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Department Of Plant Pathology


Plant Pathology is the major discipline in Agriculture course. The department is functioning from the year 2016.Plant Pathology department offering six (6) courses with 14 credit hours for B.Sc (Hons) Ag students. The department is teaching Plant Pathology and Agricultural microbiology courses viz., AMBE-101, PATH-171 for first year students, PATH-271 for second year students, PATH-371, PATH-372, PATH-373 for third year students, RAWE programme and AELP module for final year students. The department teaches about the pathogen identification (Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses, Viriods, Phytoplasmas, Protozoa, Nematodes and Parasitic higher plants), Classification of plant pathogens, life cycle of plant pathogens, disease etiology, disease development and incidence, plant disease resistance, epidemiology, disease management and its economic impact.

Department of Plant Pathology Course

Sl.No Course.no Title of the course Credits
1 PATH 171 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology I Plant Pathogens – An Introduction) 3(2+1)
2 PATH 271 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology II (Plant Pathology Principles) 2(1+1)
3 PATH 371 Diseases of Field and Horticultural 3(2+1)
4 PATH 372 Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II (Horticultural Crops) 2(1+1)
5 PATH 373 Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management 2(1+1)

Department of Plant Pathology Faculty

Sl.No Name Designation Education Experience
1 Dr. G.R. Ramaswamy Professor & Head M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D., FSPP Mycology and Plant Pathology 38 Years
2 Mr. A. Chowdappa Asst. Professor M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D. Plant Bacteriology 3 Years
3 Mrs. K. Vidya Sri Asst. Professor M.Sc.(Ag.), Mycology and Plant Pathology 6 Years
4 Mr. Satheesh Naik Asst. Professor M.Sc.(Ag.), Mycology and Plant Pathology 1 Year