology and Biotechnology to undergraduate students in the field of agriculture. 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.


1. To teach undergraduate students so as to make manpower available in the field of Genetics and Plant breeding.

2. 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.

3. To update information to students regarding recent released varieties, research activities and significant accomplishments in genetics and plant breeding.

4. To transfer the agro-technologies and skills to the farmers.

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and Seed Science Course

Sl.No Course.no Title of the course Credits
1 GPBR-111 Fundamentals of Genetics 3(2+1)
2 GPBR-211 Fundamentals of Plant Breeding 3(2+1)
3 GPBR-311 Crop Improvement-I (Cereals, Millets, Pulses and Oilseeds) 2(1+1)
4 GPBR-312 Crop Improvement-II (Fibres, Sugars, Starches, Narcotics, Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers) 2(1+1)
5 GPBR-313 Intellectual Property Rights 1(1+0)
6 GPBR-314 Principles of Seed Technology 3(2+1)
7 ELCT-315 Commercial plant Breeding 3(1+2)

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and Seed Science & Technology Faculty

Sl.No Name Designation Education Experience
1 Dr. G. Govardhan Asst. Professor & Head M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D. Crop Improvement 7 Years
2 Dr. Bhaganna Haralayya Asst. Professor M.Sc.(Ag.),PGD(IPR) 4 Years
3 Ms. K. Bhanu Rekha Asst. Professor M.Sc. (Ag.) Genetics 7 Years
4 Ms. N. Lakshmi Pallavi Asst. Professor M.Sc. (Ag.) Genetics 3 Years
5 Dr. B. Venkatesh Asst. Professor M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D. Seed Quality 6 Years